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New OB Collective

Dawn Dublin and Erika Holland have left The Observer Building (OB)… and the reins have now been handed over to The OB Collective. Catching sight of posters around town, the team appear to have lots of  inspiring creative ideas – and have been working hard to transform the space, making their vision a reality. Zelly Restorick asks John Knowles about the plans to make The OB a hub for community theatre, cinema and arts.

idolrich shadow puppets workshop. Halton Heights, Hastings, UK.

Dreamcloth Puppetry open day

Want to learn more about the art of puppetry and how it can enhance creativity, health and wellbeing? Join Idolrich Theatre Rotto for a free day of activity, exhibition and performance on Saturday 24 April at Ore Community Centre. Nicci Talbot writes.

Posted 15:41 Monday, Apr 11, 2016 In: Community Arts Tags: , ,
Hastings 950 Tapestry

The new Hastings tapestry

Celebrating the people of Hastings 2016. 

Mayor Cllr Bruce Dowling opens the exhibition with a representative of Hastings Lifeboat on his left and members of Zoom Arts (photo: Robert Maxted).

Zoom Arts exhibition opens at Warrior Square station gallery with mayoral blessing

Zoom Arts is holding an exhibition this week at its gallery in St Leonards Warrior Square station. The beneficiary is the Hastings RNLI lifeboat station. Nick Terdre reports.

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Hermit – a life on the margins

Hastings has its own legendary hermit, John Hancox, who lived in a cave in Ecclesbourne Glen for around fourteen years until his death in 1904. Sadly, homelessness is becoming an increasingly important issue in society, and now local community arts organisation, Radiator, has joined forces with the local wellbeing centre, Seaview, to produce a unique event based on John’s life. HOT reporter Cathy Simpson talked to Rebecca Child, who is leading the project along with Mary Hooper and Hilary Turner.

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Will you vote for Skeletons Out Of The Closet?

The team at the Craftimation Factory, based in St Leonards-on-Sea, are asking for your vote to help secure funding for the Skeletons Out Of The Closet project. Janey Moffatt writes.

Posted 15:33 Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 In: Community Arts Tags: , ,
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Hastings Speaks

As part of the 1066 Roots celebrations, Hastings Speaks

Auction for the arts

Auction for the Arts

The Auction for the Arts is a ‘fairtrade’ fundraiser with equal shares of the proceeds being divided between the contributing artists and the New Independent Art School (NIASH), supporting local artists and helping to develop the arts and education programmes for the coming year at NIASH, located in Palace Court.

Posted 14:55 Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 In: Community Arts Tags: , ,
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