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Gizmo Youth Award Photo Pat Fisher

‘Gizmo’ under threat

There was an article in the Hastings Observer about a place called Gizmo in St Leonards possibly closing down due to lack of funding. I didn’t know too much about it, writes Philip Oakley of Philip Oakley Illuminations, but went round to see Pat Fisher yesterday. She started ‘Gizmo’ 12 years ago.

Posted 14:46 Wednesday, May 13, 2015 In: Community Arts Tags: , , ,
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The Language of Green

The Language of Green is a show by SoCo Artists, a professional group of artists based in East Sussex, in the Crypt Gallery at St Mary in the Castle. Roz Cran, a member of the group, reports.

Papergirl World Photo by Just

PAPERGIRL project comes to Hastings!

The Papergirl project, where original artwork is spontaneously distributed to unsuspecting members of the public, is a brilliant innovation, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick, which has now been brought to Hastings thanks to local resident and artist, Erin Veness.


Professionally Made : Professionally Paid

Equity – the union for performers and theatre workers – has launched a new year-long campaign highlighting the problem of low or zero pay for artists and theatre practitioners in the UK, writes HOT’s John Knowles, a local Equity member.

Posted 14:15 Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015 In: Community Arts Tags: , , , , ,
Mystery guest procured by Christine Nash

Many of you will have met Talullah, the twelve-foot-high mermaid who cheerfully makes an annual appearance at Jack in the Green. Now her creators, Radiator Arts, have come indoors – the weather’s getting cold – and will be hosting a totally unique event in the Stade Hall. HOT reporter and Radiator Arts member, Cathy Simpson, hops onto a snow plough and reveals more.


Craftivists – the folk who combine craft with activism

Posted 13:55 Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 In: Community Arts Tags: , , ,
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Pop-up women take over corner of museum

The Women’s Pop-Up Museum will be holding a community launch event on November 29 at 11am at Hastings Museum. Bev Jenkins reports.

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Let’s Do Business – an invitation to scare the Suits!

Each year FAT Promotions take part in the Let’s Do Business

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