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The Big Draw at Hastings Arts Forum

Everyone can draw. Really, everyone. And that’s according to the much-loved illustrator Quentin Blake, who’s been saying this since he launched The Big Draw over thirteen years ago, writes HOT reporter John Cole.

Posted 13:41 Monday, Oct 7, 2013 In: Community Arts Tags: , , ,
Photo: Nick Weekes.

Knitting for change

‘Knitting for Change’ is a concept brought to life in the form of a knitted graffiti wall. The project, which was supported by Hastings Borough Council, is currently on display at Hastings Museum on Bohemia Road. The wall is made from donated wool and recycled knitted garments. The knitted installation was led by a mother/daughter collaboration, as the mother, Linda Moffatt, explains.

Posted 16:07 Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 In: Community Arts Tags: , , ,
St Leonards Festival and Big Day Out Saturday 13 July 2013

St Leonards Festival and Big Day Out

The question on everyone’s lips has been, “Will there be a St Leonards Festival this summer?” Now HOT’s Erica Smith can share the good news!

Active Arts Spin

Laugh, dance and actively support local arts

Local charity Active Arts have put together a fabulous line-up of live music and comedy for their benefit night at the Brass Monkey in Hastings this Friday, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Posted 16:39 Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 In: Community Arts Tags: , , ,
Past creations with Rebecca Child

Radiating style!

Hastings-based Radiator Arts is a well-loved community arts group comprised of highly creative, slightly quirky artists.  They are responsible for some of the spectacular, colourful events in the town – who can forget Dancing with Dabs at the Seafood and Wine Festival, the Umbrella Parade during Fat Tuesday week and, of course, Talullah the mermaid at Jack in the Green?  For years they have been holding workshops at community events and children’s centres – but now your kids have an opportunity to join in regularly at Radiator’s newly formed art club!

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Rye, Hastings and Rother area are getting their own television station, Entertainment Workshops Lottery funded to the tune of £247,000 it is a studio specifically run by young people for young people. HOT Reporter, Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to their open day to take a look.

Posted 18:22 Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 In: Community Arts Tags: , , ,
Hidden Youth

Young lives in black and white

It was good news to hear that photographs taken by a group of young people were exhibiting as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe. So HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to  the Hastings Museum to see how they fared against the professionals.

Flow by Cath Tajima Powell

Aeolian Flow

How many of you remember the West St Leonards Bathing Pool? I’ve only seen photos of it, writes Zelly Restorick, but I met someone a couple of days ago, who’d been there as a child. “It was an Olympic size swimming pool, filled with sea water,’ Janet Harding told me. ‘And there was a diving pool and in the winter, people used to roller skate around the outside of it. It was a place where people came together.”

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