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Jerwood Gallery, the view onto the Stade courtesy Antony Mair

Love Architecture – Love Hastings!

As part of Love Architecture Week, the Jerwood Gallery are running an architecture ‘Grand Tour’ of Hastings and St Leonards on Saturday 29 June. This comes just when Jerwood Gallery has received a 2013 National Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects and  the whole town, Hastings, became one of the three towns shortlisted for the ‘Great Town’ section of the Academy of Urbanism 2014 Urbanism awards, putting it on par with Buxton and Cork. Time to open our eyes to the architectural heritage of Hastings, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Gaius Bell: Spawning Sockeye Salmon

Mostly Fish: Gaius Bell at Gill Gallery

Give a man a fish, the saying goes, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you get rid of him for a whole weekend. Teach a man to paint fish, and you get a vibrant, colourful show! HOT reporter Cathy Simpson attended the private view at Gill Gallery.



Posted 18:17 Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 In: Performance Tags: ,
The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company

Harlequin Goes To The Moon

By popular demand, The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company makes a welcome return to St. Leonards this summer with its unique brand of comedy. Expect an evening of pure entertainment with their brand new tale, ‘Harlequin Goes to the Moon’, which contains all of the usual ingredients that make their shows so entertaining. 


Adeola to headline on the Stade this Saturday

HOT’s Erica Smith sings the praises of one of Hastings’ rising stars.

Hastings and Bexhill City of Culture 2017

City of Culture handbook

The local creative community has responded enthusiastically to the council’s eleventh-hour decision to enter a bid for the City of Culture 2017 award.

Posted 15:19 Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: ,
Local residents share their own red carpet moment outside the Odeon. Some of them were extras in Byzantium. Look out for them in the cafe scene!

Lobbying works! The Neil Jordan film,

Posted 14:53 In: Film Tags: , , ,
Bayeux Tapestry showing Harold's demise

The Hastings and Bexhill bid to be UK City of Culture 2017 was submitted on 30 April, after getting a good send-off from several hundred pirates outside the town hall, including several councillors. But will it be Saxon and Norman soldiers rather than pirates that clinch a deal for a 950th  anniversary year-long celebration of the battle of Hastings? HOT reporter, Chris Cormack investigates the basis for our bid.

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