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HiFest is the first annual Hastings Illustration Festival taking place on Saturday 6 December at Sussex Coast College Hastings. It will be a celebration of all things illustration, as well as a fun, interactive, family-friendly event with talks, screenings, workshops, competitions, live drawing and stalls. HOT’s Erica Smith asked fabulous Hastings-based illustrators and co-organisers of the event Nina Cosford and Ali Graham to tell us more.

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Hastings Tarot Deck on show at Susan Diamond

Ella Guru has led a colourful life, and her paintings reflect her life experiences in psychedelic hues and magical realist compositions. From Thursday 4 December you have a chance to absorb her world view when her paintings of Tarot cards are on show at Susan Diamond’s boutique in Kings Road. HOT’s Erica Smith visited the artist to read her cards…

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One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved (that it should come to this) XVII. 2014.

In the realm of the unmissable

In a triumphant return to Hastings, the Chapman Brothers put on an epic show at the Jerwood Gallery which leaves HOT’s Chris Connelley gripped.

Blind Blake by Paul Marsh

Picturing The Blues

A pop-up exhibition Picturing the Blues showcases the work of Paul Marsh and will

Nick Snelling Painting

Sea, Pier and Splash Point

Local painter, crest-of-the-waves photographer and filmmaker, Nick Snelling, is exhibiting at The BlackShed Gallery, evolving his relationship with the sea, his camera and his paints and pallette. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked him some questions about his inspiration.

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Roger Blaker’s debut at the Fleet

Forty years after he began painting, Roger Blaker has his first show, at the The Fleet Gallery in St Leonards. Siobhan O’Hanlon went to see it and spoke to the artist.

Space interrupted Sharon Haward

Space interrupted

The gallery and previously hidden aspects of the Electro Studios Project Space will be fully utilized during Coastal Currents this year. In a series of projections, installations and interventions, four artists unveil work which takes a sideways look at both the suggestive qualities of the space and its immediate environs, writes Sharon Haward.

Richard Adams: End of August.

Open studio: Jane Beecham and Richard Adams

Jane Beecham and Richard Adams’ are holding an open studio in Rye. Siobhan O’Hanlon reports.

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