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Stand In Your Power by Rebecca Youssefi

An exhibition in St Leonards with works of art by well-known local artists including Alan Wright, Rebecca Youssefi and Emily Johns offers the chance to buy your favourite artwork for what you think it is worth! Erica Smith went to eye up the talent.

CHV trees and sun

Plans for paving over nature

Are you aware that the current government plans on building 191 roads throughout England and Wales?, asks HOT’s, Zelly Restorick.

Posted 21:19 Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 In: Campaigns
Combe Haven Valley Badger Sett Eviction

Badgers evicted as Link Road contractors destroy setts

Local people have reported seeing badgers out and about during the day as Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) contractors start to destroy badger setts along the route of the Road. Badgers are nocturnal and would usually not come out in daylight.

Posted 16:38 Monday, Dec 10, 2012 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , , ,
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Wednesday 28 November saw developments about two iconic Hastings buildings, St Mary In The Castle and the former Observer Building on Cambridge Road.  The latter has been empty for decades and is the biggest derelict building in the town. Whilst the news about St Mary In The Castle looks potentially positive, campaigners from Hastings Trust expressed dismay at the relative lack of interest or action from Hastings Borough Council regarding the future of the Observer Building. HOT’s Built Environment columnist, Richard Hull, writing in an individual capacity, delves further into the depths of the arguments.

Banners for TUC march against the cuts 20.10.12; poster design by aardvark & logo design Elise Liversedge

Introducing the riart Grrrls: Hastings and St Leonards’ brand new feminist artists’ collective

Hastings & St Leonards has long had a history of feminism: brave, inspirational women committed to improving the lives of women in this town and beyond. It is also a hotbed of creativity: anyone who knows the impossibility of walking 100 yards in this town without bumping into an artist, many of whom are female, will agree with this. Ripe territory then for riart Grrrls: Hastings & St. Leonards’ first ever feminist artists’ collective. Xaverine Bates tells us how it is…

Combe Haven Art

Link road campaign gathers momentum

The campaign against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) continues to gather momentum with a series of events over the next three weeks, including public meetings in Hastings, Bexhill and Crowhurst, an art exhibition in St Leonards and a fundraising Ceilidh in Crowhurst. HOT’s Zelly Restorick  reports.

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Combe Haven Autumn

Artists and local residents draw together to stop link road

Campaigners against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) are organising a combined walk, lunch and art event (“The Vision of the Valley”) on Saturday 24 November, encouraging artists and local people to visit Combe Haven Valley, see how preparations for the Road are already affecting it and create their own paintings and drawings in response.

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