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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.

Still from 'NoVoice No Choice' by Zelly Restorick and Thom Kofoed

HOT’s Erica Smith spoke to Zelly Restorick about a short animation she

Campaign For Better Transport conference

Former Tory Transport Minister condemns new road building programme

At a conference in Birmingham, campaigners against the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road combined forces with other groups and individuals, who also strongly object to the government’s plans to build a whole network of new roads throughout the country, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Ridge Fire Station

Still time to save Ridge Fire Station

The Ridge Community Fire Station is under threat of down-grading, due to spending cuts. If you think this shouldn’t happen, there’s still time to do something, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

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Barack Obama vs. the Flip Flop Man

The 2012 US Presidential Election as seen by our American in Hastings, photographer John Cole

Posted 11:58 Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 In: Campaigns
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