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Gates designed for the Peace Garden by Leigh Dyer

Peace in the Garden

The Peace Garden in Alexandra Park is a beautiful space, open to everyone. Somewhere to explore and sit, contemplate and ponder life – and now some new benches have been installed, which will only add to the overall serenity and sense of peace. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Charles Neal, Founding Chair of the Hastings Peace Garden Committee, about how the garden came into being and who has contributed to its evolution.

Crowhurst View

The Language of Green

The Language of Green is a show by SoCo Artists, a professional group of artists based in East Sussex, in the Crypt Gallery at St Mary in the Castle. Roz Cran, a member of the group, reports.

Behind the new bench, from left, Alan and Fiona Wright, mayor Cllr Bruce Dowling, deputy mayor Cllr Judy Rogers and Jake Bowers.

Peace bench dedicated in the sunshine

On a bright sunny day, with the breeze rustling the leaves in the surrounding trees, the new bench in Alexandra Park Peace Garden was unveiled last Sunday by the mayor. Nick Terdre was among the crowd.

Quaker Bench by Alan Wright and Jake Bowers

Hoping for peace…

Alexandra Park is like the lungs going through the centre of the town of Hastings. Next to the rose garden and running alongside the stream lies the Peace Garden. It was conceived as the result of a conversation between the late Kevin Murphy and Sally Cole on 12 September 2001. The garden is dedicated to: “Personal, community and world peace…” Fiona Rankine and Erica Smith tell us the story of the latest development in the Peace Garden.

FGM Angie Braven

SoCo Artists bring Relics and Rituals to The Crypt

RELICS AND RITUALS, a new show by SoCo Artists, in the Crypt of St. Mary in the Castle. Roz Cran, a member of this group, reviews the exhibition. SoCo Artists is an evolving group of professional artists, based in East Sussex which presents a challenging programme of exhibitions and events.

Jazz in the Park Ben White

Travels in creativity

Ben White’s exhibition at the Stables Art Gallery, Small Movements of The Heart, could equally be called Travels in Creativity. His watercolours, etchings, engravings, prints, 

Upper Wilting after the chainsaws. David Bastin

Documenting the destruction

A new exhibition in Hastings town centre by Artists and Combe Valley, an independent artists led group, captures the stunning Combe Haven Valley both before the trees were cut down late last summer to make way for the building of the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road (BHLR) and in the aftermath, writes Sylvia Worthy.

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.

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