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Photo John Knowles

New OB Collective

Dawn Dublin and Erika Holland have left The Observer Building (OB)… and the reins have now been handed over to The OB Collective. Catching sight of posters around town, the team appear to have lots of  inspiring creative ideas – and have been working hard to transform the space, making their vision a reality. Zelly Restorick asks John Knowles about the plans to make The OB a hub for community theatre, cinema and arts.

Architect's rendering of the latest plan for the Observer Building – 2 storeys lower than the original design.

Making it all stack up

When Jeff Kirby came to Hastings for the first time last November to see the Observer Building ‘in order to help out a friend’, the rain was lashing horizontally and he stood opposite the building and shook his head. “My friend had bought the building and asked me to help him make it work. Nothing attracted me to the building – my first thought was to ring up my friend and tell him the best thing he could do was walk away.” HOT’s Erica Smith listens to how his attitude changed.

Mario Rossi at Hastings Observer Building

Breathing life into the Observer Building

It is always amazing to see how generous the Hastings and St Leonards-ites are with their time, energy and creativity to make things happen and improve life for people in the area.

Flash Mob outside Brookers in Norman Road, St Leonards, by Gemma Nwankwo & Natasha Hill

Watch this space…

Brookers, the hardware store in Norman Road finally closed its doors last week. The property, which was once a cinema, is up for auction.

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