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Third Call Out Hastings Fringe 2017. Photo Steve Scott

Third Call Out: Get on Board for Hastings Fringe 2017 at The Stables Theatre and Arts Centre

Do you want to take part in the newest, boldest performing arts festival in Hastings? 

St Clement, Old Romney. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Land Marks: Art in Romney Marsh – where the great outdoors steps inside

Art in Romney Marsh is a truly special part of the acclaimed Coastal Currents, where site-specific works of art and performances take up their places in six medieval churches across the Marsh. In truth, the works of art cannot be divorced from the churches which house them, or the wetlands which provide both context and backdrop. As Martin-Paul Everett, one of the featured artists, observed: “The churches are the real stars here… you can’t really compete with them”. HOT reporter Cathy Simpson made the pilgrimage and pauses for reflection.

Hastings Fringe

Stables doors open to Hastings Fringe Festival

The Stables Theatre will hold the inaugural Hastings Fringe Festival in September. Hastings Online Times sent reporter Zoya Mathison to meet the founder – actor, writer and director – Heather Alexander to find out more.

the lights are on

The lights are on (but nobody’s home)

The Lights Are On is an installation of five artists’ explorations of their experiences of mental illness and their struggle for survival in an increasingly complex and mentally challenging world. HOT’s Xaverine Bates, one of the artists, explains more.

Mystery guest procured by Christine Nash

Many of you will have met Talullah, the twelve-foot-high mermaid who cheerfully makes an annual appearance at Jack in the Green. Now her creators, Radiator Arts, have come indoors – the weather’s getting cold – and will be hosting a totally unique event in the Stade Hall. HOT reporter and Radiator Arts member, Cathy Simpson, hops onto a snow plough and reveals more.

Jennifer Baird: Jungle Spirits and Humming Bird

Hastings IS the ideal landscape

Hastings Arts Forum is currently showing two exhibitions: The Ideal Landscape (Nigel Oxley and Claudia de Grandi) and West Indies to West Hill (Jennifer Baird). The images in each are very different – but they are nevertheless linked by the common theme of ‘journey’. West Indies to West Hill charts Jennifer Baird’s spiritual and geographical transition from the wild rain forests of Tobago to the quirky eccentricity of Hastings; The Ideal Landscape provides a visual documentation of Nigel Oxley’s journey to Snowdonia following a family bereavement. Claudia de Grandi celebrates the journey from pure painter to intaglio printer.

Ness Mann: Dive

Real Lives at the Kave

When Julia Andrews-Clifford and Ness Mann first met at a children’s group in Hastings, they had no idea of the exciting, shared journey ahead of them. Initially, they were overwhelmed by the number of parallel experiences they had in common, and their friendly chats soon evolved into a very creative partnership. The current exhibition at The Kave gallery, Real Lives, is a significant landmark in that journey. HOT reporter Cathy Simpson finds out more about their real lives and art.

Christopher Wood: The Bather

Jerwood Collection Revealed; In Focus: Alfred Wallis

No sooner has the Jerwood hosted a nude flashmob in the hope of attracting Spencer Tunick to Hastings, than it open its doors to Jerwood Collection: Revealed. This stunning exhibition celebrates the growth of the Jerwood Foundation’s small private collection into a major collection of 20th and 21st century British Art. The gallery also features a smaller exhibition – In Focus: Alfred Wallis. HOT reporter Cathy Simpson, accompanied by Assistant Curator Victoria Howarth, toured the exhibition.

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