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Drawing for dementia

Classes that bring art ‘to life’ for residents at a Hastings care home can continue thanks to further funding from the Big Lottery Fund. Hastings Court on The Ridge has been running the classes, which use a life model, in collaboration with Hastings artist and author, Judy Parkinson, for just over a year.

Posted 01:52 Friday, May 5, 2017 In: Arts News Tags: Dr Paresh Malhotra Drawing for Life Hastings Court Janet Hemsley John Wollatt Judy Parkinson Mike Mitchell Sarah Overbury

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? 

An elemental journey

Elemental: 2 artists, 4 elements, 6 weeks, 8 women: an experiential exploration of the elements through movement, site-specific artworks and meditation. Create a visual memoir of your elemental journey through earth, air, water & fire – and discover what they mean to you. 

Posted 10:22 Tuesday, May 2, 2017 In: Arts News Tags: Clare Whistler Elemental Xaverine Bates

Creative Industries Federation manifesto

In the light of the call for a general election, Richard de Pesando, via Hastings Creatives Media Network, passed on this link to the Creative Industries Federation cross-party manifesto, highlighting the role and needs of the creative industries in the UK, suggesting that it’s worth a read. Knowing that Hastings and St Leonards is populated by many a talented creative, HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked him if she could share his words and the link with you. It’s not a long or complicated read – see what you think.

Posted 16:23 Friday, Apr 28, 2017 In: Arts News Tags: Creative Industries Federation Richard de Pesando

A new watercolours exhibition at Murmurations Gallery in Bexhill promises to add A Splash of Colour to the local area. Part of the gallery’s programme of ‘Mediums’ exhibitions running throughout 2017, this exhibition explores another fine art practice widely used by professional and amateur artists. Written by gallery owner,

Posted 07:44 In: Arts News Tags: Cliff Crawford Joe Nguyen Murmurations Gallery Peter Haslam Fax Susan Millar watercolour

‘Untitled (Miss.Ms.Other)’

Opening this Saturday: Hastings born and bred multi-media artist, Thom Kofoed, is holding a solo exhibition of his latest work in the Crypt at St Mary in the Castle. ‘Untitled (Miss.Ms.Other)’ is an exploration of the artist’s connection with strong female icons – and his evolving understanding of what it means to be a woman. Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 16:55 Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 In: Arts News Tags: Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait Art Rookie Artfund femininity Feminism fine art Thom Kofoed women

Fused glass art at Zoom’s St Leonards gallery

Fused glass artist Rachel Hoath has an exhibition starting on Monday 10 April in the Warrior Square station gallery. Zoom Arts, which has organised the show, fills in the background.

Posted 11:19 Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 In: Arts News Tags: cast glass Fused glass Illumination Klee Matisse New Pembury Hospital Rachel Hoath Van Gogh Zoom Arts

Hastings Fringe Festival needs you!

The Hastings Fringe Festival 2017, taking place over three weekends this September, is now in its third year and is planning a bigger, more successful festival. But volunteers are needed – come and join us! says Miranda Gavin.

Posted 10:52 In: Arts News Tags: Hastings Miranda Gavin performance performance arts festival Ray Gerlach St Leonards volunteers
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