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The original time period for A Town Explores A Book 2020 was a three-week period over the Easter holidays. However, because Covid-19 precautions have currently put a stop to any outdoor art installations or public events, the festival span has been extended until the end of July. HOT’s Erica Smith gives an update of the different ways that H.G.Wells’ The Time Machine is being celebrated throughout May.

Posted 10:41 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: A town explores a book St Leonards

Robot comes to the rescue of art lovers

HOT writer Brian Hick enjoys a virtual trip around Hastings Contemporary’s current exhibition via robot – a UK first, as he explains. The gallery plans to roll out the innovative viewing facility for all, though it is first making it available to those who are vulnerable and at risk due to isolation. Photos by Will Barrett of Hastings Contemporary.

Posted 11:11 Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 In: Arts News

Prospect beautiful – Derek Jarman’s cottage

Happy news, A. Vasudevan writes. After a period of great uncertainty about its future, Prospect Cottage, Derek Jarman’s Dungeness home, has been saved, following the Art Fund’s £3.5 million fundraising campaign.

Posted 13:01 Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: Art Fund Derek Jarman Derek Jarman filmmaker Dungeness Jarman's cottage

Ida Haag’s parallel world on view at Hastings Arts Forum

A exhibition of recent work by Ida Haag opens at Hastings Arts Forum on 3 March, with a private view the following day. Brian Hick talked to the Swedish artist about the parallel world from which she draws her inspiration.

Posted 13:01 Monday, Feb 24, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: Brian Hick Hastings Arts Forum Ida Haag

It takes two artists to tango

On Sunday 1 March artists Khadija Khan and Jane Runchman have a pop-up show at Stade Hall. Erica Smith asked them why they decided to hang a show for one day only.

Posted 18:58 Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: Hastings Jane Runchman oil paint Out of the Darkness painting Peter Varley Stade Hall tango

Victor Willing retrospective at Hastings Contemporary

Victor Willing: Visions is the first major British retrospective of work by Victor Willing since his death in 1988. It is also the first gallery-wide exhibition at the new Hastings Contemporary. The 65 paintings, drawings and sculptures selected for display tell the story of a brilliant young talent at the Slade in the early 1950s, regarded by his contemporaries as the one to watch, writes Christopher Cormack

Posted 11:13 Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 In: Arts News Tags: Hastings Contemporary John McEwen Paula Rego Victor Willing

Last chance to see Hastings Tapestry

This weekend is your last chance to see the immersive exhibition showcasing the ‘Hastings Tapestry’, which has been commissioned for the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Dominika Hicks writes.

Posted 16:44 Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 In: Arts News

Hastings Storytelling Festival 2019

Hastings Storytelling Festival starts this weekend, with storytelling events for children, families and adults in Hastings, St Leonards and Battle.

Posted 08:06 Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 In: Arts News Tags: Hastings Storytelling Festival 2019
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