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Wan’s writing on the walls – again

Kim Wan is a Hastings homeboy and one of the town’s biggest artists – in stature, as well as the size of his canvases and his reputation. HOT’s Erica Smith caught up with him just before Coastal Currents to find out about his latest venture re-decorating the Union Bar this Friday – and to learn about his spray-can happy past.

Posted 10:54 Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 In: Arts News Tags: Artist Erica Smith graffiti Hastings Kim Wan paint St Leonards Winchester School of Art
Reckless Sleepers - Guido Calamosca

Coastal Currents flows again

Coastal Currents first flowed into Hastings 15 years ago. It started small with artists opening their studios and has since evolved and swollen into an entertaining, surprising and intriguing festival. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was certainly impressed last year and, looking at 2014’s brochure, it looks as if the creativity is surging against the stuttery financial tide.

Posted 08:28 Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 In: Arts News Tags: Alice Anderson Christo Coastal Currents 2014 Dyke and Dean Hastings Jeanne-Claude Kate MccGwire Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Reckless Sleepers Roz Cran St Mary in the Csstle
Vince Ray

Rock and Roll Voodoo

HOT reporter Bevali Francis meets low-brow artist Vince Ray…

Posted 22:03 Sunday, Jun 1, 2014 In: Arts News Tags: Andy Tomkins Bevali Francis Low Brow Art Susan Diamond Tattoo art Vince Ray Voodoo art

Wembley to Soweto to Brazil

They’ve done it before and they’re doing it again.

Posted 17:57 Friday, Apr 25, 2014 In: Arts News Tags: 2010 World Cup 2014 World Cup David Westhead John Cole Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Magnum Photos Paraisopolis Sao Paolo Soweto
Lantern Light Roof

St Mary in the Castle announces Spring Season

One year on from reopening under the auspices of Buckswood School, St Mary in the Castle is going from strength to strength, writes Hannah Deeble. 

Posted 22:49 Monday, Mar 31, 2014 In: Arts News Tags: Buckswood dance Hastings Hastings and St Leonards lantern music roof st mary in the castle
Baker Mamonova Gallery

Baker Mamonova – from London, with love

Posted 13:34 Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 In: Arts News Tags: Baker Mamonova gallery Grace Vogiatzis Hastings Russian gallery St Leonards
Runway Walk West

Figures in the landscape

International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March couldn’t have been a better day – blue skies, sun and light winds – for  RUNWAY’s Walking West from Hastings to Bexhill. Organised by Roz Cran and Sharon Haward, this was the fifth initiative by Artists Without Studios, creating photographs of figures in the landscape. Dressed in black, as instructed, HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along for the walk.

Posted 07:31 Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 In: Arts News Tags: Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion Grace Darling Hastings international women's day Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Rosamund Cran Run Way women's refuge

RUNWAY invites you to Walk West

RUNWAY artists extends an invitation to WALK WEST, from Hastings to Bexhill, on International Women’s Day, Saturday 8 March. Roz Cran explains how the project, which supports the local women’s refuge, has developed over the years.

Posted 14:03 Monday, Mar 3, 2014 In: Arts News Tags: Domestic Disturbance Fairfield Church Folkestone Triennial Fringe international women's day Roz Cran Runway artists without studios Sharon Haward Walk West women's refuge
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