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Lockdown photo exhibition spotlights town’s resilience

A photographic exhibition recording the lockdown experiences of Battle residents has launched. The display of over 50 pictures This is Our Battle by local photographer Darren Buss is taking place in the open air, using the town itself as a gallery. Alison Steel, media contact for the exhibition, reports.

Posted 09:40 Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 In: Public Arts Tags: Alison Steel Battle Darren Buss English Heritage lockdown nhs Photography

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery reopens!

Hastings Museum & Art Galley returns with their post-lockdown exhibition called ‘Hastings Open 2020’, celebrating some of the region’s best artistic talent, alongside national and international work, writes HOT’s

Posted 16:07 Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 In: Public Arts Tags: Ben Urban Covid-19 safe attraction Ellen Prebble Flatland Project Hastings Museum and Art Gallery Hastings Open 2020 Kate Adams Kenton Lowe Monika Veriopoulus new exhibition Patrick Jones Project Art Works

Fun House Festival returns to St. Mary in the Castle

This summer St Mary in the Castle will once again play host to the Fun House Festival – an immersive event offering an array of arts and crafts workshops designed for kids and their families to have fun, relax and express their creativity. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

Posted 18:24 Friday, Aug 9, 2019 In: Public Arts Tags: Amazing Art Cart Fun House Arts st mary in the castle

A centenary celebration – 100 years of adult education

In 1919, the Report on Adult Education was published and served as a template under which adult education could flourish. To mark its 100th anniversary an open exhibition is being held on Friday 12 July at the White Rock Hotel, hosted by the Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill branches of the Workers Educational Association. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

Posted 21:26 Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 In: Public Arts Tags: Adult education Arts and crafts Creative Writing Nicholas Dent Photography Robert Tressell Watercolour painting WEA White Rock Hotel

Summer Fun at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

HOT family correspondent and intrepid Mum, Vanessa Alves, wants to spread the word about what’s happening locally during the school holidays. Here she writes about Hastings Museum and Art Gallery quickly becoming a safe haven for her family: “a lovely place to go, wandering around the collections, all very child friendly with lots of things for kids to dress-up in, colour-in and explore”. 

Posted 17:13 Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 In: Public Arts Tags: craft dinosaur day Emerald Ant family activities free event Hastings Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Iguanodon Kevin Graal outdoor theatre summer holidays

Automata on the Pier: a visit

HOT’s Vanessa Alves received an email from a friend telling her there was an Automata exhibition on at Hastings Pier and suggested it would be great for her boys. Here she writes up her experience of this fascinating exhibition.

Posted 08:56 Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 In: Public Arts Tags: Easter Holidays family Free Hastings Hastings Pier Vanessa Alves

Putting Dickens on the map this Easter

Expectations are high for the ATownExploresABook festival which launches on Good Friday with events and spectacles at 34 sites around St Leonards-on-Sea. HOT’s Erica Smith shares her inside knowledge with us and tips us off about egg-rolling on Easter Sunday.

What the Dickens is going on in St Leonards?

With St Leonards #ATownExploresABook18 festival opening on Good Friday, many of the twenty five local businesses involved are putting the final touches to their projects. HOT’s Erica Smith caught up with a few of the impressive explorations of Dickens’ Great Expectations taking place.

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