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Coastal Currents 2017

Our annual culture Fest, Coastal Currents is almost on us again. The time when strange things can turn up in Hastings – yes, even stranger than normal ­– animate the streets, puzzle onlookers, make us laugh, scratch our heads and visit places we don’t normally visit. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths spoke to Director Tina Morris about what was in store this year.

Posted 14:35 Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 In: Public Arts Tags: bottle alley Coastal Curents 2017 Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva Greig Bourgoyne Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lone Town Ray Lee st mary in the castle Tina Morris Zero

Call out to cartoonists and cartoon fans

Local residents and devotees of Hastings and St Leonards on Sea, Penny Precious and Erica Smith, have been – and are still – working their creative and innovative socks off to make the first Hastings and 1066 Cartoon Festival an event that everyone will remember. They’ve sent out a final call for cartoon submissions, announced a T Shirt competition and asked for volunteers on the BIG Day!

Posted 21:32 Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 In: Public Arts Tags: Erica Smith Penny Precious Ralph Bakshi Robin Knowles Royston Robertson The Last Days of Coney Island
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Arts and Cultural Development updates!

As we roll into 2016 full of optimism and enthusiasm, the Arts and Cultural Development Team would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy New Year and give you an update on their news. Heidi Hampson writes.

Posted 06:25 Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 In: Public Arts Tags: A picturesque guide book to Hastings & St Leonards (Cheeky Peek Publishing) Arts and Cultural Development Team Black Huts Festival Coastal Communities funding fat tuesday Our Machines exhibition Root 1066 The Creative & Tourism Mentoring Network The Hastings International Composers Festival Three Stages for Lazarus
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Make your own snow globe

Bexhill Museum closes for 2015 on Sunday and to celebrate another great year, there is a FREE family open day on Saturday 5 December 11am – 5pm with a chance to make a snow globe. Everyone welcome.

Posted 18:08 Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 In: Public Arts Tags: Bexhill to Bexhill Exploring Stuff Louise Kenward
Curious Projects

Does making help you think creatively?

Following the success of the ‘Thinking/Drawing’ exhibition last year,

Posted 15:45 Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 In: Public Arts Tags: Thinking/Making exhibition
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Your museum, your say

Culture Shift is working with Hastings Museum and Art Gallery to find out more about how we use the museum, by organising a creative consultation. They would like to invite you to an event to explore your ideas and views on the museum, now and in the future.

Posted 21:50 Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 In: Public Arts Tags: Catherine Orbach consultation Culture Shift Hastings Museum and Art Gallery Sharon Haward Your Museum Your Say
Red Ladies © -Jessica Jordon Wrench

Strange currents in odd places

End of August approaches and with it Hastings and St Leonards annual arts festival, Coastal Currents. Amazingly, now in its sixteenth year, it has been growing exponentially in size and character, attracting international groups and live events as well as supporting local artists. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to one of the curators, Tina Morris.

The Big Hoot

Bevali Francis interviews the very talon-ted artist and fellow Hottie writer Cathy Simpson about her recent involvement with Birmingham’s largest public art project to date – The Big Hoot.

Posted 13:29 Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 In: Public Arts Tags: Arts Bevali Francis Birmingham Cathy Simpson Hastings Online Times The Big Hoot
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