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Artist’s response to Covid-19 goes viral

An appeal to promote buying art direct from the artist that began in Hastings four weeks ago has gone global. At a time when exhibitions have been cancelled and galleries closed, #artistsupportpledge is bringing income to artists who are struggling as the result of the global pandemic. Meet artist Matthew Burrows who created the hashtag which gives creatives a new way to sell their work.

Posted 21:20 Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: #artistsupportpledge Artist artist-support-pledge Gift Economy Hastings Matthew Burrows painter pledge

Charles Eisenstein: a post Covid vision

HOT’s Zelly Restorick recently bumped into a friend and her little daughter when at the local farm shop for supplies – and was told about Charles Eisenstein’s insightful and thoughtful vision for a post Covid world. Eisenstein is the author of books such as Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible.

Posted 19:02 In: Covid-19 Tags: Charles Eisenstein

Draw online with Rachel Glittenberg

St Leonards-based artist Rachel Glittenberg is one of several creators who have taken to running art classes online during the Covid-19 lockdown. Erica Smith caught up with Rachel to see how she has adapted from teaching painting classes at her studio to teaching an online drawing class every Monday morning.

Posted 18:01 In: Covid-19 Tags: Erica Smith Rachel Glittenberg

Huge community response helps people in lockdown

Huge numbers of selfless residents have stepped up to help isolated people cope with the Coronavirus pandemic. HEART, the organisation coordinating the volunteer response, reports.

Posted 21:18 Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: heart
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Delivery of food during Covid-19

Since we posted our first local Food delivery of prepared food and groceries Lauris Morgan-Griffiths has been made aware of more local businesses helping locals during these challenging times. It’s good to back local businesses who are supporting us in Hastings while we experience self isolation and social distance.

Posted 14:28 In: Covid-19 Tags: Half Man Half Burger Homeground Kitchen La Bella Vista Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Mama Putts African-Caribbean Restaurant PeaPod Veg Stoneylynk Organics

Coronavirus daily statistical update: low numbers for new cases and deaths in South East

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a daily update of the statistics for our region provided by the public health authorities. The numbers of new confirmed cases and deaths is low. An interactive chart and map are now included in the update. Text and charts by Russell Hall.

Posted 21:23 Monday, Apr 13, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus covid-19-archive Russell Hall statistics

PPE lacking in Hastings surgeries as elsewhere

Evidence has emerged in Hastings of a lack of PPE – personal protective equipment – in GP surgeries even as controversy rages nationally over PPE supplies to frontline staff. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:18 In: Covid-19 Tags: Care England Chris Hopson giles duley Hastings Makers for NHS & Keyworkers Holly Blake Jonathan Ashworth Legacy of War Matt Hancock nhs Nick Terdre PPE Royal College of Nursing

Support from Hastings Voluntary Action

In their latest bulletin, Hastings Voluntary Action 

Posted 07:34 In: Covid-19 Tags: Hastings Voluntary Action
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