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The perfect Christmas 2014 gift for St Leonards lovers…

Brighton-based photographer JJ Waller first visited St Leonards in 2008, and fell under the spell of the area. Since then he’s made more than 60 visits with his camera, documenting the streets and the people of the town. HOT’s Erica Smith met up with him to find out what attracts him to S’Lens, as he affectionately calls our town.

Posted 14:40 Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 In: Photography Tags: , , ,

Sue Tilley and friends – portraits by local and international artists at Hastings Museum

‘Together We Draw’ is a selection of portraits created by the hundreds of people who took part in ‘Life Drawing with Sue Tilley’ during the lockdown of 2020. HOT’s Erica Smith recommends a visit to Hastings Museum and Art Gallery to check out the portraits of local people by local people, famous people by local people – and some drawings of local people by famous people.

Farewell to Fat Sue

Sue Wood, aka Fat Sue – the owner of the corner shop on Bulverhythe Road that carries her name passed away suddenly on Tuesday. Photographer JJ Waller shares his tribute to her.

Posted 19:29 Friday, Oct 8, 2021 In: Hastings People
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New photography festival launches in Hastings

It is hard setting up a new project in Hastings because there is always so much going on; and a brand new photographic festival could have been labelled madness. There are a lot of good photographers in the area but photographers are notoriously lone wolves and do not like to be herded together. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to talk to the Through the Lens Festival team, Jo Kilmartin and Kim Hall, to find out more.  

Get ready for a  Frosty Reception this Saturday

This Saturday, 25 November sees the streets of Central St Leonards come to life for the Towns Fifth annual frost fair and Parade, now a firm favourite in the towns event calendar, the day’s activities will culminate in the switching on of the towns fabulous Christmas light display that was won in a prestigious competition in 2015.

Posted 20:04 Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 In: One Long Party

Seeking St Leos Festival producer

Hastings Borough Council is inviting applications from experienced arts or community organisations or individuals to programme, market, manage and deliver the St Leonards Festival in 2018. Michael Hambridge

Posted 13:06 Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 In: Home Ground Tags: ,

Down with Black Friday, up with Frost Fayre!

Black Friday, yet another clarion call to spend, spend, spend from Big Commerce, is not to every retailer’s taste. St Leonard’s Central proprietor Clive Gross has become so incensed by the damaging effect of the hype around Black Friday that today he is running a special ‘No Discount Day’ at the shop instead. And if you want to support local producers and retailers in St Leonards, in addition to Clive, don’t forget to attend the Frost Fayre in Kings Road tomorrow. Nick Terdre reports.

Scene from the Opera Garden Party © JJ Waller

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