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Announcing the heritage book choice for ATownExploresABook 2021

The annual ATownExploresABook (ATEAB) festival in St Leonards-on-Sea is an exciting exploration of a heritage book by everyone in the community – including visitors. It’s also the biggest platform for young people’s outdoor art in the region – which you can see on the platform at Southeastern’s Warrior Square station where the local Transition Town community group have created a beautiful garden.

Posted 20:55 Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 In: Community Arts Tags: 1871 A town explores a book ATownExploresABook Crowdfunder nonsense owl and pussy cat The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

How time flies!

The original time period for A Town Explores A Book 2020 was a three-week period over the Easter holidays. However, because Covid-19 precautions have currently put a stop to any outdoor art installations or public events, the festival span has been extended until the end of July. HOT’s Erica Smith gives an update of the different ways that H.G.Wells’ The Time Machine is being celebrated throughout May.

Posted 10:41 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: A town explores a book St Leonards

Khalil Patwa reads H.G.Wells’ words

This year’s A Town Explores A Book festival officially starts on Thursday 2 April with a live online broadcast of Khalil Patwa reading from H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. Last year Khalil read the whole of Robinson Crusoe in instalments to an enthralled audience in the Bookkeeper bookshop. HOT’s Erica Smith asked him about H.G. Wells, and how he is going to deliver this classic text to us.

Posted 20:04 Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020 In: Festivals Tags: A town explores a book Khalil Patwa

A change of direction for The Time Machine

With national Covid-19 guidelines changing daily, this year’s A Town Explores A Book is proving to be responsive to the new non-contact environment. HOT’s Erica Smith reports on the present plans and what the future holds.

Posted 10:55 Monday, Mar 30, 2020 In: Festivals Tags: A town explores a book

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.

Great Expectations in St Leonards this Easter

A literary festival for readers, non readers and those who just wanna have fun is going to run through St Leonards from 30 March to 15 April. HOT’s Erica Smith shares the word on the street.

Throw some coins into the sea to set a boat adrift

It is 100 years since the Russian Revolution. Like all turbulent times, it caused artists and writers to leave their home country. The Links Project, ExploreTheArch and The Wine Shed have teamed up to honour all authors displaced by unrestful times and political instability across the world.

Posted 19:31 Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 In: Literature Tags: #adrift #october17 A town explores a book ATownExploresABook Explore the Arch ExploreTheArch Links Project The Wine Shed
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