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Volunteers wanted for Hastings Tapestry exhibition in Rye

The Hastings Tapestry is going on view at Bridge Point, a new arts centre in Rye, and volunteers are wanted to supervise visitors. Nick Terdre passes on the call.

The America Ground

HOT’s Sean O’Shea talks with local historian, Ken Brooks about the origin of the America Ground and the fate of this short lived quasi-republic of Hastings. They also discuss the Battle of Hastings, the future of history and Ken’s interest in geology.

Posted 21:25 Sunday, Dec 4, 2016 In: SOS Tags: Barry Funnel The America Ground Battle of Hastings Hastings Then & Now Ken Brooks Kevin Cahill Priory Bridge Robertson's St The Shpwreck Museum Hastings Who Owns Britain & Ireland
Chris Wainwright

Blood Lake/Still Point/Dark Matter

Blood Lake/Still Point/Dark Matter, an intriguing title for a photography show. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to find out more about the work of Ian Land, Alexander Brattell and Chris Wainwright at their exhibition at St Mary in the Castle. It’s an interesting show, each photographer political in their own way. 

Posted 14:36 Friday, Nov 18, 2016 In: Photography Tags: Alex Brattell Battle of Hastings CERN Chris Wainwright Hadron Collider Ian Land Kellingley Collier Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Senlac Hill st mary in the castle

Street processions lead the way as 950th celebrations reach their climax this weekend

With the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings falling on Friday 14 October, this coming weekend is crammed with commemorative events, including the annual torchlight procession and bonfire. Meanwhile Battle Festival is well under way and the final offerings from the ROOT 1066 international festival are to be savoured. Nick Terdre tries to keep track of the plethora of happenings.

Posted 17:56 Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 In: Arts News Tags: 950th Battle of Hastings Concorde 1066 Hastings Borough Bonfire Society La Grande Promenade Nick Terdre Root 1066 Source Park Three Kings town criers Zeroh

Heritage forum on 1066 and town development

This year’s heritage forum, to be held on Wednesday 12 October, will look at the relationship between the Battle of Hastings and the town’s later development as a coastal resort, as co-organisers the University of Brighton and Hastings Museum & Art Gallery explain.

Posted 11:05 Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: 66 Objects Battle of Hastings Civic Society for Hastings and St Leonards Hastings Museum & Art Gallery heritage forum Old Hastings university of brighton
Clash project rehearsals © Chris Parker

Choirs sing Bayeux Tapestry into life

Choirs abound in Hastings and St Leonards, filled with people who want to sing opera, gospel, jazz, rock or pop with others for the feel-good, endorphin, oxytocin releasing factor and the sheer love of singing. Now Jenny Miller, Director of Barefoot Opera has brought seven choirs together for two performances of Clash. a work specially produced for the ROOT 1066 festival. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talks to her about the project.

Grassroots 1066 events gather momentum

As the date of the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in mid October draws near, HOT is learning of more grassroots events to commemorate the occasion, as Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 14:25 Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Battle Abbey Battle of Hastings Battle Ramblers Bo-Peep Bulverhythe David Clarke Ecclesbourne Glen explanatory boards Harald Hardrada Hastings 950 Tapestry Hastings Local History Group Heather Grief Keith Leech Movement Nick Terdre St Clement St Michael’s Hospice Suzan Aral

Battle of Hastings mosaic goes on display

A marvellous recreation of the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings has gone on display at St Mary in the Castle, after being transported halfway round the world from New Zealand. The recreation, a steel mosaic, also includes historical sections missing from the famous tapestry. Nick Terdre went to view it. Photos by Tracy Hobden, Hastings Borough Council.

Posted 20:17 Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Battle of Hastings bayeux tapestry Edward the Confessor Fulford Gate Guinness world record Harald Hardrada Hastings Borough Council Kevin Boorman New Zealand Nick Terdre Peter Cocker William
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