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Hastings Embroidery goes on show in Rye

Following a well-attended and enthusiastic launch on Thursday evening, the Hastings Embroidery is now on display at the new Bridge Point creative arts centre in Rye, where further exhibitions and events are already in the pipeline. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:05 Saturday, May 25, 2019 In: Visual Arts Tags: bayeux tapestry Bridge Point Hastings Borough Council Hastings Embroidery Kevin Boorman London Contemporary Orchestra Nick Terdre Ralph Bagshaw Ward Sarah Kowitz Stitched

Local pub signs and 1066

Inspired by the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, pub historians David and Lynda Russell decided to delve into the history of pub signs connected to the epoch-making events of 1066. Members of the Pub History Society, they have been diligently researching pubs around Hastings and further afield since 2007. Here are the results of their original research. Text by David Russell, photos by Lynda Russell.

Posted 17:19 Monday, Nov 7, 2016 In: History Tags: Abbey Hotel bayeux tapestry Conqueror's March David Russell John E Ray King Harold Lynda Russell Norman Arms Odo Pub History Society Robert de Mortain Royal Standard Sanguelac Senlac Inn Shepherd Neame The 1066 Warrior's Gate William The Conqueror pub
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.

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
The Feast of the Dead by Dens and Signals

Root 1066 celebrates Battle of Hastings

This year – 2016 – is the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Hastings’ attitude is celebrate while you can – why wait 50 years when you might not be around to commemorate the 1,000th? So this year, Hastings is marking the date with an international contemporary festival of the arts, ROOT 1066. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to talk to Festival Director, Polly Gifford about what will be happening. 

1066: A Medieval Mosaic

Father and daughter team, Michael and Rachael Linton, want to take 1066: A Medieval Mosaic on tour throughout the United Kingdom,  exhibiting in art galleries, museums, castles, churches, cathedrals, universities or other appropriate venues for the 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings – and they’re starting with an exhibition from August to October 2016 in the Crypt of St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 11:04 Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 In: Arts News Tags: Battle of Hastings bayeux tapestry Chris Cormack Earls of Northumberland Harald Hardrada King Harold King of Norway st mary in the castle The Battle of Fulford Gate The Battle of Stamford Bridge William The Conqueror
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