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Quentin Blake living in worrying times

Sir Quentin Blake, greatly respected artist, renowned illustrator of children’s books and much loved Hastings resident, is living, like all of us, in these Covid-19 suspended animation times. Understandably, as many artists are – and will in the future – he has been exploring the effect of these times,  which has resulted in  an exhibition We Live In Worrying Times. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was intrigued to see some of the images which differ markedly from his previous work.

Posted 18:52 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 In: Visual Arts Tags: Hastings Contemporary Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Sir Quentin Blake
Hastings International Piano Festival

An evening in with Sylvia Jiang, piano concerto competition prizewinner, online

It is no surprise that Hastings International Piano (HIP)’s An Evening In with… concert series has been a success. Innovative culture is always welcome – and now more so than ever with theatres and cinemas closed due to  Covid-19. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths is pleased that the series continues this Friday, 24 April, with Sylvia Jiang, a prizewinner at the 2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

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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 Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 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

Hastings Museum seeks volunteers to keep Covid-19 journals

 What to do in these strange limbo days? We are constantly being told that these  are unprecedented times. And indeed they are. HOT’s  Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was intrigued by Hastings Museum and Art Gallery‘s call-out for volunteers to keep a diary of  these Coronavirus days.

Vocal Explosion

Culture to feed the Covid-19 soul

In these challenging times, we need other things besides food to nurture us. And at this time it is an opportunity to exercise not only our bodies but our minds and do those things that we have always wanted to do – and found excuses not to do  or simply never done or achieved.  Lauris Morgan-Griffiths wondered what there was out there to be enjoyed online, locally and nationally, from your home.

Marina Fountain © Stewart Walton

Delivery/collection of food during Covid-19

In these bizarre, uncertain times we hear extraordinary tales about community. Both good and bad. At HOT we tend to lean towards the best in Hastings and St Leonards where there is a lot of good nature, humour and a very definite sense of community. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths has put together a list of some of the food outlets and shops that are at present delivering or have produce ready for collection so you can eat healthily, collect your goods and stay safe.

Posted 16:21 In: Covid-19 Tags: Brewing Brothers at Imperial Good on Greens Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Marina Fountain Sussex Fruits The Beacon Tommy's Pizzaria
Sharif Persuad. Courtesy Project Art Works

London exhibition for Hastings Project Arts’ Sharif Persaud

There is much to love about Hastings and St Leonards: not least the seaside and creativity here, but also the sense of community and support of people who are less well off or generally find life challenging. Project Art Works is a very special organisation that works creatively alongside people with complex needs. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths met up with creative director Tim Corrigan to talk about one of their artists/makers, Sharif Persaud, who has an exhibition of his work in London. 

Posted 18:13 Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 In: Visual Arts Tags: Kate Adams Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Project Arts Project Sharif Persaud Tim Corrigan

Crime detectives in fiction are, in the main, universally flawed: booze, womanising, personality disorders are rife. And those are the men. There is also a strong posse of women detectives with their own issues and another one is joining the throng; Elvira Slate. She is sassy, stylish, a criminal, bright and living in 1940s jazz age and time of the glamorous Hollywood super stardom. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths met up with Helen Jacey, Elvira’s creator to talk about her and the wonderful noir world of sleuthdom.

Posted 15:37 Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Shedunnit Productions
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