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Rock stars with a difference

Lucy Bell Gallery’s latest show Days of Rock has a collection of images of some of the effervescent 70s and 80s rock stars and photographers who captured that time both on stage and behind the scenes. Out of this pot pourri of images one particular set is markedly different.They are the work of Andrew Catlin, who has captured, in contrast to the exuberance of the stage acts, quiet and reflective moments. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths. met up with him to find out more about his practice.

Posted 18:41 Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 In: Photography Tags: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Nick Cave Patti Smith

‘GONE’: arrived, and left, the Pier

On Saturday 11 July, Extinction Rebellion Hastings and St Leonards (XRHSL) temporarily installed 1,200 pairs of children’s shoes on Hastings Pier, in a performance installation entitled GONE. Erica Smith went to witness the fleeting installation.

Posted 09:16 Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 In: Campaigns Tags: climate change Donna Ford Extinction Rebellion Hastings La Pethick Lauris Morgan-Griffiths pier St Leonards XR

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.

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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
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