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A centenary celebration – 100 years of adult education

In 1919, the Report on Adult Education was published and served as a template under which adult education could flourish. To mark its 100th anniversary an open exhibition is being held on Friday 12 July at the White Rock Hotel, hosted by the Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill branches of the Workers Educational Association. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

Posted 21:26 Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 In: Public Arts Tags: Adult education Arts and crafts Creative Writing Nicholas Dent Photography Robert Tressell Watercolour painting WEA White Rock Hotel
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Re-interpreting the past through museum exhibits

It is always a delight to go to Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. Around every corner there is surprise. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was intrigued by SOCO Artists’ latest project – an imaginative response to the museum’s exhibits: drawings and paintings, concertina-ed books, beautifully made objects, found objects and textiles.

Posted 11:04 Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 In: Visual Arts Tags: Adrienne Hunter Alex Leadbeaer Carly Ralph Charles Dawson Charlotte Snook George Bristow grey owl Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Jean Davey Winter Mary Moris Oona Bell Robert Tressell Roz Cran SoCo Artists William Henry Borrow William Morris

How would Tressell vote on 3 May?

How would Robert Tressell, author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, vote in the forthcoming local elections? More than a century after his death, Tressell’s legacy is disputed among those who call themselves socialists. Former Labour Party member Michael Madden wonders how he would find today’s Hastings.

Hastings Harbour proposal: Anne Scott and Peter Chowney offer differing views

Anne Scott, Chair of Old Hastings Preservation Society, gives HOT’s Chandra Masoliver her views on the Hastings Harbour proposal, raising important questions about local democracy and the relationship between the local council, the county council, the developers and ourselves, the electorate. Following this, Chandra continues her ongoing dialogue with Peter Chowney, leader of the council, about the harbour development.

Posted 06:54 Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: Anne Scott Area of Natural Beauty Chandra Masoliver Department for Business Foreshore Land Trust Foreshore Trust Hastings Half Marathon Hastings Harbour proposal HBC Planning Department John McDonnell Kevin Boorman Local Enterprise Project Old Hastings Preservation Society Peter Chowney planning Robert Tressell Rock-a-Nore Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists  comes to life

A local group focussing on community-led regeneration have enlisted help from Liverpool to bring a stage version of one time local resident Robert Tressell’s book, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, to life in one of Hastings newest performance spaces, The Opus Theatre in Cambridge Road. Community Organiser at 

Posted 15:51 Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 In: Performance Tags: Costal Productions Frank Owen His Place Community Church Jeremy Corbyn Mugsborough Polo Piatti Robert Noonan Robert Tressell Sam Kinch The Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust The Opus Theatre The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

First play at new Opus Theatre

Tania Charman a local community activist and board member of the Heart of Hastings (HOH) Community Land Trust has arranged for the Liverpool Theatre Group, Costal Productions to perform

Posted 03:37 Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 In: SOS Tags: Community Land Trust Daniela Othieno Heart of Hastings Jess Steele Liverpool Theatre Group Opus Theatre Hastings Polo Piatti Robert Tressell Suzy Tinker Tania Charman The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Tom Mc Lennan

HOT’s Sean O’Shea reflects on the closure of the Harold Place public toilet, discusses some of the political issues at stake and imagines an alternative future for this prime town centre site.

Posted 13:01 Monday, Apr 24, 2017 In: SOS Tags: government revenue support grant Harold Place Public Toilet Hastings Creatives Polo Piatti Robert Tressell The great British sell off The Ragged The Ragged Trousered Phianthropists The Tides of Time

The story of Hastings in 66 objects

The Battle of Hastings may be the most famous date in British history, but a lot has happened in the 950 years since. To mark the anniversary and as part of the ROOT1066 Festival of Contemporary Arts, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery will be opening a new, permanent display of its local history collections, from 1066 up to the present day.

Posted 12:46 Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Cllr Dawn Poole Domesday Book Godfrey the Scrivener Hastings Castle Robert Tressell The History of Hastings in 66 Objects
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