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FREE creativity workshops

Local artists, Janey Moffatt, Lee Shearman, Pip Rowson and Sophie Shaw were recently awarded funding from the National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ to run a series of FREE creative workshops that promote good mental health and build community. These were due to start in May. Obviously these are not going ahead as planned, but they feel like they could be more valuable than ever in our current circumstances, so they’re thinking about how they can take the project online.

Posted 11:46 Monday, Apr 6, 2020 In: Community Arts Tags: House of Cultural Curiosity The Craftimation Factory

The Mother Lode Project

Mother lode: a principal vein or zone of gold or silver ore, or colloquially the real/imaginary origin of something valuable or in great abundance. The aim of this project, an initiative developed by Xaverine Bates, is to extract the gold from challenging experiences of motherhood, by giving opportunities for artists who are mothers to work with those who may be experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of motherhood. HOT’s Zelly Restorick speaks to Xaverine, herself a mother, an artist and a person with lived experience of mental distress.

Posted 17:02 Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Anna O'Neill De La Warr Pavilion Hastings i-Rock Hastings Your Way Janey Moffatt Jo Poulton Lucy Brennan Shiel Mandy Wax Patricia Thornton Sussex Recovery College The Craftimation Factory The Samaritans WHO art and design Xaverine Bates


Part of Coastal Currents Arts Festival, Resolutions is an arts & well-being project exploring how young people manage conflict. The Craftimation Factory, an award-winning Hastings based arts charity, will host a showcase event featuring the work of young people from Hastings & St Leonards at The Electric Palace, Hastings 20 September from 5-7pm. Janey Moffatt

Posted 08:45 Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 In: Arts News Tags: coastal currents Electric Palace cinema Hastings Janey Moffat Lee Shearman Pembuckles Pip Rowson Simply Garden The Craftimation Factory The Electric Palace
the lights are on

The lights are on (but nobody’s home)

The Lights Are On is an installation of five artists’ explorations of their experiences of mental illness and their struggle for survival in an increasingly complex and mentally challenging world. HOT’s Xaverine Bates, one of the artists, explains more.

Posted 09:58 Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 In: Visual Arts Tags: Erin Marie Veness Mental Health Rebecca Snotflower Susan Jeanne Lelliott The Craftimation Factory the lights Visual Arts Xaverine Bates
Heather Harding

Knitted Memories create works of beauty

Knit Your Memories Together is a project run by The Craftimation Factory funded by Hastings Borough Council and Unltd, that brought together people aged 50+ to create textile work using memories and reminiscence.  Sessions were led by Janey Moffat Lalöe 

Posted 09:40 Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 In: Community Arts Tags: Craftivists Hastings Furniture Service Janey Moffatt Jean Parham Leolyn Care Home Leslie Mattocks Lorna Hamilton Brown MBE Miranda Innes Sally Wynn The Craftimation Factory The Old Chemist Xaverine Bates
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