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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
‘SKET’ artwork by Lorna Hamilton Brown

Mixing it up with aGender

One of HOT’s writers, Xaverine Bates, is also involved in a cutting edge project working with young people and addressing issues of stereotyping, bullying, sex and sexuality. The aGender project has developed rapidly over the last year or so, from a twinkle in Xaverine’s eye, to a regional programme which tackles sensitive issues using visual and performing arts and creative media. HOT’s Erica Smith asked Xaverine to tell us more!

Posted 15:44 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 In: Hastings People Tags: aGender bullying equality Erica Smith gender binary sex stereotypes Xaverine Bates
Goddess in the Gutter Theatre Co, photo © Miranda Gavin

A Day in the Life of a Woman by Lisa Harmer-Pope, directed by Heather Alexander

A Day in the Life of a Woman premièred at The Roomz as part of Ladyfest, riart Grrrls’ celebration of imperfection to raise funds for Refuge on International Women’s Day. Miranda Gavin was there to review the performance.

Democracy booth

“Democracy booth”: a week of talks, discussions, a polling booth, maybe a soap box, tea and cake, listening posts and audio interviews.

Posted 15:10 Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 In: Campaigns Tags: ann kramer Claire Foster-Gilbert claremont studios democracy parliament week politics Rohan Jayasekera soap box voting voting booth women Xaverine Bates

green:purple programme

A week of film, video and performance on the theme of 21st century suffragettes, with historical reference to local suffragette Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, presented by riart Grrrls at Stade Hall, Old Town, Hastings.

Posted 23:09 Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 In: Visual Arts Tags: Clare Whistler Doin' Dirt Time Feminism Maya Evans performance riart Grrrls Suffragettes Suzi Gablik Xaverine Bates
Occupation of HCMC for IWD 2012

riart Grrrls pull out all the stops

riart Grrrls’ contribution to Coastal Currents, green:purple, is a week of events at Stade Hall which starts on Monday and includes both a daytime exhibition and nightly events. The idea was born out of a conversation between co-curators Xaverine Bates and Clare Whistler, as Xaverine, also a HOT writer, explains.

Posted 23:07 In: Visual Arts Tags: activism artivism Clare Whistler craftivism Feminism riart Grrrls Xaverine Bates

It’s good to talk

If anyone recalls the slogan from that BT advert with Bob Hoskins from the 1990s: ‘It’s good to talk’, it’s one that’s been ringing in my ears lately. I’ve been doing more talking than I probably ever have and, hand-in-hand with that, I’ve also been listening.  HOT’s Xaverine Bates reports on the recent inaugural gathering for local social enterprises and other social economy organisations.

Telling Stories at Hastings Museum

Telling Stories at Hastings Museum

There are all sorts of stories we tell ourselves, to children, to friends, to parents, to strangers; some true, some embroidered, some simply with facts conveniently omitted or an embellishment of the truth. Long, short, tall, true, false, shaggy dog tales. So hearing that there was an exhibition of Telling Stories at the Hastings Museum  HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths’

Posted 13:19 Friday, Sep 28, 2012 In: Visual Arts Tags: Franny Swann Grace Lau Hastings Museum Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucinda Wells Martin Everett Telling Stories Xaverine Bates
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