Free fun at The Big Draw this weekend for families

Hastings Arts Forum is hosting The Big Draw on Saturday and Sunday from 10-4pm - and it’s free!

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Love Life story in its final act

Following Act II at Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool this summer and Act I at Peer in London last year, Emma Hart and Jonathan Baldock’s Love Life concludes this autumn with Act III at the De La Warr Pavilion.

Chris Coombes

REVIEW: A Nation Of Shopkeepers? photographic show by Chris Coombes

During an interview with Chris Coombes, we delved deeper into the intentions behind his latest project.

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Battle Festival opening is a giant success

An estimated 3,000 people lined Battle High Street on Saturday to watch the spectacular curtain-raiser procession for the Battle Festival.

Mark Thomas photographed by Jane Hobson

Predictions for the future in Mark Thomas’ new live show

Comedian Mark Thomas returns to Hastings on December 13 for a live performance at St Mary In The Castle with A Show That Gambles On The Future.

Theatre and Comedy
Joseph Toonga

A stunning dance event at Claverham next week

Kenton Lowe photographed by Kirsten Reynolds

Arts funding for former chicken shed now gallery

An ambitious project to turn what was an old chicken shed into one of the top small galleries in the south east has now been awarded lottery funding through the Arts Council England.

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Making waves and telling story of a disappearing world

Vanishing Sail has been making waves all over the world at film festivals and special event screenings and now West Indies Boatbuilding Culture comes to St Leonards.

TV and Film
Snow Queen by Ian Penny in Battle Festival

Visual arts to be celebrated right across town by Battle Festival 2017

Visual arts take centre stage at Battle Festival this year, with a range of free exhibitions.

Kinetic arts,
and more at
Zoom exhibit

Kinetic arts, workshops and more at Zoom exhibit

The ‘Lumen and Cleland’s Kinetic Emporium’ exhibition will be held at Zoom Arts Gallery, Warrior Square Station, St Leonards, October 16-22.

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Faces and future of shopfronts on our high streets

Local photographer Chris Coombes launches his new photographic exhibition at Waterstones in Priory Meadow this weekend which is called A Nation Of Shopkeepers?

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Battle Festival’s eclectic arts mix through October

Battle Festival 2017 launches on Saturday October 7 with an outstanding free outdoor show to bring the whole community together, which will see a 20ft giant puppet move through the streets, along with choirs, musicians, actors and a children’s lantern procession.

Our House at the White Rock theatre

Our House - “wonderfully slick” and filled with an amazing energy

Taking an Olivier Award winning musical on tour is not an easy prospect but the fierce energy and exceptional production values of Our House mean that there is no loss of impact just because we are on the south coast.

Theatre and Comedy
Front and back views of 'Polarized'  part of the Cash, Clash and Climate exhibition

Free exhibitions set to wow visitors

Two new exhibitions at Hastings museum and art gallery are set to wow visitors this Autumn.

Rock Alley, Hastings, photo by Margaret Sheehy

Bringing alive the history of Rock Alley through new stories and art

A special event takes place on Sunday (September 10) which invites the community to learn about the history of Rock Alley.

(c) Bruce Rae - Poppy 2017

Acclaimed work exhibiting at St Leonards gallery

Lucy Bell is proud to present an exhibition of new flower pictures by Bruce Rae, which are presented alongside his acclaimed series of shipbuilders which is currently also on exhibition at Side Gallery, in Newcastle. Renowned for his vintage techniques and sumptuous prints, Rae’s work is held in various collections including The National Portrait Gallery, The V&A, and The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

Nick Hills Fishing Boats in Glyne Gap  purchased by Amber Rudd

Home Secretary supports art show

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd has spoken highly of the artistic talent in the local area and made one artist’s day when she visited his exhibition and purchased a piece of his artwork.

HFS (Hastings and Rother Furniture Services)

Showcasing a great local charity

This month Zoom Arts is launching a brand new group exhibition celebrating the Hastings-based charity HFS (Hastings and Rother Furniture Services) at the Zoom gallery, Warrior Square.

Deputy Mayor Cllr. Nigel Sinden, Southwater Area Community Centre Chairman Paul Broadhurst, and Claire Hamill.

Something Fishy makes a splash

The private view of the ‘Something Fishy Going On’ exhibition attracted a large crowd of people and resulted in a number of sales with proceeds donated to charity.

The average woman wears just five complete outfits on a loop

The average woman wears just five complete outfits on a loop

Emma Elsworthy

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