Celebrate good times at art show

Artists and art lovers, make a date in your diaries and prepare to celebrate the fifteen year anniversary of the Southwater Area Community Centre with a Community-Based Art Show which takes place at the end of May.

Artist Danny Pockets

New artwork from Danny Pockets celebrates where he was and is now

Opening tomorrow (April 29) at the blackShed Gallery in Robertsbridge is a show from local artist Danny Pockets: BLLDZR: And Other Drifts.

Jackie landscape by Thom Kofoed will be part of his show at St Mary In The Castle SUS-170315-092749001

Artist explores impact of female power in his life

Opening on Saturday (April 22) and running until May 28 is a new exhibition by local artist Thom Kofoed of his paintings, drawings, film, writing and photography which will “explore disparate experiences of gender and celebrate women” both in the public eye and from his own life.

ESSPA show at DLWP SUS-171104-160126001

Rapturous applause for talented youngsters

East Sussex School of Performing Arts (ESSPA) in the past has had great success with more well known and popular shows, however this year chose to present a home-grown production called Just Grow Up, devised and co written by the school’s Principal Teena Symonds and her son James.

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Murmurations Gallery  in Bexhill - sunset from Lordine Lane, oil on canvas

Facile and Viscous new work at Murmurations Gallery

This week saw the start of a new show by local and regional artists at Murmurations gallery in Bexhill highlighting the medium of oil on canvas.

Jimmy Cauty with art installation SUS-171004-103302001

A fantastic day of art, music, food and poetry

Last year saw the Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust awarded a licence for neglected land where the Broomgrove Power Station once stood in the Ore Valley.

A piece by printmaker Agata Read

New photo exhibition is full of engaging, innovative work

An exhibition highlighting alternative photographic processes is on show at the Murmurations Gallery in Bexhill from March 25 to April 9.

Fabulous Fashion Show at Udimore SUS-170329-141953001

Ab Fab fashion show raises over £650 for charity

A special Fabulous Fashion Show in Udimore attracted dozens of people and raised hundreds of pounds for a local charity.

The Rocks by Kirsten Reynolds at Lucy Bell Gallery SUS-170213-115641001

Light, action and location suspended together in time

Next week sees the opening of a new show at Lucy Bell gallery in Norman Road, St Leonards, of recent work by artist Kirsten Reynolds.


Outstanding performances from talented youngsters

As Hastings International Musical Festival entered its third week it was announced that there were record entries for the Dancing Section with talented youngsters travelling long distances to compete.

Giovanni Pernice at White Rock Theatre in Hastings

Strictly star to host masterclass for young talent

Budding ballroom stars are being given the chance to learn from the best with a private masterclass from Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice during his upcoming tour.

Get into the spirit of World Book Day

30 brilliant books you can read in a day

It’s the 20th annual World Book Day tomorrow (Thursday, March 2) and what better way to celebrate than curling up with a good book?

Thom Kofoed's show at St Mary In The Castle SUS-170228-130354001 SUS-170228-130354001

Inspiration for Hastings artist

An intriguing exhibition - untitled (Miss. Ms. Other) - will be shown at St Mary In The Castle next month.

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Hundreds of pupils perform in dance show

Pupils from school in Hastings and Bexhill gave some amazing performances at the annual Time To Dance Festival at the White Rock Theatre earlier this month.


COUNTY NEWS: Biggest Roman find yet for city

An amazing discovery just below the surface of a park is being hailed as the most complete Roman find ever unearthed in a Sussex city.

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Ashes to Embers

A local artist who suffered a tragic loss when his partner died earlier this year is turning his life around, showcasing his unique work through the community art network in St Leonards and supporting a national children’s charity.

Edith SUS-160712-114915001

Rare chance to see Andrew Kotting’s Edith film

One of the few showings of Andrew Kotting’s Brilliant new film Edith is takes place on the film-maker’s home turf of St Leonards on Wednesday December 14.

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Sussex fairy lore at Rudyard Kipling’s family home, Bateman's, this Christmas

Author Rudyard Kipling was one of the many inspired by East Sussex’s fairy tale heritage when he lived at Bateman’s, Burwash in the early twentieth century.

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Bexhill Artists Workspace

Wide ranging and eclectic art show in Pavilion’s studio

Bexhill Artists’ Workspace is holding its annual Designer Makers Exhibition at the Studio, De La Warr Pavilion, on Saturday November 12 from 10-4pm.

Local author VG Lee with her new book 'Mr Oliver's Object of Desire' SUS-160111-120828001

Book signing at HRRA meeting

Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance have announced that their Annual General Meeting last Friday (October 28) was a great success and included book signings by two local authors.

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