Festival to bring history to life at museum

A Sussex museum is giving members of the public the chance to travel back in time at an immersive history festival.

Divertimento For Rope And Strings at St Mary In The Castle SUS-180327-085922001

Review: The unusual and exciting venture of Divertimento

A very large audience was present at St Mary In The Castle for a short but nonetheless most unusual evening.

Theatre and Comedy
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Artist explores her journey from Caribbean to Hastings

More than 30 years living in Trinidad and Tobago had a huge influence on the work of artist Jennifer Baird. She spent the last 16 years of her time there as a recluse in the remote rainforest, painting prolifically, and immersing herself in meditation.

Hastings Fringes 2018

Gearing up for a creative and comic blend of summer festivals in 2018

Back in Hastings this summer are two feelgood events which are real crowd-pleasers - Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival from June 13-17, and Hastings Fringe Festival, throughout July.


An innovative and striking dance performance in clay

The De La Warr Pavilion is to host a live performance by five dancers on a floor of six tonnes of wet clay.

Renaissance Theatre Company

Renaissance Theatre Co. in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes

Anything Goes is the next production from the Renaissance Theatre Company at St Mary In The Castle from April 26-28.

Theatre and Comedy
The Green Man by Suzanna Kelly at HASTINGS ARTS FORUM

Artwork inspired by Jack In The Green in new exhibition

A member of the Zoom Arts 1066 group is to exhibit paintings inspired by her arrival in Hastings and St Leonards and local events such as the Jack In The Green estival.

Lucy Bell gallery new show Contacts

The intimate and unseen images of our rock history

Lucy Bell gallery in Norman Road, St Leonards, launches new show Contacts this coming weekend.

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Local views at heart of exhibitions at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Paintings of local scenes feature in two new free exhibitions currently running at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.

Sir Quentin Blake in his studio SUS-170806-102112001

New artist patron of Jerwood says kids go free

Sir Quentin Blake’s first act in his new role as artist patron for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings was to announce that children accompanying adults to the gallery will enjoy free entry from Friday March 30, the start of the Easter holidays.

Great Expectations

Atmosphere and darkness from ExploreTheArch

ExploreTheArch, East Sussex’s experimental theatre company, is heading up St Leonards’ #ATownExploresABook18 festival this Easter with a chilling gothic new production.

Theatre and Comedy

Fringe festivals back this summer with comedy and live performance

Two Fringe Festivals return this summer – Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival, between June 13-17, and Hastings Fringe Festival, throughout July.

Flawless new tour at Hastings White Rock Theatre

Flawless moves from BGT’s popular street dance troupe

Britain’s Got Talent dance discovery Flawless presents Chase The Dream - The Reboot Tour at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings on Sunday October 28 from 6pm.

Theatre and Comedy
Gus exhibition SUS-180314-133135001

Gus Cummins captures the kinetic drama of perspective in exhibition

It is not often that an exhibition of still life images can give you a sense of vertigo, but Gus Cummins’ work is wonderfully kinetic and simply refuses to stay still.

Author Andy Clancy with his book ' A Smuggler's Tale' SUS-180314-133838001

A Smuggler’s Tale is a hearty read

Local writer, Andy Clancy, has announced that his latest novel ‘A Smuggler’s Tale’ has been published by Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie.

Swan Lake - Vienne Festival Ballet

Vienna Festival Ballet in Swan Lake

One of the best known love stories in the world will be presented by the ever popular Vienna Festival Ballet at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings.

Theatre and Comedy
Matt Smith's 'Fish' exhibit SUS-180220-170619001

Fascinating automata in new Hastings Pier exhibition

A free exhibition celebrating the history and development of automata starts on Thursday March 15.

'Mr Hare' by local artist Shon SUS-180603-100847001

Somewhere in the World art show

The annual St Leonards community art exhibition, featuring artists of all ages takes place at Southwater Community Centre, March 29-April 11, 10-4pm.

Hastings Arts Forum, Festival 15 Curators:'Robin Holtom, Matthew Burrows and Charlotte Snook SUS-180503-093757001

Hastings Arts Forum plans for festival in May

Hastings Arts Forum is celebrating its first 15 years by holding an exhibition of paintings that will showcase the extraordinary quality and range of artists connected with Hastings and St Leonards, together with a series of events and talks.

Divertimento for Rope & Strings at St Mary In The Castle

Ethereal grace and strength in live music event

Step inside the music is the invitation to audience attending Divertimento for Rope & Strings at St Mary In The Castle on Thursday April 5.

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