Falling in love with the everyday objects around us

Celebrating the objects we love will be the theme of an exhibition at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery early in the new year. The Looking at Things project has been developed by ExploreTheArch theatre company with students from Hastings and Bexhill Mencap. The students have been exploring the relationship between themselves and the objects that […]

Then and now – The Kings Head in Ore

Once again with grateful thanks to those who compose the Derelict in the UK website and social media pages we bring you another pub, this time The Kings Head in Rye Road. Derelict in the UK say it was difficult to find out much history of the The Kings Head although the first mention they […]

The Hands Up project reaches out across the world

People in Hastings and beyond heard about a unique project last week when local man Adrian Underhill spoke about an initiative which links children in Gaza with their peers around the world. The Hands Up project enables children in Gaza to connect, through the internet, with youngsters of their age group in other countries. Last […]

Nature reserve guided walks begin again on World Shorebirds Day

I’m glad we’ve been able to share so much of our wildlife with people here and on social media since March, but it was good to be able to show people wildlife in the flesh again. Dr Barry Yates Dr Barry Yates, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Manager tells us about the first guided walk in many […]

Video reveals the faces of the past – but do you know who they are?

There was an amazing response top out feature last weekend when we published photographs from the ‘Derelict In The UK’ archives of the Ashdown pub that once stood at the end of Downey Close. On our social media channels so many people posted their memories. Some people met there, some people held their wedding reception […]

Neil’s recipe for success: creativity, talent, luck and a lot of drive

Art Attack’s Neil Buchanan lives near Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, and is a regular visitor. Emma Chaplin caught up with him over the phone to find out how his lockdown was going.  Many people will know you as a TV presenter, but you’re also an artist and musician. Tell us a bit more about yourself. […]