Arts community celebrates £1.1m Culture Recovery Fund cash boost

The local Arts community has woken up this morning to news of a £1.1m boost from the Culture Recovery Fund. The grants have been awarded to the following organisation in Hastings and Rye: Electric Palace Cinema CIC – £20,147 Kino Digital Ltd – £111,266 Kino-Teatre Ltd – £42,865 Sweet and Dandy – £29,920 Hastings Contemporary […]

The celebration you deserve – planning a wedding in a time of uncertainty

Kate Tym and Kate Dyer are former East Sussex Marriage Registrars who are now freelance celebrants – an alternative to a marriage registrar, a vicar or other faith leader. They can conduct any ceremony you like, anywhere you like and at any time but they don’t do the legal bits – those are arranged separately. Here’s […]

The Holocaust – the real cost that was paid by real people

As local dignitaries marked Holocaust Memorial Day at the weekend and events were held this week to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, it’s important to remember how these events in our history blighted the lives of real people going about their everyday business. Irmina Corder is […]

The Common Treasury of Adaptable Ideas… part two

Common Treasury Two is coming to Hastings on October 24th. The day will include speakers talking about and demonstrating the inspiring ideas they’ve contributed to thriving communities elsewhere. This time there is a big emphasis on the idea of a ‘circular economy’ with less waste and the sharing of resources like the Library of Things […]

Creative fun for the family this Friday – don’t miss it

If you’re looking for something to do with the family on Friday the Funhouse Festival might be just what you’ve been searching for. For just £12 per child, families can take part in relaxed drop-in sessions making bespoke Fun House memorabilia to take home with them. Smaller-scale workshops can also be booked at no extra […]

Trustees map out their plans for iconic seafront landmark

When you’ve been entrusted with the responsibility for a grade II listed former church built in the neo-classical style in the early 19th century and occupying a high profile position on the seafront you could be excused for being a little apprehensive – the trustees of St Mary in the Castle, however, are far from […]

New chapter to ‘rich and varied history’ as first artist in residence moves in

Rebecca Ainscough has been announced as St Mary in the Castle’s first Artist in Residence and her exhibition opens on Friday. The exhibition Rhythm, Ritual, Rite of Passage will be on show in the Crypt Gallery until August 16th. “We’re so excited to have Rebecca as our first Artist in Residence,” Lead Curator, Thom Kofoed says, […]