‘Automata’ exhibition begins today at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery has partnered with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre to curate an art exhibition of mechanical sculptures known as ‘automata’ in Hastings this summer. The exhibition, titled Ingenious Contraptions, is as much for families as it is for art enthusiasts, with the automata said to capture humour and offer ‘alluring illusions’. They will […]

Stay away from the edge! Council warns of coastline dangers

People visiting East Sussex’s spectacular coastline are being urged to stay safe this spring and summer. The council is reminding visitors of the serious risks the unstable cliffs pose to those getting too close to the edge or walking at the base of the cliffs, and the dangers to beach walkers who risk getting cut […]

SOLD – hammer falls on Queens Arcade as bids reach £461,000

Queens Arcade was sold at auction this morning for £461,000 – £136,000 above the guide price. It’s just three weeks since news broke that the arcade was for sale as the charity that owned it had lost almost £200,000 in just five years. Figures available on the Charity Commission website show that in 2019 the […]

Board ‘celebrates’ submission of its plan with new website outlining its aims

‘Town Deal Board celebrates submission!’ a press release from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) proudly trumpeted yesterday as the local bid for £28.2m of government funds was sent off. And a new website https://www.hastingstowndeal.co.uk/ has been launched to sketch out the objectives of the bid of the Town Investment Plan.. Key objectives include 614 new jobs […]

The challenge of building our railways – the tools that shaped our town

When it reopens next week Hastings Museum and Art Gallery will have a newly-acquired piece of the town’s history on display thanks to the Hastings and St Leonards Museum Association.  It’s a silver trowel which was presented to Thomas Farncomb, Lord Mayor of the City of London, on October 28th 1850 by the South Eastern […]