Loving Hastings – pop-up art gallery on pier is big hit in its first week

An eclectic collection of original art from local painters, photographers and craftspeople has transformed the top deck of Hastings pier into a weekly outdoor arts and crafts market.  Works are on sale every Sunday through the summer from up to 20 artists right across the South East.  Organised by Love Hastings, the weekly arts and […]

Adapting to survive – The BBQ Project is the fruit of Gavin’s labour of love

At eight o’clock this morning Gavin Steedman’s dreams were another step closer to fulfilment when at last he was able to invite people inside to enjoy his unique style of cooking. Tom McCann recently met-up with the entrepreneur and discovered a man with vision and a relentless determination to make his business succeed. It’s been […]

Pier’s artisan bakers wow top chefs with ‘moreish’ morsels

Frankonia the artisan bakery that brought it’s unique range of products to Hastings Pier this summer has just won a top award. Frankonia the Bread House,  is based in Surrey and supplies its range of products to outlets across Kent and East Sussex and has just won a major national award for its Cocoa Butter Biscuits.  Frankonia […]

Hastings Pier has not been sold say its owners

Rumours that Hastings Pier has been sold are not true its owners say. A statement this afternoon from the pier’s owners The Lions Group says: “We can confirm that Hastings Pier has not been sold. We have had an excellent summer with very good tenants. The entertainment and amusements they provided were widely enjoyed. “We have more […]

Pier to pier walk brings Esther’s new wheelchair within reach

When five friends set out on the trek from Eastbourne Pier to Hastings Pier last Saturday it was all in aid of a very good cause. Ewa Patmore, Adrian Ford-Crush, Andrea Baldry along with Jane and Emma Howard Smith completed their marathon walk in aid of the crowdfunding appeal to replace Esther Fox’s broken wheelchair. […]

You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone – did our council fail to grasp the significance of pier’s 2017 Stirling Prize?

Announcing this year’s winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize judges described it as a ‘modest masterpiece”. This year’s winner was Goldsmith Street in Norwich also described as ‘an architectural marvel’. Judges say it represents what has become a rare breed: streets of terraced homes built directly by the council, rented with secure tenancies at fixed social […]