Hastings Contemporary – new era dawns on local arts scene

News that The Jerwood Gallery will be relaunched this summer as Hastings Contemporary has been given a warm reception by the new gallery’s Artist Patron Sir Quentin Blake. Artist and Hastings resident Sir Quentin said: “I could never have imagined, many years ago when I bought my ancient house in Hastings, that one day there […]

TV bid has given life to ‘new creative network’

It’s a ‘long-shot’ but the bid Hastings has put forward is a ‘convincing’ one. That’s the view of Hastings Borough Council leader Peter Chowney as the town attempts to get itself on the shortlist to become a potential home to a regional studio for national broadcaster Channel 4. Channel 4 is planning to move its […]

‘Terrific bid’ aims to bring television home (full video interview)

David Caffrey, BAFTA award winning director of the hit TV show Peaky Blinders, and a Hastings resident spoke to Hastings In Focus at the weekend about the bid put together by Hastings Borough Council and Locate East Sussex to persuade Channel 4 to set up one of its new creative hubs in the town where television […]

Bringing TV home! BAFTA winning director supports bid to bring C4 to town

Does award winning director David Caffrey think Hastings would be a good base for Channel 4? Here’s his short answer… BAFTA winner and Hastings resident, director David Caffrey is championing a proposal for his home town to become a creative hub for Channel 4. The national broadcaster is moving most of its operations out of […]