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The Hastings Show – A Creative Look at Our Town
September 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
I’m delighted to announce that my exhibition, ‘The Hastings Show’, will be going ahead in the Visitor Centre on Hastings Pier from 9th-23rd September, open every day 10am-5pm. On display will be a collection of unique decorative mirrors, all inspired by the town of Hastings. Many of these mirrors are created using wood and metal salvaged during the refurbishment of Hastings Pier following the devastating fire of 2010, breathing new life into these pieces of history which would otherwise have been lost forever. Each one has been individually designed to reflect the imagery, atmosphere and colourful history of the Pier, from crumbling Victorian ironwork and evocative 1930s lighting to the modern post-fire refurbishments. Also featured will be work from John Cole, official photographer for the Pier restorations, and Stewart Walton, watercolour artist and creator of much of the wooden furniture on the Pier. There will be a programme of associated talks, workshops and a ‘Creation Station’ where you can get involved by drawing pictures, taking photos, writing stories and poetry about Hastings. These will be put on display and there will be prizes for the best ones! I’d like to say a big thankyou to the Hastings Pier Charity staff and the wonderful volunteers, and the new owner Mr Gulzar, Manas and his team for giving me the opportunity to put on this exhibition in this amazing venue. The Hastings Show is a project I have been working on for the past three years and is finally almost here, and I hope the local community will get behind me and help spread the word about this exciting event celebrating our wonderful town and the marvellous Hastings Pier. Entry is free and accessible. Suitable for all ages but children must be supervised at all times. Everyone is welcome – please come along!