A new mixed media exhibition is showing at Zuzushii Arts Laboratory until 29th August, featuring work by Fumico Azuma, Alexander Brattell, Ben Browton, Tim Can, Kathleen Fox, Jill Rock and Keith Waller. Normal opening times Wednesday to Sunday, 10 till 5.

Zuzushii Arts Laboratory, 26 White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JY. 

Hastings Fringe in 2020

For the first time in five years, Hastings Fringe will sadly not be going ahead in 2020 due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic.

Heather Alexander, Artistic Director said, “The Fringe has helped to make Hastings a leading cultural destination for the south east through its Fringe and Theatre Festivals. We have looked at staging an open-air event later this Summer, but ongoing concerns about Covid-19 have made this impractical. The health and safety of our audiences is of paramount importance to us.

“Both the Fringe and Theatre Festivals are hoping to be back next year in full, with an exciting programme of cultural experiences for everyone. In the meantime, we are looking at other possibilities in the interim – watch this space!” 

Arts on Prescription Receives Blake Logo 

Local community arts organisation Arts on Prescription (AoP) recently received an illustration by Sir Quentin Blake, featuring a doctor who has painted a large rainbow and the title “Art on Prescription”. AoP believes in the potential power of art and community as therapy, as a strong companion to medicine and other technical methods in healing. Every Friday they host art sessions on Zoom, and they recently featured Jenny Miller from Barefoot Opera. See HIP Issue 149 Arts on Prescription goes online.

For more information about AoP’s free ‘art for wellbeing’ sessions contact [email protected] or visit the website

Collage à Trois 

Artists Peter Quinnell, Rachel Williams and Alice Howard have filled the gallery with their amazing collage work. Exhibition open until August 30th. Find out more, and subscribe the mailing list for updates at

The Dirty Old Gallery, 31a west street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3AN. Gallery open Thursday–Sunday, 11am ‘til 4pm (sometimes 5).

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