Battle Summer Arts Exhibition
The Battle & District Arts Group will be holding their annual Summer Art Exhibition for 2019 from Wednesday 31st July to Saturday, 10th August, in the Battle Memorial Hall in the High Street, Battle. The Exhibition is the highlight of the Group’s year where members can show off their painting talent to the public.

Opening times are from 10.00 until 17.00 daily. Free entry. All works for sale. For more information visit

Plug ‘em
The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has set up its latest campaign Plug ‘em to raise awareness of the need to protect against tinnitus at clubs, gigs and festivals. The condition, experienced by over 7 million people in the UK alone, can have a devastating impact on people’s lives and can affect anyone of any age.

Tinnitus can be caused by many things, but tinnitus caused by over exposure to unsafe levels of sound is completely preventable.

When it comes to listening to live music safely, the BTA want people to know more about sound levels, exposure times and how to easily protect themselves with earplugs. Basic filtered plugs which turn the sound level down but don’t impact on the quality of sound heard, can be purchased for less than £5.

• To find out more about the Plug’em campaign, go to or @Plug_em on social media.

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery needs your votes!
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery has been nominated for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2019. This is the first time the museum has been nominated. 

Charity Kids in Museums awards the prize annually to one museum, gallery, historic home or heritage site in the UK that has made outstanding efforts to include children and families and respond to their feedback. The prestigious award is now in its 14th year.

Damian Etherington, Museum and cultural development manager, said, 

“We are delighted that our visitors have nominated us for the Family Friendly Museum Award. We love putting on new and exciting family activities, such as the Dinosaur Day and the Iguanodon restaurant last summer, the Chick Chase this Easter and our new relaxed early openings for neurodiverse children and their families. If you have enjoyed a visit with your family, we would be grateful if you could send your experience to Kids in Museums to give us the strongest possible application. 

• To nominate Hastings Museum & Art Gallery for the Family Friendly Museum Award, visit the Kids in Museums website and fill in the online form:
The deadline for nominations is noon on 31st May 2019.

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