To celebrate the arrival of spring, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery has teamed up with local artist and ethical taxidermist, Jazmine Miles-Long, to create a virtual walk through Hastings’ Alexandra Park.

The team are welcoming submissions of images, videos, artwork and poetry or words inspired by the park to help create an amazing experience that brings the park’s famed botanical gardens and water features to life – virtually.

Through these contributions Jazmine will create a virtual walk of the much-loved and beautiful Alexandra Park in Hastings. It will mean the park’s beauty can be showcased and enjoyed by many, including those who can’t visit Hastings at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions in place.

Contributions should be emailed to [email protected] by 5th April 2021 along with a pinpoint on a map to show where your submission relates to.

Cllr Fitzgerald, lead councillor for Regeneration, Culture and Tourism, said, “Alexandra Park is a space that is so often enjoyed by Hastings’ residents and visitors. This is a fantastic project that will showcase the beauty of the park during the spring to many people who sadly are unable to enjoy the park physically at this current time.

“We are grateful that this project has been able to develop with support from the Art Fund and also funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.”

Jazmine Miles-Long, added, “I visit the park a few times a week with my family, we have a cupboard in our kitchen dedicated to different seeds for the birds and monkey nuts for the squirrels. The park has kept up our spirits over this past year as a safe haven to explore. I know it’s much loved by our community and we are all so lucky to have it. I want to create something together to express how this beautiful place makes us feel.”

Watch Jazmine’s video about the project at facebook.com/hastingsmuseum/videos/1061002954382961

Keep an eye out for the project appearing at www.hmag.org.uk


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