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An absurdist masterpiece

Andrew Myers reviews Avanti West Coast Online Booking Experience (Anonymous) In 1961, the avant-garde artist Piero Manzoni placed a metal pedestal upside-down in a field in Denmark, effectively turning the whole planet into a work of art, rendering the artist…
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Seascapes

Although not directly on the coast, Rye Art Gallery is home to many living and now departed maritime artists. The Gallery’s Education and Outreach Officer, Louise Simkiss Day, describes their new exhibition: ; Seascapes brings together over 120 artworks of…
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Back to the Bar

By Fiona McGarry It was good to see the return of the Bavard Bar to the Kino on Wednesday – the first live Bavard since lockdown. The event normally involves three volunteers talking for 15 minutes each about a subject…
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The Hastings Trawler

Set up in 2005 by local people disenchanted with the Council (not unlike HIP a decade later) this magazine spread its literary net far beyond politics to encompass history, poetry, fiction and cartoons. Initially financed by Graham Frost, owner of…
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HIP YOUNG WRITING

Get Hastings Reading Our passion for words goes viral By Stephen Ratcliffe Culture Shift, a key partner in the Get Hastings Reading campaign, has launched a series of short films to encourage young people to take up the art of…
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