Hastings Independents

Throughout November 2023 We are excited to host Hastings Independents – a month of grassroots arts including visual art, music, film, photography and installation – much of it by young artists or first-time exhibitors.

The City’s Ripped Backsides

24 – 26 November 2023 A photographic exhibition by Amanda Thompson Opening Friday 24 November, 6-9pm with live music from THE BIG BELIEVEMore music on Saturday 25 November, 7.30pm REd cRAYON SpiDER – Live electronica/ acid housewith art projections by KIM WAN

The Old is Dying

1 – 3 December 2023 Exhibition and talks by Hastings Art School. Programme times and further information to be added soon.

Desire Lines

17 – 19 November Opening Friday 17 November, 7 – 9.30pm with music and poetry perfomances Ten young early career artists explore memory and desire. A multi-media event with an improvised music and poetry performance by Leon Middleton and Arun Avasothy on the opening night, Friday 17th November from 7 – 9.30pm. Gallery open from… Continue reading Desire Lines

Philip Sanderson / Es Krim

Saturday 18 November Hastings Independents third instalment – Saturday Night Special features Jamie Sellers’ new band Es Krim, and sonic wizard Philip Sanderson – lately of Storm Bugs and Ice Yacht. A free event but donations gratefully accepted. Music from 5 – 7pm


11 – 12 November Doubtless 2023 – an interactive generative music installation. Opening Friday 10/11/23 – step into an audiovisual experiment and collaborate with a series of interactive modules to create incidental music alongside live improvisations: Haydn & Joe (Borough Council) // Dunce & Slowdog // Last Living Cannibal & underScore. Leave doubt at the… Continue reading Doubtless

New Topographies

28 – 29 October Four photographers explore between them – themes of projection, ecology, topographics, faith, ritual and more. Private View: 28 October 6pm @benstezaker – Enigma @ethan__kirby (@wisdomsrebuke) – Outside the Flows @harrisonspooner – Between the Trees @joecharrington – Beneath Mercia

Jury Service

4 – 5 November Hastings Independents opens at Electro Studios, Seaside Road, St Leonards on Saturday November 4th at 5pm with the debut performance of JURY SERVICE. Jury Service will be joined by Mystery Key for a spectacular display of sound and vision featuring improvised psych-electronica with film and projections. The event continues on Sunday… Continue reading Jury Service

A Painting Event

26 – 29 October 2023 “We are coming together for a painting experiment where the traditional canvas, the surface to be painted, doesn’t hang on the wall and instead, is made into garments, borrowing our bodies as temporary supporting stretchers.” Live performance starts at 2.00 Saturday 28 October with a Q&A to follow and a… Continue reading A Painting Event

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“and the sooner the better!” 19 – 22 October 11am – 5pm. PV Friday 20 October 6 – 9pm All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, Richard Brautigan ā€œThe term ā€œartificial intelligenceā€ tends to position technology in opposition to the natural world. But are they coming to help us, to free us of our… Continue reading > and the sooner the better_