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The Big Draw 2017

This year’s big draw theme is animation. Animation requires a lot of drawing so get ready for a mammoth fun drawing session!

We will make stop frame films, flipper books and other forms of animation like rotoscoping and thaumatropes, we might even try building a zoetrope or two if time allows. All the materials are provided for free so just bring yourself and some enthusiasm to draw.

The big draw sessions will take place on the 21st and 22nd of October from 10am to 4pm. And it’s FREE!

If you want to get involved just turn up on the day.

Please bring a packed lunch and something to drink if you plan on staying for a while or visit the many fine and varied eating establishments nearby (HMHB, The Edge, Poffleys to name but 3)

The work will be on display throughout the week until 29th October. On Friday 27th October we will have an open evening to celebrate and look at the work (5 – 7pm).

More information on this year’s Big Draw festival can be found at



Creative Christmas 2017

Curated by Katherine Reekie and Tricia Neve

The Hastings Arts Forum is proud to announce their Creative Christmas fair. A popular, well attended annual event featuring some of the most talented artists and craft workers from the Forum’s membership. Plenty of gift ideas ranging from thrifty to extravagant.

This year’s fair runs from the 30th November until the 21st December with a Late night shopping event on Friday 1st December. Join us for special offers, delicious festive treats and mulled wine.

Creative Christmas is a curated show, exhibitors are selected based on the quality and uniqueness of their work.


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