Yesterday, the BBC Sussex "Give a Gift" charity event got off with a bang, ably supported by some familiar faces in Hastings, and not a few visitors either!
Yesterday, also, and not just a song sung by the Beatle Paul McCartney, but the Jerwood Gallery (with very mixed emotional support and hatred from locals) began its John Bratby exhibition, which ends on the 17th April (website).
Bratby (1928-92), was quite a prolific artist, primarily in the 1950s and 1960s, and moved to Hastings when he left the bright lights of London, 2 of his paintings of Paul McCartney have been lent to the Jerwood for this exhibition by the ex-Beatle. Bratby died in Hastings, on his way home from one of our numerous chippies, R.I.P.
May be worth taking advantage of one of our first Tuesday in the month freebies (for locals), which I may well try on myself...