We are delighted that pupils from our local schools are taking part in a new professional music production with Barefoot Opera, a company driven by the power of music to inspire and connect us all.
Their new 'people's opera' - BLOOM BRITANNIA - will be unlike any opera you know, and tells the story of one extraordinary day in the life of a seaside town. With a live band, it brings together all kinds of musical influences and promises to be full of surprises.
We hope you will come along to support our students who will be singing alongside a professional cast and more than a hundred singers from across the generations here in Hastings and St. Leonards.
Three performances will take place from 22-24 October at St. Mary in the Castle. Tickets from £12 + (£5 for children under 12) from www.barefootopera.com or from Hastings Tourist Office (now located next to Hastings Station.)
If you'd like to invite friends and family, please do share the link to the Facebook event:
We hope to see you there!
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery are really pleased to share some news with you about an exciting project for children aged 6 – 9 that we have developed with the generous support of Arts Council England Lottery Project funding.
Midnight at the Museum is a free postal storytelling and activity subscription. Each week for six weeks, starting the week of 1 November 2021, children will get a pack through the post with a story and linked activities. The packs tell the imaginary stories of some of the objects in our collection – in each story an animal faces a challenge and overcomes it with the help of their friends. Children will also receive a wellbeing journal in week one, with journaling prompts in their activity pack. The project aims to build wellbeing and creativity through fun storytelling.
For more information go to midnightatthemuseum.co.uk
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Arts Council England
De La Warr Pavilion
East Sussex Arts Award
Hastings Borough Council
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Pallant House Gallery
Rother District Council
South East Bridge
The Pier HUB
White Rock Theatre