Press Releases week beginning 15 June 2015
Local textile designer at Museum
A display of new work by award-winning textile designer and weaver, and Hastings resident Caroline Richards will be on show at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.
The large pieces on display, inspired by animal markings and the textures of traditional cloth are intended as wall-hangings or bed covers. They exploit the design possibilities offered by the hand processes Caroline uses; the stitching together of woven lengths, use of appliqué and the bonding of layers through the fulfilling process to achieve a double-sided cloth where the 'gritty' yarns from British Mountain breeds form the top layer and a contrasting soft layer of Merino, often with a fine tussah silk stripe, forms the reverse.
Colour is crucial to Caroline's work and she does all her own dyeing, always starting with undyed yarn. The display will be on show at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery from 27 June to 06 September 2015 and admission is free.
For more information about events at the museum visit www.hmag.org.uk or telephone 01424 451052
Recycling roadshow in Hastings
Come and meet the council's recycling and waste teams at their road shows during National Recycling Week - 22 to 26 June 2015.
Hastings Borough Council has joined forces with Recycle Now the national recycling campaign for England, supported and funded by the Government.
Now in its 12th year, Recycle Week is a celebration of everything about recycling, with this year's theme being 'Recycling Around the Home'. The aim of the week is to encourage the public to think about items that can be recycled from all rooms in the house. Council officers will be on hand at the road show events to give help and advice about recycling in the home and to help people recycle more things, more often. More than six out of ten of us now describe ourselves as committed recyclers, compared to less than half when the campaign began in 2004. The road show will be appearing next week at the following venues:
- Monday: Morrison's, front foyer
- Tuesday: Kings Road, opposite Peridot Jewellers (at the junction with London Road)
- Wednesday: Silverhill, outside the old Co-op building
- Thursday: Town Centre, Station Road - opposite The Body Shop
- Friday: The Stade in the Old Town
For more information about waste and recycling visit www.hastings.gov.uk
White cattle arrive at Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve
British White Cattle will help manage Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve.
Hastings Borough Council, in partnership with the Sussex Wildlife Trust has introduced five hardy British White cattle into Warren Glen to join the Exmoor ponies in managing this important coastal habitat on the nature reserve.
These cattle have replaced the Highland cattle that were resident in this part of the reserve for a number of years. British Whites are one of the oldest breeds of cattle in Britain with direct links to the ancient indigenous wild white cattle. They are a very hardy breed, that readily graze rough vegetation and shrubs and their short white hair makes them particularly suitable for warm climates.
As they thrive on poor pasture and heathland they are particularly suited to the rigours of helping to manage the high conservation value coastal habitats of Warren Glen at Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve. Although native to Britain, they are not a common sight and so will provide an added visitor attraction to the nature reserve.