Friday, April 30, 2010

New Trust Newsletter Out Now

The latest Hastings Trust newsletter is now out - please pop into our Resource Centre, 35 Robertson Street, to pick up a copy, or e-mail me at for an electronic version

Monday, April 26, 2010

Spoken word at F-ISH Gallery

On May 15th F-ISH tales will celebrate the 5 senses through the medium of art and the spoken word.

Start 6.30PM to 8PM. Admission free.

F-ISH tales is hosting a reading on Saturday at F-ISH Gallery by local poets Jan Hedger, Joe Fearn and…set within the current exhibition of paintings ‘KRITIKOS’ by Peter Waldron – show extended till 30th May.

The acoustic space of F-ISH Gallery provides a unique opportunity for synergy of art and sound. The sensual experience will be completed by provision of soft drinks and an alcoholic punch.

F-ish Gallery has excellent wheelchair access and facilities.

Further events from F-ISH tales to promote art and the spoken word will take place during the America Ground celebration on July 4th. Regular monthly readings and events by poets, authors and artists are planned at F-ISH. Catch them!

Any queries, Joe Fearn, F-ish Tales Coordinator: 0845 4090562

‘…to experience the 5 senses: Clink glasses to 'hear' the toast - Touch the glass - See the colour of the wine - Smell the fragrance - Taste the flavour’. Tortilla Soup. (Paraphrase) Film, 1981.

F-ISH Gallery 45 Robertson Street Hastings East Sussex TN34 IHL

Future jobs Fund

A government sheme to provde six month job opportunities to unemployed young people, the Future Jobs Fund, is actively running in Hastings, and we at Hastings Trust are supporting it.

We have been able to take on 10 new staff under the scheme who are ably supporting our projects and partnership activities, and we hope that they will find the experience useful in securing themselves future permanent employment after their six months.

We have 4 Eco-Fab technicians working on our Skills2Build project - Paul, Brendan, Sam and Joe.

We have the Trust's first ever paid receptionist, Matt, working at HQ along with Volunteer Support Assistant, Nick, HELP Administrator Lorraine, and Director's PA, Paul who provides support directly to me.

and under our partnership agreement with F-ISH Creative Trust we have two Gallery Assistants, Emma and Jack.

I am happy to welcome them all to the Trust and am confident that this scheme creates a great opportunity for young people to develop their skills and aspirations for future employment.