Hastings – find a pretty home here and explore
Following on from our day of previewing homes and schools in Hastings, the Kent property finding team were searching for a home for clients who are relocating to Hastings. Hastings is fast becoming a fun place to live with many good restaurants and bars like the Webbe’s Rock-A-Nore situated in the old part of Hastings and opposite the Jerwood Gallery. The gallery opened only a few years ago and already has a strong following. The latest exhibition features Marcus Harvey who has links to the 1066 Countryside. The fishing huts are also well worth a visit and you can’t help but take in the wildlife when a very cheeky seagull takes up residence on your car!
Whist pre-viewing homes in Hastings we discovered it is marking the 950th anniversary of William the Conqueror’s invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings. A new contemporary arts festival is being created. This is ROOT 1066 International Festival which promises to bring innovative and fresh perspectives on the history and legacy of 1066 from some of the best artists working in Britain and France today.
We discovered that ROOT 1066 will be composed of spectacular indoor and outdoor events across 1066 Country in East Sussex. These events will be staged by internationally renowned artists and companies. Glyndebourne Opera, Chris Levine, Wildworks Theatre, Marcus Harvey and Turner Prize short-listed Fiona Banner. There will also be many more specially-commissioned works, exhibitions and shows.
Some of the highlights of the programme, curated by Hastings Borough Council’s Polly Gifford (former director of the respected Bridport Arts Centre), include a pioneering sound and light event designed by the light artist Chris Levine. He is well known for his famous 3d light portraits of The Queen, the Dalai Lama and Kate Moss. He will be working in collaboration with sound artists to create a spectacular immersive experience on the seafront. It will include an invitation beamed over the Channel to Normandy to signify the start of the festival. This is definitely an event not to be missed.
Following on from British Museum Director Neil MacGregor’s ground-breaking series for BBC Radio 4, A History of the World in 100 Objects, the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery aims to tell The Story of Hastings in 66 Objects!
For full listings of what’s on and the latest news and information go to www.1066contemporary.com.
For general things to do in 1066 country you could picnic at the sand dunes of Camber and swim in the sea. Explore the gardens of Great Dixter, Kent and Pashley Manor, Kent. Take a cultural turn and visit the historic homes of famous writers including Rudyard Kipling of Bateman’s and Henry James of Lamb House.
We think we have created an exciting home viewing schedule as there are a number of beautiful homes that we are looking forward to showing our client next week. It will be a pleasure for us to show them around the area as it is a great time for a family to relocate to Hastings. Property prices are still reasonable and there are plenty of good schools within an easy commute of the town. Not only that but the commute to London takes about 90 minutes and goes directly into London Bridge, Canon Street and/or Charing Cross
Please call either Amanda on 07944 305921 or Anji on 17748 682818 if you would like help with your home and/or school finding in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London