Hastings really loves a celebration and we had lots of fun for Fat Tuesday. On Preservation Sunday there was a procession through the town with a jazz band and drummers. A big crowd turned out with umbrellas they had decorated at one of the many workshops by Radiator Arts that took place during half term. My husband hosted a couple of the workshops. His umbrella is the one with the tiger face on it. Everyone partied at The Printworks where gumbo and hot dogs were served. My son went out in the world as a storm trooper, quite a cute storm trooper. On Fat Tuesday there were bands playing in locations all over Hastings for free including jazz singer Leanne Carol and the charismatic James Hunter. Donations on the doors are going to the Seaview Project which offers services for the most marginalised and vulnerable people in Hastings and St. Leonards. Love my town.
I'm an artist, illustrator, gardener, crafter and mum to a six year old. I live in the beautiful seaside town of Hastings on the South Coast of England. I love thrifting, swimming in the sea, cycling, upcycling, exploring and documenting the natural world.