1 September 2016 onwards at Rock-a-nore
Free walk and talk at 6.30pm 2 September
Begining at the street door of Marks & Spencer in Queen’s Road, and ending at The Stade
17 – 18 September Saturday and Sunday
At Stade Hall, Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings
Free talk at 2pm 17 September
For the Root 1066 Contemporary Arts Festival John Cole will be exhibiting a series of photos he recently took of the Quiberville fishing community, just outside Dieppe in Normandy. These photos, alongside photos of Hastings fishermen and women, will hang indefinitely on the black net huts and fishmongers’ shops of Rock-a-Nore. The two sets of photos will illustrate the strong connections between these two coastal communities, showing the links that bind England and France through the work of the men and women in their respective fishing towns.
On Friday evening 5.30pm, September 2, as part of the diep~haven festival, John will be opening his exhibition of Quiberville photos at Sainsbury’s Cafe, The Drove in Newhaven.
Photos of both Quiberville and Hastings fishing families will also be exhibited in Stade Hall, Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18. On the Saturday, September 17 at 2pm, John will give a brief talk about the project, joined by members of the fishing community.
To open the I Am a Norman and Fishing People of Quiberville exhibtions on Friday evening September 2nd at 6.30pm photographers Nigel Green and John Cole invite you to take a ‘Photo-walk’ as part of the Root1066 festival and the Photohastings’ photo-season.
The walk will be between the ‘I Am A Norman’ exhibition in the bus shelters in Queen’s Road and Havelock Road, moving on to the Stade open space and fishing huts where Polly Gifford (Root 1066 Festival Director) will talk about John’s photographs of the fishing people of Quiberville and Hastings.
These two shows highlight the Norman connections to Britain through the Conquest that took place 950 years ago.
The meeting place for the start of the evening will be outside the street door of Marks & Spencer in Queen’s Road at 6.30pm. Refreshments will be served at the Stade.
This event forms part of the Root 1066 Festival of Contemporary Arts
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