Mightier Than the Sword
Hastings and Rother Arts Education Network (HRAEN)
Mightier Than the Sword: Schools Respond to ROOT 1066
Schools across Hastings and Rother have been working with local artists to respond to one of the biggest events in British history, the Battle of Hastings.
This year we are celebrating the 950th anniversary of this historic event with ROOT 1066, an international festival which draws on several art forms to explore its impact and examine the ways it shaped the world we live in now.
Local schools have been getting involved with the help of Hastings and Rother Arts and Education Network, who commissioned Lee Shearman and Steve Tasane to produce toolkits which schools can download and use in their classrooms. Working with Lee they have produce pop-up accordion books based on the Bayeux tapestry and with Steve they have written poetry inspired by the battle and the themes which surround it. This exhibition presents the work produced by the first of the schools to use these toolkits and take part in workshops which ran in June and July 2016.
12noon to 10pm (term time weekdays)
10am to 10pm (weekends and school holidays)