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10th June 2015

Capturing the tides of local life

The local Coastal Currents Arts Festival is at the heart of the Hastings & St Leonards calendar. It's a fantastic three weeks celebrating the incredible creativity of our town's renowned artistic community, attracting thousands of visitors and tourists. This year, for the first time, King's Church Hastings will be taking part, and at Coffee Box we're pleased to be hosting their exhibition.

During Coastal Currents, the exhibition will be open to everyone. So whether you're a photographer, painter, illustrator or fine artist – beginner or advanced – King's would love to showcase some of your work at Coffee Box.

The theme of the exhibition is Tides, which will capture the ebb and flow of life in Hastings & 1066 Country. Tides will be a collaborative exhibition of photographic and creative works from artists living in the area, touching on the seasons, the memories, the hopes and the realities of life in our town. This is a brilliant opportunity to participate in this festival that is such a key part of our town.

The brief is simple: produce a single photo or a collection of portraits or scenic photographs, representing your view of the tides of life in Hastings & 1066 Country. For each image or for your collection as a whole, please provide a brief story, memory or hope, explaining your chosen theme. Please bear in mind that some photos will be printed at A3 for the exhibition, so please use the highest resolution settings on your camera and submit uncompressed versions of your photos (RAW if possible). Hand your work in to the Hastings Centre Reception on a CD or memory stick, or email by Friday 31 July.

If your work is selected, it will be displayed in Coffee Box throughout Coastal Currents, including at the King's launch event on Saturday 5 September (more info coming soon).

King's would love to see your work and showcase some of the outstanding talent from the local community. Other Coastal Current exhibitions will be taking place across Hastings' public spaces between 28 August and 13 September, too, promising a colourful exhibition of creative arts, so note the dates and don't miss this great event in our town.

Sian Francis-Cox

Posted by Sian Francis-Cox

12th December 2014

Festive family fun...

It was great to have so many of you join us last Saturday for a brilliant, family-friendly film afternoon, our free screening of Elf.

Over 100 people came along to Coffee Box and it was a pleasure to serve hot drinks, movie-themed snacks including popcorn and chocolate, and Christmas treats during the night. We loved seeing you get into the Christmas spirit, with elf costumes all round, and the film wasn't just a hit with the kids, either, as our licensed bar gave the adults something special too.

There was a great buzz as we enjoyed the film with guests from across the town, and as the lights were turned up at the end of the night, many said how much they enjoyed themselves. If you want to enjoy more events like this, our next movie afternoon is at 4pm on Saturday 17 January, when we'll be showing Mr Popper's Penguins, a great family flick starring Jim Carrey. Save the date for a great opportunity to spend an afternoon with friends and family in our lively coffee shop.

If you're looking for a more traditional Christmas event, this Sunday (14 December), King's Church presents their carol service, The Greatest Gift, held at the Hastings Centre, with entry through Coffee Box. This is always a hugely popular event (the afternoon service is fully booked!) and we'd love to see you at the 7pm service. You can book your free ticket here.

Finally, don't forget that we are open until 3pm on Tuesday 23 December, so why not come in and make the most of our Christmas goodies until then? We'll be opening again at 10am on Monday 5 January, welcoming in the new year with our menus of hot and cold drinks, meals and snacks that everyone can enjoy.

Sian Francis-Cox

Posted by Sian Francis-Cox

29th July 2014

80s Film Night

"Dance magic, dance!"

Join us on Saturday 13th September when we'll be launching our 80s Film Night season with a screening of the classic Labyrinth.

With free entry, licensed bar, and a prize for the best Labyrinth themed fancy dress.

Doors open at 7.30pm

Laura Grove

Posted by Laura Grove

30th October 2013

Sweets, treats & prizes at Let's Do Business!

Sweets and treats at LDBHPop along to stand 101 to visit the Hastings Centre and Coffee Box at Let's Do Business Hastings tomorrow.

As well as some sweets and treats for you, you can also enter our prize draw for your chance to win lunch for two at Coffee Box, a family ticket to a pro-wrestling event here in November, or free room hire.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Natalie Williams

Posted by Natalie Williams

8th July 2013

Serving up some Wimbledon winners

Tension was high in a packed Coffee Box yesterday afternoon as people piled in to watch the historic Wimbledon men's final. The majority were cheering on Briton Andy Murray in the thrilling three set match.

Murray was certainly serving up some winners, and we were too! Delicious strawberries and cream milkshakes, refreshing Pimm's and huge slices of cake went down a treat throughout the afternoon.

Pop in during the week (Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm) to try out Coffee Box for yourself. The home-made cakes are temptingly tasty, and our coffees, milkshakes, smoothies and sandwiches are made-to-order each day. Not to mention that we expect the outdoor play area and patio to be sun-soaked all week now summer has arrived!

Natalie Williams

Posted by Natalie Williams