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7 PM - 9 PM 

The We Out Here exhibition presents several overlapping themes, such as exploitation, migration, colonialism and the wider issues of racism and racial injustice. 

Mullings’ work in this show asks how it is that the people of countries in Africa such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar or oil-rich Nigeria which have some of the world’s largest deposits of mineral wealth, remain some of the poorest in the world? 


How can art be used to challenge such racial injustice? Drawing on the work in the show and that of three contemporary artists - Samuel Baloji, Yinka Shonibare and Kara Walker - we will look at art as protest and art as empowerment. Can art be a force for change?


You will have the opportunity to create your own art work of protest and empowerment.

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BLACK 2 HASTINGS Free Community Trip

8.15 AM - 7.30 PM
@Warrior Square Pick Up


FREEDOM BUS: Warrior Square to Sonia Boyce

All aboard the BLACK 2 HASTINGS Freedom Bus to the Turner Contemporary in Margate.

Afri-Co-Lab invites Black and People of Colour folks and their families in St Leonards, Rother & Hastings on a FREE community road trip to see Black British Artist Sonia Boyce's exhibition: Feeling Her Way.


We invite you to enjoy the freedom and confidence of feeling comfy and welcomed in YOUR national institution!

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11am - 5:00 PM 
@De La Warr Pavilion

A creative away day for Black & People of Colour who are artists, creatives, community organisers, Space holders and facilitators. 


A radical act of community care for folks living and working in the local Hastings and Rother area. 

Come and fill your pot! Join us for a day of relationship building, guided breath & body work and image making exercises, all curated to offer a space to breathe, dream and open your imagination. 

There are no expectations, no specific outcomes, no specific experience or practices needed- just space intentionally held for you to explore.


We’ll do the planning, holding, organising all you need to do is book and we will take care of the rest.

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7 PM - 9 PM 

Unearthed tells the story of her leaving the city for the English countryside - and her first garden - in the hope of forging a pathway towards the embrace of the natural world and a sense of belonging cultivated on her own terms.

Join us for an informal evening as Sarah leads an exciting conversation around Claire's book Unearthed, her writing and life as an organic food grower in East Sussex.



"A powerful work of memoir and storytelling that will change the way we think about the natural world."

Standard: This is our full-price ticket

 Please pay it forward: This ticket costs a bit more but helps us to provide concessionary rates

 Concessions: This ticket is our concessionary rate, if you need it please use it.


Collage & Chill

It does exactly what it says on the tin! Join us for an eve of creative reflection through the art of collage. Using magazines, fabrics, wallpaper, banana leaf and whatever paper-like materials we can find. Cut and combine images and textures to reflect the world as you feel it.

The last Thursday of the month.  7pm-9pm

£10/£5 Concessions

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5:30 pm to 6:30 pm & 7 pm to 8 pm


Dance class for all abilities, advance booking recommended. Get your joy on with movement director and choreographer Darragh O’Leary. Pop routines to sweat and laugh too. 

Mon 3rd April 5.30 pm & 7pm 
Mon 10th April **NO CLASS**
Mon 17th April 5.30 pm &7 pm
Mon 24th April 5.30 pm  & 7pm
Mon 1st May 5.30 pm & 7pm 

£10/£5 Concessions*
4 Class Saver Bundle £32

Our Artists Makers Shop Is Closing

But keep in touch with these wonderful creatives!

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After a fantastic year of meeting folks, selling beautiful things and many, many random chats. We are closing the doors of our weekend shop. It's been a hard decision as we have loved amplifying so many amazing local artists and giving so many of you the chance to access their work and products. But change is-a-coming!!
As an experimental dreaming space we need to keep dreaming and so this year we are mixing it up to offer the space to more people in more ways! But please keep in touch with our wonderful local creatives! Click HERE to find out how and buy from them directly

Afri-Co-Lab is a community interest company based in
St Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex, headed up by fashion designer makers Anna & Lilly.

Combining their Ugandan cultural heritage, British seaside home and sustainability to create workshops, educational programmes, creative events and artistic interventions for seasoned and newbie creatives alike!


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facilitating creative exploration.

Past Projects

discovering your inner maker.


Making Things Happen





Never too young to create.      




  Uganglish Style.        

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