The ROOT 1066 International Festival is getting under way with ten cracking new exhibitions across Hastings, St Leonards, Pevensey, Robertsbridge and Rye.
I Am A Norman is an outdoor photography exhibition, which explores ‘living history’ by depicting Hastings residents with Norman-derived surnames, on display at the Queens Road bus shelters and Hastings Station until October 2.
We Work In The Dark is a free exhibition inspired by Henry James’ The Europeans at Rye Creative Centre from September 3 to October 2.
Fishermen of Quiberville is the work of John Cole in Normandy photographing French fishermen. From September 3 to October 16, their portraits will be hung around Rock a Nore.
Coastal Currents Open Studios - Hastings’ annual arts festival - is back with free access to a range of local artists and the way they work. Open studios will run on September 3-4 and 10-11.
Another Crossing sees Bern O’Donoghue and Giovanna Del Sarto explore hazardous journeys and dangerous crossings at Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill, September 3 until October 2, free.
Harold’s Grave is an installation by Alice Schÿler Mallet whose golden-stone structure will open at Pevensey castle from September 7 to October 1.
Edith Digital Pinholes - Anonymous Bosch accompanied Andrew Kötting on a walk from Waltham Abbey to St Leonards for a new film about King Harold’s mistress, Edith Swan Neck. His pinhole camera photographs from the journey will be exhibited at the BlackShed Gallery, from September 7 to October 1. Free.
A New Language - curated by Chris Winter - is at the Observer Building, an exhibition exploring the culture shift initiated by 1066. From September 10-25, free.
Drift is a three-part sound and video installation from Project Artworks on display from September 10 to October 16 at Warrior Square Station, Bottle Alley and the East Hill Lift.
Lastly a major exhibition of cartoons including historical works, a retrospective of artwork by Martin Honeysett and contemporary work produced by cartoonists and workshop participants is at Hastings Museum from September 15, free.