Art fair in December for local charities

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Creative charities and social enterprises have collaborated to create affordable art fair 10 squared.

A hundred squares are being decorated by members of art and craft groups across Hastings and Rother, using a range of techniques. The squares will then be displayed together and sold on Saturday, December 13 at Craftivists, the new social enterprise place for arts and crafts in Kings Road, St Leonards.

The squares will be available for just £10 each and funds raised will help local charities maintain their art groups for vulnerable adults in the community.

The groups involved include Artworks, Autism East Sussex, ARRCC, Culture Shift, Horizons Community Learning, HFS, and Your Way.

The organisations work with adults who have a range of support needs including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health, autism and long-term unemployment.

Craftivists is a project started by Hastings Furniture Service to make a space for creative charities and groups to showcase and generate income from their art and craft work.

10 squared will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm on December 13.