Active Arts prepare to DAZZLE you!

An exciting new exhibition has been curated by Active Arts students showcasing their fantastic work. The Exhibition will run from Friday 8th December (Private View, 6-8pm – All are welcome) and Saturday and Sunday 10-4pm on both days.

A collection of works on paper, sculpture and textiles are available and some are available to buy at the Electro Studios Project Space, Seaside Road, St Leonards on Sea.

Please come by and support our fantastic artists!

Open Door takes part in local exhibition.

This week sees the launch of a brand new exhibition at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery – Stored Out of Sight. The exhibition explores a rich history of disability and the importance of fighting for equality and rights in our community. The exhibition features artifacts which have previously been mis-catalogued and deemed ‘non-important’. Open Door members were invited to be part of the exhibition. Photos of the participants together with their own words feature in this important collection. The exhibition is live until December and entry is Free! More information can be found on the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery Website HERE

AGM 2023

Plans for this years AGM are in full swing. Please come along on Friday 10th November, 11am, Christchurch Hall, St Leonards.

You are welcome to come and see the new plans for our future, meet our board of Trustees. We will discuss the previous year and hear about the progress we have made in all ares of our organisation. A light lunch and refreshments are included.

A short synopsis of our accounts will be discussed at the meeting, but a set of full accounts can be viewed here;

Active Arts Presents GO GO GO!!!

Tickets available for the hottest show of the year!

Active Arts and Friends are back this year with their new show, GO GO GO!!! This year promises to wow audiences with Musical Theatre pieces from Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Oliver, Comedy & Drama pieces from key historical moments, interpretive dance, stunning solos and much much more! Don’t miss this one-time-only performance on Wednesday 12th July, 7pm!

Coronation Tea Party

Join us to raise funds for BFBF, our big build and celebrate the King’s Coronation!

You are invited to the Robsack Centre, Bodiam Drive, St Leonards for a Coronation Tea Party on Friday 5th May – 5.30-8.30pm. Tickets are £10, available from the office and include a high tea, entertainment, games and photo booth! Bring your friends and family, all are welcome! Red , White and Blue dress code welcome!

A Town Explores a Book

Active Arts collaborates with Explore the Arch in ‘A town explores a book festival’.

Active Arts have done us proud again as they decorate our charity shop window with their work towards ‘A Town Explores a Book’. This years’ festival explores Mary Seacole’s Wonderful Adventures in Many Lands. An autobiography detailing the life of Mary and her childhood in Jamaica to her experiences of nursing in the Crimean war. Thank You to Juliette Dodd for working with the groups to create the work for this project. For more information, please visit

Happy Reading!

We’re on the Move!

The building work has started! After years of planning and fundraising, the work has finally started. Open Door, Active Arts and the Office Team have temporarily moved to their new locations and will deliver services from there. If you attend either Open Door or Active Arts, you will now be working in you new venues and we hope you’re enjoying the change of scenery and new experiences. The office team are now based at the Robsack Centre, St Leonard’s. We are contactable in all the usual ways and please feel free to pop in to visit at any time.

AGM 2022

ANNUAL AGM! Our AGM will be held this year on Friday November 11th, 11.30 at Christchurch Hall. All of our members, carers, families are welcome. What happens? We meet with our trustees and our members to talk about the highs and lows of the previous year. We talk about our services, our staff, our members and we can vote for trustees we want on our committee. Who will be there? Michael Foster (our president) will chair the meeting, our trustees will be there, the staff, our members and friends and families of the society and it’s members. Can anyone come? YES! The meeting should last about an hour and will be followed by a light lunch and tea and coffee. Please tell us if you will be coming here:

AGM attendence

Confirm attendance to this year AGM

I'd like to come to the AGM on Friday November 11th
Please nominate the trustees you’d like to see on the board of trustees using the form here:

Vote for your trustees

Voting form

Big Christmas Fundraiser is Back!

Raising funds for Open Door and the Big Build!

Join us for a fantastic evening of live music from the Coverups! for more information about the band, please see the bands facebook page here!

Tickets are £10 and include a ploughmans and a dessert. Drinks can be purchased from the Horntye Park bar. Don’t forget to get your raffle tickets, with first prize of £100, its an evening not to be missed!

Tickets are available by calling the office on 01424 424813/01424 718223

From 7pm-10pm, Horntye Park Sport Complex, Bohemia Road TN34 1EX