gallivanting 3


The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is a lovely building, although they clearly haven’t quite worked out what to do about the seagull guano streaks on the glazed black tiles. It works really well with the net stores (sorry, no pictures), and houses a wonderful collection of 20th century British painting and sculpture – a real treat. The Fishermen’s Museum is fun, too.


And because you have to if there is one, we went up the cliff in the funicular – to find hordes of French schoolchildren eating their sandwiches, along with a howling wind. So we didn’t stay very long at the top. A wonderful boutique break (the only one I have ever done, neither of us being obviously boutique-motel material).

2 Responses to gallivanting 3

  1. Martin March 26, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    Ah, but you’re obviously Gallivant material! I wonder if you’ve come across Andrew Kotting’s film of that name about a jaunt around the coast of Britain with his mother and disabled daughter Aden? And Andrew lives near to where you were too – in Hastings.
    PS – I guess you’ve already visited Derek Jarman’s little black beach house and garden just round the bend in Dymchurch… ?

    • tamcole March 26, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

      No – I haven’t heard of the film. I’ll look out for it… but we have seen Jarman’s house and garden – we went very shortly after he died, before Dungeness got a bit tarty. Now everyone’s at it. But I still love it.

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