MSL celebrates individual creativity, community and place. We create performances, exhibitions and installations that engage and inspire people, and transform communities.

Sun Shall Rise MSL Discover

The Tressell’s Children immersive sound and art experience returns to St Andrews Mews in Hastings on selected dates between 23rd November and 10th December. The exhibition tells the stories of Hastings’ people, and was, in part, created by the people of the town. 
Book your tickets here.  Some tickets also available on the door. Weekday sessions run hourly from 3pm–8pm. Weekend sessions run hourly from 11am-4pm. 



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Tressell’s Children

MSL’s digital arts and heritage project, Tressell’s Children, is a ground-breaking project inspired by working-class experiences in Hastings and Medway. The people of the towns have created an immersive museum experience of working-class lives.

Sun Shall Rise MSL Discover

The Wild Horn Fair

Hastings’ wayward, intoxicatingly colourful Rock Fair took place annually for at least four centuries. 

Now we are about to discover where and how the fair will pitch up next. We need more players to join our ragged troupe; will you join us?

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Beach of Dreams

Beach of Dreams is a country-wide celebration of the UK coastline. The people of Hastings and Rother have an amazing opportunity to take part in activities celebrating our very own coast and to become part of the international Beach of Dreams 2025 celebrations. MSL want to make sure everyone who wants to join in has the chance to.

Would you help boost the project? East Sussex County Council has chosen our campaign as one of five that it will match fund up to £5000. But we only have a few short weeks – until the 29th of November – to find the money.

We have rewards on offer; chocolate, party invites, prints. Find out more at our crowd funder page.


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History Detectives

History Detectives was the sister to our Tressell’s Children project.

Over the summer of 2023 we uncovered the histories of migration and the stories of people who have travelled through Medway and made it their home as well as finding out something of the hopes and dreams of those who live there now.

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MSL Digital creates performances, workshops, exhibitions, and installations that celebrate heritage, community and place. We bring digital solutions to heritage narratives to provide a more immersive, inclusive experience.

Main image and MSL Digital image by Craig Penfold. Wild Horn Fair Image by Kate Hodges.

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