Tickets will be released Wednesday, 27th October 2010 and are available from the following outlets:

*St. Mary-in-the-Castle, Pelham Crescent, Hastings Seafront
*Hastings Information Center, Priory Meadows, Town Center
*The Bullet Cafe, 38 Robertson Street, Hastings

The first 100 "White" tickets sold (see above image) will receive a gorgeous goodie bag on the night.

**Butlers, 70 George Street, Old Town, Hastings

Good luck with catching one!


(Image: Charity Shop Challenge entry 2009 with dresses made from men's


In case you haven't seen the article in this week's Hastings Observer about our Charity Shop Challenge, here again is the lowdown:

The challenge is
1* to find garments to a budget of maximum £10.00 in a charity shop

2* to recycle, re-work & customize them into an outfit or garment on the theme of HASTINGS ROCKS!

3* send in a photo of the garment, your age, a little line about your inspiration and your contact details via email to

DEADLINE: 5th November 2010

Award Categories to aspire to are
Best Outfit
Best Use of Material
Best Under 18
Best Cut
Best Environmentally Friendly

The 5 winners & 5 runner-ups will be able to model their creations on the catwalk on the night of the show in St. Mary in the Castle, Saturday 27th November 2010 with the winners being announced and awarded at the end of the show!

So, ... start being inspired & good luck!

Voila, our official poster and we encourage all our guests to dress GLAM!!


by Freya von Strapp

I guess being one of the organisers of FRONT ROW is not enough ... and doing flamboyant
PAPER COUTURE at the fashion catwalk show every year is one of my creative highlights.
The idea for outfits made from paper really developed during my Illustration Degree at Brighton University and has grown into a passion, BIG TIME!
Going from 2D to 3D paper collages is exciting:
FRONT ROW is the perfect showcase for outrageous creations and indulging in it has opened up a whole new world of prop making for me.

Image: FRONT ROW 2008

A big THANK YOU for HEN Hastings Environment Network for
supporting us this year!

Hastings Environment Network (HEN) is a volunteer-run organisation that aims to create a network of environmental organisations and individuals in Hastings and St Leonards in order to:
  • enable and facilitate environmentally aware projects,
  • encourage the implementation of environmental policy at local and regional level,
  • ensure that there is representation of environmental issues at LSP level,
  • promote environmental education in all sectors of the community,
  • promote green growth and sustainable development, and
  • promote and support local environmental events.

Membership of Hastings Environment Network is free and is open to anyone who supports our aims.

For more information visit

St. Mary-in-the-Castle, venue of the FRONT ROW Glamour Fashion Show & Vintage Boutique Shopping 2010 (Hastings)
Are YOU up for it?

This is one of our favourite parts of FRONT ROW
Anyone who is interested in fashion can enter The Charity Shop Challenge!

The mission is to buy second hand clothes from charity shops or vintage fabric or use any other recycled material for a budget of up to £10.00 (receipt necessary to enter) and through customising and re-working create a new and inspired garment.

Deadline: Friday, 5th November 2010

All entries with details, a few words of what inspired you, phone number & an image of the finished outfit has to be sent to

There are 5 AWARD categories:
Best Overall Outfit
Best Use of Materials
Best Cut
Best Under 18
Hastings Environment Network Prize For The Most Environmentally Friendly

Judges are
Maggie Alderson, international fashion columnist and former editor of ELLE Magazine
Rose Ratcliffe, inspired stylist and owner of Butler's, Old Town

All entries will be pre-selected and the 5 Winners & 5 Runner-ups will have the chance to model their creations on the FRONT ROW Glamour Catwalk on Saturday, 27th November at St. Mary in the Castle. Professional Make-up and hair will be provided.

So what are you waiting for...?