Good Stuff is a creative programme of projects in St Leonards, East Sussex created and led by local residents in partnership with local arts charity Home Live Art. We want to provide opportunities for local people to come together through creativity in order to create positive change in our community and to feel proud of where we live.

This Good Stuff programme of projects will focus on dance, film, performance and song with the goal of creating new spaces for local people to feel connected, learn new skills and most importantly have fun!

All projects are resident-led. The groups behind each project are based in St Leonards, and our main activity takes place at St John’s Church Hall on Pevensey Road.

We want to make a change in our area and are determined to be at the forefront and help deliver what this is rather than just let it happen to us.


-Provide new opportunities for local people to get involved in creative activities
-Bring people together to make a lasting and positive difference to our community and our lives
-Celebrate diversity


Good Stuff in St Leonards is a community project led by local residents who have formed a collective of voluntary run Working Groups. Each group helps shape the vision and direction of their project and works together to make it happen.

St Leonards Dance Troop Working Group
Margaret Trowel, Gill Sutton, Anna Richardson, Adeline Offe-Burobey and Ann Tuckere

Flexed Working Group
Alice Denny, Samuel Spice, John Murray, Thom Kofoed, Garry Kames and Harriet McMorrow

re:create Working Group
Jen Grant and Gary Rolfe

Playing the Race Card Working Group
Claudine Ecclestone, Dawn Dublin, Maggie Scott and Nichelle Kelleher

The Good Stuff Working Group oversees the whole project and is currently made up of at least two members from each of the individual projects. We are currently looking for new members, so please contact us via email on or call 020 3920 9045 and leave a message if you are interested in joining any of our Working Groups.

Project Coordinator: Local Facilitator Caf Fean has been brought on board to help support the project and individual Working Groups.


Good Stuff in St Leonards is facilitated by Home Live Art, a local arts charity who produce live events across Hastings, the South East and beyond.

Home Live Art is supporting each group to develop and grow, bringing expert advice on community organising, staging events and linking professional mentors to projects if required. They will also provide advice on further fundraising as the projects develop and mature whilst ensuring all projects are consistent with their core principles of equality, accessibility and diversity.

Good Stuff in St Leonards is funded by Creative Civic Change – a partnership between Local Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund, the Calouste Gulbekian Foundation, and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Creative Civic Change launched in May 2019 and supports fourteen communities across England to use the power of the arts and creativity to create meaningful civic change in their areas.

If you have any questions or queries regarding Good Stuff in St Leonards please email or alternatively call 020 3920 9045 and leave a voice message with your name and telephone number and we will get back to you when we can.