A few weeks ago 30 or so BA Hons Illustration students from LCC spent the day in Hastings. Headed up by tutors Stuart Varley & Paul Bowman we arranged a packed day of talks & studio visits. ½ at our studio and the other ½ at Peter Quinnell’s Black Winkle. Sandwiched in the middle everyone went to a Bikers Pub on the seafront and had a few hours with Illustrators Scott Garrett, Gary Neil, Chris Watson and Tim Marrs. A chance for budding images makers to talk to some seasoned pro’s with the benefit of a tongue loosening beer. Stories were told, debates began and beer was spilled on work. After more afternoon studio visits, everyone headed back to the Carlisle where a 7 a-side game of darts was played. I think it may become an annual event.