Welcome to SHADE

St Leonards and Hastings Alliance for Diverse Ethnicities (SHADE) is a member-led community organisation which celebrates, empowers, promotes and supports Asian, Black, Latin, Middle Eastern people, and people from other diverse ethnicities, living and connected to St Leonards and Hastings. 

We prioritise projects led by people from the groups we represent and aim to decolonise power structures, oppose discrimination and to provide welcoming and inclusive safe spaces.

SHADE would like to thank Rakesh Solanki (rakeshsolankiuk@yahoo.co.uk) for the donation of the SHADE logo used in our header.

“We Are Here”

An outdoor culture trail celebrating the past and present of Black people in Hastings and St Leonards.​

Tell Your Story

Call out for stories from Black people in Hastings and St Leonards as part of our We Are Here event.


Fill in our membership form to become a member of SHADE or find out how to be an ally supporter.