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Aerial view of the site of the proposed block of flats, at the junction of Tower Road (top), Cornfield Terrace (right) and St Peter's Road (left (photo: David Bowie).

Heritage protest over Tower Road development

Residents in the Tower Road area have formed a protest group to contest an application by local charity Magdalen & Lasher to build a block of flats in the road, arguing that it will mean the demolition of Victorian workshops which are likely to have been known to Robert Tressell.



Curious Projects

Thinking and Making

Curious Projects would like you to join them for the Preview evening of
Thinking / Making, a curated exhibition of artists’ maquettes and models by 27 selected artists, some of whom are recognised talents from Hastings and St Leonards on Sea.


Photo courtesy Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span

The legendary Steeleye Span will perform at St Mary’s in the Castle on Thursday 10th December 2015.  Sean O’Shea talks with band members Liam Genockey, who lives in Hastings, and Maddy Prior about the band’s enduring popularity and some of their career highlights.


Down with Black Friday, up with Frost Fayre!

Black Friday, yet another clarion call to spend, spend, spend from Big Commerce, is not to every retailer’s taste. St Leonard’s Central proprietor Clive Gross has become so incensed by the damaging effect of the hype around Black Friday that today he is running a special ‘No Discount Day’ at the shop instead.



Trash Cannes Festival

Trash’d in Hastings and St Leonards

We’re heading for the final weeks of Trash Cannes Festival and it seems like a good time to get an update from co-originator, film maker, anthropologist and local innovator, Keith Rodway. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks his some questions about the past, the present and the future of Trash Cannes and the Festival’s offshoots.

What/When/Where is Trash Cannes?

Trash Cannes runs this year from 25 September to 21 December. Our first event was in The Crown – other venues are The Stade Hall, The Brass Monkey, Kino Teatr, The Observer Building and the Memorial Art Gallery. Our events cover spoken word, an

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The unauthorised Bunker, a blot on Ecclesbourne Glen and the Country Park (photo: Richard Alfred Moye/Ram Photographic).

Unauthorised developments at caravan park exercise minds at protest group’s meeting

The Save Ecclesbourne Glen group had its annual general meeting last Sunday (15 November), and explained its work to concerned local people.

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Hambledon Hill

Inspiring Views: Last minute artist opportunity

Although this is not a Hastings opportunity, the area is filled with talented artists and this might appeal to you. Discovering, revealing and interpreting views of the Surrey Hills: Surrey Hills Arts (a partnership between Surrey Arts, SCC and Surrey Hills AONB) are commissioning artworks incorporating seating at five points along the Greensand Way in Surrey.


Kirks Place

Never Dark

Never Dark is a spontaneous exhibition for PhotoHastings 2015, including work from a huge number of local talented photographers. 

Never Dark: An instant salon by the photography community in Hastings, as a last minute response to an unexpected gap in the Observer Building’s gallery schedule.…



Transition Town Hastings logo

Transition Town updates

Just to keep you posted on what’s happening with the Transition Town Hastings Team. You’re welcome to attend any of these events. Your involvement would be an important contribution.


Reading The South

Reading The South

During November, Hastings Library will be offering a number of FREE reading and creative writing workshops. Open to everyone, the theme of all the workshops is: What Sussex Means To You.


Wear it campaign

World AIDS Day and free HIV testing

This World AIDS Day, The Terence Higgins Trust is asking people to “Wear it” – encouraging people to wear their red ribbon and stand together in solidarity for a world where HIV stigma is a thing of the past.

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Photo courtesy Skinny Lister

For the love of music

Skinny Lister is a popular, talented young folk group which as well as delighting local audiences, has swept the international stage in recent years. Hot’s Sean O’ Shea talks with their lead vocalist, Lorna Heptinstall about her journey in music, the band and her appreciation of Hastings.



Tribute to Christopher Leith

HOT contributor, Chandra Masoliver, recently wrote two articles about local Master Puppeteer, Christopher Leith. Several weeks later, Christopher died of motor neurone disease. Chandra reports on the funeral service, which was held on 5 November at Hastings Crematorium, and the wake at the New Inn, Westfield.


Claire's new album is her 12th.

Claire Hamill into the daylight

Local singer/songwriter Claire Hamill has just launched a new album. Hannah Collisson went to talk to her about it and her life in music. The interview is reprinted by kind permission of The Stinger.



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