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Heather Alexander – Hastings Fringe Festival

HOT’s Sean O’Shea places the spotlight on Hastings Fringe Festival organiser Heather Alexander (HOT, Arts & Culture, Monday, Aug 24, 2015).  He talked with her about her background in the theatre, her hopes for the festival and her work as a drama teacher with local youth groups.  He also interviewed some of the young people involved in the festival.

Still from 3 Stages of Lazarus Photo Manuel Vasquez

The multiple talents of Christopher Leith

Local campaigners raising awareness of air pollution threat Photo CHDs

You must be choking

Local campaigners recently united to raise awareness of the risks to air quality by the building of the Queensway Gateway road. Earlier this year, following the case Gabriel Carlyle brought to the High Court, Hastings Borough Council – prior to the court case – agreed to withdraw plans for the road, as it would breach current UK and EU directives on air pollution. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Transition Town Hastings

Transition Town Hastings

Just to let you know that we are lucky enough to have a Transition Town group evolving in Hastings now. The Vision Day was back in April, where it became clear what issues would be of most interest and importance to local people: food growing, transport, economy, energy, housing and waste. HOT’s Zelly Restorick spreads the word.

SJM painting used as backdrop at concert in Rome

International singer returns to St Leonards

Internationally acclaimed singer, Sarah Jane Morris, possessor of a deep and vibrant voice that resonates through to your soul, returns to St Leonards on Sea, a place very close to her heart. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

© Lambie Brothers.

An exotic dancer

So many people drift down to live in Hastings – and sometimes you wonder how and why. One particular person is Japanese, Yumino Seki, an exotic bird in our midst, who is introducing us to her European take on Japanese Butoh dance. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was curious to know more about her.

The restoration of Hastings Pier - a new building arises.

A chance to cherish Hastings’ heritage

Look around you! Too much of historic Hastings and St Leonards has been demolished or abused, or is under threat, but despite regrets some people really like what’s left in the borough, finds Bernard McGinley. Exceptional places are visitable thanks to the Love Architecture Festival and Heritage Open Days.

Last year's Barefoot Opera Young Artists Tour production of Carmen © Chris Parker

Opera – Barefoot and Emotional

St Marys in the Castle is to host the Barefoot Opera Young Artists Tour of Donizetti’s great comedy L’Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love) on Saturday, 5 September  HOTs Zoya Mathison finds out more.

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