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Daniel Rainey at All Saints Church 24 Septemeber 2015 photo: Jonathan Bruce

Making the music his own

What separates a musician from the crowd? Is it not the way he makes the music his own? Which is why I knew I’d asked the wrong question, when I asked Daniel Rainey what was his favourite music to play? It is as if the music he is currently playing is always his favourite – more importantly it is his! HOT’s Chris Cormack writes on a musical phenomenon, who graced the Hastings International Composers Festival for all four concerts.

Dom Pipkin

Dom Pipkin heralds new music nights in St Leonards

Friday night is music night in October at the Kino-Teatr in Norman Road. Proprietor Russell Baker has curated a schedule of exciting acts, ranging from New Orleans piano, cinematic song smithery, bossanova mouth trumpet, operatic violin pop to Franco-American chanson.

St Clement, Old Romney. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Land Marks: Art in Romney Marsh – where the great outdoors steps inside

Art in Romney Marsh is a truly special part of the acclaimed Coastal Currents, where site-specific works of art and performances take up their places in six medieval churches across the Marsh. In truth, the works of art cannot be divorced from the churches which house them, or the wetlands which provide both context and backdrop. As Martin-Paul Everett, one of the featured artists, observed: “The churches are the real stars here… you can’t really compete with them”. HOT reporter Cathy Simpson made the pilgrimage and pauses for reflection.

Practising on the beachPhoto Mark Barwell

Energising body and mind

In Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, we’re lucky enough to have a branch of the national Shiatsu College right on our doorstep. And starting in the autumn, the team are offering sessions called Grassroots Shiatsu. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Image from Drone Campaign Network

Legalised murder?

Hastings Against War have asked local residents to sign a Change petition to stop targeted armed drone killing and have circulated an article written by Chris Cole of the Drone Campaign Network. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports – and considers the concept of killing.

YOU MUST BE CHOKING campaigners Photo CHDs

Queensway Gateway Road application

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Transition Town Hastings logo

Hunting for herbs

Transition Town Hastings have once again joined (non-violent!) forces with local resident, Ben Fairlight Edwards, The Barefoot Herbalist, to organise a foraging herbal walk.

Seckou Keita picture Andy Morgan

Dance, film and music at AfriKàBa festival

Hastings is host to a series of events celebrating African and Caribbean heritage, arts and culture through dance, film and music. The AfriKàBa festival commences on 3 October in conjunction with Black History Month. Zoya Mathison reports.

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