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Roger Waters’ The Wall

When Pink Floyd recorded The Wall in 1979, Roger Waters was well on his way to being in total control of the group. The album was about his life and his growing sense of alienation and the other band members were increasingly being shut out. After the Floyd split, The Wall became seen as his project which he toured with various stellar line-ups. Now there is a film of the 2010–13 solo tour, co-directed by Waters and Sean Evans, and it’s on at Kino-Teatr this weekend. There is also a local connection as Oleg Poupko, a cameraman from St Petersburg long based in Hastings, was first assistant camera on the tour. Simon Charterton regresses to his Progressive Rock past…

Posted 13:17 Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 In: Film Tags: , ,
Drawn to Witness Poster by Emily Johns

Drawn to witness

Celebrate New Year’s Day with the Combe Haven Defenders: come drawing! Bring your drawing books and pencils and meet fellow nature lovers at noon in Hollington Valley.

Tranquil valley? Photo Combe Haven Defenders

Combe Haven: tranquil no more

HOT’s Zelly Restorick remembers being part of the peaceful protests to prevent the Bexhill-Hastings Link Road being built – and has felt saddened to see the area change from green to grey.

Hiroshima skyline Photo CND website

Trident or no Trident?

Do we need to buy new nuclear weaponry to ensure the UK is defended? Are our existing weapons enough of a deterrent? Could the money be better spent in other ways? If we’re in debt, as a country, is buying more nuclear bombs a priority? How much will our alliance with the USA influence our government’s decision? And whatever your answers, will your voice be heard when time comes for the decision to be made? HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

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Onwards and upwards for Transition Town Hastings

The Transition Town Hastings vision became a reality in 2015, set up with the intention of creating a more connected, healthier and self-sufficient community. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Talent Match South East with the Mayor

Talent Match South East

Councillor Bruce Dowling, Mayor of Hastings, presented 23 young people participating in the ‘Talent Match South East’ programme with certificates recognising individual journeys and their achievements to date.

Image by Zelly Restorick

HO HO HO HOT Christmas wishes to you!

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas time, wherever you are on this beautiful planet we live upon and share, whoever you’re with, whatever you’re doing. Wishing you love and laughter, good health and happiness, peace and comfort.

Posted 16:46 In: The HOT Planet
Photo Yann Levy

Local residents in 15,000-strong illegal march

Hastings and St Leonards residents – including two who found themselves at the head a 15,000-strong illegal march through the streets of Paris earlier this month – reported back on their experiences of the protests outside the UN climate summit at a meeting in Hastings this Sunday. The event was preceded by an hour-long musical event hosted by protestor Thad Skews.

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