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Sergei Prokofiev in New York, 1918

Prokofiev and Richter – what they said and did

The day off has given me time to get my coughing sorted out, apologise and change my mind, writes David Pullen.

Jason Simon USA

The dragons come home to roost

The Axe has fallen and 21 of the 39 competitors are out. I felt that the Jury Chairman, Frank Wibaut, handled it extremely well, and  am confident that none of them felt failures as a result of this rather brutal end, particularly when so many of them had come from America and Asia. And of course none of them were failures, writes HOT’s David Pullen.

From Day one

Wrestling with Dragons

Day two, and this time I did avoid the morning session and as there were two cancellations I only had a measly 7 concertos to look forward to! It was still very good value,writes HOT’s David Pullen

Daria Goremykina Russia

First impressions on Day One

Well folks, I certainly felt that I was taking on a challenge agreeing to go to the Piano Competition. Back to back piano concertos, with the orchestra part played on another piano? I thought there were nine in the day – but there were thirteen! – writes HOT’s David Pullen.

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Love letters and closet seagulls

Following on from the very successful Burns Night, the motto for next Monday and Tuesday’s feast in The House of St David is ‘Feed me til I want no more’. A ticket includes a fab dinner of tarts with Welsh flavours and clever evocations of Welsh rarebit and cake as well as cultural slap-up nourishment with Welsh performance ingredients.

No Trident Replacement

Trident: weapon of mass destruction

This is the second of a pair of articles looking at what Trident is, what it is said to be for and what some of its supporters candidly think of its uses. The first (see link below) asked if Trident was any use for defence? This second part shows how, beyond the big powers’ nuclear club, the rest of the world is now moving towards making nuclear weapons as illegal as other weapons of mass destruction, thereby making investment in them a very poor bet. Rachel Lever writes.

Phil Sutcliffe interviewing Pete Seegar

St Leonards Salon: Music Journalism – An Evening With Phil Sutcliffe and Andy Gunton

Freelance Journalist Phil Sutcliffe and The Stinger magazine editor Andy Gunton share perspectives on breaking into music journalism and building a career based on doing what you love.

Posted 14:00 Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , , ,
Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors, winners of the 2014 SPARK award.

SPARK calls for award nominations

SPARK, the network for young’s people’s organisations in East Sussex, is inviting member groups to apply for one of its 2016 awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in May, for which the main sponsor is the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service. Nick Terdre reports.

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