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Sound Waves Community Choir at Beatles Day last year (photo: Johnny Powell).

Roll up, roll up, it’s Beatles Day this Sunday!

A fun day out for all lies in wait at the White Rock Theatre this Sunday when it stages Beatles Day. This year’s edition, the 17th, features as ever faces old and new, not to mention a tribute to the Fab Four’s legendary producer George Martin and for the first time a dance troupe. Nick Terdre reveals all.

Local campaigners from Fossil Fuel Free Hastings

HBC motion tabled to divest from fossil fuels

Local campaigners from the group Fossil Free Hastings have welcomed the tabling of a motion that would commit Hastings Council to divesting itself of its investments in fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas) – and are urging local people to contact their Councillors to support the motion. Gabriel Carlyle of Fossil Fuel Free Hastings writes.

Artist and CHD member Emily Johns surrounded by security guards as she documents work on the Queensway Gateway road (photo: CHD).

Request for judicial review of road permission to be renewed after judge’s initial refusal

News that permission has been refused for a judicial review of Hastings Borough Council’s decision to give the go-ahead for the Queensway Gateway Road has been welcomed by the council and by Sea Change Sussex, the developer. But Gabriel Carlyle, who sought the review, says he will renew his application. Nick Terdre reports.

TD & PC Jan 16

Helping hub

The local HUB in St Leonards-on-Sea is, I believe, a brilliant and necessary place for people to go for help, advice, guidance and support. An invaluable service to the local community, writes Zelly Restorick.

The horses at the Brownbread sanctuary

Horse rescue centre needs your support!

Brownbread Horse Rescue runs on the untiring devotion and love energy of Dinty and Tony Smith – owners of the horse (pony and donkey) sanctuary –  and their volunteers and donors, who help keep this equine safe haven in existence. And now, here’s a call-out for some extra helping hands.  Zelly Restorick writes. 

It's not the winning, it's the taking part (photo: Russell Jacobs).

Kenyans take first places but everyone’s a winner in the Hastings Half Marathon

The 32nd Hastings Half Marathon took place on Sunday, with Kenyan runners taking first place among both men and women. Despite the overcast skies and chill air, it proved a great success, not least in numbers, attracting just under 3,500 participants. Nick Terdre reports.

autism-week

World Autism Awareness Week at the O.B.

The 2nd to the 8th of April is World Autism Awareness Week and to celebrate the uniqueness that is Autism, The O.B. Theatre is bringing  you two moments of wonder, a selection of Robin Elliott-Knowles’s drawings from his project ‘Uslip V Duck Team’ (a rogues gallery of villains) and, as selected by Robin, ‘Mary and Max’

Coldstream - OB Hastings

‘Coldstream’ at the O.B. Theatre

The Observer Building Theatre opened on the 19th of March with ‘Ruff’ by leading feminist theatre company Split Britches. The play dealt with the after effects of a stroke and the loss of identity on their lead actor Peggy Shaw. ‘Ruff’ continues it’s run at the Barbican Theatre London. Now, hot on it’s tail comes a play dealing with the very male dominated world of the war on terror, Coldstream.

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