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66 Objects - Scooter

2016 and all that

‘The Story of Hastings in 66 Objects’. The museum is at John’s Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1ET (Telephone: 01424 451052)

Posted 07:51 Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 In: Arts News Tags: , , ,
Headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, where member countries held their first meeting without UK participation on Thursday (photo: European Union, 2016).

Clear majority to leave in Hastings

Along with the rest of the UK, Hastings voters gave a clear vote in favour of leaving the European Union in last week’s referendum. As a result of the vote, the council expects to be worse off, whilereports of racist actions against foreigners resident in the UK have raised concerns in town. Nick Terdre reports.

Jacques Brel double bill heading for Hastings

Fans of Jacques Brel are in for a treat on Thursday 7 July, as Dead Belgian will be playing live at the OB Theatre as part of a double bill of Brel worship, writes John Knowles.

Posted 16:30 Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 In: Film

Lesbian gangsters – love honour and vengeance on the mean streets of Manchester

This Wednesday’s Polari-on-Sea features a fantastic array of writers including author Jules Grant. Jules is from Manchester but now lives in Brighton. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck College, University of London. She worked as a barrister for over twenty years. Her debut novel is called We Go Around In The Night and Are Consumed By Fire. It is about a posse of Mancunian, lesbian gangsters with a taste for street poetry and revenge. Edmund Flyte interviewed the author for Hastings Online Times.

Posted 19:02 Monday, Jun 27, 2016 In: Literature Tags: , , ,

Military college clocks five successful years

Since opening its doors in June 2011, the free-to-attend Hastings Military Preparation College has helped prepare nearly 200 local teens for careers in the Armed Forces, civilian workplaces or further education. Here it reports on its achievement.

The Bunker - set to remain a prominent and unwelcome feature in the Country Park (photo: Bernard McGinley).

Country Park eyesore gets to stay

The widely disliked Bunker in Hastings Country Park remains with us following a successful appeal by the owner. The decision is a bitter blow for those who have campaigned for its removal, in whose eyes the council has signally failed to protect one of the town’s loveliest assets. Nick Terdre reports.

Sin Bozkurt© for Duo Bogof

Pre-Edinburgh Festivals shows at OB Theatre

In July, OB Theatre will be holding three weekends of theatre, comedy and cabaret from some of the UK’s top acts. John Knowles reports.

Winner Tzu-Yn Huang in the White Rock Theatre, scene of her triumph.

Chance to see piano champion’s recital

As the last act of this year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, Tzu-Yin Huang from Taiwan is to give the traditional winner’s recital at Fairlight Hall. David Pullen, who accompanied the competition with a lively daily blog for HOT, looks forward to the occasion and the programme. Photos by Richard Grebby of RG Studios.

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