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Bachène and Birch about to zoom into view

Two talented local artists, up-and-coming on the Hastings/St Leonards art scene, bring you an exciting and vibrant mixed media exhibition at the Zoom Arts Gallery. Anna Bachene and Anthony P Birch are no strangers to exhibiting their creations, both very quickly establishing themselves in the world of art, as Zoom reports.

Posted 07:47 Friday, Jul 29, 2016 In: Visual Arts Tags: , ,
Hastings pier undergoing restoration in late 2014 (photo: John Cole).

Council loses appeal over pier compensation

Hastings Borough Council has lost its Supreme Court appeal against the ruling that it is liable to pay compensation for business losses suffered when it closed the pier for safety reasons in 2006. However, it says it “retains the moral high ground” after judges decided on a more sympathetic interpretation of the Building Act 1984. Nick Terdre reports.

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The memorial to Jeremy Birch across the steps to the promenade in Warrior Square (photo: Tracy Hobden/HBC).

Sea-front memorial to Jeremy Birch completed

A community arts project has been completed in Warrior Square in St Leonards in memory of Jeremy Birch, council leader in 2001-08 and 2010-15 until his untimely death in May 2015. HBC media office reports.

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Hastings Fringe announces participating venues

The second Hastings Fringe Festival 2016 will take place from Tuesday 30 August until Sunday 4 September inclusive at a number of venues throughout Hastings and St Leonards.

Simon Charterton

At the cutting edge of Sheared Wit

HOT’s Erica Smith meets Simon Charterton, the man behind many of the more interesting musical events in the area, and finds out what makes his metronome tick.

The Big Sleep Hastings 2015

Sign up for The Big Sleep Hastings 2016

Registration is now open for The Big Sleep Hastings 2016, raising awareness of homelessness and money for Seaview, the local organisation that helps the most vulnerable people in the town. The event will take place on Friday 30 September, starting at 7.30pm and ending at 7am the following morning.

Dizzee Rascal coming to Hastings on 16 September

Hastings Pier gig for Dizzee Rascal in September

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