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Cliff, Paul and Barbara

Care for those who are caring

Can you help? The Association of Carers provides free volunteer led support to unpaid Carers in East Sussex, including Respite and Befriending, Computer Help At Home, a telephone Talk and Support Service and more. The aim is to reduce isolation to support Carers to continue in their caring role.

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Syria's Disappeared

Syria’s Disappeared

There will be a screening of the documentary Syria’s Disappeared at the Electric Cinema at 4.30pm on Saturday 9 September. Hani Fakhani, a former detainee will facilitate a Q and A session after the screening.

Sara Lee Trust

What would we do without them?

Here is a startling revelation about an army of volunteers. According to the NCVO, an estimated 12.7 million people volunteer in England once a month and in talking to three of them, it dawned on me that volunteering is… work. Often it’s hard and sometimes thankless work. I also found that the reward for such free labour is not just the warm glow you get from helping other people, though that is certainly part of it. Pat Driver, trustee for The Sara Lee Trust writes.

mayor of Hastings Cllr Judy Rogers with Brion Purdey of the museum association re-enacting the opening, flanked by a guard of honour provided by the Hastings sea cadets

125 not out

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery’s 125th birthday celebrations were a great success on Wednesday 16 August. It marked 125 years to the day that Hastings’ first public museum opened, on 16 August 1892, with a re-creation of the original opening ceremony at 3.30pm, the exact time the museum was first opened.

Garden of Cultural Delights

Garden of Cultural Delights

In this our 8th year of Cultural Delight we were pleased to be joined by Hastings Mayor Cllr. Judy Rogers for the Mayor’s Community Picnic and to take the opportunity to reflect on how essential it is to develop understanding and friendship beyond religious and cultural difference in order to secure a community where bonds of respect and love free us from prejudice and hatred. Report from Tim Miller of the Interfaith Forum.

Image from Youtube

Link Launches disaster appeal

The Hastings Sierra Leone Friendship Link has launched a disaster recovery appeal after the tragic events have seen hundreds of people die and hundreds more missing after flash floods and landslips hit areas of Freetown and surrounding neighbourhoods in the peninsular area of Sierra Leone. Thousands made homeless as torrents of rain and mud raged through Regent and other settlements close to Freetown in Sierra Leone on Monday night. Entire families and houses were swept away. Survivors were trapped in the mud, amongst the wreckage and in the flood waters whilst the rain continued to pour down. 

Photo Miranda Gavin

Hastings Fringe supports two local charities with special evening performances

Hastings Fringe Festival announces two fundraising evenings of performance to raise awareness of The Sara Lee Trust (Thursday 14 September at The Albion), and The Penny Beale Memorial Fund (Sunday 24 September at The Beacon) as part of its events taking place throughout September. Miranda Gavin writes.

Sparkly Bird

Sparkly Bird takes flight

This year, Sparkly Bird, a 12 song cycle telling a harrowing true story, has expanded, spread its wings a little, and now has 2 new dancers, Joanna Poulton, and Ruby Chadwick. Sparkly Bird, the emotional story of a woman’s fight with depression and ultimate suicide, now has dance throughout, as well as visuals, lightshow and live music. Local resident, Kat Lee Ryan, talented singer, songwriter and musician is the creator of this heartfelt performance. 

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