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The Bavard Bar talks

“Come and listen and be inspired. Come and speak and be inspiring.” Earlier this week, HOT’s Zelly Restorick crossed paths with Tim Crook, the man who created the Bavard Bar talks at Kino-Teatr and, fascinated by the project, his initiative and creative motivation, she asked him some questions about how it all came into being. Read on to discover how to join the ranks of the speakers – and be one of the listeners.

Posted 19:40 Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 In: Performance Tags: , , , , ,
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A room with a view to lowering standards

Severe modifications are being proposed to the unbuilt visitor centre in Hastings Country Park. Will the new design benefit the Country Park? Bernard McGinley takes a wild guess, and finds the application still wanting.

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Insights into the Levellers

Lee Humphries of Printed Matter Bookshop has organised a book reading of The Leveller Revolution with author, John Rees, who tells the gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution.  Zelly Restorick asks Lee Humphries about the book, the author and his dream of running his own bookshop.

Rising star: seven-year-old Munkhdemberel Pagamdulam of Mongolia,

Top seeds surprised at Hastings chess congress

The usual domination by the top seeds proved not to be the order of the day at the Hastings International Chess Congress, as grandmasters found themselves facing a stiff challenge from lower-rated opponents. Meanwhile the congress faces its own challenge as it prepares to look for fresh funding. Report by Nick Terdre, game commentaries by Grandmaster Chris Ward, photos by HICC unless otherwise stated.

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Help! Deportation threat to long-term resident

Originally from Argentina, Jorge Labbe Herrera, has lived in Hastings for 18 years and has made a valuable contribution to the local community. He is now in danger of being deported. As his court appeal is at the end of January, there is no time to lose. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver talks with Jorge about his life in Hastings, and describes some of the ways he has dedicated himself to benefiting our town. 

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Get cookin’ for MLK Day 2018

This Sunday, 14 January, sees the second Martin Luther King Jr Day hosted at The Palace in Hastings Town Centre. Organiser, Claudine Eccleston, tells HOT’s Erica Smith why she wants to see the whole town there, in our Sunday Best.

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Piano competition runner-up to give recital

A feast of thrilling classical piano music will be on offer at Fairlight Hall this weekend when young South Korean virtuoso Hans Suh, who came second in last year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, will give the HIPCC Winter Recital. Julian Norridge reports.

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Weather watchers needed!

Hastings Borough Council is looking for volunteer meteorologists to help with its weather readings.

Posted 06:16 Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: , ,
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