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Quang Hong Luu: gave a "perfect" rendition of Beethoven's No 3  but failed to make the semi-finals.

Standards soar as piano semi-finalists chosen

As 11 contestants in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition advance to the semi-finals, HOT correspondent Heidi de Winter finds it hard to believe the high standards displayed by the young pianists.Photos by Bob Mazzer.

Plastic bottles found on the beach

Refill: re-use plastic bottles

Make single use plastic water bottles a thing of the past with Refill. Refill is a national, practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing refill points on every street. Transition Town Hastings is supporting this initiative.

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Cabaret Mechanical Theatre on the pier

For the first time, internationally famous Cabaret Mechanical Theatre is bringing a fascinating and extraordinary exhibition of automata to Hastings pier, including enchanting mechanical moving toys and other beautifully engineered inventions from their collection. Zelly Restorick asks owner, operator, curator and Bexhill resident, Sarah Alexander, about the exhibition.

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Stand up for Palestine benefit gig

Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Unite the Union have organised a stand up comedy benefit gig with all proceeds going to Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) and Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).

Protestors gathered outside Ore Community Centre

The future of libraries in East Sussex

Did you fill in the recent library consultation document? Interested in ESCC’s response to the consultation results? ESCC have sent HOT details of their meeting and the issues to be considered. 

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Hastings Harbour proposal: Anne Scott and Peter Chowney offer differing views

Anne Scott, Chair of Old Hastings Preservation Society, gives HOT’s Chandra Masoliver her views on the Hastings Harbour proposal, raising important questions about local democracy and the relationship between the local council, the county council, the developers and ourselves, the electorate. Following this, Chandra continues her ongoing dialogue with Peter Chowney, leader of the council, about the harbour development.

Ke Xia XU (Sue) Chair of the Chinese association, deputy mayor of Hastings  Cllr Nigel Sinden, Cllr Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council , mayor of Hastings Cllr Judy Rogers, Felix Bimezgane, and students from Buckswood school.

Hastings celebrates the Year of the Dog

Local people gathered in Priory Meadow Shopping Centre on Sunday 25 February to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog.

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It’s A Woman’s World

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Kino-Teatr are including in their series of Sunday Coffee Concerts, a performance of women’s music and songs from 1890 to 1930, as Adrienne Hunter explains.

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