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Still life with plastics and plant 2010/2011 © Project Art Works Eden Kotting

Project Art Works breaks through

The innovative Project Art Works is UK’s leading artist led organisation that works with people with profound intellectual impairment and complex needs. It was started 21 years ago. In Hastings. Since then it has inspired similar schemes across the country – with international links. Isn’t Hastings amazing? It is staggering what Hastings achieves with limited resources and massive enthusiasm and  ambition. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths applauds Project Art Works’ hard work.

The 2017 runner-up, Hans Suh, who returned in January to give the HIPCC winter recital.

Piano competition hits new heights

One of the town’s premier music events, the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, gets under way shortly, showcasing possibly the highest standard of entrant ever. Nick Terdre sets the scene. All photos by HIPPC.

Leah Levane

Local woman calls for ‘Justice for Palestinians’

At a recent meeting in Hastings, St Leonards resident, Leah Levane, provided an eyewitness account of life in the occupied Palestinian territories. Those attending heard of her experience of being part of the largest ever all Jewish delegation to visit the occupied territories. Leah was one of 130 Jewish people, mainly from the US, who visited Hebron in May of last year. One of their aims was to restore a Palestinian family to the home they were evicted from 20 years ago. John Enefer writes.

Mung beans growing in a bag

Challenging the menopause industry

This is the story of how an ex stand-up comic came to challenge the entire menopause industry. Local resident, Sally J Dufell, writes about how her own experience of the menopause led to solving the accompanying difficulties and writing a book, Grow Your Own HRT.

At The Spirit of Gravity, Brighton Photo Agata Urbaniak

Conjuring music from trees

All musicians are unique in their musical production, but Nick Weekes is a man whose music attracts curiosity because of the unusual instruments he has created from tree branches and other found objects. Zelly Restorick interviews Nick – who does sterling work to keep the HOT website going when not fiddling with branches and wire racks – to find out more.

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Some thoughts on campaigning to save our Crown Post Office

This Tuesday morning on the way to work, I heard our MP, Amber Rudd, on the Today programme talk about the Suffragettes and how important it was that women campaigned so hard to get the vote. She fought shy of agreeing that those women who had undergone prison sentences for their actions should be pardoned, but she supported the Votes for Women activists who lobbied for something that they believed was important for a fair and democratic society. Erica Smith contemplates public protest.

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Flooding on the lower tier following heavy rains in early January.

Grant for flood defences below the sports village

A grant of £2.25 million has been made to Hastings Borough Council and the developer of the proposed sports complex in Bulverhythe for remediation work on the adjacent housing site. Nick Terdre reports.

Havelock Place, due to house DWP staff this year.

DWP ups sticks in favour of the town centre

The Department for Work and Pensions’ branch at Ashdown House is to move to the town centre, occupying offices in Sea Change Sussex’s Havelock Place and the University of Brighton’s Lacuna Place. The move will help Sea Change repay the loan with which it developed Havelock Place. Nick Terdre reports.

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