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White Rock Theatre

What’s HOT at the White Rock Theatre

HOT’s Paul Way-Rider takes a look at some of the offerings coming up at the White Rock Theatre (WRT) in September including the new White Rock Comedy Club.

The New Hastings Writing Group

Hastings Writers’ Group forges ahead

The long established Hastings Writers’ Group (HWG) invites budding writers to come and try the group for themselves. The group

Gary Laker's first book

Too Many Tomorrows

Local writer, Gary Laker writes candidly about his addiction to alcohol and his life in recovery in his book, Too Many Tomorrows. Gary sat down with HOT’s

Paul McCandless with, from left,

McCandless and Charged Particles in Hastings

For their September gig, Jazz Hastings presents leading US jazzman Paul McCandless, a man of many instruments, and the long-standing Bay-Area jazz trio Charged Particles. Julian Norridge provides the biographical details.

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Hastings Literary Festival

Sam Davey could have come out of the womb with a book in her hand.  From there it was hardly a stretch to bcoming a writer herself and then to co-founding the first Hastings Literary Festival. When HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to her about this new addition to the Hastings annual calendar of festivals and events, she explains: “I was raised on books. I could read before I could walk”.

The Walk-in health centre is currently on the ground floor of the Station Plaza Health Centre building

Keep our Walk-in Centre in the town centre

Our local NHS Services are under attack from the Conservative government. The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) that provide healthcare in our area have been placed in ‘special financial measures’ – this means they have to find savings of at least £18m. HOT’s Erica Smith was shocked to find out what impact this might have on local services.

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JJ Waller self-portrait

JJ Waller talks about Through The Lens Festival

After 11 years of being associated with St Leonards and Hastings, photographer JJ Waller is proud to finally be a part of the Coastal Currents festival this September. Erica Smith interviews him about his appearance at the inaugural Through The Lens Festival of Photography from 31 August to 8 September at St Mary in the Castle.

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SOS: Sustainability On Sea

Whether you believe in climate change or not, living our lives more sustainably surely makes good common sense, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. SOS: Sustainability on Sea is a full programme of events jointly organised by Transition Town Hastings and Energise Sussex Coast covering issues such as food, energy, water, waste, community gardens, transport, beach cleans, fishing, economics, etc – exploring ideas, initiatives and innovations designed to develop and evolve a more sustainable future for Hastings and St Leonards.

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