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Alive is someone…

The husband of a dear friend of mine died a couple of weeks ago, after over a decade of coping with the myriad circumstances that accompany early onset dementia, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick. A beautiful poem was read at his funeral, which I share with you here: maybe it will be a source of comfort should you also be going through a challenging time in your life.

Posted 06:14 Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 In: Poetry Tags: , ,
North Queensway Innovation Park - planning permission for two units was granted last year but construction has yet to begin.

HBC called to account over Sea Change briefings

Campaign group Seachangewatch is calling on Hastings Borough Council to implement a recommendation made five years ago to require economic development company Sea Change Sussex to provide an annual briefing on its activities. Nick Terdre reports.

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The Lamb Players to debut at Fairlight Hall

For the first time, after nine sell-out seasons, The Lamb Players are set to bring their unique interpretation of a Shakespeare classic to Hastings, as they present As You Like It from Fairlight Hall. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

The footpath at the centre of the controversy, looking towards the main road.

Second bid for control of Old Town footpath

Following a second attempt by the Flamingo amusement park owner to secure control over the footpath running between the park and the boating lake, Old Town residents and representatives are looking to the Foreshore Trust to help their cause but look likely to be disappointed. Nick Terdre reports.

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Crowds flock to the Light as a Feather art show

Earlier this year poet and visual artist Susan Lelliott hatched a plan to hold an exhibition about birds. Her drawings often feature birds – unlikely portraits of crows, geese and seagulls. She was aware of other artists in the area who  also feature the avian in their artworks, and decided to co-ordinate a show which celebrated birds – as personal, political and environmental symbols. HOT’s Erica Smith was drawn into the net.

Posted 16:05 In: Arts News
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When feathers flew – women’s fight for change and the birth of the RSPB

HOT’s Esme Needham reviews Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather by local author Tessa Boase.

Posted 22:11 Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 In: Literature
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New See Spray Gallery and Salty De Soufflé

See Spray Contemporary Art Gallery is a totally new venture which is hoping to establish itself  as a purveyor of unique contemporary art as well as stocking art supplies and providing community space for art projects, as curator Ella Matthews explains. The current exhibition features Brighton-based collage artist Salty De Soufflé.

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Garden of Cultural Delights

A rich array of talent will be on display in St Leonards Gardens on August 12th as the 8th annual Garden of Delights takes place. Acrobats, dancers, singers and musicians will form the varied programme at this popular annual event. John Enefer writes.

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