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Sir David Hare, Patron of Hastings LitFest

Hastings Literary Festival unveils 2019 programme

 

Hastings Philharmonic performing Messiah in Christ Church (photo: Peter Mould).

Rethinking Messiah

Easter is a natural time for performing Handel’s oratorio Messiah, with its theme of salvation. But the route from score to performance is not fixed, and HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick takes a look at different approaches to this popular work.

Posted 11:04 In: Music & Sound
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PSC marks anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza

To mark the one-year anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza, a vigil and die-in was recently staged by the local branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Hastings town centre. Laurie Holden of Hastings and Rye PSC reports on the action.

21st Century Types ©Grace Lau

Exotic 21st century types

Grace Lau is a well known, highly respected figure around the Old Town, but appreciation spreads further afield when it comes to the photography fraternity. Moving to Hastings, Grace, as a professional photographer and tutor, has been integral to forming a rich photography community in the town. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to her about how she came to be here and her new book, Portraits in a Chinese Studio, a project conceived, born and bred in Hastings.

The HOWCH team will hold a public meeting on Friday 26 April.

New initiative aims to develop co-housing for older women

A new response to the housing crisis has arisen in the shape of HOWCH – Hastings Older Women Co-Housing. Member Sue Warren explains its aims and plans ahead of its next public meeting on Friday 26 April.

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The Laughing Stag returns!

Comedy returns to the Stag Inn this Friday, 19 April. Entry is free but capacity limited, so the hosts warn that if you want your chuckle muscles warmed, turn up early to be sure of a comfy seat.

Chorus rehearsal from an earlier stage.

People’s opera rehearsals peak as first performance nears

Rehearsals for Bloom Britannia are reaching a climax, and the cast will be meeting every day in the week before they bring Act 1 to a public audience on Sunday 28 April. Brian Hick dropped in on rehearsals to see how things are progressing.

Posted 13:13 In: Community Arts Tags: ,
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The Common Treasury could be your source of inspiration!

Feeling overwhelmed, paralysed, fearful about the future and looking for a way to take action? The Common Treasury of Adaptable Ideas could be your source of inspiration. Nick Terdre reports.

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