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  • vision boardLocal charity offers volunteers the chance to make a difference!

    The Lottery Awards for All project recently awarded funding to local charity FSN (Fellowship of St Nicholas) to help launch a new volunteer-led project from their central St. Leonards and Hollington Health Hubs. FSN issued this request for volunteers to join their cause.

    The Health Hubs are funded by Hastings and Rother CCG. The funding is designed to promote community resilience by increasing the capacity of local organisations to provide initiatives to engage the public. Continue reading…

    Selva - in the centre dressed in black with Park Run stewards at the end of her run.

    Selva earns her place on the front line

    Erica Smith meets her Park Run hero.


    Mark Hutchinson Shendao Silent Films

    Dying for climate action

    This is the companion article to Extinction Rebellion Hastings and St Leonards. Mark Hutchinson from Shendao Silent Films attended the three die-ins on Saturday (18 May) organised by Extinction Rebellion (XR) – and has generously shared his photos of the event. 


    Polo Piatti Photo Martina Mars

    Opus: Classical music for everyone

    Local musician, composer and creative innovator, Polo Piatti has a goal: to make classical music accessible to all, not only an elite, high earning percentage of the population. With this in mind, he and his team at The Opus Theatre put together affordable musical programmes for the people of this area with renowned musicians more used to performing at venues hosting thousands of people in the audience. How lucky we are to have such a generous, sincere organisation in our town. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.


    Photo Mark Hutchinson Shendao Silent Films

    Extinction Rebellion in Hastings & St Leonards

    An Extinction Rebellion (XR) Group is rising in our local area. Seeds are being planted. Ideas and initiatives are evolving. And you too can rebel against extinction. All welcome. All inclusive: climate change affects all of us. HOT’s Zelly Restorick, an XR Rebel, writes.


    Nick Perry's message for the European elections

    Liberal Democrats urge Remainers to flock to the polls

    Liberal Democrats urge Remainers to flock to the polls on Thursday and halt Brexit. Their previous parliamentary candidate for Hastings & Rye, Nick Perry, is on the party’s list of candidates for the European Parliament election on Thursday.


    Youth Strike 4 Climate in Hastings

    This Friday! Youth Strike 4 Climate

    This coming Friday (24 May 2019), Youth Strike 4 Climate in Hastings and St Leonards have organised another action for Climate Justice. Your presence and support are urgently needed. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.


    All My Colors by David Quantick

    It’s ‘All My Colors’ by David Quantick

    Locally based Emmy award-winning screenwriter and author, David Quantick, acclaimed for In the Thick of It and Veep talks to Angela J. Phillip about his latest book and how it came about.


    Image provided by Matt at Brighton and Sussex School of Medicine

    Radio Me!

    “That was Barry Manilow with Mandy – now please take your medication…” If you’re a radio listener, you’re used to getting information about the travel and weather – but now you could get personalised medical support, thanks to an innovative new scheme: Radio Me.



    Local screening of Cabaret this Thursday

    As part of a series of screenings at The Pigs Palace on White Rock, the 1972 musical Cabaret will be shown this Thursday, 23rd. All proceeds will go to Seaview. HOT’s Jordan Dixon 


    The Big Lunch 2019

    The Big Lunch 2019! You’re invited!

    The Big Lunch – the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours – is happening on 2 June in Warrior Square Gardens (or indoor if it rains). And you’re invited.



    Help out or have some fun at local summer festival!

    This summer, the Little Gate Big Festival is set to rock the rolling countryside nearby Rye. While tickets are going fast, charity and organiser, Little Gate Farm are seeking volunteers and are also offering the chance to win free tickets! HOT’s Jordan Dixon 


    Dead Good film poster image with quote"Everyone should see this" from Emma Thompson

    Are you ready to talk about death?

    We’re very lucky to have the UK’s first Coffin Club here in Hastings. You can meet its founders at a special Dying Matters week Q&A and screening of new film about empowerment in death, Dead Good, on Saturday 18 May, says Annie Waite



    A section of the Hastings Tapestry.

    Volunteers wanted for Hastings Tapestry exhibition in Rye

    The Hastings Tapestry is going on view at Bridge Point, a new arts centre in Rye, and volunteers are wanted to supervise visitors. Nick Terdre passes on the call.


    Rebecca Ainscough MA © Rebecca Ainscough MA

    St Mary in the Castle announce artist in residence

    The team at St Mary in the Castle is delighted that Rebecca Ainscough MA is their first Artist in Residence. The exhibition ‘Rhythm, Ritual, Rite of Passage’ will be on show in the Crypt Gallery from 17 May until 18 August.