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Quality classical music at Kino-Teatr

The Hastings Early Music Festival (HEMF) is an annual event bringing internationally acclaimed musicians to Hastings. HOT’s Music Correspondent, Brian Hick, was there to hear the Rautio Piano Trio playing Mozart and Faure at Kino-Teatr, St Leonards, on Saturday 17 October.

Posted 13:44 Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Gavin Kibble Hastings Early Music Festival Jane Gordon Kino-Teatr Leo Duarte Oliver Wilson Rautio Piano Trio

Cultural Recovery Fund winner causes debate

The first round of successful applicants to the Arts Council England (ACE) Culture Recovery Fund were announced on Monday. Erica Smith looks at how and why The Piper was the only successful small live music venue in a town full of small live music venues.

Posted 12:11 Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 In: Arts News
Iggy Pop and Chicken © Kevin Armstrong

Iggy Pop stars in Squirrel Mountain’s ‘Iggy Pop to the Rescue’

Hastings is continually full of surprises; it never ceases to deliver. Just as you thought you’d seen it all, you round a corner and come face to face with something surreal. In this instance, the surreal head of punk extraordinaire Iggy Pop raises his head, featuring in a Hastings created film, Squirrel Mountain’s Iggy to the Rescue. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths spoke to the writer, producer Angelica Campion.

Posted 13:53 Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: Angelica Campion Iggy Pop Johnny Daukes Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Maureen Bocking Squirrel mountain Stefan Ashton Frank Suzie Zamitt

Local professionals encourage young people to get creative.

Culture Shift, a key partner in the “Get Hastings Reading” campaign, has launched a series of short films featuring 5 local creative professionals,  to encourage young people to take up the art of creative writing reports, HOT’s

Posted 11:52 In: Community Arts Tags: Andy Willard Cartooning Chrissy Hamar-Brown Creative Writing Culture Shift Ed Boxall Get Hastings Reading Graphic Novels illustration John Knowles. Script writing Siddy Bennet young people Youtube
Rebecca Marshall outside Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town

Electric Palace cinema calls on community for support to save it from closure

With news of nationwide closures of the Cineworld and Picturehouses cinema chains, The Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town is now calling on the local community to visit and support the cinema or it faces imminent closure, says Annie Waite.

Eclectic art show at Southwater Area Community Centre

Time Is On Our Side, an exhibition featuring the work of local artists, is running at Southwater Area Community Centre during October. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:53 Sunday, Oct 11, 2020 In: Visual Arts Tags: Cath Tajima-Powell HG Wells Nick Hill Nick Terdre Southwater Area Community Centre

Hastings Musical Festival goes virtual for lack of venue

White Rock Theatre has started to announce new events taking place there as from July 2021, but the Hastings Musical Festival has had to announce it is ‘going virtual’ for 2021 and the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is postponed from March to late June 2021.  Chris Cormack asks what this says about the future of live music in Hastings.

Posted 12:49 Friday, Oct 9, 2020 In: Performance Tags: Charlotte Burt School of Dance Hastings Internatioanl Piano Concerto Competition Hastings Musical Festival Opus Theatre Silver Lee Stage School st mary in the castle The White Rock Theatre

Coastal Currents reinvents itself whilst celebrating success through adversity

Coastal Currents is a well established local arts festival with an impressive track record – Stella Keen interviewed director Tina Morris on the difficulties faced in this ‘year of the plague’ and her plans for the future.

Posted 18:16 Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: Anna Thomson coastal currents 2020 Digital Open Studios Dirty Old Gallery Isolation Station Hastings Joe Fawcett Malcolm Glover Mark French Peter Quinnell Russell Jacobs Tina Morris university of brighton
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