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Last call for the Palestine cultural festival

Tuesday to Thursday this week sees the cultural festival arranged by Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign, as Rachel Lever wishes to remind us.


Trash Cannes prepares for take-off

The Trash Cannes Film Festival launches its third edition in early September, this time accompanied by the multi-genre Trash’d Festival. Judy Parkinson got the low-down from festival director, Keith Rodway.

Still from Arna's Children.

Palestine With Love: Creation under Occupation

Rachel Lever of Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign provides a HOT-line to HPSC’s three-day arts festival for Coastal Currents at the White Rock Hotel from 2 to 4 September.

Posted 16:54 Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 In: Arts News

Wan’s writing on the walls – again

Kim Wan is a Hastings homeboy and one of the town’s biggest artists – in stature, as well as the size of his canvases and his reputation. HOT’s Erica Smith caught up with him just before Coastal Currents to find out about his latest venture re-decorating the Union Bar this Friday – and to learn about his spray-can happy past.

Reckless Sleepers - Guido Calamosca

Coastal Currents flows again

Coastal Currents first flowed into Hastings 15 years ago. It started small with artists opening their studios and has since evolved and swollen into an entertaining, surprising and intriguing festival. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was certainly impressed last year and, looking at 2014’s brochure, it looks as if the creativity is surging against the stuttery financial tide.

Vince Ray

Rock and Roll Voodoo

HOT reporter Bevali Francis meets low-brow artist Vince Ray…


Wembley to Soweto to Brazil

They’ve done it before and they’re doing it again.

Lantern Light Roof

St Mary in the Castle announces Spring Season

One year on from reopening under the auspices of Buckswood School, St Mary in the Castle is going from strength to strength, writes Hannah Deeble. 

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