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Festival de Trash Cannes, 25 – 27 October 2013

The writer Ray Bradbury observed: ‘Ours is a culture and a time as immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures’.

Extraordinary Times opening night

Extraordinary Times: A film about ageing

Extraordinary Times  is a community documentary film about women in their eighties and nineties living in Hastings and St Leonards, challenging attitudes to ageing and celebrating ageing in a new century. Tracy Jones tells us about the film’s opening and the next viewing to the public, which will take place at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, on 1 October between 4.15pm and 8pm.

Posted 19:47 Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 In: Film Tags: , ,
Extraordinary Times

Extraordinary Times: A film about women in an ageing society

Extraordinary Times is a community documentary film about women in their eighties and nineties, living in Hastings and St Leonards. These vibrant women share incredible stories in which they are still enjoying life’s adventures.

Posted 18:49 Monday, Sep 16, 2013 In: Film Tags: , , , , ,
Rusty heart

‘The beginning is here!’ Occupy Love screening

The St Leonards’ Film Society is screening Occupy Love, a film directed by philosopher-film maker, Velcrow Ripper, on Tuesday 17 September at the Hastings Arts Forum writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

David Quantick

It’s c***s like you that are ruining this town!

A preview of The Summer Music Season as programmed by David Quantick.  By John Knowles

Posted 09:41 Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 In: Film Tags: , , , ,


We went down to the Odeon on Friday night. I must have had the seat with the stickiest patch of carpet in the entire cinema – at the end of the film my feet were superglued to the floor… another Battleaxe Blog.

Posted 14:39 Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 In: Film Tags: , ,
Local residents share their own red carpet moment outside the Odeon. Some of them were extras in Byzantium. Look out for them in the cafe scene!

Lobbying works! The Neil Jordan film,

Posted 14:53 Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 In: Film Tags: , , ,
Cannes Speilberg cartoon

Cannes, a very super market

Hastings and St Leonards are developing quite an affinity with the quaint and unpretentious town of Cannes: first St Leonards featured at the Straight 8 Film Festival there last July, then we hosted the Trash Cannes Festival in October. Now Christine Kimberley gives us an exclusive personal account of her recent visit to the festival

Posted 21:16 Monday, Jun 3, 2013 In: Film,Travel Tags: , ,
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