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The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers come to town!

How many miles would you walk to see The Proclaimers?! They’ll be appearing at The White Rock Theatre on 1 December, as part of their UK and Ireland tour 2018. The Proclaimers have carved out a niche for themselves in the netherworld where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide. In the process, they have enjoyed Gold and Platinum singles and albums in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

Posted 13:38 Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: ,
The 2017 runner-up, Hans Suh, who returned in January to give the HIPCC winter recital.

Piano competition hits new heights

One of the town’s premier music events, the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, gets under way shortly, showcasing possibly the highest standard of entrant ever. Nick Terdre sets the scene. All photos by HIPPC.

At The Spirit of Gravity, Brighton Photo Agata Urbaniak

Conjuring music from trees

All musicians are unique in their musical production, but Nick Weekes is a man whose music attracts curiosity because of the unusual instruments he has created from tree branches and other found objects. Zelly Restorick interviews Nick – who does sterling work to keep the HOT website going when not fiddling with branches and wire racks – to find out more.

2017 Hastings Piano Concerto Competition

Help needed: Intl Piano Concerto Competition

This month’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, which starts at the White Rock Theatre on Thursday 22 February and runs until Saturday 3 March, is a tremendously exciting and important event. But it’s also complex and costly. And it could not happen without the support of the people of Hastings. Dominika Hicks writes.

The Geoff Simkins Trio : from left, xx (bass), Ilona and Geoff Simkins (tenor sax).

Geoff Simkins Trio at Jazz Hastings

Jazz Hastings welcome the Geoff Simkins Trio to their February gig. John Donaldson describes the treat that lies in store.

Fat Tuesday festival is nearly upon us!

It’s nearly time for Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival which will showcase some of the UK’s best emerging artists over five days across multiple venues. Hannah Collisson provides the low-down.

Fat Tuesday 2018

Fat Tuesday needs you!

Hastings Fat Tuesday are on the lookout for volunteers. We need YOU! says recruiting sergeant John Knowles.

Posted 16:30 In: Music & Sound
UnConvention meeting

Free one day music conference

UnConvention, a free one-day music conference aimed at the grassroots of the industry, returns for the fourth year to Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival, taking place on Monday 12 February, 10am–5.30pm in the Sussex Hall, White Rock Theatre, Hastings. Hannah Collisson writes.

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