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Zooquarium!

Glastonbury eat your heart out! Zooquarium is here. Hastings Pier is delighted to announce, not only a whopping line up of over 54 acts for Zooquarium festival on Saturday 15 July – Rat Boy is headlining – but also a selection of quality comperes including the wonderful Doon MacKichan, sister of local musical hero, Blair and uber famous in her own right for ‘Smack the Pony’ and ‘The Borrowers’.

Behind The Curtain

Behind The Curtain

A rare chance to experience and observe an opera masterclass in action. Barefoot Opera continues to explore new ways for audiences to engage with the art of singing, with a fascinating glimpse into the detailed coaching and training that young opera singers undergo.

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Memorable jazz night in Robertsbridge

Saxophonist Lynda Murray is a regular participant in jazz concerts around Hastings. Here she reports on the Mike Hext Sextet’s recent gig in Robertsbridge, featuring special guest John Horler on piano and, during the second set, herself on alto.

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Exploring Monteverdi

Barefoot Opera continues to explore new ways of hearing and seeing music with a visual narrative of desire from Monteverdi’s beautiful sensual part songs. In collaboration with Cantemus, a chamber choir specialising in newly discovered and rarely heard music from the Renaissance and Baroque period, this unique event celebrates the 450th anniversary of the birth of Monteverdi.

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A totally alternative election night

As both politicians and impressarios know, things never go according to plan. Back in February, Blurt and Near Jazz Experience were set to share the stage at Kino-Teatr. Unfortunately Ted Milton – the man behind Blurt since 1979 – was ill and the gig was postponed until 8 June. Then Theresa May announced a general election. Erica Smith finds out how to escape election madness into a whole new world of musical madness.

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Highly Inflammable

Highly Inflammable: waiting to explode under the dome in St Mary In The Castle, Hastings. When soon-to-be music icon, Marianne Elliott-Said saw the Sex Pistols on Hastings Pier, she was inspired to form her own punk band. Marion became Poly Styrene and X-Ray Spex was born.

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Stringhenge with Richard Durrant

Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles. 

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Leading saxophonists grace Jazz Hastings stage

Two of the leading saxophonists on the UK jazz scene – Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon – are in town next Tuesday, 6 June, for Jazz Hastings’ regular monthly session at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association on the Stade. Julian Norridge describes what waits in store.

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