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It’s A Woman’s World

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Kino-Teatr are including in their series of Sunday Coffee Concerts, a performance of women’s music and songs from 1890 to 1930, as Adrienne Hunter explains.

Posted 14:05 Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Adrienne Hunter American Record Guide Andrea Kmecova Bless This House It's A Woman's World Kino-Teatr Michael Parkinson Patricia Hammond

Guitar star John Etheridge hits Hastings

Renowned guitarist John Etheridge, who will be appearing at the monthly Jazz Hastings session on Tuesday 6 March, has long been held in the highest regard by his fellow musicians, as Julian Norridge explains.

Posted 16:14 Monday, Feb 26, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Dick Heckstall-Smith Jazz Hastings Julian Norridge Nigel Kennedy Roger Carey Soft Machine Stephane Grapelli

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 Proclaimers White Rock Theatre

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.

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.

Posted 22:45 Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: A Page of Madness Column 258 Eskimo Geoff Leigh Nick Weekes The Residents The Warrior Squares

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.

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.

Posted 09:42 In: Music & Sound Tags: Geoff Hastings Jazz Hastings John Donaldson

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.

Posted 16:35 Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: fat tuesday Hannah Collisson Mr Wilson's Second-Liners Skinny Lister Umbrella Parade Unplugged Saturday
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