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Vienna Festival Ballet at the White Rock Theatre

The White Rock Theatre is not a mainstream cultural haven, being given over mostly to musical events at the lower end of the highbrow scale, alternating with stand-up comedy.  But we went along to see the Vienna Festival Ballet perform Sleeping Beauty last night, on the basis that classical music needs to be supported, writes Antony Mair .

The Beauty of Murder

The Beauty of Murder by AK Benedict

Chris Connelly reviews local author AK Benedict’s inaugural novel

Posted 16:14 Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 In: Literature Tags: , , ,
Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea in 19th century courtesy Redfearn Archive

St John Passion in St Leonards

We had another musical evening last night, courtesy of the Hastings Philharmonic Choir, in the magnificent Oxford Movement building of Christ Church, Saint Leonards.  If there’s classical music going, I believe in seizing the opportunity, and although choral music isn’t my favourite, you can’t go far wrong with Bach, writes Antony Mair.

Adrian Arbib Digger

Adrian Arbib talks about his work

Press photographer, Adrian Arbib concluded his exhibition, “Solsbury Hill, Chronicle of a Road Protest” at Hastings Arts Forum last Tuesday with an illustrated talk. HOT’s Nick Weekes was in attendance

Posted 14:26 Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 In: Photography Tags: , , , ,
Liane Carroll Ballads cd cover

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea talks with Liane Carroll about her life as a singer and musician, her experience of working with other musicians, the demise of the pub piano and the future of jazz. He asks how her continuing success has affected her musically and personally, and also enquires about her life outside music.

Posted 14:13 Friday, Mar 29, 2013 In: Music & Sound Tags: , ,
Marcio Da Silva conducts

Passion for Bach in St Leonards

A fine concert for the Easter season takes place on Saturday 6 April when the Hastings Philharmonic Choir will sing, in English, the magnificent St John Passion, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack, who is also a member of the choir. This sacred oratorio, a dramatic depiction of the events of Holy Week, was written by JS Bach in 1742.

Nun

Nun better!

The Nuns are an all-lady band paying tribute to The Monks. The drummer, Bongo Debbie, lives in St Leonards and has lured her bandmates down to play at The Royal Standard on Easter Saturday evening. Ian Greensmith tried to find out more and got the habit…

Polaroid

Polaroid

By Thom Kofoed

Posted 10:04 In: Poetry Tags: ,
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