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Pinelli – victim of right-wing terrorism

Giuseppe Pinelli, the anarchist railway worker on the circumstances of whose death Dario Fo’s play is based, was far from being a passive victim of events as might be inferred from some of the dialogue, and that may have contributed to his demise, writes Stuart Christie. A youthful anarchist partisan during the war and active in the post-war Italian anarchist and labour union (anarcho-syndicalist) movement, Pinelli was secretary of the Milan Anarchist Black Cross (ABC), set up the previous year.

© Daniela Exley

Backing into Art

It is so easy in Hastings to back into art without really trying. Hot reporter Joe Fearn was enjoying a pint of Guinness in local pub Franks Front Room when he slowly became aware of the artworks on display all around the room at the cosy snug round the back.

Posted 15:09 Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 In: Arts & Culture Tags: , , ,

A new HOT Blog coming soon!

Dean J. Moore has just moved down to Hastings from London – you can read his first impressions of Hastings here. He is planning to produce a regular column with reviews of local authors’ writing. Watch this space…

Posted 17:02 Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 In: Literature Tags:
Eugenio Catone, Front Row Fashion and Billy Childish: all on offer in the area on Saturday 17 November

Spoiled for choice!

For a small town, Hastings certainly punches above its weight for entertainment. Take this Saturday for example… our What’s On guide has 18 events listed, and they cover everything from high fashion to The Accidental Death of an Anarchist, from old punk Billy Childish telling stories to an international piano concerto and Haydn’s Creation.

Excavating Babel by Tina-Hill. photograph © Martin-Everett

Excavating Babel by Tina Hill

Telling Stories: Fringe exhibition at Electro Studios Project Space: 10/11 & 17/18 Nov 2012 reviewed by Xaverine Bates.

Hastings Philharmonic Choir welcomes new talent for The Creation

Hastings Philharmonic Choir is performing Haydn’s hugely popular masterpiece – The Creation – on Saturday 17 November at Christ Church, St Leonards and preparations have been progressing well under its young new Musical Director from Brazil.

Posted 17:46 Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , , ,
Billy Childish

The Hastings Storytelling Festival runs from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 November. Nearly all the events are child-friendly, but not Billy Childish who performs at St Mary in the Castle on Saturday 17 November. This is a rare spoken word gig from the Bard of the Medway – but don’t make the mistake of labelling him a ‘Poet’.

The Rude Mechanical

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company returns

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company comes to The Masonic Hall in St Leonards later this month with a show called The Dressing Book, their first winter season performance, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

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