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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.

Alan Davies Life Is Pain tour

Alan Davies, star of Jonathon Creek and amiable sidekick to Stephen Fry on QI, comes to the White Rock Theatre later this month.  HOT’s Zelly Restorick spoke to him about his return to the stand-up comedy circuit with his tour, ‘Life Is Pain’.

© Gary Imlach

An intimate view

Trinity Gallery in Hastings town centre hosts yet another excellent photographic exhibition, running until Friday 16 November. The two-person show called ‘Other Lives’ promises a glimpse into two very different worlds. Erica Smith pulled back the curtains and took a sneaky peak into two very different worlds…

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