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Celebrate Easter with music and art at the Stade!

Now in its third year, the Hastings Easter Festival is a vibrant music and arts festival to celebrate Easter on the Stade Open Space and Hall. HOT’s Vanessa Alves the delights that await.

Alex Leadbeater’s wave paintings are on show in South Lodge from 15–22 April

It all goes in waves…

This week, two new exhibitions in the #ATownExploresABook festival open. HOT’s Erica Smith talks to the artists involved.

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A book, a town, 53 events, multiple perspectives

The #ATownExploresABook festival is in its third year and this year Robinson Crusoe is the book that has been selected for exploration. HOT writer Erica Smith – one of the many contributors to the festival – gives her take on Crusoe in St Leonards.

White Rock Ukelele Orchestra.

A flavour of Beatles Day

Faced with more than 10 hours of music and more than 100 acts spread over four stages, the Beatles Day visitor has hard choices to make. HOT’s music reviewer Brian Hick was particularly entranced with an a capella group and a ukulele band.

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Pete Brown Band at last year's Beatles Day (photo: Andrew Clifton).

Beatles Day 20 – as founder Pete prepares to say goodbye

It’s the 20th edition of Beatles Day this Sunday and founder and mainstay Pete Prescott’s last hurrah. He takes his leave as organiser against the background of a record number of acts and the inauguration of a fourth stage to accommodate them all. Nick Terdre reports.

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White Liars and Black Comedy double bill at the Stables

Starting this Friday 5 April and running through to Saturday 13 April, 

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The vagaries of our life, as expressed by the Wheel of Fortune, are central to the philosophy of Carmina Burana (image: Wikimedia Commons).

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana returns by popular demand

Back by popular demand, Hastings Philharmonic Choir returns to St Mary in the Castle with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana this Saturday, 6 April, as choir member Chris Cormack explains.

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Robinson Crusoe  deconstructed

It all started with a sculpture. And a chat – when Gail Borrow, the founder and the power behind the St Leonards experimental theatrical events, Explore the Arch, and sculptor Bernard McGuigan talked about  working together creatively. The seeds having been planted, they just needed a project. As the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was imminent, that is the venture they developed. Intrigued, HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to Bernard McGuigan.

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