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Theo Travis guests at Jazz Hastings

Jazz Hastings’ guest at its June gig will be the versatile sax and flute player Theo Travis. Julian Norridge is savouring the occasion.

Three Miles West of Taranto (oil on canvas; 2018) by Kate Gritton

Soundings: in search of one father’s war

In March 2017, on a visit to Venice, artist Kate Gritton found herself wandering the corridors of the Jewish Museum. Turning a corner, she came face-to-face with a photograph of a group of people, one the spitting image of her father. The exhibition featured British soldiers in World War II during liberation, but as far as Kate knew, while her father had been in Italy, he hadn’t been stationed in Venice. Thus began a journey of discovery, the expression of which are the 23 paintings that form Soundings, a month-long exhibition, which opens on 29 May at the Hastings Arts Forum. Here, A. Vasudevan catches up with the artist.

Posted 09:57 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 In: Arts News Tags: , , , , ,
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Scramble for the Lovely Eggs

This Sunday, a lucky few will have a feast for the ears when The Lovely Eggs play at The Printworks. Tickets sold out super fast. For those of you who don’t have tickets or don’t know what they are missing, Erica Smith interviewed Holly Ross, half of The Lovely Eggs duo.

Posted 16:25 Saturday, May 26, 2018 In: Music & Sound
Mark Heller and Rebecca Robinson tell the story of the Carpenters' meteoric rise to fame and Karen's untimely death.

Karen Carpenter show comes to Hastings

Fans of the Carpenters are in for a treat when the Karen Carpenter show Yesterday Once More comes to the Opus Theatre in Hastings on 2 June. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:46 Monday, May 21, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , , ,
Mark Thomas and fellow comedians support HFS

Mark Thomas and friends support HFS

Stand-up comedian, political activist and journalist, Mark Thomas is the patron of local furniture charity, Hastings and Other Furniture Service (HFS). On 25 May, he’ll be appearing at The De La War Pavilion alongside a number of fellow comedians – Daniel Kitson, Bridget Christie, Robin Ince, Shazia Mirza, Jonny & the Baptists and Tiernan Douieb – in a comedy benefit gig. 

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A fold in time and space

Fold is a new exhibition by visual artist, Sharon Haward, who has thirty years experience of developing a multi-disciplinary practice hinging on the exploration of site and sense of place. She is exhibiting a range of assemblages and objects inspired by Modernist architecture and the contributions made to it by female and male architects and designers. The work on show has been created during a short residency at The School Creative Centre, Rye. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Sharon about the new exhibition, her inspirations and goals.

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Errant Monks appear in the America Ground

Stop WordPress! Tonight the Manchester based Avant electronic collective are due to appear in the Borough Wines basement, beginning an electronic storm that is set to rumble through the weekend…

Posted 14:14 Thursday, May 17, 2018 In: Music & Sound
Hastings Creatives web developer Jon Ingram helps Juliet Russell sign up

Sign up to the new Hastings Creatives

Last Wednesday saw the re-launch of Hastings Creatives online directory and email list at Hastings Arts Forum as part of the Festival15 programme. HOT writer and Hastings Creatives creator, Erica Smith, tells us more about her digital community.

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