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Su Yeon Kim plays Rachmaninov.

Orchestral backing heats up piano finals

Three of the six finalists in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition had their last chance to impress the jury last night. Tonight the competition  reaches its climax with the remaining three finalists going through their paces and the jury eventually anointing the winner. HOT correspondent Heidi de Winter gathers her forces for the final fling. Photos by Bob Mazzer.

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Runway’s Walk for Women

Join Runway artists for this year’s International Women’s Day walk to Bexhill. Meet on the sea front on Sunday 11 March at 10.30am to the west of Azur and stop for photographs on the way to Bexhill. Particpants are invited to wear dark clothing and bring some money to donate to the local Women’s Refuge. 

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‘Meet You At The Mosaic’ project

Congratulations! The Transition Town Hastings (TTH) initiative, ‘Meet You At The Mosaic’, has been selected as one of the chosen projects for the March – April 2018 Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme. HOT’s Zelly Restorick, keen to spread the word and gather support, asks TTH about the project.

George Fu played Ravel's Le gibet in  the semi-final.

Six battle through to reach piano finals

It was cold outside but plenty of heat was being generated in the auditorium of the White Rock Theatre by the semi-finalists in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. HOT correspondent Heidi de Winter watched and listened, drinking in the atmosphere and the music, as the remaining 11 contestants were whittled down to six. Photos by Bob Mazzer.

De La Warr Pavilion

De La Warr seeks Heritage Tour volunteers

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Lindisfarne come to Hastings

Songs from Lindisfarne’s repertoire still echo for many of us. ‘The Fog on the Tyne’. ‘Run For Home’. ‘Meet Me On The Corner’. Classics from a bygone era that still resonate today. The auditorium at St Mary in the Castle is already sold-out, but you can still buy balcony seats and watch and listen to these excellent musicians who emerged from Tyneside in the 1970s and are clearly still going strong with a lot of fans keen to see them on their latest tour. Guaranteed you’ll be toe tapping, humming or singing along with gusto!

Quang Hong Luu: gave a "perfect" rendition of Beethoven's No 3  but failed to make the semi-finals.

Standards soar as piano semi-finalists chosen

As 11 contestants in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition advance to the semi-finals, HOT correspondent Heidi de Winter finds it hard to believe the high standards displayed by the young pianists.Photos by Bob Mazzer.

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Cabaret Mechanical Theatre on the pier

For the first time, internationally famous Cabaret Mechanical Theatre is bringing a fascinating and extraordinary exhibition of automata to Hastings pier, including enchanting mechanical moving toys and other beautifully engineered inventions from their collection. Zelly Restorick asks owner, operator, curator and Bexhill resident, Sarah Alexander, about the exhibition.

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