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Interested in Kafka?

Local resident, Howard Colyer is giving a reading of his translation of Kafka’s Letter to my Father at Printed Matter Bookshop. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks him about his connection with Kafka.

Posted 07:37 Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 In: Literature Tags: Howard Colyer Lee Humphries Letter to my Father Printed Matter Bookshop
Hastings Philharmonic Choir

Hallelujahs return to Hastings

In its 90th anniversary year, the Hastings Philharmonic Choir goes back to its roots to perform Handel’s Messiah at Christ Church, St Leonards this Saturday 10 November at 7pm. Back in 1928 and 1929 the Choir performed the Messiah on three separate occasions, these being the Choir’s first three concerts, and the audience still wanted more! Chris Cormack writes.

Posted 12:43 Friday, Nov 9, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Hastings Philharmonic Choir Messiah

Get Inspired! Get Involved!

Fascinating educational and creative courses for adults. The Hastings area is a great place to live if you want to expand or share your knowledge and make new friends.

Posted 10:16 Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 In: Community Arts Tags: WEA Workers Educational Association

Strictly come write-in: November in Hastings

It’s November and it’s NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, the phenomenon that has people globally putting pen to paper to achieve 50,000 words in one month. Anyone, regardless of experience, age, gender or nationality, can join the virtual international community and support network that helps people find their voice through writing – and what’s better than that? Hastings Central Library and Sea Kale are supporting local scribes by providing the space for the write-ins organised by HOT’s

Posted 18:17 Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 In: Literature Tags: A Vasudevan Creative Writing Hastings Central Library Hastings Creatives local write-ins monthly write-ins NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month Sea Kale write-ins Writing

Want to do some creative writing but not sure where to start?

If so, the group run by Dany Louise  might be exactly what you are looking for. Dany runs an informal creative writing session once a month, focusing on one aspect of writing each session – could be dialogue, could be description, opening sentences, plotting, character, or any theme that makes good writing material (love, death, and pretty much everything in between).

Posted 11:43 Monday, Nov 5, 2018 In: Literature Tags: Dany Louise Magdalen & Lasher charity

Iran’s only tenor comes to Opus Theatre

Opus Theatre will bring the inaugural season of its World Series to an end with a concert featuring Iran’s only tenor, Ramtin Ghazavi. He will be accompanied on the piano by artist in residence, Oliver Poole, for whom Ghazavi is “strong, charismatic and virtuoso, yet able to convey a depth of emotion and sincerity that is raw, captivating and at times mystical.” 

Posted 10:49 Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: Oliver Poole Opus Theatre Placido Domingo Ramtin Ghazavi
© Bob Mazzer

Launch of Silver Hill Press

There is definitely an appetite, pride and support for enterprising, affordable, well produced local publishing. Hastings Fish Cook Book is a specialist private publishing company, which published its first cook book in 2009 and produced three different editions and several reprints. The first edition sold out of a print run of 10,00o. Now there is another independent enterprise, Silverhill Press. Photographer Ian Land had the great idea of publishing a series of art monographs starting with photography and then extending out to poetry, possibly illustration and collage. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths asked Ian some questions about the project.

Posted 13:46 Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Alex Brattell Bob Mazzer Hastings Fish Cook Book Ian Land Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Martel Colou Print Nigel Green Richard de Pesando

‘First In The World Somewhere’

First In The World Somewhere is a memoir by local resident, Penny Pepper: writer, poet, activist and punky pioneer. Described by actor, comedian and activist, Liz Carr as “A force of nature and a voice like no other”. Penny will be performing in Hastings, her home town, at Bookbuster in November.

Posted 12:45 In: Literature Tags: BOOKBUSTER Come Home Alive Dianna Abbott First In The World Somewhere Liz Carr penny pepper The Naked Punk
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