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Nobuya Monta at the 2012 Composers' Festival (photo: http://www.composersfestival.com/)

Contemporary music to stir the emotions

The second International Composers’ Festival is fast approaching and renowned Japanese composer, Nobuya Monta, has been officially appointed the Festival’s new Composer in Residence. Maestro Monta will be composing a new orchestral work especially created for the Festival on the 6 & 7 September 2013. He will also travel from Osaka with a host of Japanese musicians to be with us at the Festival in Hastings!

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Meet Lorraine Bowen

Lately, Lorraine Bowen is all over the Creative Coast of Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill. She’s a comedian, a singer (conducts the Gay Men’s Chorus in Brighton and gave Billy Bragg singing lessons), and she is half of Hastings’ favourite fusion Folk/D’n’B act – The Chalkwell Ladies Drum’n’Bass League. HOT’s Erica Smith is such a big fan, she’s off to see Lorraine on Thursday night at Back in the Room, and booked the Chalkwell Ladies to celebrate her fiftieth birthday on 2 August. Read on to find out why she loves Lorraine so much.

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Edinburgh Previews at The Printworks.

Total Comedy presented three stand-up comedians at the Printworks.  All had different experiences of performing live, reports HOT’s Bevali Francis.

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The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company

Harlequin Goes To The Moon

By popular demand, The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company makes a welcome return to St. Leonards this summer with its unique brand of comedy. Expect an evening of pure entertainment with their brand new tale, ‘Harlequin Goes to the Moon’, which contains all of the usual ingredients that make their shows so entertaining. 

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Body Circus paints the town this weekend!

A circus with a difference, the Body Circus, celebrates the art of painting the body with performances, music, costume displays, workshops and a family friendly cornucopia of the beautiful and original. Body Circus will showcase a culturally diverse mix of music shows, dance performances and captivating fine art body painting including workshops and live performances for capoeira, street dance, circus artistry, as well as martial arts displays and fire performances from local artists and beyond. The Body Circus takes place in and around Hastings from Friday 24 May to Sunday 26 May,writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

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Mesmerising

Lee Gerrard-Barlow will be talking about Mesmerism at The Kave Gallery on Saturday 18 May for The Explorers Club. The mesmerising Sarah Janes – the impresario behind The Explorers Club – interviewed him for HOT.

Steam Punk Morris -musician and dancer

Morris dancing has always been linked in my mind to village greens, half-timbered pubs selling real ale, cricket matches – the general rural idyll that is now largely preserved in the stockbroker belt.  As a result, it has acquired a sort of UKIP tinge in my mind – red-cheeked men singing Rule Britannia and waving Union Jacks.  Then there’s all that handkerchief waving and general fol-de-rol.  It’s a bit like buying free range eggs in Waitrose – being in touch with the earth without getting your hands dirty, writes Antony Mair.

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