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Lighten up for Christmas!

The Kings Road lights will be switched on by St Leonards’ favourite celebrity, the fabulous and charming Maria McErlane. Lighting up time is 4.30pm on Saturday 1 December – a wonderful way to end the Frost Fair. Erica Smith gets ready for the big switch on.

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Super Hero Costume Party at HTH

Superheroes are coming to the 4th Birthday Party of Holy Trinity Hastings (HTH) on this coming Sunday 4 November, writes HOT’s Vanessa Alves.

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Garden of Cultural Delights

A rich array of talent will be on display in St Leonards Gardens on August 12th as the 8th annual Garden of Delights takes place. Acrobats, dancers, singers and musicians will form the varied programme at this popular annual event. John Enefer writes.

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Launch of The West Street Chronicle

This weekend, a street party will be held in West Street in Hastings Old Town, to celebrate the launch of The West Street Chronicle: a free printed publication which aims to detail and memorialise the scarcely mentioned history of West Street. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

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Get cookin’ for MLK Day 2018

This Sunday, 14 January, sees the second Martin Luther King Jr Day hosted at The Palace in Hastings Town Centre. Organiser, Claudine Eccleston, tells HOT’s Erica Smith why she wants to see the whole town there, in our Sunday Best.

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Planning begins for 13th St Leonards Festival

Hastings Borough Council has confirmed that the 2018 St Leonards Festival will take place on Saturday 30 June, in Warrior Square and Kings Road.

Mardi Gras Monarchy

Costume, colour and carnival spirit

Have you got what it takes to join the Hastings Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Monarchy? Hastings Fat Tuesday means colour, costume, creativity and carnival spirit in abundance, and in all of these, our Mardi Gras Monarchy leads the way, including literally leading the hugely popular Umbrella Parade. Hannah Collison writes.

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It’s Outrageously Grimm in St Leonards

Outrageous Decadence had its very first New Year’s Eve party back in 2010. We had no idea we would still be putting on parties seven years later. Bevali Francis reveals the plans for New Year’s Eve 2017.

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