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Last year’s Frost Fair, JJ Waller

Get ready for a  Frosty Reception this Saturday

This Saturday, 25 November sees the streets of Central St Leonards come to life for the Towns Fifth annual frost fair and Parade, now a firm favourite in the towns event calendar, the day’s activities will culminate in the switching on of the towns fabulous Christmas light display that was won in a prestigious competition in 2015.

Posted 20:04 Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 In: One Long Party
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Heart of Hastings wants to ‘Woo’ you!

So far, there has been Warm Up Ore Valley, Power Up Ore Valley, Spice Up Ore Valley, Speak Up Ore Valley, and now… Spook Up Ore Valley! This Saturday, 28 October, Rossana Leal and the BUD Team invite you to an enchanted afternoon/evening celebrating Samhain / Hallowe’en at the Old Power Station site in Ore Valley. Erica Smith lights her pumpkin lantern and sets off to find out more.

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Singled out – the singles night that’s making couples jealous

Earlier this summer, there was a buzz on Facebook about the amazing number of gorgeous, bright, single women in this town. Someone suggested bussing in blokes from London to appreciate our fine crop of beachside beauties. Then Alison Cooper – beautiful, intelligent, single, and practical – decided to take the situation in hand. Erica Smith asked her to tell us more about this Friday’s singles night.

Posted 21:08 Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 In: One Long Party Tags: ,
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Hastings Pride takes over The Oval

After last year’s mini-Pride taster, Hastings Pride has shaped up into a Rainbow Extravaganza for Bank Holiday Sunday. This year, the action kicks off with a stonking parade through town, ending at The Oval where there will be a variety of events and a main stage, with girl band Stooshe headlining the event. Erica Smith gets the low down for the High Day.

Posted 18:07 Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 In: One Long Party Tags: , , ,
Zeroh bring Love Disco to the Printworks for Hastings Pride

Spread the LOVE on Bank Holiday Sunday

It’s been a while since Dan and Neil from Zeroh have held one of their amazing party nights, so they thought they’d throw a special one, with a purpose, and hold it on the Bank Holiday Sunday as Hastings celebrates its first full Pride weekend.

Posted 13:59 Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 In: One Long Party
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JJ Waller reviews St Leonards Festival in pictures and words

Friend of HOT and photographer JJ Waller has been photographing St Leonards for over a decade. The photos here document his experience of the St Leonards Festival events – and the Jeremy Corbyn rally – last Saturday.

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This weekend: St Leonards’ very own festival!

Make a diary date for the coming Friday and Saturday because there will be entertainment and fun things to do all around central St Leonards – it’s time for St Leonards Festival! Nick Terdre provides a taster of what’s on.

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Sun 15 Jan is Martin Luther King Jr Day

Ever since Claudine Eccleston moved to Hastings about four years ago, she has hosted a house party to celebrate Martin Luther King Junior’s birthday on 15 January (MLK Day). Each year the party has got bigger and louder and more fun. This year, due to popular demand, the party is going public and will be hosted by the newly re-launched Palace venue on Hastings seafront. HOT’s Erica Smith catches up with Claudine for a bit of history and the sweet and low-down on this Sunday’s party with purpose.

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