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Opera garden party fulfils a dream

At the Way Forward meeting last night, Mandy Curtis from 18 hours told local residents about this year’s extended St Leonards Festival and why she wanted to add a ticketed opera garden party to the existing one-day, free community Saturday. HOT’s Erica Smith wanted to find out more and caught up with Mandy whilst she and her team of organisers set the finishing touches to the schedules.

Herring gulls on the Hastings Stade

What are they squawking about?

It must be the birth of the new generation.  Stephanie Gaunt, aka Hastings Battleaxe reports. Many Hastingas don’t like seagulls. Oddly enough Battleaxe is quite fond of them, even though our life now has a constant background accompaniment of screaming, squawking, screeching and chattering.

Posted 13:03 Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 In: One Long Party Tags: , ,
Looking down over the West Hill Cafe across to the Old Town

Best coffee places in Hastings

I love a good cup of coffee and a nice piece of cake. Philosopher and I indulge most days. Hastings Battleaxe, aka Stephanie Gaunt, lists her favourites.

Steve Danks, champion of medical cannabis use

The Healing Weed

This Saturday afternoon, 31 May, Steve Danks is talking at The Roomz, St Leonards, about cannabis and its miraculous medicinal powers. Steve has always been a fan of the drug, but he is an all-out champion for medical use of cannabis. HOT’s Erica Smith asked him about his relationship with the mighty weed.

‘SKET’ artwork by Lorna Hamilton Brown

Mixing it up with aGender

One of HOT’s writers, Xaverine Bates, is also involved in a cutting edge project working with young people and addressing issues of stereotyping, bullying, sex and sexuality. The aGender project has developed rapidly over the last year or so, from a twinkle in Xaverine’s eye, to a regional programme which tackles sensitive issues using visual and performing arts and creative media. HOT’s Erica Smith asked Xaverine to tell us more!

Hastings United Football Club - one happy family

Last gasp drama seals play-off spot

Hastings United 1-0 Crawley Down Gatwick

iDLEHANDS & CO

IDLEHANDS & CO pop-up shop

Over the coming Easter weekend, iDLEHAND’s creations are on display at a pop-up shop in Hastings town centre. Jess Parker went to feel the quality of the cloth.

Posted 15:45 Friday, Apr 18, 2014 In: Shops & Things Tags: , , , , , ,
Wild Flowers

Guerilla gardeners launch scheme

The Hastings Trust

Posted 16:58 Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 In: Green Times Tags: , ,
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