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Meet: Jender Anomie

HOT’s Claudine Eccleston spotted Jender and her mysterious friend at Tommy’s Pizza on Norman Road, St Leonards-on-Sea. With such a strong unique look, more information was required…

Posted 16:53 Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020 In: HOT Style Tags: create Hastings HOT Style jender anomie St Leonards style an fashion wear a mask

A review of Full Stop: an anthology

Full Stop is an anthology of creative writing by children and young people in Hastings and the surrounding area written during the 2020 lockdown. Writers from as young as three contributed to this little book of surprises, writes HOT’S

Posted 12:01 Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 In: New writing Tags: bookshops charity charity support Hastings Hastings Young Writers Magdalen and Lasher Charity Printed Matter Book Busters Queens Road St Leonards Teddy Tinkers The Bookkeeper Bookshop Writing writing group young writers Youth and children

News from Community Energy South

Here is an update on the activities and achievements of Community Energy South, established in 2013 as an umbrella organisation and regional hub enabling its members (local community energy groups and community organisations) to grow as sustainable low carbon businesses in the South East of England.  

Posted 08:52 Monday, Apr 13, 2020 In: Energy,Energy Wise Tags: Community Energy South

Young writers offered isolation challenge

Budding young writers in Hastings and surrounding areas are being encouraged to use their creative skills during the coronavirus lockdown writes Alison Steel on behalf of the Hastings Young Writers’ Group.

Posted 11:11 Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Alison Steel Hastings Young Writers

Uplift – different voices with books for you (plus local literary info)

How are you getting on in these strange times? We seem to be getting together more in online groups and that’s how this week’s post came about. Jackie Oxbury and Paul Green commented on last week’s post. This week they talk to Angela J. Phillip with recommendations they think you will like.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip Jackie Oxbury

Loneliness, comfort and a little science fiction (plus local literary info)

Our lives have taken a surreal turn as though we’ve suddenly stepped into a science fiction movie that we weren’t expecting. Here are some books to read while we are self-isolating or looking after others – researched by Angela J. Phillip.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip uplifting novels

Comfort food – Part 1 (plus local literary info)

Do you  need a change from nordic noir or, as things are at the moment, global noir? Coronavirus means that we’re all in this together, but ironically, it’s the kind of shared experience that we are going to survive best if we stay on our own. Angela J. Phillip goes in search of some good books to lift our spirits. Time to stock up. Might be just as good as pasta and baked beans – and equally as necessary.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip uplifting books

Writing for magazines (plus local literary info)

Why might you be interested? What opportunities are there? How can you get paid for it? Angela J. Phillip goes in search of answers.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Angela J. Phillip writing for magazines
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