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The bells of Rye

The Bells of Rye

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea interviews Steve Bennett, a local songwriter and singer.

Steve plays guitar and dobro and sings at Hastings folk clubs, day centres and

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Posted 23:49 Monday, Sep 17, 2012 In: SOS
Best Bagwan

Life as Celebration

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea reflects on the life and times of the controversial Indian religious teacher Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931-1990) and his movement known as Rajneeshism.  In

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Posted 19:42 Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 In: SOS
journey in song2

A Journey in Song: reminiscences of a ragged balladeer (part 2)

In part two of his Journey in Song, HOT columnist Sean O’Shea gives an account of his days in

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Posted 18:43 Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 In: SOS
Illustration © Cathy Simpson

A Levels revisited

As many young people await the results of their A Levels, Sean O’Shea remembers his own college days and wonders if it’s so sweet to be 16

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Posted 16:45 Sunday, Jul 29, 2012 In: SOS
Drawing: Cathy Simpson

A Journey in Song: reminiscences of a ragged balladeer (part 1 of 3)

Hastings is a treasure trove of musical talent which is accessible most nights of the week, and

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Posted 19:58 Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 In: SOS
Work makes free: Auschwitz 1945

Work Until You Drop

In this third feature on the topic of work, Sean O’Shea describes the influence of the changing economic and political climate of the eighties, and the

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Posted 19:38 Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 In: SOS
May Day Post Image

May Day Post

On Workers’ Day Sean O’Shea reflects on the understanding of work offered by Karl Marx (1818–1883). He describes Marx’s vision of practical humanism, and demonstrates how his

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Posted 11:03 Tuesday, May 1, 2012 In: SOS
Worker Image

A Short History of Work

Sean O’Shea reflects on the history of work and the changing values attached to it over time. He focuses particularly on ancient times and the

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Posted 09:02 Monday, Apr 23, 2012 In: SOS
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