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What was the word?

In this impressionistic vignette HOT’s Sean O’ Shea illustrates the ubiquity of terror and the psychological impact of traumatic experience.

Posted 09:04 Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 In: SOS Tags: better life coffin ships dissociated End Times Europe love stories Migrants obsessed refugees ruminations Twickenham
Rosie & guest at book launch. SOS

Coffee with Rosie

HOT’s Sean O’Shea talks with local author, teacher, trainer and illustrator Rosie McAndrew about her recently published memoir Wordsworth’s White Wife, her life in Guyana, her passion for Tango and her bond with Hastings.

Posted 14:11 Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 In: Literature,SOS Tags: Community Service Volunteers Demerara Essequibo river Georgetown Hastings College of Art Mainstay Lake Nicola's Flying Bicycle Schools broadcastings Wordsworth Mc Andrew
Photo courtesy Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span

The legendary Steeleye Span will perform at St Mary’s in the Castle on Thursday 10th December 2015.  Sean O’Shea talks with band members Liam Genockey, who lives in Hastings, and Maddy Prior about the band’s enduring popularity and some of their career highlights.

Posted 09:49 Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 In: Music & Sound,SOS Tags: Andrew Sinclair Jessie May Smart Jethro Tull Julian Litman Liam Genockey Maddy Prior Rick Kemp St Mary's in the Castle Steeleye Span Windersmith Album
Photo courtesy Skinny Lister

For the love of music

Skinny Lister is a popular, talented young folk group which as well as delighting local audiences, has swept the international stage in recent years. Hot’s Sean O’ Shea talks with their lead vocalist, Lorna Heptinstall about her journey in music, the band and her appreciation of Hastings.

Posted 18:17 Monday, Nov 16, 2015 In: Music & Sound,SOS Tags: Beans and Toast Dan Heptinstall Dropkick Murphys Fat Tuesday Festival Flogging Molly Lorna Thomas Rancid Skinny Lister Sleeping Souls Stag Inn The Stinger What Can I Say
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Claiming the space

Hot’s Sean O’Shea interviews Clare Walton, Political Organiser, Red Pepper Magazine regarding their recent interactive evening (Sunday 27th September 2015) held at the BMECP Centre (Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership) Brighton.

Posted 10:02 Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 In: Politics,SOS Tags: Calias Caroline Lucas Clive Lewis MP Red Pepper Communities for Corbyn Corbyn Grassroots Green Party Mc Donnell Momentum Progressive change
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Jez we can

Hot’s Sean O’Shea reports on the aftermath of the Labour Leadership Election, some of the challenges facing newly elected Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn and the East Hastings Labour Party’s victory celebration.

Posted 03:34 Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 In: Politics,SOS Tags: Diane Abbott Guardian Hastings Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn Labour party Labour Shadow Cabinet Lord Falconer red flag Tom Watson Tony Blair White Rock Hotel
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Heather Alexander – Hastings Fringe Festival

HOT’s Sean O’Shea places the spotlight on Hastings Fringe Festival organiser Heather Alexander (HOT, Arts & Culture, Monday, Aug 24, 2015).  He talked with her about her background in the theatre, her hopes for the festival and her work as a drama teacher with local youth groups.  He also interviewed some of the young people involved in the festival.

Posted 09:11 Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 In: SOS Tags: Hastings fringe Festival Heather Alexander Noel Coward's Frivate Lives Shirley Valentine The Stables Theatre Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Youth Afternoon Youth Drama Club
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