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What future for our performance venues?

As Hastings enters a second period of lockdown, and the few performance venues which had reopened must close their doors once more, the question of how they can survive and eventually return to activity is a crucial one. Bea Rogers, who has a close associatiom with several of the town’s leading venues, offers her view on the way forward. Photos by Russell Jacobs.

Posted 19:44 Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 In: Point of View Tags: frontpage Kim Forward st mary in the castle venues White Rock Theatre

Hastings loves St Mary in the Castle

This is the title of a fundraiser on the Crowdfunder website. St Mary in the Castle closed its doors to the public in March this year and has lain dormant since then. HOT’s Chris Cormack asks: How deep is your love? How deep are your pockets?

Posted 10:23 Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 In: Point of View

Post-Covid: Fears, Dreams and Choices 3

Kendal Eaton, author of A Chance for Everyone: The Parallel Non Monetary Economy, concludes his examination of how the world beyond coronavirus could be made a better place. Part 3: Choices.

Posted 15:25 Friday, Jul 3, 2020 In: Point of View Tags: covid-19 Ithaca HOURS Kendall Eaton Marx Paul Mason PNME

Let’s say his name: George Floyd!

Georgia Hannon, a student at Hastings Academy, has sent us her thoughts on the killing of George Floyd.

Posted 15:00 Friday, Jun 19, 2020 In: Point of View Tags: Black Lives Matter George Floyd Georgia Hannon Hastings Academy

Post-Covid: Fears, Dreams and Choices 2

Kendal Eaton, author of A Chance for Everyone: The Parallel Non Monetary Economy, continues his examination of how the world beyond coronavirus could be made a better place. Part 2: Dreams.

Posted 18:04 Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 In: Point of View Tags: Harry Cleaver Kendal Eaton post covid economy

Post-Covid: Fears, dreams and choices

Does a new world lie beyond the coronavirus era in which we currently  find ourselves? Kendal Eaton, author of A Chance for Everyone: The Parallel Non Monetary Economy, imagines how it might be.

Posted 16:40 Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 In: Point of View Tags: capitalism Covid Kendal Eaton

Covid capitalism or corvée?

Covid-19 raises questions about our economic model and whether we can continue with it when the corona virus crisis is over. Kendal Eaton, author of A Chance for Everyone: The Parallel Non Monetary Economy, proposes a new economic approach with the corvée – unpaid labour – at its heart.

Posted 19:50 Thursday, Apr 9, 2020 In: Point of View

Two crises with the same cause

Comparing HM Government’s handling of two crises – coronavirus and climate change – leads Michael Madden, Hastings resident, environmental campaigner and painter, to some interesting conclusions.

Posted 17:47 Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 In: Point of View Tags: climate change coronavirus free market Gaia Greta Thunberg James Lovelock Michael Madden nature Thatcher
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