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Piano Competition 2019 seeks volunteers

The organisers of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, increasingly regarded as an important fixture in the country’s musical calendar, are looking for more volunteers to help in this exciting and prestigious event. Hannah Deeble writes.

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Launch of Silver Hill Press

There is definitely an appetite, pride and support for enterprising, affordable, well produced local publishing. Hastings Fish Cook Book is a specialist private publishing company, which published its first cook book in 2009 and produced three different editions and several reprints. The first edition sold out of a print run of 10,00o. Now there is another independent enterprise, Silverhill Press. Photographer Ian Land had the great idea of publishing a series of art monographs starting with photography and then extending out to poetry, possibly illustration and collage. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths asked Ian some questions about the project.

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Arts In Healthcare: Nursing

Three local photographers were commissioned to photograph nurses in their different caring and high-tech roles. Here, Margaret Richards, Curator at Arts in Healthcare in East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, reports on the experience.

Su Yeon Kim plays Rachmaninov.

Orchestral backing heats up piano finals

Three of the six finalists in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition had their last chance to impress the jury last night. Tonight the competition  reaches its climax with the remaining three finalists going through their paces and the jury eventually anointing the winner. HOT correspondent Heidi de Winter gathers her forces for the final fling. Photos by Bob Mazzer.

George Fu played Ravel's Le gibet in  the semi-final.

Six battle through to reach piano finals

It was cold outside but plenty of heat was being generated in the auditorium of the White Rock Theatre by the semi-finalists in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. HOT correspondent Heidi de Winter watched and listened, drinking in the atmosphere and the music, as the remaining 11 contestants were whittled down to six. Photos by Bob Mazzer.

Ji-Hyang Gwak, one of the unlucky entrants eliminated in the first round.

Piano contestants chosen for second round

It’s Day 3 of Stage One of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, and for all HOT correspondent Heidi de Winter’s enthusiasm for the event, she is finding one work which is popular with contestants hard to take. At the end of the day 21 candidates are chosen to advance to Stage Two. Photos by Bob Mazzer.

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From here to there

Photographic Portraits by Brian Rybolt and Bob Mazzer

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Lovers, fighters, smokers, workers… and photographers

In case you hadn’t noticed, Hastings is currently saturated with photographic images. From John Cole’s tarpaulin-sized portraits of fishermen hung around the Stade, the ‘Edge’ group show along the footbridge at Hastings station, all the way to Dan Bass’s trestle mounted prints next to St Leonards station, the town is awash with established and developing photographers. HOT’s Erica Smith embraced the Photo Hastings festival and reports back…

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