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Carmen for all tastes from Barefoot Opera

There are two more chances to see Barefoot Opera’s dazzling production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen in Hastings – either this Friday at St Mary in the Castle or, if a shortened version is more up your street, at the Source Park on Sunday 30. Director Jenny Miller talks to HOT’s Nick Terdre. Photos by Chris Parker.

Front Row Fashion

Front Row: Out Of This World

Calling all fashionistas! Get ready for the Front Row Fashion Show, ‘Out Of This World’, the South East’s renowned fashion event. Front Row is a two-day event on the weekend of 21 and 22 November comprising a catwalk show, music, a public design competition – The Charity Shop Challenge – and a Vintage Fair. Both young and established designers are invited to work with materials that are re-used and re-cycled – a truly grass-roots event that champions Sussex creativity and compassion fashion, explains organiser Maika Crampton.

Posted 21:49 Monday, Oct 5, 2015 In: HOT Style Tags: Adamski Charity Shop Challenge De La Warr Doon Mackichan Fashion Front Row Catwalk Show Front Row Fashion Show Futurewaltz HOT Style Maika Crampton Maria McErlane Martin Degville Mel Elliot Sigue Sigue Sputnick St Michael’s Hospice Stock Aitken and Waterman style Terence Higgins Trust Vintage Fair

Hastings Furniture Service: the first 25 years

Hastings Furniture Service has been making its presence felt in town for 25 years – its mission is to provide affordable furniture and electrical goods to low-income families. Among its other activities it provides training in relevant skills such as furniture restoration for the unemployed and unqualified, and opportunities for volunteers to make a worthwhile contribution. Comedian Mark Thomas is also part of the story, as chief executive Naomi Ridley explained to Nick Terdre.

Posted 12:34 Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: Action for Change City & Guilds qualifications Community Partnership fund De La Warr Hastings Borough Council Hastings Furniture Service HFS L-earn Mark Thomas Naomi Ridley Neil Choudbury Nick Terdre Own Grown Rother District Council Sussex Coast College Sussex Downs College women's refuges

Meet Lorraine Bowen

Lately, Lorraine Bowen is all over the Creative Coast of Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill. She’s a comedian, a singer (conducts the Gay Men’s Chorus in Brighton and gave Billy Bragg singing lessons), and she is half of Hastings’ favourite fusion Folk/D’n’B act – The Chalkwell Ladies Drum’n’Bass League. HOT’s Erica Smith is such a big fan, she’s off to see Lorraine on Thursday night at Back in the Room, and booked the Chalkwell Ladies to celebrate her fiftieth birthday on 2 August. Read on to find out why she loves Lorraine so much.

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