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Campaign for access for disabled people

HAVE (Hastings Access to Venues and Events) are launching a newsletter, progressing its ambition to promote further access and inclusion for the disabled people of Hastings and St Leonards, focusing on festivals, events and the lively music and arts scenes.

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Exploring new worlds: compromised perceptions

Erica Smith talks to artist Annie Rae and photographer John Cole as they get ready for their latest show at Hastings Arts Forum.

Photo © Penny Pepper

Lost in Spaces

Hastings-based Penny Pepper – performer, singer and political activist on behalf of disabled people – has recently aired her latest show, Lost in Spaces. Witty, gritty and subversive, the performance charts her life to date. Based on the journals she has kept so meticulously since childhood, the spoken word blends seamlessly with poetry and music, while photos provide a visual narrative. Cathy Simpson was lucky enough to attend the première at the Soho Theatre, London.

Penny Pepper

Penny Pepper: writer, poet, activist, performer

Penny Pepper’s writing focuses on the exploration of difference and diversity, and unpicking the irresistible dark underbelly to life. Genre-defying and quirky, her work is infused with her passion as a veteran inclusive arts activist. She’s currently working on the final draft of her novel Fancy Nancy, and keeps the creative buzz going by writing flash fiction and planning her memoir ‘First in the World, Somewhere’. HOT’s Xaverine Bates caught up with her armed with some questions.

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