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Young Electrics host ‘mystery’ screenings at Electric Palace

Meet the ‘Young Electrics’, a new group of 10 young people from around the Hastings area who convene at the Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town to learn about film programming, explains Annie Waite.

Agafya Lykova

Hastings film night showcases Siberian recluse

“The only thing from the outside world that had really intruded into Agafya’s otherwise pristine forest was loads of fallen space junk amongst the trees”, says Rebecca E Marshall about the surroundings of an extraordinary recluse called Agafya Lykova, who at the age of 73 lives alone in the Siberian Taiga. Marshall,

Ellie Symonds, new scout ambassador.

Volunteers needed to swell scout ranks further

The scouting movement in East Sussex is riding along on the crest of a wave, as the old scout song has it – but even though the number of volunteers has reached a record level, still more are needed to enable the large numbers of would-be recruits to join. Nick Terdre reports.

Handing in the petition at County Hall: from left, Rachel Crossley, lead petitioner Karl Horton, Julia Hilton and Arnold Simanowitz.

Lewes signs up for fossil fuel divestment

The divestment campaign in East Sussex has taken a significant step forward, with Lewes Town Council adding its voice to calls for East Sussex Pension Fund to sell its investment in fossil fuels. Nick Terdre reports.

Image of Agafya Lykova

Solitude in Siberia

Agafya Lykova is a 70 year old woman who was born into isolation in the Siberian forest, where she has lived, 150km away from the nearest town, for her entire life. She did not encounter another human aside from her close family until the age of 40, and the last member of her family died 25 years ago. Since then she has lived alone. Hastings Filmmaker and owner of the Electric Palace cinema, Rebecca E Marshall, explains how you can help her bring Agafya’s story to the big screen.

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