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Erica says: “Do something!”

HOT’s Erica Smith has been a stalwart of this town for many many years, creating, encouraging, campaigning, initiating, catalysing, inputting and participating – all from a place of sincere love and genuine passion for this town that’s been her home, work and play location for nearly two decades. HOT colleague, Zelly Restorick, speaks to Erica about the exhibition and series of events, Protest and Thrive at Hastings Arts Forum.

Have you ever wanted to walk a dog, but not take it home with you?

Meet Poppy

Have you ever wanted to take a dog for a walk, but not take it home with you? Now’s your chance! Esme Needham introduces us to Poppy the dog and shares the joys of being a Cinnamon Trust volunteer.

Posted 17:12 Friday, Mar 30, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: , , , ,
Another of Lauren Child's books featuring Clarice Bean

Lauren Child to speak at this year’s Storytelling Festival in Hastings

The well known children’s book author and new Children’s Laureate Lauren Child will be speaking at the Hastings Storytelling Festival this year. HOT’s youngest journalist, teenager Esme Needham, sent her some questions about her books and the importance of reading and writing for children and young people.

Starter Sets in sexism at the Early Learning Centre

Gender stereotyping in local shops

A few weeks ago, HOT journalist Esme Needham went round most of the big supermarkets from Hastings to Hollington, taking photos of baby clothes, toys, childrens’ items, even yoghurts. She explains why in this article.

Posted 17:35 Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 In: Shops & Things Tags:
Debbie Warren photo: http://www.debbiewarrenmusic.com/

Harmony at Christmas

It has been a great year for musician, Debbie Warren, culminating in a brilliant performance of Benjamin Britten and John Rutter Carols at Christmas and her appointment as Soundwaves Community Choir’s first resident Music Director. HOT’s Chris Cormack looks at Debbie’s achievements in 2015 and carol concerts this Christmas. If you’ve  missed the concerts in the last few weeks you can still get in the mood for Christmas this Saturday at St Mary in the Castle with the Hastings Philharmonic Choir.

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