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What the Dickens is going on in St Leonards?

With St Leonards #ATownExploresABook18 festival opening on Good Friday, many of the twenty five local businesses involved are putting the final touches to their projects. HOT’s Erica Smith caught up with a few of the impressive explorations of Dickens’ Great Expectations taking place.

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Great Expectations in St Leonards this Easter

A literary festival for readers, non readers and those who just wanna have fun is going to run through St Leonards from 30 March to 15 April. HOT’s Erica Smith shares the word on the street.

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Zoom’s mural gives a panoramic view of town

Visitors arriving in Hastings by rail are offered a panoramic foretaste of the sights to be seen around town by a collage of views seen through the lens of photographers from the Zoom Arts group. Nick Terdre reports.

One of the many extraordinary vignettes from the House of Mid-Winter Thought

Midwinter Thought – not a one-trick pony

Erica Smith waxes lyrical about ExploreTheArch’s latest production.

A quote from displaced Russian author Alia Aivasovsky

Throw some coins into the sea to set a boat adrift

It is 100 years since the Russian Revolution. Like all turbulent times, it caused artists and writers to leave their home country. The Links Project, ExploreTheArch and The Wine Shed have teamed up to honour all authors displaced by unrestful times and political instability across the world.

Music and magical light projection are two of the elements that make ExploreTheArch shows unique.

Storytelling on steroids

The new production by ExploreTheArch began this weekend. Erica Smith took a voyage to 19th century Russia to meet Armenian born painter, Ivan Aivazovsky.

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#JaneEyreProject – a town celebrates a book

St Leonards is gearing up to fête one of our great nineteenth century novels in a unique fashion, capitalising on the wealth of artistic talent and creative skills in the area. Gail Borrow of ExploreTheArch theatre company is the catalyst who has inspired a whole community to celebrate a novel written 170 years ago.

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A pantomime for the darker side of life

Warning: expect ruthless pickpockets, disreputable lawyers, plagiarizing critics, drunkards and highwaypersons to invade St Leonards this Christmas Season… Erica Smith steps into the House of the Dark and Stormy Night and explores Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 classic novel, Paul Clifford.

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