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Art Work by Emily Johns
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Global resistance to WW1 celebrated at HAF

A free talk exploring resistance to the First World War across the globe will take place at Hastings Arts Forum (36 Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BU) on Friday 9 November at 7pm.

Hastings Philharmonic Choir, now part of Hastings Philharmonic. Photo: Peter Mould (www.artypharty.com).

Hastings Philharmonic performs Beethoven’s choral symphony to announce its arrival

Beethoven’s Ninth is the work chosen to present to the world the newly formed Hastings Philharmonic – a permanent bonding of the well-known Hastings Philharmonic Choir with the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra, which has its base in the Ensemble OrQuesta. A third component, Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir, will enable this local musical powerhouse to further expand its repertoire and ambitions. David Pullen looks forward to the first performance.

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Out Of The Doll’s House: What did the women do during the First World War?

Following last year’s successful Women’s Pop-Up Museum, Hastings Museum, in conjunction with Women’s Voice, is running an exciting new project that aims to explore all aspects of women’s lives during the First World War. Based at the museum, the project seeks to recreate women’s wartime lives through creative writing and artwork. It kicks off on Tuesday 7 July and will ultimately lead to a pop-up exhibition at the museum in mid-October. Project co-ordinator Ann Kramer explains what it’s all about.

Poster 1: The great case of Bodkin v Bodkin Poster by Emily Johns

The world is my country

Two local peace campaigners, Emily Johns and Gabriel Carlyle,have combined energies to create ‘The world is my country’, an insightful, thoroughly well-researched website and free workshop, celebrating the people and movements that opposed the First World War, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

Conscientious Objectors of the First World War by Ann Kramer

Determined resistance

A member of Hastings Against War, Ann Kramer is a historian and non-fiction writer. As a freelance writer, she has written on many topics, from Victorians and women spies through to human rights and women’s experiences during the two world wars. Over the last three or four years, however, Ann has concentrated on researching into and writing about conscientious objectors. Her book Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: A Determined Resistance has just been published – and HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked her to tell us why this subject is so important to her. 

Behind the new bench, from left, Alan and Fiona Wright, mayor Cllr Bruce Dowling, deputy mayor Cllr Judy Rogers and Jake Bowers.

Peace bench dedicated in the sunshine

On a bright sunny day, with the breeze rustling the leaves in the surrounding trees, the new bench in Alexandra Park Peace Garden was unveiled last Sunday by the mayor. Nick Terdre was among the crowd.

Stormtroops advancing under a gas attack

Otto Dix First World War etchings

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