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The herring girls came to town, progressing down the east coast

The girls are back in town

How would they look?  Single girls in their dozens arriving at the station with gutting knives hanging from their belts and smelling slightly of fish? Back in 1881, when our drama is set, they are a future anachronism – sassy women of independent means and with, yes, plenty of guts! HOT’s Chris Cormack writes about a musical drama hitting our shores at the Stade next Thursday and Friday.

Paul Carrying Robin Huss Accompanied by His Dog Saxon 1979/80 in the Towner collection © Laetitia Yhap

A fishy tale

Laetitia Yhap is very well known among Hastings townsfolk as a chronicler in pictures of Hastings fisherfolk, but anyone who has ever sung in a choir here is likely to know her for her predilection to sing. Her latest project to sing with the Herring Girls choir in a drama with music called Get Up And Tie Your Fingers is another way to chronicle the lives of fisherfolk and has caused her to reflect on the part sea fishing has played in her life.

Posted 19:31 Monday, Jul 21, 2014 In: Performance Tags: , ,
La Ballade de Bergerac Lost in Translation

Stade Saturdays are back!

In spite of rumours to the contrary, Stade Saturdays are back this summer, starting this Saturday with the Hastings Midsummer Fish Festival.  Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to council leader Jeremy Birch about what exactly is the state of Hastings’ summer Saturdays.

The herring girls came to town, progressing down the east coast

Herring girls call to song

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