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The pier on the day it reopened in April 2016. Friends of Hastings Pier's attempts to keep it in community hands now hang in the balance.

Pier in administration as rescue plan is rejected

Hastings’ pier is no longer a going concern following stakeholders’ failure to support the rescue plan put forward by the owner, Hastings Pier Charity. HPC’s board has resigned and administrators have been called in. However, the pier is expected to remain in operation next year. Nick Terdre reports.

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The Wonder of Trees and Moths

Nature lovers and gardeners can discover the story of moths and trees at an event held at The Bohemia Walled Garden celebrating Heritage Open Day. The nation-wide, annual Heritage Open Day celebrates England’s cultural and architectural heritage. Linda Foy writes.

Mary Chater and Julian Curry - gearing up for a new life in St Leonards.

From Italy to St Leonards

Actors Mary Chater and Julian Curry have given up Italy to make their home in St Leonards. Shakespeare enthusiasts, they both number Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre productions of his plays among the many credits in their respective CVs. They gave readings from his plays as part of Harmony One’s recent A Winter’s Tale concert and are in the throes of launching a new initiative, Shakespeare in Italy (see below). Here Mary Chater writes of the transition from life in Italy to St Leonards.

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A Winter’s Tale

Come and enjoy the lovely singing of Harmony One in aid of the Snowflake Night Shelter on Saturday 11 February at St Clements Church in Hastings Old Town. A Winter’s Tale features contemporary settings of Shakespeare’s lyrics for female voices. You can be sure there will be some beautiful harmonies and exquisite melodies. Debbie Warren writes.

5 June 1940 the Lily Bish's return from Dunkirk

Saving our legendary lifeboat II

This is the second part of HOT’s Chandra Masoliver‘s interview with Dee-Day White and John ‘Tush’ Hamilton, timed to coincide with the film showing and concert this Friday 20 January at St Mary in the Castle, raising funds for the restoration of the former Hastings lifeboat, the ‘Cyril and Lilian Bishop’, known as the ‘Lily Bish’. (See link below for Chandra’s first article.)

Hawling out the Cyril and Lilian Bishop Lifeboat

Saving our legendary lifeboat (I)

Having played a central role in the rescuing of those at peril on the sea, now it is Hasting’s turn to save our legendary lifeboat, the ‘Cyril and Lilian Bishop’. St Mary in the Castle hosts The Ghost of Dunkirk, a film and music event supporting the campaign to restore this former Hastings lifeboat to her original state. The programme features live music from Jiggery Pokery, including a song written for the occasion, along with The Salts, RX Shanty Men, Harmony One and Now and Then. Chandra Masoliver reports.

Local businesses, like this one, got lots of support from visitors.

Happy herring days on the Stade

It was Hastings’ fifth Herring Fair on the Stade at the weekend. HOT photographer Russell Jacobs was there to sample the sights, smells, cookery demos and musical delights.

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A frenzy of fish, food, wine and song

Saturday 20 June marks the start of nine days of fish, food and drink-related festivities. Erica Smith tries to work out where the fishy festival ends and the food and wine festival begins.

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