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Hastings Bank Holiday Monday through the eyes of JJ Waller

HOT’s Erica Smith goes all green-eyed over JJ Waller’s photographs.

Castle on the Hill

Jack in the Green inspired art

Suzanne Kelly, originally from New York, moved to this area after being taken by its strong arts community and the wealth of inspiring land and seascapes. A member of the Zoom Arts 1066 group, she is exhibiting her brightly coloured abstracted landscapes and seascape paintings, inspired by her move to Hastings, St Leonards and the Jack in the Green Festival.

Posted 07:03 Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 In: Arts News Tags: , , ,
Photo reproduced with permission Paul Denga

Glashin

Glashin is a popular folk duo formed by Paul and Jo Dengate who are well known in Hastings and further afield. HOT’s Sean O’Shea talked with them about their backgrounds and influences, the evolution of the folk music scene and their involvement with the Hastings Folk Festival.

Rattlebag

Rattlebag

Sean O’ Shea talks with Sian Hayward of Rattlebag, a popular all-female harmony group from Hastings who have been performing a mixture of traditional and contemporary music around the Sussex folk scene since 2005.

Posted 10:33 Friday, Jul 18, 2014 In: SOS Tags: , , , ,
Five days in May flyer, by designed by Erica Smith, Linocut by Emily Johns

Five days in May

May Day is getting back to its political roots with five days of cross channel celebrations and protests, spanning from Dieppe to Hastings. HOT’s Grace Vogiatzis reports.

Works by Jo Redpath (photo: http://hastingspostcards.blogspot.co.uk/)

Hastings Old Town – centre of creativity

When we told friends in France that we were moving to Hastings, there were mixed reactions.  The usual one was “Why Hastings?” asked with an air of perplexity.  That was easily dealt with – it had happened entirely by chance.  But one friend followed it up with – “but there won’t be any cultural life there”.  I know what she meant: there’s no theatre to speak of and precious little in the way of classical music, writes Antony Mair.

Steam Punk Morris -musician and dancer

Morris dancing has always been linked in my mind to village greens, half-timbered pubs selling real ale, cricket matches – the general rural idyll that is now largely preserved in the stockbroker belt.  As a result, it has acquired a sort of UKIP tinge in my mind – red-cheeked men singing Rule Britannia and waving Union Jacks.  Then there’s all that handkerchief waving and general fol-de-rol.  It’s a bit like buying free range eggs in Waitrose – being in touch with the earth without getting your hands dirty, writes Antony Mair.

Bikers

Route 1066

It has always seemed an odd meeting of minds – the Jack in the Green Festival, the Drummers, the Morris dancers… and the Bikers. Different tribes, different interests, different dress codes but they all seem to jostle along happily together. A real oddity of a social and cultural mix. But it seems to work – in fact it more than works.  The different tribes coexist happily. 

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