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Sound Waves Community Choir perform at last year's Seaview carol concert.

Carol concert coming as Seaview’s work goes on

As Seaview prepares for its Christmas carol concert, the annual general meeting has learnt how the charity continues to find a way to provide a vital service to homeless and vulnerable people despite reduced government funding. Report by Nick Terdre, photos by John Stiles.

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.

The Seaview choir provides the carol concert finale.

Seaview choir caps successful concert

Seaview’s hugely enjoyable carol concert in St John the Evangelist Church last Saturday was supported by Sound Waves Community Choir and a cappella group, Now and Then and ended with a performance by Seaview’s own choir. The event proved a successful fundraiser, bringing in donations of £774 from a record crowd, estimated at 200 plus. The tally for the Big Sleep in September is still under way, but has so far reached more than £25,000. As public funding dwindles, Seaview is increasingly reliant on its own resources to raise the vital funds for its invaluable work with homeless, vulnerable and distressed people. Nick Terdre writes. Photos by John Stiles.

Folkfest art work by Cathy Simpson

Hastings Folk Festival

Put off those end of Jack in the Green blues! Following on from the May Day festivities, from 6 to 10 May, venues across Hastings Old Town will be participating in Folkfest, hosting four nights of Folk music performances. Grace Vogiatzis reports.

Which Blair Project with Dr Savage.

A splendid time was guaranteed for all

It’s only a teenager, now in its 15th year, but Beatles Day has grown into a massive event. Last Sunday saw some 70 acts and 350 performers – 95% of the bands are from Hastings – divided between the main stage and the more intimate downstairs space of the White Rock Hotel. Nick Terdre enjoyed the show.

Sound Waves Community Choir singing at the Stade

Sound Waves raises £2,000+ for charity

December was a busy month for Sound Waves Community Choir with several events that together raised more than £2000.  The concerts included one in aid of the Seaview Project which raised a magnificent £643.79, more than any other Seaview concert, and Sound Waves’ own Christmas concert, which raised just over £1,000 for its chosen charities, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

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