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Fire walking on hot coals

3 in 1 Challenge for Sara Lee Trust

This October, The Sara Lee Trust is offering daredevils the chance to take part in a unique 3 in 1 Challenge event. Do you dare to walk barefoot over hot coals and cut glass and then chop through wood with just your hand all in support of the Trust? If so then the Fire, Glass Walk and Board Break could be just the event for you. Fundraising & Admin Officer for Sara Lee Trust, Nikki Hawes writes.


Rye International Film Festival

For one weekend in December, Rye is set to be the centre of attention for film buffs and film-makers across the South East. The Rye International Film Festival (RIFF) has picked the best short dramas, comedies, documentaries and animations submitted from all over the world. These will be shown alongside a programme of talks and workshops. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks festival director Hayley-Marie Axe some questions about this year’s event.

Southern's two-coach service departs Warrior Square station for Ashford.

Get updated on rail issues at Marshlink AGM

The annual general meeting of the Marshlink line between Hastings and Ashford, which takes place this Friday, offers a chance to catch up on some pressing rail issues. Nick Terdre reports.

Portrait of Edward Burra by John Banting. ©The Estate of John Banting. All rights reserved, 2013 Bridgeman Art Library

Edward Burra: a wry painter

Over the years artists have long been attracted to the light and sea of East Sussex. John Everett Millais, Holman Hunt, Joseph Mallord and William Turner all sketched and painted in the area. And still artists come to live in Hastings, St Leonards and Rye and contribute to the vivid, cultural mix.

Posted 16:43 Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 In: Visual Arts Tags: , , , ,

Everybody DANCE! – fancy footwork not essential…

This weekend, a truly inclusive dance festival comes to Hastings and Rother. There will be dance events to watch and dance classes to join in. A sense of rhythm will help, but it doesn’t matter if you have two left feet or even no feet at all. HOT’s Erica Smith finds out more from one of the organisers, Esther Fox.

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Where to go for festive music this Christmas

As usual Hastings and 1066 country offers a wide range of Christmas music concerts to suit all tastes. HOT’s Chris Cormack examines the pick of the bunch.


Great Dixter in Black and White

First Sight Gallery in the High Street generally exhibits exciting, original paintings, sculptures and photographs by various artists. However, next month the gallery is showing one person’s work, Anny Evason’s, of one particular garden, Great Dixter, HOT reporter, Lauris Morgan-Griffiths, takes a look.

Timberlina Redfern and Hay Baylan

What’s on the menu, Timberlina?

Timberlina is hard to ignore… a giant drag queen with fantastic legs and a beard. HOT’s Erica Smith asked some mean questions about Rye and other things…

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