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Sustainability on Sea: 22-30 September!

Sustainability… makes sense, n’est-ce pas? This week of events, jointly organised by Transition Town Hastings (TTH) and Energise Sussex Coast (ESC), is celebrating all things sustainable in our local area: gathering together as many of the organisations who are already thinking in sustainable terms. Starting with the ocean symposium, culminating in a big festival day and with all sorts of good stuff happening in between, you are very welcome to come along, check things out and get involved.

J Devine. All photos courtesy John Devine.

The Devines

The Devines are a popular Irish traditional folk group who make frequent visits to Hastings. HOT’s Sean O’ Shea caught up with them at the Stag Inn and talked with John Devine about the bands origins, the evolution of the Irish folk scene, seanós dancing and lilting.

Wakin' Snakes Photo courtesy J Matthews

Wakin’ Snakes

Julian Matthews started out as a chorister and latterly founded the popular local group, Wakin’ Snakes, which has been entertaining appreciative audiences with their unique brand of American old time and bluegrass. HOT’s Sean O’Shea talks to him about his journey in music and some of the challenges facing the pub music scene.

Posted 15:04 Wednesday, May 6, 2015 In: SOS Tags: , , , , ,
Cafe de Paris Photo SOS

Cafe de Paris Band

Having seen the Ben Clatworthy quartet before Christmas and had his appetite for jazz whetted, HOT’s


Drama of love & hate

Continuing with his discussion of the changing nature of human relationships (Forever in our hearts, Sept 2014) Sean O’ Shea considers the drama of love and hate. Drawing on a variety of sources such as psychoanalysis, nursery rhymes and popular culture, he asks: is love possible?

Posted 10:46 Friday, Dec 5, 2014 In: SOS Tags: , , , ,
Dory Previn

Remembering Dory Previn (1925 – 2012)

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea remembers Dory Previn n

Posted 11:04 Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 In: SOS Tags: , , , , ,
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