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Green Flag Award 2017

Hastings Green Flag Award

Hastings is flying the flag with some of the UK’s very best green spaces. HBC’s Barbara Browning writes. Hastings ‘Alexandra Park, St Leonards Gardens and the Country Park have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as three of the very best green spaces in the world.

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Three green flags for Hastings

The Comedy of Babi Babbett Photo Glenn Overington

The Comedy of Babi Babbett

In August the players of The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company bring their seventeenth summer of outdoor theatre, comedy, mayhem and live music to St Leonards. Set in Islington in 1793, The Comedy of Babi Babbett is an out-and-out farce in the classic commedia dell’arte style and, according to The Rudes’ spokesperson, “is probably the funniest of all our plays”.

In Memory by ZR

Around and about (V)

Here’s what has caught the attention of my eye and my heart this week on my travels around Hastings and St Leonards. Photos, words and contemplating out loud from HOT’s Zelly Restorick.


Magic in the gardens

Last year, we decided not to perform our usual outdoor theatre show in St Leonard’s Gardens, writes HOT’s John Knowles and it paid off, returning this year, renewed and invigorated with many of the original cast (in new roles) and new blood. We are proud to say that the show was a triumph. With sell out performances, amazing reviews and a wealth of positive comments, A Midsummer Night’s Dream proved to be our most successful show to date.

Posted 18:13 Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 In: Performance Tags: , , ,

Mercatoria Theatre do it again!

Every year for the last five years, the Mercatoria Company re-form to transform St Leonards Gardens into a leafy theatre and bring Shakespeare back to life. HOT’s journalists, Cathy Simpson (well-versed in Shakespeare) and Erica Smith (a rather reluctant first-timer) joined the promenade around the park.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Stewards wanted for Midsummer Night’s Dream

Posted 10:26 Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 In: Performance Tags: , , , ,
The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company

Harlequin Goes To The Moon

By popular demand, The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company makes a welcome return to St. Leonards this summer with its unique brand of comedy. Expect an evening of pure entertainment with their brand new tale, ‘Harlequin Goes to the Moon’, which contains all of the usual ingredients that make their shows so entertaining. 

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