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Permaculturist Anna Locke

Transition Town news

Transition Town Hastings (TTH) is part of the national network of Transition Towns, a local non-political group of volunteers formed to respond to climate change and over-dependence on fossil fuels, campaigning for sustainable living and community participation, knowledge sharing and awareness raising. Here’s their latest news update about events happening locally.

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Do you speak seagull?

I am so happy to post this article by Alex Lockwood, writes Zelly Restorick. When I read his words, submitted to HOT by Transition Town Hastings, I felt immediate rapport and resonance – and that warm reassuring feeling that emerges when we know we are not alone in our way of seeing the world.

Penny Beale (Jnr) in taxi.

Hastings Fringe Charity Fundraiser for The Penny Beale Memorial Fund

The Hastings Fringe Festival is holding a charity fundraising evening of performance for The Penny Beale Memorial Fund on Sunday 24 September at The Beacon in Hastings. Performances start at 7pm and include comedy, poetry, performance art, music and songs,

Richard Watson, Director of Energise Sussex Coast and Alan Simpson

Sustainability advisor backs 1066 Local Energy

Imagination, creativity and innovation. Intrinsic elements for our shared future. And elements encapsulated deep in the heart of 1066 Local Energy’s vision for Hastings and St Leonards on Sea for clean electricity generation. Alan Simpson, advisor on sustainability to the Shadow Cabinet and committed renewable clean energy advocate was the main speaker at a pre-launch gathering held at The Beacon, adding his enthusiastic support to the evolution of locally owned, lower priced energy production where the money generated would stay within the local community. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Photo Miranda Gavin

Hastings Fringe supports two local charities with special evening performances

Hastings Fringe Festival announces two fundraising evenings of performance to raise awareness of The Sara Lee Trust (Thursday 14 September at The Albion), and The Penny Beale Memorial Fund (Sunday 24 September at The Beacon) as part of its events taking place throughout September. Miranda Gavin writes.

Alexandra Park, May 2015

Chelsea Flower Fringe to Hastings

A festival of flowers, gardens and gardening will spread its roots to Hastings next month (May), when the Chelsea Fringe arrives in town with a day in Alexandra Park and a talk from author, Travis Elborough. Report by Lynda Foy, photos by Colin Foy.

Andrew and Eden Kötting

Music, poetry, reading and film as Black Huts Festival returns

The Black Huts Festival is back for its fourth year; a festival of music, poetry, reading and film at the Electric Palace and the Beacon. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to the Fundraiser to see what it was all about.

The restoration of Hastings Pier - a new building arises.

A chance to cherish Hastings’ heritage

Look around you! Too much of historic Hastings and St Leonards has been demolished or abused, or is under threat, but despite regrets some people really like what’s left in the borough, finds Bernard McGinley. Exceptional places are visitable thanks to the Love Architecture Festival and Heritage Open Days.

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