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Tony Kofi: A Portrait of Cannonball

British jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi will be headlining at the next Jazz Hastings session on 7 May with his new show A Portrait of Cannonball. Julian Norridge supplies the details.

Posted 19:42 Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 In: Music & Sound

Gory story gets the glory!

A group of Hastings’ best and brightest young writers recently lent their budding expertise to judge a series of crime stories written by their adult contemporaries. The Hastings Young Writers group sent this report.

England Coast Path goes kinky in Hastings Country Park

The landslip below Rocklands caravan park has obliged Natural England to go the long way round to accommodate the Hastings Country Park section of the coastal path, as Andrew Colquhoun, vice chair of the Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, explains.

Mammoth Quiz Book

Nick Holt, master quiz writer and landlord of the Stag Inn, talks to Angela J. Phillip about writing and running quizzes – and how it all started.

Poets and singers in joint celebration of Atatürk

As part of a series of themed events around “The Challenge of Change”, and an 80th anniversary celebration  of Jemal Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey, Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir will join poets from the Hastings Stanza group at The Beacon in St Mary’s Terrace on Tuesday 30 April at 7.30 pm for an evening of entertainment in song and verse, writes Chris Cormack.

Planners back slot machine proposal for central pier rooms

The central ‘Deck’/visitor centre building of Hastings Pier is fully recommended by HBC officers for conversion to two rooms full of fruit machines (‘slots’).  Why are legal and policy protections being ignored? Bernard McGinley tries to peer more closely into the matter.

Final rehearsals before first performance of people’s opera

With only days to go till the opening of the people’s opera Bloom Britannia, HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick dropped in on rehearsals to see how things were going.

Posted 21:09 Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 In: Music & Sound

New 6-a-side football league recruiting teams!

This May, Football Mundial are starting their new season of 6-a-side football here in Hastings at Horntye Sports Park. Footballers, whether destined to be star players or simply looking to have fun with friends, are invited to join. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

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