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Pro refugee campaigns backed by HBC and the public

Hastings Borough Council has signed up to the Lift the Ban campaign to allow asylum-seekers to work after six months if their asylum claim is still undecided. Meanwhile the fifth annual Refugee Tales event took place this month with ample public support and the presence of several Labour councillors. Nick Terdre reports.

The Alan Tyler Show

Leading Americana band to play Hastings

On Saturday 3 August, The Stag Inn will be presenting the Alan Tyler Show, featuring Alan Tyler, one of the leading lights in the UK-based American style country roots music scene, reports HOT’s Paul Way-Rider.

The Sustainability on Sea team

Hastings sustainability festival receives bumper lottery boost

The Sustainability on Sea festival, a week-long celebration of local sustainability initiatives, has been awarded £9,600 from the National Lottery Community fund. 

Enjoyable afternoon of music with the ParkinSongsters

St John the Evangelist, Hollington, 29 July 2019: HOT music correspondent Brian Hick enjoyed a welcome return to St John’s by the ParkinSongsters, a choir consisting of Parkinson sufferers and their supporters, for another afternoon of popular songs and music-making.

Posted 15:08 In: Music & Sound

Hands Up project puts young Palestinians in touch with the outside world

Educational opportunities for young Palestinians are limited, with school resources scarce and drastic restrictions imposed on their society as a whole. But thanks to modern communications, the enterprise of volunteers and their own willing efforts, Palestinian schoolchildren now enjoy a creative interchange with young people around the world, allowing both sides to gain important insights into each others’ lives. Hastings-based teacher Adrian Underhill explains how the Hands Up project came about and its transformative effects on the lives of young Palestinians.

My trip with the children of the Hands Up Project

Adrian Underhill, who recounts in a separate article how the Hands Up Project has put young Palestinians in touch with their counterparts elsewhere in the world, describes his trip earlier this year accompanying a group of 15 Gazan schoolchildren through Israel to the West Bank to present their Hands Up productions to new audiences.

Metamorphosis 2 by Angela J. Phillip

Bookchat: How to write a poem- 1 (and events July 30 onwards)

It’s like a quilted bedspread or a wall-hanging. A piece of music perhaps. So lovely to see and feel what other people have made, but it’s thrilling – and liberating – to create your own. With the aid of Chuma Nwokolo, Jnr, John D. Robinson and Brian Docherty Angela J. Phillip finds out how to  write a poem.

Hiroshima Day ceremony in Alexandra Park on 6 August

Hastings Against War will hold its annual commemoration of those who lost their lives in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 with a ceremony at the boating lake in Alexandra Park on Tuesday 6 August. Nick Terdre reports.

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