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Poll points up dilemmas faced by Remainers in Hastings

A local poll shows that in the event of a snap general election the Remain vote is likely to be split between the three parties committed to opposing a no deal Brexit – Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens – thus running the risk of losing the seat to the Conservatives. Voters are strongly in favour of the parties working together to avert that risk, though Labour says it has ruled out the option. Nick Terdre reports.

Shakespeare and a musical medieval tale at Opus Theatre this weekend

A wealth of entertainment is on offer at Opus Theatre this weekend, when Michael Pennington presents his acclaimed one-man show on Shakespeare, Sweet William, while The Telling open a window on life and love in medieval times with their story Unsung Heroine. Preview by Nick Terdre.

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Wanted: new members for samba drumming band

Sambalanco, Hastings’ community samba drumming band, are holding an open night on Wednesday September 4 to drum up new recruits. The event will take place at the band’s regular rehearsal location, the first floor of the Carlisle pub at 24 Pelham Street on the seafront, starting at 7.30pm, says band member Julian Norridge.

Observer Building to re-open its doors with People and Place exhibition

The landmark Observer Building (OB) is set to open its doors to the town for the first time since its closure in 2016 as a proud partner of the prestigious Coastal Currents Festival, writes Beth Woolf, project manager at White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures.

Hastings Quakers to challenge world’s biggest arms fair

Hastings Quakers will be taking part in a week of action next week to oppose the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair which is due to take place on 10-13 September in London. Here they explain what they will be doing and why.

Nick Perry stands for LibDems as candidates for snap general election are selected

Nick Perry has been re-selected as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in the event of a snap general election. With the exception of the Greens, the identity of most parties’ candidates is now known. Nick Terdre reports.

Louis Moholo-Moholo’s Four Blokes at Jazz Hastings

Legendary South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo will be leading his quartet – he calls them his ‘Four Blokes’ – at Jazz Hastings September session on Tuesday 3rd. Julian Norridge reports. 

Three-holed pipe

On the pro-Europe March for Change last month Geoffrey Taylor felt inspired to write the following memoir in verse.

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