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What’s HOT at the White Rock

The nights are drawing in, but the lights are shining bright on Hastings’ biggest stage at the White Rock Theatre (WRT). A brand new line-up of great live entertainment has been announced with many new shows, live music, stand-up comedy and the best in touring theatre. All this can be found in the new brochure for winter/spring, writes Paul Way-Rider.

Posted 17:30 Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 In: Performance Tags: , , , , ,

A book for Christmas for every school child in Hastings!

This Christmas the news from The National Literacy Trust is that there will be a book for every school child in Hastings. Bloomsbury is donating 9,000 books to be given to school children from reception to Year 9, ages 5-14. The three-year Bloomsbury and the National Literacy Trust partnership aim to inspire a love of reading and improve literacy levels in Hastings.

Message to Council: ‘No luxury housing on bathing pool site’

Petition

© Susan Taylor The Sun Sinking

Australian summer blows into St Leonards

On these rainy, grey days there is an exuberant exhibition in St Leonards that lights the day. Summer has blown into the Solaris Gallery:  Susan Taylor – Australian Summer.  HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was considerably cheered by the images that celebrate shapes, colour and nature with flowing complex shades and tones that lighten the dreariness of English winter.

Writers in Hastings & St Leonards: Pete Donohue, poet (plus literary events from 26 Nov 2019)

Pete Donohue is a poet, short story writer, cartoonist and literary editor of The Hastings Independent Press. He talks to Angela J. Phillip about his life and work and what brought him to Hastings.

Peter Chowney: why you should vote Labour

All candidates have been invited to write, in no more than 800 words, about what they see as the most important proposals in their party manifesto and why voters should support them. First out of the blocks is the Labour Party’s Peter Chowney.

Posted 18:38 Monday, Nov 25, 2019 In: Election 2019
Michael Madden

Michael Madden: thoughts on visual art, politics and the planet (4)

Michael Madden: painter, sculptor, restorer, environmental campaigner and Hastings resident, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about art – the last in a series of four interviews.

Independent shows his hand as candidates raise concerns

Ahead of the first hustings on Friday afternoon, the independent candidate, who will be present at it, is making himself known. Government policies affecting poverty, the NHS and education have come under fire from the Labour and Lib Dem candidates, whil the Tory candidate has declared her opposition to the council’s plans for a large housing development on the old bathing pool site. Nick Terdre rounds up the election news.

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