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Council and partners set up community support hub

As the corona virus tightens its grip on society, there has been a heart-warming upswell across the country of support and offers of help for those who most need it – the elderly, vulnerable, those suffering from the virus and those who for whatever reason are unable to provide for themselves in conditions of lockdown. Hastings Borough Council, together with partners, has set up a community hub to coordinate the effort. Nick Terdre reports.

Uplift – different voices with books for you (plus local literary info)

How are you getting on in these strange times? We seem to be getting together more in online groups and that’s how this week’s post came about. Jackie Oxbury and Paul Green commented on last week’s post. This week they talk to Angela J. Phillip with recommendations they think you will like.

A change of direction for The Time Machine

With national Covid-19 guidelines changing daily, this year’s A Town Explores A Book is proving to be responsive to the new non-contact environment. HOT’s Erica Smith reports on the present plans and what the future holds.

Posted 10:55 Monday, Mar 30, 2020 In: Festivals Tags:
Hastings Literary Festival 2020

Hastings Literary Festival 2020 Cancelled

Hastings Literary Festival 2020, due to take place at the end of August, has been cancelled following suspension of the Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants fund because of the Coronavirus crisis.

Paul and Rob Stanley

Hastings and Rye fresh fish caught and delivered to your door!

Rob and Paul Stanley are back, selling plaice, huss, skate, sole and more from their usual place at Rock-a-Nore, reports HOT’s Chandra Masoliver.

Posted 17:30 Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: , , ,

Local church goes online

Holy Trinity Hastings (HTH), located on America Ground in the centre of Hastings, have announced that they will be hosting Sunday services online, writes 

Posted 17:43 Friday, Mar 27, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: , ,

An evening in with HIPCC prizewinner Maxim Kinasov

In the days of the coronavirus, we cannot attend live music performances, but we can turn to the web. Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has launched a series of short online concerts to help fill the gap. Competition prizewinner Maxim Kinasov will be performing Franck-Bauer and Rachmaninov tomorrow, Friday, evening at 7pm. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 16:24 Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , ,

Council votes itself new powers to continue making decisions in the days of coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the council last week voted in emergency powers to enable it to continue making important decisions. Public meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Nick Terdre reports.

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