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Some distinguished musicians will be sharing thoughts and plans online during this time of self-isolation, not only on the future of the music industry but much more on the value of music in human life as a whole, writes Chris Cormack

Kindness Matters

Jacy Kilvert from Mind in Brighton and Hove will be on Isolation Station Hastings for Thrive at  Five on Wednesday 20 May at 5pm  talking about how kindness and mental health are connected. Erica Smith caught up with Jacy to ask her about the exciting Hastings-based project that Mind in Brighton and Hove (MiBH) have just launched.

Posted 22:23 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 In: Health Matters

Patricia ‘Paddy’ Stephenson: public benefactor

With an admirable spirit, she fought for local improvements, and saved Robsack Wood for future generations.  Bernard McGinley remembers an intrepid fighter and friend.

Locking down, slowing down, opening up: walks in the Country Park

Andrew Colquhoun, vice-chair of the Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, has been taking advantage of lockdown days to enjoy the park in all its springtime glory. He also took the photos.

Posted 11:24 In: Nature Tags: , ,

Fascinating approach in Eric Guo’s online recital

Last week’s online concert by prizewinners in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition was given by Eric Guo. HOT’s music corespondent Brian Hick followed it with interest.

Posted 10:07 In: Music & Sound

An evening in with…Yuanfan Yang online

This Friday evening Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Yuanfan Yang will join us for a live performance of beautiful music, writes Chris Cormack.

Arts on Prescription

Tara Reddy was one of the founding members of Hastings Online Times and is a long-time community activist. She is also the driving force behind Arts On Prescription (AOP) – a scheme where people who are feeling depressed, lonely or anxious are ‘prescribed’ art and creative courses through their GP surgery. Tara will be the guest on Thrive at 5 this Saturday on Hastings Isolation Station. Here she tells us more about Arts on Prescription.

Project Rewild

Under the all-encompassing veil of Coronavirus and the collective pain and fear, this has brought to people, something remarkable and heart-warming is happening… quiet footpaths are becoming well-trodden, previously secret hideaways are now being explored, the sound of children’s laughter is drifting through the woods as naturally as the sound of the blackbird’s song. Hastings is rewilding. Luke Funnell, the founder of Project Rewild tells us about his exciting new project.

Posted 22:32 In: Nature Tags: , ,
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