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Orangutan watching a butterlfly © Ian Wood

The eyes have it

Our lives may have shrunk, like snails, into our homes, but the tentacles of Covid stretch far and wide into far reaching sectors. One: the natural world of trees, birds, animals, as we reach out for something, anything, outside our immediate environment. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was thrilled to encounter Ian Wood’s photographs of great apes at the Lucy Bell Gallery.

Young talent on display at Hastings Arts Forum

Hastings and St Leonards have a long tradition of creative energy and artistic exuberance. Historically, the town has drawn artists, writers and musicians, who have created work that is recognised nationally as well as internationally. But little recognition has been given to our very young, emerging talent. Until now, as an exhibition at the Hastings Arts Forum, Primary Art, Hastings and St. Leonards Young Artists, so well demonstrates, writes HAF member John Cole, who also took the photos.

Fuel poverty and energy debt advice available for households hit by Covid

Much needed advice for local households in fuel poverty and energy debt as a result of the Covid pandemic is now available thanks to a grant from British Gas Energy Trust to Hastings Advice & Representation Centre and Energise South Coast. Nick Terdre reports.

Hastings International Piano announces Digital Festival

Headlining Hastings International Piano’s one-day Digital Festival will be Rufus Wainwright, and there will also be piano recitals by Maxim Kinasov and Martin James Bartlett, together with a piano masterclass given by Professor Vanessa Latarche, says HOT’s Chris Cormack.

This is Not Love

As part of the lead-up to White Ribbon Day on 25 November, Women’s Voice is keen to highlight the reality of domestic abuse and coercive control. To do this, Women’s Voice is asking whether there are women locally who would be willing to share their experiences of domestic abuse. Ann Kramer explains the initiative.

Posted 17:54 Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 In: Campaigns Tags: , , , ,

Kim Stallwood Archive at British Library

Starting this autumn, The Kim Stallwood Archive of research material documenting the history of the animal rights movement will become part of the British Library’s permanent holdings. The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and provides information services to academic, business, research and scientific communities.

Posted 15:04 Monday, Oct 19, 2020 In: Hastings People Tags: , , , ,

We Are Here: Black History Month in Hastings and St Leonards

It’s October, and therefore Black History Month. But a lot is different this year, not only in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Covid pandemic, but also as the organisers question whether the interests and contributions of black people should be centre stage for just one month in the year. Cllr Maya Evans, writing in a personal capacity, discusses the issues and describes Black History Month’s programme for Hastings and St Leonards.

Quality classical music at Kino-Teatr

The Hastings Early Music Festival (HEMF) is an annual event bringing internationally acclaimed musicians to Hastings. HOT’s Music Correspondent, Brian Hick, was there to hear the Rautio Piano Trio playing Mozart and Faure at Kino-Teatr, St Leonards, on Saturday 17 October.

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