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Hands Up Project connects children across the globe

Last week, Hastings Against War and the Hastings and District Interfaith forum presented an online talk via Zoom discussing their Hands Up Project; an initiative to help put the children of war-torn Garza in touch with their young peers overseas. John Enefer details the encouraging enthusiasm displayed by many locals residents who took part.

Cultural Recovery Fund winner causes debate

The first round of successful applicants to the Arts Council England (ACE) Culture Recovery Fund were announced on Monday. Erica Smith looks at how and why The Piper was the only successful small live music venue in a town full of small live music venues.

Posted 12:11 Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 In: Arts News
Iggy Pop and Chicken © Kevin Armstrong

Iggy Pop stars in Squirrel Mountain’s ‘Iggy Pop to the Rescue’

Hastings is continually full of surprises; it never ceases to deliver. Just as you thought you’d seen it all, you round a corner and come face to face with something surreal. In this instance, the surreal head of punk extraordinaire Iggy Pop raises his head, featuring in a Hastings created film, Squirrel Mountain’s Iggy to the Rescue. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths spoke to the writer, producer Angelica Campion.

Local professionals encourage young people to get creative.

Culture Shift, a key partner in the “Get Hastings Reading” campaign, has launched a series of short films featuring 5 local creative professionals,  to encourage young people to take up the art of creative writing reports, HOT’s

Rebecca Marshall outside Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town

Electric Palace cinema calls on community for support to save it from closure

With news of nationwide closures of the Cineworld and Picturehouses cinema chains, The Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town is now calling on the local community to visit and support the cinema or it faces imminent closure, says Annie Waite.

Pension questions for ESCC

East Sussex County Council faces questions from more than 80 people about its pension fund’s investments in fossil fuel companies. Research has found none of the fossil fuel companies have policies that are aligned with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Nick Terdre reports.

Eclectic art show at Southwater Area Community Centre

Time Is On Our Side, an exhibition featuring the work of local artists, is running at Southwater Area Community Centre during October. Nick Terdre reports.

Hastings Musical Festival goes virtual for lack of venue

White Rock Theatre has started to announce new events taking place there as from July 2021, but the Hastings Musical Festival has had to announce it is ‘going virtual’ for 2021 and the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is postponed from March to late June 2021.  Chris Cormack asks what this says about the future of live music in Hastings.

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