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Pandemic artists read their work

On Tuesday 3 August, the De La Warr Pavilion is holding an online reading of comic strips chronicling the last sixteen months of life under Covid restrictions. Erica Smith recommends signing up and listening in to Rachael House and friends. 

The return of St Leonards Festival

A summer isn’t a summer without St Leonards Festival pitching up in Warrior Square. August sees the return of this community-minded festival with a fabulous and colourful line up and special adjustments to stay Covid-aware. Erica Smith checks out the treats in store for Saturday 14 August.

Make a noise for proportional representation!

Fed up with the disparity between votes cast and seats awarded in our local and national elections? Then join in the national day of action called by Make Votes Matter and make a noise for proportional representation on Saturday 31 July. The local MVM branch wants your support.

Posted 20:56 Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021 In: Campaigns Tags: , ,

Launch of Church Wood Community Orchard

Fully supported by Hastings Borough Council, Brighton Permaculture Trust, The Conservation Volunteers and friends, the Church Wood Community Orchard is an initiative from a new community group, whose members have planted an apple orchard in the grass area in Church Wood, a local Nature Reserve in Hollington. The group are celebrating the launch of the orchard on Saturday 7 August between 11am – 3pm. You are invited!

Posted 11:39 Monday, Jul 26, 2021 In: Nature Tags: ,

PhotoHastings welcomes two new photographers to the summer show

PhotoHastings summer exhibition at Stade Hall includes an astounding selection of images from 16 photographers. This year, the group has welcomed two new photographers working with a mentor. HOT’s Erica Smith was delighted to meet these budding photographers.

Rosamond’s Appalachian adventure

Self-declared pensioner Rosamond Palmer has proven without a doubt that age is no boundary when we really want to do something, even something that is very, very challenging: like a 1,000 mile walk along the Appalachian Trail. An inspirational human being! HOT’s Zelly Restorick talked to Rosamond about her adventure and the creativity the journey catalysed. 

Posted 23:28 Friday, Jul 23, 2021 In: Hastings People Tags: ,

A Twelfth Night double bill

Theatre is back! Two performances in one evening at The Stables Theatre! Two talented, veteran actors! Two solo shows! Both influenced by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Both written and directed by renowned local playwright, John Knowles. One night only! Bringing their brilliance to the stage, Patrick Kealey performs in ‘Fiction Romance’ and Sidney Keane in ‘Toby Belch (is unwell)’. Both have had 5 star reviews and now we have a chance to see them in our own town. Fully accessible theatre. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

The starting pistol for #HastingsParkRun will fire again this Saturday!

After all these months of staying-at-home, binge-eating, binge-watching, napping and possibly solo-jogging, we are delighted to celebrate the return of Park Run! HOT’s Erica Smith dusts down her trainers and sweat-pants and considers whether she should set the alarm to get up in time on Saturday for the first Hastings Park Run in over 16 months.

Posted 21:28 Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 In: Health Matters Tags: ,
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