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Hastings Literary Festival unveils 2021 programme

Hastings Literary Festival has announced this year’s programme. Halted last year due to Covid-19, it is back from 23 to 25 September, with renewed vigour. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths takes a browse through the programme.

Steve Peak’s America Ground book tops best-seller list

Since Steve Peak’s eagerly-awaited The America Ground Hastings was published, it has been high in the top ten chart for The Hastings Bookshop. HOT’s Erica Smith explores the book, the ground and the author.

Posted 20:59 Sunday, Aug 29, 2021 In: Heritage

To the manor born at The Manor Barn

As part of their UK Tour, Peter Knight’s Gigspanner will be bringing their impressive, musical magic to the Manor Barn in Bexhill on Sea on Sunday 5 September.

Posted 20:19 In: Music & Sound

Commons talk with Jess Steele

Sharon Rhodes finds out directly from Jess Steele OBE about the Hastings Commons and the latest on the Observer Building, including the Hastings Commons Open Day planned for Friday 10 September.

Posted 20:10 In: Home Ground

Art show at Southwater Area Community Centre

The Southwater Area Community Centre in St Leonards-on-Sea is putting on an art exhibition as part of this year’s Coastal Currents Festival, featuring a wide range of works by local artists who otherwise find little opportunity to show their work. Nick Terdre reports.

Hastings Pride calls for all to stand together for Trans Rights

Hastings & Rother Rainbow Alliance and Hastings Pride have issued a call to action to support Trans Rights locally, nationally and internationally.

Posted 09:13 Friday, Aug 27, 2021 In: Campaigns

Back to the ’80s for Pride 2021

Hastings Pride is back on Sunday 29 August and is bigger and better than ever before with the incredible hard work of all the team – and powered by Hastings Rocks. Organiser Anton Burton-Windsor tells us more.

Posted 21:56 Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 In: One Long Party

Why Sally-Ann Hart has got it wrong on nationality bill

The Nationality and Borders Bill currently going through Parliament will drastically reduce the rights of asylum-seekers, yet it is wholeheartedly supported by Hastings & Rye MP Sally-Ann Hart. Pal Luthra, a member of Hastings Community of Sanctuary, East Sussex Freedom From Torture and Amnesty International, explains why he equally wholeheartedly opposes the MP’s stance.

Posted 16:49 Friday, Aug 20, 2021 In: Politics Tags: , , , , ,
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