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Pianist Deschanel Gordon comes to Jazz Hastings

In December, brilliant young pianist Deschanel Gordon, voted the BBC’s Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020, makes his Jazz Hastings debut with his trio featuring Will Each on bass and Will Cleasby on drums. Julian Norridge recommends getting to the venue early to guarantee seeing a future star at the start of his career.

Posted 16:32 Friday, Nov 26, 2021 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , ,

Selep withdraws Sea Change’s North Queensway grant

Sea Change Sussex’s plans for the North Queensway Innovation Park suffered a serious setback last week when the South East Local Enterprise Partnership withdrew its £3.5m grant offer. A firm start date for the Queensway Gateway Road is still unavailable but work on the Bexhill Enterprise Park North has resumed following the release of funds. Nick Terdre reports.

Meet Dr Owen Johnson, champion of champion trees

If you’re a tree lover you may already know that Hastings has twelve champion trees. A champion tree is the largest of its species in the British Isles. Nine of these are in Alexandra Park. Joan Taylor-Rowan stood under one such tree – an Adpressa yew – with Hastings’ resident and tree expert, Dr Owen Johnson MBE.

Posted 21:45 Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 In: Hastings People

Celebrate national tree week by planting a tree

National tree week runs from this Saturday, 27 November, through to Sunday 5 December 2021. This year there is a wealth of events across town from Churchwood Community Orchard to Alexandra Park.

Posted 21:44 In: Green Times

Winter exhibition for old and new Zoom artists

The Zoom Arts Community have shaken off its lockdown lethargy and are re-surfacing in December with vigour, great new works and some exciting new members.

Posted 21:14 In: Arts News
Image Katherine Reekie artist

Bespoke millinery meets extraordinary local art in Caroline Morris’s Silver Anniversary Show

After running her business for 25 years, St Leonards-based hat designer Caroline Morris is celebrating her anniversary with a ‘silver themed’ show, displaying local artwork alongside hats and headpieces in an iridescent display of all things ‘argenteus’ – meaning silvery, ornamental, and bright. Catherine Hills heads down to find out more.

Posted 17:39 In: Hastings People Tags: ,

Ore mansion scores hat-trick of planning refusals

Retrospective planning application HS/FA/20/00884 was refused by the Planning Committee in April, against officers’ advice. Seven months on it came back, rebadged as HS/FA/21/00712. The differences were truly trivial. As before, the officers recommended approval. How did the Committee respond? Bernard McGinley reports.

Rising prices prompt more to seek energy advice

The recent rise in energy costs, part of a significant increase in the cost of living, puts many lower-income families, in Hastings as elsewhere, at serious risk of not being able to heat their homes this winter. The severe squeeze is worrying local energy consultants Energise Sussex Coast, but there are still some sources of help they can offer to hard-pressed residents. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:19 Friday, Nov 19, 2021 In: Energy Tags: , , ,
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