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Rookie councillor looks back on first three months in office

Hastings has gained several new councillors in the last two rounds of local elections, including three new Green Party representatives in May. One of them, Glenn Haffenden, presents his councillor diary, looking back at his first three months in office.

Posted 17:53 Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 In: Hastings People Tags: , , ,

War in Ukraine heightens relevance of Hiroshima Day

For the first time since the Cold War ended, the annual Hiroshima Day event last weekend took place against the background of a war in Europe that has the potential of escalating into nuclear conflagration. John Enefer of Hastings Against War, which organises the event, reports.

Beauport Park monument suffering from neglect

While exploring Beauport Park woods, Chris Bell, a retired architect and Zoom Arts member living in St Leonards, discovered a monument, now sadly neglected among a cluster of holiday chalets, built by a previous owner of the woods in the 19th century in honour of his departed wife. The writer laments such poor treatment of our building heritage.

Hastings Pier celebrated at 150 years: peerlessness remembered

The very first August Bank Holiday was in 1872. In Hastings, that was the day that Hastings Pier opened. 150 years later to the day, there was a party. Bernard McGinley reports.

Absense: third knock-out show in a row at Zoom Arts Gallery

You have until 4.30pm this Sunday – 14 August – to visit this extraordinary installation at Zoom Community Arts Gallery. HOT’s Erica Smith sings the praises of this installation piece – the third of three excellent exhibitions by women artists in this tiny, accessible, white cube gallery.

Posted 21:48 Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 In: Arts News Tags: , , ,

My Mother, My Shadow, an exhibition by Irina Brook

HOT’s Judy Parkinson spoke to Irina Brook in advance of her exhibition, My Mother, My Shadow at Electro Studios.

Dasha with the defences on the streets of Kyiv

Kyiv comes to St Leonards

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February we have all learned so much about Ukraine. Coming up for six months since the war started we now know where it is geographically, about its exports – it is a major exporter of food crops, wheat, maize and barley, and sunflower oil, as well as wood. And, importantly, the resilience of its people. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths learnt that through a direct link Kyiv artist Dasha Podoltseva of Seria_project is collaborating  with local theatre company ExploretheArch to recreate the atmosphere of the apartment blocks, Panelkas, to produce innovative, experiential theatre.

Grants available for local food projects

Applications are now open for a second round of grants to support local food projects from the Hastings & Rother Food Network. Matt Pitts, communications officer for Hastings Voluntary Action which facilitates the network, explains.

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