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Submissions invited for AltPitch festival in March

The AltPitch Arts and Technology Festival is inviting submissions for its inaugural event online in March. Commissions are on offer for the best entries, and there will also be a live-streamed debate on the future of technology in arts. Nick Terdre reports, images from Pexels.

Posted 19:27 Monday, Nov 23, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: AltPitch Anastasia Witts Esther Fox frontpage Nick Terdre Pexels

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.

Posted 13:53 Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: Angelica Campion Iggy Pop Johnny Daukes Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Maureen Bocking Squirrel mountain Stefan Ashton Frank Suzie Zamitt
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.

Coastal Currents reinvents itself whilst celebrating success through adversity

Coastal Currents is a well established local arts festival with an impressive track record – Stella Keen interviewed director Tina Morris on the difficulties faced in this ‘year of the plague’ and her plans for the future.

Posted 18:16 Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: Anna Thomson coastal currents 2020 Digital Open Studios Dirty Old Gallery Isolation Station Hastings Joe Fawcett Malcolm Glover Mark French Peter Quinnell Russell Jacobs Tina Morris university of brighton

St Leonards flooded with forged Bank of Edward Lear five pound notes

As the ATownExploresABook Crowdfunder draws to a close (at midnight on Thursday 1 October), a source reveals that counterfeit versions of the Bank of Edward Lear five pound notes have been discovered in the pop-up currency exchanges around St Leonards. Our HOT financial advisor reports on the fraudulent fiscal activity.

Posted 19:25 Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 In: Arts News

Last few days for The Owl and the Pussy-cat

St Leonards and Hastings have gone crazy for The Owl and the Pussy-cat as the ATownExploresABook21 Crowdfunder enters its last few days. HOT’s Erica Smith asks us all to give generously.

Posted 20:55 Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 In: Arts News

Still time to visit Zoom Arts BELOW exhibition

There is still time to pop down to Oscar’s on the Square to view Zoom Arts’ latest exhibition exploring the theme of BELOW. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

Posted 20:12 Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: BELOW Oscars on the Square painting Photography textiles Zoom Arts
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