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Mad Jack's Morris in the Jack in the Green Parade

Free Morris dance workshops in Ore

A couple of free dance workshops (at Ore Community Centre on 9 and 30 September at 8pm) have been brought to the attention of HOT’s Paul Way-Rider by Terry Alexander of Mad Jack’s Morris.

WRT-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-FI

Summer youth project brings hit show to life!

The White Rock Theatre’s (WRT) annual Summer Youth Project began in 2003 and has become a highlight of its Youth and Community Programme with more than 1900 youngsters taking part since the start! This year’s production, reports the WRT, is the family favourite Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – complete with a flying car! 

Rough sketch of mosaic from Emma.

Help create the Warrior Square Station mosaic!

In addition to the beautiful fruit and vegetable community garden at Warrior Square Station, Transition Town Hastings is facilitating a community designed and crafted mosaic at the front of the station.

Posted 10:07 Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 In: Community Arts
Photo Juliet Russell

Our Town: A Pledge To The Land And The Sea

As part of this year’s Coastal Currents Festival, a book will be created, pledging how we as a whole town will change part of our lifestyle to protect and preserve the environment and acknowledge our impact upon it. Juliet Russell writes.

Beach walk and creative material collection.

New mosaic for Warrior Square Station

Transition Town Hastings (TTH) is an environmental group with a focus on activities that bring the community together. They have already created the Community Fruit & Vegetable Garden at St Leonards Warrior Square station that everyone can help themselves to – and would now like to facilitate a community designed and crafted mosaic at the front of the station.

Posted 19:23 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 In: Community Arts
Chorus rehearsal from an earlier stage.

People’s opera rehearsals peak as first performance nears

Rehearsals for Bloom Britannia are reaching a climax, and the cast will be meeting every day in the week before they bring Act 1 to a public audience on Sunday 28 April. Brian Hick dropped in on rehearsals to see how things are progressing.

Posted 13:13 Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 In: Community Arts Tags: ,

A book, a town, 53 events, multiple perspectives

The #ATownExploresABook festival is in its third year and this year Robinson Crusoe is the book that has been selected for exploration. HOT writer Erica Smith – one of the many contributors to the festival – gives her take on Crusoe in St Leonards.

Chorus rehearsal from an earlier stage.

People’s opera project into new phase – participants wanted!

Barefoot Opera are moving into a new phase of their ‘people’s opera’ with a call-out for participants to start working towards the performance of an extract in late April and full performance a year later. The first events take place this weekend: a workshop for would-be chorus members and sessions in musical improvisation as part of the Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival. Nick Terdre reports.

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