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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.

Posted 18:37 Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 In: Community Arts Tags: Dirk Campbell Fell Duo Joe White Juliet Russell Mike Simmonds Vocal Explosion

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

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: Bloom Britannia Brian Hick

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.

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.

Posted 16:10 Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 In: Community Arts Tags: Arts Council England barefoot opera Barefoot Wines UK Bloom Britannia De La Warr Pavillon Fairlight Arts Trust Frank Moon Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival Jenny Miller Lucy Mulgan Nick Terdre Orlando Gough Otti Albietz People's Opera Sound Waves Choir Stephen Plaice Tom Clarkson

Is digital media for you? Try Hastings’ Creative Spring this half-term

Are you, or do you know anyone, aged 14 to 18, into digital media, and wanting something interesting to do at February half-term? Dominika Hicks runs through the programme for Hastings’ Creative Spring, a great chance to learn about creative media.

Posted 18:09 Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 In: Community Arts Tags: 14-18 Big Local Area February half term Hastings Hastings library Hastings Town Centre media Media Slam MSL Discover Rock House up-coming events young people
The White Rock Theatre

Theatre refurbishment to improve flexibility of venue

The White Rock Theatre (WRT) is to continue a series of full-scale improvements to the interior and exterior of the venue, including the provision for standing at concerts, new lighting for the outside of the building and more. Theatre staff describe what is in store.

Posted 15:13 Monday, Jan 7, 2019 In: Community Arts Tags: Gavin Shuman Kim Forward The White Rock Theatre

8th Hastings Storytelling Festival a huge success

Hastings eighth annual Storytelling Festival came to an end last weekend after a week of some wet and windy but very successful events across town. This year’s festival explored Hastings in a variety of creative ways. 

Posted 10:22 Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 In: Community Arts Tags: 18 Hours Events Axel Scheffler Bonkers Hats Dick Edwards Gruffalo Hastings Museum and Art Gallery Hastings Storytelling Festival Kit Caless Mandy Curtis Midnight Run Otherworld Out of the Hat Quentin Blake Sarah Evans Sud and Yam The Cactus Hound Thingumajig Timberlina
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