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The Gilded Hand

Raising the ‘Gilded Hand’ on the Stade on 17 August,  the first ever Gilded Hand Buskers Fair is released, a day-long celebration of the busker and the troubadour.  The Gilded Hand is an ancient sign of freedom of speech and gave performers the right to perform in medieval squares without fear of arrest. So whilst the hand is raised, come and join us in the Stade to hear a variety of performers on several pitches, writes John Knowles.

Posted 13:05 Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 In: Performance Tags: amber busker Danii Gilded hand nicola mitchell rory mccleod steve the squeeze troubadour ukelele dave

Contemporary music to stir the emotions

The second International Composers’ Festival is fast approaching and renowned Japanese composer, Nobuya Monta, has been officially appointed the Festival’s new Composer in Residence. Maestro Monta will be composing a new orchestral work especially created for the Festival on the 6 & 7 September 2013. He will also travel from Osaka with a host of Japanese musicians to be with us at the Festival in Hastings!

Meet Lorraine Bowen

Lately, Lorraine Bowen is all over the Creative Coast of Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill. She’s a comedian, a singer (conducts the Gay Men’s Chorus in Brighton and gave Billy Bragg singing lessons), and she is half of Hastings’ favourite fusion Folk/D’n’B act – The Chalkwell Ladies Drum’n’Bass League. HOT’s Erica Smith is such a big fan, she’s off to see Lorraine on Thursday night at Back in the Room, and booked the Chalkwell Ladies to celebrate her fiftieth birthday on 2 August. Read on to find out why she loves Lorraine so much.

Aidan Goatley

Edinburgh Previews at The Printworks.

Total Comedy presented three stand-up comedians at the Printworks.  All had different experiences of performing live, reports HOT’s Bevali Francis.

Posted 09:27 Monday, Jun 24, 2013 In: Performance Tags: Aidan Goatley Bevali Francis Comedy Hastings Ian Smith Kim Dolman Printworks Review stand up Total Comedy

Contribute

Posted 18:17 Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 In: Performance Tags: Con£ribute John Knowles.

Harlequin Goes To The Moon

By popular demand, The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company makes a welcome return to St. Leonards this summer with its unique brand of comedy. Expect an evening of pure entertainment with their brand new tale, ‘Harlequin Goes to the Moon’, which contains all of the usual ingredients that make their shows so entertaining. 

Posted 15:11 In: Performance Tags: Harlequin Goes To The Moon St Leonards Gardens The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company

Body Circus paints the town this weekend!

A circus with a difference, the Body Circus, celebrates the art of painting the body with performances, music, costume displays, workshops and a family friendly cornucopia of the beautiful and original. Body Circus will showcase a culturally diverse mix of music shows, dance performances and captivating fine art body painting including workshops and live performances for capoeira, street dance, circus artistry, as well as martial arts displays and fire performances from local artists and beyond. The Body Circus takes place in and around Hastings from Friday 24 May to Sunday 26 May,writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 15:27 Wednesday, May 22, 2013 In: Performance Tags: Arcadian Anthem Avastar Between Lies and Promises Body Circus Brass Monkey Brazilica Dende drumming Empire Avenue Fire of Anatolia Hastings Afrika Day Kitten and the Hip Lucy FX Luna L'Amour Maisy Minks Mimma's Body Art Nana Tsiboe Otti Albietz Set Your Sails stade saturdays The Ecstatic Republic of Conga The Rhythm Section This Time Around Victoria Gugenheim Wildstyl'n'

Mesmerising

Lee Gerrard-Barlow will be talking about Mesmerism at The Kave Gallery on Saturday 18 May for The Explorers Club. The mesmerising Sarah Janes – the impresario behind The Explorers Club – interviewed him for HOT.

Posted 17:32 Tuesday, May 14, 2013 In: Performance Tags: Lee Gerrard-Barlow Mesmer Mesmerising Sarah Janes St Leonards The Kave
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