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Chris Lacey – chief Stables hand

Posted 15:22 Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 In: Hastings People Tags: Amadeus Chris Lacey Glynn Boyd Ivan Barnett Look back in Anger peter mould Stables Theatre Toby Sargent

‘Show & Tell’ at Rock House

Rock House tenant Erica Smith shows-and-tells us about FlickChat2.

Posted 15:20 Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 In: Hastings People Tags: adam clements arwyn keast bbe records catherine litton Erica Smith FlickChat francesca gareth jenkinson John Cole lee bright mark curry pechakucha rachel manns Rock House show and tell slide show

From Italy to St Leonards

Actors Mary Chater and Julian Curry have given up Italy to make their home in St Leonards. Shakespeare enthusiasts, they both number Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre productions of his plays among the many credits in their respective CVs. They gave readings from his plays as part of Harmony One’s recent A Winter’s Tale concert and are in the throes of launching a new initiative, Shakespeare in Italy (see below). Here Mary Chater writes of the transition from life in Italy to St Leonards.

Posted 19:37 Friday, Feb 17, 2017 In: Hastings People Tags: Alexandra Park Harmony One Italy Links Project National Theatre Shakespeare Silverhill

Help hunt for Hastings’ heritage

Posted 09:06 Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 In: Hastings People Tags: Mr Baxter Pelham Roundabout Fountain Toby Sargent Trevi Fountain Versailles

Jo Moon 1964–2016

Erica Smith

Posted 09:26 Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Hastings Jo Monks Moon obituary Somerset storyteller

Against All Odds

Ruban Shangmuganathan from Bexhill has overcome ill‐health and disability to become a valued volunteer with local charity, Hastings Furniture Service. His achievement was recognized with an Against All Odds award this week. Naomi Ridley, chief executive of HFS writes about Ruban’s achievements.

Posted 08:44 Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Angie Lowe Fran McKeown Hastings Furniture Service HFS Linda Coad Ruban Shangmuganathan

Rain fails to quench bonfire spirits

As darkness fell on Saturday evening and the annual torchlight procession set off, it seemed that the heavy rain which had been falling since late afternoon would drown out the proceedings, or at least quench people’s spirits. However, bonfire society folk are made of sterner stuff, and although many got soaked and some torches were extinguished, in the end the rain ceased halfway through the procession, allowing all and sundry to enjoy the bonfire and fireworks display. HOT photographer Russell Jacobs kept his camera dry and documented the event. 

Posted 19:51 Monday, Oct 17, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Russell Jacobs

When Toby met Amber

Posted 15:48 Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 In: Hastings People Tags: Amber Rudd Elizabeth Rigby FT Hastings Pier Jerwood Gallery John Penrose Toby Sargent
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