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Was Crowley the “Wickedest Man in the World”?

Why has no Blue Plaque been awarded to Aleister Crowley – self-styled “The Beast 666”? Perhaps we may understand why when we hear that the popular press described this charismatic character as “The Wickedest Man in the World”. Gilly Metcalfe writes.

Posted 18:17 Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: blue plaque Gilly Metcalfe Rodney Harrison Symonds The Beast 666 The Wickedest Man in the World Tutankhamen William Butler Yeats

Humanising homelessness

Harry Tryphonos felt catalysed to write an article about homelessness after seeing the number of homeless people in the Hastings area and the south coast generally – and an awareness of the increasing reliance on charitable causes rather than social schemes to help people.

Posted 15:05 Monday, Oct 15, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Harry Tryphonos homeless homelessness

Regeneration from the bottom up

Hastings Green Party will be hosting a free talk on Thursday 25 October about how regeneration must be done in collaboration with local people, rather than being imposed from the top down. The talk, ‘Darning the Fabric: regeneration from the bottom up’, will be given by Jess Steele, a community activist and social entrepreneur based in Hastings. Jess is a founder director of the Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust, supporting community regeneration in the White Rock and Ore Valley areas.

Posted 13:14 In: Hastings People Tags: Darning the Fabric: regeneration from the bottom up Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust Jess Steele Julia Hilton

Shopkeepers of the World

Art installations in charity shops across St Leonards and Bexhill as part of Coastal Currents till 30 Sept. 

Posted 11:53 Monday, Sep 24, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Hastings Furniture Service Noëmi Lakmier Quiet Down There The Fabric of the World

Bengali Festival celebrations

Celebrating the wonderfully diverse culture of Hastings and St Leonards. The Hastings Bengali Forum held their summer festival at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings on Monday 20 August 2018.

Posted 10:54 Sunday, Sep 2, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Abdul Mukith Asma Akther Lupa Cllr Abul Kalam Azad Cllr James Bacon Cllr Nigel Sinden Cllr Zulhash Uddin Hastings Bengali Forum Hemeda Mukith Sultana Khan

HAVE network: access for us all

HAVE (Hastings Access to Venues and Events) is a local group advocating for ‘disability access to all creative stuff’. They work to collaborate with all creatives, events and venues, requesting that they think about access for all disabled people: wheelchair users, visually/hearing impaired people, those with mobility issues, mental health issues, learning difficulties and who are neuro-diverse. Penny Pepper writes.

Posted 08:21 Friday, Aug 17, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: HAVE penny pepper

Javad update: your support needed

Javad is a young autistic man from Iran, whose life story HOT has been following and sharing with you. Taken in by Terry and Stuart Alexander, nurtured by them and their friends, Javad continues to be threatened by deportation. His case is going to court on Monday – and Terry asks for our counting support. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 20:46 Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: Javad Terry Alexander

Celebrating women in Hastings

Saturday 23 June was a glorious summer day. Anyone walking over the West Hill that morning might have been taken aback at the sight of Edwardian suffragettes, complete with placards, making their way towards Warrior Square Gardens. But it was no dream: these suffragettes were just a few of more than 300 local women of all ages, who dressed as suffragists and suffragettes, wore flowered hats and white, purple and green sashes and marched along the seafront to celebrate one hundred years since women won the vote in Britain. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked Ann Kramer of Women’s Voice to report on the event. (Photos by Jake Burnett and Rosanna.)

Posted 15:25 Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 In: Hastings People Tags: ann kramer Women's Voice
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