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The enemy within

In his reflections on Margaret Thatcher, Sean O’ Shea demonstrates how the theatre of the mind as much as the theatre of political economy informs decision making in affairs of state.

Posted 15:03 Friday, Aug 2, 2013 In: SOS Tags: Margaret Thatcher

Fine dining at St Leonard’s-on-Sea.

HOT columnist Sean O’ Shea celebrates St Clement’s Restaurant, St Leonards-on-Sea and describes his own quick & easy recipe for Seafood Spaghetti.

Posted 10:43 Monday, Jul 8, 2013 In: SOS Tags: food recipe St Clements Restaurant

A fishy tale

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea reflects on how we all have become so busy and tells a fishy tale about goings on down the Stade…

Posted 11:44 Friday, Jun 28, 2013 In: SOS Tags: dogfish old man and the sea Stade

Befriending death – Grace Lau’s coffin portraits

Sean O’Shea reflects on Grace Lau’s coffin portraits which were included amongst a selection of works featured in the mixed media exhibition Telling Stories held at Hastings Museum back in Sept 2012.

Posted 15:28 Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 In: SOS Tags: Artist coffin portraits death Grace Lau
Jerome Franklin-Ryan

Blessed quietness

HOT columnist Sean O’ Shea talks with Hastings singer and humidor consultant Jerome Franklin-Ryan about saints, songs and silence…

Posted 11:21 Wednesday, May 1, 2013 In: SOS Tags: Hastings Old Town Jerome Franklin-Ryan singer The Stag The Sweet Shop
Norman Race

Celebrating Norman Race

Norman Race, a well-known stalwart of the local community, left Hastings after Old Town Week last year (2012) and hasn’t been heard from since. A body was recently discovered in the New Forest which has been identified as Norman.

Posted 13:36 Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 In: SOS Tags: charity work Jack in the Green Norman Race the stag inn
Liane Carroll

All that jazz…

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea talks with Liane Carroll about her life as a singer and musician, her experience of working with other musicians, the demise of the pub piano and the future of jazz. He asks how her continuing success has affected her musically and personally, and also enquires about her life outside music.

Posted 13:54 Friday, Mar 29, 2013 In: SOS Tags: Jazz Liane Carroll piano

Chrysalis to butterfly

HOT columnist Sean O’Shea interviews Hastings musician, Morris dancer and artist Cherie Hulland who demonstrates how it is possible – from inauspicious beginnings – to make

Posted 11:26 Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 In: SOS Tags: clothes costumes Hulland morris
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