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Alchemy in Silchester Road

It’s a sign of positive change when new purposes are found for old buildings… HOT’s Erica Smith visits her new neighbours in Silchester Road and discovers the chemistry between them…

Posted 15:27 Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 In: Community Arts Tags: 2014 anti-music Art Cipriano Martinez coastal currents drawing Film Francesca Daisy Hill Janey Moffat Jay Toole Mauricio Vincenze music Old Chemist Silchester Road st. leonards on sea workshops

Hoping for peace…

Alexandra Park is like the lungs going through the centre of the town of Hastings. Next to the rose garden and running alongside the stream lies the Peace Garden. It was conceived as the result of a conversation between the late Kevin Murphy and Sally Cole on 12 September 2001. The garden is dedicated to: “Personal, community and world peace…” Fiona Rankine and Erica Smith tell us the story of the latest development in the Peace Garden.

Posted 17:03 Friday, Aug 1, 2014 In: Public Arts Tags: 2014 Alan Wright Alexandra Park blacksmith designer maker Erica Smith Fiona Rankine Hastings Jake Bowers Peace Garden Quaker Quakers

Young producers plan St Leonards Festival

Meet Will Baxter, one of the young producers who are responsible for programming this year’s St Leonards Festival. Will grew up in St Leonards and has attended nearly every festival – either as an audience member, on stage or working on one of the stalls. HOT’s Erica Smith asked him why he wanted to get involved behind the scenes this year…

Posted 16:55 Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014 In: One Long Party Tags: 18 hours 2014 Dub Generals Misha B Respond Academy Sat 12 July St Leonards Festival The Lennys Warrior Square Will Baxter

Opera garden party fulfils a dream

At the Way Forward meeting last night, Mandy Curtis from 18 hours told local residents about this year’s extended St Leonards Festival and why she wanted to add a ticketed opera garden party to the existing one-day, free community Saturday. HOT’s Erica Smith wanted to find out more and caught up with Mandy whilst she and her team of organisers set the finishing touches to the schedules.

Posted 16:39 In: One Long Party Tags: 2014 barefoot opera George Humphreys Musafir Nana Tsiboe Opera South East Osadia St Leonards Festival Sunday 13 July susannah appleyard Suzy Appleyard
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