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New Writing South prize winners: L-R: Andrea Samuelson; Antony Mair; NWS chief executive Lesley Wood and Glyn Carter.

East Sussex writers triumph in international competition (and literary events from 10 Sept 2019)

Writers from Bexhill, Hastings and St Leonards fought off stiff international competition to pick up key prizes in Hastings Literary Festival’s 2019 competition, which featured short story, poetry and flash fiction categories reports Alison Steel from Hastings Litfest.

Posted 09:00 Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 In: Hastings Bookchat Tags: Alison Steel Andrea Samuelson Angela J. Phillip antony Mair Competition winners Hastings LItfest 2019 Francis Booth Roz Balph
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Reasons to stay in Europe

On both sides here has been much anger, lies and, at times, debate that would embarrass a four-year-old. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths asked a few local Hastings and St Leonards-ites about their thoughts and concerns on Europe and why they are in favour of remaining.


Dressing-up has never really done it for me.  I usually think of it as the last refuge of the bored, like Marie-Antoinette dressing up as a shepherdess at Versailles.  My heart sinks at the thought of those parties of Vicars and Tarts or invitations accompanied by a note that the theme of the evening is Donald Duck, writes Antony Mair.

Posted 10:46 Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 In: Hastings People Tags: antony Mair Pirates day Postcards from Hastings

A start to stanza

Stanza groups are offshoots of the Poetry Society, and consist of people in a given area who come together to talk about poetry – whether to workshop their own work, hear readings or talks by poets, or discuss poetry generally, writes Antony Mair.

Posted 10:19 Monday, Apr 21, 2014 In: Poetry Tags: antony Mair jdbar poetry Postcards from Hastings stanza

Vocal Explosion in St. Clement’s Church

We found ourselves last night in St. Clement’s Church, in Hastings Old Town, to hear a programme of gypsy music from the community choir Vocal Explosion.  We hadn’t ventured inside this fourteenth-century gem before, but had read about its refurbishment (which aroused the usual mix of “they’ve ruined a lovely church” and “what an improvement on what was there before”). Antony Mair writes.

And the winner is…

At the end of the semi-finals of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition the generally accepted view seemed to be that one of the two South Koreans – Yekwon Sunwoo and Taek Gi Lee – was likely to be winning the prize, writes Antony Mair.  

Posted 19:56 Sunday, Mar 9, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: antony Mair Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Marcin Koziak Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto Taek Gi Lee Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto

A feast of music at the Piano Concerto Competition Semi-final

The semi-finals of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition brought a feast of music for those of us in the White Rock Theatre last night.  For the laughable cost of £8 per seat we were treated to seven mini-recitals by a quite remarkable array of young players ranging in age from 17 to 27, writes Antony Mair.

Posted 08:47 Saturday, Mar 8, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: Angie Zhang Annika Treutler antony Mair Asaki Ino Ekaterina Litvintseva Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition HIPCC Marcin Koziak Taek Gi Lee

Promoting the Piano

The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is now upon us.  As a warm-up and a way of involving the local community, a Yamaha baby grand was placed in Priory Meadow shopping mall over last weekend and a series of players of all ages showed their skill on the keys, writes Antony Mair

Posted 09:29 Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 In: Music & Sound Tags: antony Mair Ethan Richardson Isobel Richardson priory meadow st mary in the castle
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