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Hastings bar reopens after Covid closure

One of the three Hastings bars forced to shut after a customer contracted Covid-19 reopened this week. With new cases being regularly confirmed in the town, the council has urged citizens to follow official guidance. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Russell Jacobs.

Posted 08:13 Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Bat and Bee Dragon bar Kim Forward Nick Terdre Robbie Smith Russell Jacobs

World Mental Health Day event

At The Big Sleep for Seaview, HOT’s Zelly Restorick met Sharon Rhodes and discovered that she’s the catalysing energy behind the World Mental Health Day event, Love Hastings Love Yourself. Here Sharon introduces herself and the reasons why the event is important for the town’s residents.

Posted 20:37 Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 In: Health Matters Tags: Cllr Peter Chowney Dragon bar Hair Gallery Hastings and Bexhill Your Way Hastings Arms Hastings Borough Council HVA Love Hastings Love Yourself Mind Old Custom House Owl & Pussycat Sharon Rhodes Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust The Recovery College The Youth Council Time To Change Together UK World Mental Health Day

Lester’s art proves a source of inspiration

In 2011 Nick Terdre wrote in HOT about Hastings artist Lester Magoogan, who has Down’s syndrome. Lester’s line drawings had proved highly popular, and he had made a name for himself well beyond the town walls. Five years on Nick decided it was time to find out how Lester’s career had developed since then. With his exuberant and optimistic personality, Lester is a force of nature in himself, and Nick was not surprised to find that not only is his art winning new admirers around the world, but it is also proving a great source of inspiration to others.

Posted 14:24 Saturday, May 21, 2016 In: Visual Arts Tags: Down's syndrome Down’s Syndrome Association Dragon bar Dubuffet Friary Gardens George Melly Heart & Sold Jamie Hewlett Julie Nixey Lester Magoogan Marion Miro Nick Terdre Normal Festival Peter Blake Respire Richard Nixey Saatchi & Saatchi Sandown Primary

Shine on, Susan Diamond

For a couple of years, Susan Diamond’s boutique brought a fistful of Chelsea to Kings Road, St Leonards. But nothing stays put for long in the World of Diamond, and lately she’s departed from designing statement pieces for Charles of London’s fashion label in favour of canvas. She is currently preparing to decorate the Dragon Bar with some monumental artworks. Erica Smith visited her home/studio for a sneak preview…

Posted 15:42 Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 In: Visual Arts Tags: Alienate Beat Brian Sewell Dragon bar Fashion Hastings Lou Reid New York Dolls Noel Fielding paintings punk St Leonards Susan Diamond
Folkfest art work by Cathy Simpson

Hastings Folk Festival

Put off those end of Jack in the Green blues! Following on from the May Day festivities, from 6 to 10 May, venues across Hastings Old Town will be participating in Folkfest, hosting four nights of Folk music performances. Grace Vogiatzis reports.

Posted 14:28 Friday, Apr 25, 2014 In: Performance Tags: Andy Neate Barbara Dickson Beer Fest Film Night Blakeley & Son Buick 6 Cathy Simpson Copperplate Dragon bar electric palace cinema Emma Harwood Folk Funk DJ Session Folk music Folkfest Grace Vogiatzis Hastings Hastings Folk Festival Hastings Old Town Hot Club Of Hastings Hotfoot Specials Now and then Paul Dengate Russel Field Secret Songwriters st mary in the castle Stone Junction The Curst Sons the stag inn Titus Whistle Traggo
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