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‘Crowd-sourced’ book needs your thrifty tips!

Are you a stickler for recycling materials, enjoy up-cycling items others would rather discard and know how to get the most out of every penny? Then the Hastings and Rother Furniture Service needs your words of wisdom for their new 

Posted 06:00 Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 In: Shops & Things Tags: Hastings Centre HFS Kings Church Mark Thomas

Comedy benefit gig raises £1000s for HFS

A comedy benefit gig at the De La Warr Pavilion on 25 May

Posted 18:27 Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 In: Comedy Tags: HFS Jay Foreman Mark Thomas Naomi Ridley Robin Ince

Mark Thomas and friends support HFS

Stand-up comedian, political activist and journalist, Mark Thomas is the patron of local furniture charity, Hastings and Other Furniture Service (HFS). On 25 May, he’ll be appearing at The De La War Pavilion alongside a number of fellow comedians – Daniel Kitson, Bridget Christie, Robin Ince, Shazia Mirza, Jonny & the Baptists and Tiernan Douieb – in a comedy benefit gig. 

Posted 08:22 Sunday, May 20, 2018 In: Comedy Tags: Hastings Furniture Service Jonny & the Baptists Mark Thomas Robin Ince

Mark Thomas wants our visions of the future

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas brings his sell-out Fringe show, A Show That Gambles on the Future, to Hastings’ St Mary in the Castle on Wednesday 13 December… or will he? Erica Smith quizzes him about what the future holds for us all.

Posted 19:54 Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 In: Comedy Tags: comedian Future Futurology Hastings Mark Thomas

Making furniture re-use sexy

“Dealing with the very unsexy issue of providing furniture for poor people, HFS is a magnificent group” said Mark Thomas, the comedian, writer and campaigner who is patron of Hastings Furniture Service (HFS). Naomi Ridley of HFS writes.

Posted 09:13 Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Hastings Furniture Service HFS Make Furniture Re-use Sexy Mark Thomas Naomi Ridley Philosophy Football Red Shed tour st mary in the castle

The Red Shed tour with Mark Thomas

Political activist. Performer. Journalist. Self-described ‘belligerent egotist’. Mark Thomas visits St Mary in the Castle in Hastings as part of his current nationwide tour, The Red Shed: ‘a tale of strikes, fights, dinner ladies, crap beer, good beer, burger slingers, pickets, placards, commies, friendship, love, history, dreams and, above all, remembering rather than forgetting’. He will also give a talk about comedy, art, politics and misbehaving in the St Mary in the Castle café-bar, raising money for Hastings Furniture Service of which he’s the patron. HOT’s Zelly Restorick reports.

Posted 09:27 Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 In: Performance Tags: Amber Rudd Hastings Furniture Service Henrietta Hill QC Home Secretary Mark Thomas Orgreave st mary in the castle The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign The Red Shed Theresa May
The Long Man of Wilmington

Frack off!

Hastings local residents have launched their new campaign, Don’t Frack With Sussex, to challenge the climate change strategy of the Rt Hon Amber Rudd, their MP and Secretary of State for Climate Change and Energy. Zelly Restorick reports.

HFS pillowcase

How do you sleep at night?

To raise awareness of the consequences of cutting Local Welfare Assistance, Hastings Furniture Service, winner of the BBC Community Heroes Award 2013, is delivering a pillowcase to every MP in the country, screen printed with the question: ‘How do you sleep at night?’

Posted 15:44 Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: BBC Community Heroes Award Caroline Lucas Community Care Grants Crisis Loans Discretionary East Sussex Support Scheme ESCC Gloria de Piero Hastings Hastings Furniture Service House of Commons Kate Green Local Welfare Assistance Mark Thomas Naomi Ridley Zelly Restorick
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