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Vigil on the Stade to mourn family drowned in Channel

A well-attended vigil was held in the Stade Open Space on Sunday to mourn the family of five who lost their lives in the Channel last week. Seeking refuge is not a crime but a legal right, Polly Gifford of Hastings Community of Sanctuary told the gathering. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:32 Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020 In: Politics Tags: Hastings Community of Sanctuary Hastings Welcomes Refugees Nick Terdre Polly Gifford Sally-Ann Hart vigil

Help make Hastings a musical mecca!

Your input is most definitely needed! 

Posted 11:34 Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 In: Music & Sound Tags: fat tuesday Hastings & Rother Music City Music Month Polly Gifford The Stinger

Hastings and Rother bid for Great Place Scheme

Alongside all the activity around Stade Saturdays and the ROOT 1066 festival, we’ve also been looking further forwards and wanted to post an update on discussions that have been happening around the recently announced Arts Council England ‘Great Place Scheme’, writes Polly Gifford

The Feast of the Dead by Dens and Signals

Root 1066 celebrates Battle of Hastings

This year – 2016 – is the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Hastings’ attitude is celebrate while you can – why wait 50 years when you might not be around to commemorate the 1,000th? So this year, Hastings is marking the date with an international contemporary festival of the arts, ROOT 1066. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to talk to Festival Director, Polly Gifford about what will be happening. 

‘Point of Decay’ by Zeroh, photo by Tracy Hobden – Hastings Borough Council.

Respond to Culture-Led Regeneration Strategy

Polly Gifford and Heidi Hampson of the Cultural Strategic Development Team at Hastings Borough Council would genuinely like to hear your response to the ‘Draft Culture-Led Regeneration Strategy for Hastings 2016–2021’.

Posted 18:22 Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 In: Home Ground Tags: Cultural Strategic Development Team Draft Culture-Led Regeneration Strategy for Hastings 2016 - 2021 Polly Gifford

Resounding success of The Siege

Billed as “an immersive and jaw dropping theatrical experience”, The Siege – performed by the Jenin Freedom Theatre at St Mary In the Castle – proved to be a huge success. Gill Knight reports.

Posted 10:33 Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 In: Performance Tags: Church of the Nativity Gill Knight Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign Intifada Mayor Bruce Dowling Polly Gifford st mary in the castle
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