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Sound Waves at the heart of the community

It’s been quite a year for Sound Waves Community Choir since Debbie Warren was appointed as resident musical director – following a period with

Posted 12:57 Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 In: Music & Sound Tags: Beatles Day Blake debbie warren fipple consort Gaudete Interfaith Liam Genockey Macmillan Cancer Support Mallydams Old Town Carnival Week Root 1066 Seaview Sound Waves St Michael’s Hospice Steeleye Span Winter & Wassail

Street processions lead the way as 950th celebrations reach their climax this weekend

With the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings falling on Friday 14 October, this coming weekend is crammed with commemorative events, including the annual torchlight procession and bonfire. Meanwhile Battle Festival is well under way and the final offerings from the ROOT 1066 international festival are to be savoured. Nick Terdre tries to keep track of the plethora of happenings.

Posted 17:56 Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 In: Arts News Tags: 950th Battle of Hastings Concorde 1066 Hastings Borough Bonfire Society La Grande Promenade Nick Terdre Root 1066 Source Park Three Kings town criers Zeroh

When cultures collide: new opera links 1066 with modern-day themes of invasion and loss

Themes of invasion, loss and the redeeming power of human goodness are explored in PUSH, a powerful new opera which has its world premiere this weekend, Saturday 1 October, at the De La Warr Pavilion. Cultures collided when William conquered England, and they still do today as people move around, whether displaced by war and poverty or enjoying their freedom to roam as EU citizens. Preview by Nick Terdre. Photos by Pat Pope.

Posted 17:00 Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 In: Music & Sound Tags: Auschwitz Battle Festival De La Warr Pavilion Education Futures Trust Ele Slade Glyndebourne James newby Matthew Stiff Nick Terdre Pat Pope Root 1066 Rye Studio School Sally Lampitt Simon Gronowski Tereza Gevorgyan

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

Clash project rehearsals © Chris Parker

Choirs sing Bayeux Tapestry into life

Choirs abound in Hastings and St Leonards, filled with people who want to sing opera, gospel, jazz, rock or pop with others for the feel-good, endorphin, oxytocin releasing factor and the sheer love of singing. Now Jenny Miller, Director of Barefoot Opera has brought seven choirs together for two performances of Clash. a work specially produced for the ROOT 1066 festival. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talks to her about the project.

© Anonymous Bosch

Lovers Harold and Edith reunited

Film maker Andrew Kötting and writer, pyscho-geographer and raconteur, Iain Sinclair have collaborated on a couple of films – Swandown, By Our Selves with Toby and Freddie Jones and now as part of Root 66, Edith. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to Kötting about his latest project.

Posted 12:29 Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 In: Film Tags: Andrew Kotting By Our Selves Claudia arton Eden Kotting Iain Sinclair Jem Finer John Clare King Harold Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Root 1066 Sandown Toby Jones Waltham Abbey William The Conqueror

Rebalancing the history books: remembering the forgotten lives

As the 950th anniversary of William’s victory over Harold approached, historian Hilda Kean calls attention to the ‘ordinary’ people whose lives and fates are overlooked in the official histories. Together with other historical enthusiasts she has helped organise a day’s event on this theme.

Posted 12:40 Monday, Sep 12, 2016 In: Home Ground Tags: Brecht Hastings Museum making history Not 1066 Root 1066

Another exhibition, Another Crossing

HOT’s Erica Smith was lucky enough to visit the Another Crossing exhibition in Bexhill’s Murmurations Gallery whilst one of the artists, Giovanna Del Sarto was in the building.

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