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Celebrate “the best era for music” at Hastings First Festival this May

A major new music event for Hastings will be held in May at The Oval with a lineup of interntaional 1980s headliners mixed with much-loved festival favourites.

Hana Loftus

Jerwood’s creator in new show of female architects

A wonderful series of portraits featuring leading European female architects begins its national tour at Hastings’ Jerwood Gallery this weekend.

Hastings School Of Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance takes centre stage at the Stables

Beyond Words at the Stables Theatre in February will be a celebration of dance marking 40 years of creativity from Hastings School Of Contemporary Dance.

Don McLean

Reflective and intimate new music from one of the true country greats

There was a time when most of us knew most of the words to American Pie, the great anthem of the early 1970’s written and performed by the equally great singer songwriter Don McLean.

Classical music at Kino Teatr with Jan Raution and Jane Gordon

REVIEW: Brightness and intensity of music was perfect antidote to rainy days

What better way to cheer up a dull, wet January morning that Beethoven’s Spring Sonata? Published in 1801 as Sonata No5 in F major, Op24, it has an openness and sense of light which radiates throughout, even when it allows moments of a darker reality to seep through.

Nile Rogers

Nile Rogers and CHIC to headline Brighton’s LoveBN1Fest

Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rodgers and his multi-platinum selling band CHIC are confirmed to headline Brighton Pride’s LoveBN1Fest on Sunday August 5 in Preston Park.

Just one of over 200 illustrations to collect in the brilliant Arcade Mode

Console Corner: Street Fighter V Arcade Edition review

Finally worthy of legendary series.

The Post

Film review: The Post (5 out of 5)

We all know that Steven Spielberg is a master of entertainment, with the likes of Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and the BFG.

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Baritone needed to save G&S show

A local operatic group is appealing for a talented, funny, not-so-young man to fill a Lead Baritone role and save their forthcoming Gilbert and Sullivan show.

Voldemort: Origins of the Heir created by Tryangle Films

Fan-made Harry Potter prequel released on YouTube

An unofficial fan-made prequel to the Harry Potter film series looks at the early life of Voldemort, the iconic antagonist in the Harry Potter fantasy series written by J. K. Rowling.

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Suggs is back in Sussex

Madness frontman Suggs’ one-man show

Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, one man show, ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again.

Theatre and Comedy
Music First Festival 2018

New Hastings festival promises 80’s favourites and music legends

This spring will see the launch of the Music First Festival in Hastings running over the last weekend in May with a stellar mix of great acts performing live at The Oval.

Snow Queen by Fairlight Pantomime Group

A forecast of snow and panto for Fairlight

There’s going to be snow and drama in Fairlight...join in the fun when Fairlight Pantomime Group presents its 2018 offering this weekend.

Theatre and Comedy
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Appeal for runners to support charity

Bluebell Ridge Cat Rehoming Centre, Chown’s Hill, Hastings is appealing for runners and supporters to take part in the Hastings Half Marathon on Sunday, March 18 and help raise much needed funds for the charity.


Video: War Horse arrives in Sussex

The internationally famous production of War Horse, currently on a UK tour, arrives in Brighton next week.

Theatre and Comedy
Son Of Dave

Second wave of artists confirmed for Fat Tuesday

Showcasing some of the best emerging artists over five days across multiple venues, Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival (February 9-13) is first in the UK’s music festival calendar.

True Spirit fundraiser at The Carlisle

Fundraising at the Carlisle in support of fire fighters

The True Spirit benefit concert is due to take place at The Carlisle Music Venue in Hastings on the weekend of January 27/28.

Bill Bailey

Comedian Bill Bailey on how to just bobble along

Your New Year’s resolution might have been kicked into touch - farewell, Dry January - but comedian Bill Bailey is sticking with his and it’s pretty much the theme of his new tour, Larks In Transit.

Theatre and Comedy
Swing Street Orchestra

Stonking swing and slinky jazz evening at Opus Theatre

On Saturday February 3 the Swing Street Orchestra will be raising the roof at the Opus Theatre in Cambridge Road, Hastings, from 7.30pm.

Uncovention, part of Hastings  Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday’s UnConvention panels will focus on industry

UnConvention, a free one-day music conference aimed at the grassroots of the industry, returns for the fourth year to Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival.

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