Homecoming gig in summer for Keane singer Tom Chaplin

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Artist explores her journey from Caribbean to Hastings

More than 30 years living in Trinidad and Tobago had a huge influence on the work of artist Jennifer Baird. She spent the last 16 years of her time there as a recluse in the remote rainforest, painting prolifically, and immersing herself in meditation.


Don’t miss this visit to Hastings by The Osmonds

For an entire generation the mere mention of The Osmonds brings back fond memories of the days they ruled the pop charts and teenage hearts everywhere.

Hastings Fringes 2018

Gearing up for a creative and comic blend of summer festivals in 2018

Back in Hastings this summer are two feelgood events which are real crowd-pleasers - Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival from June 13-17, and Hastings Fringe Festival, throughout July.

Oh What A Night at the White Rock Theatre

Celebrate great hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Blockbuster show Oh What A Night! makes its UK debut at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings, on Wednesday April 25 from 7.30pm.


An innovative and striking dance performance in clay

The De La Warr Pavilion is to host a live performance by five dancers on a floor of six tonnes of wet clay.

Renaissance Theatre Company

Renaissance Theatre Co. in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes

Anything Goes is the next production from the Renaissance Theatre Company at St Mary In The Castle from April 26-28.

Theatre and Comedy
The Green Man by Suzanna Kelly at HASTINGS ARTS FORUM

Artwork inspired by Jack In The Green in new exhibition

A member of the Zoom Arts 1066 group is to exhibit paintings inspired by her arrival in Hastings and St Leonards and local events such as the Jack In The Green estival.

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Made In Dagenham ladies ready for their picket line

Battle Light Opera Group ladies showed their mettle in demanding equal pay in character for upcoming production Made In Dagenham during this year’s Battle Marbles competition.

Theatre and Comedy
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Kid Kapichi new EP and live dates

Hastings band Kid Kapichi is coming to the end of the tour in support of new EP Lucozade Dreams which came out officially last Friday.

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Funny, poignant and revealing - Finding Camille

Actress and film director Bindu De Stoppani will show her new feature film Finding Camille at Kino Rye this month.

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New artist patron of Jerwood says kids go free

Sir Quentin Blake’s first act in his new role as artist patron for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings was to announce that children accompanying adults to the gallery will enjoy free entry from Friday March 30, the start of the Easter holidays.

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Top artists line up to perform in St Mary’s church

Tickets are selling fast for special intimate concerts taking place in the stunning setting of 900 year old St Mary’s Church in Rye.

Great Expectations

Atmosphere and darkness from ExploreTheArch

ExploreTheArch, East Sussex’s experimental theatre company, is heading up St Leonards’ #ATownExploresABook18 festival this Easter with a chilling gothic new production.

Theatre and Comedy

Fringe festivals back this summer with comedy and live performance

Two Fringe Festivals return this summer – Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival, between June 13-17, and Hastings Fringe Festival, throughout July.

Bright Lights

A blast of sangria and sunshine from Brightlights

Are you over winter with all its chilly misery and desperate for some proper sun?

Theatre and Comedy
Kim Wilde

Sounding better than ever Kim Wilde brings tour to town

Pop princess Kim Wilde released new album Here Come The Aliens this week ahead of her visit to Hastings next month.

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Celebrating The Beatles in a day of fab four music

In the 50th anniversary year of The White Album, hundreds of local musicians will stream into Hastings White Rock Theatre to celebrate the 19th Beatles Day held in town.

Flawless new tour at Hastings White Rock Theatre

Flawless moves from BGT’s popular street dance troupe

Britain’s Got Talent dance discovery Flawless presents Chase The Dream - The Reboot Tour at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings on Sunday October 28 from 6pm.

Theatre and Comedy
The Zombies at DLWP in Bexhill

The unforgettable sound of The Zombies back at DLWP

Iconic British psychedelic pop legends The Zombies return for a UK tour this summer led by founding and current members vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent.

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