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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.

Music
Battle Rotary Club donating ?500 to Battle Community Singers as a contribution towards the cost of the choirs participation in the Festival of Choirs at Stratford in March. SUS-180116-151152001

Rotary donation will help choir hit the right note at festival

Battle Rotary Club donated £500 to Battle Community Singers as a contribution towards the cost of the choir’s participation in the Festival of Choirs at Stratford in March.

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Shop re-opens in the St Nick of time for Christmas sales

St Michael’s Hospice re-opened its newly refurbished shop in Battle High Street just in the St Nick of time for Christmas shoppers to pick up some festive bargains on Thursday, December 7.

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Screenshot of Voldemort: Origins of the Heir

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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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

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.

Music
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.

Music
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.

Music
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.

Music

Music for all in winter concert

Now in its sixth year of performing popular classical music and opera favourites, Hastings Sinfonia Orchestra is “very proud and excited” to showcase once again talented resident pianist Howard Southern during its upcoming winter concert.

Music
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage

Have the time of your life with Dirty Dancing new tour

A new tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will be mamboing back into theatres this year and comes to the White Rock Theatre in Hastings from October 22-27; tickets have already gone on sale.

Theatre and Comedy
The Damned

Don’t miss DLWP show by original legends of punk music The Damned

British punk royalty The Damned will rock the De La Warr Pavilion stage on Valentine Day as part of its massive Evil Spirits UK tour.

Music
Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole to bring classic retrospective to Bexhill

It’s more than 30 years since the heady days of Perfect Skin, Forest Fire, Lost Weekend and that best-selling album Rattlesnakes, all of which brought Lloyd Cole amazing success in the mid-1980s.

Music
Applications are now open for the new series of Love Island

Love Island is back and looking for applicants

Hit ITV2 dating show show Love Island is back for 2018 and looking for singles to apply.

Arts
Inpatient is perhaps the pick of the January games

Console Corner: Four games to look out for in January

January is not usually the most thrilling time of year for gamers but here are four releases to look out for.

Lifestyle
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The Play That Goes Wrong - Chichester Festival Theatre

Anyone who has ever watched an Am Dram performance will know that the most memorable episodes are normally those that do not go quite according to plan or script.

Theatre and Comedy
Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman

Fim review: The Greatest Showman (5 out of 5)

Let me say I’m not normally a fan of musicals. It takes a lot to get me to see one and I often find I enjoy a couple of tunes, but the rest leave me unimpressed.

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