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Calendar’s spectacular local scenes

The St Michael’s Hospice 2018 calendar, which celebrates the talents of twelve local artists with spectacular scenes from around the area, is now available.

Books for kids
project gets a
boost thanks
to runners

Books for kids project gets a boost thanks to runners

Local book-gifting charity Imagine Nation has launched its second project thanks to funds raised by Hastings half marathon runners earlier this year.

Shadow, a resident of Bluebell Ridge who is looking for a furrever home

Festive family fun at Christmas Fair

Cat lovers are invited to join the Bluebell Ridge Cat Re-homing Centre, Chown’s Hill, Hastings for their annual Christmas Fair on Sunday, December 3, 11-2pm.

Christmas lights in Battle. Photo Frank Copper.
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Christmas lights and a visit from Santa Claus

Battle’s celebrations for the coming festive season will start on Saturday when Santa Claus makes his annual visit to switch on the Christmas lights.

Theatre and Comedy

Film review: Brakes (3 out of 5)

Brakes has the interesting sub-title of ‘If you knew where it would end, would you ever begin?’

TV and Film
The Big Sing

Young voices together in The Big Sing in Hastings

East Sussex Music and East Sussex Schools present the all new Big Sing for 2017 on Wednesday at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings at 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

L-R Peter Chowney (Leader of Hastings Council), Judy Rogers (Mayor of Hastings), Cllr Kim Forward and Sonny Elliot owner of Rock A Nore Fisheries

Herring Fair is a great catch for the town

There was something decidedly fishy going on in the Old Town last weekend with thousands of people descending on the Stade to join in the annual Herring Fair celebrations.


Young chef’s stir it up at Rotary competition

Aspiring young chef’s from throughout the region whipped up a storm, competing for a place in the Senlac Rotary Club’s Young Chef 2017 competition.

The Nutcracker at White Rock Theatre in Hastings

The magic of Christmas in this seasonal family ballet

The Russian National Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at the White Rock Theatre on Sunday - an eternal seasonal favourite with gorgeous music by Tchaikovsky.

Revealed: Britain’s favourite sitcom

Revealed: Britain’s favourite sitcom

Only Fools and Horses has been voted Britain’s best loved sitcom taking a staggering third of the votes, a survey has revealed.

TV and Film

School for Wizards and Witches is open in Rye

Walk down the cobbled streets of Rye and slip into the World of Legend on the Mint, where families - once their eyes have adjusted to the candlelight - can discover a hidden chamber of magical delights.

Theatre and Comedy
The War of the Worlds. Photo: Roy Smiljanic.

World famous musical announces Brighton dates

The iconic musical The War of the Worlds will be coming to Brighton next year.

Theatre and Comedy
Mark Thomas, comedian, photo by  Jane Hobson.

Join Mark Thomas in a night of gambling with our future

Few of us could have anticipated the astonishing events of 2016, and even fewer seem to know where they will lead us, or where we are going.

Theatre and Comedy
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Early Music comes to Hastings

Hastings has a fine reputation for celebration and an increasingly strong standing for its classical music events.

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Peaky Blinders event at Kino Teatr with director’s Q&A

A screening of BBC’s new season Peaky Blinders was held at Kino Teatr in St Leonards attended by director David Caffrey, producer Joe Donaldson and actress Charlie Murphy.

Theatre and Comedy
Lucy Ashton

Christmas music and festive favourites in Ashburnham

An evening of music and Christmas cheer is promised with Midwinter Music at Ashburnham Place on Saturday December 16. It will be held in The Orangery Tearoom from 7.30pm.

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In search of long lost September days at new blackShed gallery show

In 1752 the Julian calendar met the Gregorian calendar and eleven days in September disappeared.

Lost in Paris

Film review: Lost in Paris (4 out of 5)

This relatively short (83 minutes), low budget, quirky movie is one of the funniest films I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this year.

TV and Film
Steeleye Span winter tour 2017

December gig for Steeleye Span

December sees a return to St Mary In The Castle for amazing Steeleye Span, the ever-evolving band of folk pioneers continuing to push boundaries.

Assassins Creed plays as good as it looks

Console Corner: Assassin’s Creed Origins review

Origins of a new era for Assassin’s.

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