Top performers head to Rye for holiday weekend

Next weekend sees a series of top notch live performances in Rye by some of the biggest and most respected names on the current music scene - from the ‘people’s tenor’ Russell Watson to the dazzling classical guitarist Milos Karadaglić and the soul diva talent that is Avery Sunshine.

Iden Village Hall - Whatever The Weather

A musical romp through seasons at Iden Village Hall

After an “awful” fire at Iden Village Hall last summer, which saw the loss of staging, scenery and chairs, that old adage ‘the show must go on’ was proved yet again by enthusiastic performers.

Theatre and Comedy
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Celebrate two music legends in one show

The Carole King and James Taylor Story takes audiences on a journey through the careers of six-time Grammy Award winner and 20-time platinum hit-maker Carole King and five-time Grammy Award winner American folk legend James Taylor.

Theatre and Comedy
Eugene Onegin at White Rock Theatre presented by Opera South  East SUS-180423-152423001

Review: A focus on the relationships at very heart of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin

The contrast between intimate encounters and public celebrations was well caught in Fraser Grant’s production of Eugene Onegin for Opera South East.

Whats on
King King

Top blues rock band King King’s live gig in Hastings

Winner of Best Band for five years at the British Blues Awards and with a recent album mixed by Chris Sheldon of Foo Fighters fame, King King is one of the most successful blues rock outfits on the circuit today.

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Homecoming gig in summer for Keane singer Tom Chaplin

Jennifer Baird SUS-180904-171323001

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.

Battle Marbles 2018. Photo by Frank Copper''Battle Light Opera Group: Made in Dagenham cast. SUS-180331-094548001

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
Kid Kapichi SUS-180204-082820001

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.

Finding Camille at Kino Rye SUS-180204-132322001

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.

TV and Film
Sir Quentin Blake in his studio SUS-170806-102112001

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.

The Christians at Rye Jazz Festival May concerts SUS-180322-145113001

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.

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