Hastings ‘Drop Everything and Read’ in pictures

Top authors and key local community members are leading the charge to get Hastings focused on reading at 2pm today (Friday, July 12).

Friday, 12th July 2019, 2:16 pm
The White Rock Youth Theatre stopped on the stage to read playscripts. SUS-190907-214537001
The White Rock Youth Theatre stopped on the stage to read playscripts. SUS-190907-214537001

At that time, children and adults across the town are being challenged to stop what they are doing and read for 10 minutes. The moment is part of the Get Hastings Reading campaign from the National Literacy Trust and the Hastings Opportunity Area. For more information, click here.

Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye, takes a moment to read at Westminster. SUS-190907-214548001
Councillor Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, enjoys a book in the sunshine. SUS-190907-220101001
Mayor of Hastings Councillor Nigel Sinden reads the novel that Robert Tressell wrote and set in Hastings. SUS-190907-220143001
The White Rock Youth Theatre stopped on the stage to read playscripts. SUS-190907-214537001
Arcade Fisheries have the best plaice to read! SUS-190907-214651001
Battersby's FIsh & Chip Shop take 10 minutes to read behind the counter. SUS-190907-214747001
Taking a moment to read after the lunch time rush at Mr He's. SUS-190907-220309001
Pupils at Robsack Wood Primary Academy show us how they drop everything and read. SUS-190907-220242001
The team at the Hastings, St Leonards & Rye Observer check out the headlines as they drop everything and read. SUS-190907-220037001
The bus drivers at Stagecoach always have a comfortable spot to drop everything and read. SUS-190907-220349001
Greg James and Chris Smith, authors of the Kid Normal series and stars of BBC Radio, show us how they drop everything and read. SUS-190907-214921001