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Console Corner: Gaming news to set pulses racing

The gaming world is slowly starting to wake up for 2018 as we head into March but February had a few little surprises up its sleeve.

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Hastings Pier exhibition will explore varied history of automata

A month-long exhibition celebrating the history and development of automata starts next month.

Wizard Of Oz 1939

Don’t miss an original fantasy epic at Kino Rye

TV and Film
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Chinese New year tradition in town centre on Sunday

Come and welcome in the Chinese New Year at Priory Meadow in Hastings this Sunday February February from 12-3pm.

Theatre and Comedy

Foodie fun for families with market stall goodies

A popular and exotic market offering artisan-produced foods and craft products from around the globe will be returning to Rye this month.

Whats on
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A video love letter to Hastings with Sam Wills’ new single

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Art for art’s sake, money for cats’ sake

A local charity’s inaugural art exhibition, held at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings went down a storm with visitors and raised hundreds of pounds.

The Proclaimers

The iconic Reid brothers on their way to a Hastings gig

Tickets go on sale on Friday (February 23) for The Proclaimers gig at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings on Saturday December 1.

Community news

Anything Goes in April at St Mary in the Castle

The Renaissance Theatre Company returns to the stage in April, with a production of Cole Porter’s musical, ‘Anything Goes’, at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings.

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T-Birds and Pink Ladies head to Rye this weekend

As part of Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2018 celebrations, that old family favourite Grease will be shown at Rye Community Centre in Conduit Hill.

TV and Film
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Operatic group’s show will go on with new leading man

A local operatic group’s search for a new leading man reaped rewards after an appeal went out in the Observer Series last month.

The Doll's House at The Stables Theatre

Powerful theatre still has relevance in current culture

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House shocked audiences when it premiered in 1879 with its radical insights into the roles of husband and wife.

Theatre and Comedy
Clive Gregson at Senlac Inn

A rare chance to see music legend play local venue

Next week sees the formidable Mrs Yarrington’s Music Club present eclectic singer songwriter, musician and producer Clive Gregson at the Senlac Inn, in Battle.

Treat yourself to a little TLC at The Sara Lee Trust's Therapy Month to help fund essential care and to raise awareness of the charity. SUS-180220-105446001

Experience expert TLC during March

March is the month that local residents have the opportunity to experience some expert pampering at The Sara Lee Trust’s annual Hastings and Rother Therapy Month (March 1-31).


Encompassing & inventive images in collaboration

The De La Warr Pavilion’s intriguingly named new exhibition - “I blew on Mr Greenhill’s main joints with a very ‘hot’ breath” - presents moving image and photography from the last 10 years, selected in response to the Pavilion’s architecture and social context.

Sophie Pullen

From smooth seduction to heartfelt romance in first Opera Breakfast

Following the continuing success of the Jazz Breakfasts at St Mary in the Castle, it seemed reasonable to launch an Opera Breakfast linked to St Valentine’s Day.

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Day-long club festival back to party on Hastings Pier

All-day clubbing festival Pier Jam will return to Hastings Pier on Saturday April 28 for its first event of 2018.


UB40, Aswad and The Gipsy Kings confirmed for Boundless Summer festival at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath

UB40’s Robin Campbell chats to Lawrence Smith about the upcoming event, the new album and the band’s 40th anniversary.

The Nintendo Switch has been a staggering success

Console Corner: Why the Nintendo Switch is in it for the long haul

When Nintendo releases a console question marks are always raised over it’s long-term validity.

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