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
Hastings readers ticket offer for Kim Wilde’s gig

Hastings readers ticket offer for Kim Wilde’s gig

Kim Wilde’s 2018 UK Tour hits The White Rock Theatre, Hastings, tonight (Tuesday, April 24) – and 200 lucky Hastings Observer readers can attend the gig for just £5 a ticket.

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

Tenor William Morgan

Tenor to perform a recital at Fairlight Hall this Sunday

What nicer way is there to spend a Sunday morning than a reasonably-priced classical music recital?

A new Hastings event showcasing local women in music

New live event will showcase great local women in music

An exciting new music event supporting women launches in Hastings tonight (Friday April 20)

Russell Watson

Rye International Jazz Festival promises world-class concerts

Rye International Jazz Festival are promising “five incredibly special intimate world class concerts” in St Mary’s Church, Rye in East Sussex over the early May bank holiday weekend.

Suzanne Vega by Olaf Tausch

Vega books in a night at the De La Warr Pavilion

New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega has announced a series of dates this August, including a night at the De La Warr Pavilion.

The Rheingans Sisters

Acclaimed folk singers at the Senlac

The Rheingans Sisters are will perform at Mrs Yarringtons Music Club

Some of the members of The ParkinSongsters choir SUS-180417-115122001

The very pleasant British habit of tea and cake follows choir’s concert

Those who enjoy an afternoon of uplifting music, with an aside of tea and cake, should head down to St Leonards for the ParkinSongsters annual Spring concert at St John’s Church Hall, Brittany Road, St Leonards, next Monday (April 23), 3-4.30pm.

Oh What A Night! Coming to the White Rock Theatre on April 25

An exhilarating and family-friendly show bursting with classic tunes

They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...but not this time! Because the blockbuster show Oh What A Night! is making its UK debut at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings on Wednesday April 25.

Divertimento For Rope And Strings at St Mary In The Castle SUS-180327-085922001

Review: The unusual and exciting venture of Divertimento

A very large audience was present at St Mary In The Castle for a short but nonetheless most unusual evening.

Theatre and Comedy

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.

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
Lalah Hathaway

Love Supreme lines up Pharoah Sanders, Level 42, Chris Dave & the Drumhedz, Lalah Hathaway and more for 2018

Star names join Earth Wind & Fire, Tom Misch, Elvis Costello, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Steve Winwood, Mavis Staples, Tony Allen, Mr Jukes, Nubya Garcia, Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain, Chris Potter Trio and many more on final line-up for this summer’s festival
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