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Who is your Queen?

By Helen Murphy and Nick Pelling Celebrating the royal family can be a bit divisive. We are not all monarchists, so the Jubilee may bring some people out in republican hives. However, Tara Reddy from ‘Art in The Park’ and…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Hastings Town Centre Heritage Trail Published by Hastings & St Leonards Society, 2022, pamphlet, rrp £4Available at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road Review by Tim Barton Sometimes Hastings New Town seems to get a raw deal, with the Old Town and…
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HIP LIST NEWS

Silverhill Press Book and Zine Launch Event Local independent publishers Silverhill Press have launched new art books by Julian Anderson, Malcolm Glover, Rod Morris, Stuart Griffiths, Peter Quinnell, Ian Land, Paul Thomas, and the book of 14 Months of Solitude. …
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Bricolage Writ Large

By Nick Pelling and Helen Murphy Georgie Wheeler is an intriguing artist. Her work is painterly and meticulous but also almost rude and in your face. Her playfully disturbing visions were on display at the Bare Bone Gallery this week.…
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French Connection

Yasmin Aishah has come across a letter to the children of Hastings apparently by Marie de France – a writer living in England between about 1140–1200. She was famous for her short tales dealing with romantic loveand court life. CREDIT:…
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State of the Arts

To mark the 200th edition of the Hastings Independent we looked back through the archives and also askeda number of creatives in the town to contribute a few paragraphs about their area of the arts.   Tremendously Successful  Lee Humphries…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Winston Churchill: His times, his crimes By Tariq AliPublished by Verso, 2022, hardback, rrp £25Available at Bookbuster, 39 Queens Road Review by Tim Barton ‘A most intolerable ruffian, a disgrace to human nature and a blot of blood and grease…
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Time for a Picnic

By Sonny Levitt  It was through my mum – a fount of knowledge for all things Hastings – that I first heard of Picnic. So, I cycled over and peered through the window of number 40 Marina. Like many, I…
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HIP LIT NEWS

Real-life drama inspires Hastings crime author’s latest novel Graeme Hampton’s fourth novel in the popular Denning & Fisher crime series is published by Hera Books this month. Run For Cover will be launched locally at The Hastings Bookshop on 12…
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