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Arts

Calling all Art Hounds

As everyone knows, the art and popular culture market is a fickle one. Often seeming irrational. Why, for example, is George Formby’s banjo-ukelele worth more than Noel Gallagher’s hand-written lyric book? Is ‘Wonderwall’ a lesser achievement than ‘I’m leaning on…
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Beastly Dark Heart

Kent Barker reviews the latest work from Hastings playwright and director John Knowles. I’ll tell you something for nothing: the three people I would least like to be stuck in a small boat with, were all assembled on the stage…
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Arts

BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

COP26 Part 3 Who Owns The Wind? By David McDermott HughesPublished by Verso, 2021 Paperback, £ rrp Review Tim Barton Here we are post-COP26, hopefully angry at the usual greenwash and fig-leafing on display. It is not as if the…
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Arts

Now give me money

How can a professional musician survive on the £10 per gig that some venues in Hastings pay? Now the company behind Coastal Currents and Audiotrope has produced a Charter to demand better pay and conditions for artists. But can pubs…
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