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Arts

Just Do It!

Local film actor, writer and director Francis Saunders tells HIP about his extraordinary career which has included being a professional MMA – Mixed Martial Arts – fighter. And he offers some advice to aspiring movie-makers. HIP: Can you tell me…
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HIP LIT NEWS

YOUNG WRITERS’ GROUP RELAUNCHES The Hastings Young Writers group is relaunching on 27th September and has places for new members. After having been unable to meet because of Covid, the group now has a new programme of events. It meets…
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New Bohemians

Currently showing at the Hastings Arts forum is an exhibition running under the title New Bohemians. Photographer/Curator Ian O’Leary explains the thinking behind it. I’ve put together this exhibition that involves over 30 local creatives, artists, actors, and artisans that…
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Un-Fairly Killed

Kent Barker looks at a new arts project celebrating Hastings’ historic Rock Fair. Imagine yourself standing by the fountain on Hastings’ Trinity Triangle. To your right, down Trinity Street, is the library in the stately Brassey Institute. South-west, along Robertson…
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Branching Out

Hastings Artist Sophie Shaw previews a major new exhibition in St Leonards to which she is also a contributing artist. Her company The House of Cultural Curiosity has also helped organise the exhibition which was curated by Colin Booth, director…
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Small is Beautiful

Martin Bradshaw, Coordinator at Hastings Arts Forum explains the background to their latest exhibition at The Gallery in St Leonards’ Marine Court.  It is said by some, that all good things come in small packages –and this can certainly be…
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FILM REVIEW

First Cow Review by Jamie Sellers  What springs to mind when you think of buddy movies? The Odd Couple? Butch and Sundance? Thelma and Louise? Maybe one of those modern Hollywood comedies where Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell or Owen Wilson…
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