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ARTS DIARY

Black Magik  Black Magik Fest is a new arts festival in St Leonards celebrating what it means to be Black and British. It’s devised and curated by resident Jack Kennedy who says: “Alongside an amazing line-up of artists we will…
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HIP READ

The Rare Metals War By Guillaume PitronPublished by Scribe, paperback 288pp, RRP £   Review by Nick Pelling In the future we will all glide silently in our self-driving electric cars and step out into the renewable sun and breathe…
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BOOKBUSTER REVIEW

Oil Be Damned: Part OneCrude Britannia: How Oil Shaped a Nation By James Marriott & Terry MacalisterPublished by Pluto, 2021 Review by Tim Barton The borough I went to school in, Castle Point in Essex, voted a shade over 72%…
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INTERVIEW

Lost and Found The curator of the new Hastings Contemporary exhibition speaks toKent Barker. “I was open-mouthed in wonder” James Russell told HIP.  This was the moment he first laid eyes on the ‘lost’ Ravilious, Mackerel Sky.  To be brutally…
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HIP REVIEW

Let me be beside the seaside Kent Barker reviews the summer exhibition at the Hastings Contemporary Does anyone NOT have vivid childhood memories of visits to the beach? Images stuck fast – sand and sea, sun and skies, buckets and…
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INTERVIEW

Carol Prior’s All Choired Up By Caf Fean Monday June 7th brought in a new high note to Hastings’ LGBTQ+ folk, heralding the first in-person meeting of All Choired Up, a community formed online during the first lockdown thanks to…
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