Arts

Early Music Festival

Rautio Piano Trio, from left Jane Gordon, Victoria Simonsen and Jan Rautio Sophie Shaw talks to Jane Gordon as she launches Hastings Early Music Festival ‘We’re talking about historically informed performances,’ says Gordon, who is talking me through the Early…
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Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti – Stage Left Project’s First Major Production by Tom Clarkson from Stage Left Project

This month sees our new Hastings-based theatre company, Stage Left Project, present a live performance of Leonard Bernstein’s one-act opera, Trouble in Tahiti, at the Kino Teatr, before we embark on a tour of the south-east celebrating the centenary of…
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Burning Bright: Gibson-Cowan’s Fearful Symmetry at the blackShed Gallery by Julia Mortimer

Ben Gibson-Cowan’s stunning photographic exhibition not only reveals to us a world of symmetry, but also allows us to see how it changes when our physical surroundings are viewed from multiple perspectives. I have an abiding memory of two London…
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Roland Jarvis, an Artist at Play – Coastal Currents Open Studio by A. Vasudevan, The Literary Shed

Japanese Golfer by Roland Jarvis The late Anglo–French artist Roland Jarvis considered art ‘play’ not work. ‘Play gives you a tremendous amount of freedom,’ he said. An artist, printmaker, filmmaker, horologist and engineer, Jarvis was a man of many talents.…
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