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Rules for Radicals

It is fifty years this June since the American leftish activist Saul Alinsky died. Gareth Stevens revisits his classic handbook of pragmatic advice for those organising positive social ; I found out about Saul D Alinsky’s incredibly important book Rules…
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Jazz Experience

By Gareth Stevens  Near Jazz Experience were never a consequence of premeditation. Like the improvised set that they performed at Kino-Teatr on a March Saturday, the band just happened. Just over ten years ago experienced musical peers Terry Edwards, Mark…
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Meeting the Old Master

Gareth Stevens spends an afternoon with avant garde composer George Newson. Stone-in-Oxney sits atop an ‘island’ hill in the otherwise relentless flatland of the Romney Marsh. The village is the home of the composer George Newson, who despite his 89…
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Are Animals Necessary?

Gareth Stevens profiles Hastings’ musician Keith Rodway and his new album Despite having always been obsessed with music, Keith Rodway tells me that he only really became actively involved in the arts at the relatively late age of 26 when…
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A Very Live Parrot

Gareth Stevens reviews ‘Parroting’, a multi-media exhibition by Josie Rae Turnbull and Kate Tipler currently at Zuzushi Art Laboratory. The significance of this exhibition is multi-layered and complex. A subtle symphony of different themes and ideas, it left me intellectually…
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14 Months of Solitude

Gareth Stevens previews an upcoming group show by four Hastings based photographers at Electro Studios Project Space. Many local artists from across the range of creative endeavours have alchemically developed innovative new ideas and produced great work out of what…
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