The infamy of Aleister Crowley – it’s not just in Hastings where The Great Beast still casts his shadow

There’s nothing like a ghost story for Christmas so we thought we’d bring you one and who better to focus on than The Great Beast the man who put a curse on Hastings – Aleister Crowley. We wrote a feature all about Crowley earlier this year and you can find it here… https://www.hastingsinfocus.co.uk/2020/07/28/crowleys-curse-you-can-check-out-any-time-you-like-but-you-can-never-leave/ Crowley spent […]

A Meditation for Christmas

“Let us go now to Bethlehem” (Luke 2.15) A Meditation for Christmas By The Rev Paul Hunt Part-time priest-in-charge of St. Clement’s and All Saints in Hastings Old Town. It is Christmas once again. Each year, in our hearts and in our minds, we go to Bethlehem. But why do we make our annual pilgrimage? Is it […]

A Christmas unlike any other?

Christmas 2020 will most certainly be unlike any other Christmas in our experience.  In the Old Town our Carol Service has been cancelled because congregational singing is not allowed. Our ‘Midnight Mass’ at All Saints is now at 7pm because we cannot ensure the social distancing necessary for the larger congregation that a midnight service attracts. The […]

Good to Go… Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is open again from tomorrow

Hastings Museum is ‘Good to Go’ for reopening Hastings Museum & Art Gallery reopens tomorrow (Thursday Dec 10th). The museum which was established over 125 years ago is a family-friendly museum with amazingly diverse collections, offering access to art, culture and history from around the world. The museum is free to visit with free onsite parking.  […]

This month, the spotlight is on ‘brain fog’

Jane Midwinter is the founder of HotWomenAtMenopause, an associate trainer with Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace and is a menopause coach. She also writes articles on menopause for women and their employers. Jane’s monthly column, specially written for Hastings in Focus, offers accurate information and support for women and a better understanding of menopause for all. Brain fog is that feeling […]