Hastings International Piano announces live concert with multi-award winning jazz artists Claire Martin OBE and pianist Nikki Iles

Hastings International Piano, the charity responsible for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Hastings International Piano Festival announced today the first of it’s live fundraising concerts, which will take place throughout the summer and autumn now that restrictions are being eased. A Spring Celebration of Jazz takes place at 7.30pm on Friday May […]

Recovery grant will allow continued cultural impact in ‘our beloved town of Hastings’

A grant of more than £71,000 from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund will allow Hastings International Piano to continue to make ‘a major cultural impact’. That’s according to Managing Director Ian Roberts who says: “We are delighted that Hastings International Piano (HIP) has been awarded a significant grant from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund helping […]

A ‘living, breathing contradiction’ – just one view of our town

When the weather turned nice Tom McCann took his camera, went for a walk and considered all that Hastings means to him. The weather was lovely earlier in the week, for the first time in a very long time you could really feel that things are getting better – like a little bit of June […]

Arts community celebrates £1.1m Culture Recovery Fund cash boost

The local Arts community has woken up this morning to news of a £1.1m boost from the Culture Recovery Fund. The grants have been awarded to the following organisation in Hastings and Rye: Electric Palace Cinema CIC – £20,147 Kino Digital Ltd – £111,266 Kino-Teatre Ltd – £42,865 Sweet and Dandy – £29,920 Hastings Contemporary […]

The Stables Theatre and Art Centre – an exciting future post pandemic

It has been a very difficult year for all who work in the arts, coping with the Covid restrictions, false starts and the constant uncertainty to our industry writes Neil Sellman Chairman of The Stables Theatre. But here at the Stables we have been working behind the scenes to maintain the theatre, carrying out essential […]

Is Kid Kapichi’s debut album on course for the top-40?

By Rob Griffin Hastings rockers Kid Kapichi are asking fans to help fire their debut album into the top 40 of the official charts. The group produced This Time Next Year themselves during last year’s lockdown and will be releasing it on February 5th. Co-vocalist Jack Wilson believes an extra boost from pre-sales over the […]

The Stables prepares to open its doors on December season of shows

The Stables is planning for its re-opening for its December season on Sunday (Dec 6th).  Local artists Steve Scott, Heather Alexander, Claire Bolt, Orion Powell and Mike Keegan take the roles in It’s a Wonderful Life on Sunday, Dec 6th with Natalie Roberts and Helen Ward-Jackson in Leading Ladies, on Tuesday Dec 8th, Thursday 10th […]

White Rock panto’ cancelled – oh no it’s not… oh YES it is!

There will be no panto’ at the White Rock and no performances of any kind until January 31st at least. Making the announcement yesterday a spokesman for the theatre said: “After much discussion we’re sad to announce that our pantomime has been postponed until 2021.” The announcement of the cancellation of the 2020 panto’ also […]