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 […]

Falling in love with the everyday objects around us

Celebrating the objects we love will be the theme of an exhibition at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery early in the new year. The Looking at Things project has been developed by ExploreTheArch theatre company with students from Hastings and Bexhill Mencap. The students have been exploring the relationship between themselves and the objects that […]

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 […]

Christians or not we all need hope and hope comes in different ways

Each Sunday during the current Covid-19 lockdown, while churches and places of worship have been forced put a halt to congregational worship, The Reverend Paul Hunt, priest-in-charge in Hastings Old Town, has offered some words of support and an opportunity for the community to reflect on the challenges we face. Next Sunday congregational worship will resume and […]

In ‘olden times’ when music was better – and so was the telly

Since he turned 50 last year Darren McCann has been getting all nostalgic and hankering after the “good ol’ days”. In the coming months he’s going to be sharing his memories of some of the things that shaped him growing up and he wants to hear from you… were they really the good old days? […]