The Hastings Virtual Stage

We’ve devised The Hastings Virtual Stage to showcase local talent and make people smile at the same time. If you sing, dance, act, play a musical instrument, just want to show off or have ideas on how to keep us fit, healthy and active then video yourself and send it to us either by email […]

In the spotlight! Providing an oasis of positivity in a desert gloom

Are you a performer? Would you like to be a performer? Do you just want to show off? We’re living in strange times, we’re told we need to stay at home, to isolate ourselves from others, the news is all a bit depressing. At Hastings In Focus we’ve been thinking about what we can do […]

The accidental playwright – the ‘nugget of history that deserved a platform’

There’s a very special play coming to The Stables Theatre next month that will be entertaining, amusing and thought provoking all at the same time. It’s particularly poignant too that with International Women’s Day happening on Sunday rehearsals for Blue Stockings, directed by Aisling Tigwell, are ramping up in advance of opening night in a […]

Foodbank Britain – St Leonards poet publishes collection to feed a local cause

A collection of ‘political, thought-provoking and humorous’ poems will hopefully raise a lot of cash for the local foodbank. Dee Howard, a St Leonards resident and regular contributor at monthly Sheer Poetry,  has published a booklet containing 16 of her poems with all the profits going to Hastings Foodbank.  The foreword was written in verse […]

Fury gives White Rock audience a glimpse behind the mask!

Tyson Fury has enjoyed huge success in the boxing ring but his biggest fight has been waged against depression and anxiety, “I’m a normal man who makes mistakes on a daily basis like everybody else..” he says. As part of a nationwide tour, he visited Hastings to tell his story to a packed audience at […]

Being positive about shaping a better future for West St Leonards

Local residents made it very clear how much they care about their neighbourhood… Working towards a better future for west St Leonards is the key theme of a campaign that has got off to a flying start. The West St Leonards Forum has received funding support from Common Treasury and Locality, launched its campaign to […]

The Holocaust – the real cost that was paid by real people

As local dignitaries marked Holocaust Memorial Day at the weekend and events were held this week to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, it’s important to remember how these events in our history blighted the lives of real people going about their everyday business. Irmina Corder is […]