Forgiving and forgetting – genuine forgiveness is not easy

‘I can forgive but I can’t forget.’  Those words attributed to the 19th century American clergyman Henry Ward Beecher (and brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) will be familiar to many of us.  Perhaps we have even used them. Offering genuine forgiveness is not easy and it can sometimes be difficult […]

Bringing Hastings history to life and putting it back to work

Is your’s a creative business and would you like to be in at the start of the development of what is being called an ‘exciting neighbourhood community project’. With works on the Lower Alley, Claremont set to be completed in April social enterprise developer White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures (WRNV) is now looking for local creative […]

Valentine’s day is almost upon us so let’s consider love, affection and menopause

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. It may be the month […]

As cases of online abuse soar new app is designed to keep children safe

With reports of issues surrounding online abuse soaring a free mobile app aimed at protecting children has been launched in East Sussex. The Safer Schools app will provide information and advice about sexting, bullying, mental health, media literacy, gaming and sexual exploitation online. Its launch comes amid a worrying rise in cases of online abuse, […]

Be the light in the darkness – Holocaust Memorial Day goes online

Yesterday‘s Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony was streamed online for the first time, among those speaking was Hastings and Rye MP Sally-Ann Hart – here’s what she had to say. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) was established in 2000 and is marked on January 27th, the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp […]

Laetitia Yhap at 80 – the Hastings ‘magic moment’ that inspired her work

A new exhibition celebrating the life and work of Laetitia Yhap, Hastings resident and acclaimed British 20th century painter, opened virtually at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery on Thursday (Jan 21st).  After moving to Hastings in 1967 it took Laetitia seven years before the ‘magic moment’, when she discovered the subject that would be central […]

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 […]