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 […]

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 […]

Ever wanted to be a school governor? Here’s your chance to find out more

Individuals and businesses are being invited to discover the ‘career-boosting’ benefits of being a school governor at an event next month. With vacancies for school governors across the county, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has launched a major recruitment campaign to address the shortfall. In the latest push, a special event will take place on […]

Acclaimed artists paint live at streetsmART slam this weekend

Cavernous and atmospheric the old Observer Building in Hastings town centre thrown open its doors this weekend for a unique drop-in event. streetsmART slam celebrates the world of graffiti and street art.  Visitors can “watch, try, learn and buy”, with artist workshops, stencilling, spraying and rollering activities, exhibitions, stalls, films, DJ and food, plus live […]

LGBT history month – new exhibition at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating LGBT History Month with an exhibition highlighting the little-known history of East Sussex’s LGBTQ+ communities called LGBTQ+ = Me. Kim Forward, lead councillor for culture said: “This is an important exhibition which is the culmination of over seven months of collaboration between a group of young people and […]

‘Significant’ moment calls for ‘symbolic gesture’ says Lee

The UK’s departure from the European Union next week is an event that is “significant for each of us individually and as a town,” according to Councillor Rob Lee who leads the Conservative group on Hastings Borough Council (HBC). And Mr Lee believes the council should mark the event with a “symbolic gesture”. In an […]

There’s a whole load of ‘Pressure’ at The Stables next month

Pressure by David Haig is coming to The Stables Theatre next month. It’s June 1944, the clock is ticking down, in just 72 hours the biggest invasion the world has ever seen will cross the English Channel – Operation Overlord will be underway. The fate of 350,000 allied troops and the future of Europe rests […]

Walkers will better understand the function of the wetlands

Wetlands are enormously important they help provide clean water, flood protection, provide food, capture carbon, promote biodiversity and provide an environment for quiet relaxation. So what exactly are wetlands? They are naturally low lying or water-fed areas of land which help store and filter huge amounts of water. In doing so, they enable wildlife to […]