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OTTI @ St Mary’s in the Castle

Wandering the streets & hills humming to himself, an inspired contemporary songwriter and performer, his intimate songs bloom with the beauty and tragedy of epic human stories. Otti Albietz was born in Malaga, Spain, and grew up traveling around Europe and Morocco with his brother, and parents. Remembering rivers, scrapyards, kiosks, pavements, stray dogs, smugglers,

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Local Talent – K Avery-Stallion

This is Hastings caught up with the lovely and talented “K” Avery-Stallion for a little chat about her locally named and run bag company St Leonards (Not to be confused with the equally lovely new pub The St Leonard on London Rd.) “K” started St Leonards in November 2010 and has recently celebrated her second

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Looking Forward – HARMONICA @ The Printworks

The first floor of this unique listed building transformed into a den of retro electro future pleasure… A night of deliciously underground beats and major visuals in a fantastic new industrial venue. Eclectic music leading to a full on impossible not to dance clubnight dripping with dazzling imagery. Underground vibes, amazing visuals, late license. The

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Local Talent – Kathryn Fletcher

Born at the old Buchanan Hospital Hastings, Award winning designer Kathryn Fletcher talks to This is Hastings about why she is proud to call the seaside town home. Having moved away from Hastings to build on her design business Kathryn like many others has succumbed to Hastings ‘curse.’ After living in Sevenoaks for ten years

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Local Talent – Derek Brown

This Is Hastings caught up with local talent Derek Brown at his fantastic house in the heart of the Old Town for a chat. Not only owner of famed dog Brock, Derek works as a production designer for such television programmes as The Apprentice and Four Rooms – having designed Sir Alan Sugar’s actual boardroom!

 
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Local Talent – Haydn Cornner

This Is Hastings was stopped on George Street, instructed to make haste towards The Optical Lounge and meet a very interesting chap by the name of Haydn Cornner … so we did! Born in 1961 above his Grandmother’s haberdashery shop in Tunbridge Wells., Haydn comes from a painting family (his mum painted Subbuteo men.) He

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Local Talent – Leigh Dyer

If you were to Google search Leigh Dyer, you would be presented with two options – fictional, busty blonde Baywatch babe, or incredibly talented Hastings’ metal sculptor – This Is Hastings caught up with the latter for a quick natter … Walking around Hastings and St Leonards, you would be hard pressed not to have

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Best Of – Jack In The Green 2012

With the video highlights edited, This Is Hastings is all Jack-ed out for another year – but what an excellent time we have had! We danced at The Drum Off, met a headless mermaid, ate some amazing street eats, witnessed the releasing and the slaying of The Jack (not to mention the mighty procession in

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Positive Press – Help Our Hatter

You may remember the Local Talent Katharine Wallinger and her beautiful hats. This talented designer in now in need of your help! Katharine of Madrugar has entered a competition run by Talent House, to create a hat inspired by the Diamond Jubilee: “My hat is an updated version of the classic 1950s cocktail hat. Blocked in

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Local Talent – Carl Carzana

This Is Hastings were first impressed by Carl Carzana‘s work at bi-weekly creatives show and tell Makers @ MEC. The Hastings based illustrator primarily works digitally, however each digitally finished piece starts out hand drawn and inked.

 
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