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Get Involved – BBC1 Filming this Sunday

Calling all fish and chip lovers! The BBC are looking for members of the public to participate in a fish and chip taste test this Sunday 16th September at Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival on East Hill. This is for a planned BBC One primetime show presented by MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace & Chris Bavin, an award-winning greengrocer. In this new show the presenters

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Looking Forward – Gary Hume : Flashback

Published on July 12, 2012 in Art & Design, News

This Saturday sees the opening of a brand new exhibition at the Jerwood Gallery. Gary Hume : Flashback features a range of paintings and sculptures produced by the Turner Prize-nominated artist. To celebrate its launch Gary Hume himself will be at the gallery for an exclusive “in conversation” event from 11am. Tickets cost £10, which

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Looking Forward – The Boat Project

Published on July 6, 2012 in News

This Is Hastings is very excited to witness the manifestation of a year long project to create a boat made from donated bits of wood – under the proviso that it had a story to tell. Having arrived earlier today, The Boat can be admired up close and personal at The Stade open space over

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Looking Forward – Outrageous Decadence Ball

This Is Hastings has our tickets for tomorrow’s impending Outrageous Decadence Ball. The Seaside Special fancy dress event will see revelers descend on St Leonards Masonic Hall, adorned in their most outrageous beach-themed gear – dress to the nines as a glamorous mermaid, or simply bring a volleyball called Wilson! With synchronized swimmers, knobbly knees

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Looking Forward – Royal Standard Pub Quiz

After the mighty and monumental victory at the last Royal Standard pub quiz, This Is Hastings shall be returning this evening to defend our illustrious crown! Tonight’s quiz is extra special. With Quizmaster Tom otherwise engaged, a special guest quizmaster has been called in to take the reigns – in the form of Paddy (of

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This Is Hastings – Two Month Anniversary!

Published on June 1, 2012 in News

For too long Hastings has been marred by negative press, and the assumption that there is nothing to do … On April 1st, This Is Hastings decided enough was enough and broke free from its shackles and has been running riot around town ever since. With over 200 articles, 1000 photos and 25,000 hits we’re

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Looking Forward – Diamond Jubilee Weekend

With yet another bank holiday extravaganza upon us, This Is Hastings has cherry picked a few diamond events for the first part of this Jubilee Weekend …

 
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Looking Forward – Hastings Burlesque Night

There will be corsets, stockings and heels aplenty this Saturday night, when An Evening of Burlesque hits the White Rock Theatre. Coming straight from the West End, the night promises a true variety experience. With music, dance, theatre, comedy and a bit of cheeky striptease. Join Amber Topaz, Kiki Kaboom, Chrys Columbine, Slinky Sparkles, Ginger

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Get Involved – Royal Standard Pub Quiz

Published on May 24, 2012 in Events, News, Pubs & Clubs

Last night saw a momentous victory for team This Is Hastings, at the bi-weekly obscure knowledge-fest that is the Royal Standard Pub Quiz! The team was made up from a melting pot of general knowledge prowess, including local talent Tara Deighton, and Day Tripper Morgan – an air conditioning fitter, that decided to stay the

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Looking Forward – Capsule

This Is Hastings stumbled across a brand new shop this week, that has made an appearance on Courthouse Street in Hastings Old Town. Capsule offers itself as a new “affordable, high quality ” men’s clothing store. All the stock is brand new (but not necessarily current!) The shop itself is a visual treat to behold,

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