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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 the weekend (between 10am and 6pm)

As well as the boat itself, The Stade Hall plays host to an exhibition featuring sound and image installations telling the stories behind the Hastings-based donations.

The boat departs ofr new shores at 5pm on Sunday, so make sure you get down to see a truly unique blend of craftsmanship and concept.

 
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This Is Hastings @ Fashion Show 2012


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This Is Hastings had not only the absolute pleasure of witnessing the end of year Fashion Show at Sussex Coast College this Wednesday evening, but also had added bonus of exclusive access behind the scenes of what has fast become one of the must-attend events of the creative calendar.

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Let’s Eat Local – Land Of Green Ginger

This Is Hastings was in need of a breakfast treat this morning, so moseyed on down to the Land Of Green Ginger on the Old Town High Street

Something hearty was required, and the menu certainly provided – with a mix and match of cooked breakfast treats (sausage, egg, potato, beans, mushrooms etc.), it was hard to narrow it down.

After a quick delicious caffeine burst from a frothy latte, the morning synapses were coming to life. This Is Hastings finally opted for with two sausages, a couple of poached eggs and some beans (instead of a tomato), with brown toast on the side.

Although simple in conception, each breakfast element was prepared to perfection, and arrived within the blink of an eye.

Mr. Hastings is a stickler for the little details, so was thrilled that the butter for the toast was at optimum spreadability – gliding effortlessly over the toast (which soon became a misleading lifeboat for beans to unknowingly clamber aboard.)

As the last juicy remnants of the breakfast were mopped up, This Is Hastings felt vaguely human again – leaving happily fed without having to stretch the purse strings very far at all!

 
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This Is Hastings @ Fish Is The Dish

After a last minute invite via Twitter, This Is Hastings wasn’t sure what to expect from Fish In A Dish. But on arrival at The Bridge community centre, and seeing the local legends Tush & Pat’s sweet ride parked up outside, we knew we were in good hands!

Over the next hour and a half, the lucky group of locals were treated to a treasure trove of information from the fountain of fishy knowledge that is Tush.

With everything anyone wanted to know about filleting, preparing and cooking a whole array of catch of the day.

With each fish prepared in front of our very eyes, with nuggets of fascination knowledge thrown in for good measure: This Is Hastings learnt there are over 70 species of fish that can be caught off our local shores, throughout the year!

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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 and a large ensemble of ukuleles players all on offer, it promises to be a night of interest and intrigue …

A limited number of tickets are still available from Plenty Provisions Store and Little Treasures, so grab your most decadent of snorkels and get outrageous!

 
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Dog Blog – Rocco

Published on June 8, 2012 in Dog Blog

STATISTICS:

Name:
Rocco

Age:
1 Year

Breed:
Miniature Daschund

General Info:
Looking like a character from a Pixar film, This Is Hastings met a very nervous Rocco opposite the Jenny Lind Inn in the Old Town.

Rocco is a fan of scrambled eggs and his “shaggy pheasant!”

Ambition:
To rule the world

 
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Looking Forward – Hastings Fashion Show

Next Wednesday (June 13th) at the Station Plaza, sees the return of one of the hottest tickets in the year’s creative calendar – in the form of the Sussex Coast College end of year Fashion Show.

With 125 originally designed and crafted garments hitting the catwalk, the Fashion Show promises to be an excellent evening showcasing some incredible young, creative talent.

There will be two shows (6.30pm and 8.30pm) Tickets are available to order online, or can bought directly from reception – but act fast, as they are selling fast!

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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 she returned to Hastings in February longing to get back into the sense of community.

We asked her what she loved so much about Hastings and what it was that brought her back.

‘Hastings is my home, I was born here and have many fond memories growing up. What I love about Hastings is that it’s not too tidy, I love the grittiness and higgledy piggledyness of the winding streets and alley ways. There is a lot of beautiful architecture here, It’s bohemian without being pretentious and full of interesting and creative people.’

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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 Dragon Bar fame)

This is excellent news, as Paddy will undoubtedly conjure up a menagerie of obscure and entertaining brain teasers

Best of all, this takes Paddy, and his notoriously successful self out of the running for pub quiz victory!

With a pair of Size 4 ladies boots, a Spider Pig toy from The Simpsons Movie, and of course the big cash prize pot on offer … to the winners, the spoils truly go!

So head down to the Royal Standard tonight, for an 8.30pm sharp start!

 
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Let’s Eat Local – Post Office Tea Rooms

As part of The Big Jubilee Lunch at Marine Quarter, the delightful Post Office Tea Rooms were offering some delicious and thematic treats on their Great British menu.

This Is Hastings opted for a couple of Jubilee Picnics – each containing a classic lawn party sandwich (corination chicken / cucumber) a tub of strawberries and cream, a jubilee cupcake, all with a refreshing bottle of water to wash it down with.

The picnics were served up in brown paper bags, with which to wander down to the main gathering of Big Lunchers, but having passed through just before, there was not a spare seat in sight!

Instead, This Is Hastings pitched up right outside the Post Office Tea Rooms and admired the festivities from afar.

Along with the picnic bags, an authentic cream tea (a pot of Earl Grey along with scones, cream and jam) was added to the mix.

With the sun shining, and bellies full with jubilee goodness. This Is Hastings left the Post Office Tea Rooms happy and well fed. Sure to return to sample the array of tasty, non-queen-themed eats.

 

 
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