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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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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,

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Day Tripper – Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf

Published on June 1, 2012 in Live Music, Tourism

Having been struck by the talents of Canadian musician Jordan Cook (aka Reignwolf) at The Sharing Blanket Unplugged, This Is Hastings caught back up with him for a chat about his time in Hastings: Jordan is a songwriter and musician originally from Canada, now residing in Seattle. Now on his forth visit to our wonderful

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Let’s Eat Local – Webbe’s @ The Jerwood Gallery

Published on June 1, 2012 in Food & Drink, Reviews

This Is Hastings was feeling like a treat, so headed down to Rock-a-Nore for a late lunch at Webbe’s @ The Jerwood Gallery. (after a recommendation from local talent Derek Brown) Although in search of just food, the £2 gallery entry fee was still required (although this is seemingly to change in the future) –

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Let’s Eat Local – Beach BBQ

Published on May 28, 2012 in Food & Drink, Tourism

With the Sunday sun beating down, This Is Hastings thought better of a Sunday Roast feast, and instead decided to hit the beach – But not before paying a quick visit to Peter’s Eastern Fish Shop! With an array of fishies for our dishies, This Is Hastings opted for some locally caught mackerel, as well

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This Is Hastings @ Jack In The Green (Procession)

Published on May 8, 2012 in Events, Tourism

Once The Jack had been released, the Jack In The Green procession was underway! This Is Hastings squeezed into the bulging crowds to catch a glimpse. The streets of the Old Town was a wash of smiling faces (both young and old), as the procession drummed, danced and jangled its way towards its final destination.

 
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This Is Hastings @ Jack In The Green (Releasing Of The Jack)

Published on May 8, 2012 in Events, Tourism

This Is Hastings got up bright and early to meet the Bank Holiday Monday morning for Jack In The Green festivities. After purchasing some headdresses from Shirley Leaf & Petal Co. on the High Street, Rock-a-Nore was the next stop! A large crowd of revelers had already began to gather to witness the leafy release

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Hidden Hastings – Marina The Mermaid

On our travels down towards Rock-a-Nore this afternoon, This Is Hastings came upon a large, scantily clad, decapitated lady getting touched up … But no need to call the police – as it was just Marina The Mermaid, getting a bit of a spruce for tomorrows Jack In The Green Procession. Only meant as a

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Looking Forward – Jack In The Green (Procession)

With an afternoon of Morris Dancing on George Street yesterday as well as the crowning of the Queen Of May (at Hastings Castle) and The Drum Off (in Butler’s Gap) today – The Bank Holiday Jack In The Green festival is definitely picking up pace. But This Is Hastings turns its attention to the big

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Let’s Eat Local – The Undercliffe House

With the summer drawing in, there’s nothing like a lovely morning stroll down to Rock-a-nore to blow out the cobwebs. Once the dazzling view has filled your soul, you may wish to fill your belly. Luckily just a stones throw away is the Undercliffe House – Cafe Bistro (but please don’t actually throw a stone

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