Opera In Rye, accompanied by a leather rat…

On Saturday we had a lovely, if somewhat unusual, evening out in Rye. After a day of pouring rain, the weather cleared, and we seized the moment to have a cruise round the shops. A…

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Barefoot Opera and then Elijah with the Hastings Philharmonic

This post is going to focus entirely on two musical events which Philosopher and Battleaxe went to last week. Firstly, Rossini’s  La Cenerentola (Cinderella) with Barefoot Opera, and a performance of Mendelessohn’s Elijah at the…

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Battleaxe gets jazzy and meets someone completely new

Jazzy? Jazz? Yes, real live jazz at the Sea Angler’s Club. A new person? Battleaxe used to be a regular attender at the WI Virtual Murder Mystery Book Group, and sneaked back in again to…

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Hastings Battleaxe is busy with play at the Stables and a concert at the White Rock

Yes, Hastings Battleaxe has had a busy couple of days, mostly doing cultural things. On Friday night we went down to the Stables Theatre to see ‘Bookoo Phish’, a two-hander about scamming. Our friend Jill’s…

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Hastings Battleaxe goes to Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Would you believe that in all her life, Battleaxe has never been to the Royal Opera House? Philosopher has been many times before, but not, he told me, for 50 years… So, on Friday night…

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