Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition – and shanty singers. Musical contrasts!

Yes, it was time again for us to pile into the White Rock theatre with half of Hastings for the two-night final of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. I’ve written about it plenty of…

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A sunny morning in Folkestone with Hastings Battleaxe

As promised in the last post about The Grand, here are some more sunny pictures of Folkestone, taken on a lovely walk along the harbour.  Folkestone is a bit like Hastings – a mixture of…

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Hastings Battleaxe recommends: The Grand in Folkestone

Battleaxe readers will know that she is a great fan of faded grandeur hotels – Philosopher may be less so, but he tags along happily enough. I have had the Grand in Folkestone in my…

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Hastings Battleaxe visits All Souls Church, Clive Vale, Hastings

Near us there is this impressive church, All Souls, in Athlestan Road. It is now redundant and empty. It was deconsecrated in 2008 and has been deserted ever since.  This morning we were lucky enough…

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Hastings Battleaxe enjoys a night at the Stables Theatre

Last night we went to see ‘See How they Run’ at the Stables Theatre.  We haven’t been for ages….. The play was directed by a friend of ours , and we both had an excellent…

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