Spectre, Lady in the Van and Abba madness!

Had a busy cultural week – not that one could call Abba ‘culture’…. nor James Bond…. and not even Maggie Smith.     Went down to the Hastings Odeon to see Spectre. We weren’t that keen… View Post

WI Centenary antics, National Theatre ‘Everyman’ at the Hastings Odeon, Barbara Hepworth at Tate Britain.

I’ve already written about the right royal fuss at WI Centenary AGM – not surprisingly, I suppose, that piece is on course to be one of the most popular Hastings Battleaxe blog posts ever.     … View Post

Herrings and cattern cakes at Hastings Herring Festival – and Skyfall

Well, honestly, this wet weather is getting a bit much.      It rained solidly yesterday – we went down into town and saw Skyfall at the Hastings Odeon.  Shared the cinema with most of the… View Post

Battleaxe meets The Iron Lady

We went to the Hastings Odeon to see The Iron Lady.       For us who are old enough to have lived through the Thatcher era, we found the political dimension of the film a bit… View Post