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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Hastings International Piano Competition – and the Beast from the East

Last week was mad in Battleaxe land. I don’t need to describe how bitterly cold, how snowy it was. Pretty much the same for everyone. Snow fell thickly here on Monday evening, carried on and…

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Hastings Piano Concerto Competition finals – Battleaxe’s chest expands with pride….

Well, it shouldn’t be my chest that is expanding with pride, but those of the organisers and sponsors. But as a Hastinga, one can’t help basking in reflected glory…. we went to both nights of…

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Toilet protests and music at Fairlight Hall. A day in the life of Battleaxe….

Well, social/local media has been so full of the toilet protest I scarcely want to write about it further, but I’ll sum it up here, and it did make a great contrast with a very…

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Hastings Battleaxe does gardens and music, has a pea at Fairlight Hall…..

Battleaxe visits gardens and goes to a piano recital (and has a pea) at Fairlight Hall. I was going to write another rant about Jeremy Corbyn, leadership and the Labour Party, but do you know…

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