Coastal Currents- Open Studios and sensational Barefoot Opera

Our old friends Sue and Alex came down to stay for a few days, and we did all sorts of dynamic things….      The first day we went for a long walk round Hastings –…

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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.     …

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The Ladykillers at the Stables – and a striking textile exhibition

A quick update.  Went to the Stables last night to see The Ladykillers – it was excellent, one of the best Stables plays I have seen. Unfortunately it ends on 14 February, but there is…

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Backstage at Glyndebourne and Motown in Eastbourne – cultural extremes!

Well, Battleaxe certainly gets about. I’ve been on a backstage tour at Glyndebourne, followed by an outing to the Congress Theatre to see the Motown show, ‘Dancing in the Streets’.      The Glyndebourne visit was…

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Hastings Battleaxe at the theatre, three times in a week!

Have had rather a theatrical week: ‘The Perfect Murder’ at the Devonshire Park in Eastbourne, ‘London Assurance’ at the Stables, Hastings and ‘Carmen’ at the White Rock.      First, the Eastbourne outing. The play was…

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