These rather athletic lovelies have tied their clothes to a bar and are paddling in a pool while showering under water jetting from boars' mouths. It's a sophisticated bathing experience which wouldn't be out of place in a Spitalfields Rough Luxe interior. These showers are on a fourth century BCE Italian pot. It's my guess … Continue reading Liquid Assets
This beautiful, quirky theatre is the only working theatre of those owned by the National Trust. The tiny barn seats just 78 and it's ancient, dark, overarching beams embrace the audience with an intimacy and sense of magical potential from the instant you step in. Those pitted beams have absorbed all its wonderful theatrical moments, … Continue reading Ellen Terry Theatre Smallhythe Place
Graze-on-Grand. St Leonards on sea. “Cassoulet of pancetta, sausage, Guinea fowl & baked apple.” “Beetroot risotto, horseradish cream & red mullet”. “Sardines Venetian style with white onions, pine nuts & golden sultana.” With: “Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine de Belle Mare”- delicate, mineral, salty. Or: “San Vincenzo (Garganega) Anselmi”- melon, nut, orange blossom. Is this heaven? … Continue reading Graze in the Grand Manner.
Review of Julian Sands: A Celebration of Pinter at the Kino-Teatr January 13th & 15th How can we, with all our affection for our community, not be charmed by an actor of Julian Sand’s international standing telling us how honoured he was to be performing in St Leonard’s? But the enchantment of his performance went … Continue reading A Fire in the Cave
We have superb cafes in Hastings and St Leonards, so anyone setting up a new one has a tough gig to follow. This cafe at the top of George St already has its regulars and is often packed. Good coffee is a must, and it's terrific, the taste rich, not a trace of bitterness and … Continue reading Junior’s Brazilian Cafe
Director Otto Bell. 2016 This outstanding documentary shows a young Mongolian girl breaking with the traditional male preserve of eagle hunting. We're fascinated by her joyous connection with her eagle, the harsh environment, her father who trains her; and as we sit, centrally-heated and post feminist, we're amused by the elders' grumpy opposition. We glimpse … Continue reading The Eagle Huntress.
By Simone Witney On the west coast of Turkey, near the town of Balat, lie the ruins of Miletus, which in the 6th century BCE, was the most important city in the Greek world. Here Anaximander was brought up, in a city teeming with traders from Ethiopia, the Ukraine, Italy, France, Asia Minor and the … Continue reading No WIMPS* in this Dark Matter