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
Biomedical Computing at Hastings Innovation Centre If you were doing a doctorate in worms would you see yourself in the future developing software? Perhaps not an obvious route, but one James Densem has taken, who started Biomedical Computing Ltd 20 years ago. Worms are ecosystem engineers, making channels for air and water and converting leaves … Continue reading Chameleon and worms fuel IT business
On March 30th 2016 at Jimmy’s No 43 in Greenwich Village, New York, an event was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of archy, the cockroach poet invented by Don Marquis for his column ‘Sun Dial’ in The Evening Sun. Marquis, was a poet, playwright, writer of 35 novels and journalist for … Continue reading archy bugs Shakespeare.