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.
"In the middle of the journey of life, I came to myself within a dark wood" (Dante). Waking in the night I sometimes wonder if Kirsten Reynolds is in a wood somewhere or by a lake. Alone, dressed in black, melting into the shadows, she is setting up her time-lapse camera, putting her coloured light … Continue reading Kirsten Reynolds. The Elegance of the Maverick.
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.
"Being Penny" Director Keith Rodway 2016 "Hijra- India's Third Gender" Director Michael Yorke 1991. Electric Palace 21st January. "Being Penny" follows on from "Becoming Penny" which recorded the journey of transgender Penny Panaji from male to female. Keith said that from the first moment, she was just Penny: neither male, female nor transgender. This directness … Continue reading Exploring the Liminal.