There is something just a little bit worrying about the way the deal for outsourcing the management of the Hawth theatre has been rushed through. I know that not everybody shares the objections in principle (the principle being that any savings will end up coming at the expense of staff and by ramping up prices) […]
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Last night I went out to see Rick Wakeman and Jon Anderson playing at the Hawth theatre in Crawley.Â Â Rick Wakeman. Jon Anderson.Â In Crawley! This was the second date on their 20-date ‘Anderson-Wakeman Project 360’ tour, coming to a provincial town near you soon, and the ticket was a birthday present from Chrystal which […]
August 5th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Hawth – better than the O2 Arena? · Life
The Performing Rights Society (PRS) have issued a press release which ‘reveals’ the 100 best music venues in the country.Â The list is topped by the Southbank Centre in London, and Crawley’s Hawth Theatre is at number 69, above such places as the Brixton Academy, the Roundhouse, the Carling Apollo, Manchester and the Cliffs Pavilion, […]
January 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life, Politics
This second installment is not about the issues discussed on the programme, but just what you might call the human interest angle, and some glimpses behind the scenes which may (or may not) put some aspects of the show in a different light. Be warned, this a long one: sorry for that. Which reminds me: […]
That’s ominous isn’t it?Â “part one”…Â Â It is not that I intend to go on and on at such great length that it requires two parts, though I can’t promise that I won’t, it is just that I want to separate comments on the content of the show and a description of the mechanics of […]
January 22nd, 2009 · 9 Comments · Life, Politics
Despite a personal feeling that the programme has seen much better days, I am still quite chuffed to be going along to Crawley’s Hawth theatre to see Question Time get recorded tomorrow.
August 7th, 2007 · Comments Off on Mela Photos · Politics
Does anyone have any photos of the Crawley Mela which show the Wealden UAF/Crawley Campaign Against Racism stall or which show all the crowds wearing UAF/Unite badges? If so, are you willing to let us have a copy for future UAF leaflets or the website? No payment (we are saving funds for campaigning) but full […]
August 1st, 2007 · 4 Comments · Politics
The Wealden UAF had a stall at the Crawley Mela over the weekend, shared with the Crawley Campaign Against Racism and the Crawley Interfaith Network. The intention for the UAF was to raise awareness of this new organisation and maybe increase membership.
July 15th, 2007 · Comments Off on Nuru Kane · Music
I just realised that Nuru Kane, who I enjoyed enormously yesterday, played in Crawley recently and I missed it. At the time I had not heard his stuff and didn’t know how good he was, and it was bank holiday weekend when we had Ami staying just before having the grandchild so it would have […]
This weekend was the Crawley Mela at the Hawth theatre. I think the crawley Mela is a bit unusual. Traditionally a Mela is an Asian festival, and tends to feature mostly culture from the Indian sub-continent. Our one tends to spread its net a bit wider. The organisers made a point of saying that the […]