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Molly Townson

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Molly Townson, our well-loved Chairman of Hastings International Music Festival. Molly was a central figure in the musical life of the Hastings area throughout her life as performer, teacher, musical director and in particular for her leadership of Hastings Musical Festival and Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. She will be greatly missed.

Following Molly's Service of Thanksgiving we have been asked to share the following tribute to Molly so please follow the link for the full speech.
Molly Townson Service of Thanksgiving speech

We have set up The Molly Townson Bursary for young people intending to pursue a career in the performing arts. All donations will be matched by an anonymous donor. To donate in Molly's memory please follow the link below.

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About the Event

Hastings Musical Festival takes place at the White Rock Theatre over 2 weeks in March each year. Dancers, singers, musicians and actors of all ages perform in classes which are marked by an adjudicator who is a specialist and an expert in the field. Feedback is given to everyone and the winners of each class are announced. In many classes a trophy is also awarded.

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