2017 School Songwriting Competition

7 schools and almost 700 people attended the Hastings Thrives song contest at the White Rock Theatre on Sunday, 26 March.

The theme this year was Imagine The Possibilities with some truly original songs created. There was a special appearance from the Hastings Academy music department’s rock bands while the judging took place. Hastings Academy also helped Ed and the audience compose a song on the night called ‘Own Story’s Hero’.


Guestling Bradshaw


All Saints CE Junior Academy

The Judges

Liane Carroll

Liane is a fantastic local talent and truly beautiful person.

Judy is the Mayor of Hastings

Molly is the Chair of the Hastings International Musical Festival

Tom Williams is a local singer-songwriter whose latest album, All Change, was voted one of BBC6 Music’s top ten albums of 2017


We are very grateful for the support given to us by the Hastings Lions Club

who run the Hastings Half Marathon.

Brewers provided a large tin of paint for the main raffle prize.

Trinity provided a wholefood hamper for the raffle.


Ed Boxall, Artist, Writer, Perfomer & Educator.