Hastings Week2015


 
10th-18th OCTOBER 2015
EVENT LISTING

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Hastings Printing Company

HASTINGS PRINTING COMPANY
is very pleased to sponsor and print The Hastings Week, programme for 2015.
www.hastings-print.co.uk 01424 720 477
The Classic Car Show is now fully subscribed and we regret that no more entries can be accepted

Note: events not in the printed programme or updated are marked Hastings Week

Details of new events are still coming in and may change and every effort has been made to produce correct information, dates and times at the time of going to press. However, unforeseen circumstances may occur which are beyond our control. The Hastings Week Committee cannot be held responsible for such changes which are in the hand of individuals and groups/associations.
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Places to visit during the week
Pre-week
Saturday 10
Sunday 11
Monday 12
Tuesday 13
Wednesday 14
Thursday 15
Friday 16
Saturday 17
Sunday 18
Guided Walks
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There will be something for everyone and for all ages. Don't miss it! The 949th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We bring you a festival of Hastings TODAY.

Places to visit and things to do during the week

Fishermen's Museum
Open daily 10am to 5pm
Rock-a-Nore, Old Town. 01424 461446    website
Formerly The Fishermen's Church, now exhibiting many fishing artefacts of yesteryear, the centrepiece of which is "The Enterprise", one of the last Hastings' Sailing Luggers. Entry Free.  Donations to Fishermen's Museum welcome.

Hastings Unitarian Church

Hastings Lifeboat Station
Lifeboat Station and Souvenir Shop open daily 10am to 5pm The Stade, Old Town 01424 425502
View the 'Sealink Endeavour' and the inshore lifeboat at the Lifeboat Station.

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Bohemia Road, Hastings. TN34 1ET
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, 12 noon to 5pm. Admission free
01424 451052 www.hmag.org.uk

Shipwreck Museum
Rock-a-Nore, Old Town.Open Daily 10am to 5pm
Admission Free
01424 437452
www.shipwreckmuseum.co.uk
This charitable trust independent Museum intrigues visitors with stories from seafaring history. Amazing artefacts from local shipwrecks, films of excavations and interactive touch-screen technology all add to the experience. Exhibits from the Cretaceous period also introduce local dinosaur history. A nautical gift shop with profits paying for upkeep of Museum.

Hastings Miniature Railway
Trains run daily weather permitting.

Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings
Open 11am To  4pm
10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th October
Two battles Hastings and Waterloo
Exhibition of a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry and matters 1066, a diorama of the battlefield  and Hastings connections with Waterloo, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Email:ohpscontact@gmail.com, Tel: 01424 424744

 

High Street & George Street Best
Dressed Window Competition

Competition is open to all shops in High Street and George Street Judging takes place during Hastings Week - window display must remain for the whole of Hastings Week (10 - 18 October 2015)

Theme is “Colours of the Rainbow"
and this year's colour is ORANGE

Trophies will be presented at a Hastings Week Reception in the new year - date to be confirmed


Contact Harris, 07808093753,
email harriswoodcock@hotmail.co.uk

Old Town Windows

Hastings Week
error in printed programme - it should read 'orange' not 'yellow'

 

Local Schools art work of the Bayeux Tapestry on display at Tesco Hollington during the week

 

Hastings Week Guided Walks

14th October: Battle of Hastings Day
Old Town Walks: coordinate the 11am Stade Walk with the 2.30pm Old Town Walk and collect a 10% discount voucher for Eat@TheStade from your Stade guide.
No pre-booking - just turn up!

'In the Footsteps of the Conquerer': 
Join our volunteer guides for a walk around the Stade, Hastings’ ancient fishing beach area, to explore the history of our unique sustainable fishing community.
Walks take about 90 minutes and are FREE but please donate to The Fishermen’s Museum, part of the Old Hastings Preservation Society.
Walks are on level but maybe uneven ground, no steps. 
Suitable footwear advisable. Meet at the Lifeboat Station (blue building on the beach) at 11am.

Then at 2.30 pm join us for a tour of Hastings Old Town, the premier ancient Cinque Port, with its wealth of historic buildings, twittens and cat-creeps. Find out why the celebrities of their day flocked to Hastings.
Old Hastings Preservation Society volunteer guides lead all walks, which take about 90 minutes and proceed gently downhill, but there are stairs.
The walks are FREE, but please donate to the OHPS.

For further information: 01424 461446 /  stadewalks@gmail.com

GUIDED WALKS BY MALCOLM CAMPBELL
The Hastings Horror Walk
Saturday 10th October 7.00pm
Thursday 15th October 7.00pm

Grim and gruesome true tales of terror from Hasting's less illustrious past. Definitely not for the squeamish!
Meet at St.Clements Church steps, off High. Street. Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Wheelchair aecessable. Dogs on short leads permitted. Adult £8.00, accompanied child £5.00, payable on the day, reservations not necessary.

Hidden Hastings Revealed
Sunday 11th October 11.00am
Saturday 17th October 11.00am

Exploring an intriguing labyrinth of alleys and byways, some unfamiliar even to local residents, giving obscured and obscure evidence of bygone Old Town life.
Meet at West Hill Lift, George Street. Duration approx 1 hour 40 mins. Adult £7.00 payable on the day, reservations not necessary.


St.Leonards in the beginning
Sunday 11th October 2.00pm

Tracing the development of St.Leonards-on-Sea from its inception as a planned new town in the Regency era to the eve of its Victorian expansion.
Meet at rear entrance of Royal Victoria Hotel. Duration approx 1 hour 30 mins. Adult £7.00 payable on the day, reservations not necessary.

Spooky Supernatural Stories
Sunday 11th October 5.00pm
Friday 16th October 7.00pm

Dare you join us for the biggest and best selection of Hastings true ghost stories vividly told. You will learn of the activities of a variety of phantoms and poltergeists, always strange and sometimes frightening.
Meet at St.Clements Church steps, off High Street. Duration approx_l hour .20 mins. Wheelchair aecessable. Dogs on short leads permitted. Adult £8.00, accompanied child £5.00, payable on the day, reservations not necessary.

New Insighhts on the Battle of Hastings
Saturday 17th October 3.00pm

The actual location of the famous battlefield has now been challenged. This illustrated guided walk takes you to the alternative sites, vividly describing the context and the course of the conflict.
Meet outside Battle Library, High Street. Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Adult £7.00 payable on the day reservations not necessary.

Victorian and Twentieth Century St.Leonards
Sunday 18th October 11.00am

Following the early Victorian creation of a second town and the further changes of character of the last century.
Meet at front entrance Royal Victoria Hotel. Duration approx 1 hour 30 mins. Adult £7.00 payable on the day, reservations not necessary.

THEMED WALKS CONDUCTED BY CLIVE RICHARDSON.
British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tel 01424 775534

Tickets in advance £4.50 adults, children £3.50 under 14, from Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road or from guide on the walk at £5.00 Adults, £3.50 children. Includes donation to Shipwreck Centre, OHPS & Hastings Week. Meet at Shipwreck Museum,
Rock-a-Nore Road

Foyles Walk Click for guided walks
3:00pm
A fascinating ‘war time’ guided walk of approx 1 hour, taking in most of the Hastings TV film locations used for this popular TV series.

Twitten & Cat Creeps Walk
Saturday 17th October 3.00pm
An interesting and unusual guided walking tour of hidden narrow footpaths, flights of steps and nooks & crannies, many with a tale to tell. The tour lastings approx 1 hour 20 mins involves some steps and steep inclines and will include amusing factual and historical anecdotes.

 

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Events just before Hastings Week

Thursday 8th October
1066 Jazz Club at Azur, Marina Pavilion, St. Leonards
7.30pm ‐ 11pm
Charlston Jazz Band (from Holland)
£10 Visitors, £8 Members , Discounts for students
Contact 01424 465267
Visit Website www.1066jazzclub.co.uk

 

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Saturday 10th October

Hastings Week Opening Ceremony
9.20am -  9.30am 
Marching Units meet outside BHS and march to the Town Hall
09.35    
Parade forms up facing Town Hall. Speeches from Mayor and Chair of the Hastings Week Committee followed by the raising of the Gonfalon followed by a performance from the Guides & Brownies will perform. 

Coffee Morning Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.30am – 12.30pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

Annual Secondhand Jewellery Sale
10:00 - 2:00
Hastings Lifeboat Station. Also on Sunday 11th
Contact Shirley Hawley 01424 445640

The Classic Car Show is now fully subscribed and we regret that no more entries can be accepted
Classic Car Show Classic Car Show On the Stade
10:00am - 3:00pm
Classic Cars and Motorcycles up to 1988 (+ later exceptional vehicles)
Free admission, Refreshments nearby, Street Cruise each day from 1:30pm
Also on Sunday.

Hastings Welsh Society Coffee Morning
10.30 – 12 noon
at 4 Johnson Close, St. Leonards-on-Sea TN37 7BG
Come and enjoy tea/coffee and Welshcakes – you don't have to be Welsh to attend. Everyone welcome! Admission £1 (contact Mrs Atherden on 01424 441208 for further details)

"Toddle Waddle"
11am
Starting at Hastings Pier and finishing up at the Classic Car Show on the Stade. Setting off from Hastings Pier and dressing up with the children. Favourite characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Elmo will be joining in. The team from Tiny 1s Day Nursery will be raising as much money as possible to support the Hastings Bonfire Society. Sponsor forms will be handed out.
Sarah Lawlor & Jessica Hammond. www.tiny1sdaynursery.co.uk
email: tiny1sdaynursery@outlook.com tel. 01424 441636

Hastings Week New event - not in the printed programme

Parade of Guys
11.00am
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre
Register near The Cricketer statue from 10.15am
£1.00 per entry.

Parade & judging by The Mayor. Winning guy in each category displayed with an HBBS ‘Penny for the guy’ bucket; overall winner is the guy that collects the most.

Click Here for more information

HBBS Guy Competition

Two battles, Hastings and Waterloo Exhibitions
11am To  4pm
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings
Exhibition of a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry and matters 1066, a diorama of the battlefield  and Hastings connections with Waterloo, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Email:ohpscontact@gmail.com, Tel: 01424 424744

The Hastings Horror Walk Click for guided walks
7.00pm

Guided walk by Malcolm Campbell. Grim and gruesome true tales of terror from Hasting's less illustrious past. Definitely not for the squeamish!
Meet at St.Clements Church steps, off High. Street. Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Wheelchair aecessable. Dogs on short leads permitted. Adult £8.00, accompanied child £5.00, payable on the day, reservations not necessary.


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Sunday 11th October

Annual Secondhand Jewellery Sale
10:00 - 2:00
Hastings Lifeboat Station. Also on Saturday 10th
Contact Shirley Hawley 01424 445640

The Classic Car Show is now fully subscribed and we regret that no more entries can be accepted
Hastings Classic Car Show Classic Car Show On the Stade
10:00am - 3:00pm
Classic Cars and Motorcycles up to 1988 (+ later exceptional vehicles)
Free admission, Refreshments nearby, Street Cruise each day from 1:30pm
Also on Saturday,

Church Service Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
11.am – 12noon
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

Two battles, Hastings and Waterloo Exhibitions
11am To  4pm
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings
Exhibition of a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry and matters 1066, a diorama of the battlefield  and Hastings connections with Waterloo, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Email:ohpscontact@gmail.com, Tel: 01424 424744

'A Hatful of Songs'
2:00 - 4:00pm
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Bohemia Road
In celebration of Hastings Week, Mathew Craven & Judith Buckley present 'A hatful of Songs' featuring Flanders & Swan, Noel Coward, Ivor Novello, Gilbert & Sullivan.
During the interval cordials and iced fancies will be served. Tickets, on the door £8
Contact Marion Purdey, 01424 423940 email: marion.purdey@gmail.com

Hidden Hastings Revealed Click for guided walks
11.00am

Guided walk by Malcolm Campbell. Exploring an intriguing labyrinth of alleys and byways, some unfamiliar even to local residents, giving obscured and obscure evidence of bygone Old Town life.
Meet at West Hill Lift, George Street. Duration approx 1 hour 40 mins. Adult £7.00 payable on the day, reservations not necessary.

Foyles Walk
1:30pm
Guided walk bt Clive Richardson. A fascinating ‘war time’ guided walk of approx 1 hour, taking in most of the Hastings TV film locations used for this popular TV series.

St.Leonards in the Beginning Click for guided walks
2.00pm

Guided walk by Malcolm Campbell. Tracing the development of St.Leonards-on-Sea from its inception as a planned new town in the Regency era to the eve of its Victorian expansion.
Meet at rear entrance of Royal Victoria Hotel. Duration approx 1 hour 30 mins. Adult £7.00 payable on the day, reservations not necessary.

Rattlebag Players Present "Napoleon ang the Fishwives". 
4pm
At
Hastings History House,, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings. A musical play - Napoleonic times in Hastings as told  by three saucy fishwives. Historical, fun and, interesting. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Donation to OHPS & Hastings Week Email:ohpscontact@gmail.com, Tel: 01424 424744

Spooky Supernatutal Stories Click for guided walks
5.00pm

Guided walk by Malcolm Campbell. Dare you join us for the biggest and best selection of Hastingts true ghost stories vividly told. You will learn of the activities of a variety of phantoms and poltergeists, always strange and sometimes frightening.
Meet at St.Clements Church steps, off High Street. Duration approx l hour .20 mins. Wheelchair accessable. Dogs on short leads permitted. Adult £8.00, accompanied child £5.00, payable on the day, reservations not necessary.

 

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Monday 12th October

Circle Dancing Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.30am – 12.15pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

Maureen Charlesworth Chess Challenge White Rock Hotel. 
6.30pm for 7.00 start.

This event is aimed at casual players (those without an official chess grade or with a low grade).  This will be the seventh year that this Hastings Week event has been held and has proved to be very popular. There will be trophies and cash prizes separately for juniors (below the age of 14) and seniors.
Each participant will play five games against different opponents.
Entry fee (payable on the night): £5 (£3 for juniors under 14).
To enter (or for further information) contact:
Con Power.  Tel: 01424 431970.  E-mail: conpower@sky.com  or Bob Gurney: Tel: 01424 756316

 

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Tuesday 13th October

Bring Hand Crafts, Knit, Crochet, Stitch etc.,as the mood takes you Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.00am-4.00pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

Afternoon Tea and Tour at the White Rock Theatre
2:00pm
Take a peek behind the scenes at Has+ngs’s top class entertainment venue and enjoy a sumptuous A1ernoon
Tea whilst gazing out across the English Channel.
Situated opposite the pier on Has+ngs seafront, the White Rock Theatre is a building steeped in history and
theatricality, so why not find out more with this informa+ve and enjoyable theatre tour.
The tour starts at 2pm with Afternoon Tea served at 3pm.
Maximum of 20 places available
Tickets £6 (includes Tea and Tour)
Tickets can be purchased online at whiterocktheatre.org.uk or via the Ticket Office on 01424 462288

The Hastings Horror Walk Click for guided walks
7.00pm

Guided walk by Malcolm Campbell. Grim and gruesome true tales of terror from Hasting's less illustrious past. Definitely not for the squeamish!
Meet at St.Clements Church steps, off High. Street. Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Wheelchair aecessable. Dogs on short leads permitted. Adult £8.00, accompanied child £5.00, payable on the day, reservations not necessary.


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Wednesday 14th October HASTINGS DAY

Painting and Drawing with David Embry plus Doodle Crazy! Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.00am – 4.00pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

Guided Walk 'In the Footsteps of the Conquerer' Click for guided walks
11:00 - 12:30
Join our volunteer guides for a walk around the Stade, Hastings’ ancient fishing beach area, to explore the history of our unique sustainable fishing community.
Walks take about 90 minutes and are FREE but please donate to The Fishermen’s Museum, part of the Old Hastings Preservation Society.
Walks are on level but maybe uneven ground, no steps. 
Suitable footwear advisable. Meet at the Lifeboat Station (blue building on the beach)
For further information: 01424 461446 /  stadewalks@gmail.com - No pre-booking - just turn up!
coordinate the 11am Stade Walk with the 2.30pm Old Town Walk and collect a 10% discount voucher for Eat@TheStade from your Stade guide.

Tea Dance
2:00 – 4:30pm
WHITE ROCK THEATRE Trip the light fantas+c and dance your troubles away at the White Rock Theatre’s Tea Dance. Enjoy an afternoon of dancing along with the White Rock Theatre’s famous High Tea – a brilliant a1ernoon out with friends.
Tickets £8 in advance (£11 on the door)
Tickets can be purchased online at whiterocktheatre.org.uk or via the Ticket Office on 01424 462288

Guided Walk 'Hastings Old Town, the premier ancient Cinque Port Click for guided walks
2:30 - 4:00pm
Tour of the premier ancient Cinque Port, with its wealth of historic buildings, twittens and cat-creeps. Find out why the celebrities of their day flocked to Hastings.
Old Hastings Preservation Society volunteer guides lead all walks, which take about 90 minutes and proceed gently downhill, but there are stairs. Meet at 2.30pm at the TOP of the West Hill lift.
The walks are FREE, but please donate to the OHPS.
For further information: 01424 461446 /  stadewalks@gmail.com - No pre-booking - just turn up!
coordinate the 11am Stade Walk with the 2.30pm Old Town Walk and collect a 10% discount voucher for Eat@TheStade from your Stade guide.

Hastings Week Correct date is tomorrow, Thursday, not as in printed programme
Hastings and Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind
2.30pm

Hailsham Photographic Society
6:30 for 7pm,
Stade Hall, Hastings Old Town seafront
Projection of 20 collections of photos each of about 5 minutes on an interesting variety of subjects. Musical background, some also with commentary. Tickets £5, under 18 £3
1) send e-mail (which will be acknowledged) to promoter - put 'Hailsham' in Subject line - and pay on the day, 2) buy from Shirley Leaf Co, or Nelson House Antiques, both in High Street, Old Town,
3) buy at Tourist Office, Aquilla House - add 50p booking fee to price,
4) buy on the door. Advance booking advisable as seating is limited.
Enquiries to promoter: M.Plumbe@BTInternet.com
Net proceeds will be donated to local charities, principally St Michael's Hospice.

BAROQ – A CABARET OPERA

7.30 PM    Time: To  9.15 PM

SUSSEX HALL, WHITE ROCK THEATRE
Musical comedy. A singer is looking for love. Her friend isn't much help, and is casting spells behind her back! There is a cat fight or two and a sing-off... It's all lots of fun, set to well-loved Baroque music.
Tickets £12 from box office or £8.00 from baroq.yapsody.com.
Email: admin@baroq.org.uk Tel:White Rock Theatre 01424 462288

Baroq
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Thursday 15th October

Circle Dancing Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.45am-12.15pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

Two battles, Hastings and Waterloo Exhibitions
11am To  4pm
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings
Exhibition of a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry and matters 1066, a diorama of the battlefield  and Hastings connections with Waterloo, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Email:ohpscontact@gmail.com, Tel: 01424 424744

Emmaus Hastings & Rother Open Day
12.00 noon – 4.00 pm
Emmaus provides a home and work for formerly homeless people in a supportive, family environment. Residents live on site and work together in our charity superstore, collecting and renovating donated goods to sell in order to support themselves. Come along to our open day and take a look around! Browse our superstore and meet residents, trustees & staff over a tea or coffee to learn more about our operation and our future plans.
Call us on 01424 755111 for more information.

Emmaus map
how to find us

Hastings Week This is the correct date and time, NOT Wednesday as in printed programme
Hastings and Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind

2.30pm 
Results and awards ceremony at the Taplin Centre, 3 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards TN38 0LQ
(HRVAB) will be holding their Memories Competition, This year the theme is Entertainment Memories and this is open to Visually Impaired and Normal Vision. 150 to 1000 words, return your entries to HRVAB, by Monday 14th September 2015.

Gateway Quiz
7 pm
Conquest Centre, Chichester Road, St Leonards, The Gateway Club's annual quiz night with quizmaster Richard Stevens.  The Club provides a stimulating and entertaining environment for adults with learning disabilities.  Open to Members only. Contact Richard Stevens on 01424 461069

1066 Jazz Club


1066 Jazz Club at Azur, Marina Pavilion, St. Leonards'
7.30pm ‐ 11pm
1920's Themed Evening, Fancy Dress Optional
The Fenny Stompers Jazz Band

£10 Visitors, £8 Members, Discounts for students
Contact 01424 465267
Visit Website www.1066jazzclub.co.uk

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Friday 16th October

Two battles, Hastings and Waterloo Exhibitions
11am To  4pm
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings
Exhibition of a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry and matters 1066, a diorama of the battlefield  and Hastings connections with Waterloo, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Email:ohpscontact@gmail.com, Tel: 01424 424744

Poetry- an afternoon for sharing your favourites. Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
2.00pm-4.00pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

1066 Harolds Way 
5:30 - 6:45 pm
An illustrated talk by David Clarke, the well known author on matters 1066; as well as writing books David is active in planning and organising walking routes exploring our local history. Admission £3 to include refreshments and donation to OHPS and Hastings Week.
Email:ohpscontact@gmail.com, Tel: 01424 424744

Sidney Little & Hollington Council Housing
7:00 for 7:30 pm start
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
"Sidney Little - Borough & Water Engineer 1936-1950 - Is well known for his work on many features of Hastings & St Leonards - The Bathing Pool, Twin Deck Promenade & Bottle Alley and Underground Car Parks to name a few. However, little is known of his involvement with the towns post-war Housing Projects. Local Historian and Sidney Little Enthusiast - Andre Palfrey-Martin has researched his involvement, and in particular in the Hollington Council Estates between 1945 to his retirement in 1950, and the legacy that he left for his successor Mr E.O.Baxter."
Free but a donation to Hastings Week funds would be appreciated.
contact André Palfrey-Martin MA BA Hons PGCE Tel 01424 445858 : Mob 07922064218 andpm@btinternet.com.

Spooky Supernatural Stories Click for guided walks
7.00pm

Guided walk by Malcolm Campbell. Dare you join us for tks biggest and best selection of Hastingts true ghost stories vividly told. You will learn of the activities of a variety of phantoms and poltergeists, always strange and sometimes frightening.
Meet at St.Clements Church steps, off High Street. Duration approx_l hour .20 mins. Wheelchair aecessable. Dogs on short leads permitted. Adult £8.00, accompanied child £5.00, payable on the day, reservations not necessary.

Hastings Week alteration to printed programe
Book Launch – Haunted Hastings….the returned, by Tina Brown
7.00pm - 9.00 pm
Downstairs Bar at Ye Olde Pump House, George Street. Join Tina Brown local author and tour producer for the launch of her most recent book on Haunted Hastings. This evening will be a spooky treat, get to meet Tina and the Haunted Experiences team and toast the success of the new book. Tickets, priced £9, include a signed copy of the book, toast drink. Limited numbers, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets available www.hauntedexperiences.eu , at Ye Olde Pump House or by contacting Tina herself, 07817686781.
Donations to Hastings Week, ALTA Conservations and Sea Horse Trust

 

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Saturday 17th October

Hastings Week Craft Fayre The Hastings Week Two-Day Hobbies & Crafts Fayre 2015,
10 - 4pm
Sacred Heart School, Old London Road, Hastings, The very best of quality crafts on sale. Stalls ranging from knitting/needlework/produce to plants/flower arranging/jewellry, painting, felting and much more – don’t miss out come and see us and bring the children too. Buy early for Christmas! Admission free. Book a stall - download form Here(pdf)
A4 posters can be downloaded here (pdf).
Contact Sue, 01424 437468 after 6 or weekends or email
Also on Sunday 18th October

63rd National Town Criers Championships
11am
Priory Meadow. Hosted by our very own Town Crier, Jon Bartholomew.
Town Criers around the country take part in this spectacular event - judged on volume, diction, clarity
and inflection. Contact Hastings Information Centre - 451111

Hidden Hastings Revealed Click for guided walks
11.00am

Guided walk by Malcolm Campbell. Exploring an intriguing labyrinth of alleys and byways, some unfamiliar even to local residents, giving obscured and obscure evidence of bygone Old Town life.
Meet at West Hill Lift, George Street. Duration approx 1 hour 40 mins. Adult £7.00 payable on the day, reservations not necessary.

Two battles, Hastings and Waterloo Exhibitions
11am To  4pm
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings
Exhibition of a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry and matters 1066, a diorama of the battlefield  and Hastings connections with Waterloo, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Email:ohpscontact@gmail.com, Tel: 01424 424744

Foyles Walk Click for guided walks
1:30pm
A fascinating ‘war time’ guided walk of approx 1 hour, taking in most of the Hastings TV film locations used for this popular TV series.

Join us for an afternoon of “Musical Celebration “ Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

New insighhts on the Battle of Hastings Click for guided walks
3.00pm

Guided walk by Malcolm Campbell. The actual location of the famous battlefield has now been challenged. This illustrated guided walk takes you to the alternative sites, vividly describing the context and the course of the conflict.
Meet outside Battle Library, High Street. Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Adult £7.00 payable on the day reservations not necessary.

Twitten & Cat Creeps Walk Click for guided walks
3.00pm
An interesting and unusual guided walking tour of hidden narrow footpaths, flights of steps and nooks & crannies, many with a tale to tell. The tour lastings approx 1 hour 20 mins involves some steps and steep inclines and will include amusing factual and historical anecdotes.

Hastings Bonfire
7.00pm
Lighting the Beacon on the East Hill www.hbbs.infoHastings Week - bonfire map
Please note 'new' route introduced last year

Safety Notice: Please respect the safety barriers and do not pick up discarded torches or bring your own fireworks and comply with any requests from the marshals. Keep your children with you at all times and ear protection is recommended if you or your children are frightened of loud bangs. Please do not bring pets and dispose of all litter correctly Collections for local charities.
Please give generously as all money collected goes to charity.

Don't forget to buy your Bonfire Society Programme - all the details of tonight's event and more. It also helps to fund the Bonfire Festivities.

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Sunday 18th October

Hastings Week Craft Fayre The Hastings Week Two-Day Hobbies & Crafts Fayre 2015,
10 - 4pm
Sacred Heart School, Old London Road, Hastings, The very best of quality crafts on sale. Stalls ranging from knitting/needlework/produce to plants/flower arranging/jewellry, painting, felting and much more – don’t miss out come and see us and bring the children too. Buy early for Christmas! Admission free. Book a stall - download form Here (pdf)
A4 posters can be downloaded here (pdf).
Contact Sue, 01424 437468 after 6 or weekends or email
Also on Saturday 17th October

The 3rd Annual Hastings & Rother Charities Fair sponsored by AZUR.
10am to 4pm
AZUR at The Marina Pavilion, St. Leonards on sea, TN38 0BU
An exhibition created by local charities and voluntary organisations serving the community accompanied throughout by an array of entertainment with the aim of Fundraising, Volunteer Recruitment and Information Awareness. Exhibitors £20.00 per table
FREE ADMISSION TO GENERAL PUBLIC.
Further details are available from LBM on email lordbrettofhastings@aol.co.uk / 07838241222 / 01424 447461 / 0845 812 1066.

Sprat & Winkle Run (Vintage Commercial Vehicles)
11.00 am (approx)
This will be the 7th year that the Sprat and Winkle Run for commercial vehicles has been running from Sevenoaks down to Hastings to bring the Hastings Week celebrations to a close. The run started as an idea by the London & South East Area of the Commercial Vehicle Society who were looking for a seaside destination for one of their old commercial vehicle runs.
Sprat & Winkle
The Historic Commercial Vehicle Society was founded in 1958 by a group of enthusiasts who between them owned less than a dozen preserved commercial vehicles . Today the Society has nearly 2000 members who own 4,500 vehicles, such has been the growth of interest in the preservation of commercial road vehicles. Probably the best known of our activities is the annual London to Brighton run held on the first sunday in May. Further information can be found at the society`s website at or email at hcvs2011@gmail.com

The Sprat & Winkle Run attracts around 70 different commercials including buses and coaches, and now is a permanent fixture on the preservation scene, so please come along to the Stade to have a good look at the vehicles and feel free to chat to the owners and drivers who have come down to Hastings, we look forward to meeting you.

The event is named The Sprat And Winkle Run because the finish is at The Stade, Winkle Island, so we send a load of Sprats to catch the Winkle!!

Jazz Breakfast at St Mary in the Castle
11a,m,
Featuring Herbie Flowers and Mike Hatchard with guests. Tickets £9 from Hastings information Centre. St Mary in the Castle Friends 01424-442601.

Victorian and Twentieth Century St.Leonards Click for guided walks
11.00am

Guided walk by Malcolm Campbell. Following the early Victorian creation of a second town and the further changes of character of the last century.
Meet at front entrance Royal Victoria Hotel. Duration approx 1 hour 30 mins. Adult £7.00 payable on the day, reservations not necessary.

Two battles, Hastings and Waterloo Exhibitions
11am To  4pm
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings
Exhibition of a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry and matters 1066, a diorama of the battlefield  and Hastings connections with Waterloo, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Email:ohpscontact@gmail.com, Tel: 01424 424744

"Sustenance and Song"
2.30pm
A fundraising concert at Hastings Museum, John's Place with 'Friends Unlimited'. Tickets £8 [to include tea] available in advance from Helen Bird tel: 01424 752258 or email helen.ladybird@btinternet.com. Profit & raffle in aid of Marsham Older People's Project.

Hastings Week Closing Ceremony
14.55    
Marching Units and Mayor's party meet at Stade Open Space at Flag Pole outside Angling Club.
15.05 
Speeches of thanks from Mayor and Chair of Hastings Week Committee and Flag is lowered.

 

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President,  Maureen Charlesworth
Chair, Nigel Hogben
Vice Chair, Ion Castro
Treasurer, Terry Novis

Events Co-ordinator Sharon Johnson
Hobbies & Crafts, Sue Castro

 


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Town Hall, Queens Road, Hastings TN34 1QR

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