HASTINGS OLD TOWN CARNIVAL WEEK
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
at Hastings History House, Old Town Carnival Week 2017
From Saturday 29th July all week
Exhibitions – “Lost Heritage of Hastings And St Leonards”
A walk down memory lane – looking at some of the bbeautiful buildings and features that we have lost. History and nostalgia - tell us what you miss in the town.
“The Tiles Of Classis Britannica”
The Romans were here [or at least in the vicinity] and Hastings Area Archaeological Group have a new Roman display to prove it. Free entry.
Monday 31st July
Exploring The Lost Roads of The Old Town Walk
Meet at Hastings History House.
The Old Town lost roads, twittens and rows when the “slum” clearances began which ultimately paved the way for the A259 to drive its way through the heart of the community. This walk looks at the traces of these that can still be seen in the Old Town today. Tickets £4 from Hastings History House.
Tuesday 1st August
“Some Old Town Curiosities”
A further selection of intrig uing images with Michael Plumbe. Tickets £4 from Hastings History House. Refreshments available.
Hastings Local History Group meets to look at
The Town Centre – Medieval and Modern
With Heather Grief and Brian Lawes.
Visitors and new members welcome.
Wednesday 2nd August
11am to 1pm
Enjoy a coffee and browse our exhibitions.
An opportunity to look at some of our archives. “Who lived in my house?” Why not check in our collection of street directories or enjoy films of Hastings from the 1950s.
Walk – A Literary and Artistic Stroll Over The East Hill and Down High Wickham.
Meet at lower station of East Hill Cliff Railway but please purchase your tickets first from Hastings History House. Tickets £5 include a ride up the East Hill.
Thursday 3rd August
Walk “Dandies and Dragoons”
Meet at Hastings History House. Hastings was an exciting place to be during the Napoleonic wars, and the Old Town was then Hastings. Tickets £4.
Exploring The Lost Roads of The Old Town Walk
Meet at Hastings History House. See above for details.
Friday 4th August
12 noon to 2.30pm
Cheese and Wine Lunch
Local cheeses from Penbuckles and fine wines. Great value at £6. Organised by the Old Hastings Preservation
Saturday 5th August
Exhibition Open All Day
Sunday 6th August
‘Cinemas of Hastings’
An illustrated talk by Ken Brooks. Many of these are part of the town’s lost heritage and Ken will as usual provide a fascinating exploration. Tickets £4 Refreshments available.
Exhibitions & Events throughout the week
Every day from 11am to 4pm
Hastings History House
21 Courthouse Street.
Exhibition – looking back at “The Lost Heritage of Hastings and St Leonards”. Some much missed buildings and streetscapes, some perhaps less so, and even some we never saw. Hastings Area Archaeological Group have a new Roman display “The Tiles of Classis Britannica’. Entrance free, donations to OHPS welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
Every day from 10am to 5pm
Exhibition In Hastings Fishermen’s Museum
“Today’s Fishermen of the Stade” a photographic exhibition by East Sussex photographer, Ann Chown. Ann is an environmental portraiture photographer and has been taking pictures for the past three years of the men who work on the Stade. These photos make up a large body of work of the fishermen who go to sea in their beach-launched boats, the men who sell the fish and those who work as mechanics and winch operators, known locally as “Boys Ashore”. Ann is delighted to have been offered the opportunity to exhibit her photographs at the Fishermen’s Museum and is keen for them to be kept as an historical record. “Today’s Fishermen” comprises around 30 of Ann’s favourite pictures. Entrance free, donation to Fishermen’s Museum welcome. Wheelchair accessible.
Penbuckle’s Delicatessen, 50 High Street
Guess the Weight of the Cheese Tower in our window
50p a guess – the winner will be posted in the window on Carnival Day.
Exhibition: Quentin Blake, The Only Way to Travel
Open Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm
The Jerwood Gallery www.jerwoodgallery.org. Every day from 11am to 4pm
Open studio – To Celebrate The Life and Work of The Late Roland Jarvis
39a Tackleway Painter, printmaker, sculptor as well as a clockmaker; Roland was a multi-talented artist who lived and worked in this converted school building for 35 years. The Old Town Week will give you a chance to see inside his amazing studio, with the opportunity to view or buy his work and meet his daughter Sophie.
Free entry – donation to OHPS from sales.
Every day something going on – music and entertain - ment on the Stage at Reeves Corner, Brocante and shops in the street – pottery, healthy remedies, clothes and of course antiques and bric a brac galore and a Street Market on Wednesday. Check the daily sheets for more information.
Old Hastings Club
At 39 High Street in a most historic building. You are welcome to visit this week. Check the programme for the Electric Palace Cinema upstairs.
Open Mondays to Saturdays 10.30am to 2pm
Stables Art Gallery
Exhibition and in the Gwen Watford Gallery an exhibition about the history of the Theatre and how the building was saved by the Old Hastings Preservation Society. Pick up a copy of ‘What’s On’ with details of our future programme. Admission free, donations welcome to OHPS. See daily sheets for guided tours. Tel 01424 423221 for details.