HASTINGS OLD TOWN CARNIVAL WEEK
PROGRAMME 2015

Hastings Old Town Carnival
Not to be confused with Hastings Week,
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Saturday 1st August 2015

Exhibitions on all week
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10am to 1.30pm
Parish Gift Day
St Clements Church. Enjoy coffee, tea, cakes and light lunches in this unique historic building, recently restored. Wheelchair access by the west door.

10am to 5pm
Boats in Bottles
A demonstration by Bob Arrowsmith at Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, Rock-a-Nore Rd.

10.30 The Mayor of Hastings Cllr Bruce Dowling will open ‘Hastings Literary Connections’ exhibition at Hastings History House

From 10.30am
Garden Sale
at Swan Avenue.Bric-a-Brac, plants and Cakes. Bargains Galore.
Donation to OHPS

10.30am
Tug-o-War
Outside Lifeboat Station, The Stade. Teams of 8 men or 8 women £15 per team.
Enquiries to 07967 964460 or 07891 557663.

11am Stade Guided Walk
 Meet Lifeboat Station, free donations welcome

11am Old Town Graveyard Walk – meet Stables Theatre Car Park

From 11.00am
Judging the Best Dressed Window in All Saints Street
This year’s theme “My Favourite Things”.
The Winners Certificates will be presented on Sunday 2nd August at the Coronation Ceremony of the Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen at Winkle Island.

11am to 5pm
Open House  – Living History (also open on Sunday 2nd)
 135 All Saints Street
Step through the wee door at 135 All Saints Street and journey back in time to another forgotten and truly magical world. This 16th century merchant’s house and one of the most complete Tudor houses in Hastings Old Town and it underwent a unique restoration programme to create the atmospheric dwelling you will see today. The owner, Alastair Hendy, has taken it back to how it may have looked when first built, carrying out major structural repairs throughout, meticulously restoring every surface and internal fixture - yet reinventing the dust of history. Also emphatically autobiographical, the house challenges the conventions of traditional restoration make-over and Tudor interior, and looks beyond each room’s constraints and into its more conceptual and imaginative possibilities. This magical house lit by candle light, along with its secret garden filled with giant plants, is an experience like no other. Come and step into the pages of a Grimm’s Fairytale – you’ll be amazed.

Old Town Mortuary
The house has some secrets of its own, for up until the 1950s the rear wing was used as an undertaker’s workshop, cadavers being stored in the adjoining cellar room. Two elderly Hastings fisherman have recently recounted their memories about when as boys they would come to The Wilderness (as the area behind upper All Saints Street was known then) and peer through the back windows of the house to spot the bodies laid out, then run away. Entry: £3 per adult, £2 per child (under 18) Donation to OHPS.

12 noon approx
Opening of the ““A History of Hastings Fishing Heritage through Postcards”
exhibition at Hastings Fishermen’s Museum
Entrance free, donations to Fishermen’s Museum welcome.  Wheelchair accessible.

1pm to 3pm
Hastings Carnival Queen Sits for Portrait
Hastings History House, Courthouse Street
Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen Chloe sits for portrait by Juliette Dodd, the well-known local portrait artist

2pm
Fun & Music in Courthouse Street
An afternoon of live musical entertainment in Courthouse Street including the usual fun and frolics for Children and Adults alike, a free Film Show of Old Town films, a scintillating display by the Iceni Belly Dancers at 5.30pm. Followed by the Old Town Crier’s Competition at 6.15pm.  A High Street Traders event

2pm to 4pm
Summer Fete
Old Hastings House, 132 High Street
Entertainment and a variety of stalls – tombola, raffle, cakes, bric-a-brac and lots more
Donations welcome to Magdalen and Lasher Charity. Wheelchair accessible.
Donation to OHPS

2pm to 8pm
The “NEARLY” on the BEACH CONCERT
On the Stade Open Space.
Bands include : Doghouse, The Supersonics, Titus, Dr Savage, Highway and The Rockett Men. Collections will be taking place at the event and around the town in aid of the RNLI and other Sea related Charities. We are on The Stade this year so why not bring a deckchair or rug and get comfy for the afternoon.  Licensed Bar and BBQ on site (ALL PROFITS from these go to our charities). No dogs allowed (sorry) and no glass/alcohol/private barbeques can be brought onto The Stade.  This is a free event so please give generously to our collectors. 
With thanks to our main sponsor Osbourne Energy and also to Flamingo Park, Priory Meadow, French’s Skips, Picturemaps  and others for supporting us this year. Another High Street Traders Event.

1.45pm
Foyles Walk
Meet at Shipwreck Museum.

2.30 pm
Interesting Stuff About Historic Old Town -  Walk
Meet at West Hill Lift, George Street

3.30pm
Twittens and Cat Creeps Walk – meet at Shipwreck Museum.

6pm
St Mary Star of the Sea Church, High Street
Father Seamus and the congregation welcome you to Mass in this beautiful church.

6.15pm
Old Town Criers Competition
On the stage at Reeves Corner in High Street
The Annual Old Town Criers Competition.  Come and watch or have a go yourself and try to beat our reigning champion.  Men and Lady’s competitions with prizes.  Just turn up.  Free bottle of wine for every entrant.  Winner heads the Carnival Procession.  Another High Street Traders event

7. pm
Twilight Smugglers Walk
Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore.

7.30 pm
Hastings Horror Walk
Meet St Clements Church Steps.

Sunday 2nd August 2015
Exhibitions on all week
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10am to 1pm
Boot Sale, Stables Theatre Car Park, £5 a pitch to book contact
Anne Edwards 01424 719779. Bring a table and arrive before 9am.
Donation to OHPS

10am to 4pm
The Coastguard Station, Rock-a Nore Road
Open Day for East Sussex Coastguard Association (next to the car park) Refreshments available

11am
Stade Guided Walk
Meet at Lifeboat Station - free donations welcome details

11am
Two Very Special Streets Walk
Meet Winkle Island see

11am to 5pm
135 Open House– Living History
135 All Saints Street
Here’s another rare chance to see 135 All Saints Street, a 16th century merchant’s house and one of the most complete Tudor houses in the Old Town. (See details under Saturday 1st August)
Entry: £3 per adult, £2 per child (under 18).

11am to 5.30pm
Penny Lane Day
Courthouse Street
Courthouse Street becomes “Penny Lane” for the day, raising funds for the RNLI and other sea related charities.
Entertainment throughout the day with music, games, children’s fun, a grand raffle, a free Film Show of Old Town films, and a visit from Carnival Queen Chloe with her court during her tour around the Old Town. Carnival Queen Chloe will be presented with her portrait painted by Juliette Dodds by Cllr. Judy Rogers, Deputy Mayor of Hastings at 3.30pm followed by a cream tea on the stage.  Another High Street Traders Event

 

12noon to 2pm
Hastings Net Shops Museum

 

1.45 pm
Foyles Walk
Meet at Shipwreck Museum

2pm
The Phoenix Flyers
Winkle Island
A thrilling display of antics by the renowned Phoenix Flyers

2pm
Hastings Coastal Twirlers
The Stade
Hastings Coastal Twirlers give a display on the Stade.

2pm to 4.30pm
Lower Torfield Allotments Open Day
Lower Torfield, bottom of Old London Road.
Open day - Family picnic with BBQ and Raffle, entry by donation to OHPS. Come and see a very special allotment. Not suitable for wheelchairs.

 

2pm to 5pm
Open Garden at Elm Lodge
60 Old London Road.
Open Garden courtesy of Gwen and Michael Blandy.  Two acres of winding paths
leading to a wooded area ascending the West Hill with views to the East Hill.
Lawned area with herbaceous border and pond, containing koi carp and golden orfe. This is a garden still being developed.
Entrance £1.50 children free.  Pimms or juice £1 donation. Some garden seats available.  Not accessible for wheelchairs.

2pm to 7pm
The “NEARLY” on the BEACH CONCERT
On the Stade Open Space.
Bands include: Sean Henessey and Friends, Sam Calver, Cajun Dogs and the Blues Bro Show with DJ Bertie Bassett playing “all-sorts” of music during the band appearances.  Collections will be taking place at the event and around town in aid of the RNLI and other Sea related Charities.  We are sited on The Stade this year, why not bring a deckchair or rug and get comfy for the afternoon.  Licensed Bar and BBQ on site (ALL PROFITS from these go to our charities). No dogs allowed (sorry) and no glass/alcohol/private barbeques can be brought onto The Stade. This is a free event so please give generously to our collectors. 
With thanks to our main sponsor Osbourne Energy and also to Flamingo Park, Priory Meadow, French’s Skips, Picturemaps and others for supporting us this year. Another High Street Traders Event.

2.30pm
Coronation of Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen
On Winkle Island 
Followed by presentation of awards for Best Dressed Window in All Saints Street by Queen Chloe and her Princesses.

2.30pm
Pubs Past and Present Walk
Meet East Hill lift Rock-a-Nore Rd.

3pm
Coronation Procession Round Hastings Old Town
Follow the colourful procession from Winkle Island along the seafront, up High Street, stopping for a visit to “Penny Lane” and down All Saints Street and back to Winkle Island.  Procession to be headed by the Deputy Mayor of Hastings, Cllr. Judy Rogers and other local dignitaries, with the Carnival Queen and Princesses, The Phoenix Flyers, Hastings Coastal Twirlers and Section 5 Drummers.

3.30pm
Presentation of Portrait to Carnival Queen
Courthouse Street
Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen Chloe is presented with her Portrait painted by Juliette Dodd by Cllr Judy Rogers, Deputy Mayor of Hastings when she visits Courthouse Street on her tour of Hastings Old Town during her Coronation procession

3.30pm
Twittens and Cat Creeps Walk
Meet Shipwreck Museum

5pm
Spooky Old Town Walk 
meet at Winkle Island


Monday 3rd August 2015
Exhibitions on all week
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10.30am to 12 noon
Coffee morning with stalls
Crypt, St Mary Star of the Sea Church
Coffee Morning with stalls and raffle organised by the Community Club.  .
Free entry donations to OHPS welcome Wheelchair accessible through side door

11am
Stade Guided Walk
Meet at Lifeboat House

12noon to 3.00pm
Cheese & Wine Extravaganza
Courthouse Street
Have a real bumper Cheese and Wine lunch, including a plate of mixed cheese donated by Penbuckles in the High Street, with rolls sourced from Judges, your local baker.   To tempt your Continental palate, it will be washed down with a choice of red, rose or white wine.  Come and join your host, “Deeday”, our local Old Town Character.  All this for only £4.50 a head.   Another High Street Traders event. 

2pm to 3pm
Hastings Old Town Health Walk
Meet opposite the Jenny Lind, High Street
A walk through the Old Town, s

2pm to 3.30pm
Open Garden
Owlers Cottage, 104B High Street
Secluded and romantic walled garden in Old Town twitten.  Includes sunken rose garden and quirky wind sculpture.  Small table and plant sale.  Courtesy of Clive Richardson.  Entry £1.  Donation to OHPS.  Closed if wet due to slippery steps.

2.30 to 5pm
Organic Cream Tea
106 High Street, (entrance from Salters Lane) A delicious cream tea in the beautiful walled garden of the historic former Old Town Rectory. Courtesy of Craig and Jo Sams. Entrance price includes scone, jam, cream, unlimited tea and coffee (extra scones 50p). Raffle tickets available for sensational prizes donated by the beauty industry! All proceeds to Thrive with a donation to OHPS, Combine this with a rare opportunity to Visit the Secret Garden at  64 Croft Road see above

3pm
Exploring Lost Roads of the Old Town Walk
meet at Hastings History House
5pm
THE GREAT WHELK EATING COMPETITION
Courthouse Street
The 4th Annual Competition for the title of the “Hastings Champion Whelk Eater”.  Give a fiver donation to Hastings Lifeboat and try your luck at breaking the time record for eating a pint of fresh Hastings Whelks.  The Winner receives an engraved Cup and Crown to be held for one year.  Sponsored by White Seafood & Steak Bar. Another High Street Traders event

5pm to 7pm
Pimms on the Terrace
The Old Rectory, Harold Road (next to All Saints Church).
Enjoy your Pimms in our beautiful walled garden £5.
Donations to OHPS and another Charity.

5.30pm
SEABOOT RACE
Courthouse Street
In memory of Peter Trickett, an Old Towner who died in 2002.  Fastest runner wearing Seaboots and a top hat along the length of Courthouse Street, round a lobster pot and back.  Timed Certificates presented to all entrants.  Adult and Children’s races. The winner is presented with Peter Trickett’s walking stick, to be held for one year.  Sponsored by John Bray Estate Agent and White’s Seafood & Steak House.  Another High Street Traders event.  Followed by the Grand Charity Auction on Reeves Corner.

From 6.30 pm
Old Town Treasure Trail
Register at Winkle Island by 6.30pm finish at the Lord Nelson
Fancy dress a must! Teams race round the Old Town with collecting boxes to find
answers to questions, which are all in pubs, of course! Why not take part in a
tradition of Old Town Carnival Week – all great fun!  Prizes for all!
Raising funds for charity. 

7.00pm (approx)
Grand Charity Auction (follows seaboot race)
Reeves Corner, High Street.
Grand Auction of gifts donated by Old Town traders.  All sold with no reserves, so you are sure of a bargain.  Auctioneers: Ian Porter & Deeday.  Raising funds for local good causes.  Thank you to our local traders who donated all the lots.  Another High Street Traders event.

7.30pm
Concert
All Saints Church
Stephen Disley from Southwark Cathedral will play an exciting concert on the 1878 Father Willis organ. (Assisted wheelchair access from Tackleway via side door). Tickets: £8 at the door.

7.pm
Hastings Horror Walk
Meet at St Clements Church steps opposite Swan Gardens, High Street.

Tuesday 4th August 2015
Exhibitions on all week
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10.30am to 1pm
Coffee, Tea and a Slice of Cake
Swan House, 1 Hill Street £5
Donations towards a birthing clinic in Nepal and OHPS

 

10 am
Walk with John Shirlaw “Exploring the Architecture of All Saints Street” starts with an introduction in Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street..

11am – 1pm
Tours of the Tower, All Saints Church
See the newly found mystery carving, possibly Saxon. Warning steep, dusty steps unsuitable for those with mobility or breathing difficulties. Donations to Church funds.

11am
Stade Guided Walk – meet at Lifeboat Station.

11am
Interesting stuff about Historic Old Town Walk
meet at West Hill Lift, George Street.

11am to 2pm
Open Day Hastings Lifeboat Station
Look over the boats and the station

12 to 2.30pm
Hot and Cold Buffet Lunch organised by Old Town Rainbows.
All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Street.
Hot and cold buffet lunch with a choice of either meat, cheese or quiche served with a selection of about 15 different home-made salads, and a choice of a roll/bread or potatoes, including tea/coffee or a soft drink £4.50.  Desserts are also available.  Wheelchair accessible.
Raising money for St Clements Night Church. Donation to OHPS

1.45pm
Twittens and Cat Creeps Walk
Meet at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road

2pm to 5pm
Open Garden at Elm Lodge
60 Old London Road.
Open Garden courtesy of Gwen and Michael Blandy.  Two acres of winding paths
leading to a wooded area ascending the West Hill with views to the East Hill.
Lawned area with herbaceous border and pond, containing koi carp and golden orfe.
This is a garden still being developed. Entrance £1.50 children free.  Pimms or juice £1 donation. 
Some garden seats available.  Not accessible for wheelchairs.

 

2.30pm
Original Old Hastings Preservation Society Old Town Walk
Meet at 2.30pm at the top station of West Hill Lift

3.30 pm
Foyles Walk
Meet at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Rd.

 

4.30pm
Illustrated talk
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street
“The Life and Times of Catherine Cookson” with Siân Trevellion.
Tickets £2.50 refreshments available.

5.30pm to dusk
Bike Race
Crown Lane
Pedal power alone!  All welcome, just turn up and pay a donation to the starter.
The Bike Race has no organisers. The timekeepers, flagman and all other helpers
turn up year after year to make the event happen. It is not advisable to bring dogs
to this event and young children should be under the supervision of adults.
Tush and Pat’s famous Fishermen’s Rolls available at the Bike Race. Please give
generously to the “bucket rattlers” collecting for local charities and good causes.

From 6pm
Mad Jacks Morris Dancing
at Winkle Island and in various locations around the Old Town
Donations to OHPS

6.30pm
Blessing of the Animals
All Saints Church
All creatures great and small warmly welcomed. Come and celebrate the joy and love of our pets. Please make sure they are under control and well behaved.

7 pm
Spooky Old Town Walk
Meet at Winkle Island

Wednesday 5th August 2015
Exhibitions on all week
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10.30am not in Programme
FREE OHPS Early Bird Special guided walk around Hastings Old Town.
Starting at the TOP station of the West Hill lift.

11am to 4 pm
Brewery Tour
Old Town Brewery Torfield Cottage, 8 Old London Road.
Tours will take place half-hourly from 11 am.
We invite you to come and sample the real ales and have a look at the brewery,
re-located from the First In Last Out pub in the High Street. 
Donations for the Seaview charity.

11am to 1pm
Coffee Morning
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street.
Come and enjoy a coffee and browse our exhibitions and some of our archive material or play Linco Lingo with Bruce Nichol new topics, cash prizes suitable for all ages.

12 noon to 2 pm
Ploughman’s Lunch
Crypt, St Mary Star of the Sea. Bourne entrance
Ploughman’s Lunch Tickets £5 at door or in advance from Catholic Ladies Group.. Proceeds to St Mary Star of the Sea, Donation to OHPS.  Wheelchair accessible.

2pm to 4pm
Open Garden
Owlers Cottage, 104B High Street.
Secluded and romantic walled garden in Old Town twitten.  Includes sunken rose garden and quirky wind sculpture.  Small table and plant sale.  Courtesy of Clive Richardson.  Entry £1.  Donation to OHPS.  Closed if wet due to slippery steps.

2.30 pm
Two Very Special Streets Walk
Meet at Winkle Island, Rock-a-Nore Road

 

4pm
A Literary Stroll over the East Hill
Meet at the lower East Hill Lift station

6pm onwards
Winkle Clubs Annual Putting Competition
Adventure Golf, Marine Parade.
Concessionary fees
Open to all with trophies for winning Lady / Gent and Junior. Money raised to Hastings Winkle Club for local good causes.
 

 

7pm for 7.30pm to 8 pm start
Pram Race
Register at The Cutter Pub, on the seafront opposite the boating lake, by 6pm on Tuesday 4th August
Get your team together for a great night (with decorated pram, of course!) that’s often described as one of the best in Old Town Week!
Lots of money is raised for local charities by the teams who enter in this pub crawl.  Each team has their own theme and they decorate their pram and teams accordingly.  Due to the ever increasing size of this event, all teams must now be entered by 6pm on Tuesday 4th  August at The Cutter Pub.  To be considered for judging, teams must arrive by 7pm, with the start time of the race to be between 7.30-8pm.  This is a strictly over 18’s event.  Any questions please call 01424-272099. Proceeds to H.O.T.Carnival Association.

 

7pm
Hastings Horror Walk
Meet St Clements Church steps

Thursday 6th August 2015
Exhibitions on all week
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10am
Outside the Wall Walk meet at History House.

10.30 am  to 4.30 pm
Open Garden with Tea and Cakes
8 High Street. Visit this extraordinary and award winning Old Town Garden featuring tropical and exotic plants with feature fountain and gazebo. Fabulous views towards the East Hill and plenty of comfortable seating to enjoy tea and home made cakes. Courtesy of Mags and David Ivatts. Entry charge is £5 to include tea and cake, in support of Hastings Borough Bonfire Society, donation to OHPS.

10.45am Tour of the Stables Theatre and Arts Centre,
The Bourne, also at 11.45 and 12.45
The theatre building dates back to 1746 and has been a theatre since 1959 - come and here hour it all began. Tour includes backstage (where possible). Donations to OHPS. Enquiries Box Office 01424 423221.

11.45 am Tour of the Stables Theatre and Arts Centre,
The Bourne, see 10.45 for details

12.45 am Tour of the Stables Theatre and Arts Centre,
The Bourne, see 10.45 for details

2.30pm
Original Old Hastings Preservation Society Old Town Walk
Meet at 2.30pm at the top station of West Hill Lift.

2.30pm
Old Town Graveyards Walk
Meet at Stables Theatre Car Park.

5.30pm to 6pm
The Class Choir
Butler’s Gap, George Street. The Class Choir invites you to listen to our wide range of popular music.
Donations to OHPS

6.pm
Twilight Smugglers Walk
Meet at Shipwreck Museum

6.30pm to 7pm
Sound Waves Community Choir
Butler’s Gap, George Street.
Come and listen to The Sound Waves Community Choir singing a mix of Pop, Rock and Blues as a warm up for the Street Party. Donations to OHPS.

7pm to 11pm
High Street Traders Street Party CANCELLED

8pm
Electric Palace Cinema, High Street
Details from www.electricpalacecinema.com

7 pm
Pubs Past and Present Walk
Meet at East Hill Lift, Rock-a-Nore Road.

 8.30pm
Spooky Old Town Walk
Meet Winkle Island, Rock-a-Nore Road

Friday 7th August 2015
Exhibitions on all week
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10 am to 12 noon
Coffee morning and Open Garden
Garden Cottage, Croft Road
Coffee and Cakes in a small courtyard garden, limited bench seating. Courtesy of Ann Novotny
Entrance fee £3. Donations Parkinson’s Society and OHPS.

10.15 am - 11.15am
Local Country Market
All Saints Hall, top of All Saints Street
Selling home baked goods, including bread, biscuits, cakes, cheesecake, scones, pies, savouries and vegetarian meals. Also preserves, eggs, honey, plants, flowers, vegetables and fruit in season. Craft items also available.
Tea or Coffee and a slice of cake or a scone only £1.
Very high quality food at very reasonable prices.  Come and try us. Donation to OHPS

10.45 am
Tour of the Stables Theatre and Arts Centre, The Bourne, also at 11.45 and 12.45
The theatre building dates back to 1746 and has been a theatre since 1959 - come and here hour it all began. Tour includes backstage (where possible). Donations to OHPS. Enquiries Box Office 01424 423221.

11 am
Stade Walk
Meet at the Lifeboat House walk free donations welcome

11 am
“Punch and Judy at Home” - (performances at noon and 3pm)
Half Sovereign Cottage, Rock a Nore. [Next to the Fishermen’s Museum]
A real, live Punch & Judy show! No marionettes, no puppets, but PEOPLE.
Collection for Fishermen’s Museum and OHPS.

11.45 am
Tour of the Stables Theatre and Arts Centre, The Bourne, also at 12.45
For details see 10.45

12 Noon
“Punch and Judy at Home” - (other performances at 11am and 3pm)
Half Sovereign Cottage, Rock a Nore.
A real, live Punch & Judy show! No marionettes, no puppets, but PEOPLE.
Collection for Fishermen’s Museum and OHPS.

12 noon to 2.30pm
Cheese and Wine Lunch
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street.
Local cheeses from Penbuckles. Great value at £6. Organised by the Old Hastings Preservation Society. Join us for a convivial lunch  and get your raffle tickets for our fundraising draw with Cash and other prizes to win. The draw is on Sat 9th at 4pm.

12.45 pm
Tour of the Stables Theatre and Arts Centre, The Bourne, also at 12.45
For details see 10.45

2 pm to 5pm
Open Garden
Strawberry Cottage, 36 Tackleway.
Visit this beautiful secluded garden courtesy of Don Brant and enjoy a glass of Bucks Fizz.  Entry £1 for OHPS. 
Regret not accessible for wheelchairs as 3 steps down into the garden.

2.30 pm onwards
“Loose Ends”
Band plays on the Stage at Reeves Corner, Courthouse Street.
Two hours of entertainment by the popular local band.

2.30pm
Interesting Stuff about the Historic Old Town Walk
Meet at West Hill Lift, George Street.

3pm
“Punch and Judy at Home” - (earlier performances at 11am and noon)
Half Sovereign Cottage, Rock a Nore.
A real, live Punch & Judy show! No marionettes, no puppets, but PEOPLE.
Collection for Fishermen’s Museum and OHPS.

4pm to 6pm
Winkle Tossing
Winkle Island
The ancient game of Winkle tossing, see how successful you are at tossing winkles into various sized container.Entry fees £1 adults 50p under 13s.
Raising fund for Winkle Club Charities.

4.30pm
Illustrated Talk  Sheila Kaye Smith – Always a Writer by Christine Hayward
at Hastings History House.

4.30 to 6.30pm
Old Town Carnival Week Last Supper
Courthouse Street
A Bangers & Mash Blow out !!  -  only £5.50 from your local specialists “Bitesize Catering”.  For the First Time Ever – a Street Party with a Twist.  Have 3 succulent local homemade Pork Sausages with creamy mashed potato, baked beans and rich onion gravy and an optional bottle of French Beer.  Only 100 seats available, so it’s best to book in advance.  Tickets from The History House or from The Cobblers in the High Street. Another High Street Traders event.

7pm Concert St Clements Church.

7 pm
Twilight Smugglers Walk
Meet at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore

7 pm
Pubs Past and Present Walk
Meet at the East Hill Lift

7.30pm Cancelled
Original Old Town Ghost Walk
Meet at Butlers Gap, [Chessboard] George Street

8.30 pm
Spooky Old Town Walk
Meet at Winkle Island, Rock-a-Nore Road

 

Saturday 8th August 2015 - Hastings Old Town Carnival Day
Exhibitions on all week
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10am to 2pm
Craft Fair and Refreshments
St Clements Church
An art and craft fair inside the beautifully restored medieval church of St Clements, one of the oldest buildings in Hastings; Funds raised today will go to its upkeep. Refreshments provided throughout. For more details or to enquire about stall availability please call Vanessa or Kevin on 01424 444483.

10am to 5pm
Open Net Shop and display of Nets and Pots.
Rock-a-Nore Road
Talk to Mick Barrow about fishing past and present; look at the photo album on the different boats he sailed on and maybe learn to mend a net.
Donations to Prostate Cancer UK.

1pm to 3pm (not in printed programme)
The Happy Endings will be playing outside the Hastings & St Leonards Sea Angling Club (small angling club)

11am
Stade Guided Walk
Meet at Lifeboat House.

11am
A Tale of Two Very Special Streets walk
Meet Winkle Island, Rock-a-Nore-Road.

 

1.45pm
Twittens and Cat Creeps Walk
Meet Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road

Saturday 8th August 2015 - Hastings Old Town Carnival Day                    
 Entertainment
Times are approximate and there will be breaks in the shows
Winkle Island:-
                Invicta Jazz Orchestra                                                                                                          -               12 - 1pm &  2 - 3pm

Butlers Gap:–
                Hotshots Dance Le Roc & The Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers                                        -               1pm - 3pm

The Stade Open Space:-
                Carnival Court & visiting Courts courtesy to VIP’s & judging                                      -               2pm
                Majorettes & Cheerleaders display & judging                                                               -               2.30pm

Bottom of Harold Road:-
               Local band ‘Loose Ends United’         3 – 5pm

2.30 pm
Old Town Graveyards Walk
Meet at Stables Theatre Car park

2.30pm
Original Old Hastings Preservation Society Old Town Walk
Meet at 2.30pm at the top station of West Hill Lift

3.30pm
Foyle’s Walk
Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore.

4pm
Hastings History House Grand Raffle Draw
Tickets are on sale to raise money towards the installation of a lift. Tickets £1 each, with a cash prize of £50. The Winner will be drawn at 4pm today - don’t miss your chance to win.

6pm
St Mary Star of the Sea Church High Street.
Father Seamus and the congregation welcome you to Mass in this beautiful church.

5 pm
Carnival Procession
Grand Carnival Procession
From Rock-a-Nore Car Park
The parade assembly is in Rock-a-Nore Road from 4.30pm.

Carnival Entry Forms are available from:
Cobblers to the Old Town, High Street, Penbuckles, High Street, and Hastings History House
or can be downloaded from HERE
Entry forms must be returned by noon, Friday 7th August by email to: paulinelindsay01@btinternet.com or delivered by hand to Cobblers to the Old Town, High Street, Penbuckles, High Street or Hastings History House.

1.30pm:            assembly at Rock-a-Nore Car Park
2.45pm:            deadline for registration
3pm:                 judging starts [arrivals after 3pm must register but will not be judged and can join the procession]
5pm                  Parade starts at Rock-a-Nore Road
Dusk                 Fireworks from the Castle

9pm to 1am Night Church at St Clements
St Clements Church will be open after carnival - to be quiet, to pray, to chat. Tea and Coffee.

 

Sunday 9th August 2015
Exhibitions on all week
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10am to 4pm (not in printed programme)
Winkle Island pop-up fete
The Winkle Club will be holding a pop up fete with music, games, side shows and fun with prizes to be won on Winkle Island - There's even a head and beard shave at 2 pm! Any other volunteers ??? Contact Richard, Hastings 443906 or Mob.:0784 9227 009 or Ian ianporter@frognal.net

Stade Guided Walk
Meet at Lifeboat House

12pm to 5pm
Open Garden
The Beacon Garden Party 67-68 St Mary’s Terrace TN34 3LS
You are welcome to join us for this celebration; Lunches and Teas, home-made cakes, live music, open submission art show. Unfortunately the garden is not fully wheelchair accessible, but there is a ramp from the car park into the garden area and we are willing to help. Please call 01424 431305.
Entry donation of £2 half of which will go to OHPS.

1.45pm
Foyle’s Walk
Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore

2.30pm
Pubs Past and Present Walk
Meet at East Hill Lift, Rock-a-Nore Road.

3pm to 4pm
Piano Recital by Howard Southern
at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Bohemia Road, TN34 1ET
Chopin: Ballade No 3, Op. 47
Prokofiev: Sonata No 4, Op. 29
Debussy/Gryaznov:
Prélude de l’après midi d’un faune
Albéniz: Iberia, Book 2: ‘Triana’

Tickets £6 available from Hastings History House in advance or on the door
In aid of OHPS

3.30pm
Twittens and Cat Creeps Walk
Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore

5pm
Hastings Horror Walk
Meet at St Clements Steps, off High Street

6pm to 7pm
Songs of Praise
In St Clements Church
You are invited to join in singing “Songs of Praise”. 

6.30 pm
Spooky Old Town Walk
Meet at Winkle Island, Rock-a-Nore Road

Exhibitions on all week
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