Hastings Old Town Carnival Association
HASTINGS OLD TOWN CARNIVAL WEEK
PROGRAMME 2016

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CALLING ALL LOCAL ENTERTAINERS.....
CAN YOU SING - either on your own, with a friend, or a small group?
PERHAPS YOU CAN DANCE, tell jokes or even read poetry? Whatever you like doing - would you like to try performing on a stage? Well, if so, we can help. Between 29 July - 7 August, during Old Town Carnival Week, the stage at Reeves Corner (opposite The Jenny Lind, in High Street) will be available for you to come along and showcase your talents!
If you feel this could be for you, we would love to hear from you.....all you need to do is call Ian Porter on 07974081582, or email him at:ianporter@frognal.net, giving brief details of your act, and when you would like to come along and use the stage, he will give you all the details. So, we are looking forward to hearing from you very soon...........! (This item is not in the printed programme)

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Friday 29th July 2016

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5.30pm
JUDGING THE BEST DRESSED WINDOW IN ALL SAINTS STREET
This year’s theme: “”1066 & All That” A local team of VIP’s will visit All Saints Street to select a Winner and 2 Runners Up. The Winners Certificates will be presented at 3.30pm on Tuesday 2nd August by Carnival Queen Hannah, on the Stage at Reeves Corner.  An OHPS Event

6.30pm
OLD TOWN CRIERS COMPETITION
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
The Annual Old Town Criers Competition.  Come and watch or have a go yourself and try to beat the reigning champion.  Men & Ladies competition.  Prizes of Case of Wine for both Lady and Gentleman winners.  Men and Ladies competition.  A High Street Traders Event

 

Saturday 30th July 2016

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All Day
ENTERTAINMENT
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
Watch the stage on Reeves Corner for pop-up music and entertainment – A High Street Trader’s Event

10am to 1.30pm
PARISH GIFT DAY
St Clements Church. Refreshments available. Visit this unique historic building, recently restored. Wheelchair access by the west door.

From 10.30am
GARDEN SALE
at Swan Avenue TN34 3HX.Bric-a-Brac and Garden Sale Bargains Galore.
Entry free - Donation to OHPS welcome

10.30am
TUG-O-WAR
Outside Lifeboat Station, The Stade. Teams of 8 men or 8 women £20 per team. Entry forms can be had from The Anchor, George Street.
Enquiries to 07967 964460 or 07891 557663.

10.30am-4.30pm
OLD TOWN SUMMER SHOPPING
Stade Hall, Rock-a-Nore Road,
Free entry to visitors.
Our popular events return to Hastings for a second year! We are inviting new and existing exhibitors to join us at our Market on Saturday 30th July. Stalls are £30 for an indoor trading position in the busy Old Town of Hastings. The venue benefits from excellent passing footfall.We welcome bakers, artisans, crafters and businesses to attend.
Email info@khinfinityevents.co.uk for more information
11am
STADE GUIDED WALK
Meet at Hastings Fishermen’s Museum - free donations welcome details page
12 noon to 2.00pm
CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT
The Stade Open Space
Entertainment for the children along with a performance by the Hastings Coastal Twirlers and the Grand Coronation of the Carnival Queen.  A High Street Traders Event

11.50am
HASTINGS COASTAL TWIRLERS
The Stade Open Space
Hastings Coastal Twirlers give a 20 minute display in front of the Stage at the “Nearly on” The Beach Concert.  A High Street Traders Event

12.30pm
CORONATION OF HASTINGS OLD TOWN CARNIVAL QUEEN
On Stade Open Space 
The Queen Hannah’s Coronation Ceremony will take place on the Stage of the “Nearly on” The Beach Concert with the Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd, MP and Brother Aelred Partridge officiating.  A Hastings Old Town Carnival Assn. Event

2pm approx
OPENING OF THE“A BIRDS-EYE VIEW OF HASTINGS FISHING BEACH AND COASTLINE”
exhibition at Hastings Fishermen’s Museum
Entrance free, donations to Fishermen’s Museum welcome.  Wheelchair accessible.

From 1.20pm
OPENING CEREMONY PROCESSION ROUND HASTINGS OLD TOWN
Follow the colourful procession from Winkle Island to the High Street, stopping at The History House in Courthouse Street for the Rt Hon. Amber Rudd, MP to open the new Exhibition “Sixty Years of Carnival” and “The Lost Roads of Hastings” and then back up the High Street and down All Saints Street to Rock a Nore Road, turning left and on to the Fishermen’s Museum to raise the Union Flag on the flagstaff and for The High Sheriff of East Sussex, Michael Foster, DL. to declare the Old Town Carnival Week 2016 “Open”.   Procession to be headed by the Mayor of Hastings, Cllr Judy Rogers and other local dignitaries, with the Carnival Queen and Princesses, Hastings Coastal Twirlers and Section 5 Drummers.  An OHPS Event

2pm to 8pm
The “NEARLY” on the BEACH CONCERT
pOn the Stade Open Space. (following the Children’s Entertainment)
Bands include: ZACHERY DOGWOOD, SARAH G & THE OTHER 3, SWAMPTOWN, The MARTIN BLACKMAN BAND and STAX of MOTOWN.  Collections in aid of Hastings RNLI, Pett Level Rescue Boat and Hastings Sea Cadets will be taking place on site and around the town. THIS IS A FREE EVENT, SO PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY.   We are on The Stade again this year, so why not bring a deckchair or rug and get comfy for the afternoon.  Licensed Bar, Catering and more on site. (ALL PROFITS from these to go to our charities).  No dogs allowed (sorry) and no glass or alcohol can be brought on to the Stade. With thanks to our generous Sponsors who are supporting us again this year.  Another High Street Traders Event

2pm to 4pm
SUMMER FETE
Old Hastings House, 132 High Street
Entertainment, raffle, strawberries and cream, bottle stall and children’s stall and much more.
Entry by donations in aid of the Residents Fund Old Hastings House.
Wheelchair accessible.
Donation to OHPS

3.30pm FOYLES WALK
Meet at Shipwreck Museum. see page ??

6pm
MASS AT ST MARY STAR OF THE SEA
High Street
Father Seamus and the congregation welcome you to Mass in this beautiful church.

6.45pm
TWILIGHT SMUGGLERS WALK
Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore. See walks page ???

 

Sunday 31st July 2016

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All Day
ENTERTAINMENT
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
Watch the stage on Reeves Corner for pop-up music and entertainment
 A High Street Trader’s Event

10am Father Seamus and the congregation welcome you to Mass in the beautiful St Mary Star of the Sea Church

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.
Event in aid of Stables Theatre, donation to OHPS

10am Celebration Eucharist
Come and join us in our historic St. Clements Church, you will be welcome. Wheelchair access from west door.

10am to 4pm  not in printed programme
"Marketplace" at the Roebuck Centre on Roebuck Street

11.30am Father Seamus and the congregation welcome you to Mass in the beautiful St Mary Star of the Sea Church

1am 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 Hastings Fishermen’s Museum - free donations welcome details page….

11am to 2pm
HASTINGS NET SHOPS MUSEUM
Text as last year on Sun 29/7

12 noon to 1.00pm
CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT
The Stade Open Space
Lots of fun for the children with lots of entertainment.  A High Street Trader’s Event

12noon to 3.30pm
LOWER TORFIELD ALLOTMENTS OPEN DAY
Lower Torfield, bottom of Old London Road.
Open day - Family picnic with BBQ and Raffle, entry by donation. Come and see a very special allotment. Not suitable for wheelchairs.

1pm to 2pm
AN HOUR WITH DJ: WENDY MAY
The Stade Open Space
Come and listen to your favourite DJ  WENDY MAY.  A High Street Traders Event

1pm to 3pm
HASTINGS CARNIVAL QUEEN SITS FOR PORTRAIT
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, Courthouse Street
Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen Hannah sits for portrait by Juliette Dodd, the well-known local portrait artist

1.30 pm
FOYLES WALK
Meet at Shipwreck Museum see page … for details

2pm to 7pm
The “NEARLY” on the BEACH CONCERT
On the Stade Open Space.
Bands include: THE CAVEMEN, THE DO-THEYS, THE TABS & SWING STREET.  Collections in aid of Hastings RNLI, Pett Level Rescue Boat and Hastings Sea Cadets will be taking place on site and around the town. THIS IS A FREE EVENT, SO PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY.   We are on The Stade again this year, so why not bring a deckchair or rug and get comfy for the afternoon.  Licensed Bar, Catering and more on site. (ALL PROFITS from these to go to our charities).  No dogs allowed (sorry) and no glass or alcohol can be brought on to the Stade. With thanks to our generous Sponsors who are supporting us again this year.  Another High Street Traders Event

3.15pm
TWITTENS AND CAT CREEPS WALK
Meet Shipwreck Museum see page … for details

7.30
Hastings Ghost Walk
Meet Chess Square, Butler’s Gap, George Street see page… for details


Monday 1st August 2016

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All Day
ENTERTAINMENT
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
Watch the stage on Reeves Corner for pop-up music and entertainment – A High Street Trader’s Event

10am onwards.
STREET MARKET
Courthouse Street – come along and grab a bargain.

11am
STADE GUIDED WALK
Meet at Fishermen’s Museum free donations welcome see walks page ???

10.30am to 12.30pm
COFFEE MORNING WITH STALLS
Crypt, St Mary Star of the Sea Church
Coffee Morning with stalls Bric a Brac, Books, Cakes, nearly New Clothes and raffle organised by the Community Club. Coffee/tea and biscuit 50p.
Free entry - in aid of Old Town Churches with a donation to OHPS. Wheelchair accessible through side door

12noon onwards
CHEESE & WINE EXTRAVAGANZA
Courthouse Street
Have a real bumper Cheese and Wine lunch, including a plate of mixed French cheeses with French bread sourced from Judges, your local baker. To tempt your Continental palate it will be washed down with a complimentary choice of red, rose or white wine or a bottle of water.  All this for £4.50 a head. For the connoisseur, have a glass of port with stilton which has been donated by The Jenny Lind and Penbuckles in the High Street – for another £3.50  Come and join your hosts, Peter & Jo.  Another High Street Traders event raising funds for local Charities and Good Causes.  

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 Friary Gardeners and the Refugee Community Kitchen with a donation to OHPS.

2pm
EXPLORING LOST ROADS OF THE OLD TOWN WALK
meet at Hastings History House see page /

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

6.00pm
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. 

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 Macmillan Cancer Support.  

7.30pm
CONCERT
All Saints Church, All Saints Street

Timothy Wakerell, Assistant Organist New College Oxford, will play an exciting concert on the 1878 Father Willis organ, with music by J.S.Bach, Reger and Franck (Assisted wheelchair access from Tackleway via side door). Tickets: £8 at the door. In aid of All Saints Organ Fund
Tuesday 2nd August 2016

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NB for tomorrows Pram Race please register today by 6 pm at the Cutter

All Day
ENTERTAINMENT
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
Watch the stage on Reeves Corner for pop-up music and entertainment – A High Street Trader’s Event

10 am
WALK WITH JOHN SHIRLAW “EXPLORING THE ARCHITECTURE OF HILL STREET AND THE CROFT” starts with an introduction in Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street..See page?? pic right

10am to 1pm
COFFEE MORNING AND OPEN GARDEN
Garden Cottage, Croft Road
Coffee and Cake in a small courtyard garden. Cakes and greetings cards for sale, raffle, limited bench seating. Courtesy of Ann Novotny
Entrance fee £3. In aid of the Two Towers Trust, donation to OHPS.

10.30am – 12.30pm
TOURS OF THE TOWER,
All Saints Church
The popular tours of the belfry will happen again this year. See the ringing chamber and the bells. Also a chance to see the mysterious recently discovered graffiti that may be of Saxon origin and the earliest Christian artefact in the town. There are steep dusty stairs, entry is at your own risk and you will be asked to sign an indemnity. Donations to the Two Towers Trust.

11am
STADE GUIDED WALK – meet at The Fishermen’s Museum, free donations welcome
See walks page ???

11am to 2pm
OPEN DAY HASTINGS LIFEBOAT STATION
Look over the boats and the station with full access subject to operations.
Donations to Hastings RNLI

11.30 to 2pm
HOT AND COLD BUFFET LUNCH
All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Street.
 organised by 2nd Hastings Rainbows.
Hot and cold buffet lunch with a choice of either meat, cheese or quiche, one visit to the extensive salad bar featuring a selection of about 15 different home-made dishes, and a choice of a roll/bread or potatoes, including tea/coffee or a soft drink £5.  Desserts are also available.  Wheelchair accessible.Raising money for St Clements Night Church and Xtracts. Donation to OHPS

1.30 pm
FOYLES WALK
Meet at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Rd. see page??

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 £1. 50 or juice £1 donation. 
Some garden seats available.  Not accessible for wheelchairs.

2.30pm
ORIGINAL OLD TOWN WALK
OLD HASTINGS PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Meet at 2.30pm at the top station of West Hill Lift see walks page ???

3.15pm
TWITTENS AND CAT CREEPS WALK
Meet at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road see page?

3.30pm
PRESENTATION OF PORTRAIT TO CARNIVAL QUEEN
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen Hannah is presented with her Portrait by Juliette Dodd, the well known portrait artist, followed by the Carnival Queen presenting Certificates to the winners of the Best Dressed windows in All Saints Street.  (judging took place on the previous Friday).

4.30pm
ILLUSTRATED TALK
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street
“Let’s go Hop Picking” with Christine Hayward
Tickets £3 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.

6.30pm
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
St Clements 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.

7.30
Hastings Ghost Walk
Meet Chess Square, Butler’s Gap, George Street see page… for details

Wednesday 3rd August 2016

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All Day
ENTERTAINMENT
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
Watch the stage on Reeves Corner for pop-up music and entertainment – A High Street Trader’s Event.

10am onwards.
STREET MARKET
Courthouse Street – come along and grab a bargain.

10.45 am to 12 noon
TOURS OF THE STABLES THEATRE AND ARTS CENTRE
The Bourne,
The theatre building dates back to 1746 and has been a theatre since 1959 - come and hear how it all began. Tour includes backstage (where possible). Donations to OHPS. Enquiries Box Office 01424 423221.

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 topics Piers of the World and Hastings Celebrities of the Past, entertaining and informative, cash prizes suitable for all ages.

12 noon to 2pm
MEDITERRANEAN LUNCH
All Saints Church Hall
New for 2016. The Two Towers Trust – the charity raising funds to help maintain Hastings Old Town’s two magnificent medieval churches – is organising a Mediterranean lunch. All profits to The Two Towers Trust.

4pm
A Literary and Artistic Stroll over the East Hill
Meet at the lower East Hill Lift station see page.. for details

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 2nd 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 2nd 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.

 

Thursday 4th August 2016

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All Day
ENTERTAINMENT
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
Watch the stage on Reeves Corner for pop-up music and entertainment – A High Street Trader’s Event.

10am
DANDIES AND DRAGOONS WALK
meet at History House. See page??

10am to 12 noon
COFFEE MORNING
Isobel Blackman Centre, Winding Street in aid of Hastings Lifeboats.

10am to 3 pm
CRAFT FAIR & CREAM TEA
All Saints Hall, All Saints Street
CRAFTIES HAND MADE CRAFTS
Cream teas to include scone, jam, cream, butter,
and a hot drinks from £2.50
Cake stall
Raising money for Xtract

10.45 am to 12 noon
TOURS OF THE STABLES THEATRE AND ARTS CENTRE
The Bourne,
The theatre building dates back to 1746 and has been a theatre since 1959 - come and hear how it all began. Tour includes backstage (where possible). Donations to OHPS. Enquiries Box Office 01424 423221.

11am to 6.30pm
GRAND CHARITY AUCTION VIEWING
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
Come along and view all the items donated by Old Town Traders.  All to be sold with No Reserve at 6.30pm.  A High Street Traders Event. 

2.30pm
ORIGINAL OLD TOWN WALK
Old Hastings Preservation Society
Meet at 2.30pm at the top station of West Hill Lift.
See walks page ???

3.30pm
TWITTENS AND CAT CREEPS WALK
Meet Shipwreck Museum see page … for details.

5pm
THE GREAT WHELK EATING COMPETITION
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
The 5th 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 a unique Crown which is currently held by a member of the Hastings Lifeboat Crew - to be held for one year.  Sponsored by White Seafood & Steak Bar. Another High Street Traders event

6.30pm
GRAND CHARITY AUCTION  On the Stage, 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.

6.30pm to 7pm
SOUND WAVES COMMUNITY CHOIR
Butler’s Gap, George Street.                                                              
Come and listen to The Sound Waves Community Choir singing a variety of well-known songs. Donations to OHPS.

7.00pm to 11.00pm
LIVE MUSIC
Outside the First In, Last Out pub In the High Street

7.30pm to 9pm
DANCING
Starting at Winkle Island
Mad Jacks Morris will be performing at various locations around the Old Town
Donation to OHPS.

7.30pm to 9pm
DANCING
Starting at The Stag, moving to Winkle Island and George Street
Hannah’s Cat Morris who practice in the Old Town every Thursday will be dancing
Collecting for Hannah’s Cat Morris, donation to OHPS.

7.30pm to 9.30pm
THE HASTINGS PEOPLE’S TAPESTRY
St Clements Church.
The tapestry is part of the 950th celebrations of the Battle of Hastings. The aim is for people to make a small panel of themselves and these will be sewn together to be displayed in St Clements Church [hopefully for the next 950 years]. There will be an official opening on Sunday 16th October 16th. There will also be a digital archive.
Charge for a panel £5 in aid of St Clements Church.

7.30pm
THE STABLES THEATRE
The Bourne
Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at the Stables Theatre, tickets from Box Office open Monday to Saturday 10.30 to 1pm
Phone 01424 423221.

 

Friday 5th August 2016

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Please note Entry forms for the Carnival Procession must be returned by Friday 5th August by email to: Ion Castro, 119 Braybrooke Road, Hastings TN34 1TQ or by Email to: carnival@1066.net or delivered by hand by Friday 5th August to Cobblers to the Old Town, High Street, Penbuckles, High Street or Hastings History House, Courthouse Street.

ALL DAY ENTERTAINMENT
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
Watch the stage on Reeves Corner for pop-up live music and entertainment – A High Street Trader’s Event

10am
LOCAL COUNTRY MARKET
All Saints Hall, top of All Saints Street
Selling home savouries, cakes, bread, biscuits, preserves; also eggs, plants, flowers, vegetables and fruit + Craft items. Free entry. Donation to OHPS

11 am
STADE WALK
Meet at the Fishermen’s Museum walk free donations welcome,see page…..

11 am and 12 noon.
“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 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 £50 cash prize to be won. The draw is on Sat 6th at 4pm.

2 pm to 5pm
OPEN GARDEN
Strawberry Cottage, 36 Tackleway.
Visit this beautiful secluded garden courtesy of Don Brant. Entry £1 and enjoy a glass of Buck’s Fizz for £1 donation to 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.

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 OHPS.

4.30pm
ILLUSTRATED TOUR
Old Town Oddities
The little things you rarely notice with Michael Plumbe
at Hastings History House.
See page??

4.30 onwards
OLD TOWN CARNIVAL WEEK LAST SUPPER
Courthouse Street
Back by popular demand – The Bangers & Mash Blow out !!  -  only £5.50 from your host “Deeday. A Street Party with a difference.  Have succulent local homemade Pork Sausages with creamy mashed potato, baked beans and rich onion gravy and a complimentary bottle of French Beer or water.  Only 150 seats available, so it’s best to book in advance.  Tickets from The History House or The Cobblers in the High Street or Deeday’s yard in Courthouse Street. Donations to Local Charities. Another High Street Traders event.

6.30pm
Meet the Hastings Lifeboat Crew
On the Stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
Presentation of cheque to the Hastings Lifeboat Crew for £1,066 by High Street Traders

6.45 pm
Twilight Smugglers Walk
Meet at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore see walks page ???

7.30pm
The Stables Theatre
The Bourne
Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at the Stables Theatre, tickets from Box Office open Monday to Saturday 10.30 to 1pm
Phone 01424 423221.

 

Saturday 6th August 2016 - Hastings Old Town Carnival Day

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10am to 2pm
ART AND CRAFT FAIR AND REFRESHMENTS
St Clements Church
An art and craft fair inside the beautifully restored medieval church of St Clements, off the High Street, one of the oldest buildings in Hastings; organised by The Two Towers Trust raising funds to help maintain our two medieval churches in Hastings Old Town. Teas and coffees available from 10, light lunches from 11.30 Refreshments provided throughout. For enquiries about stalls please contact Vanessa on Hastings [01424] 444483.

11am to 4pm
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.

11am
STADE GUIDED WALK
Meet at Fishermen’s Museum, free donations welcome See walks page ???

11am to 5pm
OPEN HOUSE  – Living History (also open on Sunday 7th)
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, which underwent a unique and extensive restoration programme from 2006 -2011 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 the traditional restoration make-over and Tudor interior, and looks beyond each room’s constraints and into its more conceptual and imaginative possibilities. The restoration has allowed it to breathe and, without trying to recreate a Tudor past, the rooms have been humbly furnished to reflect the character of the house. You will experience first hand this magical time capsule lit by candle light and be able to pick up a few tips on sensitive restoration along with some imaginative design solutions. It is like stepping into the pages of a Grimm’s Fairytale. Come and see – 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 scamper away. Entry: £3 per adult, £2 per child (under 16) A donation will be made to Old Hastings Preservation Society.

2.30pm
ORIGINAL OLD TOWN WALK
Old Hastings Preservation Society
Meet at 2.30pm at the top station of West Hill Lift see walks page ???

4pm
GRAND RAFFLE DRAW
Hastings History House
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.

Music on Carnival Day

Music 4.30pm to 6pm at the following locations:
East Hastings Angling Club - The Happy Endings                                                                           
Winkle Island – The Fabulous Red Diesel
Stables Theatre Car Park – The Rhythm Section
Outside the Jenny Lind – Sambalanco
Outside the Lord Nelson – Ukulele Orchestra

6pm
MASS AT 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 - CARNIVAL PARADE – THEME “1066 AND ALL THAT” MAP

3 pm Assembly
Carnival Courts and Pedestrians entries will assemble on the Stade Open Space
Lorry entries will assemble in Rock-a-Nore Car Park

4.15 pm
All entrants should be registered by now

5pm Carnival Parade starts

Carnival Entry Forms are available from:
Cobblers to the Old Town, High Street, Penbuckles, High Street, and Hastings History House
or can be downloaded HERE (word) or HERE (pdf)
Entry forms must be returned by Friday 5th August by email to: Ion Castro, 119 Braybrooke Road, Hastings TN34 1TQ or by Email to: carnival@1066.net or delivered by hand by Friday 5th August to Cobblers to the Old Town, High Street, Penbuckles, High Street or Hastings History House, Courthouse Street.

 

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 7th August 2016

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All Day
ENTERTAINMENT
On the stage, Reeves Corner, High Street
Watch the stage on Reeves Corner for pop-up music and entertainment – A High Street Trader’s Event.

10 am CELEBRATION EUCHARIST
Come and join us in our recently restored historic St. Clements Church, you will be welcome. Wheelchair access from west door.

10am MASS Father Seamus and the congregation welcome you to Mass in the beautiful St Mary Star of the Sea Church.

11am
STADE GUIDED WALK
Meet at Fishermen’s Museum see walks page???

11am to 5pm
OPEN HOUSE  – Living History (also open on Saturday 6th)
135 All Saints Street –the house and the former Old Town Mortuary
See Saturday 6th for details of this not to be missed opportunity to see a Tudor house sensitively restored. It is like stepping into the pages of a Grimm’s Fairytale. Come and see – you’ll be amazed.

11.30am MASS Father Seamus and the congregation welcome you to Mass in the beautiful St Mary Star of the Sea Church.

12pm to 4pm
GARDEN PARTY
At The Beacon
67-68 St Mary’s Terrace TN34 3LS [Down the steps from No 12.]
You are welcome to join us for this celebration; live music by James Blackshaw, free entry to the Beacon. Enter the Beacon Bake-Off - a cake competition, the entry fee of which we will be donating to OHPS. Sunday Lunches and Afternnon, Licensed Bar.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. www.beaconhastings.com or 01424 431305.

1.30pm
FOYLE’S WALK
Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore See walks page ???

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 £1.50 or juice £1 donation. Some garden seats available.  Not accessible for wheelchairs.

2.00pm
THE SHOTLEY CRUE
On the Stage , Reeves Corner, High Street
Shötley Crüe, a 7 piece vocal group perform their own unique take on Seasongs and Shanties, both traditional and contemporary.  Be prepared to be press-ganged (or jump ship).

3.15pm
TWITTENS AND CAT CREEPS WALK
Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore see walks page ???

4pm
SONGS OF PRAISE
On the Stade Open Space
You are invited to join in singing “Songs of Praise”.

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


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We hope you have enjoyed Hastings Old Town Carnival Week and look forward to seeing you next year