HASTINGS OLD TOWN  CARNIVAL WEEK
PROGRAMME 2003
Not to be confused with Hastings Week, 11th - 19th October 2003

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SATURDAY 2 SUNDAY 3 MONDAY 4 TUESDAY 5 WEDNESDAY 6
THURSDAY 7 FRIDAY 8 SATURDAY 9 SUNDAY 10
STOP PRESS - Grand Boot Sale on the Oval - 2nd August - 6am to 1pm
more info - Tony Duffy 01424 437440
DIARY FOR THE WEEK AUGUST 2 - 10
This programme is published in good faith, the organisers regret 
if any item is withdrawn or cancelled due to circumstances beyond their control
ALL WEEK -Exhibitions

EXHIBITION: 'Loving the Fishing'
Fishermens Museum, Rock a Nore    
Open daily 10am–5pm
Perspectives on women in the Hastings fishing industry. An exhibition of paintings & text 

ART EXHIBITION: 'Body Parts'
Harris Restaurant & Tapas Bar, High Street
Tues to Saturday during opening hours  

ART CERAMICS & TAPESTRY EXHIBITION
Rock a Nore Gallery, Rock a Nore
Open daily 11am–5pm
Exhibition of work by the New Riviera Group

 LAVISH EXHIBITION OF VICTORIAN HASTINGS PRINTS
Nelson House Antiques, 80 High Street
Open daily 11am-6pm
10% of all print sales to Ice House Community Project  

SPECIAL EXHIBITION: 'The Derbyshire'
Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore 
Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm
The story of the Derbyshire which sank in September 1980. She was, and still is, the biggest British Registered merchant ship ever to have been lost
Free entry to Heritage Museum but donations welcome

EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS
Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore
Open daily 10.30am- 4.30pm
A unique collection of photographs of Hastings Stade and fishing fleet by George Greaves, local photographer.
Free entry to Heritage Museum but donations welcome

ART EXHIBITION
Gallery 53
53 High Street
Open 2nd to 9th August
10am-5pm
Exhibition of watercolours and oils featuring Hastings Old Town beach scenes, fishing boats and local country scenes by gallery artists Dave, Jane & Lisa Edmunds

EXHIBITION: Midsummer Reflections
Stratton Gallery
24 High Street
10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday
11am-1pm Drop in Children's workshops  

EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS & PHOTOGRAPHY
Blue Wave Gallery
82 High Street
Every day 10.30pm-5.00pm

SATURDAY 2 AUGUST

10.00am-12.30pm
ST CLEMENTS & ALL SAINTS GIFT DAY


Rectory Garden,7 High Street


Coffee & biscuits


Monetary gifts in aid the of the two churches of the Old Town

10.00am-5.00pm
HASTINGS COASTGUARD OPEN DAY
Hastings Coastguard Station,
Rock a Nore Road

10.30am
OLD TOWN CARNIVAL WEEK OPENING CEREMONY PROCESSION
Join the procession which starts at Winkle Island at 10.30am, walks up the High Street (with a stop at the Stables Theatre in the Bourne to view the exhibition) and down All Saints Street, judging Best Dressed Window on the way, ending at Winkle Island for the Opening Ceremony at 12noon. Procession features: Hastings Corps of Drums, Coastal Twirlers, Mayor of Hastings, Hastings Town Crier, Carnival Queen & Princesses, Representatives of Old Hastings Preservation Society and many more

11.00am (ish!)     
BEST DRESSED WINDOW IN ALL SAINTS STREET
Organised by Old Hastings Preservation Society 
Theme:  Hastings Past
To be judged by the Mayor of Hastings, the Carnival Queen & Princesses and representatives of the Old Hastings Preservation Society.
First prize is a glass engraved frame with a photograph of the winning window, second and third prizes are certificate with a photograph of the window

  11.00am-4.00pm
TRY A BOAT WEEKEND
Hastings Motor Boat & Yacht Club
Rock a Nore Road
Try out your sea legs and take a trip in a sailing boat. See just what the club has to offer

11.00am
TUG-O-WAR
Front of the Lifeboat House, The Stade
Inter-pub competition for the Hastings Tug-o-war Shield  

11.00am-6.00pm
OPEN STUDIO
Tackleway Hall, 39a Tackleway
Courtesy of Roland Jarvis

12noon
OPENING CEREMONY – OLD TOWN CARNIVAL WEEK
Old Town Carnival Week officially opened by the Mayor of Hastings on Winkle Island, with Hastings Town Crier and the procession entourage in attendance.
After the Opening Ceremony, the Mayor and party will proceed to the Fishermens Museum to view the exhibition 'Loving the Fishing'

2.00pm-5.00pm
ARTYPHARTY.COM
Ground Floor, 117 All Saints St
Exhibition of digital photographs taken by Peter Mould

2.00pm-8.00pm
TWO DAY FREE BEACH CONCERT FOR RNLI
The Stade
Featuring:
   
     Groove Collective
   
     Nothing But Trouble
   
     Citizen X
   
     90% Proof
   
     The Fold
Compere: Mick Mepham
    Sounds between sets: DJ Funky Monkey Grooves
Licensed bar and food sales
Collections for RNLI will be taken  

8.00pm
OLD TOWN GHOST WALK: '10 Years of Scaring'
with Tina & John Lakin
Meet at Chessboard, George Street
75 minutes of creepy tales and things that go bump in the night!
Adults £3.50, concs £2.50

SUNDAY 3AUGUST


10.00am
FESTIVE EUCHARIST
All Saints Church, All Saints Street

10.00am-5.00pm
HASTINGS COASTGUARD OPEN DAY
Hastings Coastguard Station,
Rock a Nore Road

11.00am-6.00pm
OPEN STUDIO
Tackleway Hall, 39a Tackleway
Courtesy of Roland Jarvis

11.00am-4.00pm
TRY A BOAT WEEKEND
Hastings Motor Boat & Yacht Club, Rock a Nore Road
Try out your sea legs and take a trip in a sailing boat. See what the club has to offer  

11.30am
JUNIOR OLD TOWN CRIER COMPETITION

Swan Gardens, High Street
Age 8 to 14 years
Entry forms available from Old Post Office Stores, High Street
Come on juniors – get shouting for Old Town Carnival Week

12.00-4.00pm
Swan Gardens, High Street
Displays of belly dancing, sand dancing and a sing-a-long to old time music hall songs  

2.00pm-5.00pm
'ARTYPHARTY.COM'
Ground Floor, 117 All Saints Street

Exhibition of digital photographs taken by Peter Mould  

2.00pm-7.00pm
FREE BEACH CONCERT FOR THE RNLI part two
The Stade
        Featuring:
   
     Rude Knot To
   
     Havoc
   
     Johnny Panic
   
     The Tabs
Compere: Mick Mepham
Sounds in between sets: DJ Funky Monkey Grooves
Licensed bar and food sales
Collections for RNLI

2.00pm-5.00pm
ALLOTMENTS OPEN DAY
Entrance at lower end of Old London Road
(very top of High Street and keep walking until you see the signs)
Courtesy of Lower Torfield Allotment Association
Free entrance to allotments site.
Barbecue, raffle and home made wine! In aid of association funds & OHPS.
Bring your own picnic if you wish!

2.30pm
OPEN CHURCH

All Saints Church, All Saints Street
including short tour of church and churchyard. Conducted by Tony Jenkins. In aid of Two Towers Trust.  Visit the church, see the Doom painting, hear the tales of the smuggler, the soldier Old Humphrey and a very naughty curate!

4.00pm
OLD TOWN CRIER COMPETITION
Swan Gardens, High Street
Old Hastings Preservation Society event sponsored by High Street Traders. Give it a go! Application forms from Old Post Office in High Street or Administration Office, Courthouse Street or register on the day. Costume preferred but not essential!

MONDAY 4 AUGUST

10.00am-12noon
COFFEE MORNING
Rectory Garden, 7 High Street
In aid of Two Towers Trust – helping to restore the two medieval churches in the Old Town. In All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Street, if wet.

10.30am-1.00pm
WENDY CAMERON DANCING DISPLAY
PLUS CAKE STALL & NEARLY NEW CLOTHES
St Mary Star of the Sea Church Hall, The Bourne
In aid of St Mary's & St Clement Churches  

11.00am-6.00pm
OPEN STUDIO
Tackleway Hall, 39a Tackleway
Courtesy of Roland Jarvis

2.30pm-4.30pm
CREAM TEAS
Rectory Garden, 7 High Street
In aid of Two Towers Trust – helping to restore the two medieval churches in the Old Town. In All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Street, if wet.

 6.00pm
CHURCHES, CHAPELS & CHIMNEY POTS
Meet outside All Saints Church,
All Saints Street
Architectural walk along Tackleway and Rock a Nore with Paul Reed, Historic Buildings Consultant and Craftsman. In aid of OHPS

7.00pm
OLD TOWN PUBS TREASURE TRAIL
Register at Winkle Island at 6.30pm
Fancy Dress a must! Finish at the Lord Nelson P.H. at 10pm. All proceeds to charity  

7.30pm
ORGAN CONCERT

All Saints Church, All Saints Street
As part of the 2003 Organ Concert Series, Nigel Spooner (founder of the series) plays pieces from Handel, Brahms, Boyce, Bach, Widor and others on the 1878 Father Willis Organ.
£6 on the door.
There are more Monday evening concerts during August – contact Marion Lovell for further information on 01797 222615

8.00pm
OLD TOWN GHOST WALK
: '10 Years of Scaring'
with Tina & John Lakin
Meet at Chessboard, George Street
75 minutes of creepy tales and things that go bump in the night!
Adults £3.50, concs £2.50

TUESDAY 5 AUGUST

10.00am
WALKING THE EASTERN PARISH BOUNDARY
with Jennifer Connor
Meet: All Saints Church,
All Saints Street
Includes lighthearted quiz!

10.30am-12.30pm
COFFEE MORNING
Garden Cottage, Off Croft Road
Spend the morning in Ann Novotny's courtyard garden
Proceeds to the Stroke Association and OHPS  

11.00am-1.00pm
OPEN GARDENS
8 Cobourg Place (off Croft Road)
Courtesy of Rev.Howard Norton
Proceeds to Old Hastings Preservation Society

11.00am-3.00pm
CRAFT FAIR
St Mary Star of the Sea Church Hall, The Bourne
Courtesy of St Mary Star of the Sea Craft Group

12.00-2.00pm
OPEN GARDEN
125 All Saints Street
Welcome to 'Shovells' garden and enjoy a glass of wine.
Contribution of £1 in aid of Old Hastings Preservation Society
Courtesy of Mrs Jane Taylor-Lowe

2.00pm
SMUGGLERS WALK
by Clive Richardson
Outside Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore
A fascinating guided walk of just over an hour around Old Hastings, recounting the true story of smuggling in the 18th century.
Advance tickets from the Shipwreck Heritage Centre price
£3 adults: £2 children under 14. From the guide on the day £3.50 & £2.50.
Groups by arrangement only - phone Clive (BTA Guide) on 01424 715084.  

2.00pm-5.00pm
‘FINISHED & UNFINISHED’

89 & 90 High Street
19 years old and 1 year full of good intentions!
View 2 in 1 delightful gardens.
Courtesy of Jenny Gray and Richard Sumner
In aid of SOON, CAFOD & OHPS  

2.30pm-5.00pm
TOUR OF THE BREWERY AT THE ‘FIRST IN LAST OUT’
14/15 High Street

2.30pm-5.00pm
ORGANIC CREAM TEA
106 High Street (formerly the Rectory)
Enjoy a cream tea in the garden
Courtesy of Craig & Jo Sams
Teas £3.50
Proceeds to Soil Association, Lower Torfield Allotments Assoc., OHPS

3.00pm-5.00pm
OPEN GARDEN
18 Tackleway
'Your Gardening Questions Answered'
by Stephanie Donaldson, Gardening Editor of Country Living.
50p per question. Refreshments available. Proceeds to the Ice House Project. Courtesy of Pete and Marianne Smith

5.30pm
OLD TOWN BIKE RACE
Crown Lane
Winner is the quickest to ride up the steepest hill in the Old Town on an old butcher’s bike! For the Jimmy Read Memorial Trophy. Organised by High Street Traders

6.00pm
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

with Rev.Perry
All Saints Church, All Saints Street

8.00pm
OLD TOWN GHOST WALK
with Tina & John Lakin
'10 Years of Scaring'
Meet at Chessboard, George Street
75 minutes of creepy tales and things that go bump in the night!
Adults £3.50, concs £2.50

WEDNESDAY 6 AUGUST

10.30am-12.30pm
COFFEE IN THE GARDEN
Strawberry Cottage, 36 Tackleway
Courtesy of Don Brant
Admission £1. In aid of OHPS

11.00am-1.00pm
DROP IN CHILDRENS ART WORKSHOPS
Stratton Gallery
24 High Street
Gallery open 10am-5pm

12.00noon-2.00pm
PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH
St Mary Star of the Sea Church Hall, The Bourne
Provided by St Mary Star of the Sea Community Club
£2.50 to include tea or coffee. Sweets 50p. Proceeds to Church funds.

2.00pm
OLD TOWN GHOST WALK:'10 Years of Scaring'

 with Tina & John Lakin
Meet at Chessboard, George Street
75 minutes of creepy tales and things that go bump in the night!
Adults £3.50, concs £2.50

2.30pm
OPEN CHURCH

All Saints Church, All Saints Street
including short tour of church and churchyard
Conducted by Tony Jenkins. In aid of Two Towers Trust.
Visit the church, see the Doom painting, hear the tales of the smuggler, the soldier Old Humphrey and a very naughty curate!
2.00pm-5.00pm:  Fun session

7.00pm-10.00pm:  Competition
CHESS CHALLENGE
All Saints Church Hall, All Saints St
£5 adults: £3 under 16s
In aid of Two Towers Trust

6.00pm
CHURCHES, CHAPELS & CHIMNEY POTS
Meet outside All Saints Church,
All Saints Street
Architectural walk along Tackleway and Rock a Nore with Paul Reed, Historic Buildings Consultant and Craftsman. In aid of OHPS  

7.00pm
SMUGGLERS WALK
by Clive Richardson
Outside Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore
A fascinating guided walk of just over an hour around Old Hastings, recounting the true story of smuggling in the 18th century.
Advance tickets from the Shipwreck Heritage Centre price
£3 adults: £2 children under 14. From the guide on the day £3.50 & £2.50.
Groups by arrangement only - phone Clive (BTA Guide) on 01424 715084

7.30pm
PRAM RACE AROUND THE OLD TOWN
Starts at the Cutter ph, East Parade
All entrants must be registered at The Cutter by 7pm

THURSDAY 7 AUGUST
11.00am-1.00pm
DROP IN CHILDRENS ART WORKSHOPS


Stratton Gallery
24 High Street


Gallery open 10am-5pm 

12.00-2.30pm
PLOUGHMANS LUNCHES
All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Street
Organised by the Monday Wives Club
£2.50 to include sweet & coffee

2.00pm-5.00pm
'FINISHED & UNFINISHED'
89 & 90 High Street
'19 years old and 1 year full of good intentions'.
View 2 in 1 delightful gardens.
Courtesy of Jenny Gray and Richard Sumner.
Proceeds to OHPS, SOON and CAFOD

2.00pm
WALKING THE WESTERN PARISH BOUNDARY

with Jennifer Connor
Meet at St Clement’s Church
Includes lighthearted quiz!  

2.30pm-5.00pm
TOUR OF THE BREWERY AT THE ‘FIRST IN LAST OUT’
14/15 High Street

3.00pm-5.00pm
OPEN GARDENS
8 Cobourg Place (off Croft Road)
Courtesy of Rev.Howard Norton. Proceeds to Old Hastings Preservation Society

7.00pm-11.00pm
HIGH STREET PARTY
High Street and through archway into Roebuck Yard
Organised by High Street Traders.
Side shows, stalls, bands, fancy dress competition, barbecue, china breaking, auction, belly dancing and lots more. High Street will be closed to traffic from Courthouse Street to Roebuck Street.

  7.30pm-10.00pm
THE ELECTRIC PALACE CINEMA
39a High Street                    
A special screening of footage taken during carnivals over the past 15 years. Lots of local faces appear. It starts at 7.30pm and repeats until 10pm. Tickets are £2 and you can come and go as you please during the evening. There will also be some archive footage of Hastings through the years beginning in the 1920s

FRIDAY 8 AUGUST

10.30am
OPEN CHURCH

All Saints Church, All Saints Street
including short tour of church and churchyard.
Conducted by Tony Jenkins. In aid of Two Towers Trust.
Visit the church, see the Doom painting, hear the tales of the smuggler, the soldier Old Humphrey and a very naughty curate!

11.00am-6.00pm
FAIRY OPEN DAY
Geddes-Muir Studio, 32 High Street
3-8 year olds. Keepsake photograph of your little fairy.
Just turn up – we have the costumes.
There will be a charge to cover the cost of the photograph.
Proceeds to Hastings Rotary Club

11.00am
FISHING: PAST AND PRESENT
Meet outside big eastern door of the Fishmarket (opposite East Hill Lift)
Guided tour of the fishing fleet, Fishmarket and net shops by Steve Peak, secretary of the Hastings Fishermens Protection Society

11.00am-1.00pm
COFFEE MORNING & BRIC A BRAC TABLES
St Mary Star of the Sea Church Hall, The Bourne
Organised by St Mary Star of the Sea Craft Group

11.00am-1.00pm
DROP IN CHILDRENS ART WORKSHOPS
Stratton Gallery

24 High Street
Gallery open 10am-5pm

2.00pm
SMUGGLERS WALK
by Clive Richardson
Outside Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore
A fascinating guided walk of just over an hour around Old Hastings, recounting the true story of smuggling in the 18th century.
Advance tickets from the Shipwreck Heritage Centre price
£3 adults: £2 children under 14. From the guide on the day £3.50 & £2.50.
Groups by arrangement only - phone Clive (BTA Guide) on 01424 715084.

6.30pm
CARNIVAL PROCESSION
From Rock a Nore Car Park
Floats, fancy costumes, marching bands, majorettes, twirlers…one moving party of fun. Theme this year is 'Hastings Future'  

7.30pm
JAZZ DUO:
  with MITCH, singer, and PHIL MEAD on piano
Café Caricature, Bourne Hall,
The Bourne
£10 (members £8) with curry supper. £5 without supper
In aid of Brownbread Horse Rescue

9.00pm
OLD TOWN GHOST WALK
: '10 Years of Scaring'
with Tina & John Lakin
Meet at Chessboard, George Street
75 minutes of creepy tales and things that go bump in the night!
Adults £3.50, concs £2.50

SATURDAY 9 AUGUST
9.00am


GUIDED COACH TOUR 


Cinque Ports and Romney Marsh: Royal Military Canal Heritage, by Clive Richardson


Interesting day tour across the atmospheric Romney Marsh and focussing on some members of the historic Cinque Ports Confederation with stops in Hythe, Lydd and Winchelsea/Rye. 


Pick up Bexhill 9am:  Warrior Square 9.15am:  Carlisle Pub 9.20:  


Cutter Pub (Old Town) 9.25am: Ore 9.30am. 


Senior Citizens £13.95: 


Adults £14.95


Book in advance by phoning Clive Richardson 01424 715084

10.00am-12.00noon
EDWARD AND MARY OPEN MORNING
Meet on beach next to the Fishermens Museum, Rock a Nore Rd
The 85 year old Hastings fishing boat, Edward and Mary, has just been restored by a local boatbuilder, thanks to a grant obtained by Hastings Council and the Fishermens Protection Society. Visit the boat and its net shop. Questions answered by Steve Peak, secretary of the Fishermens Protection Society.

10.00am-5.00pm
HASTINGS COASTGUARD OPEN DAY
Hastings Coastguard Station
Rock a Nore Road
 

10.00am-1.00pm
OPEN DAY
REX RE-HOME/SIAMESE WELFARE
89c All Saints Street
See the latest litter of Devon Rex kittens
In aid of The Rex Cat & Siamese Welfare

11.00am-1.00pm
DROP IN CHILDRENS ART WORKSHOPS
Stratton Gallery
24 High Street
Gallery open 10am-5pm

2.00pm-5.00pm
'ARTYPHARTY.COM'
Ground Floor, 117 All Saints Street
Exhibition of digital photographs taken by Peter Mould

4.00pm onwards
OLD TOWN WEEK FINALE: BOLLYWOOD BHANGRA PARTY
Roebuck Yard, Off High Street
Authentic Indian music and foods. Indian handpainting, head massage, Bollywood disco and live music, drumming, face painting, sarist and lots more. Organised by the Bonfire Society

  6.00pm
SEABOOT RACE
Courthouse Street, off High Street
Fastest runner wearing seaboots along the length of Courthouse Street, round the lobster pot and back again! Timed certificates to all entrants.
Organised by High Street Traders

7.00pm
SMUGGLERS WALK
by Clive Richardson
Outside Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore
A fascinating guided walk of just over an hour around Old Hastings, recounting the true story of smuggling in the 18th century.
Advance tickets from the Shipwreck Heritage Centre price
£3 adults: £2 children under 14. From the guide on the day £3.50 & £2.50.
Groups by arrangement only - phone Clive (BTA Guide) on 01424 715084.

8.00pm
OLD TOWN GHOST WALK
: '10 Years of Scaring'
with Tina & John Lakin
Meet at Chessboard, George Street
75 minutes of creepy tales and things that go bump in the night!
Adults £3.50, concs £2.50

SUNDAY 10 AUGUST
10.00am-5.00pm


HASTINGS COASTGUARD OPEN DAY


Hastings Coastguard Station, Rock a Nore Road

11.00am-1.00pm
DROP IN CHILDRENS ART WORKSHOPS
Stratton Gallery
24 High Street
Gallery open 10am-5pm

11.30am
FISHING BOAT PARADE
Starts from the Harbour Arm then west in front of the town. Watch from the beach.

2.00pm-5.00pm
'ARTYPHARTY.COM'
Ground Floor, 117 All Saints Street
Exhibition of digital photographs taken by Peter Mould

3.00pm
LOGGETTS COMPETITION
The Stag ph, All Saints Street

5.30pm
SONGS OF PRAISE

St Clement’s Church, Croft Road

CARNIVAL PROCESSION FRIDAY, AUGUST 8th 6.30pm

The highlight of the week is the Grand Carnival Procession, organised by the Hastings Old Town Carnival Association.
Floats, fancy costumes, marching bands, majorettes and twirlers  the procession is just one moving party of fun!

Led by Hastings Carnival Queen and her Princesses it wends its way through the streets of the historic Old Town lined
 with thousands of people  all enjoying the happy atmosphere.

Followed by Grand Firework Display off the Castle courtesy of Hastings Borough Council and Renegade Pyrotechnics.

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