HASTINGS OLD TOWN  FESTIVAL AND CARNIVAL
PROGRAMME 2006
Not to be confused with Hastings Week, 7th - 15th October 2006

 
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DIARY FOR THE 'Week', AUGUST 5 - 13
This programme is published in good faith, the organisers regret 
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EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS HAPPENING MOST DAYS DURING THE WEEK

FISHERMENS MUSEUM

Rock a Nore

'The First 50 Years'

An exhibition illustrating the first 50 years of the Fishermens Museum 1956-2006

SHIPWRECK AND COASTAL HERITAGE CENTRE

Rock a Nore

The Heritage Centre is open from 10.30am to 5pm every day showing a display of shipwreck and nautical items and relies solely on contributions.

The current exhibition features the 'Anne', the 'Amsterdam', the 'Thomas Lawrence' and photographs by local photographer George Greaves.

A series of talks is presented during Old Town Carnival Week on Tues, Weds, Thurs and Friday (see individual days in this programme) to celebrate 20 years of the Heritage Centre

Saturday 5 th to Saturday 12 th August

OLD TOWN ART EXHIBITON

11am 5pm every day

Bourne Hall, The Bourne

Exhibition of paintings and ceramics

Donation to OHPS

'POPCORN' A satirical comic thriller by Ben Elton

Stables Theatre, The Bourne

Friday 11 th August 7.30pm

Sunday 13 th August 5.00pm

Members £5, under 18s £5, groups £6, adults £10

Saturday 5 th to Sunday 13 th August

CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS

St Clements Church, High Street

10am to 5pm every day

Proceeds to church funds

Saturday 5 th & Sunday 6 th August

Saturday 12 th & Sunday 13 th August

EXHIBITION OF OILS, WATERCOLOURS & ETCHINGS by Fred Hofmans

Harris Tapas Bar, High Street

12.30 to 5pm

Harris is showing a collection of works by her father, Fred Hofmans

Entrance £1 to include a glass of wine

Proceeds to OHPS

Friday 4 th to Thursday 10 th August

EXHIBITION BY JACKIE ATTWOOD 'New York'

Rock a Nore Gallery, Rock a Nore Road

Prints and paintings

10am to 6pm

Free admission

Friday 11 th to Sunday 13 th August

EXHIBITION BY RACHEL SPRING Art in Clay and Glaze

Rock a Nore Gallery, Rock a Nore Road

Sculptural art

10am to 6pm

Free admission

Mon 31 st July to Sunday 3 rd September

CLAY PEOPLE OF HASTINGS AND FRIENDS EXHIBITION

A selection of current work by members of the group and their friends

ALL WEEK

Tush & Pat Hamilton's fish burger bar

Under the prow of the Golden Sovereign, adjacent to Fishermens Museum, Rock a Nore

Delicious fishermen's rolls using fresh filleted cod direct from Hastings Fishmarket cooked in olive oil and served in a fresh bun

Sunday 6 th Sunday 13th

12.00 4.00pm daily

HASTINGS HISTORY HOUSE OPEN DAYS

21 Courthouse Street

Interested in history? Visit the Old Town's newest attraction and see how you could get involved. Exhibitions by Old Hastings Preservation Society, Hastings Local History Group and Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group.
Featuring an exhibition of the history of Hastings Old Town Carnival

 
    

Saturday 5th August

10.00am 1.00pm

REX RE-H0ME/SIAMESE WELFARE OPEN DAY

89c All Saints Street

Come and see the unusual Devon Rex and Siamese cats and litter of kittens.

Raffle, tombola, cake stall, stalls and refreshments. The cats here are not for rehoming.

Entry by donation

10.00am 4.00pm

FAIRY MAKE-OVERS

Geddes Muir Studios, 32 High Street. 01424 420188

Have a picture taken of your little one. Fairy outfits, wings and wands provided. Ages 3-8 years.

£5 per child. No appointment needed.

Donation to OHPS

From 10.00am

ICENI BELLY DANCERS

Winkle Island

Iceni Belly Dancers give a 30 minute display of scintillating eastern dance

10.30am

OPENING CEREMONY PROCESSION

Winkle Island

Join the procession which starts at 10.30am from Winkle Island, proceeds along the seafront, back along George Street, up the High Street with a stop at Stone Corner to unveil a Blue Plaque commemorating John Manwaring Baines, visits the Stables Theatre in the Bourne to view the exhibition and walks down All Saints Street, judging the Best Dressed Window on the way, ending at Winkle Island for the Opening Ceremony at 12 noon. Procession headed by the Mayor of Hastings, including Hastings Corps of Drums, Carnival Queen and Princesses, Iceni Belly Dancers and pupils from the Wendy Cameron Academy of Dancing.

The blue plaque is in memory of John Manwaring Baines, a founder of OHPS who considered that the building at Stone Corner was once the Market House of Hastings, and the restoration of the building by OHPS

11.00am

JUDGING OF BEST DRESSED WINDOW IN ALL SAINTS STREET

All Saints Street

Theme: 'All Creatures Great and Small'

Stroll along the medieval street to view the window displays.

To be judged by the Mayor of Hastings and other local VIPs. Winner is announced by Old Town Crier during the Opening Ceremony at 12noon on Winkle Island.

11.00am

TUG OF WAR

Outside the Lifeboat House

Men's and women's teams

11.00 4.00pm

MEET THE COASTGUARD

Coastguard Station, Rock a Nore car park

Come and talk to the local coastguards. Gear and equipment on display

12noon

OPENING CEREMONY

Winkle Island

Old Town Carnival Week officially opened by the Mayor of Hastings, Cllr Maureen Charlesworth, with procession entourage in attendance. Welcoming speech by Anne Scott MBE, Chair of Old Hastings Preservation Society

12.00 2.00pm

OPEN STUDIO with Cheese & Wine

1 Exmouth Place (off Hill Street)

Ceramics and paintings. Enjoy the lovely views of the sea and the Old Town.

£2 for cheese and glass of wine

All profits to OHPS

12.30pm

RAISING OF THE FLAG to celebrate the opening of Old Town Carnival Week

Fishermens Museum, Rock a Nore

Michael Foster DL MP raises the flag. Music from the Hastings Corps of Drums

12.30pm

ICENI BELLY DANCERS

Winkle Island

A display of eastern dance

1.00 4.00pm

OWLS at the seaside

Adjacent to the Fishermens Museum, Rock a Nore

Jackie Cullen from Hastings Bird Rescue brings her owls to the Old Town. Learn about the birds and even stroke them. For a small donation in the collecting bucket, you can have your photo taken holding an owl. Hastings Bird Rescue relies solely on donations. The event will not take place if it is raining. Donations to Hastings Bird Rescue and OHPS

2.00 5.00pm

HASTINGS RNLI

Lifeboat House

Official launch of the fundraising campaign for the purchase of a new inshore lifeboat. Static demonstration of lifeboat and equipment on the beach adjacent to the beach concert. Lifeboat Station and shop will be open to visitors 10am to 5pm throughout the week.

2.00 5.00pm

SUMMER FETE

Old Hastings House, High Street

Strawberries & cream, stalls, home made cakes and famous cheese scones, raffle, tombola, childrens stalls. Sit in the gardens of this wonderful Old Town house.

Punch & Judy Show at 3pm

Proceeds to Old Hastings House

2.00 8.00pm

HASTINGS FREE BEACH CONCERT - DAY 1

On the Stade next to the Lifeboat Station

Free beach concert with a good cross-section of music. This year's event is also the official launch of an appeal to raise £50,000 over the next two years for a new inshore lifeboat.

Line up for today:

Mick Mepham

Zucchini

Joe's Blooze Band

Little Monkeys

Letz Zep

Sounds: DJ Monkey Dave

MC: Mick Mepham

Medical Cover: Red Cross (opposite Lifeboat House)

PA: CRS

Bar and food available on site please use these facilities. NO BARBECUES PERMITTED within concert area.

Toilets: Stade Car Park

Supervised children's play area

Please use skips and black sacks provided around the site.

Beach Collection by official collectors with ID (beware of imposters)

2006 Concert t-shirts and band merchandise on sale

Special thanks to: All sponsors and suppliers; Hastings Trust; the Lifeboat Crew/Station volunteers; Hastings Fishing Fleet; East Hastings Sea Angling Association; all musicians for giving their time for free; all Beach Concert volunteers; UA; The Entertainer; the Observer Group; Priory Meadow; Arrow FM

2.15pm

TWITTENS & CAT CREEPS

Meet at Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore

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, lasting approx 1hr 20mins, involves some steps and steep inclines and will include amusing factual and historical anecdotes. Led by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance £3.75 adults, £2.50 children under 14, from Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore or from guide on walk at £4 adults, £3 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Heritage Centre and OHPS.

2.30 - 5.00pm

'TEA AT THE RITZ'

St Clements Church Hall, Croft Road

Enjoy scrumptious tea and cakes while listening to Robert Connelly at the piano

Organised by Manic Caterers

£6 per head. Advance booking 01424 443033

Donation to OHPS

7.00pm

LINCO-LINGO The Old Town Bingo Game

OHPS Headquarters, 21 Courthouse Street

An Old Town based bingo game, originated and organised by Bruce Nicol.

Entry £4 with prizes for winners

Proceeds to OHPS

7.15pm

SMUGGLERS WALK

Meet at Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore

An atmospheric and entertaining guided walk of approx 1hr 20mins around the Old Town and Fishing Quarter, recounting true stories of smuggling in Hastings in the 18 th and early 19 th centuries and the involvement of local people. Conducted by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance £3.75 adults, £2.50 children under 14, from Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore or from guide on walk at £4 adults, £3 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Heritage Centre and OHPS.

7.30 10.00pm

OLD TOWN ART EXHIBITION PREVIEW

Bourne Hall, The Bourne

8.00pm

HASTINGS HORROR WALK

Meet at Swan Gardens, High Street

True Tales of Terror from the town's less illustrious past revealed in grim detail. Definitely not for the squeamish! A walking tour lasting approx 1hr 30mins. Participants with dogs on leads welcome.

£5.50 adults only. In advance from Carnival Office, High Street or on the evening. Numbers limited so early booking advised.

Sunday 6th August

11.00am 4.00pm

MEET THE COASTGUARD

Coastguard Station, Rock a Nore car park

Come and talk to the local coastguards. Gear and equipment on display

2.00 5.00pm

HASTINGS RNLI

Lifeboat House

Official launch of the fundraising campaign for the purchase of a new inshore lifeboat. Static demonstration of lifeboat and equipment on the beach adjacent to the beach concert. Lifeboat Station and shop will be open to visitors 10am to 5pm throughout the week

2.00 5.00pm

FUN IN SWAN GARDENS

High Street

Displays of belly dancing by the Iceni Belly Dancing Troupe, sing-a-long to Old Town Music Hall, and lots more family entertainment.

An OHPS event

2.00 5.00pm

LOWER TORFIELD ALLOTMENTS OPEN DAY

Top end (North) of High Street and keep going until you see the signs

Barbecue, home made, raffle. Bring your own picnic if you wish

In aid of Lower Torfield Allotments Association, donation to OHPS

2.00 7.00pm

HASTINGS FREE BEACH CONCERT - DAY 2

On the Stade next to the Lifeboat Station

Free beach concert with a good cross-section of music. This year's event is also the official launch of an appeal to raise £50,000 over the next two years for a new inshore lifeboat.

Line up for today:

Rude Knot To

Cushdy

Chicago Line Blues

Rhythm Doctors

Sounds: DJ Monkey Dave

MC: Mick Mepham

Medical Cover: Red Cross (opposite Lifeboat House)

PA: CRS

Bar and food available on site please use these facilities. NO BARBECUES PERMITTED within concert area.

Toilets: Stade Car Park

Supervised children's play area

Please use skips and black sacks provided around the site.

Beach Collection by official collectors with ID (beware of imposters)

2006 Concert t-shirts and band merchandise on sale

Special thanks to: All sponsors and suppliers; Hastings Trust; the Lifeboat Crew/Station volunteers; Hastings Fishing Fleet; East Hastings Sea Angling Association; all musicians for giving their time for free; all Beach Concert volunteers; UA; The Entertainer; the Observer Group; Priory Meadow; Arrow FM

2.30pm

THE FAMOUS HASTINGS BACK PASSAGES TOUR

Meet at Chessbooard, George Street

An intriguing labyrinth of ancient alleys revealed by an award winning arts festival tour leader. Walk lasts approx 1hr 40mins. Participants with dogs on leads are welcome.

Adults £5, £3.50 under 16. Numbers limited so early booking advised. Tickets available from Carnival Office in High Street or on the tour.

3.00 4.00pm

DEMONSTRATION OF LAUNCHING OF HASTINGS LIFEBOATS

Lifeboat House

Lifeboat Station and shop is open every day from 10am to 5pm

4.00pm

OLD TOWN CRIERS COMPETITION

Swan Gardens, High Street

The annual Old Town Criers Competition. Come and hear their spectacular cries or, better still, have a go yourself!! Winner is presented with a trophy and prize and is appointed Old Town Crier for the year. Costumes preferred. Just turn up! Bottle of wine for every entrant. Judging by the Mayor of Hastings and Ray Goode, ex Hastings Town Crier.

Prize for Old Town Crier kindly donated by Mike Bigg from the FILO

An OHPS event

4.30pm

AFTERNOON TEA SERVICE

St Clements Church, High Street

Tea, cakes and prayers

7.15pm

SMUGGLERS WALK

Meet at Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore

An atmospheric and entertaining guided walk of approx 1hr 20mins around the Old Town and Fishing Quarter, recounting true stories of smuggling in Hastings in the 18 th and early 19 th centuries and the involvement of local people. Conducted by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance £3.75 adults, £2.50 children under 14, from Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore or from guide on walk at £4 adults, £3 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Heritage Centre and OHPS.


Monday 7th August

8.30am 12.30pm

BREAKFAST BUTTIES & COFFEE MORNING

All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Street

Start the day with bacon, sausage or egg buttie! Teas, coffees and cake stall.

In aid of Friends of the Conquest

Donation to OHPS

10.30am

OFFICIAL OPENING OF FISHERMENS MUSEUM EXTENSION

Rock a Nore

The Lord Warden, Admiral the Lord Boyce GCB OBE DL, who is Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, will unveil a commemorative plaque

Fishermens Museum, Rock a Nore

10.30am 1.00pm

WENDY CAMERON DANCING DISPLAY

St Mary Star of the Sea Hall, The Bourne

With SALE OF NEARLY NEW CLOTHES

Cake Stall

Admission £1 in aid of St Mary's and St Clements churches

12.00 3.00pm

OWLS at the seaside

Adjacent to the Fishermens Museum, Rock a Nore

Jackie Cullen from Hastings Bird Rescue brings her owls to the Old Town. Learn about the birds and even stroke them. For a small donation in the collecting bucket, you can have your photo taken holding an owl. Hastings Bird Rescue relies solely on donations. The event will not take place if it is raining. Donations to Hastings Bird Rescue and OHPS

2.00 5.00pm

STREET MARKET

Courthouse Street

Stalls and street entertainment

Road closed to traffic

2.15pm

FOYLES WALK

Meet at Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore

A fascinating 'war time' guided walk of approx 1 hour, taking in most of the Hastings TV film locations being used for this popular TV series. Led by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets Adults £3.50, children under 14 £2.50 from Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore or from the guide on the walk £4 adults, £2.75 children under 14. Donations to Shipwreck Heritage Centre and OHPS

2.30 5.30pm

ORGANIC CREAM TEA

Garden of 106 High Street

An organic cream tea in the garden of the former Old Town Rectory plus raffle.

£4.50 entry to include the tea

Proceeds to Lower Torfield Allotment Association, Soil Association and Women's Environmental. Donation to OHPS

6.30pm

SEABOOT RACE

Courthouse Street

In memory of Peter Trickett, an Old Towner, who died in 2002.

Fastest runner wearing seaboots along the length of Courthouse Street, round the lobster pot and back. Timed certificates issued to all entrants. The winner is presented with Peter's walking stick, to be held for one year. The event originated from an idea by Deeday White and is organised by High Street Traders. Courthouse Street will be closed to traffic.

The race will be followed by a GRAND AUCTION of donated gifts

Proceeds to local charities via High Street Traders

7.00 8.30pm

ARCHITECTURAL WALK 'All Saints Street then and now'

Meet outside All Saints Church, All Saints Street

Stroll along the high pavement to the seafront, looking at the architecture of the buildings and considering the many changes which have taken place in the last 100 years, both to their appearance and usage

£2.50 per person

Suitable for wheelchairs

Proceeds to St Michael's Hospice and OHPS

7.00pm

OLD TOWN TREASURE TRAIL

Register at Winkle Island at 6.30pm

Fancy Dress a must!

7.30pm

ORGAN CONCERT

All Saints Church, All Saints Street

Mark Williams from St Paul's Cathedral

Part of a season of Organ Concerts in All Saints Church on the Father Willis Organ.

Other dates for the season: 10 July; 17 July; 24 July; 31 July; 7 Aug; 14 Aug; 21 Aug; 28 Aug

Tickets £7 on the door or phone 01797 222615 for further information

All profits go towards the upkeep of the Father Willis Organ

8.00pm

ANCIENT INNKEEPERS TRAIL

Meet at Chessboard, George Street

Join us for a 75 minute walk (or stagger!) around the ancient innes of Hastings Old Town. Hear the fascinating history and folklore behind the old innes and pubs and step back into the smuggling era! Ticket includes light refreshment at two ancient innes and fun quiz and games en route. Tickets £5 per person. Numbers limited so early booking advised. Tickets available from Carnival Office in High Street or on the tour. Over 18s only. Organised by Tina & John Lakin


Tuesday 8th August

11.00am 3.00pm

CRAFT FAIR

St Mary Star of the Sea Church Hall, High Street or the Bourne

Local craft workers stalls. Refreshments available all day.

Free entrance

Proceeds to church funds

11.30pm 2.30pm

HOT & COLD BUFFET LUNCH

All Saints Hall, All Saints Street

A choice of meat, cheese, salads, potatoes, rice. £3

Sweets and drinks also available. Organised by 2 nd Hastings Brownies & Guides

Donation to OHPS

1.00pm

LUNCHTIME TALK BY Dr Peter Marsden

Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre

Rock a Nore

Today's talk: Changing Coastlines

One of a series of talks, Tues to Friday this week

2.00 4.00pm

ART EXHIBITION AND SALE

Tuskervin, 70 Croft Road

Three dimensional decoupage. Pictures, silk paintings, etc. View of the Old Town from the patio.

Donation to OHPS

2.00 5.00pm

F.I.L.O. BREWERY TOUR

14-15 High Street

Find out how this local brewery works and taste the brew!

Donations to OHPS

2.15pm

TWITTENS AND CAT CREEPS

Meet at Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore

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, lasting approx 1hr 20mins, involves some steps and steep inclines and will include amusing factual and historical anecdotes. Led by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance £3.75 adults, £2.50 children under 14, from Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore or from guide on walk at £4 adults, £3 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Heritage Centre and OHPS

2.30pm

The Official OLD TOWN WALK

Meet at top station of West Hill Lift

(You will find the West Hill Lift at the western end of George Street. Take a trip up in the lift to the top station or walk up via Cobourg Place and over the West Hill)

The official Old Hastings Preservation Society walk, with experienced guides, is downhill and takes approx 2 hours, with visits to the many historical and picturesque sites of Hastings Old Town.

There is no charge but donations to the Old Hastings Preservation Society are welcome.

5.30 8.30pm

OLD TOWN BIKE RACE

Crown Lane

For the Jimmy Read Memorial Trophy

The Rules: pedal power alone and no lifting backside from the saddle and just to make sure this rule is kept, a 10shilling note is to be kept between rider and saddle!

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

6.00pm

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SERVICE

All Saints Church

Join in this lovely service

8.00pm

GHOSTLY MURDER GAME

Meet outside the Anchor pub, George Street

Now is your chance to become a detective and help solve an age-old murder mystery! Based on a popular story from Hastings Ghost Walk by Tina Lakin this spooky tale really does come alive. Spend the evening exploring the old streets, hunting for clues, searching for answers and solving the riddles and messages hidden in the codes! This is great fun for everyone. Prizes!! Tickets £7.50 in advance from Carnival Office, High Street or phone 07738 826541. Organised by Tina & John Lakin

8.00pm

SHORE SOUNDS

Butlers Gap, George Street

A selection of songs with a distinctly summery flavour in a range of styles from gospel to pop classics, served up with a touch of jazz !

Donation to OHPS

Shore Sounds is the Hastings Community Choir and is open to adults of all ages and experience. No formal audition is required or music reading ability: just the desire to sing a wide range of songs with other people and have fun! Since it was set up 5 years ago by its leader, Carol Prior, it has performed locally, regionally and nationally, including the White Rock Theatre, Global Fusion, De La Warr Pavilion, Brighton Festival and Cecil Sharp House in London. The new term starts on September 26 th and the first session is free, so why not come along and give it a go? We look forward to seeing you. For more details, phone 07984 927271

Wednesday 9th August

10.00 12noon

COFFEE MORNING AND OPEN COURTYARD

Garden Cottage, Croft Road

Sit and enjoy coffee in a floral courtyard

In aid the Stroke Association, donation to OHPS

11.00am 2.00pm

HASTINGS LIFEBOAT OPEN DAY

Lifeboat Station

With conducted tours of the Lifeboat and Lifeboat Station

The Station and shop are open to visitors 10am to 5pm every day

12.00 2.00pm

CHEESE & WINE

Shovells, 125 All Saints Street

See the ancient Mulberry Tree in this medieval courtyard garden while you sip wine and nibble cheese! Inside if wet

Donations to OHPS

12.00 2.00pm

PLOUGHMAN'S LUNCH

St Mary Star of the Sea Hall, The Bourne

Ploughman's Lunch and Coffee £2.50. Sweets 50p extra

Proceeds to church funds

12.00 3.00pm

OWLS at the seaside

Adjacent to the Fishermens Museum, Rock a Nore

Jackie Cullen from Hastings Bird Rescue brings her owls to the Old Town. Learn about the birds and even stroke them. For a small donation in the collecting bucket, you can have your photo taken holding an owl. Hastings Bird Rescue relies solely on donations. The event will not take place if it is raining. Donations to Hastings Bird Rescue and OHPS

1.00pm

LUNCHTIME TALK BY Dr Peter Marsden

Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre

Rock a Nore

Today's talk: The Amsterdam '1749'. Dutch East Indiaman sunk at Hastings during her Maiden Voyage in 1749

One of a series of talks, Tues to Friday this week

2.00 4.30pm

OPEN GARDEN

9 All Saints Crescent

Sit in this beautiful garden set into the East Hill and admire the view. Refreshments available for a small charge. There are steps in the garden.

Donation to OHPS

2.15pm

FOYLES WALK

Meet at Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore

A fascinating 'war time' guided walk of approx 1 hour, taking in most of the Hastings TV film locations being used for this popular TV series. Led by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets Adults £3.50, children under 14 £2.50 from Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore or from the guide on the walk £4 adults, £2.75 children under 14. Donations to Shipwreck Heritage Centre and OHPS

6.00 7.30pm

EXHIBITION OF AMATEUR BOXING by members of West Hill Youth Club

On Beach next to Lifeboat House

Members of the club will be demonstrating their skills in exhibition bouts and training methods.

Donations to West Hill Youth Club.

West Hill Youth Club was founded in 1938 and is based in Whitefriars Road, where it has been since the early 1940s. The club has had successful teams in football, athletics and table tennis and the boxing section was started in 1948, becoming one of the leading boxing clubs in the United Kingdom. To date, the club has produced eight national champions at Schoolboy and NABC levels and over 200 County and Southern Counties champions who have represented their club and country throughout Europe. Two of the club's coaches have been selected as England coaches. The club is run on a voluntary, unpaid basis and the considerable annual expenditure in running the club is derived entirely from fund-raising events and donations. The club is affiliated to Clubs for Young People (formerly National association of Boys Clubs) Boxing is governed by the Amateur Boxing Association (ABA)

7.00pm

CHESS CHALLENGE

All Saints Hall, All Saints Street

Chess competition for ungraded players

£5 entry fee, under 18 years £3

Prizes awarded to winners

Proceeds to Two Towers Trust

7.30PM

PRAM RACE

Starts and finishes at the Cutter Pub, East Parade

All entrants must register by 7pm. Get your team together for a great night and be back at the Cutter for the trophy and prizegiving

8.00pm

HASTINGS OLD TOWN GHOST WALK

Meet at Chessboard, George Street

Join us for 75 minutes of things that go bump in the night! Hear terrifying tales of ghosts and spooky tales of witches! Also hear about the fascinating history of this wonderful area. Route includes uphill walks and steps. Children must be accompanied by adults. Tickets £4 adults, £3 children. Numbers limited so early booking advised. Tickets available from Carnival Office in High Street or on the tour. Organised by Tina & John Lakin

Thursday 10th August

10.00 12noon

COFFEE IN THE GARDEN

Cordwainers, 19 High Street (entry from The Bourne Car Park)

Proceeds to OHPS History Centre

12.00 2.30pm

PLOUGHMANS LUNCH

All Saints Hall, All Saints Street

Ploughmans Lunch, sweet and coffee £3

In aid of RNLI and donation to OHPS

1.00pm

LUNCHTIME TALK BY Dr Peter Marsden

Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre

Rock a Nore

Today's talk: The Anne '1690'. A 70-gun English Warship, built 1678. Damaged during the Battle of Beachy Head in 1690 and sunk in sands at Pett Level.

One of a series of talks, Tues to Friday this week

2.00 4.00pm

ART EXHIBITION AND SALE

Tuskervin, 70 Croft Road

Three dimensional decoupage. Pictures, silk paintings, etc. View of the Old Town from the patio.

Donation to OHPS

2.00 5.00pm

OPEN GARDEN & CHINA SALE

120 Old London Road (driveway before petrol station)

Sale of china and bric a brac

Tea or coffee with cakes and scones £1

Donation to OHPS

2.00 5.00pm

F.I.L.O. BREWERY TOUR

14-15 High Street

Find out how this local brewery works and taste the brew!

Donations to OHPS

2.15pm

TWITTENS AND CAT CREEPS

Meet at Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore

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, lasting approx 1hr 20mins, involves some steps and steep inclines and will include amusing factual and historical anecdotes. Led by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance £3.75 adults, £2.50 children under 14, from Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore or from guide on walk at £4 adults, £3 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Heritage Centre and OHPS

11.00 3.00pm

CRAFT FAIR

St Mary Star of the Sea Church Hall, High Street/The Bourne

Lcal craftworkers stalls. Refreshments available all day

Free entrance

Proceeds to church funds

2.30pm

The Official OLD TOWN WALK

Meet at top station of West Hill Lift

(You will find the West Hill Lift at the western end of George Street. Take a trip up in the lift to the top station or walk up via Cobourg Place and over the West Hill)

The official Old Hastings Preservation Society walk, with experienced guides, is downhill and takes approx 2 hours, with visits to the many historical and picturesque sites of Hastings Old Town.

There is no charge but donations to the Old Hastings Preservation Society are welcome.

From 7.00pm

'PAELLA' COOKED BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES

49 High Street

Sangria and Spanish food!

There will be a charge for the food

Donations to High Street Traders' charities and OHPS

7.00 11.00pm

HIGH STREET PARTY

High Street

Sideshows, stalls, bands, children's fancy dress competition, jitterbugging, belly dancing and much, much more. Non-stop entertainment. A section of the High Street and all of Roebuck Street will be closed for the event. Organised by High Street Traders raising funds for local charities.

7.00pm

CHILDREN'S FANCY DRESS COMPETITION

At the Street Party in High Street

Two classes: under 8 and 8 & over

Prizes and presents for all entrants

7.30pm / 8.30pm / 9.30pm

'I LOVE THIS TOWN' by Glenn Veness

Electric Palace Cinema, 39 High Street

The Electric Palace invites you once again to its popular screening of films featuring Hastings and its inhabitants, as captured by local film maker Glenn Veness.

Free event

Donations welcome

8.00pm

ANCIENT INNKEEPERS TRAIL

Meet at Chessboard, George Street

Join us for a 75 minute walk (or stagger!) around the ancient innes of Hastings Old Town. Hear the fascinating history and folklore behind the old innes and pubs and step back into the smuggling era! Ticket includes light refreshment at two ancient innes and fun quiz and games en route. Tickets £5 per person. Numbers limited so early booking advised. Tickets available from Carnival Office in High Street or on the tour. Over 18s only. Organised by Tina & John Lakin

Friday 11th August

10.30 11.30am

HASTINGS LOCAL MARKET

All Saints Hall, All Saints Street

Home grown fruit and vegetables, home baked cakes & savouries, home made preserves & chutneys plus plants and flowers

10.00 12noon

OPEN GARDEN

89 High Street

Enjoy 'the garden with a difference'. Refreshments available.

Proceeds to Open Doors and OHPS

12.00 3.00pm

OWLS at the seaside

Adjacent to the Fishermens Museum, Rock a Nore

Jackie Cullen from Hastings Bird Rescue brings her owls to the Old Town. Learn about the birds and even stroke them. For a small donation in the collecting bucket, you can have your photo taken holding an owl. Hastings Bird Rescue relies solely on donations. The event will not take place if it is raining. Donations to Hastings Bird Rescue and OHPS

2.00 4.00pm

ART EXHIBITION AND SALE

Tuskervin, 70 Croft Road

Three dimensional decoupage. Pictures, silk paintings, etc. View of the Old Town from the patio.

Donation to OHPS

2.00 5.00pm

OPEN GARDEN & CHINA SALE

120 Old London Road (driveway before petrol station)

Sale of china and bric a brac

Tea or coffee with cakes and scones £1

Donation to OHPS

3.00 5.00pm

DICKENS COTTAGE OPEN

112 High Street

Progress on the restoration of this historic house and a display of finds from the excavations.

Proceeds to OHPS History Centre

7.00 8.30pm

ARCHITECTURAL WALK 'All Saints Street then and now'

Meet outside All Saints Church, All Saints Street

Stroll along the high pavement to the seafront, looking at the architecture of the buildings and considering the many changes which have taken place in the last 100 years, both to their appearance and usage. Route suitable for wheelchairs

£2.50 per person

Proceeds to St Michael's Hospice and OHPS

7.15pm

SMUGGLERS WALK

Meet at Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore

An atmospheric and entertaining guided walk of approx 1hr 20mins around the Old Town and Fishing Quarter, recounting true stories of smuggling in Hastings in the 18 th and early 19 th centuries and the involvement of local people. Conducted by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance £3.75 adults, £2.50 children under 14, from Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore or from guide on walk at £4 adults, £3 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Heritage Centre and OHPS.

7.30pm

HAUNTED HASTINGS PUBS TOURS

Meet at Swan Gardens, High Street

The Drinkers' Ghost Walk that starts and finishes with visits to haunted pubs, lasting approx 1hr 30mins. £5.50 (not including drinks). Numbers limited so early booking advised. Tickets available from Carnival Office in High Street or on the tour. Over 18s only

7.30pm

EVENING WALK led by Dr Peter Marsden to the 'Amsterdam' at low tide.

Meet on the Beach Side of Bridge Way at Bulverhythe, off Bexhill Road, St Leonards on Sea

Donations very welcome. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult

7.30pm (doors and bar open 6.30pm)

DROP DEAD DIVAS

St Mary in the Castle, Pelham Place

A cabaret night to remember with the Drop Dead Divas, Adèle Anderson (from Fascinating Aida), Alvin Stardust, Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw performing swing, jazz, west end musical, rock and acoustic in the fabulous setting of St Mary in the Castle.

Wine, beer and soft drinks available.

Table seats £13.50 per person; Stall & Balcony seats £9; sorry, no concessions. Tickets available from 01424 812662 or Hastings Information Centre on The Stade, or Priory Meadow.

Dress code: whatever you feel comfortable in casual or evening wear it's up to you!

This is a charity event, raising funds for local charities.

We are grateful for sponsorship from the The Roost Group, Fuga and others, without whom this event would not have taken place

 

8.00pm

AMSTERDAM THEME NIGHT

The Royal Albion pub, George Street

Amsterdam theme night and cabaret by international drag artistes.

Fancy Dress as glamorous as you like!! In aid of St Michael's Hospice

8.00pm

HASTINGS OLD TOWN GHOST WALK

Meet at Chessboard, George Street

Join us for 75 minutes of things that go bump in the night! Hear terrifying tales of ghosts and spooky tales of witches! Also hear about the fascinating history of this wonderful area. Route includes uphill walks and steps. Children must be accompanied by adults. Tickets £4 adults, £3 children. Numbers limited so early booking advised. Tickets available from Carnival Office in High Street or on the tour. Organised by Tina & John Lakin


Saturday 12th August

10.00am 4.00pm

FAIRY MAKE-OVERS

Geddes Muir Studios, 32 High Street. 01424 420188

Have a picture taken of your little one. Fairy outfits, wings and wands provided. Ages 3-8 years.

£5 per child. No appointment needed.

Donation to OHPS

10.30am 12noon

PARISH GIFT DAY

St Clements Church, High Street

11.00am

FROM THE OLD TOWN TO THE NEW TOWN

Meet on seafront opposite the west end of West Street

In the early 19 th century, the town of Hastings spread out of the Bourne Valley to where the town centre is today. How and why did this happen?

Guided walk led by local historian Steve Peak

£2 per person in aid of OHPS new headquarters

11.00am

HOISTING THE SAIL

Beside the Fishermens Museum, Rock a Nore

Demonstration of hoisting the sail on the Rebecca May, the oldest fishing boat on Hastings fishing beach

11.00am late

GARDEN RAILWAY EXHIBITION

All Saints Hall, All Saints Street

An exhibition of three model railway layouts plus lots of information and advice

Organised by the Sussex G Scale Group

Admission £2 adults, 50p children

11.00 2.00pm

OWLS at the seaside

Adjacent to the Fishermens Museum, Rock a Nore

Jackie Cullen from Hastings Bird Rescue brings her owls to the Old Town. Learn about the birds and even stroke them. For a small donation in the collecting bucket, you can have your photo taken holding an owl. Hastings Bird Rescue relies solely on donations. The event will not take place if it is raining. Donations to Hastings Bird Rescue and OHPS

2.15pm

FOYLES WALK

Meet at Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore

A fascinating 'war time' guided walk of approx 1 hour, taking in most of the Hastings TV film locations being used for this popular TV series. Led by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets Adults £3.50, children under 14 £2.50 from Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore or from the guide on the walk £4 adults, £2.75 children under 14. Donations to Shipwreck Heritage Centre and OHPS

5.00pm

GRAND CARNIVAL PROCESSION

Starting from Rock a Nore Car Park, along the seafront to Pelham Place Fountain, back to the Old Town and up High Street, then down All Saints Street

8.00pm

HASTINGS HORROR WALK

Meet at Swan Gardens, High Street

True Tales of Terror from the town's less illustrious past revealed in grim detail. Definitely not for the squeamish! A walking tour lasting approx 1hr 30mins. Participants with dogs on leads welcome. £5.50 adults only. In advance from Carnival Office, High Street or on the evening. Numbers limited so early booking advised.

8.00pm

GHOSTLY MURDER GAME

Meet at Chessboard, George Street

Now is your chance to become a detective and help solve an age-old murder mystery! Based on a popular story from Hastings Ghost Walk by Tina Lakin this spooky tale really does come alive. Spend the evening exploring the old streets, hunting for clues, searching for answers and solving the riddles and messages hidden in the codes! This is great fun for everyone. Prizes!! Tickets £7.50 in advance from Carnival Office, High Street or phone 07738 826541. Organised by Tina & John Lakin

9.00pm

FIREWORKS



Sunday 13th August

11.00am

CARNIVAL JAZZ BREAKFAST

St Mary in the Castle, Pelham Place

Listen to The Vintage Hot 5 while eating breakfast

Tickets £6 in advance from Hastings Information Centre. Or on the door £8, £7 members. To include coffee and cake.

Organised by St Mary in the Castle Friends

11.00am 4.00pm

GARDEN RAILWAY EXHIBITION

All Saints Hall, All Saints Street

An exhibition of three model railway layouts plus lots of information and advice

Organised by the Sussex G Scale Group

Admission £2 adults, 50p children

2.00pm

FISHING BOAT PARADE

Hastings is home to the biggest beach-based fishing fleet in Europe, and local fishermen will compete for a prize of the best dressed boat. They will then parade from The Stade to the Pier and back by sea, of course!

2.00 4.00pm

OPEN FLAT AND ROOF GARDEN

Flat 4, 33 High Street

Entrance £1, to include free glass of home-made wine

In aid of OHPS headquarters at 21 Courthouse Street, Old Town

2.15pm

TWITTENS AND CAT CREEPS

Meet at Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore

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, lasting approx 1hr 20mins, involves some steps and steep inclines and will include amusing factual and historical anecdotes. Led by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance £3.75 adults, £2.50 children under 14, from Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore or from guide on walk at £4 adults, £3 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Heritage Centre and OHPS

2.30pm

THE FAMOUS HASTINGS BACK PASSAGES TOUR

Meet at Chessbooard, George Street

An intriguing labyrinth of ancient alleys revealed by an award winning arts festival tour leader. Walk lasts approx 1hr 40mins. Participants with dogs on leads are welcome.

Adults £5, £3.50 under 16. Numbers limited so early booking advised. Tickets available from Carnival Office in High Street or on the tour.

3.00pm

LOGGETTS COMPETITION

Stag Inn, All Saints Street

4.30pm

FOYLES WALK

Meet at Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore

A fascinating 'war time' guided walk of approx 1 hour, taking in most of the Hastings TV film locations being used for this popular TV series. Led by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets Adults £3.50, children under 14 £2.50 from Shipwreck Heritage Centre, Rock a Nore or from the guide on the walk £4 adults, £2.75 children under 14. Donations to Shipwreck Heritage Centre and OHPS

6.30pm

SONGS OF PRAISE

St Clements Church, High Street

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