HASTINGS OLD TOWN CARNIVAL WEEK
PROGRAMME 2013
August 3rd - August 11 2013
This programme was published in good faith, the organisers regret if any item was withdrawn or cancelled due to circumstances beyond their control
Not to be confused with Hastings Week, 12th - 20th OCTOBER 2013

Hastings Old Town Carnival Week Some roads in the Old Town will be closed for the Pram Race and Carnival Procession more >>

The Old Town Carnival Week Office
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street. TN34 3AU
Open everyday during the week from 11-4 Tel: 01424 424744 ohps@ohps.org.uk
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Hastings Old Town Carnival WeekPictures from Hastings Old Town Carnival Week can be seen in the photogallery


Hastings Printing Company HASTINGS PRINTING COMPANY
is very pleased to be one of the sponsors
of The Old Town Carnival Week, and to
print the programme for 2013.
www.hastings-print.co.uk 01424 720 477

A Thank-you

to the sponsors of the
printed programme

French's Skips
www.frenchskips.com

Skinners Sheds Ltd
www.skinners-sheds.com

01424 716 716

Skinners Sheds - Proud Sponsors of the
2013 Old Town Carnival Week Programme
A Thank-you for the publicity
Don't forget that Carnival news and pictures appear in the  Click for Hastings Observer
Arrow FM
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Licensing
PRS

PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want.
These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.
For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828

 
Exhibitions on all week
Click for Walks page

Saturday 3rd August 2013


10am to 5pm
Old Town Hall Museum Exhibition Finds from St Helens Church, Exhibitions on all week

10.30am to 4pm
Opening of exhibitions at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street.
Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve a display by Friends of Hastings Country Park and “Some Old Town Twittens” featuring photos by Alan Harding and OHPS. Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group ‘Archaeological Evidence for land use in Hastings Country Park’ Exhibitions on all week

10.30am
Tug-o-War Outside Lifeboat Station, The Stade.
Inter Pub tug of war with Ladies and Men’s teams. Entries close and money to be paid by 17th July.
All enquiries to Claire Harley 07967 964460

10.30am to 6pm
Open Studio
Liz Finch and Jo Redpath Oak Passage, off High Street or the Light Steps, George Street

From 11.00am
Judging the Best Dressed Window in All Saints Street
This year’s theme “Wonders of the Deep”. The Winners Certificates will be presented on Sunday 4th at the Coronation Ceremony of the Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen at approximately 2.30pm at Winkle Island.

11.00am to 1pm
Coffee Morning in Open Garden
110 The Bourne (entrance between 139 & 140 All Saints Street)
Come and relax and enjoy coffee, cakes & biscuits in a hidden Old Town garden – relax. Courtesy of John and Mary Allaway. Donations to OHPS.

11.00am to 5.00pm
Fun in Courthouse Street
A day of entertainment in Courthouse Street including the usual Fun & Frolics for children andadults alike, with sideshows, a raffle and other fun. Come and get your Courthouse Passport and a chance to win fifty golden coins followed by entertainment on the stage at Reeves Corner until 6.15pm when the Old Town Criers Competition
starts.

11.00am to 5pm
Have a go on the Potters Wheel At Old Hastings Pottery, 3 Courthouse Street

12 noon approx
Opening the “George Woods photographs” exhibition at Hastings Fishermen’s Museum.
George Woods photographed Hastings in the 1890s and we are grateful to Hastings Museum and Art Gallery for allowing us to exhibit this unique collection of images of our fishing industry. Entrance free, donations to Fishermen’s Museum welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Exhibitions on all week

1pm – 9pm
RNLI Free Beach Concert
On the Stade adjacent to the Lifeboat House. Collection on behalf of the RNLI.

Saturday 3rd August 1pm-9pm

Free Beach Concert

More tomorrow


The beach concert is a free event and there is a bar on site, so the audience are encouraged not to bring their own alcohol. Due to insurance restrictions, barbeques are banned.
Thanks to you all – donations gratefully received. This will be the 25th year of Beach Concert so we are all ready to party!

2pm to 4pm
Summer Fete
Old Hastings House, 132 High Street Various stalls including bottle stall and tombola, raffle and entertainment.
Donations welcome to Magdalen and Lasher Charity. Wheelchair accessible.
Donation to OHPS.

2pm
Foyles Walk Meet at Shipwreck Museum. Click for Walks page

2.30pm
Old Town Walk From the top of the West Hill Lift. Click for Walks page

3pm to 4.30pm
Stade Guided Walk Meet at Lifeboat House. Click for Walks page

3pm approx.
In Courthouse Street Juliette Dodd will be demonstrating a live pastel Portrait of the Carnival Queen ( inside the History House if wet) The finished picture will be presented to her after the official crowning ceremony on Sunday.

3pm
Hidden Hastings Revealed Walk Meet at Chessboard, Butlers Gaps, George Street. Click for Walks page

3.30pm

Twittens and Cat Creeps Walk – Meet at Shipwreck Museum. Click for Walks page

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

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

7pm
Pirates and Wreckers Walk
Meet at St Clements Church Steps Click for Walks page

7.15pm
Twilight Smugglers Walk Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore. Click for Walks page

8pm
Electric Palace
High Street
Last Shop Standing PLUS Snodgrass (short film)
www.electricpalacecinema.com

8.30 pm
After Dark Ghost Walk Meet St Clements Church Steps. Click for Walks page

 

Exhibitions on all week
Click for Walks page

Sunday 4th August 2013

Church Services
Rev Robert Featherstone and congregation welcome you to join them in the newly refurbished historic St Clements Church. Wheelchair access from west door.
8am
Holy Communion (BCP)

10am
Celebration Eucharist (CW)

10am and 11.30am
Mass at St Mary Star of the Sea 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 719799.

10.30am to 6pm
Open Studio
Liz Finch and Jo Redpath Oak Passage, off High Street or the Light Steps George Street.

11am
Hidden Hastings Revealed Walk Meet at Chessboard, Butlers Gaps, George Street. Click for Walks page

11am to 4pm
Exhibitions at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street.
Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve a display by Friends of Hastings Country Park and “Some Old Town Twittens” featuring photos by Alan Harding and OHPS. Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group ‘Archaeological Evidence for land use in Hastings Country Park’.Exhibitions on all week

11am to 4pm
All Saints Arts and Crafts Fair – Recycled by Rachel Celebrating the best of local arts and crafts. Free entry so come along to All Saints Hall, All Saints Street, for beautiful makes and tasty cakes and support our local creative scene.

11am to 4pm
Open Working Studio
39a Tackleway Paintings, prints and 3D by Roland Jarvis.

11.00am to 1pm
Coffee Morning in Open Garden 110 The Bourne (entrance between 139 & 140 All Saints Street) Come and relax and enjoy coffee, cakes & biscuits in a hidden Old Town garden – relax. Courtesy of John and Mary Allaway. Donations to OHPS.

11.00am to 5.00pm
Lifeboat Penny Lane
Courthouse Street.
Courthouse Street becomes “Penny Lane” for the day, raising funds for Hastings Lifeboat. Non-stop entertainment, life music, games, children’s fun, raffle, tombola, and much, much, more including a visit from Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen accompanied by her gorgeous princesses. A PICS event.

11.00am to 5pm
Have a go on the Potters Wheel At Old Hastings Pottery, 3 Courthouse Street.

12noon to 2pm
Hastings Net Shops Museum
The Hastings net shops have recently been upgraded to grade II* listed buildings because of their architectural uniqueness. Since the 1980s,
local historian Steve Peak has played a leading role in saving them, and he owns one, dating from 1835, which he preserves as a museum. Inside is a large collection of original fishing and marine artefacts, many dating from pre-World War Two. The museum is not open very often, but today you can come inside and catch a glimpse of life in the days of sail. Admission free.

12noon to 5pm
Exhibition Finds from St Helens Church, Old Town Hall Museum. Exhibitions on all week

1pm – 7pm
RNLI Free Beach Concert
On the Stade adjacent to the Lifeboat House.
Collection on behalf of the RNLI.

Sunday 4th August 1pm-7pm


Free Beach Concert

 

The beach concert is a free event and there is a bar on site, so the audience are encouraged not to bring their own alcohol. Due to insurance
restrictions, barbeques are banned. Thanks to you all – donations gratefully received.
This will be the 25th year of Beach Concert so we are all ready to party!

2.00pm
Iceni Belly Dancers Display of scintillating Eastern Dance on Winkle Island.
Hasting Coastal Twirlers display on Stade Open Space.

2pm to 4.30pm
Lower Torfield Allotments Open Day
Lower Torfield, bottom of Old London Road. Open day, entry by donation to OHPS. Raffle, Picnic Areas, BBQ, home-made wine [on donation], Come and see the award winning site. Bring your own picnic if desired. Not suitable for wheelchairs.

2.30pm
Crowning of Old Town Carnival Queen on Winkle Island followed by presentation of awards for Best Dressed Window in All Saints Street.

3.00pm
Coronation Procession around Hastings Old Town Follow the procession from Winkle Island along the seafront to the roundabout, back up High Street and down All Saints Street to the Stade Open Space. Procession to be headed by the Mayor of Hastings , Cllr Alan Roberts, our Member of Parliament, Amber Rudd and other local dignitaries, who will be accompanied by the Iceni Belly Dancers, Hastings Coastal Twirlers and supported by several bands and drummers.

3pm
Stade Guided Walk Meet at Lifeboat House.Click for Walks page

3pm

Pirates and Wreckers Walk- Meet St Clements Steps.Click for Walks page

4.00pm approximately
Iceni Belly Dancers A final display on Stade Open Space and Hastings Coastal Twirlers give a final display on Stade Open Space.

7.30pm
The Hastings Horror Walk Meet St Clements Church Steps Click for Walks page

8pm
Electric Palace
High Street
Beyond the Hills
www.electricpalacecinema.com

Exhibitions on all week
Click for Walks page

Monday 5th August 2013

10.30am to 12 noon
Wendy Cameron Dance Show with stalls Crypt, St Mary Star of the Sea Church Lovely dance show by children of Wendy Cameron School of Dance at 11am. Various stalls and nearly new clothes raffle organised by the Community Club. £1 entry to include show, stalls, tea/coffee and
biscuits. Proceeds to St Mary Star of the Sea Church and Two Towers Trust. Donation to OHPS. Wheelchair accessible.

11am
Stade Guided Walk Meet at Lifeboat House Click for Walks page

11am to 4pm
Exhibitions at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street.
Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve a display by Friends of Hastings Country Park and “Some Old Town Twittens” featuring photos by Alan Harding and OHPS. Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group ‘Archaeological Evidence for land use in Hastings Country Park’ Exhibitions on all week

11am to 4pm
Open Working Studio 39a Tackleway. Paintings, prints and 3D by Roland Jarvis

11.00am to 5pm
Have a go on the Potters Wheel At Old Hastings Pottery, 3 Courthouse Street

11.00am to 5.00pm
Courthouse Street Fun Day Another spectacular day of free Family Fun with non-stop entertainment throughout the day including live music, barbecue, side shows, stalls and much, much more. A High Street Trader’s event.

2pm
Dandies and Dragoons Walk Meet Hastings History House, Courthouse Street Click for Walks page

2pm to 3pm
Hastings Old Town Health Walk Meet opposite the Jenny Lind, High Street A walk through the Old Town. Click for Walks page

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

2pm onwards
Cream Teas and High C’s At St Clements Church – Cream teas with a musical twist, Opera South East will perform songs from
their Repertoire at 3pm. In aid of the Two Towers Trust, fundraising to maintain our two Mediaeval Churches.

4.00pm
The Great Whelk Eating Competition. Courthouse Street The 2nd Annual Competition for the title of “Hastings Champion Whelk Eater”. Give a fiver donation to Hastings Lifeboat and try your luck at beating the reigning champion’s time for eating a pint of fresh Hastings Whelks. Winner receives an engraved cup and crown to be held for one year. Sponsored by White’s Seafood & Steak Bar

4.30pm
“Knickers for dusters” – the true story of an austerity household in 1947. A talk by Victoria Seymour at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street. Tickets £2.50 refreshments available.

6pm to 7pm
Talk Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture
With Mrs Ke Xia Xu at 8 Sturdee Place. Free talk but donations welcome.

6.00pm
Seaboot Race Courthouse Street

SEABOOT RACE
In memory of Peter Trickett, an Old Towner who died in 2002. Fastest runner wearing seaboots along the length of Courthouse Street, round a lobster pot, and back. Timed certificates presented to all entrants. The winner is presented with Peter Trickett’s walking stick, to be held for one year. Sponsored by John Bray Estate Agents and White’s Seafood and Steak House. Another High Street Trader’s 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 Nurses.

7.30pm
Concert On the 1878 Father Willis organ by Daniel Moult from London in All Saints Church. (Assisted wheelchair access from Tackleway via side door). Tickets: £8 at the door.

8.00pm approximately
Grand Charity Auction (follows Seaboot Race) Reeves Corner, High Street Grand Auction of gifts donated by Old Town Traders. All sold without reserve so you are sure of a bargain. Auctioneer: Ian Porter. Raising Funds for Local Good Causes. Another High Street Trader’s
event.

8.30pm
After Dark Ghost Walk Meet at St Clements Church steps opposite Swan Gardens, High Street. Click for Walks page


Exhibitions on all week
Click for Walks page

Tuesday 6th August 2013


10am to 5pm
Exhibition Of finds from St Helens Church, Old Town Hall Museum, High Street. Exhibitions on all week

10 am to12 noon Coffee morning and Open Garden Garden Cottage, Croft Road Coffee and Cakes in a lovely garden, art cards also
for sale. Courtesy of Ann Novotny Entrance fee £3. Donations to MS Society and OHPS.

10.30 am
Walk with John Shirlaw “Exploring the Architecture of All Saints Street starts with an introduction in Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street. Click for Walks page

11am
Stade Guided Walk Meet at Lifeboat Station. Click for Walks page

11am to 4pm
Exhibitions at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street. Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve a display by Friends of Hastings Country Park and “Some Old Town Twittens” featuring photos by Alan Harding and OHPS. Hastings Area Archaeological Research
Group ‘Archaeological Evidence for land use in Hastings Country Park’. Exhibitions on all week

11am to 4pm
Open Working Studio 39a Tackleway. Paintings, prints and 3D by Roland Jarvis.

11.00 to 5pm
Have a go on the Potters Wheel At Old Hastings Pottery, 3 Courthouse Street.
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12noon to 2.30pm
Hot and Cold Buffet Lunch Organised by 2nd Hastings Rainbows. All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Street. Hot and cold buffet lunch with a choice of either meat, cheese or quiche served with a selection of about 15 different home-made salads, and a choice of a roll/bread or potatoes, inlcuding tea/coffee or a soft drink £4.25. Desserts are also available. Wheelchair accessible.

2pm
Twittens and Cat Creeps Walk Meet at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock-aNore-Road Click for Walks page

2 to 5pm
Open Garden 64 Croft Road. A rare chance to visit a secret garden, hidden behind a high brick wall. It is a hillside garden on several levels that has been developed over the past 15 years by the owner who is the Gardens Editor for Country Living magazine as well as blogging as The Enduring Gardener. Lots of steps. No dogs please. Entrance £1 for Thrive [Thrive is a national charity working to help people living with disability or mental ill health transform their lives through gardening.] Combine your visit with another hidden garden at 106 High Street (entrance from Salters Lane) where they will be serving organic cream teas – see below.

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

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

3.30 pm
Foyles Walk Meet at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road. Click for Walks page

4.30pm
Illustrated talk Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street“A History of Ore” with Christine Hayward, Tickets £2.50 refreshments available.

5.30pm to dusk
Bike Race - for the Jimmy Read Memorial Trophy Crown Lane

BIKE RACE
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 All Saints Church All creatures great and small welcome for a blessing. This is an opportunity for you to bring your pets for a service of thanksgiving but please make sure they are kept secure at all times. Assisted wheelchair access from Tackleway.

7.30pm
Said Eucharist (CW) All Saints Church.

8pm – 10.30pm still TBC
“The Sixties” - Charity Pub Quiz Cinque Ports Arms, All Saints Street This year “The Sixties” (yes, change of title this year)– all questions will be about the 1960s and quizzers are encouraged to wear 60s gear! This is a popular event so participants are encouraged to arrive early.
£2 per person entry.

8.00 pm
The Hastings Horror Walk Meet St Clements Church Steps. Click for Walks page


Exhibitions on all week
Click for Walks page

Wednesday 7th August 2013

10am to 5pm
Exhibition Of finds from St Helens Church, Old Town Hall Museum, High Street. Exhibitions on all week

11am to 4pm
Exhibitions at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street. Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve a display by Friends of Hastings Country Park and “Some Old Town Twittens” featuring photos by Alan Harding and OHPS. Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group ‘Archaeological Evidence for land use in Hastings Country Park’. Exhibitions on all week

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.

11am to 5pm
Have a go on the Potters Wheel At Hastings Pottery, 3 Courthouse Street.

12 noon to 2 pm
Ploughman’s Lunch Crypt, St Mary Star of the Sea. Ploughman’s Lunch, desserts, tea/coffee.£5. Raffle. Proceeds to St Mary Star of the Sea, Donation to OHPS. Wheelchair accessible.

1 to 1.30pm
Lunchtime Organ Recital In St Clements Church. Organist Fr. Robert Featherstone SSC, Parish Priest. Retiring collection in aid of the Organ Fund, All Saints Organ.

2 pm – 5 pm
Open Garden 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, children free. Pimms or juice £1 donation. Some garden seats available. Not accessible for wheelchairs.

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

2pm
Dandies and Dragoons Walk Meet at Hastings History House Click for Walks page

5.30pm
Talk Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street.“Twittens and Cat Creeps” an illustrated talk by Clive Richardson to tie in with one of our
exhibitions. Do the talk and the walk walk times. Tickets £2 .50 refreshments available. Click for Walks page

6pm onwards
Putting Knockout at the Miniature Golf Course on Marine Parade. A family event open to all with trophies and prizes for the lowest round men and women plus junior cup for boys and girls. Organised by Hastings Winkle Club. Entrance fee set by Stade Miniature Golf at a reduced rate for competitors. Proceeds to local good causes. With thanks to David and Marion Hartley for continuing to support the club with this event.

7pm for 7.30pm to 8 pm start
Pram Race

PRAM RACE
Register at The Cutter Pub, on the seafront opposite the boating lake, by 6pm on Tuesday 6th 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 6th 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.
Entry forms here

Hastings Old Town Carnival Week Some roads in the Old Town will be closed for the Pram Race and Carnival Procession more >>

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

8.30 pm
After Dark Ghost Walk Meet at St Clements Church steps opposite Swan Gardens, High Street. Click for Walks page

 

Exhibitions on all week
Click for Walks page

Thursday 8th August 2013

10am to 5pm
Exhibition Of finds from St Helens Church, Old Town Hall Museum, High Street Exhibitions on all week

10am
Outside the Wall Walk Meet at History House Click for Walks page

10.30 am to 4.30 pm
Open Garden 8 High Street. An extraordinary and award winning Old Town garden featuring tropical and exotic plants with feature fountain and gazebo. Plenty of seating to enjoy a fabulous view with tea and home made cakes. Courtesy of Mags Ivatts. Entry charge is £4 including tea and home-made cakes, in support of Hastings Bonfire Society and donation to OHPS.

11am
Electric Palace
High Street
The Spirit of 45
www.electricpalacecinema.com

11am to 4pm
Exhibitions at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street. Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve a display by Friends of Hastings Country Park and “Some Old Town Twittens” featuring photos by Alan Harding and OHPS. Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group ‘Archaeological Evidence for land use in Hastings Country Park’.Exhibitions on all week

11am to 5pm
Have a go on the Potters Wheel at Old Hastings Pottery, 3 Courthouse Street.

12 noon to 2.30pm
Ploughman’s Lunch By All Saints’ Monday Wives in All Saints Hall. Ploughman’s lunch, sweet, coffee/tea/juice £5 Children £2. Wheelchair accessible.

1pm
St Clements Church Sung Eucharist

2 pm to 5pm
Open Garden At Strawberry Cottage 36 Tackleway. Visit this beautiful secluded garden courtesy of Don Brant. Entry £1 for OHPS. Not accessible for wheelchairs as 3 steps down into the garden.

2.30pm

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

6.pm
Twilight Smugglers Walk Meet at Shipwreck Museum Click for Walks page

6.30 pm
Sound Waves Community Choir
Butler’s Gap, George Street. Come and listen to The Sound Waves Community Choir singing Rock &Pop, Gospel & Shanties Butler’s Gap in George Street from 6.30 pm. Donations to OHPS.

7.00pm to 11.00pm
High Street Traders Street Party

High Street Traders Street Party
High Street & Brewery Yard All the fun of the Fair and more!!! It all happens at the High Street Trader’s Street Party with continuous free entertainment, live bands, children’s rides, bouncy castle, food court, ethnic food, traditional British Barbecue, etc. and a gigantic Street Market. A High Street Trader’s event raising funds for Local Good Causes. TTA Street Dance Group performing in Roebuck Street, led by Tom Roache. To book a stall at the Street Market
Call Harris Woodcock on 07808 093753.

8.00 pm
Electric Palace
High Street
I love this town by Glenn Veness
www.electricpalacecinema.com

8.30 pm
The Hastings Horror Walk Meet St Clements Church Steps. Click for Walks page

9.30 pm
Electric Palace
High Street
I love this town by Glenn Veness
www.electricpalacecinema.com

 

 

Exhibitions on all week
Click for Walks page

Friday 9th August 2013


10am to 4pm
Local Market on the Stade Food and crafts pic right of market

10am to 5pm
Exhibition Of finds from St Helens Church, Old Town Hall Museum, High Street. Exhibitions on all week

10.30am to 11.30am (today and every Friday)
Hastings Old Town Country Market – all homemade produce All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Street. No entrance fee. Coffee and cake served at 50p each. Home-made jams, marmalade, pickles, cakes, savouries, and curries for sale. Also plants, flowers and vegetables. Wheelchair accessible.

From 11am

Activities, Entertainment, Music and much more for Children in Butlers Gap. In memory of Norman Race ‘It will be a stormin
good day’. There will be a small charge in aid of Charity for Kids. Watch out for posters with all the exciting details.

11am, 12 noon and 1pm.
Stables Theatre and Arts Centre Guided Tour The Bourne. Tours of the building including (where possible) backstage. The theatre building dates back to 1746 and has been a theatre since 1959 – come and hear how it all began. Donations to OHPS. Enquiries: box office 01424-423221.

11am to 1pm
Children’s Art Trail and Drawing Workshop Jerwood Gallery, Rock a Nore Road. Come to the Jerwood Gallery to complete an Art Trail around the Gallery. The Trail is suitable for children between the ages of 5-11 years. Normal entrance fees will apply. Details from Jerwood
Gallery. Wheelchair accessible.

11am to 4pm
Exhibitions at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve a display by Friends of Hastings Country Park and “Some Old Town Twittens” featuring photos by Alan Harding and OHPS. Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group ‘Archaeological Evidence for land use in Hastings Country Park’. Exhibitions on all week

11am to 5pm
Have a go on the Potters Wheel Old Hastings Pottery, 3 Courthouse Street.

11.30am (and 3 pm)
“Punch and Judy at Home” Half Sovereign Cottage by the Fishermen’s Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road - A real, live Punch & Judy show! No marionettes, no puppets, but PEOPLE. Collection for Fishermen’s Museum and OHPS.

12 noon to 2.30pm
Cheese and Wine Lunch Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street. Local cheeses from Penbuckles. Great value at £5. Organised by the Old Hastings Preservation Society. Join us and find out what goes on at our HQ. Get your raffle tickets for our fundraising draw with
Cash and other prizes to win. The draw is on Sat 10th at 4pm.

1pm
Lunchtime Concert
All Saints Church, All Saints Street. Spend a peaceful lunchtime in this beautiful church enjoying songs by some of the world’s greatest
composers performed by Linda Grace (mezzosoprano) in aid of church funds. Free admission, retiring collection.

1pm to 4pm
Workshop Enchantment Under the Sea in St Clements Church by Radiator Arts Mermaid Tail workshops, Barbie Doll mermaid workshops, Mermaid head dress workshops, Make your own Trident, & Jelly Fishes. Make your own Mermaid & Neptune Posters. Workshops must be booked in advance. £5.00 per child, there are limited places.
To book email your contact details and how many places you require to: mf.geddes@yahoo.com. or telephone 07813 808437.

2pm
Sea Babies Photographic Competition Ages 0 – 12 months Free Entry Sea Babies competition where the cutest baby voted for will be crowned Sea Baby of the year 2013 and receive a FREE 10 x 8 photograph. It is free to enter and you will be able to buy prints of your baby from £5. Professional photographers will be on hand supplying props and costumes. You don’t need to bring anything but your baby.

3pm onwards
Mermaid, Neptune and Sea Creatures Children’s Fancy Dress Parade £1.00 entry Fee. Two Classes under 7 & over 7years. Prizes donated by Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings. Judging by Hastings Old Town Carnival Court
For more information contact: mf.geddes@yahoo.com or tel. 0781 380 8437 High Street Traders event see Hastings Old Town Traders facebook page

2pm to 5pm
Open Garden At Strawberry Cottage, 36 Tackleway. Visit this beautiful secluded garden courtesy of Don Brant. Donations for OHPS. Not accessible for wheelchairs as 3 steps down into the garden.

2pm-4pm
Afternoon Tea by 2nd Hastings old Town Brownies All Saints Hall, All Saints Street. Cream tea will include scones, fresh cream, jam and
tea /coffee with free refill. All for £3 (includes donation to OHPS). Wheelchair accessible.

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

3pm
Stade Guided Walk Meet at the lifeboat house Click for Walks page

3pm (earlier performance at 11.30 am)
“Punch and Judy at Home” Half Sovereign Cottage, Rock a Nore. A real, live Punch & Judy show! No marionettes, no puppets, but PEOPLE. Collection for Fishermen’s Museum and OHPS.

4.30pm
Exploring the Lost Roads of the Old Town Walk Meet at Hastings History House. Click for Walks page

7pm
Hidden Hastings Revealed Walk Meet at the Chessboard, Butlers Gap, George Street. Click for Walks page

7.15pm
Twilight Smugglers Walk Meet at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore. Click for Walks page

8.00pm
Electric Palace
High Street
The Spirit of 45
www.electricpalacecinema.com

8.30pm
After Dark Ghost Walk Meet at St Clements Church steps opposite Swan Gardens, High Street. Click for Walks page

 

Exhibitions on all week
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Saturday 10th August 2013

10am to 12.30
Open Day and Parish Gift Day St Clements Church. Come and meet the Rector and Churchwardens. Enjoy coffee, tea and cakes and this newly restored historic building. Wheelchair access by the west door.

10am to 5pm
Exhibition Of finds from St Helens Church, Old Town Hall Museum, High Street. Exhibitions on all week

11am
Stade Guided Walk Meet at Lifeboat House. Click for Walks page

11am
Hidden Hastings Revealed Walk Meet Chessboard, Butlers Gap, George Street. Click for Walks page

11am to 4pm
Exhibitions at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street. Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve a display by Friends of Hastings Country Park and “Some Old Town Twittens” featuring photos by Alan Harding and OHPS. Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group ‘Archaeological Evidence for land use in Hastings Country Park’ Exhibitions on all week

11am to 5pm
Have a go on the Potters Wheel. Old Hastings Pottery, 3 Courthouse Street.

11am to 5pm
135 Renovation Project – Living History Here’s another rare chance to see 135 All Saints Street, a16th century merchant’s house and one of
the most complete Tudor houses in the Old Town. As previous visitors will know, it has undergone a unique and extensive renovation programme from 2006-2011. The owner, Alastair Hendy, has taken it back to how it may have looked when first built, carrying out major structural repairs throughout, sympathetically restoring every surface and internal fixture - yet keeping the evolution of the house intact. This is an opportunity to experience first hand this magical time capsule lit by candle light, and to pick up a few tips on sensitive restoration and some
quirky interior design solutions. Carnival Week 2012 saw hundreds visit over one weekend, and for those who came before, please do come back, for now you can read all about the house’s history, how it was before, and the extraordinary changes it has seen. 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 run away. Entry: £3 per adult, £1 per child (under 18) Donation to OHPS.

1.45pm
Twittens and Cat Creeps Walk Click for Walks page

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

3.30pm
Foyle’s Walk Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore. Click for Walks page

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

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

5 pm
Hastings Old Town Carnival Procession

Grand Carnival Procession

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

Carnival Entry Forms are available from: Cobblers to the Old Town, High Street, Penbuckles, High Street, Hastings Information Centre and
Hastings History House or can be downloaded here (pdf) or here (word)

Entry Classes for Procession
A. Motor Vehicles –families and mixed ages
B. Motor Vehicles – pubs and clubs
C. Visiting Carnival Courts
D. Disability vehicles
F. Motor Vehicles –charitable organisations and associations
G. Pedestrian (mostly younger people)
H. Pedestrian (mostly older people)
K. Commercial and late entries (NOT JUDGED)
M. Majorettes (MUST SHOW CURRENT PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE)
P. Prams and other non-motorised vehicles.

Entry forms must be returned by Friday 9th August by post to:
Nadine Salmon 8 Oakfield Road, Hastings TN35 5AX
or by email to: nadine.salmon@yahoo.co.uk
or delivered by hand to Cobblers to the Old Town, High Street.

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


Hastings Old Town Carnival Week Some roads in the Old Town will be closed for the Pram Race and Carnival Procession more >>

Hastings Old Town Carnival Map
Exhibitions on all week
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Sunday 11th August 2013

11am
Pirates and Wreckers Walk Meet St Clements Steps. Click for Walks page

11am to 4pm
Exhibitions at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street. Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve a display by Friends of Hastings Country Park and “Some Old Town Twittens” featuring photos by Alan Harding and OHPS. Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group ‘Archaeological Evidence for land use in Hastings Country Park’ Exhibitions on all week

11am to 5pm
Open Garden The Beacon 67-68 St Mary’s Terrace, in the Old Town Conservation Area. An Acre of Garden, truly a ‘work in progress’; relax
on the lawn, try our Mexican inspired street food cooked outdoors, coffee, lunch and cream teas, browse the plant stall, listen to occasional live music, view the art exhibition. Entry £2 in aid of OHPS and the arts programme at the Beacon. Some of the garden is wheelchair accessible, but to a fairly basic standard. Please phone for information 01424 431305. or www.thebeaconhastings.wordpress.com There is limited parking down the track from near West Hill Playground or by foot down the steps opposite 12 St Mary’s Terrace.

11am to 5pm
135 Renovation Project – Living History Here’s another rare chance to see 135 All Saints Street, a 16th century merchant’s house and one of
the most complete Tudor houses in the Old Town. (See details under Saturday 10 August) Entry: £3 per adult, £1 per child (under 18).

11am to 5pm
Have a go on the Potters Wheel Old Hastings Pottery, 3 Courthouse Street.

12 noon to 5pm
Exhibition Of finds from St Helens Church, Old Town Hall Museum. Exhibitions on all week

12 noon to 2pm
Happy Harold Haul Bus Pull on the Stade near Lifeboat House. Happy Harold Trolley Bus pull in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity. Teams of 6men or 8 women. Cups for the fastest time pulling Happy Harold Trolley Bus. For more information contact Mick Barrow on 01424 713867

Happy Harold Haul



1.45pm
Foyle’s Walk Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore. Click for Walks page

2pm
Stade Guided Walk Meet at Lifeboat House. Click for Walks page

2pm – 5pm
Open Garden 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, children free. Pimms or juice £1 donation. Some garden seats available. Not ccessible for wheelchairs.

3pm
Hidden Hastings Revealed Walk Meet Chessboard, Butlers Gap, George Street. Click for Walks page

3pm to 6pm
Music - The Moors at the Stag The Stag Inn, All Saints Street Local band the Moors are back in their regular spot on the last Sunday of Old Town Week playing their eclectic mix of Eastern European, Gypsy, Blues and more.

3pm to 8pm
Annual World Loggets Championship The Stag Inn, All Saints Street The revived ancient game of Loggets is once again taking place in the top garden of the Stag Inn. It’s not quite boule, more like playing bowls on long grass with potato shaped wooden balls and some odd rules.

3.30pm
Twittens and Cat Creeps Walk Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore. Click for Walks page

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

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

8.00 pm
Electric Palace
High Street
Summer Music Season - Neil Young: Journeys
www.electricpalacecinema.com

 

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