2001 

13th-21st OCTOBER 2001

Site Updated 1st October 2001

(Not to be confused with Hastings Old Town Week and Carnival 6th - 14th August 2001)

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FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER  FRIDAY 12th OCT OBER SATURDAY  13th OCTOBER
 HASTINGS DAY SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER MONDAY 15th OCTOBER
TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER WEDNESDAY 17th OCTOBER THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER

FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER

SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER

SUNDAY 2 1 st OCTOBER

Until 14th October

AID TO HASTINGS, SIERRA LEONE
Culmination of goods to be sent . Clothes, shoes, children's clothes, toys, blankets, tins of meat - with a view to despatching them during HASTINGS WEEK. Collections at: Wellington Square Baptist Church or St.Helens Parish Church, The Ridge, Hastings.  10.00am - 10.30am weekdays, noon - 12.30pm Sunday 14th October. LOAF PROJECT.   Dr J.Geater 424955.

FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER

4pm SENIOR CITIZEN'S PAINTING COMPETITION EXHIBITION IN THE TOWN HALL
Judging and Presentations. Attendance by the Mayor Jackie Dowling. Contact: Mrs P. O'Brien on 445907.The Exhibition will continue throughout October.

FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER

7.30pm for 8pm OPENING GALA CONCERT OF THE  1066 JAZZ CLUB FOR THE FESTIVAL OF JAZZ  
High Beech Hotel, Eisenhower Drive off Washington Drive, Battle Road, St Leonards. Bob Kerr -Whoopee Band known as the most entertaining band specialising in traditional jazz idiom around today. Admission: £5 members £6 non-members. Everyone welcome.  Information 01424 713358 or 438290 Note there will be jazz events throughout the week.

8pm SILENT SCREEN MOVIE PRESENTATION
 with live piano accompaniment by Neil Brand at St Mary in-the Castle Hastings. Tickets: £5.

SATURDAY  13th OCTOBER

DISPLAY OF MURALS AT BROCKLEY HOUSE
9, Kent Road, Hollington in support of M.I.N.D. as published on BBC South.  Contact 854405

9 am SUSSEX GRAND PRIX OPEN TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT 
Summerfields Leisure Centre, Cambridge Road, Hastings. Competitors from around England in fierce competition for cups and medals. Under the watchful eye of top class judges, today's heats will seek out the best. Organiser: Carol Beames 01273 501884.

9.30am. OPENING CEREMONY 

Eastern end of Town Centre Precinct - Flag Pole Site. Assembly of Youth Services and Ex Service Standard Bearers. Hastings Sea Cadets Band and the 1066 Pipe Band led by Town Crier Jon Bartholomew march via the Underpass to join the assembly. One cadet from each service to man the flagpoles to raise the Union, the Borough and the Euro flags. The Mayor Clir. Jackie Dowling will then declare the opening of HASTINGS WEEK. The 1066 Pipe Band to play, then the order will be given to dismiss. 

11 am - 4pm 999 SERVICES EVENT
Displays by Ambulance, Coast - Guard, Fire, Helicopter, Lifeboat and Police. Exciting with some memories from the past. All the folks who ensure our safety; Red Cross and St. John's Ambulance in attendance. The Stade Car Park, Old Town, Hastings. (Supported by HBC)   For more information 01424 781111

COME TO ALEXANDRA PARK Co-ordinator  Liz Sargent.

11am - 3pm PLAY DAY IN THE PARK 
6yrs to 10yrs. Games (Claire Power). 10 - 12 yrs An Assault Course. Why not bring a picnic? Information Point, the Main Bowling Pavilion. Talk to people about the plans and renewals to our Park. 

2.30pm A WALK IN THE PARK
 
Leader Owen Johnson. Meet in Harmer's Lay-by Lower Park Road Hastings.

2.30pm A GALLERY TALK ON THE ACKNOWLEDGED SERVICES EXHIBITION 
by Brion Purdy (Historian).

6pm WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS 
Summerfields Leisure Centre, Cambridge Rd., Observer Trophy. Hastings Seagulls Water Polo Club and others fight for the wonderful trophy. Fast, furious and exciting! J. Pierce 

6.45pm 'SCRATCH MESSIAH' at St Clements Church, Old Town, Hastings. Rehearsal at 2pm.A'turn up and sing'
opportunity.All in aid of the Two Towers Trust Restoration. Support our wonderful churches.

7pm 'OVERTURE TO HASTINGS' 
A Concert featuring 150 students of Hastings and Rother Music Centre Including works by Brahms, Walton and Dvorak. Directed by John Boyd. demonstration of the ability of our Youth in music. St Mary in- the-Castle, Pelharn Place, Hastings. Tickets: £4. (children under 16 £2)

8.30pm JAZZ & BLUES 
Pissarro's Cafe/Bar, South Terrace, Hastings. Admission Free. For information telephone 01424 421363

8.30pm JAZZ AT THE MUSIC BAR CLUB 'M'
3-4,Western Road, St. Leonards. Free. For information telephone 01424 424161

 HASTINGS DAY SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER

DISPLAY OF MURALS AT BROCKLEY HOUSE
9, Kent Road, Hollington in support of M.I.N.D. as published on BBC South.  Contact 854405

9am SUSSEX GRAND PRIX OPEN TABLE TENNIS FINALS DAY. Fierce battles continue and finally the winner will emerge. The Mayor, Cllr Jackie Dowling will present the cups and medals during the evening, thanking the organisers and all those taking part.

11 am JAZZ BREAKFAST: 
MARTIN TAYLOR (GUITAR)  One of the great jazz legends having played with everyone including Stephan Grapelli. St. Mary in-the-Castle, Pelham Place, Hastings. 
Tickets £6 Booked and paid in advance, £7 on the door. Friends tickets £5 booked and paid in advance or £6 on the door to include coffee and pastries.

ALEXANDRA PARK
11am ALEXANDRA PARK MINIATURE RAILWAY GROUP EVENT 
The re-opening of the miniature railway in Alexandra Park.†
The newly formed Alexandra Park Miniature Railway group†aims to run passenger hauling
miniature trains from 11am to about 4pm on the miniature railway in Alexandra Park, located
just North of the former Pets Corner.†The event will be opened by the mayor, and rides are by
donation. The Alexandra Park Miniature Railway is a non profit making organization run entirely
by unpaid volunteers who intend to open the railway approximately once a month to give
mainly steam train rides to the young and young at heart. For more details e-mail
rconnor@rivercottage.screaming.net
  or phone Rupert Connor on Hastings 440329†

Noon MODERN JAZZ. 
Pissarro's. South Terrace, Hastings. Free.

ALEXANDRA PARK AGAIN
2.30prn ANOTHER WALK
You will be amazed to see the improvements in hand already and to hear about the plans for the future. Few towns have such a beautiful Park and for a Seaside resort it really is a bonus.

2.45prn THE GONFALON CEREMONY -THE RAISING OF WILLIAM'S FLAG 
in the grounds of Hastings Castle. Sussex Brass to play as audience assembles and Standard Bearers, Cadets, and Bands form up. Arrival of the Mayor C11rjackie Dowling and Consort to be greeted by Chairman of Hastings Week Committee. Sgt. Major Pelling to order all to face the flag pole on the hill and a piper will play as the order is given' Raise the Standard'. The Drums are in place and the Service will be conducted by the Rev P Coekin of Emmanuel Church. Hymn sheets will be available. At the end of the Service entertainment will take place.The Sea Cadets Band will play followed by the spectacular Sacred Flame Fire Theatre Company. Exciting! Scottish Sword Dancers. At 4.15 pm the parade will be reformed for the Sunset Ceremony followed by a speech by the Mayor. Lt Cmdr. Chinn to escort the Mayor to the saluting base.The Sea Cadets to play the National Anthem and the anthems of visiting Twin Towns.  All colourful and impressive! 
G.Hobson, Lt.Cmdr. Chinn, K Boorman, M.S.M (Supported by HBC) 

4pm - 6pm JAZZ (Various)
The Music Bar Club 'M' Western Road, St. Leonards.

6pm - 9pm FOOTBALL
YMCA, St. Paul's Road, St. Leonards.

6pm THE AWARDS CEREMONY
 
Hastings Town Hall. Invitation only. A Mayoral Reception followed by presentations. The Civic Pride Awards and the prestigious Award of 1066. A meeting of past Award Winners and heads of Associations. H Bird, K Boorman
8pm LIGHTING UP! Turning on the new decorative lighting (approx) on the Seafront. 
Thanks! Penny Precious Coastal Currents.

MONDAY 15th OCTOBER

10arn- 5pm HASTINGS TRUST RESOURCE CENTRE,
 35 Robertson Street, Hastings Free access to the Internet. Don't miss this opportunity. Contact C. King Internet Kiosk 

MACMILLAN CANCER RELIEF 1066 PROJECT
A valuation of collectables and antiques evening in Battle. For details contact project manager: Marcia Dart 845540

10am - 4prn MUSEUMS OPEN DAY: Hastings Museum, Old Town  Museum, Fishermen's Museum, Shipwreck Heritage. Burton's St. Leonards Society.

2.0pm LADIES KEEP FIT 
at the YMCA

3.30 - 5prn JUNIOR FOOTBALL 
at the YMCA

6.30 - 8pm NETBALL 
at the YMCA

8.30pm FIVE A SIDE FOOTBALL
 at the YMCA join in the Fun! Information from 01424 429677

7.30prn OPERA SOUTH EAST 
hosts a Concert in the wonderful setting of St Clements Church, High Street/ Croft Road in the Old Town. There will be extracts from the World of Opera directed by Ken Roberts with Guest Singers joanna Campion and Giles Davis and the popular Opera South East Choir 
Tickets £6 at the door. Contact:A Stackman 01424 216348

TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER

9.30am - 12.30pm OPEN MORNING
at the Fellowship of St Nicholas,  66 London Road, St Leonards. Come and see the new St Nicks On Line IT Centre! Have a coffee and a chat to our staff. Find out about the Family Fun Bus, After School Clubs, Sky's the Limit 
Details 01424 423683

10am - 5pm HASTINGS TRUST RESOURCE CENTRE
 35 Robertson Street, Hastings. Free access to the Internet.Don't miss this opportunity. 
Contact: C. King Internet Kiosk.

Throughout the day HASTINGS COLLEGE OF ARTS &TECHNOLOGY
gives an exhibition of student's work in "a celebration of success" at St. Mary in-the-Castle. Presentations will take place during the evening.

3pm OLD TOWN WALK
(Approx. 90mins) Discover hidden treasures. Experienced Guide John Sherlaw will give interesting information and anecdotes. Meet at the top of West Hill Lift by the cafe

5 - 6.30prn SKATE PARTIES
YMCA St. Paul's Road, St. Leonards.

7.30pm PARTY NIGHT - 'TALK UP HASTINGS'
and dancing too in the Arthur Easton Hall, Maze Hill. St Leonards. Spend a happy evening with the Falaise Sequence Dance Club. J. Smith, 1 Halton Crescent, Hastings 

7-30 - 8pm A DINNER IN THE for DINING ROOM 
hosted by Nigel  . and Jill Adamson, George Street, Hastings. A fund raising event, bookings only. Tickets from Sarah Crosby Town Hall,Hastings £ 16 each - please do join us.

8.30pm MODERN JAZZ 
The Anchor Pub, George Street, Old Town, Hastings.Tap, Clap, and Sip! Admission Free.
01424 421393

8.15pm - 10.15prn ROLLER DISCO (14+)
at the YMCA St. Paul's Road, St Leonards.

WEDNESDAY 17th OCTOBER

10arn  - 4pm VISIT THE LIFEBOAT HOUSE, 
see the boat and talk to the folks who do such a wonderful job.

10.30am 2prn COFFEE AND CHAT IN BURTON'S ST. LEONARDS  SOCIETY EXHIBITION HALL
 and A Video Presentation 'All Around Burton's St.Leonards', Britain's first new Seaside Resort. Graceful architecture.

6.30 - 9pm YOUTH CLUB 13+.
YMCA St Pauls Road, St.Leonards

7.45prn - 10.15pm BADMINTON.
just the exercise you need! YMCA St Pauls Road, St.Leonards

7.45pm - 10.115pm SHORT MAT BOWLS
YMCA St Pauls Road, St. Leonards
Telephone: 01424 429677

8-30prn MODERN JAZZ at the JENNY LIND PUB 
69 High St, Hasting's Old Town. Admission: free. Telephone 01424 421393

THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER

9.30am - 12.30pm OPEN MORNING 
at Fellowship of St Nicholas,  66 London Road, St Leonards. Come and see the new St Nicks On Line IT Centre! Have a coffee and a chat to our staff. Find out about the Family Fun Bus, After School Clubs, Sky's the Limit Telephone 01424 423683

10arn - 7pm HOBBIES & CRAFTS SHOW -OPENING DAY
 Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, St Leonards.  A demonstration of Hobbies of every description. With such a variety how can anyone get bored? G. Hobson

10arn - 12noon BADMINTON 
Keep that sylph-like form! YMCA, St Paul's  Road, St Leonards. Telephone: 01424 429677

2 - 4pm 'MEMORIES' 
Competition 'MOMENTOUS MOMENTS'Judging and Presentations in the John Taplin Centre, Maze Hill, St Leonards. Adjudicator Mr Brion Purdy (Historian). Happy days!     H.R.VA.B.

3.30pm - 5pm AFTER SCHOOL SKATE. 
Work off that pent up energy. YMCA St Paul's Road, St Leonards. Telephone: 01424 429677

4.30pm - 6.30pm PRAYER TIME IN THE TOWN HALL. 
A meeting of  church leaders and church members praying together and giving thanks for our wonderful town.

7pm - 10prn A REGENERATION FORUM 
presented by West Marina Society at the Royal Victoria Hotel, St. Leonards. Exhibition at 7pm Forum at 7.30pm and Question Time 9pm. Speakers from different aspects reflecting our town life. Come and state your views!

7.30prn A HOLIDAY IN HASTINGS OCTOBER 1835 
a lecture by Brion Purdy, Historian, at Hastings Museum, Johns Place, Cambridge Road, Hastings. Should be very interesting, we hope they video it; we don't wish to miss anything!

8.00pm The STABLES THEATRE
JAZZ CONCERT with Jacqui Dankworth and Mike Hatchard (piano). Tickets from the Box Office, Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings  423221

FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER

Entries all day GUY COMPETITION-HASTINGS PIER Adults and Children. judging between 6.30-7pm.Something Different Leisure. Telephone B Booth 01424 447126.

10arn - 7prn HOBBIES & CRAFTS SHOW 
continues at Horntye  Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, St Leonards. So much to see!

10.30am - 12 noon LADIES KEEP FIT 
at the YMCA, St Paul's Road, Hastings Gentle and graceful movement; you don't have to be tough!
Tel. 01424  429677

5- 7pm SKATE RAMPS 
also at theYMCA.

7prn FIREWORK DISPLAY AT HASTINGS PIER 
See below for Sussex Firecart Challenge immediately afterwards.

7prn 'A BUFFET EVENING ON THE PIER'
How good to be on the pier again! Burton's St Leonards Society.Tickets cost £7.50. 
Contact Doris Haughton: 01424 438739

7.30prn - 10.30pm BADMINTON CLUB. 
Yes that's right - at the YMCA  again!

7.30prn SUSSEX FIRECART CHALLENGE Upper promenade, west of the pier. Test of speed and skill to be first across the line pulling a Bonfire Cart. (HBBS) Prize awarded at the end.

7.30 CELLO & PIANO RECITAL
at The Stables Theatre, The Bourne, Hastings  423221  Sophie Webber (Cello) and Paul Chilvers (Piano). Works by Beethoven, Schubert, Schuman and Paganini.  Tickets £7 and £6.50, Under 18's £5 ans £4.50

8pm GALA JAZZ CONCERT 
at the HIGH BEECH HOTEL Eisenhower Drive,St Leonards. The Excelsior Vintage Jazz Band. Admission: Members £5 and £6 others. Everyone welcome. The Final Concert of the jazz Festival but there's still plenty more jazz around. Contact: 01424 713358 or 01424  438290

SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER

9 - 10arn GYROS GYM CLUB 
for those with special needs.YMCA

10 - 7pm HOBBIES & CRAFTS SHOW 
continues at Horntye Sports Complex, Bohemia Road, St Leonards. Weather permitting, maybe some outdoor events today, e.g. Kite Flying.
G. Hobson 01424 753095

10arn 49th NATIONAL TOWN CRI ERS' COM PETITION
Priory Meadow Hastings. Colourful costumes and Great voices. Heats. Blue Stars Marching Band to entertain. 
K Boorman (Marketing Services).Janet Hall

10arn -1PM  ST MATTHEWS GARDENS OPEN DAY. 
Take a stroll, or a peaceful sit in pleasant green surroundings. Entrance: opposite No 5 St. Matthews Gardens.
J. Rycroft.Ch

10.15am HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS NATIONALTRUST  COFFEE MORNING 
in the John Taplin Centre, Maze Hill, St. Leonards. Bring and Buy, Raffles and pleasant company. Ent: 50p to include coffee. Go and hear about their work. G. Binns, 01424 431968

Noon - 2prn BADMINTON 
at the YMCA. Tel.. 01424 429677

2 - 3.30prn SKATE PARTIES. YMCA
Skate in safety and make Friends!

2.30prn - 4.30prn  THE REGENCY SINGERS 
will be celebrating their 100th Concert with a performance of light classic and light comedy entertainment at the Norman Road Methodist Church. Light Refreshments. All proceeds to the Church which is also celebrating its Centenary year. Singers welcome! 
Contact.. Secretary on 01424 429539

4prn TOWN CRIERS JUDGING 
It's always difficult. Best voice and best dress. A National event so you will hear the best, hurry back to Priory Meadow. K. Boorman

4 - 6pm FAMILY ROLLER DISCO. 
Come on Dad, show us how it's done! YMCA,St Paul's Road St Leonards.
Tel. 01424 429677

6 - 7pm VOLLEY BALL
Run, jump and it helps if you're tall! YMCA

7.30pm TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION
commences from the old town, Albert Road, Queens Road past the Town Hall into Robertson Street and back along the seafront to Pelham Place Car Park. Several Bonfire Societies from around the South East join our own Bonfire Boys with torches, drums and dance. Exciting, noisy and fun. Collections for local Charities. Don't miss this! Route may be subject to change - check here for further information

7.30pm - 11pm A FEAST OF AFRICA
A Charirt Concert and an African Supper to help rebuild Hastings, Sierra Leone. Phoenix Arts Theatre, Parkstone Road, Hastings. Tickets £10 to include food, dance and entertainment.  Box Office, Phoenix Centre,  William Parker school, Parkstone Road, Hastings 722612

8.30pm JAZZ IN' BLUES 
at Pissarro's, South Terrace Hastings. Free. Have a drink before going to see the fireworks!

8.30pm MORE JAZZ AT THE MUSIC BAR CLUB 'M' ,
Western Road, St Leonards. 

9pm THE BONFIRE 
 It's time to light up.Who or what is the effigy this year? Pelham Car Park is roped from the beach for safety. Music and refreshments and then ... those wonderful fireworks! It's all just breathtaking!
Contact: HBBS Keith Leech Ch. 01424 712574

SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER

MAYORAL YOUTH SERVICE 
St.John's Church, Hollington - Fill the Church! Check time with Rev. J. Lackey 751103

11am JAZZ BREAKFAST: THE CIGAR ORCHESTRA
led by popular virtuoso, funny man and great jazzer Mike Hatchard at St. Mary-in-the-Castle, Pelham Place.
Tickets £6 booked and paid in advance or £7 on the door. To include coffee and pastries. J. Clark 01424 781635

Noon MODERN JAZZ 
at Pissarro's, South Terrace, Hastings.

2 - 4pm AN AUTUMN STROLL IN THE COUNTRY PARK.
Meet at the Visitor's Centre, Country Park, Fairlight. Led by an experienced Ranger.

3pm VISIT THE ST HELEN'S PARK PRESERVATION SOCIETY NATURE RESERVE.
 Meet at Langharn Road entrance for a special conducted walk (90mins). Habitats, woodlands, meadows, ponds, streams, arboretum, good paths, bridges, steps and stiles. Wonderful panoramic views.
(Wear strong shoes/boots). Leader: S. Highwood 438600

4 - 6pm JAZZ VARIOUS. 
The Music Bar, Club 'M' ,Western Road, St Leonards.

5PM CLOSING CEREMONY. 
Cadets,Youth Services, Ex-Service Representatives and Standard Bearers. St. Paul's School Choir. The Revd. lain Morrison to give thanks for The Week. Sea Cadets Band and 1066 Pipers. Town Crier to make announcements. The Mayor, Cllr.Jackie Dowling to give thanks to all those involved and the Chairman of the Hastings Week Committee to have the last word! We look forward to greeting you all in 2002. FOR UPDATED INFORMATION Including events which have missed the programme see Hastings Observer, listen to Arrow FM on 107.8,contact the Information Centre at Priory Meadow or Hastings Week Chairman on 01424 428313 or Secretary on 01424 781066


There will be something for everyone and for all ages. Don't miss it! The 935th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We bring you a festival of Hastings TODAY.

Chair,  Dorothy Clements

Events Co-ordinator  Gordon Hobson

Marketing Chris Sherwood.

 

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