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There will be something for everyone and for all ages. Don't miss it! The 936th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We bring you a festival of Hastings TODAY.

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OLD HASTINGS PRESERVATION SOCIETY EXHIBITION. Conserving our heritage 
until November 02.

8.30pm - 11.30pm OPENING OF INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL.
Grand Gala Concert at the 1066 jazz Club, High Beech Hotel, Eisenhower Drive (off Battle Road), St. Leonards. The Internationally renowned Max Lager's New Orleans' Stompers from Sweden. Plus boogie piano master Colin 'Barrelhouse' Banagan. 
Admission: 5 members, 7 non-members. Everyone welcome. Information: 01424 713358 or 438290.

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9.30am OPENING CEREMONY
The flag pole site at the end of the eastern Precinct (Castle Street/Pelham Crescent). Standard Bearers, ex- Servicemen, Cadets, Scouts and Guides assemble. One Cadet on duty at each flag pole.The 1066 Pipe Band and Drums march from theTown Hall headed by Hastings'Town Crier Jonathan Bartholomew. Upon command (Sgt. Major Pelling) the flags will be raised, the Union, the Borough and the Euro representing our Country, our Town and our Twin Towns.The Mayor, Clir. Phil Scott will declare THE WEEK open. 
Captain Penfold. Sgt.Maj. Pelling

OLD HASTINGS PRESERVATION SOCIETY EXHIBITION.
The first fifty years. Old Town Hall Museum. Open daily
until January 2003.

10.30arn INTRODUCTIONS BY HASTINGS' TOWN CRIER. Calls throughout the morning from Town Criers
from around England. Colourful scene. Best dressed competition. Representing the host Town, our Town Crier is unable to enter the competition. 
K. Boorman, Marketing and Communications Manager

11 am 50th NATIONAL TOWN CRIER'S CHAMPIONSHIP.
Queen's Square, Priory Meadow, Hastings. Stage-for Criers and adequate seating, for audience.

11am BATTLE ABBEY. THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS 1066 -THE LAST SAXON KING.
One of the most important dates in English history. Learn how the conflict came about and witness the clashing of swords and shields as the Norman knights' battle against Saxon warriors in a recreation of this most famous battle. Royal Heritage.
Tickets: 7.20, 4.40,3.70, FT, MF Reserve your place! Tel.. 0870 333 1138 (2 booking fee applies).

9.15 - 12 noon YMCA Gyros Gym Club. 
12 - 3.30pm Skate Parties.
4pm - 6pm Family Skate.

4pm FINALS OF TOWN CRIERS CHAMPIONSHIP. 
Entertainment by Blue Stars Marching Band. (Leader: Janet Hall). Results of judging and Presentations.
Final Call:To meet again in 2003. 

6pm RECEPTION FOR TOWN CRIERS in the Hastings Information Centre.

6pm - 7.30pm YMCA Volley Ball.
7.30 - 10.30pm Saturday Skate.

7pm LIVE BANDSAND STREET ENTERTAINERS
at Pelham Place whilst audience assembles.

7pm PROCESSION
assembles atThe Stade.
7.15pm RUNNER
proceeds with lighted torch to the Beacon on East Hill.
7.30pm MAIN PROCESSION
led by HASTINGS BOROUGH BONFIRE SOCIETY and Giant Guy. TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION starts from The Stade car park through All Saints Street over The Bourne, down High Street to meet up with many other Sussex Bonfire Societies back at The Stade then along the sea front on to the Town Hall.
8.15pm the Mayor, Councillors and Town Criers join head of procession and move on to the entrance of Robertson Street for America's Ground Ceremony, then on to Fire Site.

8.30pm JAZZ BALLAD SINGER CHRIS HUTCHINSON,
the Mellow 'D' man performs at Pissaro's Cafe/Bar, South Terrace, Hastings.
Admission: Free. Information: 421363

9.15pm BONFIRE
lit by invited guest.
9.30pm SPECTACULAR FIREWORK DISPLAY and exploding effigies.

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11am BATTLE ABBEY.THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS 1066 -THE LAST SAXON KING. 
One of the most important dates in English history. Learn how the conflict came about and witness the clashing of swords and shields as the Norman knights' battle against Saxon warriors in a recreation of this most famous battle. Royal Heritage.
Tickets: 7.20, 4.40,3.70, FT, MF Reserve your place! Tel.. 0870 333 1138 (2 booking fee applies).

9am-6pm YMCA TOURNAMENTS. 7 - 8pm Football.

Noon MODERN JAZZ at PISSARRO'S, 
South Terrace, Hastings.Adm. Free.

2.30pm THE GONFALON CEREMONY.
As the audience assembles in the Castle Grounds Sussex Brass Band will entertain. Standard bearers, Ex. Servicemen, Cadets, Scouts and Guides will assemble at the gates of Hastings Castle and upon command will be led by the 1066 Pipe Band and Drums and take up their positions in the main arena. The drums are placed in altar formation for the Drum Head Service.The Mayor and other dignatories will join the Chairman at the V.1.P stand. 
On command the assembly will turn to face the main flag pole and the 'Gonfalon' will be raised to the sound of drums by the Cinque Ports Volunteers. Returning to positions the Service will commence led by the Revd. Philip Coekin, rector of Emmanuel Church and hymns will be sung. The Mayor, Cllr. P Scott will give his address of welcome and the Entertainment will commence. 
1. Scottish Dancing. 
2. Kit Car Assembly by the Sussex Army Cadets. 
3. Band Concert by the 1066 Pipe Band & Drums. 
On command (Sgt.Maj. Pelling) the stand is set for BEATING THE RETREAT.The Mayor and Capt Penfold to take the salute. The Union Flag is lowered.

Time to be confirmed 'MENHUIN MEETS GRAPPELLI.
ST MARY IN THE CASTLE. Pelham Crescent, Hastings 
For further details ring Box Office 781624

Click for TOP MONDAY 14th OCTOBER - HASTINGS DAY

10.30am BURTON'S ST LEONARDS SOCIETY CENTRE.

36 Marina, St. Leonards open. Coffee and view the Exhibition. A friendly morning.

1Oam - 5pm approx MUSEUMS OPEN: 
HASTINGS MUSEUM,John's Place, Hastings
OLD TOWN MUSEUM, High Street, Old Town, Hastings.
FISHERMEN'S MUSEUM, Rock a Nore Road., Hastings.
SHIPWRECK HERITAGE MUSEUM, Rock a Nore Road.,Hastings.

3pm EXHIBITION OF SENIOR CITIZEN'S PAINTINGS
in the TOWN HALL. Amazing standard and such variety.
4pm judging.
4.30pm Presentation of cups and certificates by the Mayor. Cllr. Scott.
Mrs. P O'Brien, MBE WRVS 430522

6pm - 7pm MAYORAL RECEPTION. (Invitation only). 
Council Chamber, Town Hall, Hastings. Mayoral Address and Awards. Civic Pride Awards for voluntary contribution to the Community. judged from public nominations. Prestigious 'AWARD OF 1066. From nominations and judged by a special panel for voluntary contribution to the Borough. Unknown until the night!
Mrs. H. Bird, Mayor's Asst & S. Gamer, Man. Community Services

Click for TOP TUESDAY 15th OCTOBER

10.30 -12noon YMCA Badminton.

3.00pm. OLD TOWN WALK. Experienced Guide - John Shirlaw,
O.H.PS. Meet at top station, West Hill Cliff Railway. A journey around the hidden treasures of the Old Town of Hastings and find out who lived here in the past. Approx. 1/2 hrs. 
O.H.P.S. 428934

5.00 Prayer Time for Hastings Week
Town Hall. 

5 - 8.00 HASTINGS COLLEGE'S OPEN DAY. 
Have a wander around the college by the sea at Hastings College's Open Day. Have-a-look and have-a-go at many of the facilities, including the popular restaurants, hair and beauty salon, gym, multimedia suites, constructive workshops and much more. Chat to the tutors and advisors who will be on hand to help. Come and find out what Hastings College has to
offer you. 
Information. Matt Wilks, Assistant,Marketing Manager, 442222 ext 382

7.30pm STABLES THEATRE
'0Leannal' by David, Mamet Performed by Guy Masterson and Elizabeth Fitzgerald direct from the Edinburgh International Festival. 
M. Hirst 423221 

7.30pm THE FALAISE SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB 
hold their 'get together' evening at the Arthur Easton Hall, Maze Hill, St.Leonards. You will be welcome to join them
in a friendly evening with graceful dancing. 
June Smith (Sec.) 713382

8PM 'ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE 1066 REGION'.
An eminent Panel will field questions on the future of Hastings and the 1066 Region. Guest Chairman. 1066 Diner Club,The Bourne Hall, The Bourne, Old Town, Hastings.

8.30pm MODERN JAZZ. 
The Anchor Pub, 9 George Street, Old Town, Hastings. Free Admission. 424379

8pm DINNER IN THE DINING ROOM. 
Fund Raising event.
K Boorman, 781066

Click for TOP WEDNESDAY 16th OCTOBER
1Oam BURTON'S ST LEONARDS SOCIETY COFFEE MORNING
at 36, Marina, St.Leonards.Video and Exhibition. Hear about England's first built seaside resort.
Contact: 423965

4- 1Opm YMCA Tennis.

8.30pm MODERN JAZZ.
The Jenny Lind Pub, 69, High Street, Old Town, Hastings.The Terry Hellyer 18-piece swing band. 
The Marina Fountain Pub, 26, Caves Road, St.Leonards.
Ad m: free. 
Information: 424095

1Oam - 4pm HAVE YOU SEEN THE LIFEBOAT YET? 
Don't miss this opportunity to see our lifeboat without having to be saved! Interesting shop too. The Lifeboat Station, The Beach, Hastings.

Click for TOP THURSDAY 16th OCTOBER

2.30pm 'FIFTY GLORIOUS YEARS'.
A Memories Competition organised by Hastings & RotherVoluntary Action for the Blind. Adjudicator: Mr. Brion Purdy (Historian). Readings and Presentations in the Taplin Hall, Upper Maze Hill, St. Leonards.
Secretary.. 853711

9- 10am Badminton.
YMCA 

2.00 Coastal Currents Exhibition
Hastings Museum

3.30 - Spm  After school skate.
YMCA

6.00 Full Council
Hastings Borough Council

7- 10pm DISCO & QUIZ EVENING at THE GATEWAY CLUB,
Conquest Centre, St.Leonards. Organised on 'The 1066 Theme'. President: Cllr. Richard Stevens. 
Contact Janet Hall 432883

7.30pm WEST MARINA SOCIETY 
present REGENERATION FORUM PART 2. Royal Victoria Hotel, St. Leonards. Seeda Plans for a 'University' Town and Question Time with local politicians. Chairman: Councillor Peter Finch. Admission:Free and Refreshments. 
Contact: 442601

Click for TOP FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER

Noon SENLAC ARROWS JUBILEE RUN
50 hrs non-stop, starts at Hastings Pier

7pm BURTON'S ST LEONARDS SOCIETY 
A Supper - Buffet and Wine. Photos of Hastings & St. Leonards on display. 6.36 Marina, St Leonards. 

7pm. 'BLACK VOICES' 
St. Mary in the Castle, Pelham Crescent, Hastings. 
For time and further details ring 781624

7.30pm OPERA SOUTH EAST 
bring you a Concert in the wonderful setting of St. Clements Church, High Street, Hastings. Professional Singers and our favourite choir. Book early.Tickets at the door 6. Musical Director Kenneth Roberts. 
For Enquiries tel.. 01424 443316

7.30pm SHIPWRECK HERITAGE CENTRE, 
A Video Evening showing films of Old Square Riggers and other sailing ships. 1. members, 2. non members, including a glass of wine. Exhibition of George Greaves photographs. 
Contact: 437452.

7.30pm "A TOUCH OF HARMONIE".
An evening of light entertainment directed by Joyce Marks.
Contact: M. Hirst 423221

7.30 - 10.30pm YMCA Badminton Club

8.30 - 11.15pm TRADITIONAL JAZZ
from the Yerba Buena Celebration Jazz Band. 1066 Jazz Club at the High Beech Hotel, Eisenhower Drive, off Battle Road, St.Leonards. Admission: 5 members,
6 non members. Everyone welcome. 
Contact: 713358

Click for TOP SATURDAY 19th OCTOBER

10am - 5pm OPENING OF THE PHILIP GARDAM Exhibition in  the HASTINGS MUSEUM.

1Oam - 5pm HOBBIES & CRAFTS EXHIBITION
at the Phoenix Centre, William Parker School, Parkstone Road, Hastings. Exhibition of photographs from the Competition. Presentation at 11am
Hastings Radio & Electronics Club connect up with our namesakes around the World, time being suitable. Great variety of skills and interests, no need to be bored. Come and get some new ideas. Library Story Telling Tent. 
            noon - 2.00  Andy Bosco Circus Workshop
            2.00            Blue Stars Marching Band
            3.00 - 5.00 Andy Bosco Circus Workshop 
Sue Castro 437468

10am - 4pm ST MATTHEW'S GARDENS OPEN DAY.
Take a  peaceful stroll around this green oasis in a very built-up area. 
K Hadler 422427

1Oam HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS NATIONAL TRUST.
Coffee Morning with produce stalls, raffle, etc. at the Taplin Centre, Upper Maze Hill St.Leonards. 
D. Chartrey 713541

1Oam HAVE YOU BEEN TO ALEXANDRA PARK YET?
New things to do and see. Check the Notice Boards.

2.30pm THE REGENCY SINGERS
will give a public Concert in St. Leonards Church, Marina, St. Leonards. Approx. 2 hours with interval and refreshments. Proceeds in aid of MacMillan Nurses. 
Contact Pam Hood (Sec) 429539

6pm WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS 
at SUMMERFIELDS LEISURE CENTRE,  Cambridge Road, Hastings. Visiting teams from Europe and England competing for the OBSERVER TROPHY Fast, furious and exciting. Seagulls Water Polo Club. 
T Pierce

7pm ST MARY IN THE CASTLE,
HASTINGS & ROTHER SCHOOLS' MUSIC PROGRAMME. Under the Direction of John Boyd (M.D. E.S.C.C.) Listen toYouth Music at its very best.You will be amazed at their skills.

8.30pm THE CHRIS BARRETT QUARTET 
with Pete Prescot in a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Pissarro's, South Terrace, Hastings.Adm: Free.

7.30 - 10.30pm YMCA SATURDAY SKATE.

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1Oam - 4pm HOBBIES & CRAFTS EXHIBITION
at the Phoenix Centre, William Parker School, Parkstone Road, Hastings. Exhibition Continues

noon. PISSARRO'S.
Jazz SingerANGIE MILLS entertains Adm. free.

2.00 SENLAC ARROWS JUBILEE RUN (see 18th Oct)
50 hrs non-stop, finishes at Hastings Pier

3pm - Spm A WALK AND SEED HUNT IN THE COUNTRY  PARK. 
ENSURING OUR FUTURE. Meet at the Interpretive Centre to check routes.
For information contact 813225

3pm ST HELEN'S WOODS PRESERVATION SOCIETY.
Leader Susan Highwood will take you for a walk around St Helen'sWoods Nature Reserve. 100 acres of woodlands,meadows, ponds and streams supporting a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Good paths, steps, stiles, bridges and broadwalks. Panoramic views. Meet at the junction of Langham Road, and St. Helen's Park Road, Hastings. Wear strong footwear.Walk lasts approximately 1 1/2 hrs. Tea at Barbecue site. Free admission. 
Contact 438600

Spm CLOSING CEREMONY 
Back at the Flag Pole site.Standards and Services. Service: Revd. lain Morrison. A thank you from the Mayor and a final word from the Chairman to meet again in 2003.The Choir from Hillcrest School entertain with well known songs. Finally the order to lower the flags and the Anthem.

Click for TOP MONDAY 21st OCTOBER

7.00pm A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A COMMUNITY GARDEN. 
Photography Exhibition. The children of the FELLOWSHIP OF ST NICHOLAS Photography Workshop looked at all aspects of St. Matthews Gardens as a year long photography project. The resulting exhibition is a small sample of the pictures taken showing the changing seasons and the uses of this urban garden.Venue: The Gables Nursery, Sedlescombe Road South, St. Leonards-on-Sea.
Contact.. K Rees 721962.

 

ALREADY IN HAND WITH MORE TO FOLLOW:

PRE WEEK Circulation of entry forms, collections and judging.

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION to celebrate JUDGES POSTCARDS LTD. 100th Centenary.

ENTRY FORMS TO BE COMPLETED FOR:
Civic Pride Awards.
Junior Poetry Competition.
"Memories" "50 Glorious Years"
Senior Citizens Painting Competition (Pick up a paint brush, you'll be surprised how artistic you are).
Check out your Hobbies.

22nd September. 1066 WALK - Pevensey to Battle, Choice of three distances, all age groups and the dogs love it! In aid of the British Heart Foundation.

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK: Fishermen's Museum. View the new extension and exhibits.
Hastings Museum. Special exhibits, see programme.
Old Town Museum. O.H.P.S. Anniversary Exhibition.
Lifeboat House and the Lifeboat.
Shipwreck Heritage Centre. Wonderful exhibits, but don't drink the wine!
Alexandra Park. View the progress of regeneration, the Train and Children's Fun Days.

Chair,  Dorothy Clements

Events Co-ordinator  Gordon Hobson

Marketing Chris Sherwood.

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