8th-16th OCTOBER 2005

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There will be something for everyone and for all ages. Don't miss it! The 939th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We bring you a festival of Hastings TODAY. Mistakes, omissions, additions contact

Click for TOP Places to visit during Hastings Week

Fellowship of St Nicholas

St Nicholas Centre, 66 London Road, St Leonards 10 am - 4 pm Monday to Friday during Hastings Week. Fellowship of St Nicholas is pleased to offer free coffee and a tour of their facilities to those who want to understand the services delivered to local families. See how the charity is helping to improve the qualify of life for those who live within the town and see how you may help the charity by volunteering for a few hours per week. Call: Stephanie Edmonds on Hastings 423683

WW11 Book Cover Competition

Ore Public Library, Old London Road, Ore The artistic girls of Helenswood Lower School have been competing to create a new book cover design for a special WWII anniversary commemorative edition of local writerVictoria Seymour's book, 'Letters to Hannah', which re-tells the real life stories of children and young people who lived in Hastings during the Second World War. The competition entries will be judged byVictoria Seymour and all the designs, including the winning entry, will be on display at Ore Public Library throughout Hastings Week. CallNictoria Seymour on Hastings 424981

Burtons' St Leonards Society

Exhibition Hall, 36 Marina, St Leonards Presentation of an Achievement Award for the best project by students of the Building Construction Department at Hastings College of Arts &Technology. Work will be on display daily during Hastings Week. Call: Mrs Francis on Hastings 422090 www.visithastings.com/attractions/default-burton.asp Below.. St Leonards Gardens

Hastings Museum

johns Place, Cambridge Road Fine painting and china, cultures of other lands, wild life today and 150 million years ago. Special features for children, magnificent Durbar Hall and special Exhibitions. Call: Hastings 781155 or visit www.hmag.org.uk

Old Town Hall Museum

High Street, Old Town A wealth of historic exhibitions and reconstructions showing key moments in the Old Town's history, the rise of the Victorian Resor Call: Hastings 781166 or visit www.hmag.org.uk

The Fishermen's Museum

Rock-a-Nore Road, Old Town Formerly a church now exhibiting many fishing artefacts of yesteryear, the centrepiece of which is the 'Enterprise', one of the last Hastings' sailing luggers. An exhibition of the Celebration of Trafalgar in theYear of the Sea by Old Hastings Preservation Society will be held here. www.visithastings.com/attractions/default-fishermens.asp Call: Hastings 461446

Shipwreck Heritage Museum

Rock-a-Nore Road, Old Town The only museum of its kind in Britain with fine exhibits from far back in time. www.visithastings.com/attractions/default-Shipwreck.asp Call: Hastings 437452

Hastings Lifeboat Station

The Stade View the SEALINK ENDEAVOUR and hear about the wonderful rescues crewed by men who deserve great praise. Browse in the shop for useful and unusual presents. www.visithastings.com/attractions/default-lifeboat.asp Call: Mrs S Hawley on Hastings 425S02

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Memories Competition

Theme: "MEMORIES OF HASTINGS BEACW Entry forms and entries to: The Secretary, H.R.V.A.13, 383 Battle Road, St Leonards

Pride of Hastings Awards 2005

Nomination forms from Hastings Information Centre, Queens Square, Priory Meadow. Each year the people of Hastings & St Leonards do remarkable things to improve the lives and help make the town a better place. If you know of a person or a group of people whose efforts deserve recognition, we want to hear about it. Send your entries to the above address. Closing date for nominations: September 6. Award Ceremony: October 14.

Coastal Currents 2005

A month long festival of visual arts including open studios in Rye, Hastings and Bexhill, street arts, exhibitions, installations and debates, with art appearing in churches, beach huts, buses and libraries throughout the whole of September. For more information call 0845 274 1001 or go to www.coastalcurrents.org.uk

Click for TOP FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER

Jazz Festival Opening

Phoenix Arts Centre, Parkstone Road, Hastings. 8 pm - 11 pm
The 1066 jazz Club of Hastings Presents London's "Original Eastside Stompers".
Members £6, Non-Members £7, tickets at the door.
Call: Mr W Van Draat on Hastings 212258

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Royal British Legion Recruitment Day
Hastings & St Leonards Branch and Womens Section

Priory Meadow Shopping Centre
9 am - 5.30 pm

Stand will include a tombola. Proceeds go to Poppy Appeal.
Call: Mr Pelling on Hastings 852231

Hastings Week Opening Ceremony

Town Hall Flag site 9.30 am
Hastings Corps of Drums, a 1066 piper and pre-service units of the town will march from the Italian Way, Castle Street and through the town to join others waiting beneath the Town Hall flag. Expect a colourful scene of Standard Bearers, services and Youth Groups. The Town Crier will introduce the Mayor who will formally open the week of festivities. A small party will then proceed to Hastings Castle to raise the Gonfalon, the flag of William the Conqueror.
Call: Nigel Hogben, Events Officer on Hastings 850689

Nursery Open Day

Ivyhouse Nursery, Ivyhouse lane
10 am - 6 pm
Call: Hastings 754763

1066 Paintball Open Day

Ivyhouse lane, Hastings See the display of equipment available and enjoy a free tour of the site. 10 free shots at target range (aged 16 or over only) and fun for all the family!
Call: Colin Brooks an Hastines 851162

Welsh Society Coffee Morning
47 Collier Road, Hastings 10.30 am to 12.30 pm You don't have to be Welsh to attend! Admission £ 1 (includes coffee/tea and welsh cakes).
Call: Mrs Atherden on Hastings 441208

53rd National Town Criers Championship
Queens Square, Priory Meadow 10.30 am Introductions by HastingsTown Crier. Cries will take place throughout the morning with Town Criers from all around the country in this spectacular event.This year the criers will be judged on volume, diction, clarity and inflection.The Blue Stars Marching Band will play during intervals. Seating is provided.
Reception of Town Criers
in the Information Centre at 8 pm.
Call: Hastings Information Centre on 0845 274 1001

Lighting of the Hastings Beacon

Top of East Hill, Old Town 7.15 pm Hastings Runners carry a lit torch from Pelham Place to the East Hill to start the main procession.

Torchlight Procession

7.30 pm Commences from The Stade, up All Saints Street and down the High Street to the Promenade, turning right atAlbert Road to Queens Road, turning at the junction of South Terrace back past the Town Hall to be joined by the Mayor and other officials and Town Criers. Continues by Town Centre to America Ground and back along the Promenade to Pelham Car Park to disband. Bonfire on the Beach - enjoy our famous effigies, viewing public contained within barricades (fire regulations observed).

Fireworks and Bonfire

Pelham Beach 9 pm One of the UK's most extraordinary displays courtesy of the legendary Hastings Borough Bonfire Society. Collections for Hastings Charities by Hastings Runners and HBBS. 2005 is the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot so expect something special.

Gizmo DIY Theatre Company Multicultural Open Day

Sussex Hall,White RockTheatre 2 pm - 5 pm
Learn more about this fantastic all-singing, all-dancing theatre group.
Call: 07957 298263

Plaza Suite

StablesTheatre, High Street
Matinee Performance at 2.30 pm
Neil Simon's play set in NewYork's Plaza Hotel.
Call: Hastings 423221 for ticket information.

Remember, Remember.. Hastings and the Bonfire Tradition
The Old Town Hall Museum, High Street Starting today until January 8 2006 2005 sees the 400th anniversary of the Guy Fawkes Conspiracy, and the 1 Oth anniversary of the rejuvenated Hastings Borough Bonfire Society~This exhibition looks at the tradition of Bonfires in Hastings and Sussex.
Call: Hastings 781166

Click for TOP SUNDAY 9th OCTOBER

Rugby Tournament

William Parker School Site, Park Avenue 10 am to 4 pm Hastings & Bexhill RFC Mini and junior section have games for Under 7s to Under 18s including friendlies against Rye and league games against Burgess Hill, Eastbourne and Healthfield. Spectators welcome.
Call: Lynn Page on Hastings 721791

Family History Fair

Horntye Park Sports Centre, Bohemia Road
10 am - 4.30 pm
Run by the Hastings & Rother Family History Society.
Entry £2 (accompanied children under 16 free)
Call: Mrs L Smith on Hastings 437493

Jazz Breakfast

St Mary-in-the-Castle
11 am FeaturingThe Jazz Caverners.
Following this performance there will be a FREE guided tour of this beautiful circular Regency church courtesy of the Friends of St Mary-in-the-Castle. Tickets £6 in advance or £7 on the door.
Call: Hastings Information Centre on 0845 274 1001

Run for Children Fun Run

Alexandra Park 11 am
3km run or walk open to families and individuals of all ages. Everyone who takes part will receive an annual programme of healthy exercise and eating, formulated by qualified nutritionists and fitness experts from one of the UK's leading magazines, Runners World.
Call: Michael Smithwick, Run for the Children National Organiser, on Hastings 428467 or email m.smithwick@btconnect.com

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Opera South East Concert

St Clements Church, High Street/Croft Road, Old Town
7.30 pm
Musical Director: Kenneth Roberts
Concert of Opera Arias, ensembles and choruses with guest soloists
Soprano Zoe Milton-Brown and Tenor Jonathon Stoughton,
Admission £6 at the door
Call: Hastings 216848

Sea Defences Open Meeting

with Environment Agency
7 pm
Short detailed talk on new sea defences at Bulverhythe.
Please call to book a seat as limited numbers.
FREE Admission - Donations to Shipwreck Heritage Centre.
Call: Hastings 437452

Click for TOP TUESDAY 11th OCTOBER

A Knit-in with a Nautical Spin

Kings Walk, Priory Meadow Shopping Centre
10 am - 5 pm
1066 Spinners and the Knitwits will be spinning, knitting and crocheting all day and invite you to join them. Knitting in public? Yes, it's the latest craze so bring your current project and share your ideas with us.
Call: Mary Burbage on Hastings 812094

MEND Exhibition

Gallery,White RockTheatre
10 am - 5 pm (until October 22)
Call: MIND (The Mental Health Charity) on Hastings 442435

Burton St Leonards Society Presentation

36 Marina, St Leonards
4 pm
Presentation Ceremony for the most outstanding student projects from the Construction Department, Hastings College of Arts & Technology. Sponsored by RDP Architects.
Call: Christine Francis on Hastings 422090

Falaise Sequence Dance

The Falaise Sequence Club,Arthur Easton Hall, Maze Hill
7.30 pm
Dance evenings every Tuesday. All visitors welcome to social dance or just watch and listen to music.
Call:June Smith on Hastings 713382

Hastings Old Town Ghost Walk

Meet at "the Chessboard" in George Street, 7.30 pm Tina Larkin's phenomenally popular tour of the Old Town's most enchanting and creepy places. Children must be accompanied by adults.This walk is around the Old Town and includes steps and narrow footpaths. Bring pen as there will be a quiz! Adults: £3,50 Children: £2.50
Call: Tina on 07903 723638 or john@tina1066.wanadoo.co.uk

Click for TOP WEDNESDAY 12th OCTOBER

University Centre Hastings Open Day
Havelock Road 2 pm -
7 pm
Come and see what courses are available and get thinking about applying next year.
Call: Dorothy Brucel Jude Adams on 01273 644626

Prayer-time for Hastings Week

Hastings Town Hall, Queens Road
4.30 pm
Call: Hastings Information Centre on 0845 274 1001

Nelson and Trafalgar: The Royal Navy View

Shipwreck Heritage Centre
7 pm
Tickets £5 each, admission by ticket only.
Lecture by Eleanor Sharpson.
Includes wine and nautical nibbles.
Call: Hastings 437452

The Sheila Kaye-Smith Society

Hastings Town Hall, Queens Road
7 pm
Illustrated Talk on Sheila Kaye-Smith, Sussex Novelist 1887-1956 by Michael Bristow-Smith and Alan Mitchell. FREE
Call: Michael Bristow-Smith on Hastings 427886

Click for TOP THURSDAY 13th OCTOBER

Memories Competition

John Taplin Centre, Maze Hill, St Leonards
2 pm
'VEMORIES OF HASTINGS BEACK'. Reading and prize giving, adjudicated by Brion Purdy (Historian). Stories, tea and chat. Presentations by Mrs Hunt.
Call: Fieona Farrier-Twist on Hastings 853711

Gateway Quiz

Conquest Centre, Chichester Road, St Lconards.
7 pm
The Gateway Club's annual quiz night.
Call: Richard Stevens on Hastings 781026

Click for TOP FRIDAY 14th OCTOBER - HASTINGS DAY

Hastings in Bloom Awards and the Pride of Hastings Awards

Town Hall, Queens Road
12 noon
Presentations by the Mayor.
The Mayor recognises local heroes, heroines, groups and schools for their voluntary contribution to the well-being of others and their town. Nominations by Hastings residents.
Invitation Only
Call: Helen Bird on Hastings 451751

1066 Award - Mayoral Reception

Town Hall, Queens Road 6 pm The Presentation of the 'Award of 1066', the supreme accolade for services to the town. Invitation only.
Call: Heien Bird on Hastings 451751

High Street Traders* Party

High Street, Old Town 7 pm to 11 pm Street Party with free non­stop entertainment including live bands, jitterbugging, demonstrations and competitions, belly dancers, sideshows, fairground rides, children's entertainment, BBQ, food stalls, market stalls, fancy dress competition and much more­
Call: lan Porter on Hastings 812662

The Enemy at Trafalgar: The Spanish and French View

Shipwreck Heritage Centre
7 pm
Tickets £5 each, admission by ticket only. Lecture by Eleanor Sharpson. includes wine and nautical nibbles.
Call: Hastings 437452

Hastings Old Town Ghost Walk

Meet at "the Chessboard' in George Street,
7.30pm
Tina Lakin's phenomenally popular 75 tour of the Old Town's most enchanting and creepy places. Children must be accompanied by adults. This walk is around the Old Town and includes steps and narrow footpaths. Bring pen as there will be a quiz!
Adults: £3.50 Children: £2.50
Call:Tina on 07903 723638 or email john@tina1066.wanadoo.co.uk

1066 Jazz Club Event

1066 Jazz Club Concert - with the fabulous "Ken Colyer Legacy New Orleans Jazz Band"
PhoenixArts Centre, Parkstone Road
8pm - 11 pm
Members £6, Non-Members £7, tickets at the door.
Call: Bill Van Draat on Hastings 2122S8

Click for TOP SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER

Hobbies and Crafts Exhibition

William Parker Lower School, Park Avenue
10 am to 5 pm
Quality Craft Exhibition - all manner of fabulous items on display and for sale ranging from wood turning, machine knitting, silk flowers, handmade cards, beaded jewellery, through to hand painted novelty buttons. Opportunity to try some of the hobbies/crafts.

13th St Leonards Guides and Rangers will be selling teas, coffees and gifts. Come and find some new ideas for your leisure time and BUY EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS!
Entrance to the public will be free.
Call: Sue Castro on Hastings 437468 sue@1066.net

Classic Car Show

OldTown Coach and Car Park
10 am to 3.30 pm
With the support of St Leonards Motors and Hastings Borough Council, the 1066 Committee is holding a Classic Car Show at the Stade, OldTown, Hastings with a possible street cruise from the Old Town to West Marina Gardens and back. Happy Harold, Hastings' own 1928 trolleybus will probably (age permitting) be in attendance
Call: Hastings Information Centre on 0845 274 1001

Coffee Morning

Taplin Centre, Upper Maze Hill W.15 am The Hastings & St Leonards National Trust bring you plants, cakes and bric-a-brac stalls.

Tea Dance with "Interval Cabaret"

Sussex Hall,White RockTheatre
2.30 pm until 5 pm
Ballroom, Popular Sequence, Latin. Friends of Hastings Theatres.
Admission FREE to members, £3 non-members
Call: Hastings 442601

Gala Concert

St Mary-in-the-Castle
7.30 pm
Hastings Philharmonic Choir, Sussex Brass, Opera South East and Hastings and Rother Youth Music combine to present a patriotic prom to celebrate this year's theme of the sea with Sea-songs, Elgar and Rule Brittania! Fancy dress entirely optional (come as anything from Nelson or Lady Emma Hamilton through to a Hastings Fisherman to jolly jack Tar!).
Tickets £8 (with £1 concessions)
Call: Hastings Information Centre on 0845 274 100
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The Observer Trophy Water Polo Tournament

Summerfields Sports Centre, Bohemia Road 6.30 pm The Seagulls Water Polo Team against teams from Dordrecht, Metropolitan Police, Haywards Heath and Brighton. Swimming at its most exciting!

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Hobbies and Crafts Exhibition (continued)

William Parker Lower School, Park Avenue
10 am to 5 pm
Quality Craft Exhibition - all manner of fabulous items on display and for sale ranging from wood turning, machine knitting, silk flowers, handmade cards, beaded jewellery, through to hand painted novelty buttons. Opportunity to try some of the hobbies/crafts
Call: Sue Castro on Hastings 437468

Classic Car Show (continued)

10 am to 3.30 pm
With the support of St Leonards Motors and Hastings Borough Council, the 1066 Committee is holding a Classic Car Show at the Stade, OldTown, Hastings with a possible street cruise from the Old Town to West Marina Gardens and back. Happy Harold, Hastings' own 1928 trolleybus will probably (age permitting) be in attendance
Call: Hastings Information Centre on 0845 274 1001

St Helen's Wood Preservation Society Autumn Walk

St Helen Woods, meet at Langham Road entrance.
3 pm
Led by Caroline Kempster,
Refreshments will be served after the walk if weather is fine.
Call: Mrs E Harding on Hastings 420117

Mayoral Youth Service

Holy Trinity Church, Robertson Street 3 pm
Call: Helen Bird on Hastings 45175 1 for further information.

Closing Ceremony

Town Hall, Queens Road
5 pm
Services, veterans and cadets will assemble while Buckswood School Choir perform. A vote of thanks will be given by the Mayor.
The Union Flag will be lowered to the tune played by the 1066 Pipers.The Town Crier will give a closing address.
Call: Nigel Hogben on Hastings 850689

President,  Dorothy Clements
Chair, Gordon Hobson
Events Co-ordinator  Nigel Hogben
Hobbies & Crafts Organiser Sue Castro

The Secretary, Hastings Week Committee,
Marketing & Communications Dept,
Town Hall, Queens Road, Hastings.

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