Hastings Week2014


 
11th-19th OCTOBER 2014
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Places to visit during the week
Pre-week
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Sunday 19
Guided Walks
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There will be something for everyone and for all ages. Don't miss it! The 948th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We bring you a festival of Hastings TODAY.

Places to visit and things to do during the week

Fishermen's Museum
Open daily 10am to 5pm
Rock-a-Nore, Old Town. 01424 461446    website
Formerly The Fishermen's Church, now exhibiting many fishing artefacts of yesteryear, the centrepiece of which is "The Enterprise", one of the last Hastings' Sailing Luggers. Entry Free.  Donations to Fishermen's Museum welcome.

Local delights - 'fish in a bun' restaurant challenge Fish in a Bun
Times vary - midday and evening sessions. See participating restaurants for details
Hastings' and St Leonards’ finest restaurants are celebrating Hastings Week by taking a favourite local snack and putting their own spin on it. Pier Nine at Zanzibar Hotel, Pomegranate in the Old Town and St Clement’s in St Leonards will pay homage to Hastings’ famous Fisherman’s Roll, made popular by Tush and Pat Hamilton on Rock-A-Nore Road. On Saturday 11 October the restaurants will unveil their unique interpretations of the humble fish in a bun.
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Hastings Lifeboat Station
Lifeboat Station and Souvenir Shop open daily 10am to 5pm The Stade, Old Town 01424 425502
View the 'Sealink Endeavour' and the inshore lifeboat at the Lifeboat Station.

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Bohemia Road, Hastings. TN34 1ET
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, 12 noon to 5pm. Admission free
01424 451052 www.hmag.org.uk

Old Town Hall Museum
High Street, Old Town, Hastings TN34 3EW
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, 12 noon to 5pm. Admission free   01424 451052 www.hmag.org.uk 
The displays cover key moments in the town's history from prehistoric and Roman settlers through the Middle Ages and the role of the Cinque ports to the rise of the Victorian resort and wartime Hastings. The building is fully accessible, and contains a wealth of historic exhibits, interactive models and reconstructions. 

Shipwreck Museum
Rock-a-Nore, Old Town.Open Daily 10am to 5pm
Admission Free
01424 437452
www.shipwreckmuseum.co.uk
This charitable trust independent Museum intrigues visitors with stories from seafaring history. Amazing artefacts from local shipwrecks, films of excavations and interactive touch-screen technology all add to the experience. Exhibits from the Cretaceous period also introduce local dinosaur history. A nautical gift shop with profits paying for upkeep of Museum.

Hastings Miniature Railway
Trains run daily weather permitting.

AFRIKÀBA FESTIVAL, two weeks of great live events starting Saturday 4 October with Afro Cuban Band Grupo Lokito @ Stade Saturdays.

As usual AfriKàBa brings something for everyone, music, dance, family activities, debate, film, and a photographic exhibition from 22 September through to 30 November at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

Experience HKBFiNN’s newest work, AMPLiFiER a Spoken Word Opera, take part in the African / Latin Dance Workshop then head to the Stade to enjoy Afro Cuban band Grupo Lokito’s joyous blend of Kinshasa and Havana Salsa, join the Debate with renowned speakers Professors Gus John and Ted Cantle, help create Adventure Stories with mystical creatures @ Bohemia Walled Garden and Samba Reggae Style Adventures @ Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, catch the film screening of Nairobi Half Life @ Electric Palace Cinema and the finale on Sunday 12 October at the White rock Theatre features the mesmerising, award winning Dobet Gnahoré, an event for the entire family with face painting and Afro-Caribbean food for sale……. Whatever you do….. don’t miss out on this great line up……. enjoyment guaranteed!

Hastings Week Afrikaba

 

High Street & George Street Best
Dressed Window Competition

Hastings Week not in the printed programme

Competition is open to all shops in High Street and George Street Judging takes place during Hastings Week - window display must remain for the whole of Hastings Week (11 - 19 October 2014)

Theme is “Colours of the Rainbow”
2014's colour is BLUE

Trophies will be presented at a Hastings Week Reception in the new year - date to be confirmed


Contact Harris, 07808093753,
email harriswoodcock@hotmail.co.uk

Old Town Windows

Hastings Week Not in the printed programme
BACK-ROOM BOOK SALE
Friday 10th October for a limited period

SALVATION ARMY CHARITY SHOP, OLD LONDON ROAD, ORE.

ALL FICTION, NON-FICTION & CHILDREN’S BOOKS IN THE BACK ROOM 5 BOOKS FOR £1.00

Hastings History House
Open 11am - 4pm Thursday to Sunday.
OHPS, 21 Courthouse Street, Old Town 01424 424744   Email:ohpscontact@gmail.com
1066 and the Bayeux Tapestry Exhibition, a chance to study the detail of the famous tapestry and find out about Anglo Saxon Sussex. Free admission but donation to OHPS welcome
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Hastings Unitarian Church, South Terrace
Events every day in Hastings Week
Sat. October 11th 2.30 pm
Hastings Unitarian Church, Chamber Organ Concert by Stephen Page‐ suggested dons. £5
Monday Oct.13th 10.30‐12.15 pm
Circle Dancing It’s easy, come and join us!
Tuesday Oct 14th 10.00‐4.00 pm.
Open day for Knit & Craft - The choice is yours! Bring your hobby to work on and/or your finished items to display.
Wednesday Oct 15th. 10.00‐4.00 pm.
David Embry’s Art Day – A chance to practice or learn with an expert, materials available.
Thursday Oct 16th. 10.45‐12.15 pm.
Circle Dancing It’s still easy & enjoyable.
Friday Oct 17th. 10.00‐12.00 noon.
Poetry - Share your favourites or other short passages that are meaningful to you.
Saturday Oct 18th . 10.30‐12.30
Coffee Morning – proceeds to charity.

There will be a display of Art Work and Photographs during the week.

Local Schools art work of the Bayeux Tapestry on display at Tesco Hollington during the week

 

Hastings Week Guided Walks

Old Town Walks by the Old Hastings Preservation Society
Walk starts from the top of the West Hill Lift. There is no charge for these walks but donations are appreciated. A fascinating tour of Hastings Old Town lasting about 90 minutes. proceeds gently downhill but there are steps. An OHPS event.

Tues. 14th October Guided Walk
2.30pm

Sat.18th October Guided Walk
2.30pm.

Walks by Malcolm Campbell 07964-793550

Saturday 11th October Guided Walk
ENTERTAINING HASTINGS (New for 2014 Hastings Week)
outside 'White Rock Theatre, White Rock
11.00am-12-30pm (approx)
Illustrated Guided Walk discovering the significant role public entertainment has played in the development of our seaside resort.
Adult £6.00, Accompanied Child £3.50, payable at the. start, no reservations necessary. Route wheelchair accessible.

Saturday 11th October Guided Walk
Wednesday 15th October
Guided Walk
AFTER DARK SEASIDE GHOST WALK
outside Town Hall, Queens Road
7.30pm-6-50pm (approx)
Describing strange close encounters with the paranormal at a variety of town centre locations. Dare you join us?
Adult £7.00, Accompanied Child £4,00, payable at the. start,
no reservations necessary. Route wheelchair accessible.

Sunday 12th October Guided Walk
Sunday 19th October
Guided Walk
HIDDEN HASTINGS REVEALED
Chessboard, Butler's Gap, George Street
11.00am-12.40pm (approx)
A trail of discovery through concealed byways, some little known and rarely explored, featuring obscured and obscure evidence of bygone Old Town life. Route includes inclines and stairs.
Adult £6.00, Accompanied Child £3.50, payable at the start, no reservations necessary

Sunday 12th October Guided Walk
NEW INSIGHTS ON THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS         (New for 2014 Hastings Week)
outside Battle Library, High Street
3.00pm-4.20pm (approx)
The actual location of the famous battlefield has now been challenged! This illustrated Guided Walk takes you to the alternative site, vividly describing the context and the course of the battle.
Adult £6.00, Accompanied Child £3.50, payable at the start no reservations necessary

Tuesday 14th October Guided Walk
Thursday 16th October
Guided Walk
THE HASTINGS HORROR WALK
St.Clements Steps (opposite Swan Garden high Street
7-30pm-8-50pm (approx)

and gruesome: local history featuring true tales of terror from. Old Town's less illustrious, past. Definitely not for the squeamish' May not be suitable for some: children- Route wheelchair accessible.
Adult £7.00, Accompanied Child £4.00, payable, at the start, no reservations necessary

Friday 17th October Guided Walk
THE BATTLE GHOST WALK,
Abbey Gatehouse
7-30pm-8.50pm (approx)
You would expect this historic town to be haunted and it does not disappoint. Hear of local experiences of phantoms and poltergeists in the context of the elusive spirit world. Route wheelchair accessible.
Adult £7.00, Accompanied Child £4.00, payable at the start, no reservations necessary

Sunday l9th October Guided Walk
ST.LEONARDS LANDMARKS PAST AND PRESENT (New for 2014 Hastings Week)
rear of Royal Victoria Hotel
3.00pm-4.30pm (approx)
This comprehensive illustrated Guided Walk traces the area's development from Regency times through the Victorian era to the end of the last century. Route wheelchair accessible.
Adult £6.00, Accompanied Child £3.50, payable at the start, no reservations necessary

Themed Walks Conducted by Clive Richardson.
British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tel 01424 775534

Tickets in advance £4.50 adults, children £3.50 under 14, from Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road or from guide on the walk at £5.00 Adults, £3.50 children. Includes donation to Shipwreck Centre, OHPS & Hastings Week. Meet at Shipwreck Museum,
Rock-a-Nore Road

Twilight Smugglers Walk. Click for guided walks
Friday 17th October 6:30pm
An atmospheric and entertaining guided walk of approx 1 hour 20 mins around the Old Town and fishing quarter, recounting true stories of smuggling in Hastings in the 18th and early 19th Centuries and the involvement of local people.

Foyles WalkClick for guided walks
Sunday 19th October 1:45pm
A fascinating ‘war time’ guided walk of approx 1 hour, taking in most of the Hastings TV film locations used for this popular TV series.

Twitten & Cat Creeps Walk Click for guided walks
Sunday 19th October 3.30pm
An interesting and unusual guided walking tour of hidden narrow footpaths, flights of steps and nooks & crannies, many with a tale to tell. The tour lastings approx 1 hour 20 mins involves some steps and steep inclines and will include amusing factual and historical anecdotes.

 

Events just before Hastings Week

Friday 10th October
1066 Jazz Club at Azur, Marina Pavilion St.Leonards
8pm - 11pm
Golden Eagle Jazz Band, £10 Visitors, £8 Members
More information 01424 753784,

Saturday 11th October

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Classic Car Show On the Stade
10:00am - 3:00pm
Classic Cars and Motorcycles up to 1988 (+ later exceptional vehicles)
Free admission, Refreshments nearby, Street Cruise each day from 1:30pm
Also on Sunday.
This event is now fully subscribed and no more entries are being accepted
Classic car show Hastings Week

Hastings Week Opening Ceremony
9.45 am
Town Hall, Queens Road
Muster at 9.20 am outside BHS. March off at 9.30am to Town Hall.
Contact Gary Pelling gpp.gpp@fsmail.net

Annual Secondhand Jewellery Sale
10:00 - 2:00
Hastings Lifeboat Station.
Contact Shirley Hawley 01424 445640 also tomorrow

Hastings Welsh Society Coffee Morning
10.30am – 12 noon
Flat 1, Kent Lodge, 2 St. Matthews Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea.
Come and enjoy tea/coffee and Welshcakes – you don't have to be Welsh to attend. Everyone welcome! Admission: £1 - contact Mrs Atherden on 01424 441208 for further details

ENTERTAINING HASTINGS Click for guided walks (New for 2014 Hastings Week)
outside 'White Rock Theatre, White Rock
11.00am-12-30pm (approx)
Illustrated Guided Walk discovering the significant role public entertainment has played in the development of our seaside resort.
Adult £6.00, Accompanied Child £3.50, payable at the. start, no reservations necessary. Route wheelchair accessible.

Coffee Morning
Hastings & St Leonards Association National Trust.
10am
at The Arthur Easton Centre, St Michaels Hospice.

Local delights - 'fish in a bun' restaurant challenge Fish in a bun
Lunchtime and evening

Hastings Unitarian Church,South Terrace Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
2.30 pm

Hastings Unitarian Church, Chamber Organ Concert by Stephen Page‐ suggested dons. £5
There will be a display of Art Work and Photographs during the week

Talk on Hastings and St Leonards Parks, Gardens and Designed Open Spaces
5.30pm
Hastings History House 21 Courthouse Street. TN34 3AU
A research project by Sussex Gardens Trust, local volunteers in conjunction with Hastings Borough Council. Speaker Virginia Hinze of the Sussex Gardens Trust.This fascinating research project will enable effective and appropriate management and restoration of these valuable spaces. Come along to learn more and maybe get involved. Tickets are £3 Contact OHPS, Email: ohpscontact@gmail.com Tel: 01424 424744



St. Mary in the Castle,
7.30pm
Opera South East Presents RAGTIME, "JELLY-ROLL" & ALL THAT JAZZ’, Kenneth Roberts talks about and plays the music of the great ragtime and jazz pianists in an exploration of the roots of the first truly American music from its bawdy low-life beginnings to its finest hour in the 1930's & 40's.  From the early beginnings in barrelhouses and brothels to the sophistication of Broadway, we take a journey through the music of Scott Joplin, 'Jelly-Roll' Morton, Billy Mayerl, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Dave Brubeck & others, interspersed with many historical footnotes and anecdotes of the ‘jazz age.’ .
Tickets £10 (£2 off for concessions), accompanied children under 16 free, available from Hastings Information Centre (01424) 451111 or Imagen Gallery, 20 Claremont or on the door.
Hastings Week Concert

AFTER DARK SEASIDE GHOST WALK Click for guided walks
outside Town Hall, Queens Road
7.30pm-6-50pm (approx)
Describing strange close encounters with the paranormal at a variety of town centre locations. Dare you join us?
Adult £7.00, Accompanied Child £4,00, payable at the. start,
no reservations necessary. Route wheelchair accessible

 

Sunday l2th October

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Hastings Charities Fair
10am to 4pm
Azur at the Marina Pavilion, St. Leonards on sea.
Stands cost £20.oo (cheques made payable to Azur) - available for charities, voluntary organisations and third sector /social enterprises.
This event will have 3 directives, Fundraising, Volunteer Recruitment and Information Promotion And Awareness.
The event will also include live entertainment, charity auction and a raffle.
Booking forms are available from Azur's reception or by calling 01424 447461 / 0845-812-1066 / 07838241222
email : enquiries@azurmarinapavilion.com / lordbrettofhastings@aol.co.uk

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club
10am - 2pm
Aannual Minis Festival - over 1200 players from across Sussex from ages 5 through 12 meet in a day-long competition of thrilling and fun rugby.
Why not come along on any Sunday morning from September onwards and give rugby a try! -
more information visit www.hastingsrugby.org.uk or contact Martyn Amess on 07768-106174

Classic Car Show On the Stade
10:00am - 3:00pm
Classic Cars and Motorcycles up to 1988 (+ later exceptional vehicles)
Free admission, Refreshments nearby, Street Cruise each day from 1:30pm
Also on Saturday, see details above
This event is now fully subscribed and no more entries are being accepted

Annual Secondhand Jewellery Sale
10:00 - 2:00
Hastings Lifeboat Station. Also on Saturday 11th
Contact Shirley Hawley 01424 445640

Hastings & Rother Family & Local History Fair
10am – 4.30pm
Ore Centre, 455 Old London Road, TN35 5BH
There will be 2 Talks
11am Dinosaurs of Hastings – Ken Brooks
2pm Forgotten Heroes – Researching those killed in the Great War – Geoff Bridger
Entrance £2, Talks £2 each, or £5 for both talks & entrance. Our Research Room will also be open. Refreshments available. Contact Linda 07709 235308

TOUR OF ST MARY IN THE CASTLE
11.00am-1.00pm
Brion Purdey will conduct a guided tour of St.Mary in the Castle

HIDDEN HASTINGS REVEALED Click for guided walks
Chessboard, Butler's Gap, George Street
11.00am-12.40pm (approx)
A trail of discovery through concealed byways, some little known and rarely explored, featuring obscured and obscure evidence of bygone Old Town life. Route includes inclines and stairs.
Adult £6.00, Accompanied Child £3.50, payable at the start, no reservations necessary

Hastings Net Shops Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, near Fishermen’s Museum
11.00am to 2.00pm
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 (but not if it is raining!). Admission free.
Hastings Week

Local delights - 'fish in a bun' restaurant challenge Fish in a bun
Lunchtime and evening

AfriKàBa 2014 Afrikaba
2 pm
The festival of African & Caribbean heritage, arts & culture features the mesmerising, award winning Dobet Gnahoré Na Drê Dance, an event for the entire family starting @ White Rock Theatre with childrens’ face painting and Afro-Caribbean food on sale. Contact White Rock Theatre, phone: 01424 462 228. For more information visit www.afrikaba.co.uk or call Gwyneth Wint on 07949 369842

NEW INSIGHTS ON THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS  Click for guided walks       (New for 2014 Hastings Week)
outside Battle Library, High Street
3.00pm-4.20pm (approx)
The actual location of the famous battlefield has now been challenged! This illustrated Guided Walk takes you to the alternative site, vividly describing the context and the course of the battle.
Adult £6.00, Accompanied Child £3.50, payable at the start no reservations necessary

Christ Church St. Leonards,
7.30 pm,
Concert by Sussex Concert Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Roberts. Programme: Mussorgsky ‘Night on the Bare Mountain’, Tchaikovsky ‘Excerpts from Swan Lake’ and Borodin ‘Symphony No. 2’. Tickets £10 (£2 off for concessions), accompanied children under 16 free, available from Hastings Information Centre (01424) 451111 or Imagen Gallery, 20 Claremont or on the door.
Hastings Week Concert

Monday l3th October

Hastings Unitarian Church,South Terrace Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.30‐12.15 pm
Circle Dancing It’s easy, come and join us!
There will be a display of Art Work and Photographs during the week.

Local delights - 'fish in a bun' restaurant challenge Fish in a bun
Lunchtime and evening

AFTERNOON TEA & TOUR AT THE WHITE ROCK THEATRE
2.00pm
Take a peek behind the scenes at Hastings's top class entertainment venue and enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea whilst gazing out across the English Channel. Situated opposite the pier on Hastings seafront, the White Rock Theatre is a building steeped in history and theatricality, so why not find out more with this nformative and enjoyable theatre tour. The tour starts at 2pm with Afternoon Tea served at 3pm.
Maximum of 20 places available. Tickets £5 (includes Tea and Tour)
Tickets can be purchased online at whiterocktheatre.org.uk or via the Ticket Office on 01424 462288

Maureen Charlesworth Chess Challenge
6.30pm for 7.00 start
White Rock Hotel. This event is aimed at casual chess players (i.e. players who do not have an official chess grade).There will be two sections – one for players of any age and one for junior players under 14 years of age. In each section all players will play five games against different opponents. This is the sixth time that this Hastings Week event has been run and it has been greatly enjoyed by the participants.
Entry fee: £3 (£2 for juniors).  Payable on the night.  All entry fees will be used for prizes.

If you wish to enter or if you want any further information please contact:
Con Power.  Tel: 01424 431970.  E-mail: conpowr@aol.com or Bob Gurney.  Tel: 01424 756316

 

Tuesday 14th October HASTINGS DAY

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Priory Knits - Machine Knitting Display
9-5pm
Priory Meadow Shopping Center - come and try your hand at machine knitting, look at our machine knitted and embellished children's jumper competition entries. Our chosen Charity for 2014 is Celia Hammond Animal Trust and we will be selling small knitted items suitable for gifts and Christmas presents in aid of this charity. You can also see us at the 2 day Hobbies & Crafts Fayre at the weekend

Hastings Unitarian Church,South Terrace Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.00‐4.00 pm.
Open day for Knit & Craft - The choice is yours! Bring your hobby to work on and/or your finished items to display.
There will be a display of Art Work and Photographs during the week.

Local delights - 'fish in a bun' restaurant challenge Fish in a bun
Lunchtime and evening

Old Town Walks by the Old Hastings Preservation Society Click for guided walks
2.30pm
Walk starts from the top of the West Hill Lift. There is no charge for these walks but donations are appreciated. A fascinating tour of Hastings Old Town lasting about 90 minutes. proceeds gently downhill but there are steps. An OHPS event.

Hastings WeekThe presentation of the 'Award of 1066'
6.00 pm
By Invitation Only,
Change of Venue and date - now Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Bohemia Road on Friday 17tth October 6pm

The presentation of the 'Award of 1066' the supreme accolade for services to the town by the Mayor, Cllr Bruce Dowling
Contact Mayor's Office - mayorsoffice@hastings.gov.uk

THE HASTINGS HORROR WALK Click for guided walks
St.Clements Steps (opposite Swan Garden high Street
7-30pm-8-50pm (approx)

and gruesome: local history featuring true tales of terror from. Old Town's less illustrious, past. Definitely not for the squeamish' May not be suitable for some: children- Route wheelchair accessible.
Adult £7.00, Accompanied Child £4.00, payable, at the start, no reservations necessary

 

Wednesday l5th October

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Hastings Unitarian Church,South Terrace Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.00‐4.00 pm.
David Embry’s Art Day – A chance to practice or learn with an expert, materials available.
There will be a display of Art Work and Photographs during the week.

Local delights - 'fish in a bun' restaurant challenge Fish in a bun
Lunchtime and evening

Hastings Week Cultural Regeneration through Heritage: Hastings, Heritage and Local History
2.00pm – 6.30pm
Room 401, University of Brighton in Hastings, Priory Square
This half-day forum brings together heritage professionals, academics and local historians to explore the extent of these developments, linking them to a bigger national picture in terms of government policy and the politics of heritage status. The forum will raise interesting questions related to historical narrative, authenticity, accuracy and heritage consumption. It will offer differing perspectives on ‘regeneration’, ‘community’ and ‘belonging’, noting the way in which heritage and local history have become increasingly commodified and contested. more >>
Refreshments are provided throughout, with wine and snacks at 6.30pm. The forum is free of charge, but please register in advance at: A.Callaghan2@brighton.ac.uk. The academic contact is Dr Deborah Madden at: D.Madden2@brighton.ac.uk.

THE ORIGINAL HASTINGS GHOST WALK – Celebrates its 21st Birthday Click for guided walks
Meet 7pm at Chessboard Area
Join Tina Brown, local author and tour guide for this fascinating journey into Hastings past. Listen as stories are brought to life and legends are told., of ghostly goings on in the ancient quarter. Suitable for all ages.
Please contact Tina to secure your place as numbers limited.
Tickets available on website www.hauntedexperiences.eu or on the night.
Children over 9 years £3.00 each
Adults £7.00
Ticket price includes donation to Hastings Week, Fire Face Project and Alta Conservation.
Contact details for tina: 07817 686781 or tina@hauntedexperiences.eu

AFTER DARK SEASIDE GHOST WALK Click for guided walks
outside Town Hall, Queens Road
7.30pm-6-50pm (approx)
Describing strange close encounters with the paranormal at a variety of town centre locations. Dare you join us?
Adult £7.00, Accompanied Child £4,00, payable at the. start,
no reservations necessary. Route wheelchair accessible

 

Thursday 16th October

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Hastings Unitarian Church,South Terrace Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.45 - 12:15 pm.
Circle Dancing It’s still easy & enjoyable.
There will be a display of Art Work and Photographs during the week.

TOUR OF ST MARY IN THE CASTLE
11.00am-1.00pm
Brion Purdey will conduct a guided tour of St.Mary in the Castle

Local delights - 'fish in a bun' restaurant challenge Fish in a bun
Lunchtime and evening

Emmaus Hastings & Rother Open Day
12.00 noon – 4.00 pm

Emmaus provides a home and work for formerly homeless people in a supportive, family environment. Residents live on site and work together in our charity superstore, collecting and renovating donated goods to sell in order to support themselves.

Come along to our open day on 16th October and take a look around! Browse our superstore and meet residents, trustees & staff over a tea or coffee to learn more about our operation and our future plans.

Call us on 01424 755111 for more information.
See our advertisement for details of our location.

Hastings week emmaus

Hastings and Rother Voluntary for the Blind Memories Competition,
2pm
Two sections to this competition. Open to all including sight impaired. Write your memories to the theme, Hobbies, Games and pass times. Entries to HRVAB, 3 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards on Sea, by Monday 8th September . Prize Giving will be in the Taplin Centre, 3 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards on Sea.
hrvab@freeuk.com Tel: 01424 436359

THE CRYPT, St Mary in the Castle
7pm start
Join Tina Brown, creator of the Hastings Old Town Ghost Walk for this fascinating and entertaining talk about the last 21 years she has spent researching and leading the Ghost Walks around Hastings. There have been moments to laugh and some to cry, so share with her these special moments in this birthday year and get a glimpse behind these scenes of this popular tour.
Tickets £7.50 includes donation to Hastings Week, Fire Face Project and Alta Conservation.
Contact details for tina: 07817 686781 or tina@hauntedexperiences.eu

THE HASTINGS HORROR WALK Click for guided walks
St.Clements Steps (opposite Swan Garden high Street
7-30pm-8-50pm (approx)

Gruesome local history featuring true tales of terror from. Old Town's less illustrious, past. Definitely not for the squeamish' May not be suitable for some: children- Route wheelchair accessible.
Adult £7.00, Accompanied Child £4.00, payable, at the start, no reservations necessary

A concert by Waites and Measures at Holy Trinity Church.
7:30pm
Admission free Contact- Maureen James 07732 272724

Sidney Little - Hastings' Concrete King
7:30
White Rock Hotel. Historian Andre Palfrey-Martin will give a talk on Sidney Little, Hastings' Borough Engineer in the 30's, nicknamed "The Concrete King" Sidney was responsible for the physical re-shaping of Hastings' seafront. Admission Free but collection in aid of Hastings Week. Contact Maureen Charlesworth on 422135 or 1066heritage@gmail.com

 

 

Friday 17th October

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Hastings Unitarian Church,South Terrace Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.00 - 12:00 pm.
Poetry - Share your favourites or other short passages that are meaningful to you.
There will be a display of Art Work and Photographs during the week.

Local delights - 'fish in a bun' restaurant challenge Fish in a bun
Lunchtime and evening

Hastings History House, Courthouse Street Hastings Old Town
2.30 –4.30 pm.
Looking Back on Hastings with Victoria Seymour, launching and signing a newly published compilation of her Hastings and St Leonards Observer articles on local history. Guest of honour Keith Ridley, the newspaper’s Editor in Chief. Free Admission and refreshments. Enquiries. Victoria Seymour 01424-424981

Hastings WeekThe presentation of the 'Award of 1066' (change of date and venue)
6.00 pm
By Invitation Only, Change of Venue and date - now Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Bohemia Road
The presentation of the 'Award of 1066' the supreme accolade for services to the town by the Mayor, Cllr Bruce Dowling
Contact Mayor's Office - mayorsoffice@hastings.gov.uk
This event had originally been scheduled for Tuesday 14th October

Holy Trinity Church. JS Bach Cantatas no.4 and 6
6pm-7pm
By the Hastings Bach Choir. Admission free
Contact- Beryl 07804 137654 Website hastingsbachchoir.co.uk

Twilight Smugglers Walk. Click for guided walks
6:30pm
An atmospheric and entertaining guided walk of approx 1 hour 20 mins around the Old Town and fishing quarter, recounting true stories of smuggling in Hastings in the 18th and early 19th Centuries and the involvement of local people.

Gala Hastings Week Concert for Hastings Sierra Leone in St Mary-in-the-Castle (Pelham Arcade)
7.30pm
Music by the ever popular Sussex Brass, supported by the drummer Vincent Salzfas and his exciting group the Ecstatic Republic of Conga, and RoCoCo – Robertsbridge Community Choir - singing songs with an African flavour.
Tickets £15 (£10 students & children) to include an African-style buffet will be available from the Hastings Information Centre from mid-September, or contact the hon. secretary on 01424 436603. Licensed bar. All profits to support the health centre project in Hastings Village. Since 2001 Hastings & St Leonards has been helping to rebuild Hastings Village, which was destroyed in the Rebel War. The two towns have been twinned since 2007 www.hastingshastings.org.uk

QUIZ NIGHT
7.30pm
All welcome to join in this popular annual Quiz Night, this year with an added Hastings dimension for Hastings Week! - at the Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings.
Tables of 10 (£25 per table) need to be booked in advance by calling 01424 753322.

THE BATTLE GHOST WALK, Click for guided walks
Abbey Gatehouse
7-30pm-8.50pm (approx)
You would expect this historic town to be haunted and it does not disappoint. Hear of local experiences of phantoms and poltergeists in the context of the elusive spirit world. Route wheelchair accessible.
Adult £7.00, Accompanied Child £4.00, payable at the start, no reservations necessary

Travaux Twirlers Square Dancing Club
7.30pm - 10pm
Baldslow Memorial Hall, Harrow Lane, St.Leonards on sea.
Square Dancing Club Open Evening when everyone is welcome to come & join in this fun activity free of charge. Contact Chris Miles 01424 734627 miles@homecall.co.uk
Or just come along.

Organ Recital
7:30
His Place Church (former United Reformed Church) Robertson Street
Hastings Organ Society (01424 426723 evening only).
Free admission but donations to Hope Kitchen welcome

1066 Jazz Club at Azur, Marina Pavilion St.Leonards
8pm - 11pm
John Maddocks Jazzmen, £10 Visitors, £8 Members
More information 01424 753784,


Saturday 18th October

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The Hastings Week Two-Day Hobbies & Crafts Fayre 2014,
10 - 4pm
Sacred Heart School, Old London Road, Hastings, The very best of quality crafts on sale. Stalls ranging from knitting/needlework/produce to plants/flower arranging/jewellry, painting, felting and much more – don’t miss out come and see us and bring the children too. Buy early for Christmas! Admission free. Book a stall - download form Here (Word) or Here (pdf) A4 posters can be downloaded here (pdf).
Contact Sue, 01424 437468 after 6 or weekends or email
Also on Sunday 19th October

Hastings Unitarian Church,South Terrace Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.30 - 12:30 pm.
Coffee Morning – proceeds to charity.
There will be a display of Art Work and Photographs during the week.

S.A.F.E. Respite Care
10.30am to noon
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SAFE Respite Care are holding a special coffee morning, on Saturday October 18th, in the Day Care Centre, of St.Michaels Hospice, There  will be several tables with things for sale. And of course, a Raffle. 
Contact Cath Burrows 432054 for more information

62nd National Town Criers Championships
11am
Priory Meadow. Hosted by our very own Town Crier, Jon Bartholomew.
Town Criers around the country take park in this specatacular event - judged on volume, diction, clarity and inflection. Contact Hastings Information Centre - 451111

Local delights - 'fish in a bun' restaurant challenge Fish in a bun
Lunchtime and evening

Old Town Walks by the Old Hastings Preservation Society Click for guided walks
2.30pm
Walk starts from the top of the West Hill Lift. There is no charge for these walks but donations are appreciated. A fascinating tour of Hastings Old Town lasting about 90 minutes. proceeds gently downhill but there are steps. An OHPS event.

Hastings Bonfire
7.00pm
Lighting the Beacon on the East Hill www.hbbs.infoHastings Week - bonfire map
Please note new route

Don't forget to buy your Bonfire Society Programme - all the details of tonight's event and more. It also helps to fund the Bonfire Festivities.

Sunday l9th October

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The Hastings Week Two-Day Hobbies & Crafts Fayre 2014,
10 - 4pm
Sacred Heart School, Old London Road, Hastings, The very best of quality crafts on sale. Stalls ranging from knitting/needlework/produce to plants/flower arranging/jewellry, painting, felting and much more – don’t miss out come and see us and bring the children too. Buy early for Christmas! Admission free. Book a stall - download form Here (Word) or Here (pdf). A4 posters can be downloaded here (pdf).
Contact Sue, 01424 437468 after 6 or weekends or email
Also on Saturday 18th October


Jazz Breakfast featuring Mike Hatchard, Herbie Flowers and guest Paul Hart
St Mary in the Castle

11am
Tickets £8 on the door or in advance tel. 01424-442601.
Organised by St Mary in the Castle Friends.
ronsollars@yahoo.co.uk

HIDDEN HASTINGS REVEALED Click for guided walks
Chessboard, Butler's Gap, George Street
11.00am-12.40pm (approx)
A trail of discovery through concealed byways, some little known and rarely explored, featuring obscured and obscure evidence of bygone Old Town life. Route includes inclines and stairs.
Adult £6.00, Accompanied Child £3.50, payable at the start, no reservations necessary

Bohemia Walled Garden Open Day
11am - 1pm
An opportunity to visit the Victorian Walled Garden of the former Brisco Estate at Summerfields Wood including Pumpkin Carving & ART in the Garden
Roz Cran and Dot Hill ‘Leaf prints in the garden’ workshop www.bohemiawga.weebly.com
Walled Garden Hastings Week

Local delights - 'fish in a bun' restaurant challenge Fish in a bun
Lunchtime and evening

Foyles Walk Click for guided walks
1:45pm
A fascinating ‘war time’ guided walk of approx 1 hour, taking in most of the Hastings TV film locations used for this popular TV series.


Sprat & Winkle Run (Vintage Commercial Vehicles)
11.00 am (approx)
This will be the 6th year that the Sprat and Winkle Run for commercial vehicles has been running from Sevenoaks down to Hastings to bring the Hastings Week celebrations to a close. The run started as an idea by the London & South East Area of the Commercial Vehicle Society who were looking for a seaside destination for one of their old commercial vehicle runs.
 

The Historic Commercial Vehicle Society was founded in 1958 by a group of enthusiasts who between them owned less than a dozen preserved commercial vehicles . Today the Society has nearly 2000 members who own 4,500 vehicles, such has been the growth of interest in the preservation of commercial road vehicles. Probably the best known of our activities is the annual London to Brighton run held on the first sunday in May. Further information can be found at the society`s website at or email at hcvs2011@gmail.com

The Sprat & Winkle Run attracts around 70 different commercials including buses and coaches, and now is a permanent fixture on the preservation scene, so please come along to the Stade to have a good look at the vehicles and feel free to chat to the owners and drivers who have come down to Hastings, we look forward to meeting you.

The event is named The Sprat And Winkle Run because the finish is at The Stade, Winkle Island, so we send a load of Sprats to catch the Winkle!!

ST.LEONARDS LANDMARKS PAST AND PRESENT Click for guided walks (New for 2014 Hastings Week)
rear of Royal Victoria Hotel
3.00pm-4.30pm (approx)
This comprehensive illustrated Guided Walk traces the area's development from Regency times through the Victorian era to the end of the last century. Route wheelchair accessible.
Adult £6.00, Accompanied Child £3.50, payable at the start, no reservations necessary

Hastings Week Closing Ceremony
3.15pm
Stade Open Space at the Spratt & Winkle event.
Contact Gary Pelling gpp.gpp@fsmail.net

Twitten & Cat Creeps Walk Click for guided walks
3.30pm
An interesting and unusual guided walking tour of hidden narrow footpaths, flights of steps and nooks & crannies, many with a tale to tell. The tour lastings approx 1 hour 20 mins involves some steps and steep inclines and will include amusing factual and historical anecdotes.

All Quiet on the Western Front
8pm
Electric Palace Cinema, 39a High Street, TN34 3ER

Adapted from the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War 1 by their teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. A landmark of American cinema and a highly emotive film, which fixed the popular image of what it was like in the trenches. It still retains its overall power and remains a great pacifist work. All Quiet on the Western Front - Hastings Week

Dir: Lewis Milestone / 1930 / 136mins / USA / PG
Hosted by Paul Sargent, former head curator of the Imperial War Museum Film Archive.
Tickets: £7/£6 concessions booking: www.electricpalacecinema.com

 

 

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President,  Maureen Charlesworth
Vice President, Richard Stevens

Chair, Nigel Hogben
Vice Chair, Ion Castro
Treasurer, Terry Novis

Events Co-ordinator Sharon Johnson

Hastings Week Fayre Stall Bookings Sue Castro - tel 01424 437468

 


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Marketing & Communications Dept,
Town Hall, Queens Road, Hastings TN34 1QR

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