Hastings Week

2016

HAstings week
 
8th-16th OCTOBER 2016
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There are events included in this online listing below that were submitted too late to be included in the printed programme
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Places to visit during the week
Pre-week
Saturday 8
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Monday 10
Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12
Thursday 13
Friday 14
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There will be something for everyone and for all ages. Don't miss it! The 950th 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.
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
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. During Hastings Week, £1 off fare on production of current Hastings Week printed programme.
EXHIBITIONS
STREETS OF HASTINGS - A GROUP EXHIBITION
Basement Gallery, Borough Wines 34 Robertson Street, Hastings TN34 1HT.
7th - 16th October, preview 6th October.
‘Hastings through the eyes of street artists’

Featuring a hand-picked selection of 20 internationally renowned, and local street artists and graffiti writers, coming together in an exhibition to celebrate the town and the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.
Free admission. Disabled access difficult - no of steps steps down into basement  
Contact Peter Oak, Tel: 07967 349147 Email: pete@shmallery.uk www.Shmallery.uk

Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings
Thursdays to Sundays 11-4
Special 1066 themed exhibitions.
Free entry donations to OHPS welcome

Hastings Old Town poetry competition
For all to enter, child and adult alike. It is really simple to enter and all you need to do is write a poem based on Hastings Old Town, these can be your memories or experiences, and send it to Cllr. James Bacon, Aquila House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3UY or by email to cllr.james.bacon@hastings.gov.uk. Please include your full name and contact details with your poem entry. The deadline for entering this exciting competition is Hastings Day, Friday 14th October. The winner will not only have their poem displayed in the Parish news and local press, but also receive a certificate and prize for their efforts. Cllr bacon looks forward to reading your poems with the hope of eventually compiling a 21st Century Book of Hastings Old Town poetry for all to enjoy.

1066 - A MEDIEVAL MOSAIC
Crypt Galler at St Mary in the Castle
13th August - 28th October
Brought to you from New Zealand - a complete recreation of the Bayeux Tapestry handcrafted in 3 million tiny pieces of steel, 64 metres long and 33 yers in the making by Michael Linton.
Admission free
Find out more at www.1066.co.nz

High Street & George Street Best Dressed Window Competition
Theme "Guys dressed as Normans or Saxons"
Window display must remain for the whole of Hastings Week (8 - 16 October 2016).

Competition is open to all shops in High Street and George Street Judging takes place during Hastings Week
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

Unitarian Church
Hastings Week Guided Walks

Old Town Walk by the Old Hastings Preservation Society ( OHPS )

Saturday 8th October , 2.30pm - 4.30pm *CANCELLED*
Friday 14th October , 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Saturday 15th October , 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Location meet at the top of the West Hill Lift A tour of Hastings Old Town, the premier ancient Cinque Port with its wealth of historic buildings, twittens and cat-creeps. Hear about the celebrities that flocked to Hastings. Volunteer guides lead all walks downhill into the Old Town. Free but donation to OHPS welcome. Limited disabled access because there are steps en route.
contact: Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings, Email: ohpscontact@gmail.com
Tel: 01424 424744

Stade Walks by the Fishermen's Museum

8th October 11am - 12 noon
14th October 11am - 12.00 noon
15th October 11am - 12.00 noon

Meet at the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW You will explore the Stade Fishing Quarter with our volunteer guides discovering the history of our sustainable fishing community and learn why the Stade is known as a ‘living museum’. Free but donations welcomed to Hastings Fishermen’s Museum. Disabled access.
Visit www.ohps.org.uk for more information.
Email: stadewalks@gmail.com Tel: 01424 461446

 

The True CRIME Walk from

True CRIME Walk
Tuesday 11th October only, 7:30pm

(Lasts approx. 1hr 50mins)
Start/Finish at ,The True Crime Museum, Hastings Seafront, TN34 1JP
Delve in to the heart of Hastings Town centre on this brand new walking tour revealing crimes old and new, some creepy, some tragic, and one which is pure comedy! Tickets £10
Reservations 01424 420115 info@truecrimemuseum.co.uk

 

GUIDED WALKS PRESENTED BY HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS

AFTER DARK OLD TOWN GHOST WALK
Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Thursday 13th & Saturday 15th - 7.00pm
Informative descriptions of a wide variety of local hauntings with thought provoking explanations. Dare you join us for this glimpse into the strange and sometimes frightening spirit world?
Meet: St Clements Steps off High Street
Admission Adult £8.00, Accompanied Child tinder 16 £5.00, payable on the day, no advance booking
Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

A TALE OF TWO STREETS
Saturday 8th, Friday 14th & Sunday 16th - 11.00am

In depth exploration of hastings most historically and visually interesting main thoroughfares, All Saints Street and High Street.
Meet: Winkle Island, Rock-a-Nore Road.
Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 40 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

ST.LEONARDS IN THE BEGINNING
Saturday 8th & Sunday 16th - 2.30pm

Tracing the development of St.Leonards-on-Sea from its inception as a Regency planned new town to the eve of its Victorian expansion.
Meet: rear of Royal Victoria Hotel, Undercliffe
Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 30 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

NEW FOR HASTINGS WEEK HIDDEN ALLEYWAYS OF ST.LEONARDS
Sunday 9th & Saturday 15th - 11.00am
A trail of discovery through concealed byways, most little known' and rarely explored featuring obscured and obscure seaside life.
Meet: St.Leonards Warrior Square Railway Station main entrance Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 10 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

NEW INSIGHTS ON TUE BATTLE OF HASTINGS
Sunday 9th & Thursday 13th - 2.30pm
The actual location of the famous battlefield has now been challenged. We visit the alternative site vividly describing the context and course of the conflict.
Meet: outside Battle Library Nigh-Street
Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

THE HASTINGS HORROR WALK
Sunday 9th, Wednesday 12th & Friday 14th - 7.00pm
Grim and gruesome local history featuring true tales of terror from Old Town's less illustrious past. Definitely not for the squeamish!
Meet: St.Clements Steps, off high Street
Admission Adult £8.00, Accompanied Child under 16 £5.00, payable
on the day, no advance booking
Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

THEMED WALKS CONDUCTED BY CLIVE RICHARDSON.
British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tel 01424 775534

On Sunday 16th October only. Tickets in advance £4.50 adults, children £3.50 under 14, From guide on the walk at £5.00 Adults, £3.50 children under 14. Includes donation to OHPS & Hastings Week.
Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road

Foyles Walk
1.30pm
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
3.00pm
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.


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Places to visit during the week
Pre-week
Saturday 8
Sunday 9
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12
Thursday 13
Friday 14
Saturday 15
Sunday 16
Guided Walks
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Events just before Hastings Week

Thursday 6th October
1066 Jazz Club at Azur, Marina Pavilion, St. Leonards
7.30pm - 11pm
Doc Houlind Revival All Stars Band (from Denmark)
£12 Visitors, £10 Members - Discounts for Students
Contact 01424 465267 or visit website www.1066jazzclub.co.uk

Friday 7th,
HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - AFTER DARK OLD TOWN GHOST WALK
Click for guided walks
7.00pm
Informative descriptions of a wide variety of local hauntings with thought provoking explanations. Dare you join us for this glimpse into the strange and sometimes frightening spirit world?
Meet: St Clements Steps off High Street
Admission Adult £8.00, Accompanied Child tinder 16 £5.00, payable on the day, no advance booking
Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

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Pre-week
Saturday 8
Sunday 9
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12
Thursday 13
Friday 14
Saturday 15
Sunday 16
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Saturday 8th October

Hastings Week Opening Ceremony in HASTINGS CASTLE
10.30
Marching Units meet outside the West Hill Cafe
Mayor’s party including Town Crier & band to meet at the stade car show .
10.50
Parade to move off and march to the Castle.
11.00
Mayor to announce opening of Hastings Week celebrations.
Chairman of Hastings Week Committee to give speech and Flag is raised.
Short piece of entertainment. Mayor to thank units express hope of seeing them during weeks
events
National Anthem

Classic Car show on the Stade
10 - 4
This year for one day only and entries by invitation only. Free sdmission but donation to Hastings Week welcome.

Hastings Classic Car Show

Annual Secondhand Jewellery Sale
10:00 - 3:00
Hastings Lifeboat Station. Also on Sunday 9th
Contact Gayna Mills

Coffee Morning Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.30am – 12.30pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - A TALE OF TWO STREETS Click for guided walks
11.00am
In depth exploration of hastings most historically and visually interesting main thoroughfares, All Saints Street and High Street.
Meet: Winkle Island, Rock-a-Nore Road.
Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 40 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

Stade Walks by the Fishermen's Museum Click for guided walks
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW
11am - 12 noon
Meet at the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, You will explore the Stade Fishing Quarter with our volunteer guides discovering the history of our sustainable fishing community and learn why the Stade is known as a ‘living museum’. Free but donations welcomed to Hastings Fishermen’s Museum. Disabled access.
Visit www.ohps.org.uk for more information.
Email: stadewalks@gmail.com Tel: 01424 461446

Chamber Organ Recital by local organist Stephen Page Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
2.30pm- 3.30pm
At Hastings Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace.
Stephen will present a varied selection of music on the restored 18th century Snetzler organ, Showcasing the beauty and versatility of this historic instrument. £5 payable at the door
Contact Stephen Page: spage999@btinternet.com

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - ST.LEONARDS IN THE BEGINNING Click for guided walks
2.30pm

Tracing the development of St.Leonards-on-Sea from its inception as a Regency planned new town to the eve of its Victorian expansion.
Meet: rear of Royal Victoria Hotel, Undercliffe
Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 30 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

Old Town Walk by OHPS
Click for guided walks  *CANCELLED*
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Location meet at the top of the West Hill Lift A tour of Hastings Old Town, the premier ancient Cinque Port with its wealth of historic buildings, twittens and cat-creeps. Hear about the celebrities that flocked to Hastings. Volunteer guides lead all walks downhill into the Old Town. Free but donation to OHPS welcome. Limited disabled access because there are steps en route.
contact: Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings, Email: ohpscontact@gmail.com
Tel: 01424 424744

“The Saxon Times”
5.30pm
Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street,
David Clarke will talk on. How the events of 1066 might have been reported if today’s press had existed then. Tickets £3 from Hastings History House. Refreshments available.
Email: ohpscontact@gmail.com Tel: 01424 424744

The Prince Albert Statue Project Not in printed programme
6.30 p.m.
West Hill Community Centre (junction of Croft Road and Bembrook Road, small car park) Special fundraising event - Illustrated talk by Brian Lawes on the statue of Prince Albert and its sculptor Edwin Stirling, followed by a talk ‘Trials and Tribulations’ on the project to have the statue erected alongside Hastings Town Hall.
Admission £2 (on the door). Refreshments available, raffle at the interval.
For further information e-mail: albertstatue@outlook.com

AFTER DARK OLD TOWN GHOST WALK Click for guided walks
7.00pm
Informative descriptions of a wide variety of local hauntings with thought provoking explanations. Dare you join us for this glimpse into the strange and sometimes frightening spirit world?
Meet: St Clements Steps off High Street
Admission Adult £8.00, Accompanied Child tinder 16 £5.00, payable on the day, no advance booking
Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

Prine Albert

 

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Places to visit during the week
Pre-week
Saturday 8
Sunday 9
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12
Thursday 13
Friday 14
Saturday 15
Sunday 16
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Sunday 9th October

Sprat & Winkle Run (Vintage Commercial Vehicles)
10 - 4
The Sprat & Winkle Run from Sevenoaks 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!! Further information can be found at the society`s website at www.hcvs.co.uk or email at hcvs2011@gmail.com

Sprat & Winkle

Annual Secondhand Jewellery Sale
10:00 - 3:00
Hastings Lifeboat Station. Also on Saturday 8th
Contact Gayna Mills

Church Service Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
11.am – 12noon
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - NEW FOR HASTINGS WEEK HIDDEN ALLEYWAYS OF ST.LEONARDS Click for guided walks
11.00am
A trail of discovery through concealed byways, most little known' and rarely explored featuring obscured and obscure seaside life.
Meet: St.Leonards Warrior Square Railway Station main entrance Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 10 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

Hastings Net Shops Museum
11.00 to 2.00
Rock-a-Nore Road, near Fishermen’s Museum
The Hastings net shops have recently been upgraded to grade II* listed buildings because of their architectural uniqueness. Since the 1980s, local historian Steve Peak has played a leading role in saving them, and he owns one, dating from 1835, which he preserves as a museum. Inside is a large collection of original fishing and marine artefacts, many dating from pre-World War Two. The museum is not open very often, but today you can come inside and catch a glimpse of life in the days of sail (but not if it is raining!).
Admission free.

Hastings Net Shop

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - NEW INSIGHTS ON TUE BATTLE OF HASTINGS Click for guided walks
2.30pm
The actual location of the famous battlefield has now been challenged. We visit the alternative site vividly describing the context and course of the conflict.
Meet: outside Battle Library Nigh-Street
Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - THE HASTINGS HORROR WALK Click for guided walks
7.00pm
Grim and gruesome local history featuring true tales of terror from Old Town's less illustrious past. Definitely not for the squeamish!
Meet: St.Clements Steps, off high Street
Admission Adult £8.00, Accompanied Child under 16 £5.00, payable
on the day, no advance booking
Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

 

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Sunday 9
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12
Thursday 13
Friday 14
Saturday 15
Sunday 16
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Monday 10th October

Battle of Hastings History & Tableaux - Unitarian Meeting Place South Terrace Hastings TN34 1SA Hastings Week at Unitarian Church

Circle Dancing Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.30am – 12.15pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

Maureen Charlesworth Chess Challenge White Rock Hotel. 
6.30pm for 7.00 start.

This event is aimed at casual players (those without an official chess grade or with a low grade).  This will be the eighth year that this Hastings Week event has been held and has proved to be very popular. There will be trophies and cash prizes separately for juniors (below the age of 14) and seniors.
Each participant will play five games against different opponents.
Entry fee (payable on the night): £3 (£2 for juniors under 14).
To enter (or for further information) contact:
Alan Hustwayte, tel 01424 443300, mobile 07800819417 or email alan.b.hustwayte@tesco.net

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Pre-week
Saturday 8
Sunday 9
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12
Thursday 13
Friday 14
Saturday 15
Sunday 16
Guided Walks
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Tuesday 11th October

Battle of Hastings History & Tableaux - Unitarian Meeting Place South Terrace Hastings TN34 1SA Hastings Week at Unitarian Church

Bring Hand Crafts, Knitting, Crochet, Stitch etc.,as you like Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.00am-4.00pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

Hastings Observer 1066 Community Awards,
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
St Mary’s in the Castle, Hastings
The 1066 Community Awards is being held in St Mary’s in the Castle to celebrate personal individual, local charities or community achievements.  Come along and enjoy the evening with the community in this beautiful iconic building and recognise the wonderful people that we have within Hastings and 1066 Rother district.  This is a FREE event and parking in the car park opposite is only £1.00 for the whole evening.  If you want to nominate or enter visit the website www.jpsouthevents.co.uk.  However, deadline is fast approaching 9th September, 2016. Need to advise prior to event for disabled access  
FREE EVENT FOR ALL TO ATTEND
Contact Karen Beck Karen.beck@jpsouthevents.co.uk

True CRIME Walk Click for guided walks
Tuesday 11th October only, 7:30pm

(Lasts approx. 1hr 50mins)
Start/Finish at ,The True Crime Museum, Hastings Seafront, TN34 1JP
Delve in to the heart of Hastings Town centre on this brand new walking tour revealing crimes old and new, some creepy, some tragic, and one which is pure comedy! Tickets £10
Reservations 01424 420115 info@truecrimemuseum.co.uk


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October 2016
Places to visit during the week
Pre-week
Saturday 8
Sunday 9
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12
Thursday 13
Friday 14
Saturday 15
Sunday 16
Guided Walks
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Wednesday 12th October

Battle of Hastings History & Tableaux - Unitarian Meeting Place South Terrace Hastings TN34 1SA Hastings Week at Unitarian Church

Painting and Drawing with David Embry Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.00am – 4.00pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

The Heritage Forum Event not in printed programme
registration at 9.30 am for 10 am - 4pm
organized by University of Brighton, Hastings. Event commences at Priory Square building: '1066 and the Development of Hastings as a Coastal Resort'. Key speaker: David Martin. After light lunch (provided) at Priory Square Building, there will be an afternoon session at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. Event ends at 4 p.m. For further information or to book a place e-mail Deborah Madden: d.madden@brighton.ac.uk

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, and our shop in Battle High Street selling quality Bric a Brac and furniture.collecting and renovating donated goods to sell in order to support themselves. Come along to our open day 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.
Emmaus map
how to find us

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - THE HASTINGS HORROR WALK Click for guided walks
7.OOpm
Grim and gruesome local history featuring true tales of terror from Old Town's less illustrious past. Definitely not for the squeamish!
Meet: St.Clements Steps, off high Street
Admission Adult £8.00, Accompanied Child under 16 £5.00, payable
on the day, no advance booking
Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

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Pre-week
Saturday 8
Sunday 9
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12
Thursday 13
Friday 14
Saturday 15
Sunday 16
Guided Walks
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Thursday 13th October

Battle of Hastings History & Tableaux - Unitarian Meeting Place South Terrace Hastings TN34 1SA Hastings Week at Unitarian Church

Circle Dancing Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
10.45am-12.15pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - NEW INSIGHTS ON TUE BATTLE OF HASTINGS Click for guided walks
2.30pm
The actual location of the famous battlefield has now been challenged. We visit the alternative site vividly describing the context and course of the conflict.
Meet: outside Battle Library Nigh-Street
Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

Hastings & Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind (HRVAB)
2.30pm
Taplin Centre, .RESULTS AWARD CEREMONY - Memories Competition. This year the theme is 'Memories of Past Times' and this is open to Visually Impaired and Norman Vision. 150 to 1000 words, return your entries to HRVAB, 3 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards TN238 0LQ by Monday 12th September 2016.
Contact Fieona Farrier-Twist, HRVAB Tel: 01424 436359

Sidney Little, not just a “Concrete King”
7:00 for 7:30
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery - “Sidney Little’s role in Hastings is well known in many areas, but he was much more than just “ The Concrete King”. Local Historian and Broadcaster – Andre Palfrey-Martin, will look in more details at the range of projects he was responsible for undertaking during his time as the Borough Engineer”. Details from Hastings Museum & Art Gallery - Telephone 451052
Free but a donation to Hastings Week funds would be appreciated.
contact André Palfrey-Martin MA BA Hons PGCE Tel 01424 445858 : Mob 07922064218 andpm@btinternet.com.

Open Meeting  - Speak Up about Climate Change not in printed programme
7.30pm - 9pm
His Place, Robertson Street, Hastings, we shall show short films, and share simple food. We shall discuss the issues surrounding climate change and the resulting  natural disasters, food shortages and poverty, and what we can do to help.  We are inviting local councillors. Free admission bur donations welcome for Christian Aid Climate Change Campaign. Contact – Stephen Page   spage999@btinternet.com

Battle of Stamford Bridge not in printed programme, details to be confirmed
Time to confirmed
Chris Rock, from the Stamford Bridge Society,
contact Steven Whitford of the OHPS,
pompress@hotmail.co.uk

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - AFTER DARK OLD TOWN GHOST WALK Click for guided walks
7.00pm
Informative descriptions of a wide variety of local hauntings with thought provoking explanations. Dare you join us for this glimpse into the strange and sometimes frightening spirit world?
Meet: St Clements Steps off High Street
Admission Adult £8.00, Accompanied Child tinder 16 £5.00, payable on the day, no advance booking
Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

1066 Jazz 1066 Jazz Club at Azur, Marina Pavilion, St. Leonards
7.30pm - 11pm
1920's Themed Evening, Fancy Dress Optional with The Fenny Stompers Jazz Band
£12 Visitors, £10 Members, Discounts for students
Contact 01424 465267 Visit www.1066jazzclub.co.uk
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Places to visit during the week
Pre-week
Saturday 8
Sunday 9
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12
Thursday 13
Friday 14
Saturday 15
Sunday 16
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Friday 14th October HASTINGS DAY

1066 Celebrations Friday 14th October – Hastings Day!

 

1pm – More than 600 local schoolchildren will gather at Battle Abbey before parading up Battle High Street led by King Harold and King William.
Battle town centre, free

3pm – A multi-denominational commemorative service will be held in St Mary’s parish church in Battle. Bishop Martin of Chichester will attend, and re-enactors will be taking part.
St Mary’s Parish Church, Battle, free

4pm – Watch a selection of displays on the ‘Abbey Green’ in front of Battle Abbey Gatehouse.
Battle town centre, free

5.30pm – A military band will march up and down Battle High Street, before performing a sunset ceremony and lowering the flags.
Battle town centre, free

8-11pm – From Paris for one night only, join France’s top mediaeval band Les Derniers Trouvères for an evening of music, song and dance.
St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, £15

Battle of Hastings History & Tableaux - Unitarian Meeting Place South Terrace Hastings TN34 1SA Hastings Week at Unitarian Church

Stade Walks by the Fishermen's Museum Click for guided walks
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW
11am - 12 noon
Meet at the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, You will explore the Stade Fishing Quarter with our volunteer guides discovering the history of our sustainable fishing community and learn why the Stade is known as a ‘living museum’. Free but donations welcomed to Hastings Fishermen’s Museum. Disabled access.
Visit www.ohps.org.uk for more information.
Email: stadewalks@gmail.com Tel: 01424 461446

Poetry- the choice is yours, short readings as well. Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
2.00pm-4.00pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

Old Town Walk by OHPS Click for guided walks
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Location meet at the top of the West Hill Lift A tour of Hastings Old Town, the premier ancient Cinque Port with its wealth of historic buildings, twittens and cat-creeps. Hear about the celebrities that flocked to Hastings. Volunteer guides lead all walks downhill into the Old Town. Free but donation to OHPS welcome. Limited disabled access because there are steps en route.
contact: Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings, Email: ohpscontact@gmail.com
Tel: 01424 424744

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - THE HASTINGS HORROR WALK Click for guided walks
7.00pm
Grim and gruesome local history featuring true tales of terror from Old Town's less illustrious past. Definitely not for the squeamish!
Meet: St.Clements Steps, off high Street
Admission Adult £8.00, Accompanied Child under 16 £5.00, payable
on the day, no advance booking
Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

 

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Saturday 15th October

1066 Celebrations

Saturday 15th October


10am to 5pm
– Battle of Hastings re-enactment

A re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings will take place on the historic battlefield. Hundreds of re-enactors from all over the world will represent the Normans, Saxons and other armies
who took part in the epic conflict.
Battle Abbey, Battle, £3-£15.60
See www.english-heritage.org.uk for details
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10am – Enjoy the spectacle of the 64th National Town Criers’ Championship, resplendent in their ceremonial regalia, shouting for the honour of being England’s best.
Priory Meadow, Hastings, free

11.30am to 2.30pm – Norman and Saxon guy-making workshops, and storytelling. Guys will be judged at 3pm on the Stade Open Space.
St Clements Church, Hastings Old Town, free

Midday to 5pm – Music, Norman longboats, archery displays, skirmishes, hog roast, mead, cider and more.
Stade Open Space, Hastings, free

Midday to 3pm – Drumming performances around the Old Town, culminating in a Norman/Saxon drum off outside the Albion (south side).
Hastings Old Town, free

3.30pm – Colourful daytime fireworks display, in the style of the magnificent Spanish Mascleta.
Stade Open Space, Hastings, free

4pm to 5.15pm – La Grande Promenade
Get your Norman and Saxon outfits on for a gigantic procession around the town, starting from the Stade Open Space.
Hastings Old Town, town centre, seafront, free

7.15pm – Torchlight Procession, Bonfire and Fireworks
Hastings will be lit by hundreds of burning torches held aloft by the many Sussex bonfire societies. The procession will start from the White Rock.
Hastings town centre, seafront, Old Town, free

9pm – The bonfire lighting will be followed by one of the most
spectacular fi reworks displays you’ll ever see. www.hbbs.info
Hastings seafront, free

Battle of Hastings History & Tableaux - Unitarian Meeting Place South Terrace Hastings TN34 1SA Hastings Week at Unitarian Church

Coffee Morning
10.30am - 12noon
Hastings Welsh Society - Join us for tea or coffee and Wesh cakes. You don't have to be Welsh to attend - everyone welcome Flat 1, Kent Lodge, 2 St Matthews Road, St.Leonards on sea TN38 0TN. Entry £1. regret no disables access.
contact: Mrs Atherden on 01424 441208 for further details Email: marjorie.atherden@btinternet.com

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - NEW FOR HASTINGS WEEK - HIDDEN ALLEYWAYS OF ST.LEONARDS Click for guided walks
11.00am
A trail of discovery through concealed byways, most little known' and rarely explored featuring obscured and obscure seaside life.
Meet: St.Leonards Warrior Square Railway Station main entrance Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 10 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

Stade Walks by the Fishermen's Museum Click for guided walks
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW
11am - 12 noon
Meet at the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, You will explore the Stade Fishing Quarter with our volunteer guides discovering the history of our sustainable fishing community and learn why the Stade is known as a ‘living museum’. Free but donations welcomed to Hastings Fishermen’s Museum. Disabled access.
Visit www.ohps.org.uk for more information.
Email: stadewalks@gmail.com Tel: 01424 461446

Coffee Morning Hastings Week at Unitarian Church
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Unitarian Meeting Place, South Terrace TN34 1SA

Old Town Walk by OHPS Click for guided walks
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Location meet at the top of the West Hill Lift A tour of Hastings Old Town, the premier ancient Cinque Port with its wealth of historic buildings, twittens and cat-creeps. Hear about the celebrities that flocked to Hastings. Volunteer guides lead all walks downhill into the Old Town. Free but donation to OHPS welcome. Limited disabled access because there are steps en route.
contact: Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street, Hastings, Email: ohpscontact@gmail.com
Tel: 01424 424744

 

Hastings' Bonfire

Hastings Borough Bonfire Society's spectacular torch lit procession and fireworks celebrating the thwarting of the gunpowder plot of November 5th 1605

Safety Notice: Please respect the safety barriers and do not pick up discarded torches or bring your own fireworks and comply with any requests from the marshals. Keep your children with you at all times and ear protection is recommended if you or your children are frightened of loud bangs. Please do not bring pets and dispose of all litter correctly Please give generously as all money collected goes to charity.

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.

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - AFTER DARK OLD TOWN GHOST WALK Click for guided walks
7.00pm
Informative descriptions of a wide variety of local hauntings with thought provoking explanations. Dare you join us for this glimpse into the strange and sometimes frightening spirit world?
Meet: St Clements Steps off High Street
Admission Adult £8.00, Accompanied Child tinder 16 £5.00, payable on the day, no advance booking
Duration approx 1 hour 20 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

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Sunday 16th October

1066 Celebrations

Sunday 16th October

9am – 1066 Way To Battle (see below)
This 17-mile foot race will follow the 1066 Country Walk from Pevensey (where William landed) to Battle (the site of his famous victory). Limited to 1,066 entries.
9am start at Pevensey Castle, fi nishing at Battle Abbey from 11am.

10am to 5pm – Battle of Hastings re-enactment
A re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings will take place on the historic battlefield. Hundreds of re-enactors from all over the world will represent the Normans, Saxons and other armies who took part in the epic conflict.
Battle Abbey, £3-£15.60
See www.english-heritage.org.uk for details.

6.30pm – The Reflection
At the end of an extraordinary week, we come together to reflect in music, song and closing speeches, and to unveil the People’s Tapestry.
St Clements Church, Hastings Old Town, free

Battle of Hastings History & Tableaux - Unitarian Meeting Place South Terrace Hastings TN34 1SA Hastings Week at Unitarian Church

Jazz breakfastAt St Mary in the Castle with St Mary in the castle friends
11a.m.
Featuring Herbie Flowers and Mike Hatchard.
Tickets £10 . Contact, Ron Sollars, 01424 442601 ronsollars@yahoo.co.uk

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - A TALE OF TWO STREETSClick for guided walks
11.00am

In depth exploration of hastings most historically and visually interesting main thoroughfares, All Saints Street and High Street.
Meet: Winkle Island, Rock-a-Nore Road.
Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 40 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

CLIVE RICHARDSON - Foyles Walk Click for guided walks
1.30pm
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.

HASTINGS & DISTRICT WALKS - ST.LEONARDS IN THE BEGINNING Click for guided walks
2.30pm

Tracing the development of St.Leonards-on-Sea from its inception as a Regency planned new town to the eve of its Victorian expansion.
Meet: rear of Royal Victoria Hotel, Undercliffe
Admission Adult £7.00, payable on the day, no advance booking Duration apx 1 hour 30 mins. Dogs on short leads permitted.

CLIVE RICHARDSON - Twitten & Cat Creeps Walk Click for guided walks
3.00pm
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.

Hastings Week Closing Ceremony at St Clements Church, Hastings Old Town,
6.30pm
The Reflection
At the end of an extraordinary week, we come together to reflect in music, song and closing speeches, and to unveil the People’s Tapestry. Free admission

1066 Way to Battle Map

Route of '1066 Way to Battle'
9 a.m. Start.

Starting at Pevensey Castle,going through Castle grounds and out the West gate into Church Lane  then into High Street.for approx 300 yards.
Turn right into Peelings Lane,and continue on country lanes through Hankham Hall Road and Hankham High St(over Bridge over A.27) to Rickney Lane junction.
Turn left through gate.

WATER STATION
Join 1066 Pathway cross country following Hurst Haven for two miles,then
sharp right turn on footpath towards Herstmonceux Castle. Aim for Church Spire.
Approach Church Farm up hill on Field,through two gates and
turn right into HMC Grounds.
Follow past HMC Castle on left.

WATER STATION
Upon reaching HMC exit,
turn right onto Road for 300 yards,then cross road to entrance to 1066 Path again. Follow path,  goes round a field and comes out of gate into narrow lane.
Turn right in lane and continue  up lane(ignore the path to 1066 way over style (dangerous route).
Top of lane turn left onto Road,that leads to junction with Boreham Street(A.271)
Allthough The Bulls Head Pub is on left corner.
Turn Right.
Keeping to right hand side path  for 400 yards,then cross road to Style marked 1066 Way.
Continue to follow Path/Fields to Wilsons Farm. Turn right into lane(which is still the 1066 pathway),after a mile turn to left Brown Bread Street and you come to The Ash Tree Pub.
WATER STATION
Continue past for 600 yards and turn right over Style marked 1066 way. Short distance come to Road, continue over to road opposite(still on 1066 pathway) Penhurst Lane.Approx a mile to Ashburnham Forge,and take style on right marked 1066 Way.Slighty hidden, so look for it near a large gate on right. Follow cross country to Stevens Crouch.A.271,and cross over Road to Track opposite,still 1066  way.
Follow path to Catsfield and B.2204,and turn sharp left,which leads to The White Hart Pub.
WATER STATION
Follow on path at side of road until turn left on Footpath(just past Playing Fields), and only a short distance till style and exit from field to Road B.2204 again.
Cross over Road to other side a few yards to left into Track Entrance(Starcroft Farm). and follow 1066 pathway signs again. The remaining nearly two miles are cross country towards Battle.
The route comes out by the side of Battle Abbey, the finish would be in the small road by side of Abbey Green and shops.

More information HERE To Enter go to:-  http://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/event/1066WaytoBattle.

Distance approx. 17miles.Ascent  1274 ft.  Decent 1037 ft.
Off Road 58%(43% fields etc. 15% hard track)
Quite Lanes/private/unmade roads 39%
Main Road(mainly pavement) 3%
So Off Road approx.10 miles(including hard track)
Quite lanes/private/unmade roads approx. 6 miles
Main Road approx half mile..

 

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

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The Secretary, Hastings Week Committee,
Marketing & Communications Dept,
Town Hall, Queens Road, Hastings TN34 1QR

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