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7th-15th OCTOBER 2017
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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.
£1 off fare on production of current Hastings Week printed programme.

 

Hastings Old Town Poetry Competition:
Due to its success in 2016, the Hastings Old Town Poetry Competition will happen once again for Hastings Week. This year, the theme is 'View of the Old Town'.
This competition will be for all ages to enter and there will be three categories:
1). 11 years and under. 2). 12-18 years 3). Adults (18 years and above).
You may only enter one poem and cannot enter if you are related to the judging panel.
It is really simple to enter because all you need to do is write a poem based on the view of Hastings Old Town withing 500 words and email to cllr.judy.rogers@hastings.gov.uk
Alternatively, you can send via post to:
Cllr James Bacon, Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3UY.
Don't forget to include your full name, age and contact details with your entry. The deadline for entering this exciting competition is Friday 6th October. The winners and runner ups will be notified by the organisers before the end of October 2017 and will be invited to the Awards Evening where they will be presented with their certificates and prizes.
Poems may be used in publications supported by the Hastings Week Committee.
The panel will consist of 3 members Cllr Judy Rogers, Cllr James Bacon and Jenny Hanley.

Rules available here

EXHIBITIONS
Hastings History House,
Courthouse Street,
Hastings TN34 3AU

Will be open Thursdays to Sundays 11-4. The display will be on the Bayeux Tapestry.

Hastings Week Guided Walks

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

On Sunday 8h October only. Tickets £5.50 adults, children £3.75 under 14, From guide 10 mins prior to walk. 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
3.15pm
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

 

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7 October 2017
Places to visit during the week
Pre-week
Saturday 7
Sunday 8
Monday 9
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Thursday 12
Friday 13
Saturday 14
Sunday 15
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Saturday 7th October

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

 

Classic Car Show

 

Saturday Pizza Making Party
11.00 am
We will be raising money for St Michaels Hospice by holding a Pizza Making Party for 1 Adult and 1 Child to attend for £10.66, this includes a soft drink and making a classic pizza each. Pre booking for these dates is recommended due to high popularity.
Pizza Express
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre Hastings TN34 1PHT
tel. 01424 422434 hastings.manager@pizzaexpress.com

Also on 14th & 21st October
Come along and meet our friendly staff and enjoy a unique experience
.
Hastings Week event
High popular demand due to listening to local school children

 

Coffee Morning
10.30.am - 12 noon
Join us for tea / coffee and welsh cakes at 101 Lower Park Road, Hastings TN34 2LE - you don't have to be Welsh to attend - everyone is welcome Entry £1, disabled access.
Hastings Welsh Society, tel: 01424 441208 marjorie.atherden@btinternet.com

17th Tonbridge Scout & Guide Band
1.00pm.
Playing the Town Hall.

Hastings Week Opening Ceremony at Hastings Castle
Free admission to the Castle from 2:30

15.00 
17th Tonbridge Scout & Guide Band give a display for public in the castle before event. 
15.35   
Mayor announces opening of Hastings Week celebrations and Chair of Hastings Week Committee gives his speech and the flag is raised followed by The National Anthem.

A tribute to G F Handel - Music from his operas
7.30 - 9.30
Baroque Opera Live
Opus Theatre, 24025 Cambridge Road, Hastings TN34 1DJ
Selections from the operas of George Frideric Handel, including Giulio Cesare, Admeto and Theodora. With soloists Linda Grace, Janet Forbes, Gary Marriott and Stephen Holloway. A concert in memory of local musician Robert Aldwinckle, who especially loved Handel's music. Tickets: www.baroque-opera-live.co.uk. Early booking discount available.



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8 October 2017
Places to visit during the week
Pre-week
Saturday 7
Sunday 8
Monday 9
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Thursday 12
Friday 13
Saturday 14
Sunday 15
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Sunday 8th October

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

Classic Car Show

 

Open Garden
10.00am - 12noon
Bohemia walled Garden, Summerfields Wood, Bohemia Road Hastings.The Victorian Walled Garden will be open. On 22nd October 10 30 -1pm there will be Pumpkin carving for families and children and refreshments for sale. This is an annual event at the garden and all are welcome.
Unfortunately no disabled access. Free admission but donation to Bohemia Walled Garden Association welcome. See web site www.bohemiawga.org.uk  for directions/map etc.
Also open 15th October

 

MASS WALK 10.66 KM
NEW EVENT DURING HASTINGS WEEK
10.66 km walk starting at Grosvenor Gardens and De la Warr Pavilion
10.66am (11.06)
We need over 1066 people to take part!
You are invited to take part in this free event for adults and children.

Families and friends, clubs, walking groups, health groups, cadets, scouts, guides, dog owners
There are 2 starting points. Grosvenor Gardens in St.Leonards and De la Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. All participants walk between these points and return. We expect some will lunch or picnic half way and we expect some will dress up too. Normans and Saxons would be particularly welcome!
At half way everyone needs to collect a sticker to take back to the start where you will receive a certificate confirming your success.
It is offered as a fun event to encourage gentle exercise within a friendly sociable environment.
Peter Cocker swanents@hotmail.com (volunteer organiser )
1066 Walking

 

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 Week

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.

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.

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Saturday 7
Sunday 8
Monday 9
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Thursday 12
Friday 13
Saturday 14
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Monday 9th October

Guided Walk with street theatre and more!
7.00pm - 8.15pm
Old Streets of Hastings
Join Tina Brown and her team of Historic Experiences for a 75 minute journey back in time, to a different Hastings Old Town as you come face to face with historical characters from the past and hear about how they helped shape the history of our town. Tour is suitable for all ages and is not just a guided tour! Historic Experiences brings to life the past in a fun, educational and memorable way. Please meet at the Chessboard Area, George Street. Booking advised due to limited numbers - to secure a place please contact Tina by email or text to be added to the guest list.. Suitable for disabled access – please advise in advance.
Donation to Lifelines Ireland and Solitary Watch Charities and Hastings Week Committee

Email:tina@hauntedexperiences.eu Tel:07876 010835

 

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Saturday 7
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Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Thursday 12
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Saturday 14
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Tuesday 10th October

Maureen Charlesworth Chess Challenge White Rock Hotel. 

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): to be confirmd
To enter (or for further information) contact: 01424 728300

 

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Saturday 7
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Monday 9
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Thursday 12
Friday 13
Saturday 14
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Wednesday 11th October

Coffee Morning with stalls & gifts at 'His Place' in Robertson Street. 
10:30pm - 12:00pm
Start your Christmas Shopping early and support this local charity. S.A.F.E. Respite care

 

Emmaus Hastings & Rother Open Day, Whitworth Road
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 in Whitworth Road and work together in our charity superstore there and our shops in Battle and Bexhill, collecting and renovating donated goods to sell in order to support themselves. Come along and take a look around! Browse our superstore and meet residents, trustees & staff over a tea or coffee to learn more about what we do. See our ad opposite. Call us on 01424 755111 for more information
Emmaus map
how to find us
Stop Press: Terry Waite will be at Whitworth Road and will also open the Bexhill shop today - times to be announced,
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12 October 2017
Places to visit during the week
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Saturday 7
Sunday 8
Monday 9
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Thursday 12
Friday 13
Saturday 14
Sunday 15
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Thursday 12th October

Ride on ‘Happy Harold’
11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Have a ride on Hastings’ own, unique,
89-year-old open-top double deck former trolleybus following part of its original 1928 route. Board this very special vehicle at the Fishmarket. (Stade Open Space or nearby). For the technically-minded it’s a 1928 three axle Guy BTX60 with bodywork by Christopher Dodson of North London. The electric motor was replaced in 1960 with a Commer TS3 3cylinder, 6 piston supercharged 2-stroke diesel engine.
Free, but donation to the Hastings Week Committee appreciated.
contact Trolley@ 1066.net

 

Happy Harold

Happy Harold's website

 

Who lived in my house?
11.00am - 4.00pm
OHPS. Hastings History House, Courthouse Street, Hastings TN34 3AU
For those interested in local history be it house or family, street directories are a wonderful resource. Come and browse in our collection and find the answer to things you have wondered about. Refreshments available.
Disabled access. Free admission but donation to OHPS welcome.
Email: ohpscontact@gmail.com Tel: 01424 424744

Hastings & Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind (HRVAB) (not in printed programme)
2.30pm
Taplin Centre, .RESULTS AWARD CEREMONY - Memories Competition. This year the theme is 'Memories of Youth' 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 11th September 2017.
Contact Fieona Farrier-Twist, HRVAB Tel: 01424 436359

1066 Jazz Club at Azur, Marina Pavilion, St. Leonards.
7.30pm - 11pm
Red Hot and Blue
£12 Visitors, £10 Members, Discount for students Contact 01424 465267
www.1066jazzclub.co.uk

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13 October 2017
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Saturday 7
Sunday 8
Monday 9
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Thursday 12
Friday 13
Saturday 14
Sunday 15
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Friday 13th October

Guided Walk: The West Hill of Hastings (not in printed programme)
11.00 a.m.
Meet outside the top station of the West Hill lift / outside West Hill Cafe.
Join leader Steven Whitford for a stroll across the West Hill, and hear the history of this interesting location. (Note: Steep walk up to Ladies Parlour, otherwise mainly on level.)
Duration of walk is between 1 and 1½ hours. Walk is free, but donations to the Society are welcome.
Booking not available. Supported by East Sussex Health Walks (TCV)
e-mail: hstlsoc@gmail.com

“My Hastings”
5.30 pm
Come and hear Council Leader Peter Chowney talk on this theme. 
OHPS. Hastings History House, Courthouse Street, Hastings TN34 3AU

his is the second in our series of talks on the same subject and it is the chance to listen to the speakers personal take on our town. I am sure some questions will be welcome but primarily the event is hear the speakers view.
Disabled access. Free entry but please book your ticket as space in limited. Donations to OHPS welcome
Email: ohpscontact@gmail.com Tel: 01424 424744

Talk by André Palfrey-Martin MA BA Hons PGCE
7:00pm for 7:30pm
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery - Subjct to be confirmed
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.

 

Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra
7.00pm
The newest fully professional orchestra in the South East
at St.Mary in the Castle, Pelham Place, Hastings TN34 3AF
Kenneth Broberg - Piano, Marcio da Silva - Conductor
Corolian Overture,
Piano Concerto n.5
,
Symphony n.5
L.van Beethoven

Tickets £22.50 / £17.50 available @St Mary in the Castle and Hastings Tourist Information Centre
Disabled access.

Hastings Week
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Saturday 7
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Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Thursday 12
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Saturday 14
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Saturday 14th October HASTINGS DAY

Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Show
10.00 am to 3.00 pm
The Stade Open Space. A new event this year.
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The presentation of the 'Award of 1066'
10.15am
By Invitation Only, Hastings Town Hall
The presentation of the 'Award of 1066' the supreme accolade for services to the town by the Mayor, Cllr Judy Rogers
Contact Mayor's Office - mayorsoffice@hastings.gov.uk

Coffee Morning with stalls & gifts
10:30am - 12:00 noon
Hastings & St.Leonards Fishing Club on the safront. Start your Christmas Shopping early and support this local charity. S.A.F.E. Respite care

Stade Walk
11am
Meet at Hastings Fishermen's Museum explores the the fishing quarter. Free but donations to Fishermen's Museum welcome.

Town Criers Competition
11am
Priory Meadow. Hosted by our very own Town Crier, Jon Bartholomew. Town Criers around the country take part in this spectacular event - judged on volume, diction, clarity and inflection. Contact Hastings Information Centre – 451111

Saturday Pizza Making Party
11.00 am
We will be raising money for St Michaels Hospice by holding a Pizza Making Party for 1 Adult and 1 Child to attend for £10.66, this includes a soft drink and making a classic pizza each. Pre booking for these dates is recommended due to high popularity.
Pizza Express
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre Hastings TN34 1PHT
tel. 01424 422434 hastings.manager@pizzaexpress.com

and on 7th & 21st October

Come along and meet our friendly staff and enjoy a unique experience
.
Hastings Week event
High popular demand due to listening to local school children

 

Old Town Walk
2.30pm
meet at the top station of the West Hill Lift discovers the wealth of history in the Old Town.Free but donations to OHPS welcome.

Hastings Day Organ Concert
3:00pm to 4:00pm
St Peter & St Paul Church, Parkstone Road, Hastings TN34 2NT Note change of venue
Free admission but donation for church funds appreciated
Contact Stephen Page email spage999@btinternet.com

 

Hastings' Bonfire

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

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 fireworks displays you’ll ever see. www.hbbs.info
Hastings seafront, free

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.


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15 October 2017
Places to visit during the week
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Saturday 7
Sunday 8
Monday 9
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Thursday 12
Friday 13
Saturday 14
Sunday 15
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Sunday 15th 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.

Sprat & Winkle

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

Open Garden
10.00am - 12noon
Bohemia walled Garden, Summerfields Wood, Bohemia Road Hastings.The Victorian Walled Garden will be open. On 22nd October 10 30 -1pm there will be Pumpkin carving for families and children and refreshments for sale. This is an annual event at the garden and all are welcome.
Unfortunately no disabled access. Free admission but donation to Bohemia Walled Garden Association welcome. See web site www.bohemiawga.org.uk  for directions/map etc.
Also open 8th October

Jazz Breakfast
11.00am - 1.00pm
St Mary in the Castle Friends are providing a morning of musical mayhem with top nusicians Herbie Flowers and Mike Hatchard - St.Mary in the Castle, Pelham Place, Hastings TN34 3AF
Disabled access. Entrance charge £10 in advance from ticketsource or Information Centre. Email:ronsollars@yahoo.co.uk Tel:01424 442601

 

'Pillar Box Red' (Not in printed programme)
2.00pm - 3.00pm
At Hastings Museum, Bohemia Road. Illustrated Talk, by Steven Whitfield of the Hastings & St.Leonards Society. General history of Post Office letter boxes with a focus on the pillar and wall boxes of local interest and heritage value.
Free admission but retiring collection for Hastings & St.Leonards Society.
Disabled access. Email: hstlsoc@gmail.com

 

Pillar Box
Hastings Week Closing Ceremony
4.30 pm
St.Clements Church. (off High Street in the Old Town)
The Reflection draws upon the themes which have led to Hastings Week and incorporates the closing ceremony for Hastings Week. Everyone welcome.
Contact: Heather Leech 01424 716576
www.1066.net/hastings-week
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President,  Maureen Charlesworth
Chair, Nigel Hogben
Vice Chair, Ion Castro
Treasurer, Terry Novis

Events Co-ordinators Sharon Johnson


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

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