Hastings Week 2000 
  6th-15th OCTOBER 2000

Not to be confused with Hastings Old Town Week and Carnival 5th - 13th August 2000

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There will be something for everyone and for all ages. Don't miss it! The 934th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We bring you a festival of Hastings TODAY.

Note: Events, venues and dates may be altered, we will do our best to keep this list up-to-date but cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions

Friday 6th October
Saturday 7th October
Sunday 8th October
Monday 9th October
Tuesday 10th October
Wednesday 11th October
Thursday 12th October
Friday 13th October
HASTINGS DAY, Saturday 14th October
Sunday 15th October

PRE-WEEK:CIVIC PRIDE NOMINATION FORMS available from 44,Wellington Square, Hastings. A person or group who/which has contributed to the well being of our town voluntarily.

SENIOR CITIZENS PAINTING COMPETITION. Entry forms available from the Day Centres and "Pop in" Hastings. Information: P O'Brien, 11, Bexhill Road, St. Leonards. 445907.

POETRY COMPETITION FOR SCHOOLS. Get the imagination going! Josephine Austin (Director) 423 105.

St. MATTHEW'S FUN DAY brought forward to 9th September. K Rees.

27th SEPTEMBER 1066 WALK. Pevensey to Battle. 5, 9 or 16 miles. British Heart Foundation. Details of Sponsorship forms: Freephone 0800 1002109.

Hastings Museum.
Old Town Museum. more about the Old Town Museum
Burtons St. Leonards Society. 36 Marina St. Leonards. more about Burton's St.Leonards
     RNLI Lifeboat viewing.
     Stables Theatre Galleries. Viewing booking & Office opening.

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Friday 6th October

8pm 1066 JAZZ CLUB OPENING CONCERT, Cinque Ports Hotel, Bohemia Road. Hastings. Sonny Morris & the Delta jazz Band.Stan Lodder, 713358.

1066 PROJECT FOR McMILLAN CANCER RELIEF. Concert by Bexhill Light Opera and Dramatic Society~Tickets 3.50. For Details and tickets phone Marcia Dart on 845540.

M.S. Society Display in the window areas of Hastings Trust Resource Centre.

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Saturday 7th October

9am    GYMNASTICS (special needs)  YMCA Centre, St.Paul's Road, St.Leonards

10am     OPENING CEREMONY. Cadets led by the 304 Sqadron A.1C. Band and Headed by Town Crier Jon Bartholornew march from the Town Hall to the flag pole site at the Eastern Precinct to join assembled services.

10.15am     EX-SERVICE STANDARD BEARERS, CLUBS. Salute taken by the Mayor of Hastings.Three cadets for the flagpole service to raise the union, the Borough and Euro flags representing our Country, our Town and Twin Towns. Pipers in attendance. Hopefully crowds!

10am - 4pm HASTINGS MARKET   America Ground, Hastings. Great variety of goods, some from 1066 country. Great atmosphere. (Monica Adams Acton.Town Centre Manager).    More about the America Ground

10am - 5pm Y.A.M.S DISPLAY OF ARTS AND CRAFTS. Hastings Trust Resource Centre, Robertson Street Hastings Junior M.S Group). G. Stewart. Ch. M.S. Society.

10am RED SKY AT NIGHT GIANTS PARADE AND BEACH EVENTS. Exciting! Sculptures created on the beach by students, involving craftsmen and artists working together. S. Gastell. 465472

STABLES THEATRE ART GALLERY. "Artists Choice and Print Making Show". (wood cuts, screen prints, etchings and ceramics).

11am - 3pm WEST MARINA SOCIETY. Exhibition of local societies at West St. Leonards Community Centre, Bexhill Road, St.Leonards. Also plans for the area on display, guided environmental walks and conservation area. Details: 0 1424 443601

8.30pm PISSARRO'S - JAZZ N' BLUES. South Terrace, Hastings.

VIEW OUR LIFEBOAT in the Lifeboat House,The Stade, Hastings.Talk to the folk who do such an admirable job.Tel: 425502

GWEN WATFORD GALLERY. An exhibition of machine embroidery by teachers and students from local schools as a result of workshops held in May by Carol Naylor. Supported by South East Arts. V Falla, Gallery Manager

7.30pm "TOSCA".A fully staged production with orchestra of this powerful love story at St. Mary in the Castle. Tickets: 25 and 15. Friends 20 and 12.50 to include a free programme and a glass. of wine. Judith Clarke. More about St.Mary in the Castle

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Sunday 8th October

"FITNESS IS FUN".Tastes of healthy activities that can be fun. Horntye Sports Centre Bohemia Road, St. Leonards. Shelagh Rolland. H. & R. Education Partnerships. 781757

11.30am ROBERT TRESSEL'S MUGSBOROUGH. A walk around the area when much of the Central St. Leonards was built. Meet at Warrior Square Station. M. McQueeney,Walk 1 to 11/2 hours Tickets 5. Concessions 4. Over 5's 2  More about Robert Tressell

Noon. PISSARRO'S. Modern jazz.

2pm GONFALON CEREMONY. Castle grounds,West Hill, Hill.

2.30pm Parade Marshalling. Music By Sussex Brass.

2.45pm Mayoral Party arrival. General salute. William's flag raised to the sound of Hastings 1066 Pipers. Parade of Service Units and other groups and Standard Bearers led in by Town Crier, Jon Bartholomew. Mayor and other dignitories led in by Mace Bearer Mike Robinson. Reception - Chairman and Vice chairman. Service by Rev. Roger Coombes (Rural Dean) Drum head Service.

3.20pm Entertainment. Bands, Re-enactment, Mini Gun Race.

4. 15pm Mayoral address. Beating the Retreat. Salute taken by the Mayor, Cllr. Mrs J Dowling and Officers.

3pm WALK -"OUR KATE". Areas remembering Dame Catherine Cookson.Approx. 1 1/2 hours. Meet outside Hastings Station. Tickets 5. Cons. 4.Children 2. Over 5. M. McQueeney. Walk ends in the old town.  More about Catherine Cookson

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Monday 9th October

10am - 4pm BURTON'S St.LEONARDS SOCIETY CENTRE 36. Marina, St Leonards. Exhibition. Step in, browse, have a coffee and a chat. D. Haughton 438793.  More about Burton's St.Leonards

10am - 4pm M.S. SOCIETY EXHIBITION at Hastings Trust Resource Centre.

All day RNLI Lifeboat viewing.

2pm YMCA Sports activities
2pm-3.30pm Ladies Keep Fit
3.30pm junior Football;
6.30pm-8pm Senior Netball
8pm Five a side Football.

7.30pm OPERA SOUTH EAST CONCERT in the wonderful setting of  St. Clements church, High Street /Croft Road, Hastings. Extracts from the world of Opera. Professional singers and the popular Opera South East Choir directed by Ken Roberts. Tickets: 6. S. Lambourne.

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Tuesday 10th October

10am- 4pm MACHINE KNITTING EXHIBITION by Priory Knits, plus display from Needlecraft Society. At Haig House, Station Road, Hastings. Showing a variety of ,needle' skills and beautiful work. S. Castro. P Wright. More about Priory Knits

3pm OLD TOWN WALK. Meet at West Hill Caffi by West Hill Lift. Experienced Guide, Robert Anstey will show hidden treasures within our Old Town.

7.30pm THE DINING ROOM, A dinner hosted by Nigel and jill Adamson. for 8pm Tickets: 16. in advance from Sarah Crosby, Town Hall, Queens Road. Hastings. Profits to H.WC. to support events.

8.15pm - 10.15pm ROLLER DISCO (14+) at YMCA Centre, St. Pauls Road, St. Leonards.

8.30pm JAZZ & ROCK. The Street, Cambridge Road, Hastings.

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Wednesday 11th October

4pm - 8pm OPEN DAY - HASTINGS COLLEGE, Archery Road, St. Leonards. View the outstanding skills of the tutors and students in our college. K. Standish, Marketing Manager.

7.45pm - 10.15pm Badminton (social) and Short Mat bowls at the YMCA Centre, St. Pauls. St Pauls Road St. Leonards.

8.30pm MODERN JAZZ. The Jenny Lind Pub, 69 High Street, Hastings Old Town

Evening PORTER'S WINE BAR Jazzy Groups.

10am - 4pm  BURTON'S St. LEONARDS SOCIETY..Video Afternoon. 36, Marina, St. Leonards. More about Burton's St.Leonards

All day. VIEW THE LIFEBOAT The Stade, Hastings.

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Thursday 12th October

9.30am - Noon. LADIES BADMINTON. YMCA Sports Centre, St. Pauls Road. St. Leonards.

2pm MEMORIES OF HOLIDAYS".A senior citizen competition presentation, John Taplin Centre Maze Hill, St. Leonards. Readings and adjudication by Brion Purdy A.L.A. H.R.V.A.B.

2.30pm THE FREEHAND THEATRE COMPANY present "DUTY FREE' by Steve Gooch. St Mary in the Castle.Tickets 5 and 4 concessions. Judith Clarke. More about St.Mary in the Castle

3.30 - 5pm AFTER SCHOOL SKATE CLUB.YMCA Sports Centre. 


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Friday 13th October

10.30am - 12.00am LADIES KEEP FIT, YMCA Sports Centre, St. Pauls Road, St Leonards.

10am - 4pm BURTON'S ST. LEONARDS SOCIETY. Exhibition. 36, Marina, St. Leonards. More about Burton's St.Leonards

8pm FESTIVAL JAZZ CONCERT OF 1066 JAZZ CLUB. Cinque Ports Hotel, Bohemia Road, St. Leonards. Ken Colyer Trust Band - New Orleans style band.Tickets: 6 members 5.

7.30pm LONDON BRASS perform at St. Mary in the Castle.The newly named Philip Jones Brass Ensemble visit Hastings with ten of the world's finest Brass Players. Tickets: 10 with concessions. More about St.Mary in the Castle

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HASTINGS DAY, Saturday 14th October

A PRAYER FOR HASTINGS DAY Keith Hayden.Venue to be confirmed.

9am - 6pm SUSSEX OPEN THREE STAR TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT at Summerfields Leisure Centre, Bohemia Road, Sponsored by H.B.C. Clubs from around Britain competing. Hastings & St. Leonards Table Tennis Association. R. Spencer.

10am - 11.30am
YMCA Sports Centre, St. Pauls Road. St Leonards.

10.15am HASTINGS& ST. LEONARDS NATIONAL TRUST COFFEE MORNING at the John Taplin Centre, Maze Hill, St. Leonards. Entry 50p. Bring and buy, cakes and cheerful chat. D. Barker. 432228.

10am - 4pm HASTINGS MARKET  America Ground, Hastings.Variety of goods -  More about the America Ground

All Day RE-ENACTMENT OF THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS AT BATTLE ABBEY. English Heritage are staging a major re-enactment of the battle on the original site. Tickets: Adults 8, Concessions 6. Children 4. Details; English Heritage, Battle 0 1424 773792

11am 48th TOWN CRIER'S CHAMPIONSHIP. Queen's Square, Priory Meadow, Hastings. Morning heats. Great competition. K.Boorman,Town Hall, Hastings.

1 pm H.A.C. RELAY RACES. Pier to West Marina. Clubs from around the South East.Youth to Veterans. Stiff competition, great spirit. R Wild H.A.C. 751478.


4pm - 6pm
. YMCA Sports centre.

6pm HASTINGS SEAGULLS WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS. Surnmerfields Leisure Centre, Bohemia Road, St. Leonards.T Pierce. 719101. Fast furious and exciting! Observer trophy

7.20pm THE MILLENNIUM FLAME lit by HM the Queen at the beginning of the year, will be carried from the Old Town by a Hastings Runner to light Hastings Beacon.


7.30pm - 10.30pm
YMCA Sports Centre.

COMMENCES from Rock a nore Road, along seafront, Queen's Road, Robertson Street, Seafront to Pelharn Car Park. Bonfire Societies from around the South East. Pictures from 1999 procession

9pm LIGHTING OF THE BONFIRE on the Beach at Pelham Crescent, followed by Fireworks. Music, Beach activities. HBC Sponsorship.

8.30pm JAZZ N' BLUES. PISSARRO'S, South Terrace, Hastings.

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Sunday 15th October

9am - 6pm FINALS OF TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT. Summerfields Leisure Centre, Bohemia Road. St. Leonards. Presentations of cups, medals etc.


11 am JAZZ BREAKFAST. "THE PASSION". St. Mary in the Castle. Leanne Carroll, Jacqui Dankworth and Sarah Golman. Tickets: 6. Friends 5. to include coffee and pastries. 1 extra if paid on the door. More about St.Mary in the Castle

11 am - 2pm "ALL WE HAVE LOST" A chance to visit the lost architectural sites of Hastings & St. Leonards. A Mini Bus tour led by Brion Purdy. Meet at the Hastings Museum. Ring 781155 to book a place.

Noon. PISSARRO'S MODERN JAZZ. South Terrace, Hastings.

2pm GUIDED WALK OF THE STADE. (Approx 1 hour). Meet at Fisherman's Museum, Rock-a- Nore Road. H. (Wrap up warm and wear sensible shoes). Net shops, Fishing hoats. Plans for the area and free entry to the museum with guided talk. T Newcomen, Stade Manager. 781377.

3pm St HELEN'S WOODS WALK.A 1 1/2 hour walk around our beautiful Nature Reserve. Tea at barbecue site. Leader: S. Highwood, St.Helen's Wood Preservation Society, 33 Ashford Way, Hastings. 438660. Adm. Free. Entrance, Langham Road, Hastings.

3pm CLOSING CEREMONY. Assembly of cadets, Ex-service Standard Bearers.And other groups. Service of thanks: Rev. Ian Morrison. Choir: Claremont School.The Mayor and Chairman to give thanks. Hastings. 1066 pipers call for the Flags to be lowered. Choir: Sussex by the Sea and final anthem.

3.30pm St MARY IN THE CASTLE. Dordrecht choir singing sea shanties and the Conquest Community Wind Orchestra joining to entertain you in concert. Tickets: R. Gray Twinning officer. More about St.Mary in the Castle

A FAMILY TICKET IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL HASTINGS ATTRACTIONS. Price: 10.66 for the week. Hastings Information Centre. More about Hastings Information Centre 

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