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Hastings Events

Discover what's happening in Hastings.  Updated regularly with events for the town; from major events to quiz nights, theatre, markets and music evenings.

Here are just some the highlights of the year (2017) but there is always a good reason to visit Hastings at any time of the year.

January – the 92nd Hastings International Chess Congress  -  28 December 2016 - 5 January 2017

February – Fat Tuesday  -  details are from 2016 at present!

March – Hastings Half Marathon – 19 March

April – Beatles Day 18 – on 2nd at White Rock Theatre

May - Hastings’ Jack in the Green

June – Stade Saturdays - cultural events every Saturday on Stade Open Space; and free!

July – Hastings Beer and Music Festival, Alexandra Park

August – Old Town Carnival Week

September – Seafood & Wine Festival

October – Hastings Bonfire – 14 October

November – Hastings Storytelling Festival

December – It’s Christmas!

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    Type

    Special Events

    Mother’s Day Vineyard Tour

    Location:

    Westfield

    Dates

    From:
    26 Mar 2017 To 26 Mar 2017

    Mother’s Day Vineyard Tour with a fabulous Buffet Lunch for just £29.00 for two (usually £79.00) phone for bookings on 01424 752501 and quote ‘Mother’s Day Offer’

     

     

  2. Type

    Type

    Music

    You will Again

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 Mar 2017 To 26 Mar 2017

    Following its West End debut, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of the Bee Gee's will be embarking on its first ever UK tour. Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have graced the stage, in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself into the...

  3. Type

    Type

    Music

    Georgie Fame

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 Mar 2017 To 27 Mar 2017

    One of a very select number of UK tour dates, Georgie Fame appears in concert at The White Rock Theatre, for one night only.

    With his much loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, Georgie Fame has consistently worked in the highest musical circles and has become a true icon of the British music...

  4. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    Menopause

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2017 To 28 Mar 2017

    Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders) and Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) with a full supporting cast, Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable...

  5. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Visitor exploring the wreck - Shipwreck Museum

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017 To 1 Apr 2017

    Experienced guides from the Shipwreck Museum will lead visitors on a guided tour of the wreck of the Dutch merchant ship Amsterdam (1749), the coastline, the 4000 year old prehistoric forest and the Cretaceous rocks from the age of the dinosaurs.

    Please wear appropriate footwear as the walk will...

  6. Type

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Easter Egg Hunt

    Location:

    Bohemia Road, HASTINGS

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017 To 16 Apr 2017

    Hunt around the Museum for unusual eggs -- can you guess who they belong to? Complete the hunt and win a chocolate Easter treat.

    Entry forms available from Museum Reception. Please note that this is an unsupervised activity and all children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

  7. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    T-Shirt Wall Drawings with Little Mashers

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017 To 1 Apr 2017

    Become a moving work of art! Design, cut and screen print a personalized chalkboard T Shirt to wipe and redraw again and again, helped by graphic design wizards Little Mashers.

  8. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    Beatles

    Location:

    White Rock, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Apr 2017 To 2 Apr 2017

    The ever popular BEATLES DAY returns to White Rock Theatre in aid of MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT.

    Celebrating 50yrs since the release off Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band over 90 acts in three stages will play the music of this much loved band. 

    With your entry wristband feel free to come...

  9. Type

    Type

    Music

    Classicus Salons

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    4 Apr 2017 To 4 Apr 2017

    Classicus Salons are very informal and relaxed music events taking place regularly every first Tuesday of each month at 6.30pm. This event was founded by local composer Polo Piatti who is joined by very special guests, composers, musicians, singers, writers and artists, invited to attend at the...

  10. Type

    Type

    Tour

    True Crime logo

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    4 Apr 2017 To 11 Apr 2017

     

    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...

  11. Type

    Type

    Music

    Girl on Fire

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2017 To 7 Apr 2017

    "Girl on Fire" is a Song Cycle on its way to becoming a theatrical work.
    Emma Stace Darling performs her poems set to music by the American Composer Theodore Wiprud.
    £10 to include wine and nibbles
    Proceeds to the Hastings International Musical Festival

  12. Type

    Type

    Music

    Mozart's The Magic Flute

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2017 To 9 Apr 2017

    Mozart's humanist masterpiece is more popular than ever. It is filled with Freemason symbols and references, and aims to show us the majestic power of art and music, a force that can change people and tame beasts.

    All the magic and wonder in this production has been created by a chorus of...

  13. Type

    Type

    Performance

    Shanymen set to make Waves

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    8 Apr 2017 To 8 Apr 2017

    Hastings sea shanty group, RX Shantymen are set to perform at Smugglers Adventure.

    The group will be performing three sets of popular shanty tunes in the underground cave attraction, which takes guests back in time to the days when smuggling on the Sussex coast was rife.

    The RX Shantymen...

  14. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Mr Peek's Super-Power Fish

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    13 Apr 2017 To 13 Apr 2017

    Come along for some fishy fun, let your imaginations run free and create your own poems and illustrations of Super-Power Fish helped along by local poet Mr Peek...!

  15. Type

    Type

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Easter Egg Hunt at Hastings Castle

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    15 Apr 2017 To 15 Apr 2017

    Hastings Castle will be choc-ful of eggs as part of a fun Easter hunt. Hundreds of chocolate eggs are set to be hidden around the grounds and castle and children will have the tasty task of tracking them all down. The event debuted in 2016 and after an eggs-traordinary turn out is returning in...

  16. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Visitor exploring the wreck - Shipwreck Museum

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2017 To 27 Apr 2017

    Experienced guides from the Shipwreck Museum will lead visitors on a guided tour of the wreck of the Dutch merchant ship Amsterdam (1749), the coastline, the 4000 year old prehistoric forest and the Cretaceous rocks from the age of the dinosaurs.

    Please wear appropriate footwear as the walk will...

  17. Type

    Type

    Music

    The Little Mermaid

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017

    The classic tale of the little mermaid is brought to the stage in a brand new production by the internationally acclaimed 'Panto Company'. Following a sell-out tour of China, The Panto Company bring you their adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's story, told only the way The Panto Company are...

  18. Type

    Type

    Festival

    West Hill

    Location:

    HASTINGS

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2017 To 1 May 2017

    A festival of Morris and other traditional dance with visiting teams from all over England and Europe. Procession on Bank Holiday Monday with music, dance, singing and street entertainment.

  19. Type

    Type

    Music

    Folk Fest

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2017 To 7 May 2017

    The Hastings Folk Fest is a week of folk-related events and activities taking place in Hastings (UK) starting on the Tuesday after May Bank Holiday.

    Many events take place in local pubs and are free; concerts and workshops - to be confirmed nearer the time.

  20. Type

    Type

    Tour

    True Crime logo

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2017 To 7 May 2017

     

    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...

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