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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

    Community

    Quiz Night

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2017 To 23 May 2017

    Know your Al Capone from your Dick Turpin? Put your team's CRIME knowledge to the test at a new and exciting evening of True CRIME fun and help to raise money for victims of crime! A fun filled quiz for all ages and abilities! On Tuesday 23rd May 2017 at 8pm, The True CRIME Museum Hastings will be...

  2. Type

    Type

    Music

    Jools Holland

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    24 May 2017 To 24 May 2017

    Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multi-platinum recording artist Jools Holland returns after a sell out performance at the White Rock Theatre in April.

    Jools Holland will be performing tracks spanning his entire solo career as well as songs taken from his new duets...

  3. Type

    Type

    Talks

    Garden

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2017 To 26 May 2017

    Talk by author Travis Elborough about his book, A Walk in the Park, charting the history of Britain's parks. Event includes supper and raffle, plus the chance to buy signed copies of Travis' paperback book.

  4. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    Alice in Wonderland Pulse School of Movement Presents

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2017 To 26 May 2017

    Come and join Alice in her magical adventures in wonderland where Alice meets a host of characters including The Mad Hatter, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, The King and Queen and don't forget to watch out for the Jabberwocky!

    A family pantomime performed by pulse studios panto group
    Written by Susan...

  5. Type

    Type

    Film

    Cinema on the Pier

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2017 To 28 May 2017

    Friday 26 May - Back to the Future - In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown goes awry. This is the first of three weekends of film favourites under the stars and above the waves...

  6. Type

    Type

    Special Events

    Pirate

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2017 To 4 Jun 2017

    Smugglers Adventure will be awash with pirate activities this May half term to mark the release of a new blockbuster film.

    To celebrate the latest instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Salazar’s Revenge, which hits cinemas on Thursday May 25th, the West Hill tourist attraction...

  7. Type

    Type

    Music

    The Stars From The Commitments

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2017 To 27 May 2017

    The Stars From The Commitments: Featuring original Commitments cast members & musicians from the Smash Hit Sir Alan Parker film and multimillion selling sound track: Kenneth McCluskey AKA Bass Player Derek "The Meatman Scully", Michael Aherne AKA Piano Player Steven "The Soul Surgeon" Clifford,...

  8. Type

    Type

    Tour

    True Crime logo

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2017 To 28 May 2017

     

    Start/Finish at The True CRIME Museum, Hastings Seafront, TN34 1JP

    In the heart of Hastings, intriguing cases and hidden crime scenes await… Journey through the past on a tour revealing some of the town's most fascinating crimes… Some old, some new, some creepy, some tragic, and one...

  9. Type

    Type

    Performance

    ZOOQUARIUM Music Festival Auditions

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2017 To 28 May 2017

     

    Talent ID are invited to audition in the Hastings Pier Birch room on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, 10am – 4pm.

    Open auditions for any 14-24 year olds who are interested will also be held on 27th and 28th May, from 4pm – 6pm.

    After a fair, fun and supportive audition process we...

  10. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Alexandra Park

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2017 To 28 May 2017

    Chelsea Fringe festival of flowers, gardens and gardening, including plant and book sales, music, cream teas in park cafe, miniature train rides, and guided walk.

  11. Type

    Type

    Free Event

    Open Day

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2017 To 28 May 2017

    Come along and support the cattery on our Open Day.

    A purrfect day out for all the family with a variety of stalls, including: raffles, children's games, jewellery, books, pet items, homemade cakes, refreshments, face painting and much more.

    There will also be light music by The Rye Ukulele...

  12. Type

    Type

    Music

    Shakin' Stevens

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2017 To 28 May 2017

    Shakin Stevens is to embark on his biggest ever UK tour visiting 33 towns and cities across England, Scotland and Wales in 2017. The announcement comes just days after Shaky, as he is known to millions, released his critically acclaimed 12th studio album Echoes Of Our Times. The Echoes Of Our Times...

  13. Type

    Type

    Special Events

    Wine tour

    Location:

    Westfield

    Dates

    From:
    29 May 2017 To 29 May 2017

    To celebrate English Wine Week (27 May to 4 June) Carr Taylor Vineyards in Westfield, Hastings, are offering a free Vineyard Tour with a Tutored Wine-Tasting to the first 20 couples who phone and book a place. 

    This 90 minute experience, usually £10 per person,  will take place on Bank Holiday...

  14. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Hands On poster

    Location:

    St Leonards on Sea

    Dates

    From:
    29 May 2017 To 2 Jun 2017

    Free, Fun event for all the family, decorating hands, making a giant community collage, taking work home at end of the week. All welcome.

  15. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Treasure Boxes

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    29 May 2017 To 29 May 2017

    Make your own Treasure Box to take home! Family drop in workshop - £2 per participating child.

    Taking place from 11am-3pm (or subject to the availability of resources)

    Workshops for families to have fun together. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

  16. Type

    Type

    Free Event

    Family Fun Day

    Location:

    Bohemia Road, HASTINGS

    Dates

    From:
    30 May 2017 To 30 May 2017

    Inspired by our temporary exhibition, come along and explore links with Japan with our free Japanese themed family fun day, including getting crafty making Samurai helmets and beautiful fans!

    FREE

  17. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Seaside Windchimes

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    30 May 2017 To 31 May 2017

    Make your own Seaside Wooden Windchime

    Use a variety of materials including pens, paint and adornments to add wonderful decorations to a wooden windchime.

    Family drop in workshop - £2 per participating child.

    All children must be accompanied by an adult

  18. Type

    Type

    Dance / Dancing

    Remembering Fred with Aljaz and Janette

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    31 May 2017 To 31 May 2017

    Strictly stars Aljaz & Janette pay tribute to Fred Astaire in this spectacular new theatre show.

    Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. The 'Remembering Fred Tour' will take you on a magical journey of dance, live music...

  19. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Glass and Tile Painting

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jun 2017 To 1 Jun 2017

    Paint your own glass or tile piece to take home! Family drop in workshop - £2 per participating child.

    Taking place from 11am-3pm (or subject to the availability of resources)

    Workshops for families to have fun together. Children must always be accompanied by an adult

  20. Type

    Type

    Music

    70s

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jun 2017 To 2 Jun 2017

    Like 70s music? You'll love this. Reviving the golden age of pop, it's the latest live concert show from the creators of the Magic of Motown.

    Glamrock greats, disco hits, power ballads and party anthems from Sweet, T Rex, Queen, Elton John, 10CC, David Essex, Suzi Quatro, David Cassidy, ELO, The...

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Divide your day between the two major sites bound up with the history of the Norman Invasion - Battle and Hastings.  William marched first...

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