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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

    Music

    A Variety Spectacular

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2017 To 28 Apr 2017

    The professional team of John & Vanessa Pohlhammer of J&V Productions and The Hastings Stage Studio have created an original show-stopping production for 2017. Stunning costumes complement this fast-moving, exuberant variety show guaranteed to have something for everyone. From tap and jazz to...

  2. 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...

  3. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    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...

  4. Type

    Type

    Dance / Dancing

    Tropicana Nights The Ultimate 80's Party Night

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017

    Dig out those 80's fashions and restyle your hair as The White Rock 'steps back in time'.
    Totally retro and full of your favorite 80s anthems our DJ will have you partying the night away in our transformed 80's paradise.
    Prizes for the best dressed!

    25+

  5. Type

    Type

    Arts

    Zoom Arts Spring Exhibition

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 9 May 2017

    Ehibition by upcoming local photographers, artists and crafts people

  6. Type

    Type

    Special Events

    Tudor House

    Location:

    Hastings Old Town

    Dates

    From:
    30 Apr 2017 To 1 May 2017

    Add another highlight to your Hastings' Jack In The Green weekend by visiting The Tudor House at 135 All Saints Street, where Alastair Hendy will be giving restoration tours of his magical house and its secret garden. Lit by candlelight and with log fires burning it's like stepping into the pages...

  7. 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.

  8. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2017 To 6 May 2017

    This sensational multi award winning West End show is returns to The White Rock Theatre.

    Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is FEEL GREAT! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly's story, from his meteoric...

  9. Type

    Type

    Music

    Mike Hatchard

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2017 To 2 May 2017

    Classicus invites Special Guest Mike Hatchard to talk about his take on composing

  10. 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.

  11. Type

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2017 To 30 May 2017

    A tour of Hastings Old Town, the premier ancient Cinque Port, with its wealth of historic buildings, twittens and cat-creeps.  Find out why the celebrities of their day flocked to Hastings.

    Old Hastings Preservation Society volunteer guides lead all walks, which proceed gently downhill, but...

  12. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    My Mother Said I Never Should

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2017 To 7 May 2017

    This interesting and unusual play is about four women and their ordinary and extraordinary lives.

    Through addressing complicated emotional and social issues relevant to us all, it examines the relationship between four women and their mothers and children across the years of the last century,...

  13. Type

    Type

    Markets

    Retrobella

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2017 To 7 May 2017

    Retrobella Market is a two days event packed with 25 Stallholders selling quality vintage/retro garments, salvaged homeware, Collectables, records and jewelries. A free family day at the Hastings Pier.

  14. 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

    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...

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    Type

    Special Events

    The Crowning of the May Queen

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    7 May 2017 To 7 May 2017

    The Crowning and Maypole dancing will start at 2pm - there will be music, Morris storytelling, face painting and Punch and Judy.

    The traditional Garland Competition is open to individuals and groups, and you are invited to bring along all manner of Garland to show.  This is an almost forgotten...

  16. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    La boheme

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    8 May 2017 To 8 May 2017

    Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra

    PUCCINI LA BOHÈME

    Introducing the Russian soprano Alyona Kistenyova* as Mimi and starring Olga Perrier*, the French Soprano as Musetta

    Directed by Ellen...

  17. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    My Mother Said I Never Should

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    9 May 2017 To 13 May 2017

    This interesting and unusual play is about four women and their ordinary and extraordinary lives.

    Through addressing complicated emotional and social issues relevant to us all, it examines the relationship between four women and their mothers and children across the years of the last century,...

  18. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    Horrible Histories

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2017 To 11 May 2017

    We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!

    So it's time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage featuring all your favourite characters from Britain's barmy past!

    Could you beat battling Boudicca? Will King John be a martyr for the Magna Carta?...

  19. Type

    Type

    Tour

    walking fest logo

    Dates

    From:
    13 May 2017 To 21 May 2017

    The Walking Festival takes place during 13-21 May 2017 taking in many areas of 1066 Country.

    Look out for individual listings during 13-21 May or go to www.visit1066country.com/walkingfestival

     

  20. Type

    Type

    Special Events

    Calling all Dragon Slayers

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    13 May 2017 To 13 May 2017

    Hastings Castle is calling all dragon slayers to help defend its grounds.

    The West Hill tourist attraction is hosting a fun-filled Dragon Day, with a special appearance from huge animatronic dragon ‘Flame’.

    The event, which runs from 10am until 4pm, will also include performances by local...

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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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