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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

    Concert

    Habib Koite

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2017 To 22 Oct 2017

    Afrikaba in association with African Night Fever presents Habib Koité, one of West Africa's most popular and recognized musicians. In support, Sura Susso, popular kora player, singer and younger brother to kora master, Seckou Keita. Habib Koité takes a unique approach to playing the guitar. By...

  2. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Halloween Family Workshop: Witches and Cats

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2017 To 22 Oct 2017

    Come down to Hastings Pier and create some Halloween decorations for your house and clay tealight holders.

    This event will take place in the Birch Room.

    E2 on the door.

  3. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Halloween Week on Hastings Pier

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2017 To 29 Oct 2017

    Join us for a week of different Halloween activities on Hastings Pier including pumpkin carving, halloween movies, art cart and craft workshops. Please check out the website for more details.

  4. Type

    Type

    Museums

    Hunt for the Halloween Hacker

    Location:

    White Rock, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2017 To 27 Oct 2017

    A mass murder has taken place and the KILLER is still on the loose, the Police need YOUR detective skills to uncover the identity of THE HALLOWEEN HACKER!

    The Halloween special 'Serial Killer Tours' last approximately 40 minutes and are FREE with Museum entrance ticket, be prepared to discover...

  5. Type

    Type

    Music

    Stone Junction

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2017 To 22 Oct 2017

    The Stone Junction line-up includes Michael Prochak (vocals, guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, accordion),  Dan Larpins (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Will Thompson (vocals, lead guitar, whistle). All three are well known on the acoustic scene and have played in bands like Temple Bar, Local Heroes,...

  6. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Halloween Movies plus Art Cart

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2017 To 29 Oct 2017

    In the Memories Room you can make your own GREEN candy floss and create something magical from our art cart which has been decked out with lots of Halloween arts and crafts. Take in the beautiful views from the warmth of a cup of coffee in our pop up café.

    We will have a selection of Halloween...

  7. Type

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Dressing up

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2017 To 24 Oct 2017

    Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is holding a free family activity day with a First World War theme.

    Family activity days are always very popular, with a great mix of history and arts and crafts.  There will also be the chance to handle real objects, dressing up and a musician to teach all the...

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    Type

    Childrens Events

    Halloween Family Workshop: Pom Pom Spiders and Cobweb Dream Catchers

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2017 To 25 Oct 2017

    The learning and education team will be running a Halloween inspired workshop where you can make spiders out of Pom Poms and cobweb dream catchers.

    This workshop will takes place in the Memories Room.

    £2

  9. Type

    Type

    Special Events

    Halloween, Priory Meadow

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2017 To 28 Oct 2017

    Join in the FREE Halloween activities on Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th October from 11am – 4pm.

    Each day Priory Meadow will be running Halloween Bag making workshops and on Saturday we will have face painters too.

    Fancy winning a £100 Gift Card? Simply snap a spooky selfie in our creepy...

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    Type

    Special Events

    Mermaid Anna

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2017 To 25 Oct 2017

    A breath-taking real life ‘mermaid’ is returning to Blue Reef Aquarium this October half term.   Visitors can take part in a meet and greet with Mermaid Anna, a mythical and magical interactive character. 

    Anna last swam ashore in August to meet guests at the Rock-a-Nore Road attraction and...

  11. Type

    Type

    Music

    Stage Left Project presents: Trouble in Tahiti

    Location:

    St Leonards

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2017 To 27 Oct 2017

    Hastings based theatre company, Stage Left Project, present a live performance of Leonard Bernstein’s one act opera, about the darker side of American suburbia, featuring Jazz and Barbershop arrangements of music from the era.

    ​The show starts with a musical introduction in the bar at 7.30pm,...

  12. Type

    Type

    Music

    Earl Grey

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2017 To 26 Oct 2017
  13. Type

    Type

    Special Events

    Dinosaurs

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2017 To 26 Oct 2017

    A huge Tyrannosaurus Rex is set to descend on Blue Reef Aquarium this October half term.

    The impressive four metre animatronic dinosaur, known as Pete, will also be bringing a selection of baby dinos – Rita, Bob and Alan.

    The dino crèche features Alan the lazy Velociraptor, Bob the...

  14. Type

    Type

    Comedy

    Joel Dommett

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2017 To 26 Oct 2017

    One of the UK's most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of 2016's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1's Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country.

    Joel came onto the...

  15. Type

    Type

    Music

    Dodgy Unplugged with Alibi and The Don't Knows

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2017 To 27 Oct 2017

    DODGY play a acoustic set with support from local bands ...

    ALIBI.

    THE DON'T KNOWS.

  16. Type

    Type

    Film

    NT Encore Yerma

    Location:

    Bexhill On Sea

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2017 To 27 Oct 2017

    The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone's radical production of Lorca's achingly powerful masterpiece. The...

  17. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Old pier

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2017 To 27 Oct 2017

    Hastings Pier engineer Peter Wheeler will lead a spooky walk under the Pier with some spooky stories and fun along the way.

    Please meet at 7pm at the Pier Gates.

    £5.00 plus 10% booking fee.

  18. Type

    Type

    Club Nights

    Tropicana Nights The Ultimate 80's Party Night

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2017 To 27 Oct 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+

    There are no booking fees on this...

  19. Type

    Type

    Special Events

    Zombie Apocalyse at Smugglers Adventure

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2017 To 27 Oct 2017

    The subterranean caverns and passages of Smugglers Adventure are set to be over-run by the living dead as part of a terrifying ‘Zombie Apocalypse Halloween Fright Night’ event on Friday, October 27th at 7pm.

    Described by organisers as ‘extremely scary’ and featuring live, or at least undead,...

  20. Type

    Type

    Show / Display

    Walk of the Dead

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    28 Oct 2017 To 28 Oct 2017

    The zombie walk is back!  Sponsored by 1066 Target Sports Starting at 2pm on Hastings pier and walking through the town to the old town and then back to the pier....

    After party on Hastings Pier.

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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...