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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

    Quantick's Quiz

    Location:

    St Leonards

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2017 To 19 Oct 2017

    David Quantick - comedy writer and music journalist - brings his legendary quiz night to Kino Teatr.

    The quiz takes in every aspect of popular culture - music, films, books, funny things and famous people. It’s also quite difficult. £5 ticket with proceeds going towards prizes.

  2. Type

    Type

    Music

    Sam Calver Band

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2017 To 20 Oct 2017

    One of Hastings Finest singers/young talent

  3. Type

    Type

    Music

    Wendy May's Locomotion

    Location:

    St Leonards

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2017 To 20 Oct 2017

    DJ Wendy May’s Locomotion started back in the late 80’s at the Town & Country Club in Kentish Town and regularly pulled in 2000 clubbers. Now a St Leonards resident, Wendy brings her club back to the Kino-Teatr! Expect non-stop dancing to 60’s soul, Motown, R&B and funk.

  4. Type

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Dame Paula Rego

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017 To 7 Jan 2018

    The first major exhibition of new work by Dame Paula Rego to a UK public art gallery for 10 years.

    The Boy Who Loved the Sea and Other Stories has at its heart a body of new paintings, drawings and sculptures, inspired by a 2005 story by Hélia Correia called The Boy Who Loved the Sea.  It...

  5. Type

    Type

    Arts

    The Big Draw

    Location:

    St Leonards on Sea

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017 To 22 Oct 2017

    Hastings Arts Forum will again be hosting the Big Draw at its popular seafront gallery. It is a free event - forming part of the 2017 BIG DRAW festival -to which everyone is welcome.

  6. Type

    Type

    Music

    The Flying Teapots

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017 To 21 Oct 2017

    The Flying Teapots are an exciting and lively covers band from Bexhill and Hastings. Covers played the 'Teapots' way with imagination and a certain flouting of the rules, with energy and at times a little risky. From Stones to Stereophonics, Funk to Floyd, Beatles to anything them fancy.

  7. Type

    Type

    Music

    Real Si-B

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017 To 21 Oct 2017

    A One Man Band & Singer Songwriter, songs and style are influenced by country folk & Blues.  

  8. Type

    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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. Type

    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

  16. Type

    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...

  17. 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,...

  18. Type

    Type

    Music

    Earl Grey

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2017 To 26 Oct 2017
  19. 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...

  20. 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.

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