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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

    Guided Walk

    Old Town Guided Walks

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2017 To 24 Aug 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...

  2. Type

    Type

    Concert

    Boyzone

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    25 Aug 2017 To 25 Aug 2017

    Irish pop legends Boyzone at Hastings Pier. Twenty-four years, twenty five million record sales, seven hit studio albums, six #1 singles and hundreds of thousands of ticket sales later; Ronan, Keith, Mikey & Shane are BOYZONE and are still going strong. With their 25th anniversary due in 2018 the...

  3. Type

    Type

    Dance / Dancing

    Dynamic Cabaret & Disco Fever

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    25 Aug 2017 To 25 Aug 2017

    An evening of two incredible Cabaret Acts; DJ for the evening is Ash playing our favourites from the 70s & 80s from Boy George through to Kyle Minogue - requests welcomed on the night Fancy Dress Option To make the evening real fun why not dress up in your favourite attire of your idol singer....

  4. Type

    Type

    Museums

    Bank Robbery Weekend

    Location:

    White Rock, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 Aug 2017 To 28 Aug 2017

    This Bank Holiday Weekend at The True CRIME Museum…
    A robbery has taken place! Find clues hidden around the museum on bank notes to solve the CRIME - a fun activity for detectives of all ages.

  5. Type

    Type

    Concert

    Ocean colour

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 Aug 2017 To 26 Aug 2017

    DAY TRIPPER is a unique one-day open-air event on Hastings Pier curated by OCEAN COLOUR SCENE themselves and will see the band perform their seminal 1996 breakthrough album Moseley Shoals in full plus a selection of their greatest hits.  Joining them on this special bill will be the hugely...

  6. Type

    Type

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Summer Marquee - Week 5

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    26 Aug 2017 To 31 Aug 2017

    Fun activities for all the family.

    Saturday - Dino Day, Giant T-Rex & interactive dinosaur babies

    Sunday - Chill Out Sunday - DJ, Free

    Monday - Movie Mondays - Moana

    Tuesday - Jazz Tuesdays - Jazz Brunch with Chantelle Duncan

    Wednesday - Craft Wednesdays

    Thursday - ...

  7. Type

    Type

    Music

    Hastings Underground

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    27 Aug 2017 To 27 Aug 2017

    Charity fundraiser for Hastings Sanctuary service - donations kindly accepted at the door.

    Featuring:

    Elvis with Andy T King

    Thee Missing Finks

    DJs

    Grand raffle, BBQ

     

  8. Type

    Type

    Food

    Jazz picnic

    Location:

    St Leonards

    Dates

    From:
    27 Aug 2017 To 27 Aug 2017

    Listen to Jazz live with the Excelsior Vintage Jazz Band and The Victory Sisters.

    Bring your own food and drink and picnic in beautiful surroundings by the lake.

    Tea, coffe and Pimms available

    £11 in advance or £13 on the day.  Children free.

    Ample free parking

  9. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Fringe

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    31 Aug 2017 To 30 Sep 2017

    Hastings Fringe is an independent, inclusive, and friendly festival dedicated to nurturing local, national and international performances by emerging and established artists from all arts disciplines.

    The annual festival celebrates a diverse range of performance including theatre, spoken word,...

  10. Type

    Type

    Workshop

    Beastie

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2017 To 3 Sep 2017

    Let your children’s imaginations run wild at this fantastic kids workshop

    Who’s that hiding around the corner? What’s that moving on the beach? Did you just see what I saw?

    Take a magical adventure with Lone Twin who last visited Hastings with their spectacular Boat Project in 2013....

  11. Type

    Type

    Arts

    Creative Workshops

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2017 To 8 Sep 2017

    CREATIVE WORKSHOPS: pearls, paint & fishleather

     

    Sat 2 FISHLEATHER FLOWERS (Jane Fryers): Learn to sculpt roses from salmon skin. Sun 3 BEAD STRINGING (Julie Tucker-Williams): Learn to string beads & pearls on knotted thread. Fri 8 PAINTED FURNITURE (Melissa White): Transform an old...

  12. Type

    Type

    Arts

    Dazzleship NN201

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2017 To 1 Oct 2017

     

    The boat can be seen from dawn till dusk. Dazzleship NN201, a Hastings fishing boat will be painted in WW1 dazzleship camouflage, to highlight the role of the fishing community during both world wars.

    All welcome to the private view on Sep 1 (5pm – 7pm) and Coastal Currents Open Studio...

  13. Type

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Not Great British Bake Off

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2017 To 2 Sep 2017

     

    Hunt and Darton will host an interactive and unwieldy bake-off.

    Prepare to be totally underwhelmed as the general public go head-to-head for one supreme crap baker to be crowned champion of H&D’s Not Great British Bake Off.

    Hunt & Darton as your hosts and adjudicators, have created...

  14. Type

    Type

    Arts

    Reoccurring Undulation

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2017 To 1 Oct 2017

    The internationally acclaimed Macedonian artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva will showcase Reoccurring Undulation VI at the Shipwreck Museum in Rock-a-Nore. Reoccurring Undulation is made from fish skin tiles and was originally commissioned for Towner, in Eastbourne, as part of Compulsive, Obsessive,...

  15. Type

    Type

    Music

    The Fabulous Red Diesel

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2017 To 2 Sep 2017

    The Fabulous Red Diesel downsize and start their journey into new jazz, with Miss Bea Have on double bass, Kitty and Boom in their usual positions, and what has Rabbi Jaffa Delicious brought with him? Expect beautiful new music, voodoo grooves, chilled out jazz and a little bit of chaos.

  16. Type

    Type

    Arts

    Wavelength

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2017 To 1 Oct 2017

    Wavelength will be a site specific visual experiment in Bottle Alley, a unique space that joins Hastings with St Leonards.

    A half mile long and subterranean, its position and narrow width provide an acute sense of perspective. Generally under-used, this space is an inspired example of...

  17. Type

    Type

    Performing Arts

    Greig Burgoyne

    Location:

    St Leonards

    Dates

    From:
    3 Sep 2017 To 3 Sep 2017

     

    ISLAND WORKOUT A durational performance testing relations between body and space

    The chosen site is an elevated, in-between space; buffeted by the sea and passed by a constant flow of traffic. Burgoyne will seek to immerse us in its island-like status, something of a drifting Raft of...

  18. Type

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Old Town Guided Walks

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    5 Sep 2017 To 9 Sep 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...

  19. Type

    Type

    Arts

    Department of the Interior

    Location:

    St Leonards

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sep 2017 To 10 Sep 2017

    Department of the Interior is a 6.5m high black leatherette bouncy castle that mocks, with absurdity, both institutional and architectural claims for authority.

    It is a sculpture that is simultaneously seductive and repulsive; its form and the space within no longer the preserve of inclusive...

  20. Type

    Type

    Music

    Sea Shanty Singers

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sep 2017 To 26 Oct 2017

    The shanty sessions featuring RX Shantymen

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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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