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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 (2018) but there is always a good reason to visit Hastings at any time of the year.

February – Fat Tuesday  -  from 9-13

March – Hastings Half Marathon – 18 March

April – Beatles Day 19 – on 8th 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, The Oval

August – Old Town Carnival Week

September – Seafood & Wine Festival

October – Hastings Bonfire – 13 October

November – Hastings Storytelling Festival

December – It’s Christmas!

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    Type

    Childrens Events

    Dinosaur Day

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 Aug 2018 To 22 Aug 2018

    Come along to our fabulous Dinosaur activity day! Featuring The Iguanodon Restaurant - an outdoor theatre performance inside a 35-foot dinosaur! FREE

  2. Type

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Mermaid Anna

    Location:

    Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 Aug 2018 To 22 Aug 2018

    Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium is playing host to a breath-taking, real-life mermaid during the summer holidays.

    On Wednesday, August 22nd visitors can take part in a meet and greet with Mermaid Anna, a mythical and magical interactive character. 

    As well as taking ‘shellfies’ with Mermaid...

  3. Type

    Type

    Arts

    Young Creatives kids summer workshop

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    22 Aug 2018 To 22 Aug 2018

    A one day Art Print and Mixed media workshop for 8-14 year olds in Hastings Old Town. Enjoy a fun day of experimental print making inspired by Hastings coastline and create a handmade sketchbook to take home. Bring a packed lunch, light refreshments will be provided. Run by Kate and Aimi who are...

  4. Type

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Edward Preston's Local History Talks

    Location:

    Bohemia Road, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2018 To 24 Aug 2018

    FREE weekly Local History talks on Fridays in August, November and December 2018.

    17 August: Gilt on the gingerbread
    24 August: Olla Podrida
    31 August: Churches of Romney and Walland Marshes
    9 November: Teachers Pets
    16 November: Harley Shute and Combe Haven
    23 November: The spice of life
    30...

  5. Type

    Type

    Arts

    fun house

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2018 To 24 Aug 2018

    St Mary in the Castle, Little Mashers and Jerwood Gallery are delighted to announce the launch of Fun House Festival, an immersive, creative festival for families that places children at the heart of its programming. Fun House Festival will showcase the outstanding businesses and practitioners of...

  6. Type

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Edward Preston's Local History Talks

    Location:

    Bohemia Road, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    31 Aug 2018 To 31 Aug 2018

    FREE weekly Local History talks on Fridays in August, November and December 2018.

    17 August: Gilt on the gingerbread
    24 August: Olla Podrida
    31 August: Churches of Romney and Walland Marshes
    9 November: Teachers Pets
    16 November: Harley Shute and Combe Haven
    23 November: The spice of life
    30...

  7. Type

    Type

    Film

    Film Friday

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    31 Aug 2018 To 31 Aug 2018

    Doors: 2.30pm Start: 3.00pm

    Screening four family classics Fridays throughout August 

    August, 3rd: The Goonies (12a) August 10th: Back to the Future (PG)  August 17th: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG)  August 31st: Jumanji (PG) 

     

    Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult! £5 a...

  8. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Hastings LitFest

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    31 Aug 2018 To 2 Sep 2018

    The first Hastings LitFest offers over 30 events held over three days from 31st August to 2nd September 2018. Author talks, readings and signings; writers' workshops; panel discussions; plays; a book fair; opportunities to pitch your novel to an agent; writing competitions with prizes and much...

  9. Type

    Type

    Literature

    Researching for Historical Fiction

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    31 Aug 2018 To 31 Aug 2018

    Workshop leader Toni Mount (historian and author of the Sebastian Foxley series of medieval mysteries).

    How close to the facts does your story need to be?  Sources can depend on genre, and Toni will discuss ideas taken from fact, such as crimes from court and coroners’ rolls. Take a look at...

  10. Type

    Type

    Film

    Coastal currents

    Dates

    From:
    1 Sep 2018 To 30 Sep 2018

    Month long arts festival that brings an eclectic and exciting mix of cultural offerings including live performances, outdoor art, exhibitions and open studios right across 1066 Country.

     

     

  11. Type

    Type

    Literature

    Flash Fiction

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    1 Sep 2018 To 1 Sep 2018

    A workshop to develop your skills in flash fiction with writer Michael Loveday. This practical workshop includes discussion of flash fiction examples by international writers (both classically-structured examples and more experimental works), plus writing activities, through which you’ll draft and...

  12. Type

    Type

    Literature

    Sports Journalism

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    1 Sep 2018 To 1 Sep 2018

    Workshop leader Pete May, journalist and author, leads participants through the techniques for producing an effective piece of reportage that conveys all the excitement and drama of being there. Whether you are (or want to be!) writing for a team newsletter, sports page or blog,  no experience is...

  13. Type

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Kings Road

    Location:

    St Leonards

    Dates

    From:
    1 Sep 2018 To 1 Sep 2018

    The main shopping precinct of Central St Leonards is set to come to life as the fabulous and colourful Kings road street market returns for another year of showcasing new businesses, talent, offers and a vibe like no other.

    The rich variety of stalls from people sharing their experiences and...

  14. Type

    Type

    Literature

    Make Your Own Book

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2018 To 2 Sep 2018

    Make Your Book with creative marvel Sioux Bradshaw.  A practical art/craft session for younger (10+) book lovers.  Learn how to make your own unique miniature literary gem to take home.

     

    • Note: Participants must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or other responsible adult. ...

  15. Type

    Type

    Sporting Event

    source boh

    Venue

    Source Park, Hastings

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    6 Sep 2018 To 9 Sep 2018

    Battle of Hastings is Back for 2018! The contest will take place at the Source Park on September 6-9th 2018 and feature 48 of the world's best riders. The riders will battle it out in a team format in Park, Street and Best Trick to take their share of the €20,000 prize fund.

  16. Type

    Type

    Sporting Event

    World Club Basketball Tournament

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    8 Sep 2018 To 8 Sep 2018

    Annual World Club Basketball Tournament 2018 The World Club Basketball Tournament ( WCBT) is the UK's biggest international basketball tournament hosted in Hastings ,East Sussex and will include 10 teams from the around the world. Teams competing in this prestigious event include the Wales Senior...

  17. Type

    Type

    Sporting Event

    World Club Basketball Tournament

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    9 Sep 2018 To 9 Sep 2018

    Annual World Club Basketball Tournament 2018 The World Club Basketball Tournament ( WCBT) is the UK's biggest international basketball tournament hosted in Hastings ,East Sussex and will include 10 teams from the around the world. Teams competing in this prestigious event include the Wales Senior...

  18. Type

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Wreck of the Amsterdam

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    10 Sep 2018 To 10 Sep 2018

    Experienced guides from the Shipwreck Museum 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 130 million years ago. Tours last around an hour. Please...

  19. Type

    Type

    Music

    Ska Band

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    14 Sep 2018 To 14 Sep 2018

    7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

    Super-Ska Night, Music Tent

    A full-on 10 piece outfit playing continuous Ska classics, giving you barely time for a drink between dancing. These guys have supported the best in the World of Ska - from The Beat, The Selector and Bad Manners to name just a few. Bar...

  20. Type

    Type

    Music

    Blue Brothers - Soul sisters

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    15 Sep 2018 To 15 Sep 2018

    15 piece big band Soul Town present a non-stop assortment of Blues Brother favourites, plus Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding classics performed by The Soul Sisters.

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