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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

    Fete / Fair

    Dynamic Craft & Vintage Feelgood Fayre

    Location:

    White Rock, Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jun 2017 To 25 Jun 2017

    Welcome to the Dynamic Craft,& Vintage Feelgood Fayre being held in East Sussex. We have over 50 stands available "ARTS AND CRAFTS" ZONE 1 "BOOK WORM" ZONE 2 "VINTAGE FLEA MARKET" ZONE 3 "WIZARD HALL" ZONE 4 "WEIRD & STEAMY" ZONE 5 "THE PEACE GARDEN"" ZONE 6 "GIFT GALORE ""ZONE 7 ...

  2. Type

    Type

    Concert

    Summer concert

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jun 2017 To 25 Jun 2017

    An evening of well known songs and popular opera performances given by the Opera South East chorus, conducted by the Musical Director, Kenneth Roberts, and with special guest Gary Marriott and accompanist Nigel Howard.  

  3. Type

    Type

    Arts

    Auction

    Location:

    St Leonards on Sea

    Dates

    From:
    26 Jun 2017 To 1 Jul 2017

    Every year Zoom Arts presents a group exhibition of work for auction, the sale of work is directly donated to a different charity each year. This year Zoom Arts will be raising money for Hastings Supports Refugees. Hastings Supports Refugees have already raised over £7,000 through their hard work...

  4. Type

    Type

    Arts

    ASSEMBLAGE: Putting it all Together

    Location:

    St Leonards on Sea

    Dates

    From:
    27 Jun 2017 To 9 Jul 2017

    A show of two and three dimensional works of assemblage, collage and photomontage by artists working with a variety of media and forms. With the constant changes in technology, all three of these overlapping fields are constantly changing and growing in possibilities. This exhibition brings...

  5. Type

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    St Leonards Festival

    Location:

    St Leonards

    Dates

    From:
    30 Jun 2017 To 1 Jul 2017

    St Leonards Festival 2017 is celebrating all things inventive. The town is abuzz with diversity and creativity, and we’re spreading the love all over the place!

    Be sure to check out the brand new ‘beach zone’ featuring family entertainment and children’s activities! Music can be found in the...

  6. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    Tropicana Nights The Ultimate 80's Party Night

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    30 Jun 2017 To 30 Jun 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...

  7. Type

    Type

    Tour

    CRIME Walk of St. Leonards

    Location:

    St. Leonards on Sea

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2017 To 1 Jul 2017

    Hidden in the quiet streets of St. Leonards, what deadly deeds went on behind the doors all those years ago…? The new 'CRIME WALK of St. Leonards' will be launched at the annual 'St. Leonards Festival' adding an alternative addition to the festivals' fantastic events programme!

  8. Type

    Type

    Music

    French chamber music

    Location:

    Saint Leonards-on-sea

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2017 To 1 Jul 2017

    M.Ravel – Ma mère L'Oye

    G.Fauré - Piano Quintet in D minor
    H.Duparc – 3 Songs
    C.Debussy – Violin Sonata in G minor
    C.Franck – Prélude Choral et Fugue

    FRANCIS RAYNER, BIRSEN ULUCAN - PIANO
    ÖZCAN ULUCAN - VIOLIN
    AYŞEN ULUCAN - VIOLIN/SOPRANO
    FRANCIS GALLAGHER - VIOLA
    SOLÈNE CHEVALIER - CELLO​

  9. Type

    Type

    Music

    HIPCC- Gala Night of Music and Dancing

    Location:

    Fairlight

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2017 To 1 Jul 2017

    Petula Clark CBE president of the Hastings International Musical Festival invites you to A GALA NIGHT OF MUSIC AND DANCING hosted by BBC and Classic FM Presenter Bill Turnbull with silent and live auction in aid of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Music by: Buckswood...

  10. Type

    Type

    Theatre

    Milkshake Live

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2017 To 1 Jul 2017

    Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake's very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a...

  11. Type

    Type

    Performance

    Pier Jam

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2017 To 1 Jul 2017

    The much-loved daytime clubbing event Pier Jam is thrilled to announce the return of its house, garage and bass party to Hastings Pier 

    Gracing the boards at the popular south coast destination will be the chart-topping duo Gorgon City, masters of house and funk Amine Edge & DANCE, and revered...

  12. Type

    Type

    Exhibition

    Pop up Pirate Radio Exhibition

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2017 To 31 Jul 2017

    Journey on a voyage through the waves of criminal history...

    To coincide with Hastings' annual Pirate Day, The True CRIME Museum is running a 'Pop-Up Pirate Radio Exhibition' throughout July.

    Avast ye! Discover the treasured sounds of Radio Caroline as she voyaged on the illegal waves over the...

  13. Type

    Type

    Arts

    Visionary Arts Promotions - Auditions

    Location:

    St Leonards-on-sea

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2017 To 1 Jul 2017

    Do you have an alternative talent?
    Are you an avant-garde Musician, Dancer or Performer?
    Come along to the Auditions, Check the terms and conditions.

  14. Type

    Type

    Special Events

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jul 2017 To 2 Jul 2017

    The Lifeboat Station throws open its doors to locals and visitors alike to meet the crew and see the Lifeboats up close!

    Look on board our All Weather Lifeboat 'Sealink Endeavour' and see where we all sit and how it all works......even the kettle!  Get up close to our Inshore Lifeboat 'Daphne...

  15. Type

    Type

    Music

    HIPCC Prizewinners Summer Picnic and Recital

    Location:

    Fairlight

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jul 2017 To 2 Jul 2017

    Summer Prizewinners' Recital at Fairlight Hall, with 2014 winner Taek Gi Li making a welcome return. The Recital Room Courtyard, Fairlight Hall.Grounds open for picnics from 12pm.Recital 2pm-4pm including interval. Programme: Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 46 in E Major, XVI: 31 Franz Schubert:...

  16. Type

    Type

    Performing Arts

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    4 Jul 2017 To 4 Jul 2017

    Every Classicus Talks are different. They take place on every first Tuesday of the month and includes a wide range of spontaneous performances. Local composer and pianist Polo Piatti invites specific musicians and other artists to be a Special Guest for the night and talk about their art and share...

  17. Type

    Type

    Dance / Dancing

    Giovanni Pernice

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    4 Jul 2017 To 4 Jul 2017

    Giovanni Pernice & Luba Mushtuk, from Strictly Come Dancing, star in 'il ballo è vita'. Joined by professional dancers from 'Dancing with the Stars Ireland', this is not just another 'An evening with….' show but a wonderful evening, including a story set in a Sicilian Caffè/Bar, our leading man,...

  18. Type

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Old Town Guided Walks

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    4 Jul 2017 To 25 Jul 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

    Festival

    Hastings Beer and Music Festival

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    6 Jul 2017 To 8 Jul 2017

    The Hastings Beer & Music Festival is THE music event of the summer, at a new venue of The Oval. The best in music, beer, and atmosphere – and it’s all for charity. Or as we say, Great Fun for Great Causes Sample over 100 real ales and ciders from all over the UK – all from Europe’s longest bar....

  20. Type

    Type

    Music

    America Ground Independents Day

    Location:

    Hastings

    Dates

    From:
    8 Jul 2017 To 8 Jul 2017

    A day long celebration of pop up events hosted by a variety of businesses and artists based in the area of Claremont, Trinity Street, Robertson Street and Gotham Alley

     

     

     

     

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