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SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER

Parkrun on the pier – 9am

Join in with the free weekly 5k Parkrun – with a 1066 twist. This Saturday’s route will include a loop around the pier in honour of the Battle of Hastings.

Come dressed to commemorate in your finest Norman or Saxon outfit.

Please note all runners must register online in advance at parkrun.org.uk/hastings

From 9.30am - enjoy the spectacle of the 64th National Town Criers' Championship, resplendent in their ceremonial regalia, shouting for the honour of being England's best.

Priory Meadow, Hastings, free

Guy-making workshop

11.30am to 2.30pm.  Make your own guy for the bonfire at this free guy-making workshop at St Clement’s Church, High Street, Hastings. And why not enter it into the free Best Guys Competition at 3pm on the Stade Open Space

Festivities at the Stade

Midday to 5pm.  Music, Norman longboats, archery displays, skirmishes, hog roast, mead, cider and more!

Stade Open Space, Hastings, free

Drumming Performances

2.45pm to 3pm.  Drumming performances around the Old Town, culminating in a Norman/Saxon drum off outside the Albion (south side).

Daytime fireworks display

3.30pm.  Spectacular daytime fireworks display, in the style of the magnificent Spanish Mascleta.

Stade Open Space, Hastings, free

La Grande Promenade

4pm to 5.15pm.  Get your Norman and Saxon outfits on for a gigantic procession around the town, starting from the Stade Open Space.

Hastings Old Town, town centre, seafront, free

Lighting the Beacon on the East Hill

7pm.  The evening’s celebrations begin with the ceremonial lighting of the Beacon.

Torchlight Procession

7.15pm.  Hastings will be lit by hundreds of burning torches held aloft by the many Sussex bonfire societies.

The procession will start from the White Rock at 7.15pm then go through the town centre, along the seafront to the Old Town and back to the beach.

Bonfire and fireworks

9pm.  The bonfire lighting will be followed by one of the most spectacular fireworks displays you’ll ever see.

AT BATTLE

10am - 5pm - Battle of Hastings re-enactment

A re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings will take place on the historic battlefield.  Hundreds of re-enactors from all over the world will represent the Normans, Saxons and other armies who took part in the epic conflict.

Battle Abbey; £3-£15.60

  

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