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Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival

Stade Open Space, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017, 11am to 6pm

Enjoy seafood caught off the shores of Hastings with wine from local vineyards and retailers, along with many other tasty treats from local restaurants and producers. There will be non-stop live music, family entertainment, hands-on cooking demonstrations and a beer festival run by a local microbrewery.


Tickets £2 in advance from the Tourist Information Centre, or £3 on the gate. Under 18s go free. Tickets cover entry for both days.

Billingsgate Cookery Sessions

Join fishmonger CJ Jackson, C4s Sunday Brunch as she prepares seafood laksa and other dishes on Saturday 16 September.

There will also be a series of free sessions included with the Seafood & Wine Festival entrance fee.  At 3.30pm on Saturday, CJ will be holding an informal session on fish preparation, using the day's catch.  And on Sunday 17, there will be a Thai cooking session, a wild foraging session, and a wine tasting session (times to be confirmed).


Weekend events...

  • Visit ‘Buoyed’ on the Stade Open Space.  An interactive, playful cluster of magical glass buoys that hang above head height, suspended by slender wooden stems. They tease you with their pulsing glow and muffled voices, enticing you in.  Come closer to hear the stories of the Hastings fishermen that lie within. 
  • Drop into Stade Hall to see local photographer Chris Parker’s exhibition, focusing on the seafood and fishing industry in and around Hastings.

  • Accompany your kids to the Children’s Tent, for storytelling sessions, crafty activities and regular circus and magic performances.
  • Tour the fishing quarter - meet outside the Fishermen’s Museum at 11am both days for a 90-minute guided walk.


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