FREE Local Events Guide!

Keep up to date with what’s happening in September

If you would like to promote your local events and clubs you can get them listed here in the Monthly Seagull FREE EVENTS GUIDE! As well as appearing here, your event will also appear in the printed magazine, the free digital download and shared in social media networks too! So what are you waiting for? Email me your events. In a few sentences please state what the event is called, where it is taking place and a brief overview with contact details. Also if you have events happening throughout the year then please send me your list so that I can keep readers updated every month. Deadline for the next issue is 20th September 2018.

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COASTAL CURRENTS ARTS FESTIVAL – 1st-30th
For the many wonderful and cultural art open studios, installations, events and the incredible artists that make up this years festival please visit: www.coastalcurrents.org.uk

BEXHILL FESTIVAL OF THE SEA – 1st & 2nd FREE ENTRY
Venue: Metropole Lawns next to the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. Now in its 7th year, this year’s festival is bigger and packed with several new stalls, live music and fun activities such as; Seafood cooking demos, Global sea- food cuisine, Free angling coaching, Live music and dance, Angling competitions, Marine and wildlife educational programme. For all details visit: www.bexhillseafestival.co.uk or follow the event on Facebook.

NATURE TOTS – 1st Sept-31st Oct, 10am-12noon
Venue: Pett Level Road, Pett Level, Hastings. Bring your little ones for mornings of fun on the beach and help them explore the natural world with stories, games and hands-on outdoor activities such as rockpooling and beachcombing. Suitable for children aged 3-5 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Online booking is essential, in blocks of 4-7 sessions in line with the school terms. Visit: www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/what-we-do/environmental-education/nature-tots

BMX BATTLE OF HASTINGS 2018 – 6th-9th
Venue: Source Park, Hastings. Battle of Hastings is back for 2018! The contest features 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. For full details visit the website: www.sourcebmx.com

4TH WORLD CLUB BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2018 – 8th & 9th
Venue: Summerfields Leisure Centre, Hastings. Hosted by Bexhill Giants Basketball Club, the tournament will include 10 teams from around the world. During the weekend of exciting entertainment there will be a youth coaching session, music, compe- titions, merchandise and pop up stores. Proceeds from the weekend go to Kidney Research UK. For full details visit: www.worldclubbasketballtournament.com

HASTINGS SHOW – 9th-23rd, 10am-5pm FREE ENTRY
Venue: Hastings Pier Visitor Centre. A creative look at our town. Decorative mirrors by Alison Purdy, Pier wood products, Photography, Paintings. Get involved with our Creation Station where you can have a go yourself! Prizes for the best creations. Programme of guest speakers and workshops. For more information visit: www.facebook.com/PurdyGlass or www.purdyshop.com

HASTINGS SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL – 15th & 16th
Venue: Stade Open Space, Hastings. Indulge in a mouth-watering weekend of delicious seafood and luscious wines at this spectacular festival. Superb live music and street entertainment. Tickets: £2 in advance, £3 on the day, children (under 18) go free, no dogs allowed on site except for assist dogs. Tickets available from Hastings Information Centre: 01424 451111.

ANGLO/CONTINENTAL MARKET – 15th & 16th, 9-5pm
Venue: Devonshire Rd, Bexhill. Now in it’s 19th year, the Anglo/Continental Market is back! Around 50 traders at the market bring the taste and smells of the Continent to Bexhill. We have genuine French traders and many local traders and crafts people including soft furnishings, home made cakes, handbags, cheeses, shoes, scarves, crockery, basketwork and much more. Also, as in previous years, some classic cars will be on display. For full details visit: www.bexhill100mc.co.uk

‘GOOD AS GOLD’ – A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY TALK – 17th, 2pm
Venue: Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA. The story of gold, its significance and symbolism within the history of art. Creations ancient and contemporary, sacred and profane – all that glistens is certainly gold… Lecture by Alexandra Epps, run by The Arts Society Rother Valley. Visitors welcome (entrance £7). Enquiries: Kay 01424 775257.

OLDE TYME MUSIC HALL – 20th-22nd
Venue: Shepherd’s Theatre, Little Common Community Centre, Little Common, TN39 4SQ. The Little Common and Bexhill Players are presenting their 2018 Olde Tyme Music Hall sponsored by MRA of Battle. Tickets from Elisabeth Doust: 01424 222801 or 07796 923610. Dates/ times: 20th & 21st at 7:30pm, 22nd at 2:30pm & 7:30pm. Prices: adults £10, under 16s £5, special offer 3 for 2. Seating at the tables, bring your own nibbles. INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS FESTIVAL – 21st-23rd Six sublime concerts over three unforgettable days, the first at the Opus Theatre in Hastings, the rest at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea. Live performances of some of the most exciting and melodic orchestral music being written today, including major orchestra scores and film, television, gaming, dance and chamber music. For more information visit: www.composersfestival.com

MUSIC AND COMEDY AT BLACKMARKET VIP – 22nd, Doors open 7.30pm, starts at 8pm
Venue: Blackmarket VIP in Hastings. Performing LIVE for your entertainment, the critically acclaimed talents of The Gauche, Anna Mann and Harriet Braine. Book tickets at eventbrite 

THRIFT FEST – 22nd, 10am-4pm
Venue: Hastings Centre, The Ridge, TN34 2SA. Celebrating 30 years of Hastings & Rother Furniture Service. Thrift Fest is gathering the local groups, clubs and organisations that are helping people live active, rich, creative, fulfilled lives without costing the earth. Everyone welcome! Book in advance for free entry or pay £1 on the door. For full details visit: www.hfs.org.uk/about/thriftfest

OPERA EVENING – 30th, 7pm-10.30pm
Venue: La Bella Vista, St. Leonards, Hastings. Join us for a special 3 course dinner as we welcome back the wonderful and talented, Thomasin Trezise of Glyndebourne and Covent Garden for our first event of the season. Thomasin is a professional opera singer who studied at the Royal College of Music. Tickets: £39.50 (pp). Call to book: 01424 423608 or email: info@labellavista.co.uk

NO.48 BEXHILL QUIZ NIGHTS – TUES, 7-9.45pm, £6
Teams of between 2 and 7 people, there’s a choice of meal which is included in the price, we have several rounds with a variety of questions and we often have a topical round. Its a bit of a fun night out. Call: 01424 736600 or visit: www.no48bexhill.co.uk

LOCAL CLUBS, REGULAR MEETINGS & FARMERS MARKETS

HASTINGS FARMERS’ MARKET – THURSDAYS, 9am-2pm
Venue: Robertson Street, Hastings. This market is held on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. You can pick up everything you need from local suppliers and producers all in one place, from homemade bakery produce, clothing, homewares and groceries.

BEXHILL FARMER’S MARKET – FRIDAYS, 8.30am-2pm
Venue: Devonshire Square, Bexhill. This market is held every Friday, monthly. You can pick a huge range of items from local suppliers all in one place. For more details or to apply to trade please call Chris Ashford, Market Administrator on 07786 024036For further details please visit www.bexhillmarket.org.uk to view the list of local traders. To request information email info@bexhillmarket.org.uk

WING CHUN KUNG FU FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS – TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS EVENINGS, 5.15-8.30pm, SATURDAY MORNINGS, 9.30am-12.15pm Venue: Horntye Park Sports Complex. Kung Fu training can improve fitness, self awareness, well-being and self-discipline. This school works hard to develop children’s individual abilities through positive encouragement so that the focus and discipline within classes have a knock-on effect into their studies at school. Adults of all abilities and experience are welcome to join, training is for everyone who wants to learn this enriching life skill that is good for the mind as well as the body. Call John or Sam on 07947 970290 and start your 4 WEEKS FREE TRIAL. Visit the website www.kungfuschoolshastings.co.uk or go to the Facebook page @kungfuschoolshastings for more details.

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS – MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS EVENINGS, SATURDAY LUNCHTIMES
AIKIDO Classes for Adults – Japanese Martial Art Form. Classes are held at Bexhill and Sidley. For details call: 07773 676539.

WRITING WORKSHOPS – TUESDAYS – 2-3.30PM
Venue: Grand Rue De Pera, 73-74 Queens Road, Hastings. £5 Per session. Get creative with your writing, motivated and meet people, writing can help us to discover ourselves. Call Felicity or Nicky for more details on: 07938 734871 or email: felicitystephen1@gmail.com

PEARL’S FITNESS CLASSES – TUESDAYS, £5 pay as you go
Venue: Little Common Community Centre (Sandhurst Hall) 9.30-10.30am Fitness, Pilate’s and Conditioning. 10.45-11.45am. Legs, Bums and Tums. Bring a mat and water. For further details contact Pearl 07443 957250 or email pearlcheeseman@gmail.com

HASTINGS TANGO CLUB – TUESDAYS, 7.30-10pm, £5
Hastings Tango Club is a friendly group meeting at All Saints Hall, Hastings Old Town, to dance Argentine Tango. £5 for the evening, including tea and cakes. For details call: 01424 434543.

QUIZ NIGHTS! – TUESDAYS, 7-9.45pm, £5
Venue: Café 48 Bexhill. Teams of between 2 and 7 people, a choice of meal is included in the price, we have several rounds with a variety of questions and often have a topical round. It’s a bit of a fun night out, price £5. For details call: 01424 736600 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

BEXHILL TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD (EVENING) MEETINGS – Every 4th WEDNESDAY, (EVENINGS) MONTHLY, 7.30pm
Venue: Bexhill Sailing Club, De La Warr Parade, Bexhill TN40 1LA. Bexhill Marina Townswomen’s Guild meet on the 4th Wednesday evening of the month. Various interests and activities, new members are welcome so come along and try us. For details call: Susan Neighbour 01424 211140.

BEXHILL DOWN TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD MEETINGS – Every 2nd WEDNESDAY, MONTHLY, 2pm
Bexhill Down Townswomen’s Guild meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday every month; except August. We are a very friendly group of ladies, we have excellent speakers, lunches, social studies etc. We meet in St. Augustines Church Hall, Cooden Drive, Bexhill. For further details please call: 01424 216150.

SPARKS DANCE CREW – WEDNESDAYS, 4-5pm
Venue: Ore Community Centre. Mini stars: Aged 5-12. Our aim is to build a dance team with the primary aim of having fun, previous dance experience isn’t necessary. Children will be taught moves and routines in a relaxed friendly environment. We will boost children’s confidence by performing at events and festivals. For details visit Facebook “Sparks Dance Crew” or call Lisa: 07762 480765.

INTRODUCTION TO FITNESS AND WELL-BEING CLASSES – Every WEDNESDAY, call to book
Venue: The Body Junction – Alexander Technique – Self Care Skills Course. Sessions about making the best of what we have health-wise, fulfilling our potential for an active and independent life within any constraints we may have. Every Wednesday – 2.30-3.30pm £15 Pilates Equipment Introduction classes at the Body Junction in Bexhill. An opportunity to try some Pilates equipment including; the Arch Barrel, Reformer, Half trapeze, Ball and more! For booking info please visit Facebook “The Body Junction” or call: 01424 215300.

HASTINGS ARCHAEOLOGY & RESEARCH EVENINGS – Every 2nd WEDNESDAY, MONTHLY
Venue: Hastings History House, Courthouse Street, Hastings Old Town. We host evening lectures about the archaeology and local history of the Hastings area on the second Wednesday of each month for most of the year. During the summer months there is usually a guided walk around a place of local interest. For all dates and times of meetings you can call the Membership Secretary on 01424 812092 or visit: www.haarg.org.uk

BEXHILL WHEELERS – THURSDAYS, 10.30am
Bexhill Wheelers meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am at De La Warr bandstand for a cycle ride. For further details call Geoff 07973 128105.

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