Local Events Guide!

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Promote your local events and clubs right here absolutely FREE in our LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE! As well as appearing here your event will also be listed in the printed magazines, the free digital download and shared across social media networks too! So what are you waiting for? Email 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 email your list so that we can keep readers well informed. Deadline for the February events guide is 21st January 2019.

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LOOK-THINK-MAKE! – 6th, 2-4pm, £1
Venue: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. Drop-in family friendly creative activities. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Supported by the Chalk Cliff Trust. For all details: www.dlwp.com or call to book: 01424 229111.

NETWORKING AND NIBBLES – 9th, 5.30-7pm
Venue: Arthur Easton Centre, St Michael’s Hospice, Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 0LB. Enjoy drinks, nibbles and learn about the Hospice and how your organisation could partner with us. Guest speaker Matt Southam of MJS Media will talk about social media and making content engaging. Suggested donation £5 which can be made on the day. To book a place please contact the Fundraising team on 01424 456396 or email: fundraising@stmichaelshospice.com

Winter Prizewinner’s Recital – Sat 12, 11am to 1pm (doors 10.30am)
Venue: Fairlight Hall Gen Li will give the Winter Prizewinner’s Recital. He will be playing an eclectic programme which will begin with Bach’s Prelude and Fugue No. 11, Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 12, Albeniz’s Suite Iberia VII – El Albacin and Chopin’s Etudes Nos. 9 and 10. After the interval, he will perform Debussy’s Images Book 11, Schubert’s Klavierstücke D.946 No 2 and Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No. 1. www.FairlightHall.co.uk

COFFIN CLUB – 15th JAN, 10am-1pm or 2-5pm
Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, UK’s first Coffin Club, founded in Hastings, has gone from strength to strength and is now proud to announce its new patron, in the inimitable form of Miriam Margolyes. A charity focussing on education around funeral options. Coffin Club has grown quickly, with affiliated clubs beginning to be set-up around the country. For more details visit: www.coffinclub.org or call: Kate Tym 07985 295373.

Live Music from Tina May – Tues 15, 7.45pm for 8.30pm
Venue: East Hastings Sea Angling Association (on the Stade behind the lifeboat station). Tina May (Jazz Hastings) tickets £10 on the door.

JUNK STREET VEGAN EATS – 18th, 7-11pm
Venue: Brass Monkey Hastings TN34 1BP. The late night Veganuary Takeover!

JACK & THE BEANSTALK – 17th/18th/19th
Venue: The Shepherds Theatre, Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close, TN39 4SQ. Little Common and Bexhill Players will be presenting their 2019 pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January at 7:30pm with 2 performances on Saturday 19th January at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets may be reserved £10 adults, £5 under 16yrs. Special offer of 3 for the price of 2. Tickets are available from Elisabeth Doust 01424 222801 or 07796 923610 or on the door. Or go online: www.lcbplayers.co.uk

J P BIG BAND – 19th 
Venue: The Azur Marina Pavilion in Hastings. This event promises to be a great evening of Big Band Music with special guest ‘the Voice’ Mr Paul Rhodes. The J P Bigband is a great band with some fantastic up and coming young players like George Drake and Leanne Bashford and some rather more experienced players who’ve worked with the likes of Soft Machine and the Duncan Lamont Bigband. For more details visit:  www.azurmarinapavilion.com/whats-on

DOWN IN THE BASEMENT – 20th, 3-9pm, £2 OTD
Venue: The White Rock Hotel, 1-10 White Rock, Hastings. Hosted by ‘Take it Easy’, this event is back by popular demand, Wendy May (Locomotion) and Lee (Take it Easy), present ‘Down In The Basement’ for a 60’s vinyl shindig! A nice blend of R&B, Motown, Northern Soul, Rocksteady & Ska and whatever else is in the box. For more details call: 01424 422240.

MEDIEVAL MYSTERY PLAY – Sun 20, 4pm
Venue: St Clement’s Church, Old Town. ‘The Fall of Herod’, a Medieval Mystery Play. A dramatic reading, song, and the Two Towers Handbells. Mulled wine & mulled apple juice. Free entry – donations to the church.

BOTTOMS UP! – 21st, 2pm, £7 entry
Venue: Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA. Enjoy a history of wine, its rituals and its vessels. Andy McConnell, the humorous glass
specialist on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, will take us through the history of wine and a pictorial exploration of drinking glasses. Lecture run by The Arts Society Rother Valley. Visitors welcome (entrance £7) but please contact Kay on 01424 775257 to book a place.

MUSEUM MINI’S – 24th, 10.30-11.30am, FREE EVENT
Venue: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, John’s Place, Bohe- mia Road, Hastings, TN34 1 ET. Enjoy a new series of fun sessions when popular children’s storyteller Kevin Graal will share stories, songs, rhythms and rhymes for under 5s. Suitable for ages 18 months-5 years. For more details call: 01424 451052 or go online: www.hmag.org.uk

RESCHEDULED! TOM WILLIAMS LIVE! – 25th, 7.30- 10.30pm
Venue: The Printworks, 14 Claremont, America Ground, Hastings, TN34 1HA. Following his sold out show at The Albatross Club in Bexhill, Hastings local Tom Williams returns to us with his full band in tow. Playing songs from ‘voted top 10 album of 2017 by BBC 6 Music’, ‘All Change’, Tom and the band will also be previewing songs from his next album. Book tickets online: www.wegottickets.com/event/450694 (£10 + £1 booking fee.)

MEAD MAKING WORKSHOP – 26th, Arrive 1.15pm for 1.30pm start – 4.30pm
Venue: Mantel Farm, Catsfield, Nr. Battle TN33 9BN. A practical course, using traditional methods; you will learn in a small group how to make this traditional Honey Wine. Taking home a gallon of your own Mead to share with friends and family, you will also keep all the equipment needed to continue this traditional craft at home. Please book a place to avoid disappointment, call: 01424 830357 or email: info@mantel-farm.co.uk

HASTINGS SINFONIA – WINTER CONCERT – 26th, 7.30-9.30pm
Venue: St. John the Evangelist, Brittany Road, St. Leonards on Sea. Performing favourite classics and opera highlights including: Schumann’s piano concerto with local pianist Howard Southern, opera arias by Lehar, Puccini and Strauss with Thomasin Trezise (soprano), two works by local composers Polo Piatti and Paul Lewis plus orchestral works including Slavonic dance number 2 by Dvorak, Oberon Overture by Weber and Alla Marcia from the Karelia Suite by Sibelius. £10 in advance £12 at the door, children under 16 (accompanied by paying adult). For more details visit: www.hastingssinfonia.com

JUNK STREET VEGAN EATS – 26th, 11am-4pm
Venue: Brass Monkey, Hastings Come along and enjoy the food for our Veganuary Takeover!

BEAT THE BLUES 2019 – 27th, 10am-4pm, registration from: 9.30am
Venue: Summerfields Leisure Centre, Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1ET. Active Hastings is team- ing up with Freedom Leisure once again to bring you another awesome Beat the Blues event. Something for everyone, including soft play and arts and crafts for children, loads of exercises classes for the adults and a wide range of sports. Visit: www.hastings.gov.uk/sport_play for the full timetable. And best of all, it’s only £1 to take part in as many dryside activities as you like, and an extra £1 for swimming! There’s no need to book, but please arrive early for to register.

JUNK STREET VEGAN EATS – 31st, 5-9pm
Venue: The Townhouse Bexhill. Come along and enjoy Veganuary Takeover, follow in social media: @junkstreetveganeats

THRIFTY COUTURE ART WORKSHOP – 4th-10th FEBRUARY, 10am-4pm DAILY
Venue: Rock House, 49-51 Cambridge Road, Hastings. As a sufferer of Narcolepsy with Cataplexy, Sheryl Hall is running a FREE community event to raise awareness for Narcolepsy UK (registered Charity) and to help local people learn fun new thrifty skills to up-cycle their old footwear. Learn how to transform your old high-heels, boots, trainers into comic book couture! Light snacks and refreshments provided. For more details call: 07495 801620.

EVENTS LISTED HERE ARE PUBLISHED FREE! Got an event or club that you’d like listed for FREE? Send it by email to: editor@themonthlyseagull.com or call: 07956 413955. Deadline for the next issue is: 21st JANUARY 2019.

LOCAL CLUBS, CLASSES & 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.

HASTINGS HEALTH WALKS – Monday-Saturday, FREE
Venue: Hastings area. Free, friendly group walks in Hastings area. Not too long, not to difficult. Call Lorna on 07740 599559 for more details or visit: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/east-sussex-health-walks

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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