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MAY 2019

CONCERT – 4th, 8.00pm
Venue: St Clement’s Church, High Street, Doors open at 7.30pm Tickets: Adults £12, Children £5, Family £25. Buy tickets here Magpie Lane is a five-piece folk band from Oxford, specialising in traditional English songs and dance tunes. The band has been delighting audiences for over 25 years with a combination of powerful vocals and vigorous tunes, performing inventive arrangements on acoustic instruments. Refreshments available. www.magpielane.co.uk

GRAND SPRING FAIR – 4th, 1015-12.30 
Venue: Arthur Easton Centre, Upper Maze Hill Road. All proceeds to www.StMichaelsHospice.com.

SPRING FAIR – 4th, 10am-12noon
Venue: RBL, Meads Avenue, Little Common. Entrance 50p, many stalls including plants, clothes, tombola, books and the popular auction at 11am, tea and coffee available.

CONCERT – 5th, 4.00pm
Venue: St Clement’s Church, High Street, Doors open at 3.30pm Tickets: £8. Buy tickets here It wouldn’t be Jack in the Green without them. The Copper Family return with even more songs and stories, collected and preserved over the last 200 years and passed down through the generations. With MC Mick Bovee.  www.thecopperfamily.com

May Day – 6th May 2019, 11am-4pm, FREE EVENT
Venue: Barrack Hall Park, Old Town, Bexhill. Traditional May Day – Maypole Dancing, Donkey rides, Traditional Games and Rides, Crowning of the May Queen, Live Music, Children’s Entertainment, BBQ, Beer tent, Refreshments, etc. Sponsored by Bexhill Old Town Preservation Society.

All Star Children Cricket – 10th, 5.30-6.30pm
Venue: Hastings Priory Cricket Club. Ages 4-8. Prior booking required, please contact John Morgan: 07811 443910 or email: johnboymorgan@hotmail.com

Girls & Womens Cricket Training – 10th, 6.30-8pm
Venue: Hastings Priory Cricket Club. 6.30-8pm. Prior booking required, please contact John Morgan: 07811 443910 or email: johnboymorgan@hotmail.com

SATURDAY MORNING COFFEE – 10.30am, 11th
Unitarian Old Meeting House, Ashford Road, Tenterden TN30 6LL. Saturday Morning Coffee Concert. Coffee at 10.30 followed by programme of popular organ music played by Andrew Butler. Free admission but donations appreciated.

OPEN GARDENS – 11th May-10 Aug 
St Michael’s Hospice Open Gardens Booklets in TIC & shops or www.StMichaelsHospice.com Tel: 456396

Bexhill Choral Society – Rutter Requiem, 11th, 7.30pm Tickets £13
Venue: St Augustine’s Church, off Cooden Drive, Bexhill, TN39 3AZ. Bexhill Choral Society accompanied by Sussex Concert Orchestra perform music
by John Rutter and the choir’s Director of Music, Kenneth Roberts. Rutter’s moving and uplifting Requiem and The Sprig of Thyme, a suite of arrangements of traditional folk songs. Kenneth Roberts’ According to Thy Word returns by popular request. Please see website for further details and how to buy tickets: www.bexhillchoral.org.uk

CONCERT – 12th, 3pm 
Venue: ST JOHN’S CHURCH, PEVENSEY ROAD, ST LEONARD’S ON SEA TN38 0LF. LESLEY ANN Soprano & ALISTAIR DAWES Piano PRESENT an afternoon of beautiful, well-loved songs by Gabriel Fauré, Schubert & Richard Strauss with afternoon tea! TICKETS £8 (to Include Scone Tea/Bubbly) on the door or in advance from St John’s Parish Office 01424 425942 admstjohns30@gmail.com

RECITAL – 15th, 7pm
Venue: Church-in-the-Wood, Recital by Andrew McGregor on the Viscount digital organ. Wonderful refreshments afterwards. This is always a great evening.

Murder Mystery Show – 16th, 17th & 19th
Venue: The Shepherds Theatre, Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close, Little Common, TN39 4SQ. Little Common and Bexhill Players present ‘MURDER IS SHOCKING’, performances on 16th and 17th May at 7:30pm with 2 performances on Saturday 19th May at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. There’s a short play when the deadly deed takes place. Afterwards you will be able to interrogate the suspects. Who did it and why? Team seating at tables with a maximum of 6 per table. You may bring your own drinks/nibbles. Prizes for the winners! Tea/coffee available at the interval. Tickets may be reserved £10 adults, £5 under 16yrs. Special offer of 3 for the price of 2. Available from Elisabeth Doust 01424 222801 or 07796 923610 or on the door. Visit: www.lcbplayers.co.uk

THE UNDERTONES – 17th, Doors – 7pm
Venue: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. With special guest THE NEVILLE STAPLE BAND celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Undertones debut album. Box Office No: 01424 229111 Book online: www.dlwp.com/event/the-undertones Doors – 7.00pm Tickets: £25.00 advance.

CONCERT – 18th, 7.30pm
Venue: Opus Theatre 24 Cambridge Road, TN34 1DJ. We are extremely proud to present a unique evening with amazing virtuoso cellist Nina Kotova coming directly from Los Angeles to perform with her brother,  Artist in Residence and international piano sensation Oliver Poole featuring some of the most beautiful music in the classical repertoire. Program to include stunning works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Arvo Pärt, Polo Piatti and many others. More info: www.opustheatre.co.uk

Spring Craft and Plant Fair – 18th, 9.30am-12noon
Venue: St Martha’s Church Hall, Cooden Sea Road TN39 4SL. Little Common Horticultural Society are holding their annual Spring Fair with locally made crafts, plants, refreshments and a raffle. Entry is free and fully accessible. All welcome. For more details visit: www.lchs.co.uk

A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Venue: Hastings Unitarian Church. Sats 18th May, 8th June, 6th July, 10th August, 21st Sept, various afternoon times. Sat 9th Nov, 3pm – 5pm, FILM: They Shall Not Grow Old, using original WW1 footage. Participation in all events will be by donation. For more information, please call Stephen Crowther on 07791 120387 or email: srcrowther52@hotmail.com

COACH EXCURSION TO TATE BRITAIN – 19th
WITH OPTIONAL TIMED TICKET TO THE EXHIBITION ‘VAN GOGH AND BRITAIN’ Leaving from Falaise Road coach bay, Bohemia Rd./public WC end, at 9.00am prompt. Back in Hastings c. 7.30pm. Mrs Erica Barrett, Hastings & St Leonard’s Museum Assn, Upland, 227A The Ridge, Hastings, TN34 2AE. There are four Price Options, all include: return coach fare, driver’s tip & timed ticket to the ‘Van Gogh’ exhibition.

The Great Impresario Giorgio Vasari – 20th, 2pm
Venue: Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA. He was self-opinionated, biased – even vindictive – yet his book Lives of the Artists is still central to Italian Renaissance art. He was employed by some of the greatest patrons in 16th century Italy, notably Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici for whom he designed the Uffizi Gallery. Lecture by Shirley Smith, run by The Arts Society Rother Valley. Visitors welcome (entrance  £7). Enquiries: Kay 01424 775257

ART EXHIBITION – 21st May-15th June
Venue: Unit London, 3 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1HD
Monday – Saturday from 10am-7pm, Sunday 12noon-6pm. This May, Unit London presents a new solo exhibition by British artist, Jake Wood-Evans, ‘Legacy & Disorder’ which centres around Wood-Evan’s fascination with combining the past and present. The artist’s large-scale oil paintings and drawings convey an altered atmosphere and re- appropriated view of 18th-century subjects, including; portraiture, seascapes and figurative compositions. Jake Wood-Evans currently lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex.

ART EXHIBITION – 24th-27th, 10am-5pm, FREE ENTRY
Venue: Studio, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea TN40 1DP. Wonderful variety of art and craftwork all by local members of Bexhill Artists Workspace. For more details visit: www.bawuk.org  or call: 01323 760112

STREET FOOD FESTIVAL – 25th-27th, 12noon-10pm
Venue: Stade Open Space, Hastings.

The Bexhill Festival of Music – 25th May to 30th June
Various venues in Bexhill. The Bexhill Festival of Music, now in it’s 13th year begins on 25th May, with a programme full of events celebrating live music, local talent and internationally renowned performers. For a full list of events visit: www.bexhillfestivalofmusic.co.uk or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/bexhillfestivalofmusic

Festival of Flowers – 25th, 26th, 27th
Venue: Christchurch Methodist Church, Springfield Rd, Bexhill TN40 2BX. 10am-4.30pm Sat and Mon, 2pm-4.30pm Sun. Flowers, music, stalls, refreshments, lunches Sat & Mon, cream teas. Free admission, donations welcome for church funds. For more details email: chriscox60@hotmail.com or visit: www.christchurchmethodist.org

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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