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WORLD’S SMALLEST THEATRE!… probably – Running until the 1st September
Venue: Hastings Pier. The World’s Smallest Theatre (probably) are performing a kid’s panto ‘Jackie and the Beanstalk’ in a small orange hut on Hastings Pier. Performances are: Wednesdays to Sundays 12pm/2pm/4pm/5pm. It’s approx 35 minutes, a fast paced, laugh-a-minute, modern re-working of a classic children’s story. Admission: Children £4, Adults Free. For more details check out our Facebook page: ‘Jackie and the Beanstalk Hastings Pier.’

FOYLE’S WALK – 4th & 5th, 1.30pm
Venue: Meet at the Shipwreck Museum, Hastings. Enjoy a fascinating ‘war time’ guided walk of approximately 1 hour taking in most of the Hastings TV film locations for this popular TV series. Conducted by Clive Richardson, BTA Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance £4.75 adults, children £3.50 available from the Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road or from the guide on the walk at £5.50 adults, £4.children.

DUBS AT DE LA WARR PAVILION – 11th
“Dubbers” – VW Camper and classic VW car owners – are invited to the De La Warr Pavilion for music, outdoor film screening and a chance to show off their VWs to a big crowd. “Show ‘n’ Shine” from 10am and from 12 noon en- joy music by DJ Wendy May’s Locomotion and live music from Bobby Fuego’s Fat Fingers of Funk. Evening activities prior to a screening of the classic VW movie The Lovebug (1968) at sunset. Car park: £5 for VW Campervans and classic cars. Visit: www.dlwp.com

KAPOW! SUPERHERO CHALLENGE – 12th, 11am-2pm
Venue: Alexandra Park, Hastings. Bring out your alter-ego this Summer at Kapow! Superhero Challenge in aid of St Michael’s Hospice. The 5k course features a range of giant inflatables for you to run, climb or crawl through, bounce over and around. Get your superhero squad together and grab your tickets today! Tickets: www.stmichaelshospice.com/kapow or call Tracey: 01424 457985

PET SERVICE – 12th, 4pm
Venue: St. Laurence Church, Guestling. Let’s enjoy a spe- cial celebration of our pet friends, so bring them along to their own service and after the service we will follow with refreshments. All are welcome.

GARDEN FULL OF CULTURAL DELIGHTS – 12th, 1-5pm
Venue: Burton St. Leonards Gardens. Our yearly festival returns and we are honoured again to share it with our Mayor’s Picnic. Celebrating diverse talents and ethnicities in our area, gentle entertaining experience in our lovely gardens with its slope creating a natural arena. Bring a picnic or buy some tea and cake; Afro Asian or Lebanese food; Will’s Italian Ice-cream. There is a bric-a-brac and second hand book stall. Plus stalls from various pressure groups and faith communities and children games.

CIRCUS VEGAS – 16th-21st (see website for times)
Venue: Glyne Gap field, Bexhill Road, Hastings. Jaw- dropping acts such as high wire walkers, performers from all over the world, Hula Hoop Queen, Quick- Change artistes, Wheel of Death performers, amazing aerialists and a Strong Man who has a 3 ton truck driven over him! The Ultimate Globe of Death stunt riders and all presented by American Ringmaster and Superstar Mexican Clown Edy. Visit: www.circusvegasuk.com

THE LAMB PLAYERS PRESENT ‘AS YOU LIKE IT’ – 17th-19th
Following nine sell out seasons at Lamb House, The Lamb Players play their first season at Fairlight Hall. West End and Broadway favourites Jonathan Broadbent, (My Night With Reg, Donmar), Jessica Regan (Doctors, Long Day’s Journey on Broadway) and Radio 4’s Carrie Quinlan lead the company in Shakespeare’s heart-breaking and hilarious ‘As You Like It’. Picnics encouraged! Book early: 07711 420702 or visit: www.thelambplayers.com

ANNUAL FLOWER FESTIVAL – 17th-19th, 10am-5pm
Venue: St. Laurence Church, Guestling. Theme: Observer’s Books. Refreshments, lunches, tea, coffee, and cakes. Produce and book stalls; tombola. Songs of Praise Service at 6pm on Sunday 19th. Ample free parking; follow signs from A259. All are welcome.

RYE AND DISTRICT COUNTRY SHOW – 18th, 10am-4pm
Venue: Elm Tree Farm, Icklesham. A wonderful family day out. This event includes a traditional horse and dog show, beautiful classic cars and a whole host of children’s games, there will also be a display from the Tigers Army Parachute Display Team! Food and drink and a variety of craft and local produce stalls in the Country Living tent. Entry £5, children under 16 go free. Visit: www.stmichaelshospice.com/ryeshow

FUN HOUSE FESTIVAL – 24th, 10am
Venue: St. Mary in the Castle, Hastings. Families can take part in relaxed drop-in sessions making bespoke t-shirts, badges and Fun House memorabilia. Families can also book on to smaller-scale workshops, at no extra cost, run by local artists and educators. Children will experience printmaking, animation, puppetry, poetry, craft, design and art. Visit: www.musicglue.com/stmaryinthecastle

FLOWER FESTIVAL WEEKEND – 25th-27th, 10am-5pm
Venue: St. George’s Church, Brede. “… a Hundred Years Ago.” With almost 1,500 visitors last year this remains as popular as ever with over 35 themed displays, 20 arrange- ments, refreshments, stalls, trips up the tower and raffle available daily. Art Exhibition. Venue: Brede Village Hall. An exhibition featuring local artists on each day as well.

HASTINGS LITERARY FESTIVAL – 31st-2nd September
Three days of literary and cultural events in Hastings and St Leonards: writers’ workshops, poetry, plays, films, werewolves, book fair, more than 30 authors including Sophie Hannah, Mavis Cheek, Kevin Brooks, Michael Arditti, Rachel Malik, Marnie Riches; writing for Children and Young Adults, Crime fiction, The Pantaloons, London Mozart Players, FREE events for children. Patron: Sir David Hare. Full details and tickets: www.HastingsLitFest.org

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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