FREE Local Events Guide!

Keep up to date with what’s happening locally in October

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 be listed in the printed magazine, the free digital download and shared across social media networks too! So what are you waiting for? Email us 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 in your list so that we can keep readers well informed. Deadline for the next issue is 19th October 2018.


Classic Car Show – 6th & 7th, 10am-3pm, FREE EVENT

Venue: Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings. A stunning collection of classic cars and motorcycles up to 1988 (plus later vehicles) will be on display for everyone to enjoy. There are refreshments available nearby and the ‘Street Cruise’ will be showing each day from 1.30pm.

Pure Autumn Art Fair – 6-14th, 11am-6pm, FREE EVENT

Venue: The PowderMills Hotel, Powdermill Lane, Battle TN33 0SP. The PURE Autumn Art Fair is a curated art fair showcasing the brightest upcoming and more established talent selected from an international open entry. It features the work of approximately fifty artists working across all fine art media including painting, drawing, printmaking and more. Visit:

Hastings Oktoberfest – 6th, 2pm-9pm

Venue: St. Mary in the Castle, Pelham Parade, Hastings. Hastings Oktoberfest returns for a 3rd year with plenty of Beer, Bratwurst and Bands! Headliners: Oompah Band DDFK and The Chandeliers with their closing set. Early Bird tickets only £5 (then £8) available from Hastings Tourist Information or online: For further details call: 07817 521677.

Wag this Way – 5k dog walk – 7th, 10am-2pm

Venue: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Calling all dog lovers! This stunning walk is a fantastic opportunity to meet other dog lovers, whilst taking in the natural beauty of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. All fitness levels (both human and pooch) are welcome to take part. £10 per person. Children under 16 go free. All dogs receive a goodie bag. Proudly sponsored by Eldridges Pet Supply. Proceeds to St. Michael’s Hospice. For more event details visit:

Free Electric Blanket Testing – 11th, One Day Only!

Venue: Bagnall Room, Bexhill Caring Community, 25 Sackville Road, Bexhill. Testing is free but donations to Bexhill Caring Community would be appreciated. Murphy Richards discount vouchers will be available for clients. To book an appointment call 01424 215116 between 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. Refreshments will be on sale.

Little Common Horticultural Society – 12th, 7.15pm

Venue : Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close TN39 4SQ. Guest Speaker – Lesley Chamberlain – “Secret Sussex Gardens.” All welcome – non members pay just £2 entrance. Visit: for details.

THE GREATEST SHOW – Songs from Hollywood – 12th, 4.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue: White Rock Theatre, Hastings. ‘The Greatest Show – Songs from Hollywood’ will feature some of the biggest and best loved songs from “The Greatest Show”, “Never Enough” and “Come Alive”, you’ll hear iconic songs in concert from Hollywood movies such as Frozen, Dreamgirls, Dirty Dancing , Shrek, Moulin Rouge, Mamma Mia and more! To book your tickets visit: or please call 01424 462288.

Hastings Bonfire Procession – 13th, FREE EVENT

Venue: Hastings Beach. Spectacular torchlit procession will start from the White Rock (near the Pier), the bonfire and fireworks commemorate the Battle of Hastings and the traditional gunpowder plot. This event coincides with ‘Hastings Week’ which celebrates the Battle of Hastings.

The Big Sing – 13th, 11am-9.30pm, FREE EVENT

Venue: St John’s Church Brittany Road, St Leonards on Sea. Join 20 wonderfully tuneful local choirs and singing groups at St John’s Church, St Leonards on Sea, for this year’s St Michael’s Hospice Big Sing. They will be performing in a variety of different styles in 25 minute slots, the evening culminating in a Massed Messiah at 9pm. For more event details visit:

HASTINGS PIER PARKRUN – 13th, 8.50am-11am

Venue: Hastings Pier. Hosted by Hastings Parkrun, this event is another chance to join other parkrunners! They will once again start and finish on the pier. There will be a lap of the pier, running over the English Channel, before heading out and back onto the prom and then finishing back at the end of the pier. For details visit: or email:

When Peggy met Ella – 14th, 11am, £10pp

Venue: St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. The music of Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald performed by Sarah Mould and Shireen Francis with Mike Hatchard. For event tickets call the Hastings Information Centre: 01424 451111.

Bernini and Baroque Rome – 15th, 2pm (Entry: £7)

Venue: Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA. Amongst the many glories of Rome are the spectacular works of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, friend and confidant of Popes and Princes, a child prodigy whose creative achieve-ments became powerful weapons in a religious and political propaganda war. Lecture by Jo Walton, run by The Arts Society Rother Valley. Enquiries: Kay 01424 775257.

Robert Cray Band – 15th, 7pm, TICKETED EVENT

Venue: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. Five time Grammy award winner and US Blues legend Robert Cray comes to DLWP! Tickets: £29.50, £39.50. Book:

Pumpkin Trail – 27th, 9am-12pm

Venue: St Michael’s Hospice, Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards. Come along to St Michael’s Hospice’s annual Pumpkin Trail. As always this year will be full to bursting with spooky shenanigans! Follow the Witch’s cats (and mice) around the trail, search for the pumpkin pails, collect the pumpkin tokens and exchange them for some wicked treats. Freaky face painting, toy stall and more. £3.50 Per child (includes trail, Witch’s cat competition and refreshments) £1.50 per adult (includes refreshments).  For more event details visit:


Venue: Azur Marina Pavilion, St. Leonards. The Hectic UK Crew will transform the Azur Marina Pavilion into a fully decked out party arena with a brand new Nexo Digital Turbo Sound System, full decor, DMX laser lighting system and spooky Halloween frights and delights. Hectic Halloween is a themed event with prizes for the ‘best dressed couple’, ‘best dressed male’ and ‘best dressed female’. For the full line up and to book tickets:

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Open Day – 27th, 11am-3pm, FREE EVENT

Venue: The Ridge Community Fire Station, Hastings. This is a FREE event, which is a great opportunity for you to find out more about your local fire station, what the role of a professional firefighter involves and to gain vital safety advice. For more details visit:

Halloween Crime Walk – 30th, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Venue and host: The True Crime Museum, Hastings. Take a frightful after-dark tour through the old crime scenes of Hastings! Walk lasts approximately 1 hour 50 minutes with a drink stop. Dogs are welcome on short leads. Parental Discretion is required for under 13’s, children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-booking is essential as there is limited availibility. To book tickets visit: or call 01424 420115.

HALLOWEEN MURDER MYSTERY – 31st, 7-10.30pm, £55PP

Venue: La Bella Vista, Hastings. The Case of the Invisible Corpse! It’s 1835, Edinburgh University is under investigation after the recent case of the infamous Resurrection Men, Burke and Hare. However, new and more deadly things are afoot through the Greyfriars night… What would the police have to go upon if the recently resurrected bodies were to disappear? The victim is invisible and the case is clear. But who? How and Why? Scary Fancy Dress Encouraged. To book please call: 01424 423608 or email:

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:

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:


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.

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 to view the list of local traders. To request information email

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 or go to the Facebook page @kungfuschoolshastings for more details.

AIKIDO Classes for Adults – Japanese Martial Art Form. Classes are held at Bexhill and Sidley. For details call: 07773 676539.

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:

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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:

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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