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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 printed magazine listings for the May Events Guide is 19th April 2019.

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MARCH

PETE PRESCOTT ON MOTHERING SUNDAY – 31st, 2-5pm
Venue: No. 48 Bexhill, 48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill. This is a special afternoon to celebrate Mothering Sunday with Pete Prescott, the man who will be hosting the Beatles Day a week later at The White Rock. Pete will be performing some soul and swing hits, covering the likes of Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Matt Monroe, Frank Sinatra… To avoid disappointment please call to book: 01424 736600.

APRIL

A TOWN EXPLORES A BOOK – 4th-22nd
Venue: St. Leonards. Annual literature festival-with-a-difference during the Easter holiday. #ATownExploresABook is a lively creative enquiry into what place heritage writing has in contemporary life. The chosen book this year is Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe on the tercentenary of publication. Join artists, community groups and young people in the community for exhibitions, shop window displays, outdoor art, performance: eighteen days of extraordinary exploration in the indoor and outdoor nooks and crannies of town. All the details are online: www.ATownExploresABook.com

MONTHLY SEAGULL MEET-UP – 5th, 10.30am-12.30pm
Venue: NUR Restaurant & Lounge, 13 Robertson Street, Hastings TN34 1HL. This is a great opportunity for local business people to come together, meet one another and talk about their businesses and services. Guest speakers will be Chris Beveridge of 1066 Cards and Near2Me, Nicole Barrett, friend, colleague and business mentor and of course myself. I’ll be speaking about the Monthly Seagull Magazine, it’s services and how we’re doing, I’ll also be speaking about being a local Kung Fu Instructor and singer. I hope you can join us, even if you don’t run your own business and you’re thinking of becoming self employed or want to talk about promoting an event locally come along and enjoy a coffee and a cake for £5 in this beautiful and relaxed setting. It’ll be interesting and fun. Here’s the link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1028294227367750/

CARMINA BURANA – 6th, 7pm
Venue: St. Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings TN34 3AF. The Choir & Percussion Ensemble perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, presented by the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra. Call for more details: 01424 715880.

WEALDEN CONSORT – 6th, 7.30pm, £10 on the door
Venue: All Saint’s Church, Old Town, Hastings. Wealden Consort, Director: Cormelis Taekama, Accompanist: Dr. Michael Robertson. Music by Bach, Rutter, Lotti, Brahms and some English Madrigals. Tickets £10 on the door. Proceeds in aid of parish funds.

HANDEL’S MESSIAH – 6th, 7.30pm
Venue: St Marys Church Battle. High Street. Battle Choral Society present Handel’s Messiah. Tickets £15 at the door or from Raggs or The Crafty Norman, Battle High Street.

HASTINGS & ST. LEONARDS BUNNY HOP 2019 – 6th-22nd, 9.30am-6.30pm Venue: Magdalen Road, St. Leonards on Sea, TN37 6EG. EASTER EGG HUNT, EGG DECORATING & THE BIG EGG ROLLING CONTEST, FACE PAINTING & EASTER CRAFT WORKSHOP. Easter Market, tea and cakes at the Hot Cross Bun Cafe, bouncy castle and visit to ‘Chocolate Land’ and much, much more! Bring the biggest carrot competition – Win a GIANT Rabbit teddy. All carrots will be measured on our carrot-o-meter and added to our leaderboard! Single admission Ticket £15.00 (3 years and over). Under 3’s – FREE. Family Ticket £50.00 (2 adults, 2 children). For more info visit: www.bunnyhop2019.co.uk

EASTER EGG HUNT – 6th-21st, 10am-5pm
Venue: Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Bohemia Road, Hastings. Join us for our cracking, free Easter Egg Hunt at Hastings Museum to make your school holidays egg-celent! (For ages 12 and under). For more details of this event and more please call: 01424 451052.

KINGS ROAD STREET MARKET – 6th, 10am-4pm
Venue: Kings Road, St. Leonards. Come and join us for our first fabulous Street Market in 2019! With entertainment, street food, produce, craft stalls and much more! If you are interested in trading at Kings Road or at another of our events head over to our website at www.sussexconcepts.co.uk for details on prices and how to apply. We look forward to seeing you there!

VANTASTIC, 7th April – 11am-3pm, FREE ENTRY
Venue: Aspens, Roebuck Centre, Roebuck Street, Hastings, TN34 3BB. Roebuck Enterprises presents ‘Vantastic – a day of VW campervans’, market stalls, food, drink and live music courtesy of Admiral Finns, all in aid of World Autism Awareness Week (Apr 1-7). If you want to bring a VW Campervan to show please apply to: michael.mahon@aspens.org.uk All proceeds will be used to support Adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. Visit: facebook.com/Roebuck1066.

BEATLES DAY – 7th April, 12noon-10.30pm
Venue: White Rock Theatre, Hastings. Non-stop show of acts of all ages performing the Beatles or Beatles related songs. Folk, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Pop, it’s all there. All musicians, volunteers and organisers give their time for free. ALL the money raised goes to MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT. So far we have raised £277,000! This will be the last year managed by Beatles Day founder and musician Pete Prescott. Book tickets on this link: White Rock Theatre or call the Box Office: 01424 462288.

TRADITIONAL JAZZ NIGHT – 12th, 7.30pm
Venue: St Matthews Church Centre, Café Caricature. Two-course supper. £13 members, £14 guests (welcome) Essential to book at least the day before, please call: Louise 01424 714222.

SAMMY LOU SINGING LIVE! – 13th, 7-11pm
Venue: No. 48 Bexhill, Devonshire Road, Bexhill. Come along and join in the songs! Enjoy an evening of entertaining music, dancing and delicious food. It’s always a welcoming atmosphere and everyone is well looked after by Andy and the staff. Sammy sings songs from the 40s to the present day including Doris Day, Vera Lynn, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Adele and more! To book call: 01424 736600

WIND IN THE WILLOWS – 13th 1pm &14th, 1pm & 6pm
Venue: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. Performing arts is back with their brand new production Wind in the Willows. this musical stage adaptation has been created by George Stiles and anthony Drewe, all singing all dancing production, appealing to the whole family. For ticket prices and to book call the Box Office: 01424 229111 or visit: www.dlwp.com

VERDI, LA TRAVIATA – 12th & 13th, 7.30pm
Venue: White Rock Theatre, Hastings. Opera South East Pre-show talk, free to ticket holders, 6pm. Saturday 13th; tickets £21, £17, £13 from the Box Office: 01424 462288 or online: www.whiterocktheatre.org.uk and for full info visit: www.operasoutheast.org.uk

EDWARDIAN ELEGANCE – 15th, 2pm, Entry £7
Venue: Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA. Art, high society and fashion! The sumptuous society portraits of John Singer Sargent, Philip de Laszlo, Giovani Boldini and others defined the “look” of the Edwardian period. We will explore the opulent lifestyle of these artists’ aristocratic and nouveaux riches patrons. Lecture by Mary Alexander, run by The Arts Society Rother Valley. Visitors welcome. For more details call: Kay 01424 775257

EASTER EGG HUNT – 19th, 11am-1pm, £3 per child
Venue: Robin Hood in Icklesham, Main Road TN36 4BD. Complete the trail to win an Easter Egg. Every competing child wins a chocolate egg/bunny. Suitable for children up to 12 years. Plus tombola and adults and children’s egg rolling contest – bring your own decorated HARD BOILED egg and see if it survives the descent down to the bottom of the hill. Please let us know if you would like to come so that we can speak to the Easter Bunny to make sure we have enough eggs!

COMMUNITY LIBRARY MASSIVE BOOK SALE – 23rd, 9.30am-12.30pm Venue: Community Centre, Shepherds Close, Little Common. There will be refreshments, cakes and a raffle as well as the library being open for people to join and take books out on the same day. There is no cost to being a member. Volunteers will be on hand to chat to. Everybody is welcome.

SUSSEX CONCERT ORCHESTRA – 28th, 7.30pm
Venue: St. Peter’s Church, Church Lane, Bexhill. TN40 2HE. Sussex Concert Orchestra presents Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Haydn Horn Concerto no 2 in D and Mozart Symphony no 41 ‘Jupiter’. Conductor: Kenneth Roberts, Horn soloist: Trevor Denyer. Tickets £12 in advance from Second Spin, Sackville Road, Bexhill, call: 01424 210894, by phone from Holden & Co. 01424 722422 or from the website: www.sussexconcertorchestra.org £15 on the door, under 16s free.

BLOOM BRITANNIA, ACT 1 – 28th, 5-6pm
Venue: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. Barefoot Opera presents a preview of a new people’s opera, ‘Bloom Britannia’, Act 1. Composer: Orlando Gough, Librettist: Stephen Paice, Director: Polly Graham Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez. Advance tickets are available by donation – please pay what you can – from the DLWP website; www.dlwp.com

MAY

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.

Bexhill Choral Society – Rutter Requiem, 11th May 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

EVENTS LISTED HERE ARE PUBLISHED FREE! Have you 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 printed magazine is: 19TH APRIL 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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