FREE Local Events Guide!
Keep up to date with what’s happening locally in December
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 magazines, 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 EARLY, it’s 14th December 2018.
WESTFIELD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – 1st-31st, 6pm-9pm
Event Location: Westfield, Hastings, TN35. Visit Westfield Village throughout December from 6pm everyday to enjoy a spectacular display of Christmas lights. To date Westfield’s annual light display has raised an incredible £76,754.13 for St. Michael’s Hospice!
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR – 1st December, 9.30am FREE EVENT
Venue: St. Martha’s Church Hall, Little Common. Little Common Horticultural Society are holding a Christmas Craft Fair and coffee morning! The hall is fully accessible with car parking. There will be handcrafted gifts by local artists, including cards, decorations, handbags, knitted toys, children’s clothes, cakes, a raffle and refreshments.
LIGHTS OF LOVE – 2nd, 3pm-4.30pm
Various venues: Bexhill on Sea, Hastings Crematorium, Hastings Old Town, Winchelsea and Ninfield. Each year Lights of Love offers the opportunity to make a tangible act of remembrance for loved ones no longer with us in the form of dedicating a star or heart on a Lights of Love tree. Whether your loved one received the care of St Michael’s Hospice or not, young or old, local or further afield, all can be remembered with Lights of Love. Every year hundreds of people join together in the simple act of writing a personal message on either a star or a heart which cover our beautiful trees (with thousands of dedications). Each star or heart will be placed next to a light on a tree at the location of your choice. For all details of this events please follow this link: St. Michael’s Hospice.
FAMILY SANTA DASH – 2nd December, 10.30 for 11.30am
Venue: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. Fun for the whole family and wheelchair friendly. Choose your distance 2k or 5k and then run, jog, walk, push a push chair or walk the dog. Adults £11.50, Child £6.50 (5-14yrs) and includes a free Santa suit. Prizes for best dressed push chair, wheelchair and dog. Visit: www.bexhill-lions.org for more details.
LIGHTS OF LOVE – 2nd, 3pm
Venue: St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Bexhill-on-Sea (other locations available) This year Lights of Love ceremonies will take place in 9 locations in Hastings and Rother. All services begin at 3pm, with a tree lighting ceremony at 4pm. We will also host a non-religious Lights of Love ceremony at the Hospice on Wednesday 5th December at 6.30pm. For more info or to order additional stars/hearts please contact 01424 456377 or follow this link: St. Michael’s Hospice.
NEW! SANTA’S GROTTO! – Every Saturday, 10am-1pm
Venue: Bagnall Room, Bexhill Caring Community, 25 Sackville Road. Santa’s new Christmassy Grotto, built by his Lions’ helpers, will be open each Saturday in December. Santa will greet children, listen to their Christmas wishes and give them a present. This is the perfect way to start the festive season, so come along and embrace the spirit of Christmas. All proceeds from the £5 per child entrance fee will be used to support good causes. Visit: www.bexhill-lions.org for more details.
CHRISTMAS WEEKEND! – Sat 8th & Sun 9th, FREE ENTRY
Venue: Bexhill Old Town. Meet Father Christmas and his real reindeer. Featuring St. Peter’s Church Christmas Market, traditional carol singing, children’s activities, live entertainment and refreshments. (Ticketing system at peak times for Santa’s Grotto). For more details visit: www.bexhilloldtown.org
TENORS UNLIMITED CHRISTMAS CONCERT – 7th, 7.30pm
Venue: Opus Theatre, Hastings. The ‘Rat Pack of Opera’ will be performing Christmas charity concert in aid of local charity The Little Hands & Art. They will be joined by local choir from Guestling-Bradshaw C.E Primary School. This is fresh from Tenors Unlimited’s recent chart-topping success with “Who is He?” in aid of The Salvation Army which went in at number one on the iTunes classical chart. Tickets: Adults £15; Children under 16, £7.50. To buy tickets please visit: www.tenorsunlimited.com/tour (also available from Waterfalls, Hastings and Hastings Tourist Office, Muriel Matters House, Hastings.)
THEATRE CORNER – Sat 8th, 4:45pm
Venue: Theatre Corner, Ore Village (outside Co-Op). Gather for tree lighting and Christmas songs, then everyone is welcome at the Ore Centre for hot drinks, mince pies and carols by the ‘Oresome Choir’.
CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST – 8th, 11am-4pm, FREE ENTRY
Father Christmas and get a small present (and his elves! Christmas crafts, Writing letters to Father Christmas, who always replies… Decorating gingerbread, Secret Present room – our most popular attraction from last year will also return. This will give all attending children a chance to pick and wrap a present for a special adult in their life! You can also enjoy a raffle, tombola, festive refreshments, face painting, Hospice Retail stall and a collection of Christmas stalls for an extra cost. For more information please contact fundraising on 01424 457959 or or follow this link: St. Michael’s Hospice.
CHRISTMAS PRAISE 2018 – 9th, 6pm, FREE ENTRY
Venue: Christchurch Methodist Church, Bexhill, TN40 2BX. The Christchurch Singers present ‘CHRISTMAS PRAISE 2018’ with Hooe Silver Band. Admission and refreshments: Free with a collection for: Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary.
FESTIVE MARKET – 10th, 3-5.30pm, 20p Entry
Venue: Blacklands Church Hall, Laton Rd, Hastings TN34 2ES. Guided crafts e.g. make your floral decorations, glass painted presents, edible gifts etc. Only £2.00 for youngster’s visit to Santa so bring your camera! Buy your last minute presents. Enjoy eating hot snacks and refreshments.
A PENNY PINCHER’S CHRISTMAS CAROL! (For all ages!)
Performed by ‘It’s Not Us Theatre Company’. Venue: The Albion, Hastings – 12th December at 7.30pm. Venue: Hastings United Football Club – 13th December, 7.30pm. Also at venue: White Rock Hotel (Downstairs Bar) – 20th-24th December, 1.30 & 7.30pm. Cost: Adult £12, Conc £9, Carer £5, Family ticket £32 (2 adults 2 kids/1 adult 3 kids). To find out more details visit: www.itsnotus.co.uk or call: Kate Tym 07985 295373.
LAUGHTER CLUB FOR FAMILIES & 16+ – 2nd & 16th
Venue: Westfield Community Hall, Workhouse Lane, Hastings TN35 4QJ. FAMILY LAUGHTER CLUB, Sunday 2nd December 10-11am. Adults £4, kids £2. LAUGHTER CLUB (aged 16+) Sunday 16th December 10-11:30am. Only £6 with FREE tea, coffee, biscuits and a natter. Follow on Facebook for regular updates: Laughter is the Best Medicine or call: Cat 07816 301110 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
EVENTS LISTED HERE ARE PUBLISHED FREE! Got an event or club that you’d like listed for FREE? Send it by email to: email@example.com or call: 07956 413955. Deadline for the next issue is: 14TH DECEMBER 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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