Local Events Guide!
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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 March Events Guide is 20th February 2019.
SAD ANNOUNCEMENT: MARRION WELLS FUNERAL
Sad news, Marrion died a short while ago, after her 91st Birthday (if you did not know her, ignore this). Funeral: Tues 5 Feb, 2.30pm at Hastings Crematorium. Arrangements, A. C. Towner, 2-4 Norman Rd, St Leonards. Tel. 436386. Personal flowers only, donations to PDSA or Blue Cross via Towners. No reception arrangements have been made but those present may adjourn to somewhere local.
FRENCH CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL – 2nd, 7.30-9.30pm
Venue: Christ Church, St Leonards-on-Sea Silchester Road, Saint Leonards. Hastings Philharmonic: Marcio da Silva – Baritone, Boyan Ivanov – Clarinet, André Dolabella – Piano Poulenc – Le Bestiaire, Banalités, Sonata for Clarinet and piano, Ravel – Don Quichotte à Dulcinée (Song Cycle) Fauré – Songs Selection Debussy Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano. After joining the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir for a performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy in 2017, André Dolabella comes back for a French music recital joined by Marcio da Silva and HPO’s principal clarinettist Boyan Ivanov. £15.50 (premium seats)/£12.50 Under 18/Students: Free Entry. Tickets: www.musicglue.com
ENGLISH CHAMBER WIND ENSEMBLE – 3rd, 3pm (note afternoon time)
Venue: Vinehall School, Robertsbridge. Beethoven & Mozart, for more details please visit: www.VinehallSchool.com or call: 01580 883092
YELLOW WEEK! 4th–10th
Show your support for the Hospice’s annual awareness week. What will you do? Take a custard bath, bake yellow cakes, get all dressed up in yellow? The choice is yours. Find out more: www.stmichaelshospice.com/yellowweek
THRIFTY COUTURE ART WORKSHOP – 4th-10th, 10am-4pm DAILY
Venue: Rock House, 49-51 Cambridge Road, Hastings. As a sufferer of Narcolepsy with Cataplexy, Sheryl Hall is running a FREE community event to raise awareness for Narcolepsy UK (registered Charity) and to help local people learn fun new thrifty skills to ‘up-cycle’ old footwear. Learn how to transform your old high-heels, boots, trainers into comic book couture! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more details please call: 07495 801620 or keep updated on The Thrifty Wear Comic Books Event on Facebook.
‘CREATING BEAUTY’ – 9th, 3.30pm
Venue: Opus Theatre. Paul Lewis & Polo Piatti in Conver- sation at a ClassicUs Talk. Two of the most in-demand composers in the UK talk informally about their fascinating careers and experiences in the music business, with musical illustrations. A special ClassicUs Event. Tickets £6 from TIC, or www.OpusTheatre.co.uk or on the door. Includes tea and cake. Free of charge for Friends of Opus Theatre.
ROUGH TERRAIN RUN – 10th, Tickets £20
Venue: Wylands Angling Centre, Battle. Tackle 10 adrena- line-fuelled obstacles around a 5km course in the beautiful grounds of Wylands Angling Centre. Sign up and for more details got to: www.stmichaelshospice.com/roughterrain
DATE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM – 14th-16th
Venue: True Crime Museum, Hastings. Minimum age: 18 yrs. A unique Valentines experience featuring notorious criminals who ‘LOVE’ and ‘KILL’ or just ‘LOVE to KILL’! FREE glass of bubbles and ‘Killer Couple Trivia’! A DARK and THRILLING date, in an EERIE, yet ROMANTIC cave setting! For hourly tours starting at either 6pm or 7pm, book online: www.truecrimemuseum.co.uk/events/date-night Event tickets required in advance: £20 per couple.
RATPACK, VINTAGE & MODERN SWING – 15th, 6pm
Venue: Sackville Bistro, Bexhill-on-Sea. 3 COURSE MEAL £29.50pp Sittings for food from 6pm. Live music: 7.30pm. £5pp deposit required upon booking. Call to book: 01424 552900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org For menu details visit: www.sackvillebistro.com
NEW MUSIC & VIDEOS from OLIVA SPLEEN – 15th, 8pm
Venue: Electric Palace Cinema, High Street, Old Town. Homegrown talent Oli Spleen with new music and videos. Oliva Spleen is a fabulous poet and musician, born in Hastings, who challenges gender norms with lyrics that are largely nonspecific to gender. His latest album ‘Gaslight Illuminations’ was recorded after the death of his father John Speer in 2018 and is a departure from the heavy rock and electro feel of his previous projects, instead using orchestral arrangements and a sound which is heavily influenced by the French “Chanson” tradition. Tonight, Oliva will be performing live some of his songs from this special album and screening some of his Lynchian music videos.
PLUS a Hastings Premiere of Andy Wiseman’s new film ‘Positive’ which charts the making of Gaslight Illuminations as well as depicting Oli’s relationship to his father whose influence still informs him. For tickets and other details email: email@example.com
ORGAN CONCERT – 16th, 3-4pm
Venue: St John the Evangelist Church, Upper Church Rd, Hollington. ORGAN CONCERT by Matt Geer (Director of Music & Organist of St Agnes, Kennington Park, London) Donations to St John’s Building Fund & WaterAid
FIT MIX – 16th
Venue: Helenswood Sports Centre, Hastings. Try some fitness taster sessions hosted by inspiring local instructors. From Piloxing, Clubbercise and PIYO to Yoga, Tomboogie and Drums Alive; there is something for everyone! For the full timetable: www.stmichaelshospice.com/fitmix
HASTINGS HERITAGE TRAIL – With exhibition on the 16th, 2-4pm, Free
Venue start point: F. Chambers, Robertson Street (Indoor). Hastings Heritage Trail is an interactive walking tour featuring ten central Hastings locations that have stayed largely unchanged for at least 25 years. The trail has been created by photographer Maxine Beuret. Each location has been chosen for its fascinating history with a focus on design. The trail has 7 outdoor locations and 3 indoor. Suitable for all ages. The Private View for Maxine’s photography exhibition of the trail photographs is on Saturday, Feb 16th, 2-4pm. For more information please visit: www.hastingsheritagetrail.co.uk
TEA CONCERT – 17th, 3pm – £10
Venue: St Barnabas, Sea Road, Bexhill. A wonderful programme of French chansons, German Lieder and Operatic arias with Chiara Vinci – soprano, John Twitchen – tenor and Helen Ridout – piano. A post-Valentine celebration of songs on the theme of Love with floral references. Tickets £10 to include Tea & Cake – tickets available on the website or on the door. www.classicalteaconcerts.com
THE PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW – 18th, 2pm – £7
Venue: Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings TN34 2SA. Mr The Punch and Judy Show: a subversive symbol. Punch has inspired opera, ballet and punk. He is descended from the Italian 15th century commedia dell’arte tradition and even today this Lord of Misrule practises his anarchic slapstick, all the while proclaiming: “That’s the way to do it!” Lecture run by The Arts Society Rother Valley. Visitors welcome (entrance £7). Enquiries: Kay 01424 775257.
SINGING WORKSHOP – 20th, 7.30pm
Venue: Opus Theatre, Cambridge Road, TN34 1DJ. The Telling needs YOU. They are offering a workshop of Spanish and Sephardic song. You can just come to the workshop and enjoy learning some songs, but, if you want, you can also join the group on stage at the concert a few days later, singing a couple of songs during the show. Hastings Choir Harmony One will also take part in the project. No singing experience is necessary. The workshop will be run by The Telling’s singer Ariane Prüssner who lives in Hastings Old Town. She will walk participants through some lovely Spanish medieval and beautiful Sephardic songs. For more details: www.OpusTheatre.co.uk
Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition – 21st Feb-2nd Mar
Venue: White Rock Theatre Hastings, TN34 1JX Tickets for all stages available from the Theatre. For more details please visit: www.HIPCC.co.uk
MUSIC POETRY & VERSE – 22nd, 6-9pm.
Venue: Hastings Museum Cambridge Road TN34 1ET. Join One Hastings Many Voices for an evening of Music, Poetry and Verse from people from various Cultures and Countries. Performers include Oksana and Paul, John Bushridge, Elena Fortuna-Moss, Tom O’Brien, Tom Cole, Jerri-Leigh Brodie and Graham Finch. Call: 07780 572 240 or http://www.hmag.org.uk/
HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC CONCERT – 23rd, 7pm
Venue: Christ Church, St Leonards. Chamber Choir & Baroque Orchestra. Bach Cantatas. Tickets are also available from Hastings Tourist Information. For more details: www.hastingsphilharmonic.com
THE TELLING – 23rd, 7.30pm
Venue: Opus Theatre, Cambridge Road, TN34 1DJ. Blurring the boundaries between a concert and a play, professional music group The Telling are back in Hastings, bringing their acclaimed “heart-stopping” show Into the Melting Pot to Opus Theatre. The Telling is committed to bringing different music shows to Hastings and St Leonards.
FILM SCREENING – 21st, 7pm – £5
Venue: The Pig’s Palace, 37 White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JL. The film screening is of ‘The Naked Civil Servant’ is a biography, comedy and drama, telling the story about the life and times of Quentin Crisp. An outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England. Starring John Hurt, Liz Gebhardt, Patricia Hodge. Tickets are £5 each and all profits will be donated to ‘Seaview’, which is a charity that helps homeless people in Hastings.
SHARP COUNTRY MARKET – 22nd, 10.15am
Venue: All Saints Church Hall, top of All Saints Street, Old Town. Shin & elbow pads advised. Pies, cakes, perhaps veg, sewn and knitted items, etc., all grown or made locally. Tea/coffee, a cake and a chat.
HOTSHOT SOUNDS – 23rd, 8.30pm-12pm FREE ENTRY
Venue: Royal Albert, 293 Battle Road, St Leonards TN37 7AP. Hotshot Sounds play a selection of vinyl, consisting of Ska, Boss Reggae, Punk, 2tone and Mod music from the early 60’s to the present day.
WILKO JOHNSON BAND – 2nd March, 7pm for 8pm
Venue: De La Pavilion, Bexhill. Wilko Johnson Band feat Norman Watt-Roy and Dylan Howe and with special guest Glenn Tilbrook! Box Office No: 01424 229111 or book online: www.dlwp.com/event/wilko-johnson Doors: 7.00pm / On-Stage – 8.00pm. Tickets – £30.00 advance.
SATURDAY FLEA MARKETS – 2nd March, 10am-4pm
Venue: Isabel Blackman Centre (RVS), South Street, St. Leonards on Sea, TN37 6AP. Vintage goods, homeware, bric-a-brac and quality second hand goods. Come along on the 1st Saturday of every month incl. 6th July; visitors always welcome. For more details please visit facebook: Retrobella13
LIVE MUSIC! – 9th Mar 6.30 for 7pm
Venue: St Clement’s Church, Swan Terrace, Hastings Old Town TN34 3ES. ‘Have I Got Tunes for You!’ Christopher Beaumont, xylophone and Derek Carden, piano accompani- ment. Music to include works by Sir Patrick Moore CBE (a mini-talk will be given on this topic) and other well- known favourites. Tickets £10, Concessions £5, on the door, by email or in advance from TIC Breeds Place (50p fee). Tea/coffee, wine, nibbles during interval for donation. Email: M.Plumbe@BTInternet.com or call: 01424 713737.
WOMEN! HAVE YOUR SAY DAY! – 3 FREE EVENTS
Venues: Langney Village Hall, 7th March, Seaside Community Hub, 8th March, Hampden Park Community Centre, 9th March. All event times: 1.30-3.30pm Come along and give your views! Have your say! Free afternoon tea, free raffle, to book and for more details call: 01323 886171 or visit: www.wayfinderwoman.com/events
JUNK STREET VEGAN EATS – 31st, 5-9pm
Venue: The Townhouse Bexhill. Come along and enjoy Veganuary Takeover, follow in social media: @junkstreetveganeats
THRIFTY COUTURE ART WORKSHOP – 4th-10th FEBRUARY, 10am-4pm DAILY
Venue: Rock House, 49-51 Cambridge Road, Hastings. As a sufferer of Narcolepsy with Cataplexy, Sheryl Hall is running a FREE community event to raise awareness for Narcolepsy UK (registered Charity) and to help local people learn fun new thrifty skills to up-cycle their old footwear. Learn how to transform your old high-heels, boots, trainers into comic book couture! Light snacks and refreshments provided. For more details call: 07495 801620.
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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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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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