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Latest news from The Odeon: myLIMITLESS members, get £1 off of your Level Up Combo from tomorrow, including a Super Mario popcor…
Latest update from The Odeon, Hastings myLIMITLESS members, get £1 off of your Level Up Combo from tomorrow, including a Super Mario popcorn tin!🍿 Make sure you book to see[…]Read more
Latest news from White Rock Theatre ‘EXHILARATING…ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS EVER WRITTEN’ – SUNDAY TIMES…
Latest update from White Rock Theatre/strong> 2023-03-29 18:00:33 ‘EXHILARATING…ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS EVER WRITTEN’ – SUNDAY TIMES ‘A TRIUMPHANT EVENING…UNMISSABLE AND UNBEATABLE’ – THE SPECTATOR Don’t miss Blood Brothers[…]Read more
Latest news from The True Crime Museum : Go on a wild goose chase this half term to decode clues and solve puzzles to find where Albumen Yolk…
Latest update from The True Crime Museum 2023-03-29 17:00:03 Go on a wild goose chase this half term to decode clues and solve puzzles to find where Albumen Yolk has[…]Read more
Latest news from Hastings Pride We are very sad to hear of the passing of Paul O’Grady aka Lily Savage….
Latest update from Hastings Pride/strong> 2023-03-29 12:25:46 We are very sad to hear of the passing of Paul O’Grady aka Lily Savage. We will remember Paul fondly as a pioneer[…]Read more
Latest news from East Sussex College: Studying Hospitality & Catering at ESC Eastbourne…
Latest update from East Sussex College 2023-03-29 10:15:01 Studying Hospitality & Catering at ESC Eastbourne 📺 https://youtu.be/yCtqJhNzyaY 💻 https://www.escg.ac.uk/search/?q=hospitality%20catering&course_site=e SourceRead more
Latest news from Morrisons, Hastings: Got some left over roast beef too good not to eat? Whizz up a nostalgic fave post-Mother’s Day with …
Latest update from Morrisons, Hastings Got some left over roast beef too good not to eat? Whizz up a nostalgic fave post-Mother’s Day with rigatoni pasta and a rich and[…]Read more
Latest news from Yates Hastings: Tonight from 9pm, come and have a sing and some great value drinks too!!…
Latest update from Yates, Hastings 2023-03-28 19:24:29 Tonight from 9pm, come and have a sing and some great value drinks too!! 🍺🍺🍺 SourceRead more
Latest news from Hastings Tin Tin’s: We are hosting Ady’s Karaoke tonight as a one off! 8pm start cone get you sing on! And grab a tasty …
Latest update from Hastings Tin Tin’s 2023-03-28 19:14:59 We are hosting Ady’s Karaoke tonight as a one off! 8pm start cone get you sing on! And grab a tasty drink[…]Read more
Latest news from Bottle of Hastings: Have you heard about The Bottle of Hastings Members Club? As a member you are able to earn generous…
Latest update from Bottle of Hastings 2023-03-28 18:06:55 Have you heard about The Bottle of Hastings Members Club? 📣 As a member you are able to earn generous rewards each[…]Read more
Latest news from The Odeon: It’s time to get the band back together! Check out the brand new trailer for #TrollsBandTogether no…
Latest update from The Odeon, Hastings It’s time to get the band back together!🎤🥳 Check out the brand new trailer for #TrollsBandTogether now, coming to ODEON Cinemas this October! SourceRead more
Latest news from Owen’s Hastings: Get ready to rock out with Fire in the Meadow!…
Latest update from Owen’s Hastings 2023-03-28 16:26:40 🔥🎶 Get ready to rock out with Fire in the Meadow! This talented local band will take the stage at the Garden Bar[…]Read more
Latest news from The General Havelock, Hastings: RACE FOR LIFE…
Latest update from The General Havelock Hastings 2023-03-28 13:33:32 RACE FOR LIFE💞 This year The Havelock staff and customers will be coming together and taking part in Race For Life[…]Read more
Latest news from White Rock Theatre Opening next week, ‘one of the best musicals ever written’, Blood Brothers returns to Hastings from …
Latest update from White Rock Theatre/strong> 2023-03-27 22:24:59 Opening next week, ‘one of the best musicals ever written’, Blood Brothers returns to Hastings from Tue 4 – Sat 8 April.[…]Read more
Latest news from Owen’s Hastings: Join us at OWENS’ Garden Bar for a fun night out! Test your knowledge at our Quiz Night on Thursday…
Latest update from Owen’s Hastings 🥳Join us at OWENS’ Garden Bar for a fun night out! Test your knowledge at our Quiz Night on Thursday at 7 pm for just[…]Read more
Latest news from The True Crime Museum : The Trail Of The Golden Goose!
Latest update from The True Crime Museum 2023-03-27 14:47:41 This Saturday at the Museum! SourceRead more
Latest news from The General Havelock, Hastings: TONIGHT…
Latest update from The General Havelock Hastings 2023-03-27 14:38:18 TONIGHT💃🏻 SourceRead more
Latest news from Hastings Source Park: There is no coaching on tomorrow night (Tuesday 28th March) which means the parks will be open 3-7pm…
Latest update from Hastings Source Park 2023-03-27 14:31:23 There is no coaching on tomorrow night (Tuesday 28th March) which means the parks will be open 3-7pm to the public! Book[…]Read more
Latest news from Hastings Tin Tin’s: This Friday Stand Up Comedy Night with a array of talented comedians! Have a drink and order some fo…
Latest update from Hastings Tin Tin’s 2023-03-27 13:33:54 This Friday Stand Up Comedy Night with a array of talented comedians! Have a drink and order some food whilst having a[…]Read more
Latest news from No.EIGHT Hastings: No.EIGHT- Hastings: News
Latest update from NO.EIGHT, Hastings 2023-03-27 13:30:28 SourceRead more
Latest news from East Sussex College: We know that study habits have changed, and more and more people are taking advantage of the conveni…
Latest update from East Sussex College 2023-03-27 11:00:45 We know that study habits have changed, and more and more people are taking advantage of the convenience of studying online. Our[…]Read more
Latest news from Morrisons, Hastings: Lunch times sorted! For the coffee cravers, sushi fans or lovers of a good old fashioned sarnie, we’…
Latest update from Morrisons, Hastings Lunch times sorted! For the coffee cravers, sushi fans or lovers of a good old fashioned sarnie, we’ve got you. Pick up a meal deal[…]Read more
Festivals and all-day events in Hastings 2022
With more and more festivals every year, Hastings is probably the least boring town in the UK.
Queer on the Pier (Sat 30th July, 2022)
Queer on The Pier 2022 A outdoor queer festival celebrating the brilliance of our community in an incredible setting! Showcasing local talent and bringing International drag, cabaret and DJs to[…]Read more
Hastings Storytelling Festival (November 2022)
Hastings Storytelling Festival Spoken word, dance, puppetry, carnival, theatre, conversation or digital media: diverse artists in exciting and accessible venues Most Hastings Storytelling Festival events are free and ALL are[…]Read more
Hastings Bonfire (October 2022)
HASTINGS BONFIRE Bonfire societies from all over Sussex come together to march through the streets of Hastings in a procession of drums, flares and flaming torchlights. Along with a huge bonfire[…]Read more
Hastings Week 2022 (October)
A festival remembering the famous date of 1066 and demonstrating the interest, skill and activity in Hastings TODAY. Website – https://www.1066.net/hastings-week/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hastwk1066Read more
Battle Festival (October 2022, various venues)
Battle Festival is an arts and music festival in Battle, East Sussex. Now in its eleventh year, Battle Festival has quickly become a cultural gem in the South East’s calendar,[…]Read more
PhotoHastings (Sept-Nov 2022)
About Photohastings aims to inspire an appreciation of contemporary photographic art through an annual festival programe, regular e-newsletters, talks, exhibitions, workshops and mentoring. Set up in 2009 and initially working[…]Read more
Hastings Oktoberfest (1st October, Horntyne Park – indoors)
Details Event by Hastings OktoberfestHorntye Park Tickets · £16.76 www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hastings-oktoberfest-2022-tickets-223258611517 BEER. BANDS. BRATWURST We are delighted to announce details for Hastings Oktoberfest 2022: Saturday 1st October 2022 2-10pm at Horntye[…]Read more
Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival (mid-September 2022, The Stade)
What to expect – The Seafood & Wine Festival has grown into one of Hastings’ biggest and most popular events in an already packed calendar. This much-loved foodie festival showcases[…]Read more
Hastings LitFest (September 2022)
What to expect – Writing for writers – Hastings Lit Fest is a festival like no other – a celebration of writing and writers across all the genres. Workshops, talks,[…]Read more
Coastal Currents (September 2022, various venues)
What to expect – A visual arts festival showcasing the creative hubs of Hastings and St Leonards, and featuring the talents of both the local arts community and profiled artists.[…]Read more
Hastings Pride (August Bank Holiday, 2022)
What to expect – A true celebration of all things LGBT+ with a parade and a huge party featuring live bands and DJs Venue(s)/Location – The Oval, Bohemia Road, Hastings[…]Read more
Hastings Old Town Carnival Week (29th July – 7th August)
Old Town Carnival Week is back for 2022. A week of exciting events from Pram Racing to Treasure Trails, Open Houses to Walking Tours, Art Shows to Historical Talks, Live[…]Read more
The Fratcave presents – Beatwave (22-24 July, The Pig, Hastings)
BEATWAVE 2022 The Post-Pandemic 60’s Punk Party by the Sea is back for Round 5! …or is it 6! in fact it should be 7. If you’ve already fallen under[…]Read more
Hastings Fringe, (July 2022, Stables Theatre)
The Hastings Fringe Festival offers theatre performance, local musical talent, comedy and spoken word / poetry. Held throughout July. The idea of running a fringe festival at the Stables was[…]Read more
Hastings Pirate Weekend (15-17th July, 2022)
The date is set for Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th July, all over the town. We have held the Guinness World Record for the most pirates in one place since[…]Read more
St Leonards Festival (9th July, 2022)
A day of free family fun by the sea in this beautiful East Sussex seaside Victorian resort town. This culturally diverse event has something for everyone, including street arts, festival market, live[…]Read more
Hastings Midsummer Fish Festival (25th June 2022, Hastings, The Stade)
Start date: Saturday 25 June 2022 at 9am End date: Sunday 26 June 2022 at 5pm RNLI open day at the festival, see the boats, volunteers on hand to answer[…]Read more
Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival (15th – 19th June, 2022 – various venues)
The Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival originates from an idea from two local Hastonians Chris and Jake. The independent festival showcases a large variety of professional comedians and emerging comics from[…]Read more
Ben & Jerry’s UK – Sundaes On The Pier Festival (Sat 6 August 2022, Hastings Pier)
This summer we’re teaming up with everyone’s favourite ice cream team, Ben & Jerry’s UK and UK event producers Good Life for a brand new music & ice cream festival, situated on[…]Read more
World Crazy Golf Championships, Hastings Adventure Golf, 10-12 June 2022
Hastings Adventure Golf are delighted to announce the details of the 2022 World Crazy Golf Championships. The 2022 competition will be taking place 10th,11th & 12th June. This is seen[…]Read more
Hastings International Composers Festival (20-22 May, 2022, De La Warr Pavillon)
Performing the most exciting classical music being written today This is a unique three-day festival on the south coast of England, which celebrates music of passion and melody created by[…]Read more
Viva La Queens, (2nd June, 2022 – Hastings Pier)
Jubilee weekend – Viva la Queens! Hastings Pier 12 midday – 10pm This is a live music event, where Hastings is celebrating all the queens of music … with an[…]Read more
Love Hastings supports local events
The money raised from local businesses goes into many local events that pull visitors to the town every year.
Hastings Beatles Day
Five Mile Race
Things Love Hastings is great at
As the business improvement district, we work every day on behalf of local businesses to make Hastings a better and safer place.
A SAFER HASTINGS
Love Hastings runs ‘Business Watch’, incorporating ShopWatch and BarWatch for the daytime and night time economies. We are nationally accredited and work closely with the council and the police to keep Hastings safe for businesses and visitors alike.
THE PUBLIC REALM
From Christmas lights and planting schemes to supporting public art projects and trying to get the councils to repair roads and remove graffiti, we care about the look and feel of the town centre and doour best to make it as welcoming and inviting as possible.
The Business Improvement District puts money and time into many annual and one-off events each year – all of which bring vibrancy and colour to the town – as well as attracting thousands of extra visitors.
From free or subsidised training sessions through to lobbying for funding during the COVID crisis – or simply making the town look great with Christmas lights, flowers, and freshly painted railings, the BID is on the side of local businesses.
2022 – 2027 Love Hastings BID business plan
Reasons to vote YES for a second Love Hastings BID term Baseline services agreementRead more
Second term ballot proposals
Pictured: Peter Rolfe, Business Ambassador and John Bownas, BID Manager (click links for what we do) During March, local businesses get the chance to vote on proposals for a second[…]Read more
Is the government’s COVID business support package enough?
December 2021 – Hastings Observer column So, it’s Christmas Eve 2021, and as things stand it’s hard to predict just what the UK will be doing with regards to COVID[…]Read more
UK business needs a BOOST
Action is needed NOW on business rates, VAT, and grants for businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors, as well as for freelancers and the self-employed. We are facing a[…]Read more
Snap survey shows how Hastings will be hit as part of projected £4BN ‘Plan B’ loss predicted for UK hospitality sector
In a snap survey carried out by Love Hastings over half of the hospitality businesses who responded said the current ‘Plan B’ restrictions may cost them an average of around[…]Read more
Hastings shops ask the public to treat staff with respect this Christmas
A recent national poll found that an alarming 38% of shoppers have witnessed violence against shop staff, and this goes alongside industry data showing 450 recorded incidents every day in[…]Read more
The Magic Numbers close Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival’s unplugged Saturday.
Saturday 26th February 2022 8pmThe Brass, HastingsGET TICKETSThe Magic Numbers are a UK-based four-piece formed in late 2002 in Hanwell, west London. Comprising two pairs of brothers and sisters (Romeo[…]Read more
Priory Meadow gets behind the Hospice duck art trail
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre has joined the flock to sponsor a duck as part of Follow That Duck, a live art trail taking place in Summer 2022 from Hastings Old[…]Read more
NOTICE OF AGM: 6pm, 8th December 2021
Love Hastings levy payers are invited to the 2021 AGM of Love Hastings (Hastings Business Improvement District). Alongside the usual business of confirming directors and board responsibilities plus the annual[…]Read more
Does Hastings town centre need a roadmap to the future?
Hastings Observer column November 2021 Over the last two days, as I’ve been swinging above the town centre in the basket of a cherry-picker helping programme the town Christmas lights,[…]Read more
Another five years?
October 2021 – Hastings Observer column As Love Hastings gets closer to a second-term ballot to decide whether the project should extend another five years, more and more people are[…]Read more
Hastings & St Leonards One Town – One Voice
Hastings Observer column – September 2021 ‘Love Hastings’ is a great – but currently flawed – brand. We all love Hastings, there’s no doubt about that. But right now,[…]Read more
Enjoy the best hospitality and fun in the South East
With record-breaking sunshine hours, a history that speaks for itself, and scores of great places to eat, drink and shop, Hastings is a town you might never want to leave.Getting here
To the west of the Hastings seafront, St Leonards is a bohemian area well-known for great little bars and shops.
HASTINGS TOWN CENTRE
Here is where you will find the pier, the White Rock Theatre, and tonnes of great places to shop and have fun – day and night.
Hastings Old Town
With its working fishing beach and iconic black huts, the Old Town is a maze of historic streets where the past meets the present.
The Trinity Triangle High Street Heritage Action Zone is a four year regeneration programme supported by Historic England.
The funding programme is designed to breathe new life into a historic part of Hastings town centre: the Trinity Triangle and America Ground. These areas of Hastings are rich in history and built heritage.
What will you do in Hastings today?
Are you here for a day, a long weekend, or longer? Here’s what you need to know about Hastings and ‘1066 country’.
Hastings Business Improvement District in numbers
What is Hastings BID?
In 2017 Hastings town centre businesses voted to contribute to a fund that would pay for the things that they felt make a real difference to the town.
From Christmas lights and planting schemes around the town to supporting the big local events that draw in vistors and creating a safer environment for people to shop and enjoy themsleves, the BID spends some £200,000 every year on making Hastings look and feel as good as possible.
COVID business grants secured
Here’s who to look out for around the town…
John is equally happy taking an active part in negotiating with the Council for a better deal for the town as he is wielding a paintbrush to tidy up a tatty bollard.
Manager and general all-rounder
It’s a team effort – so if you are a business in Hastings help us to help you by being a part of our mission to make the town the best it can be,
Every business in Hastings
Peter is the friendly face of the town – always to be found on patrol looking for people to help or for things that need to be fixed. He’s a genuine asset to Hastings!
We are always here to answer questions and listen to ideas
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Rock House, Cambridge Road, Hastings, TN34 1DT
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