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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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/hastwk1066

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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,[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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,[…]

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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.[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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 Bonfire

Pirate Day

Pride

Fat Tuesday

Bike 1066

Hastings Beatles Day

Five Mile Race

Coastal Currents

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.

EVENTS SUPPORT

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.

SUPPORTING BUSINESSES

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.

BID News

2022 – 2027 Love Hastings BID business plan

Reasons to vote YES for a second Love Hastings BID term Baseline services agreement

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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Love Hastings

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[…]

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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,[…]

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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[…]

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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,[…]

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ABOUT HASTINGS

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
St Leonards-on-sea

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.

More news from Love Hastings

NEWS PAGES
Trinity Triangle

Heritage
Action Zone

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.

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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’.

Hotels and B&Bs

Hastings on Tripadvisor

Pubs and bars

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Restaurants and takeaways

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Music and entertainment

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Shops

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Walks and cycle-rides

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Hastings Business Improvement District in numbers

Businesses

Annual investment

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

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The team

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.

John Bownas

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,

YOU

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!

Peter Rolfe

Business Ambassador

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Hastings events guide: Sat 17th to Friday 23rd December 2022With Christmas almost upon us what better excuse is there to get out and have a good time?So here’s the weekly run-down of what’s on offer around Hastings this week. And what a week it is!As ever, we bet we’ve missed something… so if you spot a gap where you know a show should be simply add it to the big gig calendar at hastingsflyer.com/get-listed/====================Saturday arguably starts with some of the late-night Friday fun that runs past midnight at The Pig and The Brass. Check out the former for hip-hop or DNB action, or the latter for something more emo/pop-punk/nu-metal.But for those who want to start a little later in the day why not fly by the festive market at The Fountain on Queens? It’s not a gig, but it’s a great pub, and alongside veggie goulash & stroganoff bowls, mulled wine and brandy hot chocolate you’ll be able to browse 16 magnificent stalls situated over two floors featuring art – cards – cushions – prints – jewellery – vintage – ceramics – clothing – beauty … and more.Or should you be up for some theatrical entertainment it’s the opening performance of ‘Honk!’ at The Stables Theatre in Old Town. This promises to be a delightful and very funny show… a celebration of being different, which is sure to lift all your spirits this Christmas.A young, talented, energetic ensemble cast bring ‘Honk!’ to Hastings this Christmas. The play has been a winner of both Tony and Olivier Awards and has been described as: “A marvellously funny, frequently touching, and constantly magical theatre piece.” Check the Stables Theatre website for performance days and times.Music for the weekend kicks off at 4pm at The Albion in George Street with the regular unplugged Saturday session, this time featuring some Latin-surf from the irrepressible Danny Britain and his band – Poco Mondo!A couple of hours later at 6pm pile into The Jenny Lind and get up to the front for Dead Man’s Corner. This three-piece rock band is fronted by Steve ‘Boltz’ Bolton, who has played with household names including The Who, Paul Young, Rick Wright, Dave Gilmour, John Otway, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Belinda Carlisle.Oscars on the Square in St Leonards is a little gem of a venue next door to Goat Ledge café, and tonight they host ‘When the sun goes down’ – featuring Hastings’ top talent playing you the very freshest dance music, with live percussion & sexy saxophone. Expect music genres including: Disco, Disco House, Funky House, House, and Tech House. 7pm – 10pm.Or just around the corner it’s big time Christmas party time at The Piper, with ‘Large 90s’ – featuring Ilona Love and Danny Rampling at the controls. This one runs from 8pm to 3am and is just £15 for the night.Over in the town centre at The Clarence you’ll find Four Teas and Sugar playing some unusual but still popular cover songs from across the decades mixed with a smattering of original tunes... prepare to be delighted, surprised, and entertained.The Pig will have dusted itself down for a second night of antics, and their Saturday offering kicks into play at 8pm and runs through until 2am. This is the second instalment of the free entry ‘We are the underground’ nights, and it promises to showcase the finest underground house music the scene has to offer, with resident DJs alongside Special guests, including Mulla, XPander, Jayem, Andy Green, and Nick Keeling.For a very different vibe check out Tin Tin’s in Robertson Street, where Fire in the Meadow will be throwing down some Irish, English and American folk tunes alongside a slew of original songs that will be sure to get the crowd dancing between 8am and 11pm. Free entry.Then again, should burlesque be more of your thing why not head to The Nest in Old Town for ‘The Nights of Serendipity’ – a regular monthly show that is proving increasingly popular and is a steal at £10.If you’ve not tried ‘Forbidden Fruit’ on the seafront in St Leonards just along from Warrior Square then maybe tonight would be a good night to start to check out the lovely vocals of Sam Solace?Or should you crave something a lot more punk-oriented then get yourself over to The Dolphin in Old Town, where Urgent Orange will be lighting up the pub with punk, post-punk, new wave and ska classics.It will be rock-city at The Carlisle tonight with Sacrilege back in the venue for a much-anticipated return. This is one of the best original rock bands on the circuit, and not to be missed! Kick-off is 9pm and runs to midnight.Having put away the market stalls The Fountain on Queens will be rolling back the carpets to get the dancing started at Blair and Friends make sure you are never more than a yard or so from a storming hit tune. This is free entry and the music runs 9pm to 11pm.Then down at The Brass it’s everyone’s favourite silent disco… get there early to grab your headphones for a £10 deposit and dance away the night to tbe best and worst of Christmas classics. 10pm – 1am.----------------Spun Glass is a new children’s theatre for Hastings, and the premier their first run of shows today as ‘The Christmas Spirits’ gets its first performance at 10am at the Mini Playhouse at 26 White Rock. The series rund from 18-22 December with start times at 10am, noon, and 3pm.Aimed at 0-5 year-olds plus their parents, the show promises to be a captivating festive performance infused with original music, storytelling, and visual treats in a specially designed child-friendly theatre space.Babies and children free, adults ‘pay what you can’.Music on Sunday is on hand as ever, and if you fancy an afternoon of foot-tappin’ Texas Boogie, authentic Country and dance-floor Western Swing then the Jenny Lind is the place to be from 4pm to 6pm with The Long Haul taking over the stage.Or if you want to catch King Size Slim’s only Christmas show this year get yourself to The Stag from 5pm to 8pm for some heavyweight roots that echo from the Cajun bayous.Another local legend, Sister Suzie, will be down the road at The Nelson at the same time (5-8pm), and it’s her staff Christmas party so she’s set the dress-code as ‘Santa’. Expect a sea of red coats and white beards alongside Suzie’s powerful swinging blues.For those who really want to rock out then the Carlisle will be the place to be as Clear Water will be knocking any remaining cobwebs from the ceiling with their brand of original hard rock from 5pm.Whilst for jazz lovers it has to be The Fountain on Queens, where yet another champion of the local live music scene, award-winning vocalist and keyboard player Liane Carroll will be ‘down the pub’ and wowing everyone as usual from 6pm to 9pm.At Tin Tins in Robertson Street you’ll find Lily Kim singing some of her solo songs with backing from fellow band member from Message From The Ravens, Siddy Bennett – that’s from 7-10pm.And down at the Albion in Old Town Sam Wills and The Jam Collective will be making a very welcome return and will be bound to pull in a big crowd in this pre-Christmas special that celebrates the unexpected and improvised nature of the classic jam session from 7pm to 10pm.To round the night off there will be a vinyl-only playlist spinning at The Jenny up until close.----------------Monday 19th seems to see most venues taking a well-earned breather after such a packed weekend – but you can still take the little ones to see The Christmas Spirits down at the Mini-Playhouse if you have the energy.¬----------------On Tuesday 20th December the infamous Steve Didge & Henry Open Mic night will be opening it’s doors for the regular Tuesday night show at The Cactus Hound in Western Road, St Leonards – 7-10pm with in-house PA, Amps, Piano, Cajon and Guitar available.Another Tuesday regular with an open-mic vibe is the Stag Inn’s traditional folk session (7.30 – 10pm). Musicians, singers and audience are all very welcome. Either turn up on the night or feel free to pre-book.The Old Town also has a very good-sounding Christmas special at the Jenny Lind tonight, with music from rising stars Kinsella and Elisha Edwards plus comedy from firm-favourite, Sam Willett.Heavily influenced by the creative scene in Hastings and her love of R&B, soul and hip hop, Kinsella has been busy releasing new music over the past few years that has earned her loads of radio airplay and sessions.Elisha Edwards is an emerging artist and singer/songwriter whose honest lyrics and sweet/soulful tones influsenced by the best of Jazz, Soul and R&B make her one to listen to – and watch.And the theatre lovers out there – don’t forget about Honk! at the Stables Theatre.----------------Theatre takes centre stage at The Crown House Regency Rooms in St Leonards on Wednesday 21st Dec 2022, as The Penny Pincher’s Christmas Carol comes to town. This is a perennial favourite – a feel-good Christmas adaptation of Dicken’s classic tale of Christmas redemption where you can expect the usual mix of ‘on brand’ Dickensian humour, topical gags and slap-stick shenanigans with Kate and John’s own irreverent, Hastings-centric, spin!Shows at at 1.30pm and 7pm – tickets available on Eventbrite.Everyone’s favourite Hastings Jazz singer, Liane Carroll plays another pre-Christmas show this week, this time at one of her most regular haunts, Porters Wine Bar in Old Town. If you get there early enough you might be lucky enough to get a seat. 7-9pm.Lily Kim and Siddy Bennett are back again tonight – but this time with the full band. Message From The Ravens are releasing their new single ‘Jupiter’s Tears’ with a party at The Printworks in Claremont (entrance in Gotham Alley). It’s 7pm to 10pm and what better way to spend the Winter Solstice? Tickets are £6 from Eventbrite.But if you do fancy something more theatrical (and maybe you have already seen Honk!) then head to Bexhill and check out Elf The Musical at De La Warr Pavilion.Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. A wonderfully funny festive family musical event, just in time for Christmas!Event Timings:Wednesday 21st December – 7pmThursday 22nd December – 1.30pm & 7pmFriday 23rd December – 1.30pm & 7pmSaturday 24th December – 1.30pmFor those who aren’t quite sure what they want to see tonight we’d recommend The Barvard Bar at Kino Teatr in St Leonards.The Bavard Bar…is a night where three fabulous ‘bavarders’ share three distinct passions. From meteorite hunting to crop-circles, circuit-bending to the James Bond theme on Kazoo, you never know what (or who) you’re going to hear as passions (and speakers) are kept secret until the night.Each evening is liberally mixed with nonsense, including the KP Lite, Oojah Kappivvy, Bohemia Road and ‘Make it Stop’. With music from Piano Man Dan playing songs themed around the night’s passions, plus bav-artistry and not one but two intervals.All compered by your host, MC Tim B’vard - plus ‘Simon & The Pope & More’ will be doing an ‘Avant Bavard’ in the gallery from 6:00pm. So come early and check them out.If you fancy putting on your dancing shoes and celebrating the Tango it could be a good idea to swing into The White Rock Hotel from 7.30pm – 11pm where Milonga Mar de Abrazos is Hastings’ weekly Argentine Tango Social Night. Dancers will get an introduction and themed practice included in their £5 entry fee. Non-dancers can watch and enjoy the spectacle for just £2.Lastly for tonight, if you are feeling in the mood for a good old fashioned pub quiz then The Pig is the place to be. Teams of up to six people with a £2 entry fee per person, and prizes… including a booby prize for last place.----------------On Thursday 22nd December you can continue to enjoy The Christmas Spirits, Honk! and The Penny Pincher’s Christmas Carol.Or alternatively there is a Christmas quiz night at The Brass where you can find out if you are smarter than Father Quiz-mas.So brush up on your festive knowledge and have a jolly ol’ time!The quiz begins at 7.30pm and teams are a minimum or two people with a maximum of six, with £2 entry fee per person. Please book tables via Instagram, Facebook or e-mail.ElectricPalace in Old Town is showing Muppet Movie and MOONAGE DAYDREAM from Thursday to Saturday.Porters Wine Bar has another live music night on offer, this time with perennial favourites Piers Foster and Logan Wilson. These two exceptional singer-songwriters always deliver the goods. 7-10pm.And at Oscars on the Square you can enjoy some light-hearted light music for easy radio listening and a soft shoe shuffle featuring Jude Montague, Matt Armstrong, Danny Brittain, and Andy Crookes from 8pm to 11pm.If you’ve got what it takes get down to The Pig and showcase your talents at their regular Pig Open Mike. Hosted by James and Dr. Jules, There are 15-minute slots available from 9 p.m. until midnight. The venue has 3 mics, acoustic and electric guitars, piano keyboard, cajon and a hi-hat. Come down early to book a slot.Or should you crave all things house, techno, garage, DnB or Jungle you’ll need to get along to the Trinity Townhouse, where ‘good juju’ will be presenting DJs Lemur Beats, Knewmi, and Atmospheric Derek. It’s free entry with a 9-10pm happy hour and runs 8am to 2am.----------------To round off the week before the Christmas weekend, Friday 23rd December 2022 has a lot in store.The Printworks Christmas Party will be a special event, as it features the brilliant someone/anyone – who for those not ‘in the know’ is one of the best mixes of soul, jazz, funk and indie guitar you are ever likely to come across. Singer Harry Osborne has recently returned from touring the USA as part of The House of Love, and the band’s shows are always something a bit special. Support is from Borough Council and Tim Eason will be the DJ for the night. 7pm doors through to 4am. Tickets from Eventbrite.The Liane Carroll trio will be belting out jazz standards at Kino Teatr from 7.30-10.30pm, with Liane joined on stage by Roger Carey on bass and Russell Field on drums. Tickets for this one are £22 from the venue website or Ticketsource.Classic songs of a different style are the order of the day at The Brass, as Bootleg Blondie roll into town for 90 minutes of all the band’s biggest hits – followed by a banging 80s and 90s club night from 7.30 to 10.30pm.BOOTLEG BLONDIE are the world’s No.1 official Debbie Harry and Blondie tribute band, established in 2001 and have played the infamous CBGB club in New York City, the Isle of Wight Festival, the Shepherds Bush Empire, London’s 100 Club and the legendary Hammersmith Palais and appear regularly at many top venues and festivals in the UK, Europe and around the world.Trinity Townhouse features a stellar line-up of house stars, featuring JAZZY M, MY3GO and BAD MUTHA FUNKA.This is an intimate gig to get up close and personal to a true legend of the house music scene. Limited tickets available (£7 - £10), So don’t be disappointed and get yours early. Doors at 9pm.Last but not least, at The Crypt, Four Corners Music invites V-Recordings to celebrate the release of Melinki and Macca’s debut EP on the seminal label.Melinki & Macca - Umax b2b Elmstreet (v classics set) - Saint dubs - Deefa & Bruno Mc Super earlybirds sold out. Limited £8 earlybirds available. £10 final release. £15 OTD (10pm – 1am) ... See MoreSee Less
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Love Hastings
We have been following and championing Nova Twins since we first saw them play at The Carlisle and The Printworks a few years ago... look how far they have come! Still always good to bump into them around town...‘Band of the Year’ !! 🥹🥹 Thank you so much Kerrang! You have backed us since day one! We remember hoping when we first started out as a band that one day, we would grace the cover and now we’ve been on 2, but this time its physical print! 🫢🫢 we’ve had one of the best years of our lives and this was the cherry on top! Thank you all for supporting the scene, coming out to shows, streaming new music and championing bands like ourselves, none of us would be here without you! Love you ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 www.kerrang.com/nova-twins-are-officially-the-band-of-the-year-only-in-the-new-issue-of-kerrang📸: cover shot by the incredible Federica Burelli ... See MoreSee Less
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