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Alphabetical list of up and coming events in the Hastings area

There are a wide variety of local events taking place throughout the year. The listings are updated regularly so check back here for the latest events taking place today, this weekend, this month, or up and coming in 2016.

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Adam Ant

The erstwhile 80s pop pin-up plays his brand of post-punk and dandy pop.

3 Dec at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Ålesund + Riz Maslen

18 Oct at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


All American Comedy Line-up

One in the eye comedy and the Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival presents for one night only.

"The All American Line up"

Russell Hicks And observational Masterclass from one of L.A. magazines top 10 comics to look out for in the world. A regular feature of the Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival and an act you'd wise not to miss.

Tim Renkow Tim is a successful Stand up comic, writer and star of BBC Three's "Jerk" He has beautifully crafted material, some killer one-liners and he plays in the comedy dark side as if he has night-vision goggles' ???? Scotsman

Al Lubel (Headliner) Won the $100,000 Comedy Grand Prize on Star Search. Doing the Tonight Show was a big childhood fantasy, so Al auditioned and became one of the last comics to appear with Johnny Carson. Al went on to do six more Tonight Show appearances with Jay Leno and made five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman. Al Lubel is a terrifically funny comedian. David Letterman

Compère for the evening and effortlessly holding it all together is the super talented Robyn Perkins. ???? "A golden performer whose charisma alone on stage is refreshing." (Voice Magazine)

???? "Sharp, insightful, touching,but above all really, really funny." (Three Weeks)

????? "Hosted by the exceptionally charismatic Robyn Perkins, she boasted an impressive confidence and quick wittedness that allowed her to contend with whatever was thrown at her by the audience." (Voice Mag

Join us for a incredible Top American Line up of stand up comedy at the Albion, George street Hastings on November 14th at 8pm.

Thanks to our local Sponsors Rumbustian, Doms Ice cream and the Albion for your support.

In association with the Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival

14 Nov at Albion Hastings, Hastings


All Mod Cons Uk Tour 2019

All Mod Cons, the acclaimed tribute act to the Jam since 1989 will play their 10th and last UK tour with support from UK power-pop band Proper. Last chance to catch All Mod Cons's supercharged set in this country!

18 Oct at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Andrew Weatherall

The Guvnor - say no more

2 Nov at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Average White Band

The funkiest band ever to come from Dundee, or Scotland for that matter. They still recapture that Sly Stone/Isley Brothers summer spirit in their current set.

17 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Bach In Focus-Piano Recital

Hastings Early Music Festival presents* Bach '***In Focus'***. Pianist Jan Rautio* explores Italian connections in a coffee concert of JS Bach’s music, mirroring the theme of the ‘Concert by Candlelight’.  

Jan Rautio was born in Russia and studied at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. He works as a soloist, chamber musician, composer and conductor. His work has taken him to many performance venues across the UK, Europe, Russia and the USA. Notable performances include Edinburgh Festival, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall, Palazzo Borghese in Rome, the Yusupov Palace in St Petersburg, Hambacher Musikfest in Germany, and the Charleston International Piano Series. 

Performer

Jan Rautio

Programme

J.S. Bach, after Alessandro Marcello: concerto in d-minor, BWV 974

J.S. Bach “Italian Concerto” in F-major, BWV 971

J.S. Bach, after Antonio Vivaldi: concerto in a-minor, BWV 593 (transcription for piano by Jan Rautio)

Press:

“Rautio’s playing had a flowing quality that was almost Debussyan” 

**Evening Standard

“Jan Rautio leads performances notable for their buoyancy and vivacity.”

Gramophone

Tickets:

General admission: £10 online 

under 16/students/jobseekers: free 

Tickets available online and at the door.

Hastings Festival Office: 01424 433132

Unreserved seating

18 Oct at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Battel Bonfire & Firework Display

Traditional annual Bonfire Night celebrations with a torchlight procession and firework display organised by the Battel Bonfire Boyes. Fireworks begin at 9pm.

2 Nov at Battle High Street, Battle


Beloved Clara – A Tale of Love and Loss

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition presents-

a Hastings International Piano Fundraiser

Beloved Clara - A Tale of Love and Loss

Lucy Parham’s original Composer Portrait, amalgamates letters and diaries with solo piano works to present the compelling and tragic story of the passionate, yet volatile relationship between Robert Schuman, his pianist wife Clara Wieck and Johannes Brahms.

Sunday 10th November 3pm St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Award – winning British actors Lesley Sharp and Sir Simon Russell Beale with pianist Lucy Parham.

10 Nov at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Ben Phillips

The prankster on tour.

21 Oct &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Benoit Viellefon & The Hot Club

22 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Big Band At The Kino - 2 Shows (4Pm And 8Pm) - Make Sure You Select Correct Show!

19 Oct at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


A Billion Ways - The Musical

14 Nov–16 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Black Star Riders

New hard rock project from former Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza (along with Alice Cooper/Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso).

22 Oct at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Bon Giovi

Tribute to the New Jersey-based stadium rockers.

4 Apr at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

19 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Calexico and Iron & Wine

The ninth studio album from Calexico, The Thread That Keeps Us is a timely snapshot of the Arizona-bred band: a family portrait capturing their stylistic variety and unpredictability while still findingsolace in limitless creativity. In bringing the album to life, vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummerJohn Convertino found a spiritual home in unusual surroundings-not in Arizona, but on theNorthern California coast in a home-turned-studio called the Panoramic House. Built from debrisand shipyard-salvaged timber-and dubbed "The Phantom Ship" by the band-the grandiose houseand its edge-of-the-world-like ambience soon made their way into the songs. The specter of California also had a powerful effect: as both dream state and nightmare, its infinite duality ismirrored in the music, giving Calexico a new direction and new edge. With less polish and more gritthan ever before, The Thread That Keeps Us both honors enduring traditions and reveals Calexico's confidence in songwriting, ultimately setting a whole new standard for the band.

As heard on the album's lead single and opening track, the drama of the landscape directly impactedthe making of The Thread That Keeps Us. Driven by sing-song melody and galloping rhythms, "End ofthe World with You" discovers an unlikely romanticism in volatile times. With its lyrics illuminating"Love in the age of the extremes," the track is the perfect intro to an album that endlessly exploresthe contrast between bright and dark, hope and fear.

Working with their longtime engineer Craig Schumacher, Calexico co-produced The Thread ThatKeeps Us, gathering musicians from across the globe to dream up an earthy yet expansive soundspiked with jagged guitar tones and flashes of distortion. "There's a little more chaos and noise inthe mix than what we've done in the past," Burns points out. Although that chaos has much to dowith "where we're at right now as a planet," it also echoes Calexico's dedication to constant experimentation. "Whenever we're writing and we come up with something that feels too familiar, someone will end up saying, 'That feels good, but let's keep going and see what else we canuncover,'" Burns says. "It's been really important to the arc of this band's evolution for us to alwayskeep on trying new things."

Like "End of the World with You," much of The Thread That Keeps Us captures the anxieties and unease of living in tumultuous times. But while the album draws a kinetic energy from all that uncertainty, its lyrics unfold with a literary nuance and sense of setting and character. "Instead of writing straight-up protest songs, I want to tell stories," Burns says. Largely inspired by his wanderings around Northern California during the album's production, the narratives embedded inThe Thread That Keeps Us reflect on displacement, transitory existence, and-in Burns's words-"returning to your home after being gone for some time and seeing how things have changed, andmaybe not in the best way."

As the exact embodiment of that theme, "Thrown to the Wild" delivers one of the most mesmerizing moments on The Thread That Keeps Us. With its gritty but poetic storytelling, the song opens on a downtown bus station late at night, its sleepy rhythms and atmospheric haze intensifyingthe bleakness of the scene (sample lyric: "Home's waiting like a motherless child"). From there,"Thrown to the Wild" slips into a glorious frenzy of hummed harmonies, sprawling guitar lines, andJacob Valenzuela's sorrowful trumpet playing, the effect both hypnotic and jarring. "We wanted thesecond part of the song to just open into this sea of chaos," says Burns, adding: "Sometimes chaos can be a good thing."

Eclectic in sound and feeling, The Thread That Keeps Us also offers the measured fury of "Bridge to Nowhere," the triumphant grooves of the Spanish-sung "Flores y Tamales," the meditative rhythms and jangly guitar riffs of "Another Space." On "The Town & Miss Lorraine," shimmering tones anddelicate mandolin melodies play against the darkly cinematic mood of the lyrics ("Sliding into the sea/With cynicism and rum/Watching Miss Lorraine/Smoking alone with the moon"). The mostbrutal track on The Thread That Keeps Us, "Dead in the Water" builds a thrilling menace from itssnarling guitar riffs, frantic piano rhythms, and piercing lyrics penned for what Burns describes as"the antagonist to the story of the album-a kind of monster" ("Don't try to look away or stop me in my path/I make the law and I decree a new kind of wrath"). And woven throughout The Thread That Keeps Us are a series of instrumental interludes, including the lilting folk of "Unconditional Waltz" and the dreamy psychedelia of "Spinball." "Going into making the album, the only thing Ireally knew for sure was that I wanted there to be moments that felt free and spontaneous-just these moments of no time, no lyrics, no agenda," says Burns.

One of the most stirring tracks on The Thread That Keeps Us, "Girl in the Forest" spins a gentle fable from its near despair over the state of the planet ("Well the world was spinning so fast, nobody took the time"). "That song wouldn't have been written unless I was sitting next to my daughter Twyla,who was humming along as I was making up this melody," says Burns. "For months we tried finishing the lyrics together; I was leading with this idea about environmentalism and protesters inthe forest, and I thought there could be some sort of spirit who appears. And then my daughter told me, 'Yeah, that's cool-but maybe it's just a girl who's friends with all the animals.'"

With "Girl in the Forest," The Thread That Keeps Us displays a sensibility that's long informed Calexico's songwriting: a transcendentalist infatuation with the wild beauty of nature, a fascination deepened during their time at Panoramic House. "Being up there on the mountain and taking walkson the shore, and even swimming in the cold water, we couldn't help but be inspired by nature,"says Convertino. "Our love for our earth, our home, and the future of our children came into focuseven more, giving the inspiration and desire to give back something that's positive and beautiful andlife-affirming."

In that life-affirming spirit, Calexico decided to end The Thread That Keeps Us with a moment of fragile optimism. Described by Burns as "a love song for my kids," the piano-laced, sweetly swaying"Music Box" speaks to preserving dreams in a troubled reality. "Right now we're at the edge of another potential crisis unfolding, and it's haunting every night as you put your kids to sleep," says Burns. "But at the same time, you look into a child's eyes and you see something hopeful, even if they've maybe heard little pieces of what's going on in the news. I think that's pretty much the case with this band: we still have hope, and we're still so excited to be making this music together."

CALEXICO ARE: Joey Burns, John Convertino, Martin Wenk, Jacob Valenzuela, Sergio Mendoza,Jairo Zavala Ruiz, and Scott Colberg.

24 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Callum Easter

Callum Easter is an Edinburgh based singer of otherworldly rhythm and blues. Here with support from John Myrtle

27 Oct at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Caravan Palace

High energy French electro swing.

28 Jan at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Caretaker With An Original Live Soundtrack From Non-Blank

29 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Carole: The Music of Carole King

Musical journey through the life and career of the great American songwriter Carole King.

3 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Cartography Of The Altered State

Cartography of the Altered State:Developing a field guide through inner terrains to create transpersonal connectivity in the external world.There are many similarities within the body of cultural signifiers of altered states among indigenous and religious groups throughout place and time. These symbols are seen in many cultures as sacred objects whose power and aegis could be routinely brought back from the altered state and put to use in the physical realm by significant members of that community; as healing mechanism or through invocation, for example. The topography of these realms is known among those assigned and methods of navigation have been honed and incorporated into the every-day by cultures throughout the ages. In this talk, I shall discuss my theory behind the similarities in signifiers of altered states and how our modern scientific understanding of the non-physical world could perhaps be converging on the same locale. which, in so doing, may allow us to develop, in modern times, our cartography for the altered state. From which we can retrieve meaning and methods for living and dying within our western culture, which for too long have been resigned to that of the mystical and thus non-functionary in our daily livesAbout Matt Brown:Matt Brown is an Astrophysicist and Educator by profession, who has had a longstanding interest in how spirituality, shamanism and other indigenous practices shape the relationship of societies to nature, time and the cosmos. Not only in terms of their rites and rituals, but also in terms of the cosmographies, heterotopias but also their usage of entheogenic substances, dance and song to access realms inaccessible to the scientific method. In his pursuit of an understanding of the cosmological beginnings of our universe, he has tried to unpack cosmography of many cultures, putting them into context through the lives of the people, within their societies and time frame.As an outdoorsman, he has great reverence and respect for nature, whether experienced when paragliding above Mont Blanc, or during the seamless integration that occurs when moved by the mountains on a backcountry snowboard run. It is the attainment of what Zen Buddhism refers to as samdhi and what many cultures would loosely refer to as the connection with The spirits of nature, which are driving factors leading Matt on the path of research and discovery. Specifically, toward an understanding of how cultures in all times, develop methodologies of integration and how this amalgamation of man and nature could allow us to re-attain a state, (for which he coined the term Ecoalescence), toward a renewed harmony between man and nature.Matts ethnographic research lead to him speaking on topics surrounding to the Indus Valley culture and Shamanism, at conferences such as Beyond Psychedelics in Prague, at Occulture, Berlin, Paradigm Talks, Madrid and at several academic conferences including those at the University of London and the University of Granada, Spain.He has also been interviewed for podcast episodes and has recently been awarded an Emerging Scholar award for his research into the signs of shamanism in the Indus Valley culture.

4 Mar at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Cheating The Ferryman - Anthony Peake

Cheating The Ferryman - Anthony PeakeJoin best-selling author, speaker and all round excellent dude Anthony Peake to discuss the weird phenomenon of Out of Body Experience, Near Death Experiences, Lucid and Pre-cognitive Dreams and Dj VuWhat happens when we die? This is the ultimate question and one that we still have no real answer. From the first few moments that man became a self-aware being he has pondered upon this mystery.Every culture has attempted an explanation, and it is reasonable to conclude that all religions exist to give an account of what happens at that moment and, more importantly, where does the person go after their body dies.Anthony PeakeAnthony Peake is a writer who deals with borderline areas of human consciousness. His first book, Is There Life After Death? was published in 2006 and since then he has gone on to develop his own ideas together with exploring the latest areas of research in his field. His seventh book, A Life of Philip K Dick The Man Who Remembered the Future, is a departure from his previous works in that it is a mixture of biography, literary criticism and psychological/neurological analysis.Anthony is a dynamic and enthusiastic speaker and I personally guarantee you this talk is going to be an epic, inspirational and exciting hoot.www.anthonypeake.com

1 Apr at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Christopher Cross: Take Me As I Am

Grammy award-winning musician Christopher Cross tours his newest work.

3 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Cinema Live: Marston & Scarlett World Premieres

Live via satellite to Airdrie Town Hall cinema. Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme. Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes.

25 Feb at Odeon Hastings, Hastings


Coffee Concert: Andrea Kmecova (Piano) & Patricia Hammond (Mezzo) - Songs Of Edwardian Women

10 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Coffee Concert: Guitar & Cello Duet - Jon Rattenbury (Guitar), Ivana Peranic (Cello)

27 Oct at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Coffee Concert: Music Of The Austro-Hungarian Empire

3 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Coffee Concert: Russian Giants - Rachmaninov And Skriabin - Yekaterina Lebedeva (Piano)

1 Dec at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Coffee Concerts: Acappella Bellas

17 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Collabro

Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

4 Oct at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Concert By Candlelight 'Age of Baroque Virtuoso'

Hastings Early Muisc Festival presents an evening of baroque concertos in a Concert by Candlelight, performed on authentic period instruments. Festival artistic director Jane Gordon returns with HEMF Baroque, the Festival Ensemble, which draws together international period instrument specialists. 

They will perform a scintillating programme of Bach, Vivaldi and Telemann concertos displaying the Italian style fashionable of the era. Featuring solo, double, triple and quadruple concertos, each member of the ensemble gets to shine with virtuosic music from the height of the Baroque period.

Performers

Jane Gordon Violin/director                                       

*Pawel Siwczak *Harpsichord

HemBaroque Ensemble

Programme

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048

Vivaldi Concerto for 4 violins in B minor RV 580

Bach Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043

Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto in G minor RV 531

Telemann Viola Concerto in G major TWV 51

Bach Harpsichord Concerto in F minor BWV 1056

Unreserved seating, taken on a first come first served basis within your chosen ticketed area (stalls, boxes or balcony).

Early booking advised. 

Tickets can also be purchased at Hastings Tourist Information Office from 1st July.  

Phone Hastings Tourist Information office on 01424 451111

17 Oct at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Entertaining comedy show that wrestles the big questions in life.

8 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Curious About Hastings

Have fun discovering Hastings with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format.

Are you curious about Hastings? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Hastings a fabulous place to explore!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Hastings and the people that have shaped it.

Buy in booklet or instant download format (to use on your mobile device or to print at home) and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy.

Enter code Fantastic20 at checkout for a 20% discount on any two or more purchases from Curious About.

Explore, Discover, Enjoy!

8 Oct 2019–31 Dec 2020 at Discovery Playground, Hastings


Dead Man's Fingers Haunted House Party - Halloween 2019

The night you've all been waiting for Introducing Dead Man's Fingers Haunted house party

2 Nov–3 Nov at Grand Elektra, Hastings


Dead Ringer for Love

Dead Ringer for Love is the power-packed must see musical spectacular of 2019!

This high energy tribute to two of music’s most formidable stars is sure to make your ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Dreams Come Through’ as we ‘Turn Back Time’ to bring you a celebration of the work of Meatloaf and Cher.

Let our full live band take you on a journey spanning the careers of two of the eras most globally renowned stars. Combining the epic, operatic goth anthems of Meatloaf and the iconic show-stopping dance hits from the Goddess of Pop, Dead Ringer for Love will have you revelling in power ballads ‘I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)’, ‘Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad’ and ‘Just Like Jesse James’ and dancing to feel-good sensations ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, ‘Strong Enough’ and ‘Bat Out of Hell’.

We can’t wait to give you ‘More Than You Deserve’!!

Touring all major venues and arenas, book your tickets now – it’s not to be missed!

This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.

2 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Der Golem

30 Oct at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

Tribute band who have been playing throughout the UK and Europe since 1998.

30 May at Hastings Castle, Hastings


Dirty Pretty Things

25 Oct at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


A Dog Called Money (+ Introductory Talk From Terry Edwards And Live Performance From The Nje)

13 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


The Doors Alive

Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew.

11 Jul at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Dream Phases

"swaying, hypnotic melodies of vintage psych-folk and rock with a contemporary pop charm."

25 Oct at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Early Music Festival: Consone Quartet

20 Oct at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Explosions In The Sky

The American post-rock quartet from Texas are fresh on the heels of their sixth album, The Wilderness, as they bring their emotive mini-symphonies back to the UK stage as part of a non-stop European tour.

11 Feb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Face Down Hastings: Halloween Party

Hastings' Monthly Rock Night Pop Punk / Emo / Rock / Metal

25 Oct–26 Oct at Brass Monkey, Hastings


Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

20 Feb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Faith: The George Michael Legacy

Tribute to the music of George Michael, performing all his biggest hits.

20 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

4 Dec at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Fiddler On The Roof!

Please note the performance area for this production will be in the main hall with seating around, and the band on our usual stage.Directed by Mark Evans from Renaissance Theatre and MD Oscar Smith. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the familys lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love - each ones choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of their Jewish faith and heritage - and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. Features such memorable songs as Matchmaker Matchmaker, Miracle of Miracles, and of course If I were a rich man!

7 Nov–9 Nov, 9 Nov at Memorial Hall, Battle


Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

The former Million Dead frontman has moved away from his hardcore roots to embrace rabble-rousing folk punk in a New Model Army style.

29 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


From Gold To Rio

Tribute to the iconic New Romantic bands Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, featuring over 20 of their top hits.

30 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


From the Jam

Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.

11 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Glenn Hughes

Classic heavy rock vocalist who has fronted Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes/Thrall and Black Country Communion.

16 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Goldhawks

Tribute band performing the greatest hits by The Who.

20 Oct &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Grand Olde Opus

The Grand Olde Opus is a variety show and celebration of music and community in seaside Hastings. A one-of-a-kind show not to be missed!

23 Nov at Opus Theatre, Hastings


Guns 2 Roses

Welcome to the botanic garden, baby; it's a Guns N' Roses tribute.

22 Nov at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Hastings Borough Bonfire

Traditional bonfire, procession and fireworks to celebrate the thwarting of the Gunpowder Plot and held on the nearest Saturday to the 14th October, the day of the Battle of Hastings.

19 Oct at Pelham Place, Hastings


Hastings Reggae Festival 2020

The Hastings Reggae Festival returns for 2020 🌴

1 Aug at The Oval, Hastings


Healing With Joy And Psychedelic Strangeness

Healing with Joy and Psychedelic StrangenessMany people have experienced comical moments within their own personal psychedelic experiences; funny situations, in-jokes, or novel occurrences, often due to the strangeness of the experience itself compared to the ordinary waking state of consciousness. We may enter into a mindset or even a world that is so odd or weird that the most pragmatic response is to accept the weirdness and laugh right back at it. This is something which can be often overlooked to when focusing on the nature of the psychedelic experience. Instead the focus seems to lie within other realms such as spirituality, mysticism, religion, philosophy, medicine, or healing. The moments of laughter or joy that one may experience dont become necessarily a focal point - possibly because one feels that there is more to this experience than just fun. Or even further it is that this kind of experience should be taken very seriously as to acquire some form of learning which requires full attention.laughter serves a very serious function in these moments which we may not entirely be conscious of within the moment itself; it is the notion that we must not take life too seriously - and I stress this in a very serious manner. Much like the Zen Buddhists who utilise Koans to shake ones mindset out of ordinary thought patterns, laughter can be utilised in a similar fashion of allowing us to break out of the ordinary and experience ekstasis or a stepping-out.It is a reminder that our fixed notions of what is happening may not always necessarily be accurate and that we may not have as much control over situations as we usually feel like we do within ordinary states of consciousness. Moments of laughter within psychedelic experience when viewed within this manner allows us more freedom, and an ultimate release from worry when things surprise us. The ability to laugh at ourselves and the universe can serve as a tool to allow for personal and spiritual growth along with a sense maturity, along with the ability to potentially work with the darker and more unpleasant sides to life. The effect of laughter coupled with the effects of a psychedelic experience may endow one with a sense of portentousness, leading to a revelatory notion that one is supposed to experience joy and can ultimately be liberated.About Oli Genn-BashOli Genn-Bash is co-founder of the University of Kent Canterbury Psychedelics Society and UK Psychedelic Comedy. He has previously helped to organise talks in London as part of the Psychedelia Railway Gatherings along with a series of talks in Kent through the Psychoactive Hub. Olis postgraduate research has primarily been within the field of politics, philosophy and mysticism, with a specific focus on stand-up comedy as a practice of resistance and how psychedelic substances have played a role in the work of comedians such as Bill Hicks. In his spare time Oli enjoys making experimental ambient drone music as part of a duo and talking about the wonders of cannabis.

4 Dec at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Hexagonal

30 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


HiddenBeach Present: Monday Night Live @Jazz

Monday Night Live @Jazz is an evening of live performances celebrating music of Jazz origin at Oscar on the Square and run by HiddenBeach. You can expect to see

21 Oct at Warrior Square, St. Leonards-on-Sea


House Of House Presents - Ashley Beedle

A charity event raising funds for St Michaels Hospice with special guest 'Ashley Beedle' and House Of House residents 'The Chill DJ's

9 Nov–10 Nov at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Hunt for the Halloween Hacker

A mass murder has taken place and the killer is still on the loose. The police need your detective skills to uncover the identity of the Halloween hacker. Suitable for all ages.

26 Oct–3 Nov at The True Crime Museum, Hastings


I Fagiolini-Leonardo Shaping The Invisible

Featured in this year’s Hastings Early Music Festival are the internationally renowned vocal ensemble* I Fagiolini.* Celebrating Leonardo’s 500th anniversary and the legacy of this forward-thinking ‘Renaissance Man’, the solo-voice-consort I Fagiolini, combines art, music and science in a new immersive concert: Leonardo - Shaping the Invisible.

Inspired by Leonardo’s restless curiosity, Shaping the Invisible explores his best-loved images through the prism of music by Tallis, Howells, Victoria, Bach, Monteverdi, Rubbra, Janequin, Daniel-Lesur and Josquin des Prez.

Introduced by Leonardo expert Professor Martin Kemp, the programme matches projections of Da Vinci’s iconic art with vocal masterworks.

' a deeply rewarding way to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death.’  The Observer (5 stars)

Performers

I FAGIOLINI 

Robert Hollingworth director

Martin Kemp presenter

Programme

Thomas Tallis Salvator mundi

*Herbert Howells *Salvator mundi

Cipriano de Rore Or che’l ciel e la terra

Claudio Monteverdi Era l’anima mia

JS Bach Art of Fugue No.1

Josquin Desprez Agnus Dei from Missa L’homme armé sexti toni

Clément Janequin La Guerre

Interval

*Tomás Luis de Victoria *Alma redemptoris mater

Tomás Luis de Victoria Unus ex discipulis meis

Edmund Rubbra Amicus meus

Orazio Vecchi Daspuò che stabilao from L’Amfiparnaso

*Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur *La Voix du Bien-Aimé / Le jardin clos

Adrian Williams/Gillian Clarke Shaping the invisible

Unreserved seating, taken on a first come first served basis within your chosen ticketed area (stalls, boxes or balcony)

Early booking advised.

Tickets can also be purchased at Hastings Tourist Information Office from 1st July.  

Phone Hastings Tourist Information office on 01424 451111

18 Oct at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


If Peter Cook Had Played The Bass

9 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


An Intimate Night With Barry White (Tribute)

A-Kay is a tribute solo artist whose Barry White act has propelled him to the top of the UK entertainment circuit. He is a leading Barry White tribute performs

27 Dec at Warrior Square, St. Leonards-on-Sea


It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

A staged live 1940s radio broadcast of a radio version of the American holiday classic.

7 Dec at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings


Jack Dee

Reportedly returning to touring after a six-year absence in order 'to spend less time with the family', expect more of the usual deliciously dry takes on life from TV rent-a-grump Dee.

1 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


James Tissot: Master of Fashion and Frisson

Lizzie Darbyshire leads this lecture on artist James Tissot.

21 Oct at The Hastings Centre, Hastings


Jason Donovan

First came Neighbours, then the West End beckoned, not forgetting an appearance in the celebrity jungle. And now he's singing again, especially for us.

1 Dec at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Jesus Jones

Jesus Jones are a British alternative rock band. Their track 'Right Here, Right Now' is an international hit

15 Nov–16 Nov at Grand Elektra, Hastings


Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

15 Oct at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


John Mayall

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance, including a Blues Hall of Fame induction in 2015.

On February 22nd this year, Forty Below Records released Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall. This album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favourites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour.

Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Billy Watts (Lucinda Williams) on rhythm guitar and Mayall’s regular horn section, moonlighting from their day job in The Late Show with Conan O’Brien’s house band.

Join John Mayall as he embarks on his 2019 UK tour, to celebrate the release of this latest album and perform tracks from the internationally acclaimed albums Talk About That, Three for The Road, and more.

Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.

This event is not part of our usual group booking offer.

12 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

12 Nov at Bexhill Senior Citizens Club, Bexhill-on-Sea


Joker

31 Oct–6 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

30 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Juan Wauters

Founding member of garage act the Beets, Juan Wauters takes a turn toward more skewed folk moods with his solo career.

31 Oct at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Judy

2 Nov–6 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Kevin Bloody Wilson

Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.

5 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

Comedian Lenny Henry recounts his experiences of growing up in the Black Country and his experiences of racism.

25 Oct at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Lighthouse Family

British pop duo made up of vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and keyboardist Paul Tucker.

20 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Lightning Seeds

Rock ensemble made up of Ian Broudie, Martyn Campbell, Riley Broudie, Abi Harding and Jim Sharrock.

20 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Little Shop Of Horrors

23 Oct, 24 Oct, 25 Oct at Claverham Community College, Battle


Live Flamenco Starring Alvaro Guarnido (Malaga)

26 Oct at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Lmp By the Sea-Daisy Noton & Lauren Zhang

London Mozart Players are joined by soloists Daisy Noton and Lauren Zhang (BBC Young Musician 2018) for their new residency in Hastings

30 Nov at Opus Theatre, Hastings


London Piano Trio

"Simply World Class" is the description made by the German press of the London Piano Trio. For the past 20 years the London Piano Trio have been touring, recording, and teaching across the globe to rave reviews. Upcoming tours include a 10 city tour of China in 2020 and a Far East Tour in 2021. At home they have been described as a "National Treasure". They were artists in residence at the Gibbs Music Festival from 2008 - 2014 and from 2014 - 2016 had a residency at St John's Smith Square in London, featuring a critically acclaimed 2015 Beethoven Cycle and are artists in residence at the Festival Jalesnes, Venantes, France.Their interest in promoting English music has resulted in them recording the complete trios of Donald Francis Tovey, Henry Cotter Nixon, and Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, with many premiere performances in places such as Dubai, Singapore, Manila, Naples, and Paris. They have actively commissioned works by composers such as Christopher Gunning, Jed Balsamo, Gavin Bryers, Clement Ishmael, Constantin Papageorgiou, Giya Kanchelli and Philip Glass.The Trio members are Robert Atchison (violin), David Jones (cello) and Francis Rayner (piano). For more information please visit: www.londonpianotrio.com

7 Dec at Opus Theatre, Hastings


Madama Butterfly An Ellen Kent production

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. ★★★★★ ‘Stunning and emotionally charged’ Cardiff Morning Star 'This is a Butterfly to cherish' Manchester Evening News 'Kistenyova played the tragic Japanese heroine with unforgettable grace and poignancy.' Oxford Prospect, Spring 2015 'The set and costumes were intricate and magnificent to behold. All the beauty of Japan was made real on stage, which added to the overall exquisite tragedy of the performance.' Manchester Magazine, Autumn 2014 Sung in Italian with English surtitles

6 Feb at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Magic of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson tribute.

16 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

13 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Marley Experience

Tribute to the reggae sounds of Bob Marley.

21 Nov at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man (hastings Tour Show)

Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man is coming to Hastings on 1st February 2020.

Matt Hoss is a hopeless romantic (with hopeless being the operative word). This emotionally honest, hilarious debut show discusses romance, awkward sex and heartwarming tales of failing in love. Matt retells his raw stories of bad dates, cringe-worthy displays of affection and his intense, personable and authentic relationship with finding "The One". Romance is a minefield; love is worry. Come see Matt's upbeat, silly and incredibly funny show about finding happiness and loving yourself.

Come along to Whistle Trago/ Deep Blue Cellar Bar on 1st February in Hastings for Matt's tour show. Tickets are £5 in Advance, £10 Doors.

PRAISE FOR MATT HOSS: 'Funny, brave and Intelligent' ★★★★ Lancashire Post 'Really funny' ★★★★ Broadway Baby 'Oh my. Oh my, oh my. Matt Hoss. What a unique individual a style of comedy I enjoy above most others Binge Fringe

Matt Hoss is the Eric Barker Award winner 2015. Has written and performed on BBC's Grin Up North and has been seen on BBC Leicester. Also he has written for the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive He was the Tour Support for Steve Bugeja, Mark Simmons and Lee Kyle. On top of that he is the host of two podcasts: Miffs and Matt Hoss Talks To People He Likes; and has his own radio show on Darlo Radio.

'Warm and endearingly funny' (NARC. Magazine). 'Fan favourite' (TheOcelot.co.uk). 'Lovely' (Guardian). 'Congenial and charming endearing comic' Wee Review 'Comical, lovable and fun to be in a room with Get The Chance Wales 'Daft and touching show' - Beyond Radio
'One of the funniest, most enjoyable comedy shows we've been to' - Monsoon

Plus support.

1 Feb at Deep Blue Cellar Bar, Whistle Trago, Hastings


Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet

Matthew Bournes Romeo + JulietFilmed live at Sadlers Wells in London 2019Matthew Bournes Romeo and Juliet has been hailed as the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019 by The Daily Telegraph. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeares classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in The Verona Institute…Here difficult young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadlers Wells in London especially for cinemas.Bursting with youth, vitality andMatthew Bournestrademark storytelling, the UKs brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design byLez Brotherston, lighting byPaule Constable, sound byPaul Groothuisand new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score byTerry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted byBrett Morris. Run time: 93 mins (No interval)

22 Oct at Odeon Hastings, Hastings


Matthew Passion By Js Bach-Battle Choral Society

Bach's most famous choral work, requiring two orchestras and a double choir performed by Battle Choral Society

19 Oct at St Mary's Church of the Virgin, Battle


Maurice Fulton (Bubbletease Communications)

Delighted to announce that DJ Maurice Fulton (BubbleTease Communications) will be taking to the decks at the Marina Fountain this December!

14 Dec at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


The Mighty Mocambos

Funk band from Hamburg.

25 Oct at The Printworks, Hastings


Milton Jones

English comedian as seen on Mock the Week and heard on BBC Radio 4.

25 Jan at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Monochrome Set

Post-punk pop outfit fronted by the enigmatic Bid who has reunited with original guitarist Lester Square and bassist Andy Warren.

2 Nov at The Printworks, Hastings


Music First Festival

Family Friendly Multi Genre Festival - Huge Artists announced soon

23 May–24 May at The Oval, Hastings


The Musical Box

A reproduction of classic Genesis concerts featuring all the hits alongside replica props and visuals.

15 Feb at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Never Look Away

23 Oct at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Nt (Filmed Live): Present Laughter

28 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


OMD

Veteran synth pop act performing favourites from their back catalogue and tracks from new album The Punishment of Luxury.

17 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

80s synth-popsters OMD celebrate their 40th anniversary.

17 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall

Oxford Lieder Festival is the UK's biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world's greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year. Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder's artistic director - the pianist Sholto Kynoch - will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. The perfect way to pass a Sunday morning. Sunday 1st December- programme to be announce

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All events begin at 11am- concerts last approximately 1 hour and are followed by coffee and cake.

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

1 Dec, 26 Jan, 16 Feb, 10 May, 14 Jun at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Penny Pincher's Christmas Carol 2019

Two actors and the whole of a Christmas Carol! What could possibly go wrong?

23 Dec–28 Dec at The White Rock Hotel, Hastings


Piano Recital With Maxim Kinasov (Hastings Piano Concerto Prize Winner)

Maxim Kinasov from Russia will present a thrilling programme featuring works by Beethoven, Franck, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninov.

25 Oct at St Mary's Church of the Virgin, Battle


Quiz Night Scout Fundraiser

A quiz night raising funds for the local scout group.

26 Oct at 24th Hastings Scout Hall, Hastings


RAPATTACK SOUND SYSTEM + DJ FEMI FEM + ADE PEACHMENT

A heavyweight showcase of 2 major DJ acts Rapattack Sound System PLUS the return of the Young Disciples FEMI FEM

1 Nov–2 Nov at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.

23 May at Hastings Castle, Hastings

23 May at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


REDSHIFT

Modern Techno and Acid in Hastings. With a 4 hour extended set from ILONA, and support from local Altitude360 DJ. Time to get sweaty.

16 Nov–17 Nov at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


The Reekie Collection: An Art and Millinery Exhibition

Collaborative exhibition featuring paintings by Katherine Reekie and surrealist hats by Caroline Morris.

3 Oct–2 Nov at Caroline Morris, St Leonards-on-Sea


Reel Big Fish

REEL BIG FISH SPUNGE LIGHTYEAR

9 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Rob Beckett: Wallop

Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.

3 Dec at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Rory Jackson As Michael Jackson'the Return'

MICHAEL JACKSON THE DANCING MACHINEStarring The Worlds No#1 Michael Jackson Dancerand former Britains Got Talent StarRORY JACKSON.The most Energetic Action packed Michael Jackson Tribute BAD WORLD TOUR CONCERT EXPERIENCE you will ever see!!(Highly Rated By Simon Cowell)(Nominated for UKs Best Look-Alike Award)WATCH THIS! https://youtu.be/ymEp7fqiFZcTo see more videos go on our websites Rory Jackson video pageCLICK HERE https://www.roryj.com/videos.phpRory Jackson has developed his 2 x 50 minute set production show to a fine art for you to truely experiance the physical, athletic embodiment and the magical showmanship of the legendary King Of Pop Michael Jackson as a (MJ Bad World Tour Concert Experiance) which has so much energy and passion behind every move he make on stage, you will feel like you are watching the man himself!Rorys fine attention to detail, his onstage energy and Dance skill is his main selling point.There has been no Michael Jackson dance fanatic that has ever been able to equal Rory Jackson.In 2016 Rory took to the stage, getting through to the Semi-Final,in Britains Got Talent Series 10, this earned Rory virtual overnight fame in April 2016 when he was aired on the show catching the eyes of over Ten Million viewers around the World.Simon Cowell,If I was watching that from another 100 feet away, I would have believed that was Michael JacksonAlesha Dixon,I was at the Bad Tour Concert, and you did a really good job, you should be really proud of yourselfStephen Mulhern also said on a radio interview and a magazine, In 10 years of doing Britains Got Talent My favourite contestant has to be Rory Jackson as Michael Jackson! He is Outstanding!Rory Jacksons attention to detail is what makes his show stand out from the rest.Rory is also the same height, build and weight as Michael Jackson. Standing 5ft 9 inches tall with Michael Jackson look alike hair, eyebrows and hairline, permed to precision and maintained in the BAD Era hairstyle which is 100% his own hair!This makes Rorys hairstyle the closest to Michael Jacksons head of hair out of all the other top MJ look-a-likes and tribute artists in the world, giving you the perfect look-a-like appearance. Not only that, he has MJs stage presence and will make you feel like the man himself is there dancing before your very eyes.On ITVs Britains Got Talent in 2016, it is fair to say that the Judges loved him… See Video here: https://youtu.be/fEzX46heujsSince the Television appearance Rory has enjoyed National and International Fame and attention from the public not to mention Michael Jackson Fans from all around the World.Rory Jacksons attention to detail is what makes his show stand out from the rest.Hes 100% natural at impersonating Michael Jackson and his dancing totally defines the words skill and stamina. So if youll love to see MJs moonwalking magic up close and personal, Rory Jackson is the man to come and see!To get the Foot-work as close to The real thing as possible, Rory Jackson even wears the exact same make and model of shoes that Michael Jackson Himself used to dance in shipped in from USA, the make of shoes he uses areFlorshiem ComoAll of Rorys Outfits are tailor made to measure in order to get the very best quality and sharpness out of every dance move just like the man himself.Rory Jacksons set list for 2019 -20202 x 50 Minute setsAct 1Wanna Be Startin SomethinHeartbreak HotelAnother Part Of MeHuman NatureSmooth CriminalJackson 5 MedleyRock With YouDirty DianaThrillerAct 2Working Day NightBillie JeanShake Your BodyBeat ItBlack or WhiteWay You Make Me FeelI Just Cant Stop Loving YouBadMan In The MirrorEncore: BenBOOK NOW!

15 Nov at Hastings United Football Club, Hastings


Royal Ballet: Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act Iii

5 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Royal Ballet: Coppelia

10 Dec at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet revives for the first time the recent new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

The Story:- Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Background:- Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography:- Frederick Ashton

Production:- Liam Scarlett

Designer:- John Macfarlane

Conductor:- Koen Kessels

Approximate running time is about 3 hours

1 Apr at Odeon Hastings, Hastings


Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project

A Royal Ballet World Premiere - Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante's vision.

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Wayne McGregor

Music:- Thomas Adès

Design:- Tacita Dean

Lighting design:- Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison

Dramaturg:- Uzma Hameed

Conductor:- Koen Kessels

Approximate running time is about 3 hours

28 May at Odeon Hastings, Hastings


Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

The award winning comedian tours his newest show.

9 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Sam Calver Christmas Party

The Sam Calver Christmas Party is back for another year! 

Following on from the success of recent years we just had to do another!  This year we will be heading back to The Azur on Hastings Seafront to create a full party atmosphere where Sam will play a selection of his brand new songs along with the classic Christmas anthems. 

Joining Sam will be some of the finest local talent Hastings has to offer, along with a DJ after to keep the party going until Midnight. 

We cant wait! Get Involved!

21 Dec at Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea


Samaki

7 Dec at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Sarah-Jane Morris With Tony Remy: Sweet Little Mystery - The Songs Of John Martyn

8 Nov at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Scouting for Girls

Quirky perky London indie poppers who gave us 'She's So Lovely'.

9 Dec at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Selecter - 40th Anniversary Tour + DJ Rhoda Dakar

The Selecter have announced their 40th Anniversary Tour in 2019 with Special Guest and DJ Rhoda Dakar. The Selecter will be playing an extended, hit-rich set each night with some added live favourites and surprises. They will also be joined for a few songs by vocalist Rhoda Dakar who will also play a DJ Set to open the nights.

The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene - she is often referred to as the Queen of Ska. Not only a crucial figure in the music community, Black is also a published author, gifted actress and a celebrated style icon.

The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the original 2-Tone era is still there, except the pair are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like “Three Minute Hero,” “Missing Words,” “Too Much Pressure” and “On My Radio.”

The Selecter continue to release new music, charting new albums in the UK in the last couple of years, proving that 2-Tone is still as relevant and important as it was 40 years ago. In October 2017 The Selecter released studio album Daylight – their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting record since the days of Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet.

Rhoda Dakar’s career began as lead vocalist with all-woman 2-Tone band The Bodysnatchers who toured with The Selecter. The Bodysnatchers first single was double A-side "Let's Do Rocksteady" with "Ruder Than You". Rhoda also later sang and collaborated with The Specials.

2-Tone was a crucial multi-racial, multi-cultural explosion borne out of Coventry and the Midlands that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. The main bands who pioneered the movement were The Selecter, The Beat, The Specials and Madness. 2019 also sees the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone.

Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.

This event is not part of our usual group booking discount.

The price of tickets will increase from £27 to £32 on the night of the show, so make sure to book your tickets in advance!.

21 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Show of Hands

Enigmatic folk duo performing original songs, top-quality vocals and harmonies.

23 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Sleeping Beauty

21 Dec, 21 Dec, 22 Dec, 22 Dec at Memorial Hall, Battle


Soul II Soul

British soul, R&B and reggae from the veterans who released classic single 'Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)' in 1989.

10 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Special Kinda Madness

A tribute to both Madness and the Specials.

9 May at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Spooky Disco

Family-friendly all-ages disco, full of food, fun and fancy dress. There will be a prize for best costume.

2 Nov at Centre Stage, Bexhill-on-Sea


Spotlight

SPOTLIGHT Every Saturday at Grand Elektra with Resident DJ, Ash Lowe We bring to you, your weekly nightlife fix

19 Oct–20 Oct, 26 Oct–27 Oct at Grand Elektra, Hastings


Steeleye Span 50th Anniversary Tour 1969 - 2019

Folk Rock Pioneers Steeleye Span bring their 50th Anniversary Tour to St Mary in the Castle, Hastings TN34 3AF Thursday 21st November 2019 - 7.30pm (Doors 6.45pm) St Mary in the Castle, Hastings TN34 3AF Ticket for Unreserved Balcony Seat = £24.50

21 Nov at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

21 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Story of Goth

Tribute acts The Cureheads and Siouxsie and the Budgiees battle it out for the goth crown.

20 Mar at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


The Sweet

The glam rockers behind huge hit 'Blockbuster'.

21 Dec at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Telling: Secret Life of Carols

A magical way to spend a winter evening, The Telling perform a mix of uplifting and intimate carols from around Europe in candlelight.

15 Dec at St Clements Church, Hastings


Tim Vine: Plastic Elvis

Quick-fire one-liners from the pun-slinging maestro.

12 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Tommy - The Album Live

2019 sees the 50th anniversary of The Who’s most universally-known and much-lauded concept album, Tommy. To mark this anniversary, international 8-piece band, The Goldhawk’s, will be touring to perform the original album in full detail and accuracy across the theatre stages of UK and Europe.

This world-class, eight-piece band, fronted by Doug Freeman who is widely regarded as the world's greatest ever live tribute to Roger Daltrey, faithfully recreates the power, tension and visceral emotion of the music backed by a large screen showing bespoke film. Orchestration and brass section are superbly recreated by The Goldhawk’s Musical Director, Fabio Pricilla

20 Oct &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Troy Hawk: Tiles Of The Unexpected

TILES OF THE UNEXPECTED

Part of Troy Hawk's 2020 UK tour.

Troy Hawke's total sellout Edinburgh 2019 show 'Tiles of the Unexpected!'is the perfect show for anyone who has ever found a frown breaking their brow in an IKEA. He's got to the bottom of the manipulative Swedish retail machine that so many get chewed up by and it's not pretty…please heed some plaudits/words from satisfied professionals…

PERTH FRINGE WORLD COMEDY WEEKLY AWARD WINNER 2019

PERTH FRINGE WORLD BEST COMEDY SHORTLIST 2019

TOP JOKES OF THE 2019 EDINBURGH FRINGE (The Telegraph, The Scotsman, Inewspaper, GQ Magazine)

TOTAL SELL OUT RUN EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019

TOP 40 BEST REVIEWED COMEDY SHOWS EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019 (British Comedy Guide)

REVIEWS FOR 'Tiles of The Unexpected!'

'Troy Hawke must be one of the most accomplished and enjoyably daft character comics on the circuit today' WEE REVIEW ★★★★★

'Elaborately concocted, funny and brilliantly bonkers' BEYOND THE JOKE ★★★★

'A stand up character comic of the highest calibre' EDFEST MAG ★★★★

'The audience were absolutely beside themselves and I promise it will be a highlight of your fringe' VOICE MAGAZINE ★★★★

'Effortless crowd control and total mastery of the character' FEST ★★★★

'Troy Hawke is quite simply a comedy phenomenon' MUMBLE ★★★★

'One of the finest character comics around' RGM ★★★★

13 Mar at The Piper, Saint Leonards


The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

The ensemble performs classical and rock favourites.

11 Dec at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Uriah Heep

Classic hard rock band with progressive leanings, formed back in 1970.

6 Dec at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Wedding Singer

The BLODS Presents - The Wedding Singer at the Izzard Theater

30 Oct–2 Nov at The Izzard Theatre, Bexhill-on-Sea


Wenlock Edge & Schubert With James Gilchrist and the Primrose Piano Quartet

Wenlock Edge, Schubert and more with James Gilchrist and the Primrose Piano Quartet

26 Oct at St Mary's Church of the Virgin, Battle


Whole Lotta Led

Gloucestershire-based Led Zeppelin tribute band.

18 Sep at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Xmas Payback

Headliners, Special guests, free giveaways and more TBA. Free Entry all night.

21 Dec–22 Dec at Crowleys Bar Hastings, Hastings


You Win Again

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

16 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


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