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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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5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

Its 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?This hilarious comedy comes to BLODS Little Theatre under the direction of Liz Baker. Not just a play…. this will be an experience!

29 Jan–1 Feb, 30 Jan at The Blods Little Theatre, Bexhill-on-sea

Against The Tides

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


14 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea

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

Baby Shakes + Hotwax

Baby Shakes are a rock n’ roll-punk band from New York City. Expect catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and 60’s Motown girl groups. This is an 18+ event.

14 Mar at The Piper, Saint Leonards

Barb Jungr - Bob, Brel & Me

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

Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blaché

12 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Beanpole (Дылда)

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

Bon Giovi

Tribute to the New Jersey-based stadium rockers.

4 Apr at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Booker T. Jones

Booker T Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history.

“Booker T. Jones is one of the legends of soul music.”The New Yorker

As leader of the legendary Booker T and the MGs, this pillar of soul music collaborated with Otis Redding, Albert King, and more during his tenure at Stax Records. Since then, Booker has lent his trademark keyboard chops to and produced classic albums such as Willie Nelson's multi-platinum hit Stardust and Bill Withers' Just As I Am featuring the hit song “Ain't No Sunshine”.

“Jones’ name is synonymous with the Hammond B3 organ. At 17, he recorded the instrument's anthem, “Green Onions”NPR

Both Booker's 2009 solo release Potato Hole and his 2011 solo release The Road From Memphis won GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 2013 Booker released Sound The Alarm, marking a return to Stax Records after 40 years.

In 2016, Booker debuted his live show “Booker T Presents: A Stax Revue”, working with new talent to create a show that reflects the heart and soul of Stax Records. Booker is currently working on a new recording project, writing his memoir, and touring worldwide with his solo band.

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

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

Breakin Science Festival

3000 D&B Ravers - Raving By The Sea

24 May at The Oval, Hastings

Bright Star

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

The Captain's Beard And Other Weird Folk

An evening of Pirates, Gentlemen and Beards. The Captain's Beard and other weird folk will enchant you with songs about drinking, facial hair, bees and resisting maturity.

Tickets are £8 (plus booking fee) in advance and £10 on the door.

The Captain's Beard are from Brighton, (the drinking town with a fishing problem.) They play rocked up maritime and shanty music from the British Isles that combines the raucous vibes of the Pogues with all the good humour of Chas and Dave. Their debut album Same Ship Different Day, made a splash and saw them tour the south coast from Dover to Penzance and with their second album "Completely Tankard" set for release in 2020 they're set to tour from the Highlands in Inverness down to Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, terrorizing everyone with their close harmony singing. BEARD!

The Sweetchunks Band play an unusual, yet compelling amalgamation of parodic folk, rock, chap-hop and drinking anthems, fused into a Steampunk horsecarriage of farcical and anecdotal comedy. Not to be missed.

The Barbarian Horde and the whimsical-musical love child of The Kinks, The Divine Comedy, Pulp and Jake Thackray. And yes, that's too many parents. And it's immodest. Have a wee listen?

8 Feb at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings

Caravan Palace

High energy French electro swing.

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

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.

5 Feb at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


A gang of pirates take on a mission against the mob.

14 Feb at Electric Palace, Hastings

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

1 Apr at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards

Coffee Concert: Dominika Feher The Baroque Virtuoso

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

Coffee Concert: Naomi Burrell, Gavin Kibble And David Gerrard (Violin, Piano, Cello)

2 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Coffee Concerts: Jane Gordon (Violin), Jan Rautio (Piano)

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

Coffee Concerts: The Lakeside Clarinet Quartet

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


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


HiddenBeach are proud to announce the first 2 headliners of an all star line up with Crazy P Sound System + Kraak & Smaak and more (to be announced)

4 Jul–5 Jul at Azur, St Leonards-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 Ringer for Love

Tribute to both Meatloaf and Cher.

2 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

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

30 May at Hastings Castle, Hastings

The Doors Alive

Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew.

11 Jul at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

The comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny.

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

26 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Eddi Reader - 40 Years Live Tour

"Just perfect Eddi Reader gets every song just right" - The Sunday Times

"Flawless, not just perfect, world class" - R2 Magazine

"Timeless and universal" - The Scotsman

One of my favourite singers of all time Jools Holland

Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland's greatest living female voice. In 2020, she celebrates her 40th year on stage with the '40 Years Live' concert tour.

From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe (like her hero Edith Piaf) Eddi's path soon lead her to a professional career in music as a backing singer for the Eurythmics and Gang of Four. Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with 'Perfect' and debut album 'First of a Million Kisses' which stormed the charts in the mid 1980's.

Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as 'The Songs of Robert Burns' and last years 'Cavalier'. She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world's greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk and even Classical work with various orchestras.

In 2019 Eddi guest starred with Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for an extensive tour, released the 'Starlight' EP, played sold out headline shows, recorded a programme for BBC's Classic Scottish Album series about her Robert Burns recordings and appeared on BBC Television's Songs of Praise and as part of (her friend) Billy Connolly's Made In Scotland series.

2020's '40 Years Live' concerts promise to be something special, as with any Eddi Reader concert, the magic is being made in the moment, no two concerts ever the same.

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

An Evening Of Indian Classical Music

29 Feb 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

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

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


Welsh rock band who have released ten studio albums, twelve compilations, four EPs, and 40 singles. In 2017, the band announced the compilation The Best of Feeder featuring all the previous singles from their career, as well a mini-album of new material within called Arrow.

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

For Sama

13 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-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

The Gentlemen

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

Go West, Paul Young

Hitting the road on a double bill tour, these two heavyweight chart toppers will be performing all their hits on a bumper bill of nostalgic pop!

Celebrating 35 years, Go West were one of the most successful singer/songwriter duos of the 80’s. Formed in 1982 by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, With Cox as lead singer and Drummie on guitar and backing vocals they produced hits such as ‘We Close Our Eyes’, ‘Call Me’ and “Don’t Look Down’ . Go West were voted ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 1986 Brit Awards. In 1990 their track ‘King of Wishful Thinking’ featured on the hugely successful soundtrack for the blockbuster smash Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts & Richard Gere.

Originally in the band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the 80’s and his career took off with the seminal album ‘No Parlez’ and so many subsequent top 10 hits such as “Wherever I Lay My Hat”, which hit the number 1 slot in 1983 ‘Love of The Common People’ a current austerity anthem, ‘Everytime You Go Away’ & ‘Everything Must Change’. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single ‘Feed The World’ and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Paul is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana! A family man, always happy to be touring his classic hits as a solo artist or with his Tex Mex/ Americana band ‘Los Pacaminos’

23 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The glitterpop pioneers perform their aureate blend of disco, folk and electronic balladry.

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

The Great Gatsby Ball

This superb summer Ball comes to Bexhill each year and will be held on the Metropole Lawns in a large marquee with its own dance floor. A great opportunity to t

17 Jul–19 Jul at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Hastings Reggae Festival 2020

The Hastings Reggae Festival returns for 2020 🌴

1 Aug at The Oval, Hastings

Hastings Sinfonia Winter Concert

Hastings Sinfonia is proud to present a concert of favourite classices. Our resident piano soloist, Howard Southern, plays the Piano Concerto Op 54 by Robert Schumann. Other favourites that we shall be playing include areOberon Overture by Carl Maria von Weber, Slavonic dance No 2 by Anton Dvorak, In The Steppes Of Central Asia by Alexander Borodin, King's Royal by Paul Lewis, Agitato by Polo Piatti, Vilja Lied from The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar, Czardas Aria from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss,Un Bel Di Vedremo Aria from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini. Soloists are Howard Southern (piano) ThomasinTrezise (soprano)Full programme details on the Hastings Sinfonia website at Derek CardenLeader: Peter FieldsArtistic Director: Polo Piatti

1 Feb at St John the Evangelist Church, St Leonard's on Sea

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

One in the eye comedy presents Helen Bauer: Little miss baby angel face for one night only before a 5 day run at Londons Soho theater.

6ft1 with a personality that could fill a stadium. Mark my words, this girl will not be performing in small venues for much longer.'

Helen enjoys a drama. She's her mother's daughter, taking a small situation, blowing it up, then getting upset that it's out of her control.

Just like all the best reality TV. At the same time, she dreams of being a sweet angel handling any drama with grace. Who doesn't overthink everything and plan for how she will have all eyes on her at the right moment.


???? Broadway Baby

As seen and heard on ITV2, BBC Two, BBC Three, CBBC, Comedy Central, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4. Basically all the channels.

NOMINEE: Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2019 Best Newcomer

23 Jan at The Printworks, Hastings

House Of House Presents: Heller & Farley

Pete Heller, Terry Farley, Chill DJ's, Altitude360DJ, Gina D, Kismet, Piano & Specs ( live synth set )

7 Feb–8 Feb at Grand Elektra, Hastings

Hypnosis And The Occult - Danny Nemu

In the beginning was the Word, and an ear that heard, and a mind that discerned and recorded. - Neuro-Apocalypse - Danny Nemu- Experience hypnotic trance, and the worlds beneath the surface of cognition.- Learn a simple technique of self-hypnosis.- Master the basics of the Elman induction and practice hypnotic languageAbout Danny Nemu:Danny Nemu is a writer, hypnotherapist,activist and ayahuasca researcher with academic background in the History and Philosophy of Medicine.Interests include traditional perspectives from both indigenous culture and scripture, and traditional modes of engagement with areas of human experience usually dominated by academic, pharmaceutical and state bodies - health and neurodiversity, insight and innovation, psychedelics and extraordinary experience.His books Science Revealed and Neuro-Apocalypse are available from Psychedelic Press UK, and he is a regular contributor to the Psypress journal, as well as Reality Sandwich and Bia Labates blog.Website:

6 May at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards

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 Bond Concert Spectacular

A spectacular concert evening with all the great hits from the James Bond movies.

7 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, 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

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

Joe Satriani

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, *Joe Satriani *returns to Birmingham in support of his 17th solo album.

The live show will feature tracks from the new studio album released, plus he will perform many of his classic fan-favorites including Surfing With The Alien, Always with Me, Always with You and Flying In A Blue Dream.

The touring band features celebrated drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty) bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) and Joe Satriani on guitar.

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

John Bishop: Warm Up

Observational humour from the stand-up.

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

John Grant

The former Czars singer has a baritone to die for and a handful of critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt.

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

John Shuttleworth's Back

John Shuttleworth returns with songs and stories.

22 Apr at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Jojo Rabbit

1 Feb–6 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Jonathan Pie: Fake News

Jonathan Pie provides more scathing take-downs of politicos and journalists alike.

1 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment.

10 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Kenny Wayne Shepherd has lived more than half of his life in the spotlight. He is widely considered to be one of the best blues / rock guitarists (James Brown once referred to him as ´one of the wonders of the world´) and he has had six No. 1 blues albums and a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles. Utter the phrase ´´young blues guitarist´´ within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Still barely in his 30s, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. He met Stevie Ray Vaughan at 7, shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at 13. As an adult, he continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n´ roll. Kenny Wayne Shepherd´s How I Go not only serves as a strong reminder of the chops that caused Guitar World to place him right behind B.B. King and Eric Clapton on their list of blues guitarists, but it´s the strongest indication yet of his gifted songwriting talent. The album pairs Kenny´s deeply soulful and impassioned takes on classic material like Bessie Smith´s ´´Backwater Blues,´´ Albert King´s ´´Oh, Pretty Woman´´ and The Beatles ´´Yer Blues´´ alongside the strongest writing and co-writing of his career thus far. Let´s not forget that Kenny co-wrote ´´Blue on Black´´ very early on. The song was #1 on the Rock Charts for 17 consecutive weeks. All of the accolades heaped upon his playing are well deserved and well earned.

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

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

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

Laughing Stag, Comedy Club and Food Bank Collection

Free comedy, but bring canned or dried goods for Hastings Food Bank if you are able.

31 Jan at Stag Inn, Hastings

Level 42

Eighties funk pop quartet back on the road again, singing old favourites including 'Running in the Family' and 'Lessons in Love' as well as new tracks from their latest EP Sirens.

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

The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

13 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

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 Adventures

Little Adventures is our brand-new Early Years programme, designed to follow on from the increasingly popular Baby Sense.

Join storyteller Kevin Graal and local Children's Centre volunteers for a lively session of stories, songs, rhymes and hands-on activities inspired by Jerwood Gallery and its wonderful setting beside the sea.

This session is suitable for under 5s only (+18 months). Unfortunately, this session won’t be suitable for younger babies who we hope will continue to come to Baby Sense to get messy and explore the gallery.

24 Jan at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Little Women

2 Feb–5 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Lloyd Cole

The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.

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

Loudon Wainwright III

The head of a vast musical legacy and purveyor of perfect folk performs from latest album Haven't Got The Blues (Yet).

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

Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche

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

Mad Men: Masculinity, Sanity & Space - Angga Kara

Although societal views are evolving, alot of men still try to adhere to traditional expectations.Men have been, and are still considered within society, to be the breadwinners, the gladiators and the ones to navigate challenges in the workplace.Lets look at the harsh truths:Male life expectancy in Hastings is the tenth worst in England and the number one reason for premature death is accidental poisoning.3 in 4 people who take their own lives are men under 35.What does it mean to be a man and how can men find balance in a changing society? What is the masculine role? Who are the positive role models for young boys and teenagers?We live in very confusing times. Aggressive macho behaviour is still part of male competitiveness, it is scorned and yet celebrated in popular culture. Men are often demonised as social oppressors and their emotions frequently silenced or invalidated.With this repression of natural feelings an escape is often sought in the emotional obliteration provided by alcohol and drugs. Oftentimes an outlet is found in violence, pornography and a hundred other ways to avoid self-care and connection.So how can a modern man navigate this terrain without being driven mad in the process?About Angga Kara:Indonesian born, living in the north of England.Citizen of the world.MY EARLY JOURNEYI started journey in 2003 when I was 17, devising and facilitating my own project using fashion as a way to help under privileged young men express themselves, discuss barriers, inspiration aspirations with the aim to take positive steps in life with better mental health. The area back then was the 6th worse area in England for gangs, drugs violent crimes. This sparked my interest in social enterprise and where it all began.This expanded into various industries spanning from fashion, education, dance, theatre, printing, events management consultancy.Early Personal Development Journey.In 2006, I started my personal development journey after being identified as one of the top 20 young social entrepreneurs in the UK to attend residential training in creativity leadership in London.This sparked my interest in personal development exploring a variety of methods to understand my brain, expand my knowledge and to serve others as best I can.The trap of success.My journey as a social entrepreneur and creative consultant led me to work with great people, brands and organisations spanning across many disciplines.I helped to build multiple fast growth 6 figure social enterprises and was pushing hard in life without thinking about my own wellbeing.I bottled in negative emotions all my life, as a man I held a belief that I should be strong and handle all my s*** together and crack on and I played a persona who I think the world wanted to see.This lead to what I call a quarter life crisis. I had several burnouts before but this was different.My health, mind and relationships were in turmoil.When different areas of my life collapsed it lead me into severe depression, self destructive behaviours and a dark depth journey into my mind.At some point of the journey, I was even scared of my own brain and felt like I couldnt control it.I even questioned multiple times whether it was worth continuing my journey at all.Life re-evaluation.I delved deeper into this personal development journey on an International Leadership programme in Lucca, Italy with the WYSE International NGO.A programme supporting emerging leaders from all over the world for global change, affliated with the U.N.This programme left me feeling like I had been broken apart and put back together in a way that is in line with my values, mission and purpose in life.This led me the question, what was this powerful techniques that transformed my life?It was coaching.After this life changing experience I was inspired retrain in 1 year coaching programme with the WYSE supporters TPC Leadership who are based in 12 countries worldwide. Both of these organisations are extremely respected within their fields and offer outstanding training and personal growth experiences.Collectively they changed my life and I am honoured to have received such outstanding training from pioneering and experienced coaches in the field.I am an accredited EMCC Coaching Practitioners Qualification in Executive Coaching.Ive coached many professionals from celebrities, C-suite level executives, management consultants and high performing entrepreneurs.I develop bespoke run group coaching programmes in personal development in the workplace in the UK and internationally.My 1-1 coaching are exclusive to a maximum of 10 clients at any one time.This ensures I consistently bring my full present self to every single session to serve you the best I can.They are fully tailored 3 months and 1 year programmes.

4 Mar at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards

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

Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s

Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet trades in his bass for the turntables to spin classic hits from the 1980s.

20 Aug at The White Rock Theatre, 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' ( '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

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

25 Jan at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

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

Motherless Brooklyn

19 Jan–22 Jan at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea

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

My Father And Me

12 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Only You

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

Opera South East: The Mikado

Opera South East perform Gilbert & Sullivan's classic.

24 Apr–25 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Oxford Lieder

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.

Our January concert in collaboration with Oxford Lieder will be given by the soprano Anna Cavaliero.

A graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, Anna also studied with Barbara Bonney at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and has recently returned from a year in the studio of the Opéra National de Lyon. She brings a programme with Britten's On this Island - settings of W.H. Auden - at its heart, alongside music by Bartók, Walton, Poulenc and Korngold. Much of the programme is inspired by folk song or cabaret, and a sense of nostalgia and separation sits alongside an atmosphere of humour and irony.

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

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

26 Jan at Fairlight Hall, Hastings

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


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

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

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

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

27 Feb–28 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Pure Garage - South Coast UKG Festival

3000 UKG Ravers in Sunny Hastings by the Sea

23 May at The Oval, 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

Right Royal PunchUp: Free Comedy at the Fountain on Queens

Free entry and a high quality team of comedians to kick your Thursday all the way into the weekend.

Mistress of Ceremonies will be Juliet Brando, and Master of Ceremonies will be Tom Bartlett, presenting:

John Rands: John will weave a story to keep you entranced, keep you thinking and most importantly keep you laughing. John was a finalist in the Much Laughter Open Mic competition 2019, has appeared as a guest on podcasts such as the It Just So Happened alternative history podcast and has written jokes and sketches for BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Scotland.

Bex Turner: "Chaotic characterful stand-up comedy with themes focusing around awkwardness, sexuality, pop culture, social frustrations and food."

Emily Kennedy-Barnes: "Firing with both barrels, Emily Kennedy-Barnes lifts the lid on the realities of co parenting, what it means to be Brighton born and bred and why you never ask daddy for a pony."

Kate McGann - Comedian - So You Think You're Funny 2019 Finalist, Kate is rattling through her thirties and there's no stopping her on a whirlwind journey. Kate will be performing her sell-out one woman show '8 States of Kate' at the Brighton fringe this year, where she reveals the trials and tribulations of a 30-something singleton living in Brighton. 'A wild force-of-nature performer' - Steve Bennet, Chortle

6 Feb at The Fountain, Hastings

Robert Cray Band

The award-winning US blues guitar maestro returns.

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

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

Royal Ballet: The Cellist (World Premiere)/ Dances At A Gathering

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

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

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

Sisters Of Reggae

After a sold out gig in St Leonard’s the Sisters of Reggae return in May 2020 to Hastings Old Town for what promises to be the undisputed heavyweight regg

1 May–2 May at The Old Market, Hastings

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

Spring break - Special guests , Headliners & BBC introducing

Free entry event based on First come first served

7 Mar–8 Mar at Crowleys Bar Hastings, Hastings

Steve Hackett

The one-time Genesis guitarist revisits his time in the band with new versions of songs he co-wrote from the period 1971–1977.

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

Steve Harley

The original Cockney rebel playing his hits including that song … can't think what it's called.

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

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

This Feeling - Hastings

“The best club in the UK for future rock & roll stars” Noel Gallagher

7 Mar at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings

Tim Vine: Plastic Elvis

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

12 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

The Total Stone Roses

Roses tribute act comprising graduates of Leeds College of Music.

10 Apr at Brass Monkey, Hastings

Troy Hawk: 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…



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



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

Two Duos With Trevor Watts

31 Jan at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Warren Bailey Psychic Medium: An Evening of Spirit

Spend a spiritual night with one of UK's leading mediums.

1 Feb at Pebsham Community Centre, Bexhill-on-Sea

Whole Lotta Led

Gloucestershire-based Led Zeppelin tribute band.

18 Sep at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Yabba Dabba Doo Fundraiser For Denny

Fundraiser for Denny and Marley. Help towards raising £500,000

26 Jan at Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea

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