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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!

12 Oct 2020–31 Dec 2021 at Discovery Playground, Hastings


Eternal Triangle: Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston & Jamie Harris

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


Hastings Nightlife Reunion 60's 70's 80's 90's

Dennies - Rennies - Scalliwags Crypt - Rumours - Saturdays - Courtney's - Jr's - Flamingos+ just so many to name back in the day. The Nightlife of Hastings back in the day. Big Reunion.

17 Sep at The Crypt, Hastings


Hastings Nightlife Reunion 60s 70s 80s 90s

Big Reunion Hastings Nightlife

17 Sep–18 Sep at Grand Elektra, Hastings


John Grant

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

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


On The Pier - Andy C, Sub Focus, Bou, K Motionz

Join us as we welcome Andy C, Sub Focus, Bou, K Motionz to Hastings Pier.

18 Sep at Hastings Pier, Hastings


The Telescopes + Supports

The Telescopes have been described by the British music press as 'more a revolution of the psyche than a revolution of the sidewalk'; a thread consistent throughout a body of work spanning over 30 years. The Telescopes have constantly pushed at their own boundaries to unravel new pathways of existence, colouring outside the lines of all expectation to reach beyond the realm of natural vision. With a legacy full of eureka moments, intravenously fed through a crack in the cosmic egg, The Telescopes invoke the kind of altered perceptions that time has shown not only withstand repeated listening, but reveal something new whenever one ventures into the depths of their highly influential artistry. At the core of their being, The Telescopes are an all embracing concern, in every sense, a constant revolution of the psyche exploding endless spores of sound, carriers of warm transmissions seeped in aural innovation that spiral around ones inner receptors to induce a series of auditory illusions that completely immerse the listener in the grip of their own imagination.Songs Of Love And Revolution is a solar burst of trance inducing rhythms gripped at the helm by a wall of throbbing bass held in place by a swarm of encircling guitars. Lashed to the mast of this whirling dervish, incantations abound to dispel what is bound. This is the 12th album by The Telescopes, music for a four-piece ensemble that will never sound the same twice in any given environment or to any set of ears. This is an 18+ event. (Photo ID Required) .

18 Sep at The Piper, Saint Leonards


Autumn Concert 2021:'september Soiree'

Sussex Concert Orchestra presents a 'Setpmber Soiree' on the 19th September at St. Peter's Church in Bexhill. Members of the orchestra will be performing a selection of chamber pieces by Bach and Mozart:

J.S. Bach - Quintet in D, Op. 11 No.6 Mozart - Oboe Quartet in F, K370 Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23 in A (Chamber version), K488

19 Sep at St. Peter's Community Centre, Bexhill-on-Sea


John Shuttleworth's Back

John Shuttleworth returns with songs and stories.

23 Sep at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Jonathan Pie: Fake News

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

23 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Hastings Literary Festival: From Page To Screen

24 Sep at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Hastings Literary Festival: Jessica Mookherjee

24 Sep at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Hastings Literary Festival: Monique Roffey In Conversation

24 Sep at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Hastings Literary Festival: The World According To Lucy Mangan

24 Sep at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Ben Fogle: Tales From the Wilderness

TV adventurer Ben Fogle tours with his latest evening of storytelling.

24 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Hastings Literary Festival: Bedtime Stories

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


Hastings Literary Festival: In Conversation With Michèle Roberts

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


Hastings Literary Festival: Refugee Tales

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


Hastings Literary Festival: Sir David Hare In Conversation

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


Hundred Watt Club

A line-up of burlesque and cabaret artists.

25 Sep at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


John Bishop: Right Here, Right Now

Observational humour from the famed stand-up.

25 Sep 2021–5 Jan 2022 at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

27 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Vaccines

Short, sharp garagey indie rock from these indie saviours.

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


Coffee Concert: Fiachra Garvey (Piano)

26 Sep 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’

28 Sep, 19 May &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Martha Wainwright

Sister of Rufus and daughter of Loudon and Kate McGarrigle performs her own cathartic singer-songwriter material including tracks from her latest album Goodnight City.

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


The Medical Grade Music Roadshow: Steve Davis And Kavus Torabi - Q&a With Ben Thompson

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


Tim Vine: Plastic Elvis

English writer, actor and comedian Tim Vine returns with yet another hilarious stand-up show. Get ready for quick-fire one-liners from the pun-slinging maestro.

30 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Undertones

Punk rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in the '70s.

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


DomFest

Charity Fundraiser for Dom's Food Mission with live music from The Kavemen & The Cover-Ups plus food from Harold's Hog Roast

1 Oct at Horntye Park Sports Complex, Hastings


Hastings/st Leonards Songwriters: Mike Willis, Kevin Armstrong And Chester Caine

1 Oct at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-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).

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


Loudon Wainwright III: All in a Family

An evening of song, music and funny stories from Grammy award winner Loudon Wainwright III, his former partner Suzzy Roche and their daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche.

2 Oct, 21 Sep at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Southern Sunset Festival Presents: UKG By The Sea

Southern Sunset Festival Presents: UKG By The Sea, Saturday 2nd October 2021. The Oval, Hastings, East Sussex.

2 Oct at The Oval, Hastings


Special Kinda Madness

A tribute to both Madness and the Specials.

2 Oct, 7 May at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Austerity All-dayer

2 Oct at The Piper, Saint Leonards


Hastings Oktoberfest

Traditional Oktoberfest with German beers and food as well as live performances by local bands.

2 Oct at Horntye Park Sports Complex, Hastings


90s Baby POP | The biggest 90s show of the decade

90’s Baby POP lands on Hastings Oval for a HUGE show with 18+ 90s Artists, all performing under ONE HUGE FESTIVAL TENT

3 Oct at The Oval, Hastings


Hastings Theatre Festival

Hosted by Hastings Fringe Festival val CIC Artistic Director Heather Alexander A week of First Class Theatre

3 Oct–10 Oct at The Stables Theatre And Arts Centre, Hastings


Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other artists' records.

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


Docfest: Faith I Branko Documentary

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


Docfest: The Wall Of Shadows + Q&a

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


Level 42

Eighties funk pop band back on the road again, singing old favourites including 'Running in the Family' and 'Lessons in Love' as well as newer tracks.

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


Docfest: Ahead Of The Curve

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


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.

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


Crazy P Soundsytem | Kraak & Smaak | Femi Fem | 2 DAY EVENT

Crazy P | Kraak & Smaak | Femi Fem A fantastic seaside lineup in Hastings. 2 DAYS of musical bliss at this amazing seafront venue

9 Oct at Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea


Pre-Concert Champagne Reception For The Bexhill Sinfonietta Inaugural Performance

There will be a reception at 6.30pm with Champagne and canapes for anyone wishing to start the evening in style. There will be the chance to meet the composers, sponsors and some of the performers involved in the concert.

10 Oct at The Izzard Theatre, Bexhill-on-Sea


Docfest: Mc Escher - Journey To Infinity

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


Docfest: Santiago Rising + Director's Q&a

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


Jack Dee: Off The Telly

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour.

Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh, Jack also hosts the legendary Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Additional credits include presenting Jack Dee's Helpdesk on BBC Two, C4's The Jack Dee Show, ITV's Jack Dee's Saturday Night, BBC's Jack Dee's Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. "In fact," explains Jack, "I've probably appeared in every TV show with my name in the title".

Other sidelines include Motivational Speaking, which Jack describes as "Basically a total waste of time, talking to losers, but the cash is decent" and then adds "Don't print that". It's so hard to tell when he's being serious.

In recognition of his charity work, Jack was denied an OBE in 2015.

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


Lavinia Blackwall + Supports

Lavinia Blackwall live in concert. This is an 18+ event.

14 Oct at The Piper, Saint Leonards


Josephine Davis

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


The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Blues and blues-rock singer-guitarist from Shreveport.

15 Oct, 16 Oct at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Hawklords

Spacey prog-rock from ex-Hawkwind members Jerry Richards, Ron Tree, Ade Shaw, Harvey Bainbridge, Steve Swindells and Dave Pearce.

15 Oct at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings

15 Oct at The Carlisle Pub, Hastings


Whole Lotta Led

Gloucestershire-based Led Zeppelin tribute band.

16 Oct &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Faure Requiem

Bexhill Choral Society is happy to be back once more, with an exciting programme of music. Vivaldi's Credo in E minor moves through a dark awareness of the fragility of human life to a triumphant proclamation of belief in resurrection and eternal life. Corrette's little-known setting of the Laudate Dominum is a surprising but very successful appropriation of Vivaldi's Spring, full of joyous choral singing. We finish with the ethereal beauty of Faur's gentle, consoling and much-loved Requiem, which Faur himself described as 'dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest'. BCS is joined by soloists Caroline Elias and Peter Grevatt, and the programme is accompanied by the Sussex Concert Orchestra, who will also perform Mozart's sunny, celebratory Divertimento K.251

16 Oct at St Barnabas Church, Bexhill-on-Sea


HiddenBeach presents Yaaba Funk Liive

HiddenBeach in association with GW Jazz present Yaaba Funk full band AfroBeat & Tropical HiLife music live

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


Roger Taylor

English musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer for the rock band Queen.

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


Hastings Early Music Festival: Tabea Debus

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


Belinda Carlisle

Anthemic pop and rock by the Californian singer-songwriter of hits such as 'Heaven is a Place on Earth', 'We Got the Beat' and 'Our Lips are Sealed'.

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


King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

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


Luisa Omielan: God is A Woman

The creator of Politics for Bitches and What Would Beyoncé Do takes on religion in her new show.

21 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Hunter Muskett - Postponed

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


Coffee Concert: Ida Pelliccioli

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


Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

BLOG are delighted to have been granted limited license to perform the adult cast version of this fantastic musical, and to have an amazing production team.

One of the most enduring and exuberant shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set, according to Tim Rice's playful lyrics, "Way, way back many centuries ago, not long after the Bible began".

This all singing, all dancing extravaganza follows the story of Jacob's favourite son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph meets the Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphar's wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams and soon finds himself in front of the mighty Pharaoh. Joseph's solution to Egypt's famine elevates him to Pharaoh's right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

Combining country and western, ballads and calypso with Elvis-style rock, the show includes songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice that have become unforgettable pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me, Jacob and Sons, There's One More Angel In Heaven and Go, Go, Go Joseph.

27 Oct–30 Oct, 30 Oct at Memorial Hall, Battle


Skindred

Big bouncing fusion of ragga, dubstep and metal.

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


Alexis Taylor And Terry Edwards

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


Beth Nielsen Chapman

Highly rated Americana singer/songwriter who has penned hits for the likes of Trisha Yearwood and Willie Nelson.

30 Oct, 11 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


HiddenBeach present Saxon International Sound System

HiddenBeach in association with GW Jazz host one of the most iconic British sound systems of all time, Saxon International Sound System.

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


Coffee Concert: Alexander Metcalfe

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


Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

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


Collabro

Highly acclaimed musical theatre group Collabro aka Britain's Got Talent 2014 winning classical brothers go on a tour across the UK. Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J. Redgrave take the stage featuring songs from their five studio albums.

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


Stiff Little Fingers

Ireland's favourite delinquent punk sons.

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


Seasick Steve

Vagrant American bluesman accompanying himself on a two-stringed guitar, wooden box and other handmade instruments.

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


Seth Lakeman

A haunting original take on folk rock from the former Mercury Music Prize nominee.

6 Nov 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!.

6 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Wet Wet Wet

The Glasgow soul popsters tour their greatest hits, and some other people's greatest hits as well.

7 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Joachim Cooder + Sam Amidon

Joachim Cooder is known for his collaborations with his father, Ry Cooder. Over That Road I'm Bound, his Nonesuch Records debut, uses the plain-spoken songs of Uncle Dave Macon as a jumping-off point. On the album, Cooder plays with the lyrics and reworks melodies for his chosen instrument: an electric mbira (a variation on an African thumb piano). The show also features Sam Amidon, another great singer on the Nonesuch label.

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


Show of Hands

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

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


The Doors Alive

Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew. Expect renditions of classic hits such as 'Light My Fire', 'When the Music's Over' and 'Riders on the Storm'. The band recreate the sounds of the 60s using the same instruments that the Doors used in their heyday, including a Gibson G101, the Fender Rhodes Bass and a vintage Gibson S.G Guitar.

12 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Madeleine Peyroux

Crossover jazz vocalist with a cool swinging take on tracks by Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

13 Nov 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.

13 Nov at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Beth Hart

Bluesy singer from LA who has worked with Joe Bonamassa.

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


Coffee Concert: Rautio Piano Trio

14 Nov 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.

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


Coffee Concert: Jon Pickard

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


Kevin Bloody Wilson, Jenny Talia

In a world almost drowning in a tsunami of Political Correctness, Kevin Bloody Wilson stands out as a beacon for PC Pushback.

Considered ‘The Worlds Funniest Australian’, Kevin Bloody Wilson is as dry and as rough as his Outback heritage.

His latest stage performance FUPC, spotlights Political Correctness for what it is and how he sees it.a joke!

Kev’s 20 Albums of self penned Bawdy Ballads have generated millions of sales and his global legion of fans have elevated Kev to Rock Star Status.

Seeing KEV live is something not only guaranteed to have you belly laughing at topics and subject matter you’re not supposed to be laughing at, but also something to tick off your bucket list!

Social Justice Warriors and PC Advocates are invited to stay home.

Meanwhile, the rest of us will enjoy a knee-slapping, hilarious night of Kev’s common sense take on Political Correctness.

22 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Scouting for Girls

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

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


Ministry of Sound Classical

Dance and club anthems get an orchestral makeover.

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


Enter Shikari

Trancecore favourites from Hertfordshire mixing hardcore punk, metal and electronica.

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


The Overtones

Doo-wop vocal harmony man band doing it for the mums.

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


Coffee Concert: Yekaterina Lebedeva (Piano)

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


The Charlatans

The ever-durable Charlies have weathered all kinds of upheaval over the years and but have managed to plod along happily with considerable fan support.

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


The Horne Section

The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.

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


Grant-Lee Phillips

Folk-rock from the former Grant Lee Buffalo singer and multi-instrumentalist.

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


Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.

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


Sweet

The glam rockers behind huge hit 'Blockbuster'.

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


Coffee Concert: Aysen Ulucan

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


The Magical Music of Harry Potter: Live in Concert

One of a kind film and music experience:

The Magical Music of Harry Potter- Live in Concert with a Weasley brother!

The Harry Potter films are one of the most successful film series in the history of Cinema. Revisit the award winning music with the London Philharmonic & Symphonic Film Orchestra in a unique concert evening.

Original actors, magic, star soloists, a choir and symphony orchestra bring the magical music of Harry Potter to life! The program includes the film soundtracks of four-time Oscar winner John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicolas Hooper, and Oscar winner Alexander Desplat as well as the best music from "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", the successful recent stage play.

7 Dec at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

The observational comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny. In addition to his time on the comedy circuit, Byrne has also become a recognisable face on the telly, featuring on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, *The Pilgrimage, Top Gear and QI.

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

18 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Stick Man

Scamp Theatre use puppetry, live music and songs to present Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book about a stick man trying to get back to the family tree.

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


Nina Conti: The Dating Show

Improvised comic ventriloquism from Conti, who manages to weave humour and poignancy into her shows. Her puppet creations include Monk (a cynical monkey) and Granny (an elder Scotswoman).

9 Dec at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Marley Experience

Tribute to the reggae sounds of Bob Marley.

11 Dec at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Coffee Concert: Jane Gordon And Jan Rautio

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


Daniel Sloss: Hubris

New hour from the Scottish comedian.

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


Steve Harley

The original Cockney rebel plays his hits.

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


CRAIG CHARLES FUNKY NEW YEAR’S EVE

King of funk back in Bexhill for new Years eve

31 Dec 2021 at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Jason Manford: Like Me

The comic hits the road again with more observational comedy.

8 Jan–5 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

29 Jun–30 Jun at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS)

A grumpy look at life from Ms Eclair, having hit 60 and a new decade of decrepitude.

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


Porridge Radio

Indie rock band from Brighton.

22 Jan at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Wolf Alice

Off-kilter indie rock from this London four-piece.

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


Example

Kilimanjaro Live presents English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer Example + special guests…

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


CODA: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

The UK's newest tribute to the mighty Zep play classics such as 'Stairway to Heaven', 'Whole Lotta Love' and 'Rock and Roll'.

29 Jan at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Burn The Floor: Kevin Clifton

Kevin Clifton stars in this high-energy ballroom dancing show.

3 Feb at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

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


Ed Gamble

Another 'bracing flurry of idiocy' from the comedian Ed Gamble.

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


Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly

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

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


Wilko Johnson

The redoubtable Dr Feelgood guitarist and band rock it up Canvey Island-style; after undergoing radical surgery to treat his hitherto-believed-to-be terminal cancer, the indomitable Johnson is back, minus one pancreas but with added vim and vigour.

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


Ross Noble: Humournoid

Comedian Ross Noble's newest hour.

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


Lloyd Cole

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

14 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.

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


The Magic of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson tribute.

19 Feb at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitarist in concert.

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


Tony Hadley

The lead singer of Spandau Ballet performs classic hits including ‘Only When You Leave’, ‘Through the Barricades’ and ‘True’, with the accompaniment of a full orchestra.

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


Sophie Ellis-Bextor

The London-based pop singer returns to music after her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

8 Mar–17 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


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.

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


Dr John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

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


Greentea Peng

Aria Wells (known as Greentea Peng) is a neo-soul and self-described 'psychedelic R'n'B' singer and songwriter from London.

18 Mar at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Heather Small

Soul singer and former M-People vocalist whose hit 'Proud' featured in the 2012 Olympic coverage and Miranda. She is also the winner of two Brit Awards and the Mercury Music Prize.

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


Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive‐in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award‐winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand‐up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination. He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 & HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of “Fiddler On The Roof”.

“So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it standup barely does it justice.” ‐ Michael Levin, Huffington Post

"A thin, high cheek‐boned, flamboyant luvvie.” ‐ The Guardian

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

29 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Katherine Ryan: Missus

Comedian and star of Netflix show The Duchess discusses how she's married her first love, despite having disavowed marriage previously.

24 Mar at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

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


Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much …

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

30 Mar at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Marc Almond

The former Soft Cell singer turned successful solo artist supports his latest release.

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


Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!

Camp humour as the stand-up tries out new material.

1 Apr–2 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Total Stone Roses

Stone Roses tribute act featuring graduates of the Leeds College of Music.

2 Apr at Brass Monkey, Hastings


Gretchen Peters

Americana from the Nashville singer-songwriter.

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


Echo & The Bunnymen

Well-preserved Liverpudlian indie rock legends.

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


Count Arthur Strong: And This Is Me!

Count Arthur Strong recounts two decades of memories from his ten national tours, 15 years of his multi-award winning radio show, and three series of his BAFTA nominated TV sitcom.

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


Goldfrapp

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

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


Metallica Reloaded

Four-strong tribute to the heavy metal trailblazers.

16 Apr at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Sparks

The genre-defying, groundbreaking Mael brothers take their dramatic glam-pop sound on tour.

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


Bowling For Soup

Jocular punk pop sorts from Texas.

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


From the Jam

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

21 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Feeder

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.

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


Circus Zyair

A magical circus experience for all the family, including jugglers, acrobats, magic, high wire, the wheel of death and a whole bunch more colourful acts.

27 Apr–1 May at The Oval, Hastings


Joe Satriani

World-renowned American guitar virtuoso.

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


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.

5 May at Hastings Castle, Hastings

5 May at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

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


Robert Cray Band

Award-winning US blues guitar maestro.

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


Shalamar with Special Guest Phil Fearon & Galaxy

Wednesday 10 June

Front Doors Open: 6.15pmAuditorium: 7.15pmShow Starts: 7.45pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £36.50, £34.50 & 32.50*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

As Shalamar, Howard Hewitt and Jeffrey Daniel sold over 25 million records worldwide and collected no less than 100 gold, silver and platinum awards. Their live show includes multi- million selling hits, such as 'A Night To Remember', 'I Can Make You Feel Good', 'Make That Move', 'There It Is', 'Dead Giveaway', 'I Owe You One', 'The Second Time Around' and many more.

“A Shalamar concert is a giant party,” says Jeffrey Daniel. “From the moment we step on stage to the moment we finish the audience becomes part of the show, they’re up on their feet dancing and singing along!”

As noted in the publication British Hit Singles & Albums, Shalamar were regarded as fashion icons and trendsetters, and helped to introduce 'body-popping' to the United Kingdom. Jeffrey Daniel is noted as the dance mentor for Michael Jackson and the man that taught him the moonwalk. Howard Hewett is a one of the most iconic US soul artistes of all time. Carolyn Griffey is the daughter of Solar Records creator Dick Griffey and heir to the label dynasty.

Special Guest - Phil Fearon

Special guest for the show will be fellow 80’s star, Phil Fearon & Galaxy—instantly recognisable for his hit singles ‘''Dancing Tight’ , "What Do I Do?", "Everybody’s Laughing" "I Can Prove It"& ‘This Kind of Love’.

25 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

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

28 May at Hastings Castle, Hastings


Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips bring their cosmic eccentric live show, furry animals and fake blood back to the UK.

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


Macy Gray

The American singer, born Natalie Renee McIntyre, performs stripped back soul and R&B with a notable jazz influence.

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


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 Blues Band

The Blues Band line-up of Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuiness continues to pay tribute to the blues and R&B boom which inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.

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


Jo Whiley's 90s Anthems

DJ Jo Whiley spins the best songs from the decades.

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


Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band

The 60s soul legend and trained hypnotist is back, with his trusty Ram Jam Band.

25 Jun at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Gary Delaney: Gary In Punderland

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he's ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you're hunting for snark, Gary's got it covered!

29 Jul at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Hastings Reggae Festival 2022

The Hastings Reggae Festival returns to The Oval in Hastings, East Sussex.

30 Jul at The Oval, Hastings


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The moving a capella ensemble who first came to international prominence on Paul Simon's Graceland album and have remained at the forefront of South African music for more than 30 years.

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


The Feeling

Unfairly maligned 'soft rock archaeologists' doing a sterling pop job of resurrecting the extreme tunefulness of ELO, 10cc and the like.

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


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