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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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Pause ll Play

Works exploring the need to play.

7 May–29 Sep at Bargain Studio, St Leonards-on-Sea


Enlightened

Solo exhibition by respected artist Brenda Hartill RE, in celebration of the opening of the New Beauport House Gallery.

14 Jun–6 Sep at Bannatyne Spa Hotel - Hastings, Hastings


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!

2 Jul 2019–31 Dec 2020 at Discovery Playground, Hastings


Nights at the Museum

Special night tours through the True Crime museum, recounting grisly tales of the Krays, serial killers, Jack the Ripper and more.

20 Jul–31 Aug at The True Crime Museum, Hastings


Summer Holiday Activities - Colouring, Crafts And More!

Summer is finally here and it's time to bring on the sun, sea and sand! However, if it all gets a little much, come and cool off in our air conditioned café while your little ones amuse themselves with some seasonal colouring, crafts, word searches and activities. Our babycchinos are the best in the business and you can recharge with one of our refreshing summer beverages and a delicious slice of cake!

28 Jul–1 Sep at Waterstones, Hastings


Storytime!

Join our lovely bookshop storyteller upstairs in the cafe every Tuesday morning at 11am for stories, colouring and activities galore! Our next story will be 'GRUMPYCORN', so come along, enjoy a babycchino and have some fun!

20 Aug at Waterstones, Hastings


Roger Carey With Board & Cooke

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


Birthday Bash!

Hip, Hip Hooray, we’re 5 TODAY!

Visit The True CRIME Museum on Thursday 22nd August and grab your free True CRIME Museum Birthday Cupcake!

Sign up to our True CRIME Club for all the latest news, events and offers! https://www.truecrimemuseum.co.uk/tcclub/

22 Aug at The True Crime Museum, Hastings


Blue Velvet Revisited: Special Screening With A Q&a And Live Music From Cult With No Name

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


GOODBOYS live at Grand Elektra

GOODBOYS perform their global hit 'Piece of your heart' live for us here at Grand Elektra

23 Aug–24 Aug at Grand Elektra, Hastings


The Laughing Stag

Comedy night.

23 Aug at Stag Inn, Hastings


Psychedelic, Ego Death And The Afterlife

In this talk Darren Springer of Ancient Future, will explore ancient mythologies that connect the human entheogenic experience, the mythical Underworld and the ancient art of navigating the afterlife, and how this all corresponds with the psychedelic experience coined "Ego Death".He will take you on a historical journey and look at the origins of these practices in ancient Africa, Mesopotamia and Europe and how they have become coded in several mythological entheogenic rites of passages throughout the ancient indigenous world in initiation ceremonies and daily ritual.In this presentation, Darren will share how these Psychedelics were used in experiencing navigating the afterlife and dance with death, allowing you to live a more purposeful and liberated life.Darren Springer is a grass-roots researcher and event organiser based in London, the Director of Ancient Future, the Convenor of the Psychedelia Railway Gatherings and curator at Earth Tone Arts. After setting up Ancient Future in 2006, a voluntary organisation, he has continued to develop workshops and projects geared around creative arts, personal-development and ancient spiritual systems in his community.

24 Aug at St Leonard's Church, St Leonards-on-Sea


Root Daughters Sister Aisha, Sandra Cross

Mad Professor presents Root Daughters Sister Aisha, Sandra Cross

24 Aug at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Gloria Bell

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


Roni Size: New Forms

The drum'n'bass pioneer and Mercury Award-winning producer celebrates the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album, with a set packed full of anthems such as Brown Paper Bag, Heroes and New Forms.

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


Coffee Concert: The Magic Of Mozart - The Sound Of Glyndebourne

25 Aug &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Apollo 11

25 Aug–29 Aug at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Mampi Swift Bank Holiday at Grand Elektra

Mampi Swift and IC3 Back again by popular demand The hero who saved the day after the Pier Jam cancellation in Hastings.

25 Aug–26 Aug at Grand Elektra, Hastings


Mel Elliott - Book Reading, Craft Session & Signing

We will be holding a very special Storytime session this week. Mel Elliott, author of 'The Girl With Two Dads' will be joining us to read her wonderful book and then do some crafts. This free session will be held as usual in our cosy Cafe. So pop along, have some fun and enjoy the best babyccions in the business!

27 Aug at Waterstones, Hastings


Illuminating The Wilderness

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


The Pirates Of Penzance - Semi Staged With Come And Sing Chorus

A semi staged performance in the wonderful Hastings Museum of this Gilbert and Sullivan masterpiece, enjoy this performance as a member of the audience or why not come and have some fun and join our chorus for the afternoon?If youd like to join us for the chorus you will need to rehearse with us for a 12 midday 1 hour rehearsal, if you would like to join us as an audience member, the performance starts at 2pm.

30 Aug at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings


Dj Johnny Reckless at Grand Elektra

DJ Johnny Reckless takes over the decks at Grand Elektra Don’t miss out

30 Aug–31 Aug at Grand Elektra, Hastings


Hastings Litfest: Christopher Priest Introduces The Prestige

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


Tyber & Peter from The Duaalers

The duo head to the seaside town for a big night of ska and reggae

31 Aug at Brass Monkey, Hastings


Hastings Litfest: Michael Radfords 1984

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


Hastings Litfest: Otherwise Unchanged Short Film And Readings By Owen Lowery

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


Hastings Litfest: Panel Discussion - Dystopian Fiction

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


Hastings Litfest Presents: Blinded By The Light (Screening + Talk & Q&a With Writer Sarfraz Mansoor)

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


Hastings Litfest: Suzanna Hamilton Introduces Michael Radfords 1984

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


The Secret Garden

Chapterhouse Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett follows young Mary Lennox on her journey of self-discovery to her uncle's house deep in the Yorkshire countryside, where unexpected friends and magical creatures help her to unlock the mystery of the secret garden.

1 Sep at English Heritage: 1066 Battle Of Hastings, Abbey And Battlefield, Battle


Wayne Hussey The Salad Daze Tour 2019 Hastings

Songs of Preys presents Wayne Hussey live at the Blackmarket VIP in Hastings as part of the Salad Daze Tour 2019.Support will be provided by Evi Vine.As a special treat to all attending Wayne Husseys performance at Blackmarket VIP - Hastings there will be a special After-show party. There be music and merriment from the end of the performance until midnight.This will be FREE OF CHARGE to all ticket holders.Anyone buying a ticket is entered into a Prize Draw to win a Wayne Hussey Signature 12-String electric guitar kindly donated to Songs of Preys by Schecter Guitars!

1 Sep at Blackmarketvip, Hastings


Coffee Concerts: Charlotte Rowan (Violin) And Charlotte Stevenson (Piano)

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


Alan Power Live

Alan Power live. With support from The Equatorial Group.

1 Sep at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Night Beats

Night Beats perform tracks from new album 'Myth Of A Man' live at Band on the Wall.

3 Sep at The Piper, Saint Leonards


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.

3 Sep at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings


Blinded By The Light

4 Sep–5 Sep at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Tommy Fury

TOMMY FURY is coming to party with us at Grand Elektra on Thursday 5th September

5 Sep–6 Sep at Grand Elektra, Hastings


Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf

5 Sep–8 Sep at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudulf

5 Sep–8 Sep at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


In Fabric

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


Transit

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


Chris Leslie-Solo Concert: Bexhill Festival of the Sea 2019

Chris Leslie brings his solo show to Bexhill for an intimate evening of fiddle music and stories in song.

He joined Fairport Convention back in 1996 and has been the song writer and multi instrumentalist in the band since then. His performance features songs with guitar, fiddle tunes, Native American Flute, Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle.

All delivered with warmth and style in a fantastic venue.

Chris will be joined by local guests Blakeley & Son for the finale of the evening.

Tickets £12 in advance - £15 on the door (subject to availability - book in advance to avoid disappointment).

Part of the Bexhill Festival of the Sea programme 2019.

7 Sep at St Barnabas Church, Bexhill-on-Sea


Argentine Tango - The History - The Anecdotes - The Meaning

Argentine Tango is one of the most popular dances the world has ever known. Learn all you always wanted to know about it, such as its real origins, the hidden content of its lyrics, the colourful anecdotes. With special dance demonstrations and a unique opportunity to hear local composer Polo Piatti talk about his upbringing in the 'La Boca' district where Tango was born as well as about one of his famous teachers, tango king Astor Piazzolla.Ticket includes tea, coffe and cake.Another Classicus Talk (Free for 'Friends Of the Opus Theatre')

7 Sep at Opus Theatre, Hastings


Rozi Plain

Rozi Plain, as part her UK tour, will be joining us for an intimate gig (with full band) at The Marina Fountain

8 Sep at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Coffee Concert: Danielle Louise Thomas - Mezzo Soprano - With Piano By Richard Eldridge

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


Margaret Atwood Testaments Launch Celebrations!

The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's follow up to the phenomenon that is The Handmaid's Tale, will be released on the 10th of Sept. In celebration of the occasion we will be treating all customers buying or collecting their copy on launch day to a complimentary drink in our café. So you can sit back, relax and get stuck into the first chapter straight away and let us know what you think of this eagerly awaited sequel!

10 Sep at Waterstones, Hastings


Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

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

11 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Pixies

Hugely influential indie rock ensemble.

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


Cole Moreton 'the Light Keeper' - Meet The Author & Signing.

Cole Moreton's new book 'The Light Keeper', is a story of love, hope, faith, grief and longing set in the Belle Tout lighthouse, on the edge of a four hundred foot drop near Beachy Head. Due for publication on the 15th of August, the book has already received some wonderful reviews. Matt Haig writes 'Cole writes with human warmth and bittersweet emotion. I loved this.’ Anthony Horowitz enthuses ’Wonderfully written. This is a book that will stay with you.’ So come along and meet Cole, listen to him perform some of the acoustic music written to go with the story and grab a signed edition of this exciting new title for your bookshelf!

14 Sep at Waterstones, Hastings


Islands in the Stream

Musical celebrating the queen and king of country: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.

14 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Moon And The Sledgehammer

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


Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

The legendary comedian is back with a brand new show, Wunderbar, which he is touring across the country at 40 venues. Izzard hints that his new show covers everything from talking dogs to animal superheroes.

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


Justin Hayward

Assembly Rooms, George Street Justin Hayward - The Voice Of The Moody Blues In Concert featuring Mike Dawes Sunday 8th September 2019 Doors 6:30pm / Starts 7:30pm

Live Nation , Kennedy Street and One Inch Badge are delighted toannounce that legendary singer-songwriter JustinHayward will be undertaking the intimate ‘All The Way’ tour of the UK inSeptember 2019*. *The possessor of oneof the most recognisable voices in rock, Justin will be performing songs from hisacclaimed solo albums – ‘All The Way’ is the name of a recent compilation album- as well as Moody Blues favourites. 

£49.50 - includes b'fee adv

14+ Under 16 accompanied

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


Eugene Chadbourne

Cult experimental guitarist from the States, influenced by everything from blues to free jazz.

19 Sep at Venue TBC, Hastings


Femme Fatale

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


Hastings: The Pirates Of Penzance

The Merriest of Gilbert Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance return with a cocktail of Victorian light party fun with a twist of Merry Opera.Buckle your swash and enjoy an evening packed full of sentimental pirates, blundering policemen, absurd adventures, improbable paradoxes - and realistic women.

21 Sep at Opus Theatre, Hastings


Mallory Knox

Alt.rock/pop punk quintet, named after Juliette Lewis's character in Natural Born Killers.

21 Sep at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (+ Q&a With Director Nick Broomfield)

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


Gary Numan

Pioneering electro rocker, who's finally getting the recognition he deserves.

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


Average White Band

The funkiest band ever to come from Dundee, or Scotland for that matter. They're a bit long in the tooth these days but they can still recapture that Sly Stone/Isley Brothers summer spirit in their current set.

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


Dance Movies - A Coastal Currents Event

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


The House Of House Presents - Graeme Park

House music legend Graeme Park comes to Hastings on Friday 27/9/19

27 Sep–28 Sep at Grand Elektra, Hastings


A Case of Death

Crime expert and author John Eddleston and his wife Yvonne lead you through a murder case.

28 Sep at Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea


Roger Waters Us + Them

2 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'.

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


Romeo & Juliet

A pair of star-crossd lovers take their life - the greatest love story ever told; performed indoors at Manor Barn Bexhill. Boy meets girl and they fall in love in Shakespeares most romantic story, but can the romance last when their families are at war and the fates themselves foretell their tragic deaths?Bowler Crab is a Sussex based professional theatre company which specialises in Shakespearean performance, their company objective is to complete the canon at least once. BCs theatrical style can be considered as a mixture of minimalism and traditionalism, aiming to bring Shakespearean language to life using literary themes.Founded in 2013 by Artistic Director, Stephen John, BC had performed their first five Shakespeares by the end of 2014, all open air at Half House Farm in Three Oaks. In 2015, the company began touring to indoor theatres across Sussex and Kent. The company then developed shortened pocket production versions of their works to schools, festivals and as dining experiences.Romeo Juliet is the latest pocket, created by popular demand following BCs original 2014 show. It features four actors playing multiple roles, the full running time being 1h.50m (including 20m interval).

4 Oct at Manor Barn, Bexhill-on-Sea


Hidden Beach presents : Sisters of Reggae comes to St Leonards

HiddenBeach are proud to announce for the first time in St Leonard’s on Sea. Sisters of Reggae play Oscar’s in the Square as part of the HiddenBeach

4 Oct–5 Oct at Warrior Square, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Hidden Beach presents : Sisters of Reggae comes to St Leonards

Super Duper Excitement Alert The all-female DJ Collective. The Sisters of reggae. Playing the sweet sounds of Ska, Rocksteady, Roots, Revival Reggae, Rub a D

4 Oct–5 Oct at Hastings And St Leonards Sailing Club, St Leonards On Sea


Beethoven Mass In C

After a highly successful May concert of modern choral music, our October concert features an exciting combination of pieces by famous classical composers.Beethoven's beautiful and heartfelt Mass in C is less well-known than the larger Missa Solemnis, but nevertheless illustrates Beethoven's originality and genius, combining classical formal elements with romantic expressivity.Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer is one of his most popular works, containing the famous solo O for the Wings of a Dove, while Schubert's Stabat Mater in G Minor (D.175) is a small gem which deserves to be more widely known.

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


HiddenBeach Present : DJ Severino comes toThe Sailing Club

HiddenBeach are extremely excited to be announcing the following. Horse Meat Disco’s DJ Severino is coming to St Leonard’s and headlines this night

5 Oct–6 Oct at Hastings And St Leonards Sailing Club, St Leonards On Sea


The London African Gospel Choir Presents Graceland

After an amazing run of sell out London dates The London African Gospel Choir bring their acclaimed Graceland show to Nell's Jazz and Blues. Thirty years after its release, 17 members of The London African Gospel Choir, backed the LAGC's excellent band, perform their own powerful twist on Paul Simon's 'Graceland' album delivering the Graceland album from start to finish. After coming across a bootleg cassette of South African township music in the early 80s, Paul Simon was totally smitten by the infectious and irresistible rhythms. He travelled to Johannesburg, spending two weeks there, recording with the absolute cream of South African musicians. That epic session, went on to form the basis of Simon's most commercially successful album ever - 'Graceland'. The record became a true global phenomenon, winning Grammys in both 1987 and 88, shifting 5 million copies Stateside and then another 2.5 million copies in the UK alone. The 'Graceland' album spawned the hit singles, 'Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes', 'The Boy in the Bubble' & it's biggest smash - 'You Can Call Me Al.' The richness and harmony of the Choir's rhythmic, evocative and empowering, voices have created an overwhelming musical event, for anyone lucky enough to experience this special performance of Paul Simon's 'Graceland'. The London African Gospel Choir is a collective of African singers, musicians and dancers who focus on African gospel music. They have performed to great acclaim with the likes of Emeli Sande, Mumford and Sons and, Annie Lennox, recorded with Idris Elba, Johnny Legend and others and have headlined at venues such as the O2 Arena

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


Al Stewart

The Glasgow-born singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of his back catalogue.

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


Fisherman's Friends

A nine-man shanty folk group drawing on 200 years of traditional vocal repertoire.

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


The Genius Of Duke Ellington

Sarah Moule and Simon Wallace present the music and life of Duke Ellington

13 Oct at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Live On Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie

Tribute to David Bowie and all his alter egos by Alex Thomas.

14 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Marry Waterson & Emily Barker

English folk royalty meets Australian soul in this new collaboration between Marry Waterson and Emily Barker

16 Oct at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Amanda Palmer

One half of the Dresden Dolls mixing Weimar cabaret with old school blues.

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


Nt (Filmed Live): A Midsummer Night's Dream

17 Oct at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-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


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


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


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


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


Early Music Festival: Consone Quartet

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


Ben Phillips

The prankster on tour.

21 Oct at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-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


Little Shop Of Horrors

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


Dream Phases

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

25 Oct at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


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


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


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


Live Flamenco Starring Alvaro Guarnido (Malaga)

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


IT's Coming

What are you afraid of?

27 Oct–28 Oct at Grand Elektra, Hastings


The Wedding Singer

The BLODS Presents - The Wedding Singer at the Izzard Theater

30 Oct–2 Nov at The Izzard Theatre, 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


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


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


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


Royal Ballet: Concerto / Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act Iii

5 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


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

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


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


Reel Big Fish

REEL BIG FISH SPUNGE LIGHTYEAR

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


Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

The award winning comedian tours his newest show.

9 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


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


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 Bexhill Senior Citizens Club, Bexhill-on-Sea

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Gretchen Peters

Americana from the Nashville singer-songwriter.

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


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


Show Of Hands

In April 2017, award-winning folk band Show Of Hands headed by Steve Knightley and Phil Beer celebrated their 25th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall. Their fan base is huge but their DIY ethic means that success has mostly happened beneath the music industry's radar. The surprises keep coming with a tour of the nation's great churches and chapels. Perfect.

23 Nov 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


Nt (Filmed Live): Present Laughter

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


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


Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

30 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 at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


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


Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

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

3 Dec at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Uriah Heep

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

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


London Piano Trio

"Simply World Class" is the description made by the German press of the London Piano Trio. For the past 18 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 2019.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). Fpr more information please visit: www.londonpianotrio.com

7 Dec at Opus Theatre, Hastings


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


Royal Ballet: Coppelia

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


The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

The ensemble performs classical and rock favourites.

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


Sleeping Beauty

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


The Sweet

The glam rockers behind huge hit 'Blockbuster'.

21 Dec at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-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


Milton Jones

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

25 Jan at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Caravan Palace

High energy French electro swing.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Special Kinda Madness

A tribute to both Madness and the Specials.

9 May at St Mary in the Castle, 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


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


The Doors Alive

Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew.

11 Jul at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Whole Lotta Led

Gloucestershire-based Led Zeppelin tribute band.

18 Sep at St Mary in the Castle, 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


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


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