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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!

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


Zumba and Mindfulness Class

Enjoy some Latin dancing alongside some mindfulness teachings.

5 Nov–17 Dec at St Stephen's Church, Bexhill-on-Sea


Passing of the Light

Exhibition of works in a variety of media.

7 Nov 2019–5 Jan 2020 at Oscar's on the Square, St Leonards


Dance For Denny - Charity Rave

Charity Rave. All proceeds will go to the cause. Let's give Denny the life-saving leukaemia treatment he so desperately needs

13 Dec–14 Dec at Grand Elektra, Hastings


Blods Comedy Night

An evening of comedians from across Sussex.

14 Dec at The Blods Little Theatre, Bexhill-on-sea


Maurice Fulton (Bubbletease Communications)

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

14 Dec at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Meeting Gorbachev

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


The Telling: Secret Life of Carols

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

15 Dec at St Clements Church, Hastings


A Christmas Celebration With Joe Stilgoe

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition presents-

a Hastings International Piano Fundraiser

A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION WITH JOE STILGOE

A celebration of Christmas for all ages.

Join us at St Mary in the Castle at 3pm on Sunday 15th December for an afternoon of Christmas songs and music for all ages and tastes with internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe.

We are delighted to welcome Joe and his band for an afternoon of Christmas joy to get you in the Festive spirit.

This November Joe releases his 2019 Christmas album, featuring Grammy nominated saxophonist Amy Dickson, the Canterbury Cathedral Girls Choir, iconic jazz musician Ben Castle (son of Roy Castle) and legendary comedian and actor Rob Brydon. 

Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter. He has created a fresh sound for jazz in the 21st century, known for writing songs that feel like they've been around for years, and adapting classics that sound as though they were just written. As a recording artist he has released 5 critically lauded albums, three of which have topped the UK Jazz chart. His latest album, launched in June 2019, is a new departure of style and genre. THE HEAT IS ON! is Joe's unique interpretation of the soundtrack from the 1980's, reimagined with a full 1950's Big Band.

Son of songwriter and TV personality Richard Stilgoe and opera singer Annabel Hunt, Joe has become a true modern-day entertainer, known globally as a performer of wit, style and a level of musicianship which has seen him recognised as one of the best singer-pianists in the world. Regular star of BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night and his own shows as presenter and performer, Joe has worked with some of the finest orchestras and bands in the world and regularly appears at renowned jazz club Ronnie Scotts.

Joe has been hosting Christmas specials at the Lyric Hammersmith with celebrity guests and musicians for many years and his Radio 2 show ‘Joe Stilgoe - Christmas At The Movies’ was the most popular show aired on Christmas Day 2018.

"Musical Virtuoso" The Independent

15 Dec at St. Mary In The Castle, Hastings

15 Dec at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

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


Quantick's Quiz

Writer, broadcaster and critic David Quantick hosts this hilarious quiz which takes in every aspect of popular culture: music, films, books, funny things and famous people. It's also quite difficult.

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


Wendy May's Xmas Locomotion

Back in the late 80's, Wendy started a club night at Kentish Town's 'Town Country Club' on Friday nights called Wendy May's Locomotion which regularly pulled in 2000 clubbers and is featured in Nick Hornby's book 31 Songs as he was a regular and big fan. seen as a welcome alternative to some of the pretentious clubs in London at the time, there was no dress code and the music was soulful, wild and real.

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


The Sweet

The glam rockers behind huge hit 'Blockbuster'.

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


Xmas Payback

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

21 Dec–22 Dec at Crowleys Bar Hastings, Hastings


Kid Kapichi

The Crypt presents Kid Kapichi + special guests The Crypt, Hastings 21.12.19

21 Dec at Grand Elektra, Hastings


The Liane Carroll Trio

The London-born jazz vocalist and classically trained pianist performs in her emotive and smooth style, joined by bassist and husband, Roger Carey and a drummer.

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


Sam Calver Christmas Party

The Sam Calver Christmas Party is back for another year! 

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

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

We cant wait! Get Involved!

21 Dec at Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea


Sleeping Beauty

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


Penny Pincher's Christmas Carol 2019

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

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


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


Knives Out

28 Dec 2019–4 Jan 2020 at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


The DJ Severino NYE Party

Early Bird ticks for the most exclusive gig in town. HiddenBeach Present the return of DJ Severino - The NYE Party

31 Dec 2019–1 Jan 2020 at Warrior Square, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Suzie Stapleton 'thylacine' Single Launch

On Saturday January 4th Suzie Stapleton and her band are heading to Hastings to celebrate the release of new single 'Thylacine'. Local legends Dastardly Dudes will be kicking things off on the night.

Suzie Stapleton www.suziestapleton.com

After spending much of 2019 in a creative cocoon, Suzie Stapleton is hitting the road with her band, featuring Gavin Jay (Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind) on bass and Dave Collingwood (ex-Yann Tiersen) on drums. They will be sharing new material from forthcoming album 'We Are The Plague'.

Since relocating from Australia, Stapleton has been captivating UK audiences with electric live performances, midnight vocal, and guitar-driven noir soundscapes. Over the past few years she has released a string of singles and EPs, guested on Lydia Lunch & Cypress Grove's recent desert blues albums, and contributed to The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project alongside Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan, and Debbie Harry.

An unmissable opportunity to see one of the most exciting emerging talents on the London scene before she hits the big time - LOUDER THAN WAR

You'd need to bandy around names such as Thurston Moore, PJ Harvey, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Mark Lanegan and Marianne Faithfull People would get the general idea yet would still come nowhere close. What she actually sounds like more than anything is Suzie Stapleton. The emerging new wave of assertive and gifted female artists is both urgently needed and one of the few bright spots in an otherwise ever more worrying world." - TOM ROBINSON, BBC6

ENTRY IS FREE

4 Jan at The Carlisle Pub, Hastings


Le Mans'66

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


HiddenBeach Present: Ma Polaine’s Great Declne

Ma Polaine’s Great Decline continue to build a reputation as an intriguing and hard to pigeon-hole act with influences in folk, blues, jazz and country.

6 Jan–7 Jan at Warrior Square, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool

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


Farming

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


Judy And Punch

10 Jan–11 Jan at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

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


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

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


Dress Up Your Dog Day

Enjoy a great day out with your pooch and get your visit for free, which includes soggy treats, photo opportunities and more.

12 Jan at The True Crime Museum, Hastings


Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

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


A Serial Killer's Guide To Life

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


CODA – 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'.

18 Jan at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Piccadilly (1929) With Live Piano Accompaniment From Pete Saunders

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


Coffee Concerts: The Revolutionary Drawing Room

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


Motherless Brooklyn

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


Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

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

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

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

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

'SLICK, SASSY AND SUPER SATISFYING.'

???? Broadway Baby

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

NOMINEE: Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2019 Best Newcomer

23 Jan at The Printworks, Hastings


Cats

24 Jan–26 Jan at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

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


Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

25 Jan at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

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


Oxford Lieder

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

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

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

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

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

26 Jan at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall

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

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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)

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


Caravan Palace

High energy French electro swing.

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


5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche

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

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


Beanpole (Дылда)

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


Two Duos With Trevor Watts

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


Hastings Sinfonia Winter Concert

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plus support.

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


Cartography Of The Altered State

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

5 Feb at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


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


House Of House Presents: Heller & Farley

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

7 Feb–8 Feb at Grand Elektra, Hastings


The Captain's Beard And Other Weird Folk

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

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

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

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

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

8 Feb at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


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


Mad Men: Masculinity, Sanity & Space - Angga Kara

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

4 Mar at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Troy Hawk: Tiles Of The Unexpected

TILES OF THE UNEXPECTED

Part of Troy Hawk's 2020 UK tour.

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

PERTH FRINGE WORLD COMEDY WEEKLY AWARD WINNER 2019

PERTH FRINGE WORLD BEST COMEDY SHORTLIST 2019

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

TOTAL SELL OUT RUN EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019

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

REVIEWS FOR 'Tiles of The Unexpected!'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 Mar at The Piper, Saint Leonards


The 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


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


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


Cheating The Ferryman - Anthony Peake

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

1 Apr at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Goldfrapp

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

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


Jonathan Pie: Fake News

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

1 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


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


Bon Giovi

Tribute to the New Jersey-based stadium rockers.

4 Apr at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

5 Apr 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.

10 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.

11 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Lloyd Cole

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

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


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.

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


John Shuttleworth's Back

John Shuttleworth returns with songs and stories.

22 Apr at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Opera South East: The Mikado

Opera South East perform Gilbert & Sullivan's classic.

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


Jack Dee

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

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


Sisters Of Reggae

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

1 May–2 May at The Old Market, Hastings


Hypnosis And The Occult - Danny Nemu

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

6 May at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


John Grant

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

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


Special Kinda Madness

A tribute to both Madness and the Specials.

9 May at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

13 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Average White Band

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

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


Joe Satriani

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

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

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

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


Pure Garage - South Coast UKG Festival

3000 UKG Ravers in Sunny Hastings by the Sea

23 May at The Oval, Hastings


The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

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

23 May at Hastings Castle, Hastings

23 May at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Breakin Science Festival

3000 D&B Ravers - Raving By The Sea

24 May at The Oval, Hastings


Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project

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

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

Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Wayne McGregor

Music:- Thomas Adès

Design:- Tacita Dean

Lighting design:- Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison

Dramaturg:- Uzma Hameed

Conductor:- Koen Kessels

Approximate running time is about 3 hours

28 May at Odeon Hastings, Hastings


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


James Bond Concert Spectacular

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

7 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

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

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

26 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


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


Tim Vine: Plastic Elvis

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

12 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Crazy P SOUND SYSTEM // KRAAK & SMAAK // + MORE

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

4 Jul–5 Jul at Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea


The Doors Alive

Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew.

11 Jul at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Great Gatsby Ball

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

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


Hastings Reggae Festival 2020

The Hastings Reggae Festival returns for 2020 🌴

1 Aug at The Oval, Hastings


Whole Lotta Led

Gloucestershire-based Led Zeppelin tribute band.

18 Sep at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Go West, Paul Young

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

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

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

23 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Loudon Wainwright III

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

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


Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche

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


Collabro

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

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


Eddi Reader - 40 Years Live Tour

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

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

"Timeless and universal" - The Scotsman

One of my favourite singers of all time Jools Holland

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

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

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

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

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

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


Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

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

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


The Magic of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson tribute.

16 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Level 42

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

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


The 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


Steve Hackett

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

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


Jason Donovan

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

1 Dec at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


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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