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Winter Festival of Faiths and Cultures 2019

Sunday 8 December will see the 10th annual Winter Festival of Faiths and Cultures, this year being held at the Concordia Hall in St Leonards. The event began in 2010, organised by the Hastings and District Interfaith Forum and the Hastings Intercultural Organisation. It was conceived as a companion event for the Garden of Delights, which earlier that year had enjoyed its first success in St Leonards Gardens. John Enefer writes.

Posted 07:12 Monday, Dec 2, 2019 In: Festivals Tags: Winter Festival of Faiths and Cultures

Hastings International Piano Festival to open next year

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Hastings International Piano festival. Presented by the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, the event will be held at both the White Rock Theatre and St Mary in the Castle from February 26 to March 8 2020. The following press release was sent highlighting the big names and attractions to be featured next year.

Posted 18:09 Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 In: Festivals Tags: Hastings Piano st mary in the castle White Rock Theatre

Hastings Herring Fair returns next weekend!

The Hastings Herring Fair is set to return for an eighth year this November 23-24 on the Stade open space. The event will be free to enter and will serve a variety of delectable local fish dishes, as well as offering food and drink stalls and live bands. Festival organiser Stella Landau talks about what to expect in the following press release.

Posted 18:06 Friday, Nov 15, 2019 In: Festivals Tags: Hastings Herring Fair Hastings Old Town the Stade

Big Green Fair on Sunday brings fitting end to sustainability festival

After a hectic nine days of activities and events, including Hastings’ first car-free day, the Sustainability on Sea festival culminates this Sunday with the Big Green Fair on the Stade. Nick Terdre reports.

Kanda Bongo Man stars at AfriKàBa

Kando Bongoman, a major name in African music, is the star of this year’s AfriKàBa, the festival of African and Caribbean heritage, arts and culture, this coming weekend. An evening of film is also included. Gwyneth Wint explains what waits in store.

Posted 16:13 Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 In: Festivals Tags: Afrikaba Gwyneth Wint HKBFiNN Kanda Bongo Man Nine Nights Veronica McKenzie Waiting

Festive times in St Leonards at the Garden of Delights

This weekend sees St Leonards’ other festival – the Garden of Delights in St Leonards Gardens. As usual there will be a pulsating programme of entertainment and a fine collection of stalls providing food and refreshments, as well as community and faith groups publicising their activities. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:40 Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 In: Festivals Tags: Chinese Dancers Chris and Viv Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers Garden of Delights Hastings Intercultural Organisation Kerala Community Dancers Nick Terdre Nicola Rodmill Nigel Sinden Oksana and Paul Party Wizard
The Sustainability on Sea team

Hastings sustainability festival receives bumper lottery boost

The Sustainability on Sea festival, a week-long celebration of local sustainability initiatives, has been awarded £9,600 from the National Lottery Community fund. 

Posted 16:30 Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 In: Festivals Tags: Alexandra Park Bexhill Sailing Club Big Green Fair Hastings Museum & Art Gallery Sustainability on Sea the Stade Wellington Centre Y Centre

Dream Camp

A tiny sleep festival at the very edge of Sussex. If you have problems sleeping, rarely recall your dreams and would like to experience an intensely relaxing weekend, come and check out our Dream Camp. A total digital detox and sleep hygiene bootcamp that will leave you refreshed and recharged – and hopefully with some new insight. Sarah Janes writes.

Posted 07:30 Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 In: Festivals Tags: Dream Camp Sarah Janes sleep hygiene
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