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Garden of Cultural Delights 2017 Photo Liz Coleman

Garden of Cultural Delights 2017 Photo Liz Coleman

Garden of Cultural Delights

A rich array of talent will be on display in St Leonards Gardens on August 12th as the 8th annual Garden of Delights takes place. Acrobats, dancers, singers and musicians will form the varied programme at this popular annual event. John Enefer writes.

The Garden of Delights began in 2010 when the Hastings and District Interfaith Forum, Friends of St Leonards Gardens and Hastings Intercultural Organisation aimed to pull the whole community together though the twin attractions of good entertainment and fine Asian food. Encouraged by the success of the day, the organisers continued and the event is now part of the local cultural calendar.

Acromax performers Photo Liz Coleman

Acromax performers Photo Liz Coleman

This year the Garden of Cultural Delights will feature music from, among others, alternative folk singer, Tim Hoyte; accoustic musician, Trace Walton; Celtic Swing will tempt people’s dancing feet with their Célidh sounds, while drumming crew, Section 5 will bring percussion and rhythm to the gardens. Dance will be provided by the Chinese Dancers, with movement of a different kind coming from popular acrobatic troupe, Acromax. Local children’s performance group, Gizmo will again take to the stage to sing, for the 8th time at the event.

Food and refreshments will be available, but you’re welcome to bring your own picnic to the gardens. There will be activities for children, and stalls from a wide range of community groups.

The Garden of Cultural Delights will be held in St Leonards Gardens, Maze Hill (behind the Royal Victoria Hotel) on Sunday the 12 August, from 1pm to 5pm. The organisers wish to thank the Chalk Cliff Trust and Hastings Borough Council for their support. The event is free and open to everyone.

Posted 18:50 Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 In: One Long Party

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  1. Zelly Restorick

    Dear Sunbear,
    Thanks for writing and sorry you missed this event.
    You can check on our website every day for new articles. Each article is posted on the day it is accepted for publishing – and we then also send out a bi-weekly update of our most recent articles to subscribers on Wednesday and Sunday. I understand your frustration though. This looks like it was a lovely event. We also have a Facebook page, where you can receive updates. All good wishes, Zelly
    PS
    Everyone at HOT works voluntarily in their free-time, our website guy aside, who we pay a relative pittance for the hours he invests We all put in many hours a week, happily and with enthusiasm, providing the community with a very high standard of independent citizen journalism – and we endeavour to cover as many events, issues, etc as possible – and we also sometimes receive last minute information about something happening and we want to promote it, even though last minute.
    We’re always happy to hear from people who’d like to be involved.
    Thanks again for contacting us with your feedback.

    Comment by Zelly Restorick — Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:46

  2. Sunbear

    Pity this newsletter only arrived today. I would have loved to have gone to this event but didn’t know about it. Will have to look out for it next year.

    Comment by Sunbear — Monday, Aug 13, 2018 @ 00:59

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