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With no traffic, the seafront road became the scene for a wheelie competition during Hastings' first Car Free Day (photo: Tony Polain).

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.

Photo: Afrikaba

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
Acromax gymnasts group performing at last year's event.

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
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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
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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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Hastings ushers in June with jazz and blues festival

Hastings Jazz and Blues Festival takes place this weekend, with a main programme on the Stade supplemented by acts in a number of Old Town pubs. This is the first of this year’s programme of Stade Saturday events. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:53 Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 In: Festivals Tags: Hastings Jazz and Blues Festival Hastings Winkle Club Old Town the Stade
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Help out or have some fun at local summer festival!

This summer, the Little Gate Big Festival is set to rock the rolling countryside nearby Rye. While tickets are going fast, charity and organiser, Little Gate Farm are seeking volunteers and are also offering the chance to win free tickets! HOT’s Jordan Dixon 

Posted 18:47 Sunday, May 19, 2019 In: Festivals Tags: Beckley Competition Glastonbury 2019 Little Gate Big Festival Little Gate Farm Marie White volunteer
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