Medieval event raises £1,000

Blast from the Past trio SUS-141112-162430001
Blast from the Past trio SUS-141112-162430001

The Stables Theatre hosted a medieval music evening and raised more than £1,000 for local charities.

The event, arranged by the Hastings, Bexhill and Battle Rotary Club of Senlac, saw guests being royally entertained by Queen’s Consort Quartet.

Splendid in their medieval finery, the quartet played traditional music from the Middle Ages in the Gwen Watford Gallery.

In the main theatre, guests enjoyed a performance by Blast From the Past, a trio of ‘wandering minstrels’ whose talents include the playing of medieval instruments, singing carols and traditional songs, and telling stories from

Nibbles suitable for the occasion included pork pot pies, mead roasted vegetable tarts, spiced salmon sandwiches and spiced pear tarts, made and served by Sussex Coast College students.

The event raised more than £1,000 for charity’s including the RNLI and Bexhill Macmillan Support. Organiser Rotarian Peter Cocker, said: “The support from theatre staff, Sussex Coast College, the generosity of sponsors of the raffle, including PCM Estate Agents, Littlewoods Fencing, Hastings Brewery and Porters Wine Bar was invaluable. I hope to repeat the event next year with Blast From the Past’s Victorian evening of music.”