Packed Hastings Week programme to be launched this weekend

Hastings Week Programme SUS-160823-102000001
Hastings Week Programme SUS-160823-102000001

The printed programme for this year’s Hastings Weeks is expected to be available in time for the bank holiday weekend.

This year’s Hastings Week promises to be memorable as it marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

Copies can be picked up, free, from the Information Centre on the seafront, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery in Cambridge Road, the Fishermen’s Museum at Rock-a-Nore and all the advertisers.

Hastings Week vice-chairman Ion Castro, who designed and produced the programme said: “As in previous years there are details of the special ‘1066 Meal Deals’ where participating eateries are featuring meals for £10.66.

“A total of 11,000 copies of the programme have been printed, 36 pages in full-colour on glossy paper.

“Hastings Week was originally set up in response to the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1966 and has been going from strength to strength ever since.

“This 950th anniversary promises to be the biggest and best yet and this is reflected in the number of events featured in the programme”

The week-long celebration includes live music, guided walks, competitions and a number of special events.

The highlight of the week will be the spectacular bonfire and torch-lit parade, through the seafront and streets of the Old Town.

There will be a free to enter competition to write a poem about the Old Town, with categories for children and adults.

Streets of Hastings, an exhibition in the basement gallery of Borough Wines, in Robertson Street, will feature a hand-picked selection of 20 internationally renowned, and local street artists and graffiti writers, coming together in an exhibition to celebrate the town.

Hastings History House, in Courthouse Street, will be holding a series of special 1066 themed exhibitions.

The opening ceremony takes place at Hastings Castle on Saturday October 8.

The full programme is available for download from the official website,

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