Winkle Club will be jazzing up the Stade Open Space

Winkle Island, Hastings. 20/3/12'Winkle Club Sculpture. ENGSUS00120120320114934
Winkle Island, Hastings. 20/3/12'Winkle Club Sculpture. ENGSUS00120120320114934

The famous Hastings Winkle Club are planning a ‘Jazzfest’ on the Stade Open Space this summer and want pubs and clubs to get involved.

Richard Stevens, Vice Chairman of the Winkle Club, said: “The date chosen is Sunday June 5 and some bands have already committed towards what should be a really swinging afternoon.”

Garry Fellows, a member of the Winkle Club’s Fundraising Committee, and event organiser, said: “Apart from the main stage and arena on the Open Space, we also want pubs and clubs to sign up to the idea of ‘Jazzfest.’

“We know that Jazz is very popular in the town and we have several resident Jazz musicians who have chosen Hastings as their home.

“If any of these would like to get involved then please phone me on 07955721725 or email on:

“We shall also, as always, need helpers on the day so please call if you can lend a helping hand.”

Richard Stevens said: “We are always trying to think of new ways to raise money for local good causes and this idea of a ‘Jazzfest’ could really take off and might well develop in to an annual event.

“The Club is very excited about what is planned. Members of our team will be calling at local Pubs and Old Town businesses to see if they are interested in getting involved. I hope June 5 really does turn out to be an ‘All that Jazz’ day.”

The Winkle Club is an internationally famous charitable organisation, initially formed by Hastings fishermen to help the under-privileged families of Hastings Old Town.

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