Friday, 3 June 2016

Plenty to do this weekend!

There is plenty happening in Hastings this weekend, including...

Hastings Winkle Club's free JazzFest, a "weekend of Jazz & Bluesy Soul! Saturday sees Stade Saturday Do Jazz on the Stade Open Space, with Trevor Watts and Veryan Weston performing between 7.30pm and 9.30pm; in addition, there are acts at pubs and bars around the old town, including The Albion, The Anchor, The Dragon Bar, Porters Wine Bar and The Jenny Lind. 

On Sunday (5th) there is a free concert on the Stade Open Space from 2pm to 7pm, gates open at 1pm, and I believe there will be a bar, and acts include The Jane Reeves Jazz Trio, The Violet Jive, The Mike Hatchard Quartet, and Tony O'Malley. Associated music also at The Crown, Porters Wine Bar, The Jenny Lind, and The Albion, and, of course, there will be music at other venues both days too, eg at the Dolphin Inn on Friday and Saturday evenings. More information at the Winkle Club website.

This weekend also sees the 8th Hastings Town & Country Fair at Alexandra Park, 10am to 5pm both days, with fun for all the family, including birds of prey, children's entertainment, arts & crafts, gifts and food marquees, and the Companion Dog Show 2016 (see website) on Sunday, with all proceeds going to Marie Curie Cancer Care (go to their website for further information).

It's well over a year ago now since I first reported about the weekly 5km Park Run, and this Saturday 4th June will see the 60th Park Run in Hastings, which is held at 09.00 every Saturday (see website). With decent weather expect over 150 runners, maybe not so many this weekend though, what with all the other events happening? Entry is free, but it is preferred that you register beforehand.  

There is no Stade Walk organised from the Fishermen's Museum this week, the next Stade Walk will be on Saturday 25th June, held in conjunction with the Midsummer Fish Festival. Though, of course, a visit to the Museum is always a pleasure; see the Old Hastings Preservation Society website for more information. 

The 'Green' events continue at the Blue Reef Aquarium , down towards the end of Rock-a-Nore Road, this weekend, notably with World Environment Day on Sunday 5th June, as described more fully in a recent blog from last weekend. 

And, of course, the Pier is open, I hardly need to remind you! This weekend, all previously reported events are happening, with the funfair, bars, cafes, fish & chips, Memories Room, The Deck, Shop, gifts etc, and also The Science on Sea Workshops with Blast Science (see website); free 'family friendly' science workshops with experiments and audience participation, and a workshop where you can make something to take home! 

You can't fail to have fun this weekend, enjoy!

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