Saturday, 20 August 2016

Even more to see and do this weekend!

There's a new display at the Blue Reef Aquarium to capture your attention this weekend, featuring a miniature representation of the Amazon riverbed, incorporating a selection of living plants and 10 different types of smaller Amazonian fish species, ie a variety of different iridescent coloured tetras, hatchetfish and five different types of catfish! 

The aquarium’s Leanna Lawson enthused that “although the display is only relatively small, our aquarists have worked really hard to provide a realistic representation of a part of the Amazon. The use of living plants and natural theming helps to create a fascinating environment populated by dozens of brightly coloured fish. Alongside the display we have also incorporated interpretation panels to give visitors a better insight into this unique and fragile habitat and why it is so important to protect it.” And there's plenty more to see and do at the Blue Reef Aquarium, of course! Visit their website for more information. 

Stade Saturdays hits the Stade open space this Saturday with a trio of amusing productions by Avanti Display (website), including Reliquary (above, 1-4pm), Mr Lucky's Party (2.30 and 5.30pm), and The Spurting Man (7.30pm), expect very surreal humour, and not a little water... See the Council's website for further details and the full Stade Saturdays programme for this summer.

Of course, there are very many other of the usual places to visit and enjoy, music in pubs and bars, I've already mentioned Hastings Pier in my previous blog, and specifically the arranged Night Fishing off the Pier this weekend and during the following week, the Castle and Fishermen's Museum, and, dead opposite the Pier on Sunday (10am to 4pm) at the White Rock Theatre, there will be Ruby's Vintage & Retro Fair (website), with stallholders selling vintage clothes and accessories, costume jewellery, homeware and linen, furniture, retro gifts and plenty more. Plus there will be a 'pop-up' vintage tea room! There will be a small £1.50 entrance charge, with U16s free.

Indeed, plenty to see, go to, and do!

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