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Journeys dance festival is an exciting annual, free festival offering a diverse programme of accessible dance events and activities for all.

Supported by Hastings Borough Council and as part of the free Stade Saturdays programme, the festival will feature the UK premiere of Myottian Dance from the archipelago of Mayotte in the Indian ocean.

Cllr Dawn Poole, the council’s lead member for culture explained:

“The festival takes place in locations across Hastings and Rother every summer and this year brings together forty dancers from the archipelago of Mayotte to perform for the first time. Their performance will fuse traditional Mayottian dance with contemporary western music and will also incorporate performances from local dance groups.”

This event, coordinated by 18 Hours Events in collaboration with the UK’s only Mayottian resident, Anyme Abdullah will also play host to Ghanaian born percussion master Afla Sackey and his band Afrik Bawantu.

“This will be a great evening. The fun starts at 7.30pm on Saturday 23 July at the Stade Open Space with something for everyone; even Mayottian face painting!” added Cllr Poole.

To find out more about the Stade Saturdays full programme of events visit: http://www.hastings.gov.uk/stadesaturdays or pick up a programme from the Tourist Information Centre.

Hastings Pier have announced that pioneering UK Grime act Dizzee Rascal will be playing in Hastings for the first time ever on the Pier on September 16th to open the weekender that also sees Happy Mondays & Levellers performing.

With four number one singles, four top ten albums, a Mercury Prize, a performance at the Olympic opening ceremony in 2012 and collaborations with both Calvin Harris and DJ Fresh under his belt, Dizzee Rascal has become a key name in both the UK garage scene and the international pop market.

His live show has drawn crowds from all around the world, and after a run of festival performances this summer, the Hastings Pier show is sure to be an epic affair and if this alone isn’t enticing enough, the support bill for the Dizzee Rascal show is set to be equally as incredible and is scheduled to be announced soon.

Following Dizzee Rascal’s performance on Friday night, The Happy Mondays are set to perform ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches’ in it’s entirety for it’s 25th anniversary on Saturday September 17th, plus a selection of greatest hits. Support on the night will come from The Orb performing ‘Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld’ in full, also for it’s 25th anniversary; and Formation, one of the most exciting new indie electronica acts of the moment.

Sunday 18th September will see Levellers perform ‘Levelling the Land’ for it’s 25th anniversary, plus a selection of greatest hits; with support from Turin Brakers who recently released their seventh album ‘Lost Property’; and the Nottingham folk-punk outfit Ferocious Dog.

The third Hastings Fish Fest has been hailed as another great success.Mayor cutting ribbon IMG_4826  SM Tracy Hobden

Held on the Stade Open Space, in Hastings historic Old Town, last weekend (Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th June), the festival attracted around 25 different stalls, and some great musical entertainment.

Hastings Borough Council organised the event, and Cllr Kim Forward, deputy council leader and lead member for marketing, explained :- “We love our events in Hastings. Tourism is big business for the town, worth around £260m to the local economy and supporting well over 5000 jobs, and visitors and residents alike love our events. This one is particularly special as it celebrates our local fishing heritage, and takes place almost literally on our fishing beach.

“I was delighted to officially open the festival, and then look around the many stalls. The atmosphere was fantastic, with many thousands of visitors enjoying themselves. I’ve heard some great reports about it over the weekend, from both stallholders and visitors. One visitor from Swindon apparently enjoyed themselves so much they’re coming back specially for our Seafood & Wine Festival in September. The music and entertainment was also superb, to suit a wide range of tastes, from Lumpy and the Lumpettes through to Mad Jack’s Morris!

“I’d like to thank all stallholders for taking part, and also the Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society, who helped ‘dress’ the marquee with a boat and nets, and also put on a great display and children’s’ activity

“Our next fish festival is ‘Seafood & Wine’, over the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th September, and I’m already looking forward to that.”

For holiday makers at the moment it seems that more and more people are no longer booking a week in the sun and choosing to pack up their suitcases and come to Hastings and enjoy what our lovely local town has to offer. Hastings-1

This week Hastings has once again had another brilliant article written by Lucy in her travel blog On The Luce.

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With the weather slowly heating up and hopefully a lovely Summer on its way for Hastings, it seems that lots of tourists are visiting our local town.  Taking a stroll along the pier, visiting some of the restaurants and booking into hotels.  It seem’s that everyone wants to come and see what’s new or what’s going on at the moment, putting Hastings in the press once again and showing people how lovely it is to live here.

Lottie Smith from Rough Guides has visited Hastings to find out what makes Hastings one of Britain’s best beach breaks.Hastings

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The Luna Cinema is using Hastings rebuilt pier as a platform to show a variety of open air movies. We were lucky enough to pop down on Saturday to see Star Wars – The Force Star Wars on the PierAwakens, the doors opened at 7pm and the film started at 9pm.

Tickets for it were a tad on the expensive side however it is a unique experience, they are also non-refundable unless the Luna Cinema specifically says the weather could cause the showing to be dangerous. Luckily for us it wasn’t raining and not too cold either.

The screen was sat on the front half of the pier, pointing towards the sea. Which meant you could either use the open space or sit on the steps going up to the restaurant seating area.

The showing was delayed a little and started at around 9:30pm, this was to ensure it was dark enough to see the film clearly.  The image and sound quality were a lot more impressive than we had expected, and you could not here a thing from the traffic just outside of the pier.

This was a great way to start things rolling on the pier, the first night was a documentary RE: The Pier, followed by Jaws and Star Wars – The Force Awakens. Pride and Dirty Dancing will be shown on 27th and the 28th May.

There is really something for everyone, and is a really fun experience if you are up for braving the weather.

Once again Hastings is in the press this week with another article from the Independent.

Hastings Old Town has been described at the cool place of the day, with The Stade, the Jerwood Gallery, the Castle and of course the brand new pier.

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Hastings really does seem like the place to live at the moment.  Already this year the town has seen the opening of the new skatepark Source. Madness front man Suggs visiting the pier to lay down the last plank and finally  the reopening of the pier last month, not to mention another successful May Day Bank Holiday.Hastings Pier

With more exciting things happening to our seaside town, it seems that finally Hastings is becoming the place where everyone wants to be and what more and more people are talking about.

The Express have recently written a brilliant article on Hastings, Hip and happening: Hastings is the new Shoreditch on-Sea

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The annual May Day bikes came to Hastings and for enthusiasts it was a day to remember. The turnout was massive considering the weather wasn’t great but the crowds came out from all over to witness and celebrate motorcycle culture. Check out the pictures we took to see for yourself.