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People came together in Hastings on Sunday (5 February) at Priory Meadow shopping centre to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rooster.

The event was opened with the dance of the lion followed by the dance of the dragon performed by students from Buckswood School and the Hastings Chinese Association provided entertainment throughout the day including singing, dancing and a martial arts demonstration.

“Hastings now has a well-documented reputation for the many varied and exciting events it puts on every year, many of which reflect the increasing cultural diversity of the town.  The Chinese celebration of New Year is now firmly on this calendar” said Cllr Peter Chowney, who opened the programme of festivities.

“The Hastings Chinese Association work very hard to organise this event with fantastic traditional performances and displays which all demonstrate the rich culture our town has to offer. It was a pleasure to join the Chinese community and share their special celebrations in this way. We have such a vibrant multicultural population – one Hastings, many voices and we are very

CEX is opening soon in Hastings Priory Meadow.cex logo

CEX buy, sell and exchange a range of technology and entertainment products.

If you are currently looking for work they are recruiting mainly for sales assistants, full or part time.  There is also a supervisor position available.  All applicants are welcome just email your CV to cexhastings@gmail.com.

The new store will be located in Priory Meadow shopping centre opposite H&M.

The popular ITV1 show is holding auditions in Priory Meadow tomorrow, inviting talented would-be stars to land a chance to perform in front of judges with the chance of becoming the next pop sensation.

If you think you have what it takes, then get yourself down to Priory Meadow between 10am and 5pm. This is part of the Mobile Audition Tour, which is visiting over 40 towns & cities across the country.

Groups or solo singers aged 16+ can apply by just turning up. After 4.30pm for those in full time education. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and have a valid ID.

We are really looking forward to popping along tomorrow to see what talent Hastings has.

The X Factor


The Ice Rink will be returning to Hastings on Saturday 28th November staying until 5th January 2016.

With its fake snow and Christmas music this is just the thing to have a try at to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Tickets cost £6 for children and £7.50 for adults for half an hour of skating.icerink

Hastings Beer and Music Festival has partnered with its sponsor Priory Meadow to put on a show for the Fathers’ Day weekend.

This Saturday, dad’s and the whole family can take a break from shopping to enjoy dad-sized table football in the cricket square.  Along with the competition organised by Priory Meadow to find the best dad’s team and share in the £250 voucher prize pot, there is also entertainment from local bands, a magician and real ale tasting, supplied by local breweries Hastings Brewery and Long Man Brewery.

Teams must sign in at the Priory Meadow Info Desk, and it is expected the fun will start at around 10:30am, Saturday morning.

The event will also see the Hastings Beer and Music Festival award the prizes to the winners of the annual ‘Pitch for a Pitch’ competition, where the local charity and good causes organisations compete for the chance to manage prime donation sites at this year’s festival. This year the local Sea Cadets won the HBMF Burger Bar and will gain the income from the three-day sales as a donation.

“Colin Gooch, Chairman of HBMF stated, “Creating events that promote the festival and encourage engagement with the local community help build an important relationship between residents, businesses and charities. We are again pleased to be working with Priory Meadow to make Saturday shopping a lot more fun.”

Hastings Beer and Music Festival

Another new arrival to Hastings Priory Meadow this year will be Deichmann the shoe retailer.Deichmann

The very first Deichmann branch in the UK was opened in 2001 and the total figure of UK Deichmann branches now stands at 80. The Deichmann Group has applied its successful concept of fashionable, quality shoes at excellent prices combined with friendly service to its stores for the UK and is growing year upon year.

The UK range is individually adapted to UK consumers taking country specific trends into account.

Deichmann is the market leader in the German and European shoe business who offer a wide range of shoes for all age groups.

Whether it’s the businesslike brogue from Borelli, glamorous Catwalk party pumps, classic 5th Avenue boots or cute Bären-Schuhe children’s sandals, Deichmann offer the right shoe for every occasion and every fashion need.

Once again this is more brilliant news for Hastings and will insure more jobs for the town.

Good news for Hastings, it has been confirmed that Schuh will soon be opening its doors in Priory Meadow.  The store is expected to open in March.Schuh

Schuh is one of the leading fashion footwear retailers in the UK, successfully trading from 99 stores and online selling over 100 brands as well as their own label. Their well trained and motivated staff enable them to offer some of the best customer service on the high street as well as a fantastic product range for men, women and children. It has come a long way since its original store first opened its doors in 1981, on Edinburgh’s North Bridge.

Schuh has always been known as a veritable footwear ‘Treasure Trove’ boasting 100 or more of the hottest footwear brands alongside its own innovative creations.

This is great news for Hastings and will mean new jobs for the town.

To see what jobs are available click here

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Priory Meadow has good reason to be celebrating today as its new anchor store from fashion giants H & M is opening on the 27th March 2014.


H & M is now open at Priory Meadow

The H & M Hastings store takes up quite a large space and is sure to attract more visitors to the town and being an anchor store will, we presume attract more brands to the shopping centre and rightfully so.

All jobs have currently been filled when we enquired earlier in the month, however it is always worth checking on H & M’s website for any opportunities.

If you get a chance to visit Priory Meadow then pop in and have a look.