Events for October 2015
Come and Celebrate a Revival!
Every Sunday from 3- 5:30, Afternoon teas are back at Kester House in Sedlescombe in the original Old Tithe Barn tea rooms from the 1950's. Indulge yourself in gorgeous scones, savouries, pastries and cakes whilst relaxing in the sofas and leather chairs in our centuries old sitting rooms. Add a glass of sparkling to your Tea for true indulgence!
Please call to book 01424 870035
Battle Festival 2015
Welcome to Battle Festival 2015. This time around the festival will be a full month-long affair, with a widely varying programme of events taking place throughout the town. Classical and contemporary concerts are scheduled, with a cast including big name performers like Hollywood and RSC actor Anton Lesser.
Visual arts events take place throughout, along with an unrivalled MasterClass series of talks, workshops and classes. Foodies will love our culinary showcase of Sussex’s finest artisan producers and there’s fun for all the family in our half-term concert by Billy’s Band entertaining and engaging all ages.
Battle Festival Exhibition at Saffron Gallery
High St, Battle
3 Oct 2015 - 5 Nov 2015
MasterPiece Exhibition, in partnership with Battle Festival- Featuring the work of Battle Festival's Artist in Residence Guy Portelli, along with the festival's MasterClass hosts Louise Giblin & Carne Griffiths. Plus Eve Shepherd, Helen Masacz, David Gleeson, Olivia Ferrier and more.
Battle of Hastings
High St, Battle
10-11th Oct 2015
Re-live the atmosphere and tension as over 400 soldiers clash in our re-enactment of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. Get up close to the knights and their horses in the new cavalry encampment. Immerse yourself in medieval life: watch the chain mail and weaponry makers and take an entertaining look at the Bayeux Tapestry.
Discover the events leading up to the battle in our specially commissioned play. Marvel at the medieval falconry and see if you have what it takes in the have-a-go archery. Witness the battle unfold and see England change forever at one of the best family days out in history!
Hastings Bonfire Night
Stealing a march on most other bonfires, Hastings Beach is the venue for the Hastings Bonfire Celebrations.
The spectacular torchlit procession, starting from The Stade, bonfire and fireworks commemorate the Battle of Hastings, as well as the traditional gunpowder plot.
In a nutshell we celebrate the foiling of the gunpowder plot of 1605 and hold our event to coincide with Hastings week which celebrates the Battle of Hastings. There is a torchlit procession through the streets followed by a bonfire and fireworks on the beach.
12th Sept - January 2016
Kettles Yard - Explore key pieces from Jim and Helen Ede's impressive collection of Modern British and European art at Jerwood Gallery. The display will be accompanied by complementary works from the Jerwood Collection.