Events for September 2014
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
Coastal Currents Arts Festival
Hastings & St Leonards -Various Locations
Saturday 30th Aug - Sunday 14th Sept
Tapping into the unique heritage of the coastal location, the festival encourages residents to rediscover their area and visitors to explore new locations. Gardens, the beach, heritage sites and non-art venues are transformed by local, regional and international artists. This year's programme unfolds with dynamic, playful and interactive performances, exhibitions, installations and screenings.
Rob Sample at The Black Shed Gallery
Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 27th Sept
Paintings by one of London's leading figurative urban artists as featured on the BBC. Robert is a young artist with a very contemporary view of the past. His paintings are about presence, both real and implied, but suggesting absence. Robert's work often explores those who are viewed as living on the fringes of the social order, the homeless and those damaged by a fractured social or family background.
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Annual Hop Pickers Weekend
Sat 13th - Sun 14th Sept
Re-live the era when Londoners came ‘dahn ‘oppin’ Enjoy hopping memorabilia and displays, live music, a real ale bar, vintage vehicles and Morris dancing. Please note there is no public parking at Bodiam Station, visitors are encouraged to park at Tenterden or Northiam Stations and enjoy travelling by steam train to Bodiam!
The Big Green Cardigan Festival
Hawkhurst Road,Cripps Corner
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th Sept
Returning for its 4th year, The Big Green Cardigan will be held over the weekend of 5th-7th September at Cripps Corner just opposite Sedlescombe Vineyard. The philosophy of the festival is intimate, chilled and relaxed. The Big Green Cardigan is a festival for music lovers. It’s all about the music, no distinctive style. The theme is there is no theme – any style from Blues to Klezmer to Americana – real music, real musicians. With local real ales and food at sensible prices and enough clean toilets to go round, it is the full festival experience just down the road. When we say intimate we mean it – hundreds not thousands. Therefore, tickets do go very fast. The Big Green Cardigan is not geared towards families –With that in mind it is for over 18’s only.
Every Saturday August - October 2014
August 30: Eight Foot Square Performance Day 2pm to 8pm - The performance day for all of Hastings' groups and people, whether it's musical, dramatic, exotic or just plain weird, see the people of Hastings and St Leonards take their chance to show what they can do in a space that's only 8 x 8 - the same size as the nearby iconic fishermen's net shops of the Stade.
September 6th : Carnival Collective boasts 30+ musicians and delivers an irresistible tidal wave of energetic festival music.
September 13th : The Demon Barber XL Featuring Scratch DJ Wax On and combining solid traditional acoustic instruments and songs with the added oomph of a superbly tight rhythm section, the Demon Barbers creative a unique and captivating sound. th
PURE Autumn Art Fair
The Powdermills Hotel, Battle
Tues 9th - Sat 20th Sept
The Fifth edition of the PURE Autumn Fair will once again take place at the beautiful and historic PowderMills Hotel, Battle this September. Presenting a bold, exciting and provocative collection of artwork across an extensive range of media, this exhibition will as always be a showcase for some of the very best Contemporary Fine Art currently being produced by both established and emerging artists in London and the South East today.
Rye Arts Festival
Sat 13th - Sun 28th Sept
The 43rd annual Rye Arts Festival provides a packed fortnight of classical and contemporary (including jazz, folk, rock, Celtic and World) music, literary events, drama, walks, and much more, including events for families and children, and free as well as ticketed events.