Events for February 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
Winter Roast & Roam
25th Jan - 22nd Feb
The perfect kickstart to the New Year. Join one of our costumed interpreters for a guided roam around our beautiful medieval castle and its grounds, followed by a hearty 2-course Sunday roast lunch in our Wharf Tea Room. Booking is essential. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Chantal Joffe: Beside the Seaside
31st Jan - 12th April 2015
A major exhibition of works by Chantal Joffe, whose powerful portraits of women and children combine insight, integrity and humour. Joffe paints with expressive fluidity, using large brush-strokes and distortions to capture personality and a sense of movement. This exhibition will celebrate Joffe's strong connections to Hastings and St Leonards, with many portraits capturing Hastings beach. Rose Wylie, the artist who helped to launch the gallery in 2012 with her exhibition, Big Boys Sit in the Front, will co-curate Joffe's exhibition
Hastings Mardi Gras
Hastings Old Town & other locations
Thur 12th - Tues 17th February 2015
Hastings Fat Tuesday is all about appreciating the local music scene, having a good time and raising some money for local charities. The festival launches on the 13th with Lucky Friday, with music from Dr Savage and The Fat Tuesday 2nd Line, from 8pm at Pissarro’s, South Terrace; 9pm at The General Havelock, Havelock Road; and from 10pm at the Jenny Lind, High Street, where the Cajun Dawgs will also take to the stage. See website for daily event details.
Winter Garden Trail
February 14th - 22nd
Follow our winter spotter trail and learn more about what's happening over winter in the Bateman's garden. Some animals love winter, others hibernate, some plants flower in the winter, some rest. Behind the scenes, lots of animals and insects are busy preparing for the spring! Discover who is out and about and who is yet to make an appearance! Pick up a trail sheet at Visitor Reception.