Events for October 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
Folklore and Traditions at Bodiam
October 1st - 31st
It’s Samhaim, the beginning of winter, when the sun goes to rest. Visit the castle in the crisp autumn air, and discover the folklore and traditions around this fabled month.
Wild Water Swimmer - Nick Snelling Exhibition
The Black Shed Gallery
11th October - 22nd November
Exhibition of extraordinary paintings by wild water swimmer Nick Snelling - Studies of Hastings Pier from the sea.
Battle Art & Music Festival
24th October - 26th October
Performances will take place throughout the town of Battle
Performances by the Battle Festival Sinfonia, an ensemble specially formed for the festival, feature musicians who regularly play with orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic and at Glyndebourne. Concerts take place within the grounds of Battle Abbey in the Abbot’s Hall at Battle Abbey School, and in the shadow of the Abbey at St Mary’s Church. Both venues are architecturally breath-taking and provide dramatic backdrops but lend exceptional acoustics to the concerns.
To complement these events, a diverse and informal Battle Fringe brings Battle’s restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, tea-rooms and outdoor spaces with jazz, rock, blues and poetry reading.
Abbey & Battlefield- 1066 Battle of Hastings,
25th October - 2nd November
Tiptoe through the Abbey on a spooky ghost tour family adventure to uncover the sinister secrets of the haunting ruins. See if you can scare us enough to win a prize by coming in the best kid’s Halloween costume.
Guy Fawkes is said to have sourced his gunpowder from the Battle powder mills and the Battel Bonfire Boyes, one of the world's oldest membership societies, commemorate this fact in style. They're responsible for organising the unmissable Battle Bonfire celebrations, with a torchlight procession, plenty of noise and fabulous firework display. 6.30pm Start Approx . . Torchlit Processions with Visiting Societies , Marching Bands , Bonfire and Firework Display with brilliant Tabs & Setpieces. This is a very traditional town bonfire society orientated event. There is no large display on the Battelfield this year and no dedicated public viewing area for the bonfire celebrations. We advise against trying to view the processions within the area surrounding the Abbey Green (Red Zone). Do not bring any of your own fireworks. Due to crowd numbers the event is not suitable for pushchairs.