Friday, 23 September 2016

Hastings Weekend: Pier & Beyond!

After a full weekend with an eclectic mix of music last week, again, areas of the Pier are closed this weekend due to a Pier Jam this Saturday (24th), with 2 outdoor stages and room for 2,500 people to enjoy the DJ talent on display (website); please note that Early Bird tickets are sold out, but Final Release tickets are still available. Also, on the Pier this Sunday, there will be a Wedding Fair from 11.00, and a Wedding Dress Walk, for all those who thought they may never wear their dresses again, starting at 10.00, and in aid of raising funds for St Michael's Hospice (website).

Of course, the Festival of Contemporary Arts, Root 1066, continues with numerous events around town, including The Story of Hastings in 66 Objects at the Museum, I Am A Norman, seven Hastings choirs performing Barefoot Opera/CLASH in the atrium at Sussex Coast College, and the Feast of the Dead at the Stade Hall has its final performance on Sunday evening; see website for full details.

And, if you want to go a bit further afield and partake in some exercise, the annual Sussex Walking Festival starts this weekend, 24th September to 2nd of October 2016, a joint event that is organised by Eastbourne Borough Council and Wealdon District Council. For full details of a wide variety of walks, and variety of difficulty and length, go to the Sussex Walking Festival website.

Whatever you do this weekend, either partaking in these specific events, visiting the beach, castle, aquarium, museums, restaurants, pubs and clubs and music, or whatever, enjoy!

Sculpture on the Beach Photographs

A few more photographs at different times...

And looking towards the Pier...

See blog from last week for further information.

Monday, 19 September 2016

The Amsterdam

The tides are right out now, so time to take advantage and walk out to the wreck of the Amsterdam at Bulverhythe, quality! 

Keep on keeping on!

A sign on the seafront... at least some Hastings folk are keeping up the stance against anti-social behaviour exhibited by a Hastingers minority, dog poo, riding cycles on the pavement (and I WAS very nearly hit by a cycle earlier on today, lucky for the cyclist concerned he didn't hit me!), and, even more dangerous, speeding and mounting pavements in Hastings narrow streets (recent blog) has to be stopped!

Southern Rail plans yet another timetable "shakeup"

As if this isn't already a political battle between the Government and unions and rail users, and, make no mistake about it, it isn't just about the Government attacking the unions, it's also about using us Southern rail commuters and other rail users as pawns in their battle against the RMT, as I've suggested before... and it really is time to bring the railways back under democratic control, not allowing Government ministers' friends to make even more money out of taxpayers and rail users, as they do now (see BBC website).