Local Events Guide

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Weekly Reoccurring Events

Daily

Tuesday
Pulse After School Club, Hailsham Parish Church

An after school club for under 11’s and their parents between 3.15 and 5pm. With activities such as crafts, games, music and stories, plus tea, coffee and snacks available. Admittance is 50p per child.

Hailsham Parish Church Youth Band

For all secondary school age children who are interested in joining a band, whether they would like to sing or play an instrument. Sessions are every Tuesday evening between 7.30 and 8.45pm during term time.

Wednesday
Crafts at the Malthouse, Herstmonceux

From 9.30 – 11am and 2 – 4pm each week, join in with the Malthouse Beaders, with companionship, chat and tea & coffee. Everyone is welcome, no fee.

Friday
Glass at the Malthouse, Herstmonceux

Every second Friday of the month, between 1.30 and 3.30pm, come to our open glass studio to create some of your own warm glass items. £20 fee, including firing charges.

The Bite In Cafe, Hailsham Parish Church

If you’re new to Hailsham, come and make new friends every Friday morning between 9.30am and noon in the lounge at the side of the church. The kettle is also on and tea, coffee and hot chocolate is available, plus cakes and scones.

Saturday

Our Parks at Recreation Ground, Western Road, Hailsham

Group exercise classes for anyone 16+, run by experienced, fully qualified instructors and suitable for a range of abilities, from 9.00 to 10.00am. Meet by the Kids Playground. Anyone interested in taking part will need to simply register at www.ourparks.org.uk and book online prior to attending.

Hailsham Street Market, Hailsham Town Centre.

8.30am to 3pm, with regular stalls selling fruit & vegetables, confectionery, sausages, savouries, jams, cards.


May

Saturday 19th

Castle Connections
10.00am – 18.00pm at Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN

Fun and educational activities for all the family, including Archery Have-a-Go, Falconry, Garden and Castle Tours, Classic Vehicles and Living History Demonstrations. Normal admission prices apply (£6 adults, £5 adults, Under-16 £3, Under-5 free, Family ticket £14

Hyperdrive Sci-fi & Fantasy Independent Charity Film Festival
10.30am to 1.30pm (Cert 12A)
3.00pm to 6.00pm (Cert 15)
7.30pm to 10.30pm (Cert 12A) at The Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham

It’s back! The third Hyperdrive film festival will be showcasing the work of filmmakers from across the world. Each session will consist of three or four Short films (running time dependent) and a Feature Film, with 25 films shown across two days in five sessions

Sunday 20th

Castle Connections
10.00am – 18.00pm at Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN

Fun and educational activities for all the family, including Archery Have-a-Go, Falconry, Garden and Castle Tours, Classic Vehicles and Living History Demonstrations. Normal admission prices apply (£6 adults, £5 adults, Under-16 £3, Under-5 free, Family ticket £14

Hyperdrive Sci-fi & Fantasy Independent Charity Film Festival
10.30am to 1.30pm (Cert 15)
3.00pm to 6.00pm (Cert 15) at The Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham

It’s back! The third Hyperdrive film festival will be showcasing the work of filmmakers from across the world. Each session will consist of three or four Short films (running time dependent) and a Feature Film, with 25 films shown across two days in five sessions.

Wednesday 23rd

Craft Workshop “Beading - Spiral Herringbone Stitch”
9.30am to 12.00pm or 1.30pm to 4.00pm at TheMalthouse, Herstmonceux, BN27 4LH

Learn this stunning spiral stitch to create a simple necklace or bracelet, or use them as cords for your larger free hanging pieces. Not as bulky as a Russian spiral, a great stitch to add to your beading repertoire. £13Tobook, phone 01323 819216 or 07771 906630 or email crafts@TheMalthouse.co.uk

Friday 25th

King's Head Cacklebury Beer & Music Festival
12.00pm to 12.00am at the Kings Head, South Road, Hailsham

The Beer and Music Festival in association with Hailsham FM returns! Complete with 4 Harvey's Brewery cask ales, 12 guest ales, 4 guest ciders and a selection of German lagers. Live music every day as well as a tombola, games and a BBQ.

Hailsham Lions 13th Charity Golf Day
10.30am onwards at Wellshurst Golf Club, Horam, BN27 3EE

Money raised from this event in previous years has helped several deserving causes including Air Ambulance and St Wilfrid’s Hospice. This year, the Lions are raising money for local organisations that need their help. For entry forms and further details please contact Tom Goose at tomgoose@hotmail.com or phone 01825 873185.

Saturday 26th

95.9 HAILSHAM FM 95.9 LAUNCH DAY

Hailsham FM will be live on 95.9FM from 7.00am. Come fund us in Hailsham Town Centre from 8.00am to 2.00pm, at the Ecohub from 10.00am to 2.00pm, or at the Kings Head Beer & Music Festival from 2.00pm to 7.00pm

Ecohub Open Day
10.00am to 2.00pm at New Road, Hellingly BN27 4HS

Taster session in Yoga, Life coaching; advice on organic gardening and biodiverse growing; markets stalls; Arts & Crafts; Nature Trail for all ages; Information about volunteering for local groups; “Beat The Street” competitions and fun active challenges. There will also be a Hailsham FM stall.

King's Head Cacklebury Beer & Music Festival
12.00pm to 12.00am at the Kings Head, South Road, Hailsham

The Beer and Music Festival in association with Hailsham FM returns! Complete with 4 Harvey's Brewery cask ales, 12 guest ales, 4 guest ciders and a selection of German lagers. Live music every day as well as a tombola, games and a BBQ.

Sunday 27th

King's Head Cacklebury Beer & Music Festival
12.00pm to 12.00am at the Kings Head, South Road, Hailsham

The Beer and Music Festival in association with Hailsham FM returns! Complete with 4 Harvey's Brewery cask ales, 12 guest ales, 4 guest ciders and a selection of German lagers. Live music every day as well as a tombola, games and a BBQ.

Bluebell Roots
7.00 – 9.30pm at Bates Green Farm, Arlington

Live music with Milton Hide and three invited guests, plus open mic. Great food, bring your own booze, free to attend.

Monday 28th

King's Head Cacklebury Beer & Music Festival
12.00pm to 12.00am at the Kings Head, South Road, Hailsham

The Beer and Music Festival in association with Hailsham FM returns! Complete with 4 Harvey's Brewery cask ales, 12 guest ales, 4 guest ciders and a selection of German lagers. Live music every day as well as a tombola, games and a BBQ.

Wednesday 30th

Games Night
7.30pm onwards at Chapter 12, 12 High Street, Hailsham

Monthly board games night, everyone is welcome to come along and play some games.


June

Friday 1st

Castle Concerts presents ... A recital for Cello and Piano
7.30pm at Herstmonceux Castle Ballroom, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN

An evening of classical music featuring Thomas Carrollo, Cello and Shelly Katz, piano. Tickets are £15 and available at: https://castleconcerts.yapsody.com or at the door.

Wednesday 6th

Beat the Street East Sussex (until 25th July) in Hailsham

Back for a second year with Beat Boxes positioned at various locations around Hailsham, get out with your team or on your own and start racking up points which could win you prizes including gift vouchers for fitness equipment. Free to enter, pick up maps and cards from Hailsham Library.

Quiz Night
6.30pm – 11.00pm at Chapter 12, 12 High Street, Hailsham

The monthly quiz night – great prizes, great food, great quiz master (Neil Povey!!), all washed down with a great pint! All for £10 per head… Please book by calling 01323 351898 or reserve a table on Chapter 12 website. 

Friday 8th 

Picnic in the Park
6.00pm to 9.00pm at Western Road Recreation Ground, Hailsham.

Bring your rugs, chairs and picnics and dance along to music from the 50s, 60s and 70s, performed by local band Recycled. The event is free to attend, but donations on the evening to Demelza Hospice Care for Children will be gratefully accepted. Supported by Hailsham FM and Hailsham Town Council.

Sunday 10th

THE DRAWTONES JAZZ, FUNK & CONTEMPORARY SHOW
7.30pm at Herstmonceux Castle Garden, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN

The Drawtones over the past 2 years have established themselves as fine exponents of authentic Hammond Jazz and Funk. This will form the first half of this concert. For the 2nd half, they will featuer fabulous young vocalist Poppy Rawles to highlight some of their new Contemporary Set. Gardens available from 3.30pm to allow guests to bring their own picnics.
Tickets : Adults £15 – Concessions (Over 60’s, Students and Under 16’s) £12 via www.wegottickets.com/event/437849

Wednesday 13th

Craft Workshop “Penny's Peyote Party”
9.30am to 12.00pm or 1.30pm to 4.00pm at The Malthouse, Herstmonceux, BN27 4LH

Odd count peyote beading is on the menu, however Penny will be celebrating all that is Peyote! Beginner or advanced, this session is flexible enough for both. Bring your own beads and learn odd count peyote or other peyote variants. BYOB (Beads!). £10Tobook, phone 01323 819216 or 07771 906630 or email crafts@TheMalthouse.co.uk

Saturday 16th

Home Front Weekend
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

A tribute to the war years with artefacts, food, vehicles and dancing.

Craft Workshop “Dreaming of The Sea”
1.30pm to 3.30pm at The Malthouse, Herstmonceux, BN27 4LH

Glass fusing with Inclusions - Create your own seascape in fused glass with the use of foils, wires and metals to make your own unique sun-catcher or coaster. £18 To book, phone 01323 819216 or 07771 906630 or email crafts@TheMalthouse.co.uk 

Sunday 17th

Home Front Weekend
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

A tribute to the war years with artefacts, food, vehicles and dancing.

Fathers’ Day Carvery
12.00pm to 2.00pm at Herstmonceux Castle Ballroom, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN

3 course lunch including a vegetarian choice. To be served in the Castle’s Great Hall with cash bar. Price includes entry to the gardens and grounds. £18.00 for adults | £12.00 for children (4–16 years). For bookings telephone 01323 834479 or email conf@bisc.queensu.ac.uk

Saturday 23rd 

Hailsham Allotments Open Day
10.00am to 3.00pm @ Battle Road Allotments

Come and see what goes on in one of the many allotment plots dotted around Hailsham. Refreshments available

Craft Workshop “Beginner Beading - Peyote Trifleur Project”
1.30pm to 4.00pm at The Malthouse, Herstmonceux, BN27 4LH

Walk in a beginner, go home with your very own brooch If you have always wanted to try making something with seed beads, but were not sure where to start, this simple pattern is for you. There is a sample in the shop if you want to have a look, anyone can do it! £14 To book, phone 01323 819216 or 07771 906630 or email crafts@TheMalthouse.co.uk

Sunday 24th

Bluebell Roots
7.00 – 9.30pm at Bates Green Farm, Arlington

Live music with Milton Hide and three invited guests, plus open mic. Great food, bring your own booze, free to attend.

Wednesday 27th

Games Night
7.30pm onwards at Chapter 12, 12 High Street, Hailsham

Monthly board games night, everyone is welcome to come along and play some games.

Saturday 30th

Celebrate Hailsham Day
9.00am to 15.00pm Hailsham Town Centre

A day to celebrate Hailsham. Check back soon for more details of what is going on (when released)

Exploring Artist Trading Cards (ATC)
10.00am to 12.30pm at The Malthouse, Herstmonceux, BN27 4LH

The Malthouse is pleased to have Clare, of Nanny's Craft Room as a guest tutor this month. What are ATCs? How do you participate? What size are they? What can you make them out of? All this and more, start making and trading ATC's! £14. To book, phone 01323 819216 or 07771 906630 or email crafts@TheMalthouse.co.uk


July

Sunday 1st 

Tea Dance
2.00 to 5.00pm at
Herstmonceux Castle Ballroom, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN

Price includes entrance to the Gardens and Grounds - £10.00 per person, includes Tea, Coffee and Cookies. Telephone 01323 834479  or email conf@bisc.queensu.ac.uk to book

Saturday 7th

Hailsham and District Scale Model Club
10am to 4pm at the Community Hall, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham

A variety of modelling displays from numerous clubs, societies and trade stalls, with a raffle and prize draw plus refreshments available.
Tickets are just £3 for adults, £2 concessions and 50p for children aged between 6 and 16 years

Sunday 8th

Spring Fayre in aid of Eastbourne Cats Protection Centre
12 noon – 3pm at the Adoption Centre, Marshfoot Lane, Hailsham

Visit the spring fayre in aid of the Eastbourne Cats Protection Centre in Marshfoot Lane, Hailsham. Free entry!

Saturday 14th

Early Summer Show Hailsham Horticultural Society
2.00 – 5.00pm at Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road, Hailsham

A show of some of the finest fruit, vegetables and flowers from Hailsham and the surrounding areas.

Soundscape
7.00pm – 12.00am at Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux

The Brighton Film Quartet' will be playing in one of the Centre’s iconic Domes within the shadow of the Yapp 36-inch reflecting telescope. The performance will be split into 2 halves, during the interval there will be a delicious supper. To round off the event you will have an opportunity to look through the historic telescopes. BOOKING Essential, telephone the centre on 01323 832731 to secure a place- tickets £35.

Classic Vehicle Show
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Classic domestic, agricultural and military vehicles. Dogs welcome

Sunday 15th

Classic Vehicle Show
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Classic domestic, agricultural and military vehicles. Dogs welcome

Saturday 22nd

Hailsham Lions Family Fun Day
11.00am – 3.00pm at Recreation Ground, Western Road, Hailsham

Attractions, sports activities and games for children and adults; Fun Dog Show, BBQ & refreshments, stalls plus Hailsham FM. Free Entry.

Wednesday 25th

Archaeology Day
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Come and be an archaeologist for the day. Suitable for all ages.

Games Night
7.30pm onwards at Chapter 12, 12 High Street, Hailsham

Monthly board games night, everyone is welcome to come along and play some games.

Saturday 28th

Hailsham Summer Market
9.00am to 15.00pm Hailsham Town Centre

Sunday 29th

Bluebell Roots
7.00 – 9.30pm at Bates Green Farm, Arlington

Live music with Milton Hide and three invited guests, plus open mic. Great food, bring your own booze, free to attend.


August

Friday 3rd

Wealden Activity Days 2018 (Wealden District Council)
10.00am – 2.00pm at Recreation Ground, Western Road, Hailsham

Community Chef, Arts & Crafts, Sports Tasters; bring your own picnic. Free Entry

Sussex Guild Craft Show
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Contemporary crafts on show and for sale from The Sussex Guild.

Saturday 4th

Sussex Guild Craft Show
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Contemporary crafts on show and for sale from The Sussex Guild.

Sunday 5th

Sussex Guild Craft Show
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Contemporary crafts on show and for sale from The Sussex Guild.

Wednesday 8th

Pirate & Princess Day
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Come and be a pirate or princess for the day on this bountiful island! Treasure hunts, games for all ages and much more!

Sunday 12th

Rude Mechanicals Outdoor Theatre
7.15pm start at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Oberon’s Cure, based on Titania’s accusation in Act Two, Scene 1 of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Tickets available at www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk

Wednesday 15th

Wildlife Wednesday
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

A fantastic day of wildlife activities - all ages can get up close to nature.

Wednesday 22nd

Family Games Fest
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Join us for a great day of traditional fun and games.

Saturday 25th

England’s Medieval Festival
10.00am to 6.00pm at
Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN

Step back in time and join the spectacular weekend celebration. England’s Medieval Festival is the largest and most authentic one-of-kind medieval themed festival in the UK. It’s a complete day out, and magical weekend experience for the entire family.
Weekend Camping, Medieval Glamping and B&B room on the grounds. Shuttle Bus from Polegate and Pevensey Westham Train Station to the Castle during the Festival.
By car – Wartling Road, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN
Dogs welcome on leads. For information contact info@mgel.com or 020 8150 6767

Medieval Banquet
6.30pm to 10.00pm at
Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN

A Feast fit for a King or Queen! Enjoy the entire day at England’s Medieval Festival and stay for the Medieval Banquet, or come just for the banquet and join in the fun, food, drink and music on the festival grounds after your meal. Four Course Meal including a glass of wine or ale. (vegetarian meal options available). Welcome Reception in the Drawbridge Room with a glass of mead. Music, Dance & Strolling Entertainers during dinner. Cash Bar; Costumes Optional; Groups welcome; Children and Family seating. Advance discount tickets available online at www.EnglandsMedievalFestival.com. For information about the banquet, please contact info@mgel.com or 020 8150 6767

Sunday 26th

England’s Medieval Festival
10.00am to 6.00pm at
Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN

See Saturday 26th for event details

Medieval Banquet
6.30pm to 10.00pm at
Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN

See Saturday 26th for event details

Sunday 26th

Bluebell Roots
7.00 – 9.30pm at Bates Green Farm, Arlington

Live music with Milton Hide and three invited guests, plus open mic. Great food, bring your own booze, free to attend.

Monday 27th

England’s Medieval Festival
10.00am to 6.00pm at
Herstmonceux Castle, Wartling Road, BN27 1RN

See Saturday 26th for event details

Wednesday 29th

Games Night
7.30pm onwards at Chapter 12, 12 High Street, Hailsham

Monthly board games night, everyone is welcome to come along and play some games.


September

Sunday 2nd

Cream Tea in aid of Eastbourne Cats Protection Centre
12 noon – 3pm at the Adoption Centre, Marshfoot Lane, Hailsham

Come have a cream tea in aid of the Eastbourne Cats Protection Centre in Marshfoot Lane, Hailsham. Free entry, and lots of yummy cakes! Mmmmm.....

Saturday 8th

Late Summer Show Hailsham Horticultural Society
2.00 – 5.00pm at Summerheath Hall, Summerheath Road, Hailsham

A show of some of the finest fruit, vegetables and flowers from Hailsham and the surrounding areas.

Medieval Weekend
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Living history camps and displays, archery, medieval traders and entertainment

Sunday 9th

Medieval Weekend
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Living history camps and displays, archery, medieval traders and entertainment

Sunday 23th

Hailsham Walking Carnival
1.00– 3.30pm at Recreation Ground, Western Road, Hailsham

With a theme of “Once Upon A Time”, Hailsham Carnival returns as part of the Hailsham Festival.

Entry forms available from Dippy Doodahs Café, Hailsham Town Council Offices and fb.me/hailshamcarnival/

Wednesday 26th

Games Night
7.30pm onwards at Chapter 12, 12 High Street, Hailsham

Monthly board games night, everyone is welcome to come along and play some games.

Sunday 30th

Bluebell Roots
7.00 – 9.30pm at Bates Green Farm, Arlington

Live music with Milton Hide and three invited guests, plus open mic. Great food, bring your own booze, free to attend.


October

Saturday 27th 

Hallowe’en Weekend
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Activities, crafts, children’s trails and Hallowe’en fun.

Sunday 28th

Black Cat Day in aid of Eastbourne Cats Protection Centre
12 noon – 3pm at the Adoption Centre, Marshfoot Lane, Hailsham

Celebrate black cats, and the work of the Cats Protection Centre at our open day. Other colours of cats are also available..... (and they’d love to meet you!)

Hallowe’en Weekend
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Activities, crafts, children’s trails and Hallowe’en fun.

Bluebell Roots
7.00 – 9.30pm at Bates Green Farm, Arlington

Live music with Milton Hide and three invited guests, plus open mic. Great food, bring your own booze, free to attend.

Wednesday 31st

Games Night
7.30pm onwards at Chapter 12, 12 High Street, Hailsham

Monthly board games night, everyone is welcome to come along and play some games.


November

Saturday 10th

Winter Craft & Gift Fair
10.30am to 5pm at Michelham Priory House and Gardens, Upper Dicker

Festive fun with dozens of stalls, decorations and music in this beautiful historic setting

Sunday 25th

Christmas Fayre in aid of Eastbourne Cats Protection Centre
12 noon – 3pm at the Adoption Centre, Marshfoot Lane, Hailsham

Start your Christmas shopping early at the centre, with all proceeds going towards your favourite animal charity.

Bluebell Roots
7.00 – 9.30pm at Bates Green Farm, Arlington

Live music with Milton Hide and three invited guests, plus open mic. Great food, bring your own booze, free to attend.

Wednesday 28th

Games Night
7.30pm onwards at Chapter 12, 12 High Street, Hailsham

Monthly board games night, everyone is welcome to come along and play some games.


December

Saturday 15th

Hailsham Christmas Market
9.00am to 15.00pm Hailsham Town Centre