Programme

(to be confirmed September/October – see last year’s below)

Play Development will be running a competition to design a Hastings Fish logo and hosting crafty kids activities in the Stade Hall throughout the festival opening hours. There will also be face painting on Sunday.

Saturday 5th November 2016

Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at the Stade Open Space stage

Billingsgate Taster Class: 11:00 - Classroom on the Coast

After the successful classes held at the Seafood and Wine Festival, the famous Billingsgate Seafood Training School will be holding cookery classes over the coming months cooking with local fish. Not sure if this is right for you or just want to learn how to prepare a round fish? Come and try out their special herring taster classes where you will learn to prepare some herring to take home to cook. The professional chefs will panfry some for you to taste too.
£6 per person. Book in advance to avoid disappointment; Billingsgate: 020 75173548


The RX Shantymen: 11.15 - 11.45

These four local guys are great individual singers but they make a fantastic sound together. Their mission is quite simply to spread the gospel of Shanty singing and maritime music, entertain their audience and have a good time doing it.


Billingsgate Taster Class: 12:15 - Classroom on the Coast

Repeat of 11am class
£6 per person. Book in advance to avoid disappointment; Billingsgate: 020 75173548


Harmony One: 12.00 - 12.30

A local all-female vocal harmony group. Harmony One sing a wide range of songs. Expect to hear some seafaring melodies too.


Billingsgate Taster Class: 1:30 - Classroom on the Coast

Repeat of 11am class
£6 per person. Book in advance to avoid disappointment; Billingsgate: 020 75173548


Strings: 1.00 - 1.45

A 4 piece band playing Folk music - incorporating strong soulful vocals with some superb fiddle playing!


Now & Then: 2.00 - 2.30

Now & Then are a four-piece a cappella harmony group. Don’t miss some great folk songs from these stunning voices.

Acapella singing of Fishy-Songs


Billingsgate Taster Class: 2:45 - Classroom on the Coast

Repeat of 11am class
£6 per person. Book in advance to avoid disappointment; Billingsgate: 020 75173548


Cut the Mustard: 3.00 - 4.00

Now it’s time for some Blues and Groove. A great way to finish off our Saturday. Cut the Mustard strip it back to Roots with acoustic guitar, upright stick base, less than three drums and assorted vocals.

Sunday 6th November 2016

Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at the Stade Open Space stage

Joanna Turner: 11.15 - 11.45

Local singer, songwriter currently making a name for herself on the live music circuit.


Wildfeast Demo: 12:00 noon - Classroom on the Coast

Sarah Watson, wild food specialist of wildfeast.co.uk will show you how to prepare a delicious herring dish using foraged wild flavourings


Blessing the Nets: 12.00 - 12.30

A Herring Fair tradition. Join an array of individuals and fishermen to bless the nets with Shoals of Herring, sang by Now & Then


The Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers: 12.45 - 1.15

The Cinques Ports Lindy Hoppers have been dancing together for 15 years. Led by ‘Gypsy’ John, the troupe have performed all-round the country. Back in their home town catch them on their 1940’s outfits dancing routines and free style.


Chantelle Duncan Duo: 1.30 - 2.30

A first class vocalist - there's just not enough space here to list the Soul and Jazz legends this lady has worked with, so don't miss this treat!


Wildfeast Demo: 2.00 - Classroom on the Coast

Sarah Watson, wild food specialist of wildfeast.co.uk will show you how to prepare a delicious herring dish using foraged wild flavourings


Traditional Barn Dance with the Sugar Loaf Ceilidh Band: 3.00 - 4.30

Been inspired by all the dancing and folk music over the weekend? Now’s your chance to have a dance. Never been to ceilidh before? Don’t worry, the dances will be called. It’s a fantastic opportunity to go to a barn dance for free and enjoy the full 9 piece band at the end of a fantastic weekend.