Press Releases week beginning 13 June 2016
Be part of the ROOT 1066 International Arts Festival!
ROOT1066 International Arts Festival aims to showcase Hastings and 1066 Country through a programme of high quality arts and culture.
Organisers are now looking for volunteers to get involved with a variety of festival events this autumn, supporting the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.
Events include being a part of the live forging by Blacksmiths on the Beach at the Stade Open Space 8- 10 July to Chris Levine's incredible light and sound show on Hastings Pier, 10 September. Find out more about festival events on the ROOT1066 website www.1066contemporary.com
Volunteers who've signed up by the beginning of July will be given a training brunch at the Stade Hall on Saturday 9 July where you will meet other volunteers and learn how to capture people's feedback on your smartphone during the events you attend. All volunteers will also be given a ROOT1066 limited edition discount card worth �10 to use in shops and cafes for the rest of the year, and you'll get FREE access to some exclusive ticketed events!
You'll need to be over 17 years of age, own a smartphone, like being part of the action and getting involved and available during September and October for several events and possibly some Stade Saturdays during the summer.
If you'd like to volunteer and get involved in ROOT1066 email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 1 July with your name, age and mobile phone number.
Spitz and Co present 'Gloriator' for Stade Saturdays
This Saturday this riotously funny show will be revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator.
Gloria Delaneuf is well-versed in mime, mask, and the mysteries of stagecraft. Her UK tour manager Josephine Cunningham is not. Together they have created Gloriator - an awe-inspiring production of bravery, honour, and costumes made out of cardboard.
Russell Crowe may not be available, but they are determined it will be a show you'll never forget.
Cllr Dawn Poole the council's lead member for culture said:
"This will be another great FREE event hosted by the council for residents and visitors to Hastings as part of the Stade Saturdays programme.
"There will be two performances of Gloriator at the Stade Open Space on Saturday 18 June; the first at 5.30pm and the second 7.30pm.
"So if you're up for a laugh come along, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!"
Wonderfully inventive, physical, and very silly, Gloriator was created by French/English female comedy duo Spitz & Co. with the help of Spymonkey's Aitor Basauri and Publick Transport's Angus Barr.
It won the Critics' Choice Award at Exeter Ignite in 2014 and was developed with support from the Arts Council England and Bristol Old Vic's Ferment.
Council shows its respect to the victims of the Orlando nightclub attack
Hastings Borough Council is keen to show support for the many people killed and injured in the massacre in Orlando last Sunday.
Council leader, Cllr Peter Chowney said:
"It's important that we stand united in the fight against terror attacks and hate crime in our towns and cities.
"As a symbol of our respect the rainbow flag (LGBT movement) is flying at half-mast from the town hall.
"Our thoughts and condolences are with the many people in America who have been affected by this horrendous attack on Sunday."
Cycling festival was a two wheeled success!
The 1066 Cycling Festival, a brand new two day event celebrating cycling, was a fantastic success last weekend (11 and 12 June.)
Organised by Hastings Borough Council's Active Hastings team with support from Rother District Council the event took place in both Hastings and Bexhill and showcased some fantastic cycling events, demonstrations and family fun activities.
The council's lead member for leisure Cllr Dawn Poole, who attended the festival said:
"It was great to see so many people attend this brand new event here in Hastings.
"The displays put on by 3SIXTY were amazing and the fast cycling sprint challenge at the Rollapaluza stand was brilliant.
"Lots of people took part in decorating their bikes on the day and the schools and family cycle parade was excellent.
"Our thanks must go to everyone involved in organising the event and of course everyone that took part and participated. We couldn't have wished for better weather as it meant that everyone could cycle comfortably and really enjoy everything on offer."