The printed programme is hot off the press! Look out for it around town over the coming weeks or download a PDF version here. SoS_Programme_digital Download
With more than 60 events and activities across 9 days the
festival spans Hastings and Rother, from Winchelsea in the East to Bexhill in
With each event taking a different approach to promoting a
sustainable future the programme has something for all ages and many activities
are free to attend.
Highlights include the Car Free Day street party (Sunday
22nd September, 12pm until 6pm) as Hastings marks the international event for
the first time, turning the seafront road into community space for socialising,
alfresco dining, entertainment and play.
The festival culminates in The Big Green Fair at the Stade
(Sunday 29th September, 11:00am – 6:00pm) bringing together a wide range of
local stallholders in an ethical marketplace, a programme of talks on
sustainability issues, craft and culinary workshops, great food, entertainment
and info stands for various local environmental campaigns.
We’re celebrating the completion and final installation of the seaside themed mosaic created by the community. We are having a little celebration on Saturday 24th Aug from 3-5pm in front of Warrior Square Station, come with your smiles and we will supply refreshments. If it’s raining we will be in Zoom Arts.
We’ve made a start on the community mosaic, involving local school children, Gizmos children’s club, clients from the Seaview Centre and volunteer local residents. Here are some photos to give you a flavour of how it’s looking.
There is still a lot to do! Please help us complete this lovely piece of community artwork – lots of times you can pop into Zoom Arts this week: Mon 15 July 2.30–4.30pm Tue 16 July 1.30–4.00pm Wed 17 July 2.30–4.30pm Thu 18 July 2.30–4.30pm Fri 19 July 10.00–12.30pm and 1.30–4.00pm
The time has come for businesses and local groups to get involved with our eco-friendly festival: Sustainability on Sea.The festival will take place between Saturday 21st-Sunday 29th September 2019, culminating in an all-day Big Green Fair with stall holders, information stands, talks, activities for children and entertainment.
The theme this year
will be “What we can do” showcasing the meaningful things we can
all do to live more sustainably.
Last year we had a whole mix of events from speaker
events, beach cleans, walks, bike rides, work- shops and family fun days.
It’s a chance for individuals to share their interests and get others involved,
for businesses to organise
events to bring new customers through the door and for green organisations to showcase what they do.
We welcome all ideas! Here’s some more inspiration:
A day of learning about climate change at a
youth group or school.
Planting a community space.
Walks and cycle rides.
Litter picks and tackling plastic waste.
A day of sustainable food at your café.
Plant based food cookery lessons.
Launching a campaign.
Eco fashion show.
What people thought of last year’s
Sustainability on Sea Festival:
“Well organised lots of information” “Great! Lots of useful info, goodies and optimism” “All stalls very interesting – not too texty or selling” “Loads for kids, very interested in electricity and bikes” “Really useful – good to see a very diverse range of groups” “Absolutely excellent! Lovely to see the level of optimism” “10/10 would come again”
We’ve had an extremely positive response to our call out already. Local people are very aware of the issues around climate change and are keen to get involved in the festival.
We’ve been working hard fundraising and we are very happy to say we (that’s the community/public/everyone!) are going to create the Mosaic at Warrior Square Station this summer.
This will consist of 11 days of workshops from 10th-19th July at Zoom Arts (right by the station and the mosaic site).
We would love your help at the workshops.
It would be easy things like: Getting room ready Doing some of the mosaic- most important! Watching that people don’t put their grubby hands on the artwork!!! Keep an eye on things not getting too messy in general Sweeping floor occasionally Keeping table and work area clean & regularly wiped Showing people where toilets are Equipping people with aprons/shirts etc Giving out refreshments
Join us at Warrior Square Gardens on June 2nd 2019 (12-3pm) for our biggest Big Lunch yet!
Simply turn up on the day with your food to share, something to sit on and your favourite game. We usually have a fabulous selection of food and play rounders and other games, depending on what people bring.
It’s a great way to get to know people in the community and it’s free! This is an alcohol free event. Bring the whole family!
The new growing season is upon us and we are looking for keen volunteers to help the team at the community garden in St Leonards Warrior Square train station.
The garden has raised beds for vegetables and lots of fruit tress and bushes where we are growing food that the public can help themselves to. We want to improve the area around the station as well as show how you can eat more sustainably by growing organic foods collectively in the local area.
Generally, we alternate weekly between Saturday (10-1) and Sunday (3-6) but always check the events page before coming to a session!
AZUR Marina Pavilion, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0BU
Join a day of inspiration and perspiration at the first showcase event of the Common Treasury of Adaptable Ideas Feeling overwhelmed, paralysed, fearful about the future and looking for a way to take action? This is the event for you
We have booked some truly inspirational speakers to tell us about ideas that have proved successful elsewhere to help towns thrive.
You are welcome to just come and listen, but if you are hungry for new ideas and have the energy to work together to adapt them to the Hastings context, you can be part of the treasure. Small pots of money and mentoring are available to support the growth of new community businesses that emerge from this event.
Confirmed inspirers so far are:
Stella Duffy OBE, the creator of Fun Palaces http://funpalaces.co.uk/about/
Melissa Mean from Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol https://kwmc.org.uk/projects/wecanmake/
Hazel Tilley from Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust https://www.granby4streetsclt.co.uk
Alison Paule of Paxton Green Timebank http://www.wearetempo.org/impact2017/
Maff Potts of Camerados https://www.camerados.org
TIMETABLE FOR THE DAY Morning Session (9 – 1) ‘Inspiring Ideas from Elsewhere’. Afternoon Session (2 – 4.45) ‘Making it happen in Hastings’.
Taking it forward Following each Common Treasury showcase event, a Taking-it-Forward period of three months will support the development of new ideas, with guidance and wisdom from the inspirers, a facilitator and a development fund of £6,000. Each group will have the opportunity to discuss what they need to develop the idea and then negotiate with the others how to allocate the fund.