Past Events

2016 was quite a year for Hastings Pier. After reopening in April, we:

  • Jumped around to Madness at our Opening Gala
  • Marveled at the Festival Circus contortionists and clowns
  • Danced to Dizzee Rascal, Happy Mondays and Levellers as they performed live
  • Escaped to Neverland™ for the festive season
  • Enjoyed films in the open air (including the World Premiere of Re: A Pier and first UK outdoor showing of Star Wars)
  • Admired Simon Roberts' Pierdom collection in an open-air exhibition
  • Were dazzled by Chris Levine's light and sound show for the Root1066 contemporary arts festival
  • Showed off our best moves at Pier Jam
  • 'Plundered' the pier for Pirate Day
  • Got crafty at lots of free family workshops

... And much more!

Thank you to all involved for making 2016 such a fantastic opening year.

Are you interested in putting on an event/performing on Hastings Pier? If so, we'd love to hear from you! If you would like to get involved, please email us at events@hpcharity.co.uk.

Our big events programme for 2017 (including art installations, big live music events, markets, family activities, and much more) will commence in the spring.

For upcoming events, please see our Event Calendar. New events are announced via the calendar as soon as they are confirmed, so please do keep an eye on this page for updates.

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Festival Circus tent on Hastings Pier, August 2016. Image by Piet Hein Out.
See the Festival Circus performers cause mischief on the pier in a special video by Justin Lycett here.

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Neverland™ at Christmas, 18th November 2016 - 2nd January 2017.

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Madness at Hastings Pier's Opening Gala Finale Concert, 21st May 2016. Image by John Cole.
See live videos on our Facebook page!

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Pier Jam, 24th September 2016. Image by Alex Nunney.
See live videos on our Facebook page!

Pierdom exhibition, Hastings Pier Head, October - November 2016

Pierdom open-air exhibition by Simon Roberts, 29th September - 30th November 2016. Image by Simon Roberts.

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Chris Levine's iy_project: the nature of light and sound/ROOT1066, 10th September 2016.

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Blast Science workshop, 13th November 2016. Image by Emily Wallace.

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Thrive Carnival, 10th June 2016.

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Funtime Rides' Summer Vintage Funfair. Image by Eva Clifford.

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 Aerial image from Pirate Day, 17th July 2016.

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One Inch Badge weekender w/Dizzee Rascal, Happy Mondays and Levellers, 16th-18th September 2016.
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The Luna Cinema's World Premiere outdoor screening of 'Re: A Pier' by Archie Lauchlan, 12th May 2015.

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Free Family Fun: Chocolate Engineering workshop.
Part of Hastings Pier Charity's Learning Programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.