Easter Saturday – 20th April 2019
4pm – 10pm
Stade Open Space, Rock-a-Nore Road
Hastings Old Town
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About Hastings Easter Festival
The Easter Festival celebrates Easter within the community, in a music and arts festival on the Stade Open Space held on Easter Saturday, 4 pm – 10 pm. There are bands and live music performers from different music genres, an art exhibition, plus local food vendors. Entry is free with donations welcome to help cover our costs. Tickets can be downloaded in advance from www.eventbrite.co.uk
The art exhibition at the Stade Hall will be open from Good Friday to Easter Monday 12 pm – 4 pm (with later times on Easter Sunday), including a creative art family workshop on Thursday 18th April 12 pm – 4 pm. Also on Thursday 16th April, there will be a Narnia film at the Bridge Community Centre at 2 pm.
We have appreciated generous sponsorship by the local charity Hastings Youth Trust, and from within the local church. We have received valued support from web design and digital marketing company FreshOnline.
The event celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life and have it in all its fullness.” (John 10:10). This is the eternal hope and significance of Easter, that on the cross, Jesus shed His blood as a ransom for us for the forgiveness of our sins. To rescue us and welcome us home to where He is seated with the Heavenly Father who loves us. By His resurrection, He defeated death and opened the door to eternal life. In knowing Him we can find grace, peace and undying joy. This is the celebration of Easter. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He gave His life that we could live.
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On Good Friday the churches in the Old Town hold the stations of the cross procession through the Old Town. It starts at St Clement’s at 10 am.
On Easter Sunday, church services are held all around Hastings. There is information of local church fellowships on the website: www.hastingschurches.org.uk
The full address and post code if using a satnav is Stade Open Space, 20 Rock-a-Nore Road, TN34 3DW. While there is not public car parking on the Stade Open Space itself, you can park just beyond the Stade at Rock-a-Nore carpark for £3.20 for 24 hours. There is also car parking within the town centre, a short walk from the Stade.
If coming from outside Hastings, the nearest train station is Hastings Railway Station. The Stade Open Space is about a twenty-minute walk from the train station through the town centre to the Old Town, you can find this by walking through the town centre and then following the seafront until you come to the Stade Hall just before the fishing huts.