Sussex Bonfires – Bringing the community together

Tweet By Ryan Clark and Rhea Cheramparambil Fireworks at this time of year may not seem out of the ordinary with Guy Fawkes night and religious events like Diwali happening in early November, but I doubt you would expect them in September. This would be unless you lived in Sussex or any of the surrounding areas. Every year different branches of the Sussex Bonfire Societies are responsible for organising a series of bonfire and firework events which start at the beginning of September and last well into November. These bonfires…

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Jack in the Green 2018 – Proving May Day festivals are here to stay

Tweet Giants, jacks, bogies – these are just some of the weird and wonderful characters seen at the annual Jack in the Green festival in Hastings. For one weekend a year, they descend on Hastings Old Town with the streets covered by over 800 bunches of leaves as the start of summer is welcomed on May Day. 2018 saw an estimated 15000 people line the 1.5 mile route to West Hill where they were treated to live music and performances by Morris dancing teams from across the country before the…

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The Future of Hastings pier

Tweet With £500,000 pounds needed by the end of May, the future of the Hastings pier looks uncertain. Events such as Hastings Pier Jam are a possible solution to the funding issues currently experienced. The one-day music festival brought together a wide range of people and will have brought in a substantial sum of money to the pier itself. The worry regarding the pier is that it will have to be sold, and in turn commercialised. Commercialisation could mean an end to these kind of music events and the town…

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