Events & Exhibitions

Ticketing Information


St Mary in the Castle does not have a permanent box office on site at the moment but there are several outlets you can buy tickets from, if available an icon appears in the relevant section, by clicking these icons you will be taken to the relevant online ticket sales site. They are often sold online at our Music Glue page or at the Hastings Tourist Information Centre in the town.

Events

March Film Screening: The Thing (18)

Friday 31st March -Doors 6:45pm

£5.00

Director: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell 

A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late.


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W.A.Mozart – Requiem in D minor W.A.Mozart -Symphony n. 9

Saturday 1st April - Doors 6:30pm

The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composed in Vienna in 1791 and left unfinished at the composer's death on December 5. A completion dated 1792 by Franz Xaver Süssmayr was delivered to Count Franz von Walsegg, who had anonymously commissioned the piece for a Requiem Mass to commemorate the February 14 anniversary of his wife's death.


The autograph manuscript (acquired by the Austrian National Library in 1831–38) shows the finished and orchestrated Introit in Mozart's hand, as well as detailed drafts of the Kyrie and the sequence Dies Irae as far as the first eight bars of the "Lacrymosa" movement, and the Offertory. It cannot be shown to what extent Süssmayr may have depended on now lost "scraps of paper" for the remainder; he later claimed the Sanctus and Agnus Dei as his own. Walsegg probably intended to pass the Requiem off as his own composition, as he is known to have done with other works. This plan was frustrated by a public benefit performance for Mozart's widow Constanze. Constanze was responsible for a number of stories surrounding the composition of the work, including the claims that Mozart received the commission from a mysterious messenger who did not reveal the commissioner's identity, and that Mozart came to believe that he was writing the requiem for his own funeral.

Tickets: £20 alcove boxes, £17,50 (stalls), £15,50 (gallery)


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South Pacific

Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April 2017 - Doors Open at 7pm

Renaissance Theatre will be performing the wonderful classic Rodgers and Hammerstien's musical SOUTH PACIFIC here on Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April 2017.Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start. all proceeds go to St Michaels Hospice. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT HASTINGS TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE.


Jack in the Green Ceilidhs

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April - Doors Open at 7.30pm

Once again we have two great nights celebrating Jack in the Green!


Saturday 29th: BANTER- CEILIDH


Playing fabulous tunes with a fresh viewpoint and a cheeky twist on the Tradition.


Featuring Simon Care (melodeon), Nina Zella (piano/keyboards) and Tim Walker (brass, percussion & caller), Banter is a band to watch. Bursting on to the Festival scene in their first year, Banter are all about having a great night dancing to the best tunes, played with a cheeky twist …


BANTER


Sunday 30th: TAKE THE BISCUIT- CEILIDH


English Ceilidh Band Take the Biscuit combines exciting young duo Beth Gifford (Viola) and Matt Brookes (Accordion) with experience driving back line Rob Gifford (Drums; Committee Band, Gas Mark 5, Chalktown, Stomp) and Trevor Lines (Bass; Ran Tan Band, Moltenamba, Kate Doubleday).
The band plays at least one tune written by every member of the band, combining mostly original material with some traditional English tunes.
In their debut season, Spring 2016 Biscuits played Red Fox Ceilidhs (Leicester - 5th March) to a packed house and sold out Knees Up Cecil Sharp (London - 19th February 2016) on their first visit!


Caller Sheena Masson  will talk you through the moves






Fairport Convention

Saturday 6th May - Doors Open at 6:45pm

Fairport Convention are celebrating a big birthday for they were co-founded way back in 1967 by Simon Nicol and Ashley Hutchings.

Such distinguished musicians as Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Iain Matthews and Dave Swarbrick have all done their bit over the years with the band, which is now in the safe hands of Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders, Chris Leslie, and the superb percussionist, Gerry Conway.

Fairport Convention are recipients of the coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and their seminal album Liege & Lief was recently voted as the Best Folk Album of All Time.

Reserved auditorium stall seats (£23.50) 01323 841414 & www.pavilionhailsham.co.uk
Auditorium box seats (£23.50) and unreserved balcony seats (£20.50) 01323 841414
Balcony seats also on sale from Music's Not Dead 01424 552435 and the Hastings Tourist Information Centre 01424 451111


J. Brahms – Symphony n.2 L.van Beethoven – Choral fantasy op. 80 L.van Beethoven – Egmont Overture

Saturday 20th May - Doors Open at 6.30pm

The Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73, was composed by Johannes Brahms in the summer of 1877, during a visit to Pörtschach am Wörthersee, a town in the Austrian province of Carinthia. Its composition was brief in comparison with the fifteen years it took Brahms to complete his First Symphony. The cheery and almost pastoral mood of the symphony often invites comparisons with Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, but, perhaps mischievously, Brahms wrote to his publisher on November 22, 1877, that the symphony "is so melancholy that you will not be able to bear it. I have never written anything so sad, and the score must come out in mourning.

The Coriolan Overture Op. 62 was written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1807 for Heinrich Joseph von Collin's 1804 tragedy Coriolan.


The structure and themes of the overture follow the play very generally. The main C minor theme represents Coriolanus' resolve and war-like tendencies (he is about to invade Rome), while the more tender E-flat major theme represents the pleadings of his mother to desist. Coriolanus eventually gives in to tenderness, but since he cannot turn back having led an army of his former enemies to Rome's gates, he kills himself. (This differs from the better-known play Coriolanus by William Shakespeare, in which he is murdered. Both Shakespeare's and Collin's plays are about the same semi-legendary figure, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, whose actual fate was not recorded.)

The overture was premiered in March 1807 at a private concert in the home of Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz.

Tickets:£22,50 (stalls), £17,50 (gallery)



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The Battle of the Somme

Sunday 21st May - Doors Open at 2:30pm

A performance of a new score accompanying a screening of the 1916 film 'The Battle of the Somme'


Hastings Sinfonia is proud to be part of Somme100 FILM, an international project bringing together 100 live orchestral performances of the IWM film The Battle of the Somme to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle. The original restored 1916 film, by Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell, with our live performance of Laura Rossi's new score, lasts approximately 74 minutes. It is not recommended for children under 12.


We are delighted that our performance will be introduced by two special guest speakers:
Dr Toby Haggith from The Imperial War Museums
and the composer Laura Rossi.Hastings Sinfonia is proud to be part of Somme100 FILM, an international project bringing together 100 live orchestral performances of the IWM film The Battle of the Somme to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle. The original restored 1916 film, by Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell, with our live performance of Laura Rossi's new score, lasts approximately 74 minutes. It is not recommended for children under 12.


W.A.Mozart - Don Giovanni

Saturday 3rd June - 6.30pm

After the huge success in 2016 the Ensemble OrQuesta Opera Academy brings to Hastings another one of the Mozart/Da Ponte operas. Singers coming from all over the world will take part in two performances of the opera in St. Mary in the Castle.

With an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Don Giovanni is based on the legends of Don Juan, a fictional libertine and seducer. It was premiered by the Prague Italian opera at the Teatro di Praga (now called the Estates Theatre) on 29 October 1787. Da Ponte's libretto was billed, like many of its time, as dramma giocoso, a term that denotes a mixing of serious and comic action. Mozart entered the work into his catalogue as an opera buffa. Although sometimes classified as comic, it blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements.A staple of the standard operatic repertoire, Don Giovanni is currently tenth on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide. It has also proved a fruitful subject for writers and philosophers.


Tickets: £20 (Boxes), £17.50 (Stalls), £15.50 (Gallery)


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Liane Carroll - The Right to Love Album Launch with Big Band and Strings

Saturday 22nd July - Doors Open at 7pm

Liane's stunning new album 'The Right To Love' will be released later this year, and St Mary in the Castle has been chosen to host one of her three launch evenings! More Information to come!


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The Drawtones + Deptford Rivieras

Saturday 23rd September - Doors 7:00pm

2 Top Jazz, Funk and Soul Organ Bands.

With 2 Jools Holland Saxophonists Derek Nash and Phil Veacock!

The Drawtones featuring Rod Pooley (Jazz Organ), Derek Nash (Saxophone from Jools Holland R&B Orchestra), Emily Farrar (Vocals), Andy Williams (Guitar), Simon Brewin (Bass) and Jessica Dann (Drums.

The Deptford Rivieras - Leading East London Hammond Organ Trio featuring Gary Baldwin (Hammond Organ), Phil Veacock (Saxophone from Jools Holland R&B Orchestra) and Alan Savage (Drums).

The show will be a showcase of top class musicianship from award winning Jazz musicians. Original compositions from The Drawtones/ Derek Nash new album "Down the Line" plus all the jazz greats including Jimmy Smith, George Benson, Lou Donaldson, Miles Davis, John Scofield, Jimmy McGriff, Herbie Hancock and many more...


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EXHIBITIONS

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The crypt gallery at St Mary in the Castle is an exhibition space unique to the building. With its rich history as a burial for members of the Churches congregation, the crypt is brimming with atmosphere and intrigue. The alcoves make it a perfect space for group shows, or for dividing different aspects of your work, and lends itself to the installation of multi-media artworks.

The space has been used to exhibit the art of international and local artists and has been a key location for local arts festivals, including Coastal Currents and the PhotoHastings season.

St Mary in the Castle has played host to numerous high profile exhibitions, most notably a Lee Miller and Roland Penrose Surrealist Exhibition that ran alongside a performance in our auditorium of ‘The Angel and the Fiend’, a dramatic reading of the life of Lee Miller.

Running concurrently with major exhibitions at the De La Warr Pavilion, St Mary in the Castle has begun hosting exhibitions in partnership with Project Artworks.

As well as being located in the centre of Hastings, the space receives through traffic from the St Marys restaurant and attendees to the many St Mary in the Castle events.

Here at St Marys we endeavour to have an excellent visual arts program that compliments the beauty of the building and places us at the centre of the emerging arts scene here in Hastings.

Paul Sedgwick

Glass lit


1st March - 31st March
10.00am - 4.00pm

An exhibition of illuminated stained glass and sculpture

An exhibition by Thom Kofoed at St Mary in the Castle

Thom Kofoed

untitled (Miss. Ms. Other)


22nd April - 28th May
10.00am - 6.00pm

A collection of paintings, drawings and film exploring disparate experiences of gender, and celebrating women. 

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7 Pelham Crescent
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 3AF
50.855417, 0.584750

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7 Pelham Crescent
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 3AF

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