Festival by the Lake


Supporting Hastings Supports Refugees & Hastings Community of Sanctuary

Hastings Supports Refugees would like to invite you to join us for a day of music, spoken word, food, workshops, wild swimming and more in the beautiful surroundings of Ashburnham Place, near Battle, East Sussex.

The event will formally launch Hastings as a Community of Sanctuary, part of a national movement that holds the vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.

Live stage:

Music from Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw, Sarah Jane Morris, King Size Slim, Los Twangeros, Samaki, Hannah Atkins, traditional Irish music from Hastings CCE and more

Spoken word from The Whole Shebang! and special guest John Hegley

Communal picnic:

Bring food, bring friends, make new friends

Food also available on site


Wild swimming in the lake
Children’s activities
Talks and debates
Woodland walks
Garden tours

The event will run from 12noon – 8pm, with a more family focused daytime session (12-4pm) and a music-focused evening session (5-8pm).

Tickets £15, U18 £5, U5 FREE


Also available from Trinity Wholefoods and the Hastings Tourist Information Centre

Free Parking. Shuttle bus from Hastings £2 each way bookable in advance before 9 June.

Sorry no dogs allowed on site

Sorry no refunds

By kind support of Ashburnham Place who provide conference and team building facilities for local and national organisations, for more information please visit www.ashburnham.org.uk

Date 24/06/2018
Time 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue Ashburnham Place
East Sussex
Polly Gifford
Hastings Community of Sanctuary
Category Arts and Culture, Festival, Multi Art-form
Price £15 (U18 £5, U5 Free)