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Hastings Pirate Weekend Gallivant 2021

A note from the Captain…

We’ve been a long time at sea, and the scourge still lurks amongst us – this year’s pirate shenanigans will not be like any other year, we must follow the Toerags’ map!…..

The event will be spread over a weekend – from the evening of Friday 16th July through to Sunday 18th – with pirate fun for everyone in our town’s pubs, venues and attractions. There will be live music, side shows, pirate acts, parrots, storytelling, quizzes and treasure hunts… some fantastic prizes too, and other surprises along the way.

What there won’t be this year are any mass gatherings – no parades, human images, world record attempts or central stage. Some of our venues are small and may require booking: links available in our programme. There will also be online provision for those that don’t wish or are unable to attend.

We encourage everyone to enjoy the day in a safe and respectful manner. If you’re uncomfortable with people around, then why not enjoy our town’s wonderful open spaces, on the beach, parks or hills? Take a picnic and refreshments, dress in your pirate garb, and enjoy the weekend in your pirate bubble (and dispose of your rubbish responsibly). Not all of our taverns can accommodate entertainments under the current restrictions, but many will be hoisting the colours and getting in the spirit: support them with your custom, please respect the current rules, and above all stay safe!

We hope our brethren enjoy dressing up, and making more pirate memories in what the pirate capital of the world has to offer, and please donate generously to Captain Windsor’s maiden voyage (hopefully in 2022) when you can.

We may have to be cautious this year, but we will always be pirates!

Captain Windsor

 We are thrilled to welcome Hastings Pier onboard as sponsors of this years gallivant… with shenanigans happening all weekend,  a must stop for every pirate… 

Programme of Pirate Shenanigans

Friday 16th July Evening Only

In Ye Taverns

    (booking essential)

     Venue Managers: It is your responsibility to ensure that Level 3 current Covid restrictions are adhered to.

    Pirates & Attendees: Please respect venue’s house rules and appreciate that they are doing their best in extremely difficult circumstances.

    On the Pier

    • Captains Windsor’s Pirate Feast from 7pm – Limited Capacity, first come first served (priority to Pirates) – Over 18’s only

    In the Pier Beer Garden

    Join us for an evening of pirate extravagance in the Pier Beer Garden with Live Music, Drummers, Merry Wenches, Cabaret and Circus Acts. Let the Grub & Grog flow freely and Hoist the Colours – All Hosted by your Compere, Greg Draven as Blackbeard

    • Pentacle Drummers
    • The Drag Pirate Queen – Lovinia Belle
    • The Jolly Roger Band – Pirate Band
    • Circus Acts – Kiki La Hula – Black Cherry – Dolly Delicious
    • Cabaret – Ooh La- La’s – Scorpio

    Programme of Pirate Shenanigans

    Saturday 17th July 

    In Ye Taverns

    • On The Pier

      • Pirate Themed Rides, Menu’s and Pirate Market
      • Circus Acts
      • Face Painting by the Glittery Rainbow and Fantasy Face Painting
      • Jack Sparrow & The Redcoats Socially Distanced Meet and Greet
      • 6.30pm – 7.30pm (PG strong language may not be suitable for children) in the Memories room – Wayward Voyage – Brought to life by the author, Anna M Holmes in an intimate setting with live music.

      ‘Set in the so-called Golden Age of piracy, Wayward Voyage brings to life the lives of three individuals who became infamous for their buccaneering exploits – Anne Bonny, ‘Calico Jack’ Rackham and Mary Read.

      In the Pier Beer Garden

      Limited Capacity, first come first served (priority to Pirates) – Over 18’s only after 7pm and all children to be accompanied by an adult before 7pm

      Live Music from 12pm to 10.00pm interwoven with Live Action Stunts, Drum Offs, Circus Acts, and Live DJ’s all for your delight! All Hosted by Shipmate Alan

      • Captain’s Beard
      • Completely Scuppered
      • Rattlebag
      • Jolly Roger
      • Admiral Finn
      • Dirty Spoons
      • The Old Time Sailors

      Hastings Town Centre – 11.00am to 5.00pm

      Hastings Pirate Gallivant Treasure Hunt – Can you crack the parrots QR-arrr Code?

      Free to Enter Grand Prize draw – win an X-box X and a whole lot of other loot!

      Pirate Stalls

      Side Shows and Kiddy rides

      Wandering Circus Acts

      Jack Sparrow & The Redcoats Socially Distanced Meet and Greet

      Hastings Pelham Beach – 12.00pm to 4.00pm

      In the Volleyball Court – Tots Treasure Hunt and Story Telling – Presented by the Hastleons

      Enjoy our town’s fantastic Pirate-themed amusements at the fabulous Flamingo Park with a big ship’s wheel, Pirate Swingship and something that looks like a crow’s nest! Also, the Pirate Crazy Golf and the Miniature Railway Pirate Express going from here to the fun at Rock-a-Nore.

      Hastings Rock-a-Nore 11.00am to 4.00pm

      Pirates & Parrots – 12pm -4pm – Live Parrot display

      Hastings Aquarium – 11.00am to 3.00pm

      The Curse of the Drowned Pirate – Live Actor Tours

      The Shipwreck Museum – Pirate History Master Story Telling – interactive experience for children (Master Storytelling about the Diamond Ship, what you didn’t know about pirates). Get to hold real Pirate Artefacts and get to learn tons of pirate facts! 3x Shows daily – 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm (Booking Advised)

      Radiator Arts Children workshop – 12pm – 3pm – Free Activity – Let the little one’s make ghastly sea creatures or pirate accessories for their costume!

    Programme of Pirate Shenanigans

    Sunday 18th July 

    In Ye Taverns

      On The Pier

      • Pirate Themed Rides, Menu’s and Pirate Market
      • Circus Acts
      • Face Painting by the Glittery Rainbow and Fantasy Face Painting
      • Jack Sparrow & The Redcoats Socially Distanced Meet and Greet
      • 6.30pm – 7.30pm (PG strong language may not be suitable for children) in the Memories room – Wayward Voyage – Brought to life by the author, Anna M Holmes in an intimate setting with live music.
        • Set in the so-called Golden Age of piracy, Wayward Voyage brings to life the lives of three individuals who became infamous for their buccaneering exploits – Anne Bonny, ‘Calico Jack’ Rackham and Mary Read.

      In the Pier Beer Garden

      Limited Capacity, first come first served (priority to Pirates) – Over 18’s only after 7pm and all children to be accompanied by an adult before 7pm

      Live Music from 12pm to 6.30pm interwoven with Live Action Stunts, Drum Offs, Circus Acts, and Live DJ’s all for your delight! All Hosted by Shipmate Alan

      • Completely Scuppered
      • Rattlebag
      • Press Gang
      • Admiral Finn
      • Blair

      Hastings Town Centre – 11.00am to 5.00pm

      Hastings Pirate Gallivant Treasure Hunt – Can you crack the parrots QR-arrr Code?

      Free to Enter Grand Prize draw – win an X-box X and a whole lot of other loot!

      Pirate Stalls

      Side Shows and Kiddy rides

      Wandering Circus Acts

      Jack Sparrow & The Redcoats Socially Distanced Meet and Greet

      Hastings Pelham Beach – 12.00pm to 4.00pm

      In the Volleyball Court – Tots Treasure Hunt and Story Telling – Presented by the Hastleons

      Enjoy our town’s fantastic Pirate-themed amusements at the fabulous Flamingo Park with a big ship’s wheel, Pirate Swingship and something that looks like a crow’s nest! Also, the Pirate Crazy Golf and the Miniature Railway Pirate Express going from here to the fun at Rock-a-Nore.

      Hastings Rock-a-Nore 11.00am to 4.00pm

      Pirates & Parrots –12pm to 4pm – Live Parrot display

      Hastings Aquarium – 11.00am to 3.00pm

      The Curse of the Drowned Pirate – Live Actor Tours

      The Shipwreck Museum – Pirate History Master Story Telling – interactive experience for children (Master Storytelling about the Diamond Ship, what you didn’t know about pirates). Get to hold real Pirate Artefact’s and get to learn tons of pirate facts! 3x Shows daily 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm – Booking Advised

      Radiator Arts – 12pm to 3pm – Children’s Workshop – Free Activity – Let the little one’s make ghastly sea creatures or pirate accessories for their costume!

      Side Shows TBC

      We’ve Teamed up with TownCityCard.com to bring you the all new Pirate Pass. 

      Save your precious Gold on Visitor Attractions, Retail Outlets, Restaurants, Pubs and More.

      Support Hastings Pirate Day and get a Pirate Pass!