poster supplied by Andre Martin. photos supplied by The Battle for Hastings Pier Facebook page. (1) Andre Martin, (2) Roy Brigden, (3) Archie Lauchlan, (4) Beatrice Rapley, (5) Christian Lloyd.
SAT 28 MARCH 2015
2-2.45PM: THANK YOU FOR THE DAYS
Join Archivist ROY BRIGDEN for an introduction to Hastings Pier’s rich and diverse musical heritage as he shares the latest finds from the pier’s Digital Memory.
3-3.45PM: PINK FLOYD TO SEX PISTOLS: TRIBAL BEATS ON HASTINGS PIER
Watch music-themed preview scenes from filmmaker ARCHIE LAUCHLAN’S soon-to-be-released documentary ‘Re: A Pier’ as he focuses on Hastings Pier’s links with British pop movements.
5-6PM: DISCOVERING HENDRIX AT HASTINGS PIER
Hear author DR. CHRISTIAN LLOYD reading sections from his new book on Jimi Hendrix, featuring newly discovered archival material from North America.
SUN 29 MARCH 2015
2-3.30PM: THE HAPPY BALLROOM
Back by popular demand, band promoter and historian ANDRE PALFRY-MARTIN tells us about the history of the ballroom on Hastings Pier. This talk will be followed by a Q&A and discussion, so you can share your memories of Hastings Pier’s ballroom too.
ALL TALKS ARE FREE. SPACES ARE LIMITED. TO BOOK CALL: 01424 435587.
Talks are all in The Hub (the old White Rock Baths) on Hastings seafront, east of Hastings Pier.
Alan Esdaile… Good talk on Saturday from Roy Brigden and Archie Lauchlan preview film. Very pleased they gave a special mention and thanks to Chris Meachen and Mick Mepham for the wealth of photos and posters. Also Roy said Stallion played the pier 15 times in total, more than any other band. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Archie Lauchlan impressive preview video was mainly focusing on Pink Floyd and The Sex Pistols, with Colin Bell and Barry Taylor’s memories. However he managed to get an interview with Nick Mason of Pink Floyd talking about the Hastings gig. He showed a sneak preview of some of the graphics that one of his team is working on and its going to be a must see video when completed.
Andre Martin… Yes we have had an excellent weekend of memories, even with the weather that made us all remember the dash from the Prom to the front entrance, and worse after the show when it was dark and cold as well !!
The Battle for Hastings Pier… New display of archive materials celebrating Hastings Pier’s musical heritage in The Hub. Do pop in and have a look. The Hub is open Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-4pm, and Fridays and Saturdays 11 – 4pm.