Vintage Fair

We have a stall full of vintage finds from our stores at the Age UK vintage fair in Bexhill this Saturday 18th May – do pop along and say hello if you’re there!

The Vintage Spring Fair has been organised to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Age UK East Sussex.

It’s a free-to-enter family fun day expected to attract 8,000 local people. There will be lots of stalls and activities to enjoy, as well as information and opportunities to work together as a community to help support our vulnerable, older neighbours who may be at risk of isolation, loneliness and poverty.

Thrift Fest is this Saturday!

The big day is Saturday 22nd September!

We’re celebrating 30 years of furniture reuse with a whole day of community activities at the Hastings Centre on the Ridge (opposite Conquest Hospital).

Please join us and have fun making, doing and trying new activities that don’t cost the earth!

Free advance tickets are available until the end of Friday on Eventbrite, or you can pay just £1 per adult on the door.

The programme and ticket link are on our website here.

Give us a tip

HFS was established 30 years ago this year.

To celebrate our 3 decades of furntiure reuse, HFS is hosting “Thrift Fest” at the Hastings Centre on Saturday 22nd September, where we will launch a crowd-sourced Thrifty Tips book.

Thrift Fest is a day showcasing way to live a fun-filled, creative, active, rich life without costing the earth. The day will be packed full of activities, workshops and entertainment provided by local community groups, reflecting the ethos of HFS: DIY, reuse, upcycling, sharing practical skills, and being active in the community.

Have you got a thrifty tip to share? Individuals and organisations that successfully submit a Thrifty Tip for the book will be named in print and receive a free copy at Thrift Fest.

Send your ideas to thrifty@hfs.org.uk by the end of August.

The book will be designed and printed locally by HFS supporters. Copies will be available for sale with all proceeds going to the charity.

Don’t forget to order your free book-in-advance tickets for Thrift Fest on 22nd September!

Help shape our Bexhill plans

We are working on plans to redevelop our site in Bexhill.

We own the large site on London Road that used to be Russell’s Garage. It has the potential to offer much better facilities and more display space for our customers and our team, and to provide spaces for others to start up their own businesses, social enterprises or creative activities.

We are seeking the views of our community about these plans before we complete an application for Planning Permission, so do please let us know if you have any queries or concerns we can address.

The drawings will be on display in the windows at the store in London Road from 1st-4th November, with a special coffee, cake and chat event from 2-4 on Weds 1st November. You are welcome to comment in person or online, using the contact form below.

Click here to download the workspace hub plan drawings in one PDF document: download drawings

 

 

 

 

ZoomArts

The photographers at ZoomArts are launching their HFS-themed exhibition this month. 

Open from 13th-27th September at the ZoomArts Gallery, Warrior Square Station, Kings Road St Leonards. 10.30-4.00 daily.

Our WoW van will also visit Warrior Square Station on Thurs 21st September 10-12 to promote our training activities.

All welcome!

Burlesque night

Hastings Burlesque chose HFS as their charity for their very first event in Hastings on Saturday 23rd September.

The event at White Rock Theatre raised over £500 towards HFS workshops at local women’s refuges.

Hastings Burlesque founder, Izzy Crouch said “Founding an event like this in my home town is a real privilege. I am delighted to be raising money for HFS. I know full well that life doesn’t always run smoothly and have used HFS’ services during a tricky patch in my life. I don’t know what I would have done without them. I am pleased to be able to give back to this wonderful charity that does so much for the local community.”

 

vw vintage fire engine

Classic Car Boot Stall

vw camper, red, vw fire engine, firefighter selfie, charityOur stall at the Classic Car Boot Sale was a great success.

On 8-9th July designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway organised the event to transform Hastings Pier with extra special vehicles and vintage treasures.

One of our supporters brought his lovely vintage VW fire engine to accompany our stall. Kids (of all ages) loved the vehicle and took “firefighter selfies”

Our stall featured many of the small vintage finds in our stores. Many visitors were surprised to see the range of goods available from HFS stores, and very pleased with our prices – we hope they’ll become regular customers!

Mark Thomas talk for HFS

mark-thomas-afternoon-for-hfs

Mark is coming to Hastings on 9th November.

Our afternoon event will be a talk about comedy, art, politics and mischief in the St Marys Cafe and Bar, followed by a Q & A. All proceeds to HFS.

Mark is performing his award-winning Red Shed show in the auditorium in the evening too – don’t miss it.

Tickets for the afternoon talk are £10 and all proceeds go to HFS. Tickets are available online and from the SMIC box office in person.

 

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