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Festival by the Lake 2020

Even in lockdown, we can celebrate our community and stand in solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers and all those facing discrimination.

So prepare you picnic, settle down in your living room or garden and enjoy an afternoon of great live music, poetry, talks, creative fun for kids, an online raffle and more – on the fantastic Isolation Station Hastings.

– Music line up confirmed so far: Gwyneth Herbert, Bev Lee Harling, Helen Sharpe, Beccy Byrne

– Special Guest appearance by comedian Henning Wehn

– Artist Secret Postcard sale

– You can even order delicious freshly made Baklava to be delivered to you on the day for your picnic!

There are 100 tickets to join us via Zoom (click here to buy one). Your ticket will enable you and your family or group to have an interactive experience – or you can watch all the fun live on Facebook with Isolation Station Hastings.

General Admission: £5.98

Baklava delivery (10 pieces): £7.06

Pop-up tent: £22.15 (more information on this below)

Funds raised will go to Hastings Supports Refugees to distribute to groups working on the ground in France and Calais supporting refugees dealing with terrible conditions, made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funds will also be shared with the Hastings & Rother Refugee Buddy Project to support community-led initiatives here in our town.

Care4Calais tent appeal:
Super size your support and buy a pop-up tent for a homeless refugee family in Calais. The fantastic Care4Calais support people in desperate need and with a summer of festivals cancelled due to Coronavirus, they won’t have the usual donations of used tents. Please help if you can.

Click here to view the Facebook event page.

Thank you and see you online soon!