13 Oct 2019 13:00 - 17:00

Battle Memorial Hall

A fun-filled afternoon for the whole family. There will be various crafts including animal balloon workshops and colouring books on offer. Storytelling duo Spud and Yam will be presenting their unique blend of stories, dance and music in interactive sessions before world-class musicians take the stage for the main concert.

Refreshments available.

TICKETS: Adults £5, Children £2.50


Battle’s Big Balloon Bash - “It’s Olivia Post”
13:00-13:30 & 14:00-14:30

Family fun with balloons, “It’s Olivia Post” (the brains and puff behind Battle’s Big Balloon Castle in 2016) returns to delight you with more amazing balloon creations and will be teaching you balloon basics. Learn how to make classic balloon models and master the craft of balloon twisting. Lots of fun guaranteed for all ages and balloon creations for you to take away too. In the words of Pooh Bear: ‘Nobody can

be uncheered with a balloon.’ All balloons are biodegradable and sourced from a renewable supply. These products contain latex. Olivia is a proud member of The Pro Environment Balloon Alliance.


Spud & Yam: Children’s stories, songs & games - Hastings Storytelling Festival

Children’s stories, songs and games on the theme of reducing plastic waste. Commissioned by Hastings Storytelling Festival, Kate Corkery and Winston Nzinga, aka Spud & Yam, perform their unique Irish/Jamaican mix of educational, toe-tapping and entertaining stories of plastic waste.


Carnival of the Animals! Plus Peter and the Wolf & the Flight of the Bumblebee
15:30-17:00 (with interval)

Primrose Piano Quartet plus top London soloists, conducted by Marcio da Silva, Spud and Yam. This event features a line-up of top musicians in a concert of three all-time favourite pieces of music. Primary schools from the Battle area have been exploring the animals featured today in workshops during the past months, learning about their habitat, the challenges they face in the modern world and what can be done to help. Children will present artwork resulting from these. 


Supported by Battle Muffin Club