Hastings Old Town Podcast





  • HOT POD #8: The Carnival!

    08/08/2009 Duración: 20min

    The last ever HOT POD includes interviews with some of the organisations in the parade, spectators and a full commentary. If you weren’t there, this HOT POD is most definitely best heard while viewing a gallery of piccies from the day. There are loads of good ones online, including www.oldtowncarnivalweek.co.uk, so go and have a [...]

  • HOT POD #7: Pirate Day and Carnival Preview.

    07/08/2009 Duración: 11min

    The first annual pirate day in Hastings was an enormous success! Huge crowds turned out to watch the pirates procession and catch a glimpse of some impressive Pirates of The Caribbean impersonators do their thing. Bill Wicken, President of the Old Town Carnival Association has also been telling us what’s in store for Saturday’s climatic [...]

  • HOT POD #6: High Street Party and Pirate Day Preview

    06/08/2009 Duración: 11min

    A great turn out at the High Street Party on Thursday, despite the weather. Looking ahead to Friday, Pirate Day organiser Nikki Parker tells us what’s in store when Jack Sparrow and his shipmates arrive in Hastings at lunchtime.

  • HOT POD #5: The Pram Race!

    06/08/2009 Duración: 14min

    Paddy McGuinness and Rory McGrath star in our Pram Race spectacular! Fantastic weather and a record turn-out of contestants and spectators alike. Includes interviews with loads of teams, plus organiser Nicky Parker from The Cutter.

  • HOT POD #4: Bike Race & Pram Race Preview

    05/08/2009 Duración: 09min

    Hundreds of people each donated a pound to have a go at cycling a butcher’s bike up the Old Town’s steepest hill, WITHOUT the benefit of gears OR lifting their bottoms off the seat! We also spoke to Pram Race Organiser Nikki Parker ahead of Wednesday’s event, which has attracted some celebrity interest this year!

  • HOT POD #3: Organic Cream Tea & Seaboot Race

    03/08/2009 Duración: 13min

    HOT POD’s Jo Sykes enjoyed a lovely afternoon basking in the sun in a High Street garden, while enjoying a cream tea and chatting to host, Jo Fairley about her experiences as a Londoner-turned-Old-Towner. Features yet another “Shameless Plug” and of course the legendary Seaboot Race in Courthouse Street!

  • HOT POD #2: Old Town Criers Competition


    Day two of Hastings Old Town Carnival Week featured the Town Criers Competition in Swan Terrace. Congratulations to winners Ray and Tash! Also features “Shameless Plug” and an interview with Richard Stevens on the OTCW’s past, present and future.

  • HOT POD #1: Grand Opening Ceremony & Beach Concert

    01/08/2009 Duración: 09min

    The HOT POD team headed down to Winkle Island for the official crowning of Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen, Lara Duke. Includes “SHAMELESS PLUG” feature plus a look-ahead to Sunday’s beach concert.

  • HOT POD: A Preview With Ian Porter

    25/07/2009 Duración: 03min

    HOT POD reporter Jo Sykes heads to Winkle Island to catch up with Carnival Week Co-Ordinator Ian Porter to find out what’s in store at this summer’s event, including the brand new ‘Pirate Day’!