The Return Of Puttiki is a UK-based Tiki event featuring an art show, mini golf contest and the UK debut of the Tikitz toys. It is a small, independent event (now in its second year) that seeks to promote new art, fine cocktails and act as meeting place for the UK's Tiki enthusiasts.
Friday the 27th of August:
Puttiki Art Show Opening: 6.00pm to 2.00am. @ Hunny Lu Lu's (56 Robertson Street, Hastings)
First chance to behold (and purchase) the many artistic wonders on offer from a wide range of new and established artists including Tiki Racer, Trader Tark, Alexis Camburn, Mummy's Little Monster, David Heulun, Clumsy, Trader Jim, Los Furias Tiki and more!
First chance to sample the delicious 'Haole-In-One', a brand new cocktail created for Puttiki by Ken Kanaka of Tiki Talk, The Enchanted Tiki Blog! We can't say much... But it involves Pimms and is delicious! Should that not tickle your pre-golfing taste buds, then fear not... A full range of classic cocktails (including virgin delights for the drivers) are on offer from the Hunny Lu Lu's bar, mixed by the very talented hands of Joe Cocktail and Lady K.
Another opportunity to get your hands on one of the VERY impressive mugs created for the Tiki Today show by Tiki Racer himself! If you missed the show in June, then remember to leave some room in your bag for this beauty... The bar will also be carrying a small selection of other delightful mugs for you to either simply enjoy your drink in or take home to treasure forever!
Saturday the 28th of August:
Entry for the Puttiki Mini Golf Contest: 1.00pm to 6.00pm @ Hunny Lu Lu's (56 Robertson Street, Hastings)
All those who have signed up will only need to come to the bar, pay the very reasonable entry fee of £6, collect their Return Of Puttiki golf ball and score card and treat themselves to another view of the art and a calming cocktail or two. The bar will re-open at 8.00pm to allow for post golfing drinking...
The bar will remain open from 1.00 through 6.00 to allow for more viewing of the art show and to meet all of your cocktail needs!
The First Puttiki Mini Golf Championship: 4.00pm to 9.00pm @ Planet Hastings Mini Golf (White Rock Gardens, Hastings)
Time to get serious as the challenging 18 hole course tests your hung-over nerves! Two Mini Golf champions will be on hand to ensure fair play and, yes, you will be marking someone else's scorecard to ensure that no miracle 'hole in one's' occur. Sorry, them's the rules.
Enjoy a mid round cocktail from our Hunny Lu Lu's Mini bar, located at the legendary tenth hole. Serving a small selection of classic cocktails, this may be the only way you will make it through the challenging back nine!
Hang on to your ball... You may need it on Sunday should you emerge as the most skilled (or least inebriated) Puttiki challenger!
UK Premier Of 'Tikimentary: In Search Of The Lost Paradise': 9.00pm & 10.00pm (tbc) @ The Electric Palace Cinema (High Street, Hastings)
US postal service willing, this will be your first chance to wallow in the luxury of a beautiful cinema and take in Duda Leite's documentary film detailing the current Tiki revival. Having already been a huge success with the American Tiki crowd, we hope you will enjoy a good watch in a lovely setting that has the added bonus of a licensed bar!
(Due to the complications surrounding this event, we are unable to guarantee that this particular portion of the day will occur. We will update you as soon as we know.)
Sunday the 29th of August:
Trophy Presentation And Wind Down: 12.00pm to 4.00pm @ Hunny Lu Lu's (Robertson Street, Hastings)
A last chance to take in the art show and brace yourself for the announcement of the first ever Puttiki Mini Golf Champion! The winners ball will be placed in a unique trophy (created by Trader Tark) and proudly displayed in the bar for all to see! An honour like no other... Next year may be a different winner but this will be the first name on that trophy for ALL time.
Live Surf Instro and cocktails will round out the weekend as we bid farewell to what promises to be a great few days.
Get all the details at The Return of Puttiki Facebook event page