Monday, August 18, 2008

Coastal Currents 2008

There's lots of great stuff going on for Coastal Currents this year…it's all in our brochure, which you can pick up around town, but here are some highlights for your diary…

Thursday Late & Live (4 Sept 4-7pm) in Hastings Town Centre

FREE Family fun:

Dragon Heart Beat: a smoking, bass-thumping dragon

Ladies of the Waves: the world's only dry-land synchronized swimming

The Dinner Party: a lesson in etiquette on a roving table

Wildman : running through the streets

Le Grand Peepshow: a sexy, surreal live show

In and around Priory Meadow.

Fair Maid of the South East (Fri 5 Sept 7pm //Sat 6 Sept 2pm and 7pm) at Hastings Castle

A barnstorming tale of pirates, romance and misunderstanding on the high seas, by Third Party Productions. Swordfighting, live music and a galleon on wheels. Suitable for all the family.

Adults £8 / Children (under 11) £3. Call 0845 274 1001 to book.

Live Arts Weekend (Sat 13 and Sun 14 Sept) in Alexandra Park (various sites)

Arts in the Park featuring:

Etiquette (10am– 5pm) at eat@ the Park Cafe: Star in your own performance, wearing headphones which provide directions. The New York Times describes this experience as "gripping..."
A half hour slot costs £5 for two people.

Call 01424 717464 to book.

Also at live arts weekend...

Cine Yurt (12pm-5pm) nr bandstand: 'Bygone Hastings'. FREE . Celebrating Hastings' heritage as one of the first places to make and screen films as public entertainment.

Sound-scape (13 Sept only, 3pm) Bandstand: FREE Live performance from singer/songwriter Claire Hamill

Control (19 Sept 8pm) Masonic Hall, East Ascent, St Leonards

Fantastically energetic performers from Nunah Physical Theatre Company draw you into the spirit of their dwelling. This show will make you laugh, empathise and gyrate in your seat! Followed by a DJ until 12 midnight.

Entry restricted to 15 years and over.

Tickets £8, can be purchased in advance from Spikes CafĂ©, 39 Norman Road.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Sat 20 Sept and Sun 21 Sept 7pm) at St Leonards Gardens

Eyeline Production's abridged version of Shakespeare's comic tale of duped and doped lovers, fairies and magic returns by popular demand to the beautifully restored St Leonards Gardens. This is a promenade performance – dress for British Summer!

Adults £8 / Children (under 11) £3.

Call 01424 201192 / 07903561007 to book.

The free Coastal Currents brochure is available from Hastings Information Centre, Queen's Square,

Tel: 0845 274 1001

See also:

For more information please contact:

Naomi Robinson | 01424 717 464 |

John Knowles | 01424 717 464 |

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hastings Trust AGM

Join the Trust now so you can vote at the Annual General Meeting. Membership forms are available at the Resource Centre, 35 Robertson Street, or by contacting Peta by e-mail at peta@
We are looking for nominations for new Board members - join us in supporting the economic, social, cultural and environmental regeneration of Hastings.
If you want to know more about what is involved in being a member of our Board of Management give me a call on (01424) 446373

Our AGM will be held at the exciting new arts space in Hastings, F-ISH, on the ground floor of the Creative Media Centre, 44-45 Robertson Street, Hastings.
The gallery will be open on Thursday the11th September for the meeting from 12 noon for a 12.30 start, with lunch provided. Please confirm your attendance by e-mailing me at

If you would like to join the Board we need to know by 5.00pm on 30th August at the latest.

I look forward to seeing you on the 11th September.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Coastal Currents is coming

Coastal Currents returns to Hastings from 29th August to 21st September 2008 with its annual celebration of cultural offerings and three weeks of contemporary visual and live arts. For full details of what's going on please look out for the programme and check out the website

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Hastings Trust AGM

The Annual General Meeting is fast approaching - it really doesn't seem like a year since the last one when I was still completing my application for Christine's job!!
This year our AGM will be held over lunch in the new f-ish gallery in Robertson Street (at the bottom of CMC2) on 11th September.
Invitations will be coming out soon along with our fantastic annual review.


MyPlace is government funding being administered by the Big Lottery. Worth up to £5 million per project the Department for Children, Families and Schools wants to fund 'world class' youth facilities and Hastings Trust is working with the Borough and County Council, along with local young people to put a bid together. Its a lot of work to do but if we're successful it will provide state of the art facilities for young people, planned and designed by young people and ultimately managed by young people. This will keep me busy until the end of September when the bid is due in!!