• Coastal Currents 2014

    Coastal Currents 2014

    Coastal Currents will be running from Friday 29th August – Sunday 14 September this year, managed by Creative Coast and Home Live Art on behalf of Hastings Borough Council. Open Studios will take place on the second and third weekends – so 6th & 7th September and 13th & 14th September. Submissions are now open for Open Studios, Events and […]

  • Volunteer with us in 2014

    Volunteer with us in 2014

    Call-out for Volunteers We’re on the hunt for helpful, hardworking and trustworthy volunteers to help out at Coastal Currents 2014. Those that took part in last year’s festival will know just how fun and rewarding volunteering for our town’s biggest arts festival can be. With our largest ever Arts Council England, award, we have some incredible plans for this year’s […]

  • Call for participants to work with Reckless Sleepers

    Call for participants to work with Reckless Sleepers

    Call for participants to work with Reckless Sleepers Do you live in the local area ? And would you like to be involved in a unique performance project with internationlly acclaimed performance company Reckless Sleepers?   The company are hoping to work with a large group of adult participants , re-creating their anarchic and physically charged piece, String Section. The new, site […]

  • Seaside Super8

    Seaside Super8

    Hastings Film Makers – Seaside Super8 Curated by Mark French in collaboration with Rebecca Marshall New commission for Coastal Currents Festival. Sunday 7 September, 7.30pm Electric Palace Cinema, 39A, High Street, Hastings TN34 3ER FREE Introduced and followed by a Q & A with the Directors. Booking highly recommended as seats limited at www.electricpalacecinema.com Eight hand picked Hastings film makers collaborate on […]

  • Melt Down

    Melt Down

    Photo: Richard Oliver   Melt Down By Rosemary Lee Sunday 7 September, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm Alexandra Park. Middle Lawn. FREE Audiences are asked to gather by The Bandstand. Quietly and gently, a large group of men gather in the park. They raise their arms overhead and gaze skywards, ready to move. Over the next ten minutes, with a single deep toll […]

  • Frank Boelter

    Frank Boelter

    To the World’s End By Frank Boelter Sunday 14 September Boat Build: 10.30am near the swan pedalo lake – all welcome. Boat Procession followed by Boat Launch: 3pm from Rock a Nore Beach* FREE With the help of the public, a little imagination and a large quantity of Tetra Pak packaging paper, German artist Frank Boelter, uses the familiar paper-folding technique of origami […]

  • Reckless Sleepers

    Reckless Sleepers

    At first glance, nothing seems out of the ordinary in our opening festival performance. A group of well dressed but ordinary women, seated on an array of wooden chairs. Look closer and you will notice each carries a saw.



    COASTAL CURRENTS NEEDS YOU! Would you like to take part in an outdoor event in Alexandra Park on Sunday 7th September? You don’t need dance training, just a willingness to move very slowly! As part of Coastal Currents 2014, we have invited the Rosemary Lee Company to present MELT DOWN, a very simple but powerful “visual performance” that is performed by an all […]

  • Alice Anderson

    Alice Anderson

    Alice Anderson will create a new site responsive sculpture commissioned for Coastal Currents, made of copper mesh which will be displayed for the duration of the festival.

  • Kate MccGwire

    Kate MccGwire

    Internationally acclaimed artist Kate MccGwire has been commissioned by Coastal Currents to create a site specific work in the unique environment of the crypt at St Mary in the Castle.