• The Dawn Chorus – Opening Party

    The Dawn Chorus – Opening Party

    The festival opens with a launch night of sounds, sights and surprises at St Mary in the Castle to challenge your perceptions of this familiar and well-loved local space. Curated by visual arts specialists ZEROH, the evening will hail the opening of the festival in a unique and spectacular way.



    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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]