Sun 7th Sep

Errors of the Divine

Errors of the Divine

Image: Martin Everett Electro Studios, Seaside Road, St Leonards TN38 0AL Thursday 28 August – Sunday 31 August and Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 September, 12noon – 5pm Tom Banks, Alex Drawbridge, Paco de Quesada, Martin Everett and Anne Parfitt show new and original painting, digital prints, photography and sculpture. A group of contemporary artists who have exhibited internationally. www.tombanksart.com […]

HUB BIKE TOUR of Open Studios

HUB BIKE TOUR of Open Studios

FREE HUB BIKE TOUR of Open Studios Sunday 7 September HUB will be leading a free cycle tour of selected Open Studios on Sunday 7 September. Meet at the Fishermen’s Museum in Hastings Old Town (near the fishing huts) at 11am to ride to the studios in St Leonards. Feel free to bring a packed lunch. No booking necessary, the […]

Rothermere Open House

Rothermere Open House

Rothermere House Basement (entry from Claremont opposite The Printworks), Rothermere House, 49-51 Cambridge Road, Hastings TN34 1DT Launch Party: Saturday 6 September, 6 – 9pm Exhibition: Weekends of 6 & 7, 13 & 14 September, 11am – 6pm Rothermere Open House is an exhibition that signals the start of a new life for the building as the home of a […]

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.

Trash Cannes Festival Hastings

Trash Cannes Festival Hastings

Various locations Friday 5 – Sunday 7 September  7 – 11.30pm (evening events) 2 – 5pm (Sat afternoon) Trash Cannes Festival returns to Hastings for its third year – with five events over four days. Our guest artists will include Vic Godard and the Subway Sect and author, documentary filmmaker and social activist Nick Rosen. Trash Cannes Festival – informed […]

Waves by Alex Leadbeater

Waves by Alex Leadbeater

Waves Exhibition by Alex Leadbeater Thurs 4th Sept to Wed 22nd Oct (Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 1am; Friday-Saturday 12-2am; Sunday 12-7pm) The sea has crossed the road… Large paintings of waves and the horizon being shown in daylight or under the flashing disco lights when the bar is open late.  See more work at The Muse, listed in […]

Flying the Fish  and Shoring the Ruins

Flying the Fish and Shoring the Ruins

Imagen Gallery, 20 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA Saturday 30 August – Sunday 14 September, 9.30am – 5.30pm (Closed Sundays and Wednesdays) Stunning images from local photographer Judith Scott,who travels the world from Antarctica to Iceland and everywhere else in between, whale-watching and researching the marine life. Plus local artist Nigel Plumb is showing twelve panels from his ongoing work, ‘Debris Field’, […]

Revelations 2014

Revelations 2014

Respond Academy 17a Silchester Mews, Silchester Road, St Leonards, TN38 0JB Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 August, 2 – 6pm Monday 1 September, 4 – 7pm Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 September, 2 – 6pm Monday 8 September, 4 – 7pm Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September, 2 – 6pm Other dates & times by arrangement only  A collective effort of […]

PALESTINE WITH LOVE:  Creation Under Occupation

PALESTINE WITH LOVE: Creation Under Occupation

White Rock Hotel, 1-10 White Rock, Hastings TN34 3JU Exhibition open throughout the festival 6pm – 11pm (afternoon openings to be notified) Exhibition and displays: art, film, photography and infographics. In the evenings: Tuesday 2 September: Freedom Theatre of Jenin Wednesday 3 September: Oscar-nominated feature film OMAR Thursday 4 September: Closing party with food, music, song and dance, poetry reading. […]

Figurative Journeys

Figurative Journeys

Smiths’, 21 Grand Parade, St Leonards TN37 6DN Open throughout the festival, 11am – 3pm A collection of paintings and drawings exploring colour and surface using a range of experimental techniques originating from initial drawing studies where form and shifts in light and tone are embodied into the work. joan.l.roche@gmail.com 07931 424411

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.

Edge Lands

Edge Lands

Conquest Hospital, Exhibition Area Level 3 (Main entrance, turn left) Conquest Hospital, The Ridge, St Leonards TN37 7RD Saturday 30 August – Sunday 14 September, 9am – 6pm Textiles and mixed media works by Cas Holmes, and intimate photography by Sheilagh Dyson, looking at the meeting place between our urban and natural spaces. www.casholmestextiles.co.uk facebook.com/jollynicecreations For sales & enquiries: Arts […]

Points of View

Points of View

Keep your eyes peeled for a candy-striped canvas structure, reminiscent of seaside attractions and Punch and Judy, popping up around town. Akin to a bird hide, with viewing slits at various heights, this structure will be found quietly positioned on the fringes of activity, tempting you to step inside.

10 x 10

10 x 10

43 Wellington Place, Hastings TN34 1QJ Thursday 28 August to end of Festival Please check website for opening times and locations. Jeffrey Louis Reed presents new works by Hermione Allsopp, Tom Bartlett, Oliver Crowther, Mark Charles, Susan Diamond, Disastronaut, Royston Du Maurier-Lebek, Sarah Janes, Grande Dame, Les Idiots, Lester Magoogan, Riz Maslen, Joe Packer, Jo Perfect, Danny Pockets, Kirsten Reynolds, […]

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 […]

Urban Paradise

Urban Paradise

The Union Bar, 57 Cambridge Road, Hastings TN34 1EL Friday 29 August – Friday 12 September, 6 – 11pm Celebrating street art, Drew Copus will be the main host of a collective show from local street and urban artists. Featuring Drew Copus, Benja, Gilbeon Staply-Bourne and many more. drewcopus@hotmail.co.uk www.facebook.com/urbanparadisehastings 07523 719784

The Temps: Writes of Passage

The Temps: Writes of Passage

In & around St Leonards & Hastings Throughout the festival A group of artists, writers & mental health professionals creating a live project reflecting issues surrounding mental health/disorders and how art and creativity can be harnessed as a transformative medium for healing. Creating impermanent artworks, installations and happenings around town on streets/pathways, using drawing, photography, performance art, installations etc. thetemporaries.blogspot.co.uk

Objects from the id X

Objects from the id X

Rock-a-Nore Art Gallery 23, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings Old Town TN34 3DW Open throughout the festival, Sat/Sun 11am – 5pm, Mon – Fri 1 – 5pm Group of artists comprising Phillip Cosham, Betty Drinkwater, Peter Edwards, Tim Riddihough, Siobhan Burgess and Anna Thomson. Plus invited artists. The group search even further into the depths of their imaginations and subconscious to present […]

Wendy Cox paintings of Pett with sculptures by Sally Cox

Wendy Cox paintings of Pett with sculptures by Sally Cox

Maison Number 5, 5 West Ascent, St Leonards TN38 0BB Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the festival, 2 – 5pm Wendy Cox has been painting the extraordinary landscapes of Pett and Pett Level for many years, building up a unique record of this little known corner of Romney Marsh. She works outdoors in all weathers to capture the special […]

Fiona Pienkowska ‘The Only  Time Is Now’

Fiona Pienkowska ‘The Only Time Is Now’

Bullet Coffee House, 38 Robertson Street, TN34 1HT Saturday 30 August to Sunday 14 September, 10am – 5pm Three youths occupy centre stage in the glaring spotlight of the sodium street lamps. The smoke from their cigarettes appears fragile, wraith-like and fleeting, yet strangely alluring and beautiful, like themselves. Print workshops are taking place during the exhibition, contact Fiona to […]

Glasshouse in the Garage

Glasshouse in the Garage

The Garage, Mercatoria, St Leonards TN38 0EB Friday 5 to Sunday 7 and Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 September, 11am – 5pm SoCo Artists present new experimental work based on Alexandra Park and its 1920s Glasshouse, bringing attention to the restoration work of the Alexandra Park Glasshouse Group. sineidcodd@mac.com www.soco.org.uk

Weekend celebration: 120 years of The Beacon

Weekend celebration: 120 years of The Beacon

The Beacon, 67-68 St Mary’s Terrace, Hastings TN34 3LS A weekend of intriguing history, dramatic interventions and food to celebrate 120 years. Friday 5 September Suppertalk; £14, booking essential. Saturday 6, Sunday 7 September, 11am – 4pm Extensive exhibition of the Beacon history. £3, just turn up. Saturday 6 September, 7pm A Moving Feast. Promenade supper with a course on […]