Coastal Currents Arts Festival 2009

Hastings, St Leonards & Rother

Coastal Currents 2009 focused on contemporary visual arts with the theme ‘hidden Hastings': revealing the complex layers of creativity in this vibrant and increasingly culturally rich corner of the South East.

There were a wide range of events and activities to appeal to arts enthusiasts, families and visitors to the area. These included exhibitions; film screenings; open-air theatre productions; art trails; sonic art and live music; storytelling and spoken word evenings; an art car boot sale; book art bibliotherapy and even guerrilla gardening.

In addition, the festival provided a platform for local artists to explore, experiment and critically engage with unused and overlooked locations through a supported public realm and artists’ projects programme. A comprehensive series of talks and education events, led by arts specialists from across the South East, and beyond were free and accessible to attend.

Gallery

Press

NATIONAL PRESS

The Observer

LOCAL PRESS

Hastings Observer

TV

BBC South East Today; BBC1, 27 August 2009, 6pm

ONLINE REVIEWS/ LISTINGS

Culture 24 online reviews

Hastings Online Times

DLWP

Video

Coastal Currents 2009 from Mat McD on Vimeo.