Coastal Currents


Curated Events Open studios

In this section you will find workshops, performances, films and exhibitions in shops, on the seafront, on the streets as well as in galleries, museums, art venues and cinemas.

Please use our map to help guide you to all the events and exhibitions happening during the Festival.

The following posts contain community listings that are not funded or organised by Coastal Currents. We cannot be held responsible for accident or injury at events and activities organised by external individuals and groups during Coastal Currents.

Objects from The id’ XVI

Group of artists; Phillip Cosham, Nigel Plumb, Tim
Riddihough, Steve Rutter, Siobhan Tanner, Anna
Thomson, Fi Brown plus invited artists.
18 – 26 September
(Sat/Sun 11am-5pm – Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm)

It’s Still Life

I am now exploring different techniques and seeing how my style develops. In addition to my work there will also be some paintings on show by artist Tony Mono.
Wed to Sat 11am – 4pm throughout the Festival

Creativity Unlocked Pop-up Exhibition

Let’s Create and PPH Art Club present Creativity Unlocked, an inclusively curated exhibition and creative event at Printers Playhouse.

17 October 4pm onwards

Bloom Britannia

Barefoot Opera’s new ‘people’s opera, comes to the stage for the first time at the iconic St. Mary in the Castle for three performances this Autumn.

22/23 October 7.30pm & Sunday 24 October 4pm


ESCH screening of Inside & Out with accompanying exhibition of work and stalls.

Adam Dando ‘Paper Dolls’

10 years of sketchbooks on display plus a new collection of florals on paper.

Thursday to Sunday 11am till 4pm

The Yard Open Studios

The Yard is home to many small creative studios.

Thoughout September

Art Walks: Finding inspiration in the world around

Catherine and Martha collaborate as Printwalks, using the walk as the starting point for a collaborative print process. Emma Harding’s ceramics investigate the patterns in nature.

At Hastings Country Park – 18/19 September, 10am – 4pm.
At Zoom Arts Gallery – 24 -26 September and 1 – 3 October, 11am – 4pm

Southwater Community Centre Summer Show

A community-based exhibition with artists from all walks of life and all ages, including children and pensioners.

Monday – Sunday throughout the Festival, hours variable

Stade Saturdays is BACK!

12noon Sistie Moose
1pm Earl Grey
2pm Frock up Friday Takeover featuring Sister Suzie & Frank from Blue Velvet
4.20pm Wild Horse
5pm Alice Rowe
6pm Scott Chisholm
7.30pm Al Mitchell & the New Born Sinners
8.45pm Hot Wax
10pm Somnians


This exhibition in my Oast House Gallery 10 minutes from Rye, shows my recent images are loosely abstract, but rooted in the landscape.

11/12 & 18/19 & 25/26 September, 11am-5pm

Land and Sea

Land and Sea This is an exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by artists including: Abi Stockbridge, Catherine Chambers, Charlotte Matthews, Lis Lawrence, Rachel Widdows, Sue Baker and others.

17, 18, 19 and 24, 25, 26 September 12noon till 5pm

Afri-Co-Lab Presents We Are Here

4/5 & 11/12 September, 10am – 6pm 3 Marine Court, St Leonards TN38 0DX Anna-Maria Nabirye *Copy To Come*


Jeweller Maxime Allan and painter Ben Fenton bring you an interdisciplinary exhibition exploring themes of belonging and place.

3-16 September