Coastal Currents

Our Town; A pledge to the land and the sea

20 September, 6pm, FREE

You are invited to Ladies Parlour, West Hill, Hastings to watch the sunset,accompanied by beautiful live music and readings of the books.
7.15pm We will circle the Hill as custodians to this land and sea.



1 – 15 September

Nelson Antiques, 80 High St, Old Town, TN34 3EL
St Mary in the Castle Cafe, 7 Pelham Place, TN34 3AF
Omega Studio, 14 Grand Parade, TN37 6DN

As part of Coastal Currents Festival, a book will be created, pledging how we as a whole town will change part of our lifestyle to protect and preserve the environment and our impact upon it.

We would love everyone in the community to come and write one sentence in the book saying how they will help the environment. The pledge will then be illustrated by local artists and housed in Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, then archived in the Fishermans Museum. We would also love schools and all community groups to add to the Towns Pledge by creating their own beautiful books.

Please will you be an ambassador?

We ask everyone of you to become an ambassador for the pledge project. Please take a few lined & numbered A4 pages everywhere with you and ask everyone including groups and businesses you are part of, to sign their name and a short sentence saying how they will reduce their impact on the environment. Then take your sheets to one of the addresses above by 17 September.

The project has been created by Juliet Russell whose music in the landscape has been heard globally from the National Theatre roof, castles and football stadiums, to sites of the ancient Mayans.

MUSICIANS: Dirk Campbell on Bagpipes – renowned multi instrumentalist (The Last King of Scotland, Harry Potter, RSC). Juliet Russell, vocalist. Vocal Explosion Choir, Hastings Gospel Soul Choir. FELL DUO, stunning accordion & violin from Joe White and Mike Simmonds (Nick Cave,The Levellers, Alice Russell).