EVENTS

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 […]

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 […]

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’, […]

Littoral Drift

Littoral Drift

Project Art Works, Arch 3, Braybrooke Terrace, Hastings TN34 1TD Monday 1 – Thursday 4 September, 10am – 4pm Saturday 6 September, 11am – 4pm Monday 8 – Thursday 11 September, 10am – 4pm Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September, 11am – 4pm Project Art Works’ fundamental premise is that art can, through both its process and its final form, […]

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

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Brighton FDA Student Sale

Brighton FDA Student Sale

Plaza Art Supplies, Station Approach, Hastings TN34 1BA Saturday 30 August Saturday 6 September Monday to Friday 8 – 12 September  Saturday 13 September 10am – 4pm Coastal Currents 2014 sees students from FDA Illustration, Graphics and Contemporary Craft past and present come together to exhibit and sell their work in the Plaza Art Shop. This could be your opportunity […]

A Mermaids’ Tea Party

A Mermaids’ Tea Party

Sirens Grotto 3 East of Haven, West Marina Beach Huts, West St Leonards beach TN38 0AL Sunday 14 September, 12noon – 5pm Meet the Mermaids. Come and have tea and cake, make some thingamibobs, buy some whatdoyacallits and have your picture taken with some very local mermaids. Welcome into a world of fantasy, wonder and delight in our Siren’s Grotto. […]

Barefoot Opera’s CARMEN

Barefoot Opera’s CARMEN

St Mary in the Castle 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings TN34 3AF Saturday 13 September, 7.30pm Barefoot Opera, a fresh and lively ensemble style training company for young classical singers, brings Bizet’s Carmen to St Mary in the Castle with a gypsy band and eight talented young artists on Saturday. Directed by Jenny Miller. Tickets £15 and £12 bookable on St […]

Short Fuse 1066

25 September, 7.30pm Hastings popular short story event fulfills an important function in giving writers the chance to perform and showcase their work. The theme for the next meeting is ‘The Holiday’. Visit the website for details – then – get writing! Jenny Lind, High St, Old Town, Hastings www.shortfuseat1066.org.uk

Surface Histories

27 August – 30 September Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am- 5pm, Sat 9.30am-12.30pm. In this series of photographs Paul Thomas examines the surface minutiae of domestic buildings. Appearing at first to be abstracts, or maybe aerial landscapes, these images reveal cracks, repairs and the encroachment of nature. Photographed with a sixty year old folding camera, yet printed using the latest […]

Coastal Currents’ Shoot the Poets Special

Coastal Currents’ Shoot the Poets Special

7 September,             8pm Presenting the Artists Selection from the last two years of films and performance. Original collaborative work by filmmakers, writers, sound artists and performers. To book tickets for any of the events go to www.electricpalacecinema.com 39a High Street, Hastings  TN34 3ER 01424 720393 info@electricpalacecinema.com

AutismSussex- Les Misérables and The Rich

23, 24 & 25 September Two days of discussion, music and drama in English and French, based around the characters and themes of the popular musical. Join in one or two sessions, in either language, at £2 per session or sign up for the whole weekend plus (if your French or English skills need freshening up) the optional Friday night […]

Rarities 2011

Exhibition of 200+ magnetic artworks on the gates of Hastings and St Leonard’s Pier. Come along, find a magnet, take one home for FREE! 100+ artists including Sinéid Codd, Alban Low, Adam Piggott, Alex Leadbeater, Dean Reddick, Bryan Benge, Zeroh, Ray McCrystal, Roz Cran, and Andrew Dennis. Come early to avoid disappointment. Sponsored by local people/businesses. If you would like […]

Looking back at Coastal Currents 2010

Look back excerpt

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 […]

Space Interrupted

Space Interrupted

Electro Studios Project Space, Electro Studio, Seaside Road, St Leonards TN38 OAL Open 12, 13, 14 & 19, 20, 21 September, 12 – 4pm 12 – 6pm on Saturdays PV Thursday 11 September, 6 – 9pm Installations created by artists interrupting, disturbing or upsetting a sense of place. Each artist responds to the Electro Studios Project Space (ESPS) and its immediate […]

Yumino Seki – MANJUSAKA –  the Equinox Flower

Yumino Seki – MANJUSAKA – the Equinox Flower

St Mary in the Castle, Pelham Place, Hastings TN34 3AF Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 September, 7.30, 8.30 & 9.30pm Manjusaka has long been associated with ancestors in Japan for its vivid red colour and flowering timely with the autumn equinox. Yumino Seki explores group Butoh choreography within a shimmering electric landscape with her multidisciplinary team, Jamie Griffiths and Nick […]

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