Nadia Rasheed

Over Seas From Coast to Coast: Coastal Currents Arts Festival

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We seem to have stumbled on a nautical theme here at YouthArtsOnline! The Coastal Currents Arts Festival is another celebration of the arts that takes place by the sea. With events based around Hastings and St Leonards, the festival promises to be ‘bold and playful’ as it blurs the lines between sight and performance.

Opening weekend features ‘Bodies in Urban Spaces’ choreographed by Willi Dorner. He explores our relationship with the physical, built spaces around us using the human body. If the festivities are just beginning and you’re feeling a bit lost, do not fear! Don’t start searching for your nearest information centre but instead head to award-winning artistic duo Hunt & Darton. The two will be available to service all your queries and provide recommendations too!

Other notable events include ‘As The World Tipped’ – a wired aerial theatre production written and directed by Nigel Jamieson. Storytelling with your actors suspended above you in the night sky? Yes please! There will also be a pop-up cinema for those wanting to shake up their conventional movie-experience and an array of artists exhibiting their work. Explore Hastings and the way the landscape has influenced the art and literature it’s people produces today with ‘Walking Stories’ by Charlotte Spencer Projects

Check out their website for information on how to book tickets and to view the full line-up of events. The festival runs from 21 September – 6 October.

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