Hastings Storytelling Festival returns on Monday (November, 5) for a week full of events across the town for children, families and adults.
Events include a free Children’s Storytelling Carnival Day on Sunday, November 11 which organisers say will include live storytelling, puppet shows and parades.
There’s even a life-size snow globe with a real Ice Princess inside to be spotted.
Activities and talks that are happening across the week, organisers said, include:
“Otherworld’ by Magik Door transforms Alexandra park into an interactive storytelling experience using images, immersive 3D audio, augmented reality and performance.
“An LGBTQ storytelling evening from ‘Mother’s Ruin’ at St Leonards bar, Cactus Hound and local stories with ‘Everything stops for tea’ by Secret Platform Theatre.
“There’s a moving account of a First World War survivor in ‘A November Day’ by Thingumajig Theatre, at Hastings Museum.
“A talk from Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Sheffler and a ‘Midnight Run’ – a night-time, adventure-filled stroll through the streets of Hastings.”
Dick Edwards, Chair of the Hastings Storytelling Festival said:
“This is top class storytelling for everyone at affordable prices, in fact, all the stories for under 10s are free, so come and try something different.”
1. Acts at this year’s Hastings Storytelling Festival
2. Acts at this year’s Hastings Storytelling Festival
3. Acts at this year’s Hastings Storytelling Festival
For a full list of events click here.
|Thu 8||MOTHER’S RUIN with Timberlina||7.30pm||Cactus Hound, Western Road, St Leonards-on-Sea||£7*|
|Fri 9||INUA ELLAMS’ HASTINGS MIDNIGHT RUN||6pm–midnight||From Stade Hall, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings||£10*|
|Fri 9||OTHERWORLD: Explore the Sound Installations||1.30pm||Alexandra Park – Greenhouse entrance||FREE|
|Fri 9||OTHERWORLD: Magik Door – Full Holomorph Show||7.30pm||Alexandra Park – Greenhouse entrance||FREE|
|Sat 10||OTHERWORLD: Explore the Sound Installations||1.30pm||Alexandra Park – Greenhouse entrance||FREE|
|Sat 10||AXEL SCHEFFLER||2pm||Sussex Studio, White Rock Theatre*||£10 / £5*^|
|Sat 10||EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA: Secret Platform Theatre||4.30pm||Borough Wines, Robertson Street, Hastings||FREE|
|Sat 10||OTHERWORLD: Magik Door – Full Holomorph Show||7.30pm||Alexandra Park – Greenhouse entrance||FREE|
|Sun 11||CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING CARNIVAL DAY||12-4pm||The Stade, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings||FREE|
|*Additional booking fee applies to online bookings|
|^1 free child ticket with every adult ticket, on request|