Hastings Storytelling Festival

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

Secret Platform, Everything Stops for Tea

2. Acts at this year’s Hastings Storytelling Festival

Mothers Ruin

3. Acts at this year’s Hastings Storytelling Festival

For a full list of events click here.

Events include:

Thu 8MOTHER’S RUIN with Timberlina7.30pmCactus Hound, Western Road, St Leonards-on-Sea£7*
Fri 9INUA ELLAMS’ HASTINGS MIDNIGHT RUN6pm–midnightFrom Stade Hall, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings£10*
Fri 9OTHERWORLD: Explore the Sound Installations1.30pmAlexandra Park – Greenhouse entranceFREE
Fri 9OTHERWORLD: Magik Door – Full Holomorph Show7.30pmAlexandra Park – Greenhouse entranceFREE
Sat 10OTHERWORLD: Explore the Sound Installations1.30pmAlexandra Park – Greenhouse entranceFREE
Sat 10AXEL SCHEFFLER2pmSussex Studio, White Rock Theatre*£10 / £5*^
Sat 10EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA: Secret Platform Theatre4.30pmBorough Wines, Robertson Street, HastingsFREE
Sat 10OTHERWORLD: Magik Door – Full Holomorph Show7.30pmAlexandra Park – Greenhouse entranceFREE
Sun 11CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING CARNIVAL DAY12-4pmThe Stade, Rock-a-Nore Road, HastingsFREE
*Additional booking fee applies to online bookings
^1 free child ticket with every adult ticket, on request