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Hastings Arts Forum in St Leonards on the seafront

Hastings Arts Forum in St Leonards on the seafront

Festival 15 at Hastings Arts Forum

From 2 May to 13 May, Hastings Arts Forum will be celebrating 15 years of its seafront existence, with an exhibition of 24 artists and performances and talks featuring Colden Drystone, Matt Wates and Man in the Moon Theatre, plus a panel talk about Hastings as an arts hub for the South East. 

144530c1-8eb4-4370-aed8-c1bd447b775bMusic and Image Lecture and Q&A with Matt Wates

Matt Wates’s informal lecture explores the link between music and painting over the last 200 years, with an emphasis on the connection with abstract art. With musical examples and live saxophone.

Thursday 3 May 2018 at 7pm. (Doors 6.30pm). Admission: Free. Donation bar available.

Man In The Moon Theatre

Man In The Moon Theatre

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the (Arts) Forum
A mixed palette of readings and performance pieces on the theme of art and artists by Man in the Moon Theatre.

Saturday 5 May 2018 at 7.45pm. (Doors 7pm). Tickets £6.50 in advance or £8 on the door. Ticket price includes a free drink. Tickets can be purchased from Hastings Arts Forum in the gallery or via phone on 01424 201636.

Panel talk at the Arts Forum

Panel talk at the Arts Forum

Panel Talk: Art in a Seaside
A panel of local VIPs and artists will field questions from the audience and discuss the history and development of Hastings as an arts hub for the South East.

Friday 11 May 2018 from 7 – 8.30pm. (Doors 6.30pm). Free Entry. No booking required. Donation bar for refreshments.

The panel will consist of:

Joe Hill: Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
Peter Chowney: Leader, Hastings Borough Council
Rosie Cooper: Curator, De La Warr Pavilion
Charlotte Snook: Artist
Joseph Long: Artist and lecturer

Believing in Time Travel

Believing in Time Travel

Believing in Time Travel (Moors) by Colden Drystone
A performance and film screening of Colden Drystone’s ‘Believing in Time Travel (Moors)’ 2014 on Saturday 12 May 2018 6.30pm (performance will last approximately 40 mins). FREE ENTRY: no need to book.

In 2014 during a residency with Cambridge University, Colden Drystone undertook a trip back to the landscape of his childhood in West Yorkshire. Over a period of 24 hours he documented the journey from a small cottage on the edges of Oxenhope up onto the moors and eventually to the mythical setting of ‘Wuthering Heights’, a dilapidated farm house on the very tops of a wild moor where it is said Emily Brontë took inspiration for her famous novel.

Colden spent the night filming and writing under the moonlight and witnessing the rising sun at dawn before heading back to Cambridge to edit the footage and compose a piece that he will be performing this evening alongside the original film.

Profound, funny and at times even absurd, ‘Believing in Time Travel (Moors)’ is a heartfelt homage to landscape and childhood and a tribute to the creative force of the imagination that is encouraged and nurtured in the wild places of both.

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All events take place at Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, St. Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BU.


Posted 17:00 Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 In: Arts News

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