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Hastings Storytelling Festival 2019

Hastings Storytelling Festival starts this weekend, with storytelling events for children, families and adults in Hastings, St Leonards and Battle.

Many events are completely free, including the first event: Xanthe Gresham at Battle Library, telling the adventure story of the King of the Golden River. (Saturday 5 October, 11am).


Showglobe’s beautiful mermaid

Sunday’s Children’s Storytelling Day on the Stade (12 – 4pm, Sunday 6 October) is also free. Here families can meet the Showglobe’s beautiful mermaid in her underwater world, take part in drumming workshops, chat with an eight foot Obobee Bird, see Granddad save the woodland animals in Pickled Image’s magical puppet show, enjoy Indian storytelling and dance, carry a banner in a parade through the Old Town, learn circus skills and more.

There are plenty of events for adults too, including Mother’s Ruin at the Printworks (Wednesday 9 October), which showcases an uproarious array of LGBT artists.

Join ‘Essex Girl’, Maria Ferguson, on her adventures as Kirsty, a 16 year old growing up in 00’s Brentwood (Marina Fountain, Thursday 10 October).

You can be transformed into a giant Talking Head and watch your video-self spouting text at Impossible Theatre’s visual installation at Hollington Youth Centre (Saturday 12 October 7pm – funded by Get Hastings Reading) and an audio installation at Wellington Place on the theme of ‘Women in Science’ (12 noon).

“As always, we’re so excited about this year’s Festival – there really is something for everyone”, said Dick Edwards, Festival Chair. “We’re working with great partners, including Get Hastings Reading, Hastings Thrives, local schools, Big Local, Battle Festival and many more. Don’t miss the chance to come along and enjoy some great events.”

For full details, visit Hastings Storytelling Festival.

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Posted 08:06 Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 In: Arts News

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