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Sun 13 Oct: SPUD AND YAM

October 13 @ 1:30 pm
Battle Memorial Hall, High Street
Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AG United Kingdom
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Performances at 1.30pm & 2.30pm

This engaging and heart-warming fusion of Irish and Caribbean stories, songs and music has lots of opportunities to join in and learn about recycling and looking after the environment.

FREE

Sat 12 Oct: IMPOSSIBLE THEATRE: TALKING HEADS

October 12 @ 7:00 pm
Hollington Youth Centre (tbc), Wishing Tree Road North
St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN38 9LL
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Simple to take part – then surprise yourself when you see your giant face spouting various texts.
Humorous, accessible and engaging.

FREE

Sat 12 Oct: AUDIO INSTALLATION: WOMEN IN SCIENCE

October 12 @ 12:00 pm
Wellington Place, Wellington Place
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1NY United Kingdom
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Come and hear songs composed by local children and young people from Silverdale School and Hastings Academy in six special listening booths in Hastings town centre.
12–3pm
FREE

Sat 12 Oct: XANTHE GRESHAM: King of the Golden River (also on Saturday 5 Oct)

October 12 @ 11:00 am
Hastings Library, Brassey Institute, 13, Claremont
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1HE United Kingdom
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Xanthe Gresham, this year’s Storyteller in Residence, is a Sussex- based storyteller whose highly energetic and distinctive style has captivated audiences all over the world.
Xanthe brings to life this tale of adventure, accompanied by original illustrations produced by our Patron, Sir Quentin Blake, for his new book of the story.
FREE
(Also on Saturday 5 October in Battle)

Fri 11 Oct: ‘AHIMSA’ EVENING

October 11 @ 7:00 pm | £7
Sacred Heart School, Old London Road
Hastings, East Sussex TN35 5NA United Kingdom
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Gandhi’s non-violent philosophy celebrated on his 150th birthday.
Sujata Banerjee Dance Co introduce special guest Santosh Nair, a Chauu dancer from India.
Dancers from the Company perform with dancers from Sacred Heart School and HOPE-G (Black and Minority Ethnic Seniors Group).
This event is expected to sell out so book early.
Includes Indian snacks

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Mon 7 Oct: PICKLED IMAGE: WOODLAND TALES WITH GRANDDAD

October 7 @ 4:30 pm
Sandown School, The Ridge TN34 2AA United Kingdom
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Something is happening in the woods. Strange voices are heard, a metallic smell fills the air, machines are gathering and a mysterious call echoes across the valley.
Laura the ladybird, Jeffrey the spider, Brett the Woodlouse, Willoughby the Woodpecker and Velda the Vixen are worried. But there’s one person who can help them – Granddad.
Is there enough time to save the wood?
And will the mysterious stranger help?

(also at Children’s Day on Sunday 6 October)

FREE (open to the public)

Sun 6 Oct: Children’s Storytelling Day and Parade

October 6 @ 12:00 pm
The Stade, The Stade
Hastings, TN34 3FJ United Kingdom
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A day of free stories, activities and carnival parade for children and adults to enjoy together!

The Mermaid
Showglobe’s mermaid welcomes you to her beautiful underwater world.

Drumming workshop
Make some noise!

Pongo: Flying Buttresses
Meet the world’s only 8foot Obobee Bird with his charming personality!

Woodland Tales with Grandad
In Pickled Image’s new show, the animals need Grandad’s help to save the wood.
But is there enough time?
(Also on Monday at Sandown School)

Anusha Subramanyam
Fresh and exciting Kathak dance and storytelling.

Parade: (line up 2.30pm, start 3pm)
Could Flights of Fancy be our most beautiful parade ever?  With flight inspired banners made by local children to honour Festival Patron
Sir Quentin Blake, plus drums and whistles a-plenty. Come and join in!

Circus Workshop
Bring out your inner acrobat and practice your circus skills with Andy Bosco.

Abbie Simmonds
Traditional tales that take you on adventures into your imagination.

Helicopter Stories with Out of the Bag
This method of telling stories is proven to positively influence children’s literacy, communication, confidence and social development.

If it’s wet, don’t fret! All our stories are under cover

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE – please look at blackboards on the day for final timings

 

SAT 5 OCT: XANTHE GRESHAM: KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER (ALSO ON SATURDAY 12 OCT)

October 5 @ 11:00 am
Battle Library, 7 Market Road
Battle, East Sussex
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Xanthe Gresham, this year’s Storyteller in Residence, is a Sussex- based storyteller whose highly energetic and distinctive style has captivated audiences all over the world.
Xanthe brings to life this tale of adventure, accompanied by original illustrations produced by our Patron, Sir Quentin Blake, for his new book of the story.
FREE
(Also on Saturday 12 October in Hastings)

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