In forgotten boxes in an attic, a woman discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the First World War, and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog. This fable on war and friendship features evocative puppet characters, live music and an ever-changing set. Suitable for children 10+… Read More


A new show comes to St Leonards’ newest bar, Cactus Hound. Created by the very successful team behind Mother’s Ruin (Manchester), who provide a platform to nurture regional, new and emerging talent and for existing and established LGBTQ artists to perform in Hastings. Over 18’s Cactus Hound, 33-35 Western Road, St Leonards TN37 6DJ… Read More


Northern Ireland’s Magik Door create alternative realities using emerging technologies. The company specialises in immersive 3D audio environments, augmented reality, interactive hybrid art exhibitions and performance. Magik Door create a portal to the Otherworld in the heart of Hastings’ Alexandra Park which turns an area of the park into an interactive hypnagogic dreamscape. Marrying the… Read More


Hastings Storytelling Festival presents INUA ELLAMS’ HASTINGS MIDNIGHT RUN with Kit Caless Includes Gareth Rees  – Hastings history and psychogeography workshop Juliet Brando – Hastings comedian, graphic artist, leading an illustration workshop Anna Page – Musician, teacher, singer songwriter, leading a music workshop Kit Caless – Storytelling and Poetry Otherworld – by Majik Door: Audio… Read More


Drop in and explore between 7.30 – 9.30pm Marrying the ancient and the cutting edge, Otherworld is a mischievously surreal experience informed by local stories. Northern Ireland’s Magik Door create a portal to the Otherworld in the heart of  Alexandra Park, turning an area of the park into an interactive hypnagogic dreamscape. The company is… Read More


Northern Ireland’s Magik Door create alternative realities using emerging technologies. The company specialises in immersive 3D audio environments, augmented reality, interactive hybrid art exhibitions and performance. Magik Door create a portal to the Otherworld in the heart of Hastings’ Alexandra Park which turns an area of the park into an interactive hypnagogic dreamscape. Marrying the… Read More


Axel is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author and illustrator of some of the most well-loved children’s books, including Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo. His books have been published in many languages and his work has been exhibited all around the world. Axel will read stories, draw and talk about his work. 2pm White Rock Theatre, Sussex Hall,… Read More


Drop in and explore between 7.30 – 9.30pm Marrying the ancient and the cutting edge, Otherworld is a mischievously surreal experience informed by local stories. Northern Ireland’s Magik Door create a portal to the Otherworld in the heart of  Alexandra Park, turning an area of the park into an interactive hypnagogic dreamscape. The company is… Read More


FREE stories, activities and workshops a-plenty on the Stade. If it’s wet, don’t fret! All our stories are under cover: Programme (subject to change) 12 & 1.30pm: Out of the Hat by Long Nose Puppets When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired… Read More