Coastal Currents 2017
We are delighted to be working again with the Coastal Currents Festival in Hastings and St Leonards. This year, we are working in partnership with festival managers Sweet & Dandy Ltd to curate two performances in their programme; BEASTIE by Lone Twin and SIREN by Ray Lee. This years programme is packed with events, performances and open studios. The festival runs from 02 Sep – 01 Oct and you can view the full brochure here.
BEASTIE by Lone Twin
Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd September | £6 | Allocated times on website
Let your children’s imaginations run wild at this fantastic kids workshop.
Who’s that hiding around the corner?
What’s that moving on the beach?
Did you just see what I saw?
Inspired by the imagination of young people, Beastie is an innovative participatory performance for children aged 6 – 10. Beastie is a special experience for children only, so parents will need to drop off their child at the Stade Hall (the starting location) and then pick them up 90 minutes later. The kids share a jaw-dropping secret and take charge as they create their own stories and explore their surroundings hand-in-hand with a very special new friend. The result is a playful, active and engaging experience for small groups of 12 children, accompanied by chaperones at all times. Beastie outings will involve the children going outside so please provide appropriate clothing and dress for the weather!
Directed by Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters, Lone Twin are acclaimed for making an ever diverse range of intimate, hopeful and entertaining projects. Beastie combines this extensive theatrical experience with Gregg and Gary’s work writing for children’s television.
SIREN by Ray Lee
Thurs 14 – Sun 16 Sep | £6 | Allocated times on website
Sited within the atmospheric auditorium of St Mary in The Castle, Ray Lee’s award-winning Siren is a whirling, spinning spectacle of mechanical movement, electronic sound and light featuring a forest of large metal tripods, whose rotating arms emit an extraordinarychorus of pulsing electronic drones.
Silent performers move within the mass of swirling metal, operating their machines and tuning electronic oscillators to change the musical composition while dodging and ducking the spinning arms.
The closeness of the tripods’ tuning sets off a series of amazing overtones that evoke the sense of an ethereal choir. As the audience move freely around the installation the sound
pulses past them creating a hypnotic sound world and a compelling visual image.
Ray Lee is a composer, artist, and performer. He was awarded British Composer of the Year for Sonic Art in 2012. Lee’s work investigates his fascination with the hidden world of electromagnetic radiation and in particular how sound can be used as evidence of invisible phenomena. He is interested in the way that science and philosophy represent the universe. He creates spinning, whirling, and pendulous sound installations that explore “circles of ether,” the invisible forces that surround us.
PLEASE NOTE: Both shows have limited capacity, we advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment
- When 01 Sep - 02 Oct 2017
- Where Hastings & St Leonards