Knotty is an adventurous performance festival offering a welcoming home for audiences to engage with bold and original performance work.

In response to COVID-19 we have re-imagined Knotty this year and are very proud to present Knotty 2020: Fragments of a Festival featuring rare performance fragments from a selection of the artists due to perform in Hastings and St Leonards this summer.

Knotty 2020 is entirely online: each artist has been invited to create works that can be experienced by clicking on the artist’s name below.

Each artist fragment is totally unique and the work created embraces multiple forms including zines, videos, music playlists and interactive online spaces allowing us an intimate glimpse of the process and feelings behind the live work.

Alongside these commissioned Festival Fragments sits New Fragments, a bursary programme set up to support artists to continue to develop their practice during these uncertain times.

Knotty 2020: Fragments of a Festival

Discover an online space exploring the different ways you may have met Rhiannon in Hastings, in the hope that you might still meet yet.


Photo credit:
@armstrongtactic by Graeme Braidwood

Introducing New Fragments - a bursary programme supporting artists to continue developing work in these uncertain times.
More info:

Rachael Young by @mhessenberg
Sex Music by @alice_denny

Revisit past incarnations of this transcendental mash-up of performance and party with @BrowntonAbbey

Catch the fragments of this performance on our website:


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