Coastal Currents 2013

A collaboration between Creative Coast and Home Live Art

Coastal Currents 2013

Home Live Art joins Creative Coast to collaborate on producing Hastings based annual arts festival Coastal Currents 2013.

This year the festival will have the theme of Hastings Live, with an exciting series of performances and live events, in addition to the usual mix of exhibitions, open studios and events.

Locally-based and artist-run company Creative Coast has managed Coastal Currents since 2009, successfully developing a broad-based festival that has provided a platform for dynamic and exciting visual art, film and performance. Each year the curated programme has taken a difference focus, encompassing performance, events, exhibitions and site specific works. In 2012 the team successfully expanded and in 2013 the chance to work collaboratively with HLA is welcomed both practically and creatively.

Tapping into the unique heritage of its coastal location, the Coastal Currents Contemporary Arts Festival in Hastings and St Leonards is now in its fourteenth year and continues to celebrate and explore contemporary arts practice. Traditionally rooted in the visual arts, the festival has grown and now offers a platform for dynamic and exciting visual art exhibitions, open studios, film, installation and performance. Each year the curated programme takes a difference focus and for 2013, the theme is Hastings Live. The full programme will be announced in July but we can tell you that UK artists Search Party will be visiting the festival for the first time with their heart warming, participatory performance SAVE ME.

With the company co-directors living on the south coast, HLA has been looking for the opportunity to develop its work in the South East for some time. Joining forces with the Creative Coast team is therefore both timely and exciting. The combined curatorial expertise and shared knowledge of the visual, performance and live arts sector will make for a dynamic and engaging festival which remains loyal to the visual arts community in the region as well as bringing fresh ideas for site specific performance and live work.

For full festival details visit

  • When 20 September - 6 October 2013
  • Time
  • Where Hastings and St Leonards
  • Link Coastal Currents

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