Knotty 2022

Knotty 2022

Home Live Art present the third Knotty Festival of Performance on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June 2022

Over one weekend we will animate the streets of Hastings and St Leonards with a free programme of playful, immersive encounters for everyone to enjoy.

Attend the launch of a new soundwork ‘Dogs of Hastings’, where you can play a 10 hole mini-golf course against your dog in Warrior Square Gardens, play outrageous party games at a ‘Disco Tea Party’ on the Stade, design your own Pride Flag in the ‘Trickster Trailer’ on Robertson Street.

Plus you can enjoy two striking movement and dance improvisations on the streets and shoreline of Hastings and ‘One in, One out: St Leonards Smallest Gay Bar’ will be opening up its doors – just for you!

All events are free to attend, for ages 6+ and you can drop in at any time to take part.

We do recommend that you book in advance on our website for ‘Dogs of Hastings Mini-Golf’ taking place on Saturday and Sunday to avoid a long wait time to play. And that you join us for the entire 45 minutes of ‘Balance’ by Rowdy SS taking place at 6.30pm on Sunday.

Knotty 2022 Programme 

Dogs of Hastings

Nigel Barrett & Louise Mari with Amy Pitt, Lewis Gibson and AK/DK

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June 2022 | Warrior Square, St Leonards | 11-10pm | Free

Public launch of a new soundwork celebrating Hastings and St Leonards, its beautiful beaches, parks and green spaces, its dogs and the people who love them.

Featuring Dog Mini Golf, where you will be able play a 10 hole mini-golf against your dog/s. The aim of the game is to get the ball into the hole before your dog can catch it. More info…

One in, One out: St Leonards Smallest Gay Bar

Lucy Hayhoe

Saturday 11 June 2022 | Secret St Leonards Location | 1-7pm | Free

One in, One out: St Leonards Smallest Gay Bar is an exclusive club featuring all the camp, glitz, glamour and dodgy disco lighting you’d expect, but this time it’s all for you!

It is experienced one at a time, so put your glad-drags back on and get those dance moves ready, because the floor is all yours. More info…

Disco Tea Party

Fatt Projects

Sunday 12 June 2022 | Old Town, Hastings | 1-2.30 and 4.30-6pm| Free

Come and sit at our golden tables and get ready to play DISCO TEA PARTY – the interactive Gameshow sensation that’s sweeping the nation.

Get up on your feet and join the dancing queens and disco divas for an unforgettable afternoon featuring some of the UK’s leading drag and cabaret artists.  More info…

Trickster Trailer Flag Lab

Fiorino & Ferreira

Sunday 12 June 2022 | Robertson Street, Hastings | 11-4pm | Free

Make a flag and take it home! Ever since the first rainbow-hued flag was hand-stitched and dyed by volunteers in 1978, flags have been a colourful symbol to express pride.

In this drop-in workshop for ages 6+ you will work with the artists to design your own flag for the future, using symbols, colours and pattern that have meaning to you. More info…

On The Edge

Hermione Allsopp & Claudia Kappenberg

Sunday 12 June 2022 | Various Locations in Hastings Town Centre | 2-5pm | Free

A group of four performers will create shifting constellations in a procession of sculptures with bodies which will slowly migrate through the streets of Hastings Town Centre.

This performance seeks to blur the boundary between objects and bodies, public and private and inside and outside. More info…


Rowdy SS

Sunday 12 June 2022 | Hastings (site tba) | Free

Choreographer Rowdy SS presents Balance, a dance and sound improvisation on the Hastings coastline inviting us to ask the questions: ‘How are we using space?’ and ‘How is space using us?’ More info…

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