Knotty Festival of Performance

Knotty Festival of Performance

A programme of playful, immersive encounters across Hastings for everyone to enjoy.

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

Knotty 2022 Programme at a glance 

Knotty 2022 Programme Details

Dogs of Hastings

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

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

Dog Mini Golf

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

Celebrate this new sound work with us at 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 | St Leonards Seafront (close to the Hastings & St Leonards Sailing Club)| 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 | The Stade, Hastings | 1-2.30pm 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 | Castle St – Robertson Street – Harold Place Underpass – Seafront | 2-5pm | Free

Artists Hermione Allsopp and Claudia Kappenberg collaborate for the first time, to develop an artistic intervention that combines sculpture and performance in Hastings town centre.

The event will build on Hermione’s sculptural use of found, interior objects and Claudia’s performance practice that examines spaces and patterns in the everyday. More info…


Rowdy SS

Sunday 12 June 2022 | Rock-A-Nore Beach | 6.30pm | 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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