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
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
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…
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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