Hastings Storytelling Festival 2017

6-12 Nov 2017
Reimagine India
India is hugely diverse in it’s geography and religion with rich historical traditions and contemporary culture. It is globally influential in science and technology with a rapidly expanding economy. We will look at India from a multiple perspectives, redressing common stereotypes through storytelling. We will explore migration and those of Indian heritage in our our diverse British community.

Highlights for 2017

Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds
White Rock Theatre, Hastings
SAT 11 NOV 7.30PM
Book Tickets

 


Lauren Child
White Rock Theatre, Hastings
THU 9 NOV 5PM
Book Tickets

Children’s Storytelling Day and Parade
Stade Open Space, Hastings
SUN 12 NOV 12-6PM
FREE

Plus

  • The Talking Sphere by Impossible Theatre [Hastings Town Centre]: Imagine a giant inflatable sphere, 4 metres across, glowing with intense colours and imagery, with the audience laughing as they see the faces of their friends appear in quirky animations. FREE
  • Deool (Bollywood Movie) [The Electric Palace Cinema]: Keshya, a simple villager, believes that God has arrived in his village but everyone disbelieves him. Later when the politics plays its part things take a drastic change. 
  • A Heart at Sea by Half a String: Enthralling epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale with haunting live music. The story of a young boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. FREE
  • Kathakali Co plus Delaine and Juliet Russell [Hastings Museum]: A new commission combining brand new live music from Juliet Russell, the Gypsy rituals of Delaine and traditional and mesmerizing Indian storytelling through dance from the Kathakali Co. 
  • The Circle of Sita from Lis ‘n’ Tell: Storytelling CPD for teachers and storytellers FREE
  • Author Talk from Ummi Sinha, local author [University of Brighton] FREE
  • Curry Comedy Cabaret
  • Bollywood Dance workshop
  • Emmanuel Okine (Emmanuel the Magnificent): Ghanaian stories FREE

More information [dates, times, venues etc] to follow.

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