Hastings Storytelling Festival starts Mon 12th Nov and this weekend sees a lot of storytelling seaside action, starting with Teatime Stories at our very own eat @ the Stade on Friday 16th.
Teatime stories: Sleeping Trees, a youthful, vibrant trio, rely on wit and humour, rather than props, to tell a familiar tale ‘Not Treasure Island’…in a new and very entertaining way, (Cake available!)
4.30-5.30pm at Eat @ The Stade
Then on Saturday, the stories are all about movement with Dancing stories: professional development workshops for storytellers, teachers and dance wishing to combine storytelling and dance into their work. Workshops with Sujata Banerjee Company (‘Kathak’ dance and Indian storytelling) and Landings Mane (Senegalese ‘Griot’ or storyteller and lead dancer on BBC1 Strictly African Dance) will be followed by a short public performance.
10am-1.30pm at The Stade Hall
And on Sunday the grand finale is right outside our doors:
Stories at the Stade: yes, it’s outdoors, yes, it’s November…BUT..there is a wet weather plan, so don’t let a bit of rain keep you away from this delightful fishy story-fest. Featuring a shoal of shimmering tales from Spud and Yam (extremely popular Irish and Caribbean storytellers incorporating sing-a-long songs), James Campbell (seen regularly on tv as the UK’s only children’s comedian), visit Richard Storybeard inside his yurt, and an exciting performance from Circo Rum Ba Ba (with their walkabout tale of the Seal and Marina Mudflat). There’s also a chance to get hands-on with some flag-making workshops as part of the launch of the Herring Fair.
12-4pm at Stade Open Space