Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Advertising for Coastal Currents

We're currently selling advertising space within our popular festival brochure (30,000 copies printed and distributed from Folkestone- Brighton) and also on our soon-to-be-relaunched website.

Prices are very reasonable, and we work hard to promote local businesses as well as we can. Advertising is crucial in supporting the programming and promotion of Coastal Currents.

If you would be interested in advertising with us or have any questions, email Cath at

PROJECT at Stade Hall

PROJECT (which we're running at the newly built Stade Hall, next to the Lifeboat Station) opens officially on 28th May with a sculptural exhibition 'Away' from Terence Kershaw. There will be a PV with a performance by Yumino Seki on Friday 3rd June, and a free family gull-making workshop with artist Cath Tajima-Powell on Saturday 4th June.

PROJECT at Stade Hall will be our main base and festival HQ until the end of September. We'll be running a wide ranging programme of community arts projects throughout that time. If you have a proposal for an exhibition or event, or would like to become involved, then we'd be delighted to hear from you.

For other enquiries about Stade Hall, please email:

Promenade poster project

We've invited eight well-known artists with a link to the area to make a poster to be displayed along the Hastings- St Leonards promenade in the build up to, and during the festival this year. Confirmed artists include: Maggi Hambling, Billy Childish, the Chapman Brothers, Martin O'Neill, Debi Angel & local print-makers Aardvark... More to follow...

SPOTLIGHT: OPEN deadline extended

The deadline for SPOTLIGHT: OPEN our open submission competition has been extended to 20th June at 5pm- more info and the form available on the website. SPOTLIGHT: OPEN is free to enter, and the panel of judges will be Sanna Moore (Curator, Towner), Laura Ducceschi (Live Programmer, De La Warr Pavilion) and local artist, Judith Alder.

Proposals can be for any kind of performance/ intervention/ sonic art/ visual artwork in conjunction with our large-scale event Spotlight to take place on the evening of Saturday 27th August, on the launch weekend.

The Spotlight parade route starts at the old Turkish bath/ glass factory on West Hill Road in St Leonards, along the promenade through Bottle Alley, and to the new Stade Open Space and Stade Hall, by the Lifeboat Station, where there will be a number of events and performances. From there, a lively procession will move along the seafront to a spectacular illuminated intervention at Wellington Square Gardens.

If you have any queries at all or would like more information don't hesitate to get in touch.

New website

To keep you all posted- we'll very shortly be putting up our brand new website (the same address: with lots of new features and information about this years festival, what's on and how to get involved. Apologies for the holding page, we're very nearly there...