Sunday, 21 August 2011

Creative Coast Newsletter


Saturday 27 August 
  4 - 10pm

Spotlight is an ambitious evening of bold, experimental and specially-commissioned performances, installations & interactive activities parading along the seafront from St Leonards to Hastings Old Town on Saturday 27 August.
Spotlight takes place on the opening weekend of the Coastal Currents arts festival, starting at 4pm at St Leonards Gardens with an installation 'Liquid Glass'.
The musical procession moves along the promenade to Bottle Alley, joined by the Bohemia Ukulele Orchestra, then the pier, where decorated cyclists Pier to Eternity climb on board.
The parade continues past a large choir based on the swan boating lake, to Stade Hall and Open Space, where the festival is launched with speeches and refreshments, and where a number of performances and free activities will be taking place. These include Jenny Edbrookes 'Smalls' installation & performance, free LED badge-making, traditional seaside games, a pop-up metal detector museum with Eight Foot Square, paper couture dresses, 'Cabinet of Wonder' theatrical life drawing sessions, a tightrope show and the Coastal Currents taster exhibition, with a selection of work from throughout the festival on show.
The final leg of the procession takes participants through a sound installation in the Harold Place Underpass to Wellington Square Gardens, where Radiator Arts will have a large illuminated sculptural installation, 'The Lost Plot'.
We encourage as many people to come along and to join in. Liquid Glass is on the look out for singers and noise-makers for the early leg, and the Ukulele Orchestra encourage you to bring your own instrument tuned GCEA, to play along to a giant C6 chord.
Artist Maika Crampton will be running a paper couture workshop on Thursday 25, 6-9pm- come along to make a paper hat or fascinator, and wear it to Spotlight on the 27th.
BuildBrighton will be running two free LED badge-making workshops- one at 1-4pm and one in the evening from 7pm. We recommend you book to guarantee a place.
Full details are available in the brochure, and the special Spotlight fold-out map (see image above) which are distributed around Hastings & St Leonards (come to Stade Hall for additional copies.) Or check the Spotlight page on the website:
A Point of Transformation - Body, Space and Imagination with Yumino Seki
Monday 22 August            7-9pm
Movement is essential to our lives and is our expression.  This workshop explores our field of perception through movement. Reconnecting the mental, physical and emotional body through game, relaxation and partner work we will be looking at our internal and external world and how they are connected to inform our imagination.
Participants are encouraged to apply this material to their own practice and are asked to bring their own tools such as drawing, painting, writing materials and a camera. Please wear comfortable clothes to move around.
To book please contact, or call 07841757866
LED BADGE MAKING with BuildBrighton
Saturday 27 August 1-4pm and 7pm - 8.30pm
Free family workshop; Join BuildBrighton to create luminescent pin badges, that track your movement, emit visible colours and non-visible infra-red light. Participate in Spotlight event at the Stade Hall and spread light and love throughout the night!
Places limited, recommended to book, call 078417575866 or email
Paper Fascinators with Maika Crampton
Thursday 25 August 7-9pm
Create your own paper fascinator with Maika Crampton. A fun evening event to learn how to make your own exquisite fascinator! Opportunity to wear your fascinator with pride at the Spotlight event on Saturday 27 August at Stade Hall.
To book a place please contact or call 07841757866
ADULT WORKSHOP: Free Range Narratives with Illustrator Louise Smith
Monday 29 August 2-4pm
A workshop that explores ways in which new images and visual narratives can be generated from a piece of text and objects. The workshop will follow a set of exercises that experiment with image making and the relationship between image and text. The aim is to create new ways of working and produce unexpected outcomes. Materials will be provided or participants are welcome to bring their own.
To book a place email or call 07841757866

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