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Can you please share this with all your mates with young kids or tag them on here, coz this is a once in a lifetime cool opportunity to take part in a kids only, creature-led workshop/outing this weekend. We are really lucky to have this piece come to the Festival as Lone Twin are geniuses! Book in advance. There’s a creature on the loose in Hastings!
Let your children’s imaginations run wild at this fantastic kids workshop.

Six special workshops for kids: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September – £6

Saturday 2nd September 10 – 11.30am
Saturday 2nd September 1 – 2.30pm
Saturday 2nd September 4 – 5.30pm

Sunday 3rd September 10 – 11.30am
Sunday 3rd September 1 – 2.30pm
Sunday 3rd September 4 – 5.30pm
Capacity is limited to just 12 per workshop so book in advance.

Who’s that hiding around the corner?
What’s that moving on the beach?
Did you just see what I saw?

Take a magical adventure with Lone Twin who last visited Hastings with their spectacular Boat Project in 2013.

Inspired by the imagination of young people, Beastie is an innovative participatory performance for children aged 6 – 10.

Beastie is a special experience for children only, so parents will need to drop off their child at the Stade Hall (the starting location) and then pick them up 90 minutes later. The kids share a jaw-dropping secret and take charge as they create their own stories and explore their surroundings hand-in-hand with a very special new friend.

The result is a playful, active and engaging experience for small groups of 12 children, accompanied by chaperones at all times. Beastie outings will involve the children going outside so please provide appropriate clothing and dress for the weather!

Directed by Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters, Lone Twin are acclaimed for making an ever diverse range of intimate, hopeful and entertaining projects. Beastie combines this extensive theatrical experience with Gregg and Gary’s work writing for children’s television.

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Monsters of the Deep: Sea Monster Band

Monsters of the Deep: Sea Monster Band

Sep 24, 1:00pm - Sep 24, 3:00pm

Warrior Square, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6, United Kingdom Map

Join us each weekend for a performance atop the public toilets at Warrior Square - seafront side of the main road. Some are durational and some are repeated but all will make you see this unused space in a new light.

LOUISE ASHCROFT - Monsters of the Deep: Sea Monster Band

In early maps of the world, drawings of sea monsters signified unknown marine territory, and since the beginning of cinema, such creatures have been rife in Hollywood. Today these beasts are experiencing a cultural renaissance, as images of washed-up monsters frequently go viral online.

Are they click-bait hoaxes striving for online attention, and if so, why has there always been this cultural need for ‘monsters of the deep’ as signifiers of otherness? Instead of answering this complex question, performance artist Louise Ashcroft has founded the rock band Monsters of the Deep and is organising a monster-movie music concert on the roof of a public toilet overlooking the waves, in the hope of summoning the creatures themselves. Exploring how we conjure monstrosity through sound, the performances will feature interpretations of soundtracks from monster action scenes in films like It Came From Beneath the Sea and Attack of the Crab Monsters.

If you’re a local musician or band who would like to take part please email

Louise Ashcroft has exhibited at The Government Art Collection, Latitude Festival, Arebyte, AVU Prague, TEDx Hackney, Turner Contemporary, Modern Art Oxford and comedy festival The Boring Conference. She studied at Oxford University, Birkbeck and The Royal College of Art and was recently in residence at Tate Modern and Camden Arts Centre. Louise makes live performances, videos and installations reflecting upon cultural behaviours and traditions.
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