Event Calendar

  • 25 Sept, 11:00 – 12:00
    Kino-Teatr, 43-49 Norman Rd, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0EG, UK
    Come and hear the latest work from the amazing pens of the Hastings Young Writers (10-17) .
  • 24 Sept, 19:00 – 20:00
    Kino-Teatr, 43 Norman Rd, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38, UK
    Celebrated biographer Miranda Seymour in conversation with Backlisted's Andy Miller about her intimate, revealing and profoundly moving biography of the extraordinary writer Jean Rhys, acclaimed author of Wide Sargasso Sea.
  • 24 Sept, 16:00 – 18:00 BST
    Greenhalf Studios, 7-11 Market St, St Leonards, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0DG, UK
    Join experimental artists Marcia Farquhar & Andrew Kötting for a candid chat about their careers and their many collaborative works together to celebrate the launch of their two new publications.
  • 24 Sept, 14:00 – 15:30
    Kino-Teatr, 43 Norman Rd, Hastings, St Leonards, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38, UK
    NO FURTHER TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT
  • 24 Sept, 12:00 – 13:00
    Kino Teatr, 43-49 Norman Rd, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0EG, UK
    Christina Lamb - from Afghanistan to the Prince Rupert Hotel - A foreign reporter turns her eye to her own county: reporting difficult issues from war rape to homelessness. In conversation with Erica Smith
  • 24 Sept, 11:00 – 12:00
    Ore Community Library, Old London Rd, Hastings TN35 5BP, UK
    Join Paul Coomey, the author and illustrator of Stick Boy, at this special event where he will tell you all of the secrets to his storytelling. Suitable for children aged 7+, with readings, drawing, silly voices and all sorts of shenanigans.
  • VG Lee Introduces...
    Fri 23 Sept
    23 Sept, 19:00 – 21:00
    Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA, UK
    Support, encourage but most of all ENJOY an evening of spoken word where we'll do our best to engage with YOU!'
  • 22 Sept, 19:00 – 20:00
    Kino-Teatr, Norman Rd, Hastings, St Leonards, TN38 0EG
    Best-selling author, Alison Weir, joins us to relate the astonishing story of Elizabeth of York - the oldest daughter of King Edward IV of England and his wife, Elizabeth Woodville. Alison’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing.
  • 22 Sept, 17:00 – 18:00
    Kino-Teatr, Norman Rd, Hastings, St Leonards, TN38 0EG
    Join bestselling author Tristan Gooley, as he explains how to read the clues in every cloud, breeze, hill, street, plant, animal, and dewdrop. Learn rare skills that will enhance every minute you spend outdoors, whether you are out in the country, in the town, or, as this is Hastings, on the beach.
  • 22 Sept, 14:00 – 15:00
    Bexhill Museum, Egerton Rd, Bexhill, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3HL, UK
    Marie in the Margins video installation director Gail Borrow discusses how she has approached the portrayal of a female cultural workforce, reflecting on how the lives of medieval female artists working in the margins have real relevance for the creatives of today.
  • 22 Sept, 13:30 – 16:10
    Clifton Centre, 1 Stainsby St, St Leonards, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 6LA, UK
    We offer one-to-one sessions with brilliant agents and are thrilled to offer two agents across two days this year. Tom Drake-Lee and Hannah Sheppard are literary agents with the DHH Literary Agency. This page is for Tom's sessions on 22nd September. For Hannah on 17th September see link below.
  • 22 Sept, 10:00 – 13:00
    Hastings Library, Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HE, UK
    Always wanted to write, but don’t know where to start? This welcoming event from The Hastings Writing Workshop is just the place for you.
  • Bavard Bar
    Wed 21 Sept
    21 Sept, 19:30
    Kino-Teatr, 43 Norman Rd, Hastings, St Leonards, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38, UK
    Join us for an HBF-flavoured Bavard Bar, a delightful blend of TED, comedy and Radio 4.
  • 21 Sept, 10:00 – 13:00
    Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA, UK
    In this three hour workshop, participants will explore their connection with the world and themselves via the use of Shakespearean text and Renaissance philosophy. The workshop will be led by author and award-winning theatre practitioner Emily Carding.
  • 20 Sept, 19:00 – 20:00
    Printworks, Hastings, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA, UK
    From proficient to efficient: the changing English language. Is English shrinking? Probably, yes. But maybe not in the way you were thinking. This talk looks at the ways in which written style has changed over the past century, making different use of the grammatical possibilities English offers.
  • 19 Sept, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Kino-Teatr, Norman Rd, St Leonards, TN38 0EG
    Natalie Haynes takes you on a fast-paced tour through the history of Medusa, who she was and why we still see her all around us today.
  • 18 Sept, 16:00 – 17:00
    The Printworks, Claremont, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA, UK
    Calling all cat owners and cat lovers! The hugely experienced and knowledgeable cat behaviourist and author, Anita Kelsey, is bringing her understanding of all things feline to this year’s Hastings Book Festival.
  • 18 Sept, 14:00 – 15:00
    The Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA, UK
    A Joy Forever - encounters with Keats and Wordsworth developed by poets and friends Julia Bird and Mike Sims. Find out more about Keats connection to St Leonards!