Thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Arts Council England,

Hastings Storytelling Festival can continue to be #HereForCulture

Sir Quentin Blake
Festival Patron

Cartoonistillustrator and children’s writer, Sir Quentin Blake, may be best known for illustrating books by Roald Dahl.
In 2002 he won the international Hans Christian Andersen Award for his contribution as a children’s illustrator.
From 1999 to 2001 he was the inaugural British Children’s Laureate. He is a patron of the Association of Illustrators.

Sir Quentin spends part of his time living in Hastings. 

Whether it's spoken word, dance, puppetry, carnival, theatre, conversation or digital media, we programme diverse artists to appear in exciting and accessible venues.
Hastings Storytelling Festival started in 2011 and is now a charity. 

Most of our events are free and ALL are free to children under 10.

Thank you to Kevin Graal for his latest beautiful story, produced in March 2021 for Hastings Storytelling Festival and Read Your Way Hastings

Children’s Laureates

It has been a huge pleasure to welcome these Children’s Laureates at Hastings Storytelling Festival

Storytelling Festival Trustees

Meet the trustees who helped to make this festival possible.(subject to change) 

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