Famously diverse, progressive, immersive and inclusive storytelling for all ages
FOUNDING PATRON: Quentin Blake
FESTIVAL PATRONS: Lauren Child, Inua Ellams, Thomas Taylor
Schools programme 2022
OLDILOCKS AND THE 3 BEARS
Over 500 lucky children from Sandown School will be treated to this magical show.
Bali will visit 800 children from four local schools with atalk about his classic children's novel.
School's art workshops
420 local schoolchildren will get to make costumes and book-themed carts in school. Many of these children will then come along to Children's Day on Sunday 23 October and take part in the parade.
Around 100 local nursery children will experience the joy of dancing when professional Kathak dancers from Anusha Sumbramanyams Beeja Dance Co. visit their nursery.
HARBOUR ARM COLLAGE
Children from local schools will contribute illustrations to be included in a collage created for the corridor at Conquest Hospital by one of Hastings Storytelling Festival's new Patrons, Lauren Child.
The collage will feature the children's illustrations of people sitting and standing along Hasitngs' Harbour Arm.