An invitation to take a walk in the park in festival’s second week

Walking Stories. Photo by Kimbal Bumstead
Walking Stories. Photo by Kimbal Bumstead

AS COASTAL Currents Arts Festival moves into its second weekend there are still plenty of bold and interactive events in the offing.

Walking Stories by Charlotte Spencer Projects invites participants to get involved in each of the four performances, which involve an audio walk through Alexandra Park.

On Saturday and Sunday (September 28 and 29) at 2pm and 4pm, the curious and willing will be issued with headphones and an MP3 player, and encouraged to explore a familiar environment in a new way, guided into spontaneous interactions with their surroundings.

Participation is free but booking is recommended at coastalcurrents.org.uk/walkingstories. Meet at eat@ The Park Cafe.

Meanwhile a live art installation, Worktable by Kate McIntosh is at the Coastal Currents Shipping Containers, by the Swan Boating Lake from today (Friday) until Sunday (September 29). It is a place where objects fall apart, and with help from members of the public, they come back together. This is DIY art in its truest sense, with the installation open from 11am to 6pm for anyone to drop in and stay as long as they like (last admission 5.30pm).

Participants will be given instructions, equipment and safety goggles and then put to work (under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult).

Tomorrow (Saturday), join the From Pier to Eternity illuminated bike ride to Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion, along the cycle route, to the bi-monthly music and art event Dear Serge. Meet at Hastings Pier at 7pm.

This Saturday and Sunday is the last chance to visit a wide range open studios stretching from the east of Hastings through to three studios in Bexhill. Hastings studios run from Ore to 12 studios in the central Hastings area and St Leonards has an incredibly strong presence this year with 21 studios within a short walking distance of each other.

From October 1 to 6 audiences are encouraged to bring and add/loan their favourite books on the themes of history, geography and maps, to Christina Mitrentse’s METALIBRARY, at the Coastal Currents Shipping Container. This is a floor-based installation drawing on the artist’s interest in flags and emblems

For the full programme visit coastalcurrents.org.uk.