The Stade Saturday programme of events which included music, dance and artistic performances have come to an end for this year after achieving record number of attendees. The season was produced by Hastings Borough Council with support from Arts Council England.
Cllr Peter Chowney, lead member for regeneration said:
“The eclectic programme had something for everyone from the nautical themed events, Fishermans Friends from Port Isaac and the magnificent Pi-Leau, a sea themed multi-arts spectacular by the Dutch performance company Close Act to the world famous dynamic dance of the Hofesh Shechter Company who also spent a fortnight delivering workshops and performances in local schools and community centres.
Other events such as the exquisite jazz of Hastings’ very own Lianne Carroll the quirky Crafternoon Tea Shop and the Bicycle Ballet all helped to pull in crowds of residents and visitors in excess of 31,000 over the season. Hastings residents even got their own chance to perform on the Stade during the popular “Eight Foot Square” day in August.
“2012 will be remembered as the year that art and regular performances began on Hastings seafront and we look forward to a packed programme of events for next year – establishing Hastings as famously entertaining”