Fishy Tales festival to start this month

HASTINGS Storytelling Festival kicks off later this month and promises sea-themed tales a-plenty for audiences of all ages.

Fishy Tales has been directed by events company, 18 Hours Ltd, on behalf of the Hastings Old Town Residents Association, featuring original work by storytellers, designed to be performed live.

Storyteller Sue Bodkin presents her puppet show Where’s the Treasure at Hastings Children’s Library on Thursday, November 15 at 4pm. The next day the Sleeping Trees give a classic story a few surprise twists in Not Treasure Island at Eat@ The Stade from 4pm. In Please Look After Me, a mystery is told through puppets at Hastings Museum, Saturday November 17 at the Fisherman’s Museum from 2pm.

Food and stories go hand in hand at Italian Way on Friday, November 16 from 8pm, when £20 buys a three-course meal with live entertainment from storyteller, Jamie Crawford.

There will be a rare spoken-word performance from Billy Childish at St Mary-in-the-Castle on Saturday, November 17. Tickets for this event are £10 from the Town Hall.

For more information, pick up a brochure from the Town Hall, or visit