Whirlwind of events set to close on a high

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COASTAL Currents Arts Festival is drawing to a close after a whirlwind couple of weeks and its busiest year yet.

The final weekend provides yet more opportunities to get involved.

Save Me by Search Party, will see figures standing atop metre high platforms, engaging in improvised flagged conversations, which will be written down on large chalkboards.

It will be in Hastings tomorrow (Saturday), 11am to 4pm on the seafront promenade, near the crazy golf, and in Bexhill on Sunday (October 6), 11am to 4pm at the De La Warr Pavilion promenade.

Audience members are invited to share their own stories of separation on yellow tags.

All are welcome to be part of the METALIBRARY by Christina Mitrentse, by bringing their favourite book on the themes of history, geography and maps to the Coastal Currents shipping by the swan boating lake until Sunday, between noon and 5.30pm.

The artist will be giving at talk at the CC Shipping Container tomorrow (Saturday) at 4.30pm.

Festival director Lorna Crabbe, of Creative Coast, said: “The past two weeks has been a whirl of events and performances all over town, more intimate projects in our shipping containers, and as usual local artists have impressed with a broad range of high quality open studios, exhibitions and events. It has been the busiest year yet!

“There’s still loads to come over the final weekend- including: semaphore, impromptu cinema, a drawing workshop, artists’ talk, interactive book installation and even a Crimpolene Millionaire.

“We would like extend a huge thanks to everyone who has taken part, whether as an artist, performer, participant or volunteer, to all those who have opened their doors and venues in good cheer, and to everyone who has followed performances around town, taken part in cycle rides, smashed objects, crept around the park or donated a book.

“We hope you can all join us for our celebratory closing party on Sunday at the White Rock Hotel.”

The closing party, Late Checkout, at the White Rock Hotel on Sunday from 7.30pm to 10pm, free to all, promises to be a hotel takeover of epic proportions, with marathon games of ping-pong, oversized board games, swivelympics, music, and virtual worlds.

Visit www.coastalcurrents.org.uk.