Thanks to Nicholas Johnson for sending in this information about the festival. As you may know, Shirley Collins grew up in this part of the world, and the festival boasts the venerable Andrew Kötting as its patron.
THURS 30 OCT An evening with Timothy Neat 7.15 FOR 8 Two films The Summer Walkers (Timothy Neat & Hamish Henderson, Scot, 53 mins, 1976) and Rathad Nan Ceard (The Road of the Tinkers) (Scot, 28 mins, 1995) in Gaelic (with subtitles)
Timothy Neat will also present his photographs, including those of 1960s Spain, and Scotland’s travelling people
Special guest, Nicholas Johnson, presenting 3 short films as a background to his Collected Longer Poems, And Stood upon Red Earth All A Round
Here We’m Be Together (Eng, 13 mins, 2014)
A field-recorded encounter with some of the more eccentric folk rituals of the Norfolk Broads - through the eyes of one homegrown fabulist. Rob Curry and Tim Plester’s long-awaited follow up to Way of the Morris features music by Sam Amidon as well as iconic Norfolk artists Billy Bennington and Sam Larner.
They have recently started production on The Ballad of Shirley Collins, a lyrical response to the life and work of Hastings-born folk legend Shirley Collins.
ELECTRIC PALACE, HASTINGS 7.15 FOR 8
FRI 31 OCT Alasdair Roberts (solo concert) & Meg Bateman, Two sets by Alasdair Roberts, and two sets by Meg Bateman, one of her Gaelic poetry, and the second, of her translations from Gaelic poetry, Song of the Pillagers
THE BEACON, 67-68 St Marys Terrace
(opposite steps of 12 St Mary’s Terrace)
HASTINGS Doors open 6 for supper menu. Performance 7.30
Looks to be worth a trip.