Hastings Pride Arts







As part of Hastings Pride, we present....The Arts Tent!
An eclectic selection of painting, installation, spoken word, comedy, workshops, clothes and prints! Something for everyone!
Stage line up below, subject to change but as accurate as possible!
There will be a board outside with the running order, we have a cocktail bar next door....what's not to like?
Come and see us for some strange goings on!


A K Benedict

will be reading her work especially for us.
Formerly a rock singer and composer for film and TV, A K Benedict now writes crime and speculative fiction in a room surrounded by mannequins, clowns and a coffin. Her first novel, 'The Beauty of Murder', was nominated for the eDunnit award and is in development for an eight part series for Sky Atlantic; the second, 'The Evidence of Ghosts', has just come out in paperback. Her short stories and poetry have been published widely, including 'Great British Horror' and 'Best British Short Stories'. She also writes drama, including audio drama and Torchwood and Doctor Who. She lives in St Leonards with her dog, Dame Margaret.

The Frayed Flag Project

Come and use all our art materials to create a flag. Something that commentates your coming out, your best LGBTQI friend, a memorial, a diary piece...anything and everything that it is important to you.

The flags will be displayed all day and at the end, sewn into a commemorative piece.
All free, all ages, everyone welcome.


Q&A with our very special guest....

Sue Tilley!

Sue is probably best known as one of Lucian Freud's models. She sat for him 4 times, "Benefit Supervisor Sleeping", probably being one of the best known.
Sue was also Leigh Bowery's friend and has many tales to tell of Freud, Bowery, the 1980's and her life from that time. Sue will be in conversation with Richard De Pesando.

Carol Prior

Come and see Carol's one woman show with her ukulele...


Princess Porcelynn

Your host for the day


Jack Booth, who will be selling screen prints and t-shirts,
Chuddly Mosters, selling weird and wonderful creations.
Anthony Birch, with an exhibition of his paintings.
Julia Kotziamani, who will be offering her thoughtful secrets installation. You might want to bring an old document for this one and watch her transform it into something beautiful.
Kelly Wilkinson will be showing his photographs.


12.15 We open!! introduced and compered by the marvellous Princess Porcelynn!

12.45-1.15 Williams Young Duo.

1.20-1.30. Shaun Howe, stand up comedy.

1.30-2pm Carol Prior with her ukelele.....

2.15 - 2.45 Q+A with Sue Tilley!

3-4 pm, there will be a poetry slam! local poets will be performing.....Come along and support them! If you would like a slot, come and talk to us.

4.15-4.45 A K Benedict will be reading her work.

4.45-5pm with Princess Porcelynn!