Event preview: The Velvet Curtain, Hastings Storytelling Festival, 14 November 2014


Hastings Storytelling Festival is in its fourth year, celebrating the oral tradition of storytelling with original tales told through spoken word, poetry, puppetry, song and movement. With Sir Quentin Blake (best known perhaps for his Roald Dahl illustrations) as patron, it is probably the largest festival of its kind in the country.

The Velvet Curtain is the festival’s adults-only event, which this year comes with burlesque performances as well as spoken word. The wonderful Crimson Skye hosts, and acts include the ‘can can extraordinaire’ of The Ooh La La’s, genius performance poetry from Rosy Carrick (host of Brighton poetry slam Hammer and Tongue), members of local ‘circus family’ Hastings Guerilla Circus, singer songwriter Brigitte Aphrodite and local band Ingrid Pitt Orchestra, who play ‘Transylvanian Gipsy Tripp-Hop’. Oh, and a certain Cliterati Queer Editor reading some of her recently-published erotic murder mystery…

The Velvet Curtain, Friday 14 November, 7pm-12.30am, The Assembly Rooms, Masonic Hall, St Leonards-on-Sea, £12 adv., £15 door

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