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Coming soon: Hastings Literary Festival at Kino-Teatr – September 24-25.
Readings, discussions, author talks, special guests, film and performance for anyone who loves the written word!
Faith i Branko Serbian Gypsy Quartet SOLD OUT
Serbia’s No.1 Roma violinist Branko Ristic and British accordionist Faith Ristic perform high-energy original Roma influenced music within an international quartet! Branko Ristic is described by BBC Radio 3 as a violinist ‘whom Paganini would be proud of’ and Faith Ristic as a musician whose ‘nimble accordion playing provides a beautiful bedrock’ (The Guardian).
From the heart of Serbian Roma music, the quartet created a unique style that draws from both of their musical heritages and is a blend of authentic Serbian Roma sound, Indian, Turkish and classical traditions. Previously Faith and Branko performed at The Royal Festival Hall and Edinburgh Festival. Their award winning album ‘Gypsy Lover’ is 11th in the European World Music Charts.
Faith and Branko Ristic and the Serbian/Roma Quartet will take you on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming kolos (Serbian dance music) and explorations into jazz improvisation, swing, Gypsy Rumba and fiery violin solos!
Line up is: Matt Bacon, Faith Elliott, Branko Ristic, Cabbhar Boziye.
Thursday July 29th at 7.30pm
Senegal / France 1968, PG, 90 mins, satire, drama
‘My relationship with African cinema began with Mandabi’ Martin Scorsese
‘Let’s be clear. Europe is not my centre. Europe is the outskirts’ Ousmane Sembène
A scorching satire on colonialism using Sembene’s radical and often hilarious methods. A seminal film in Black African filmmaking, this is a terrific introduction to the continent’s cinema. At the 29th Venice International Film Festival 1968 the film received the Special Jury Prize and also the Soviet Directors Prize from the 1968 Tashkent Film Festival of African and Asian Cinema.
The narrative evolves around an unemployed Senegalese man Ibrahima Dieng. His nephew sends him a money order from Paris worth 25,000 francs, which he has saved from working as a street sweeper. However Ibrahima faces numerous difficulties trying to obtain the money order, not having an ID, and must go through several levels of Senegalese bureaucracy!
Friday July 30th at 3pm & 7.30pm
Tickets £10/ £9 Concessions/ £8 Under 16s
Event Cancelled Due to Covid Self-Isolation!!!
Music to Lift the Spirits:
Sarah Jane Morris with Tim Cansfield & Tony Remy + special guest Mike Willis
This event has been cancelled due to Covid related self-isolation.
Tickets purchased will be refunded via Ticketsource.
A new date will hopefully be arranged asap.
Saturday July 31st at 7.30pm
Music in the Gallery Festival
Free Live Music in the Gallery with Afrit Nebula (midday), The Aftershave (12.50pm), Necessary Animals (1.40pm), Anthony Moore (2.30pm) & Simon&thePope (3.20pm)
Five live acts performing over three stages in the gallery from 12 midday – 4pm.
Afrit Nebula play avant-jazz, rock, Middle Eastern and Afro-Cuban styles.
Anthony Moore is an experimental music composer, performer and producer who worked with Henry Cow and Pink Floyd.
Necessary Animals create ambient keyboard led electronica.
Simon&thePope bring beats, grooves and quirky spoken word.
The Aftershave are the South Coast's premier countrydelic bubblefunk trio.
Sunday August 1st at Midday
Free Live Music Event
Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
US 2021 ,12A, 117 mins, documentary
In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary - part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion.
Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten - until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present.
The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.
Wednesday August 4th at 7.30pm, Thursday August 5th at 3pm & 7.30pm, Sunday August 8th at 2pm & Wednesday August 11th at 7.30pm
Tickets £10/ £9 Concessions/ £8 Under 16s
Forged among North London’s thriving folk scene, combining ballads, sea shanties, folk tunes and poetry, the Teyr trio combines the many sounds of Cornwall, Ireland and Wales (Teyr is ‘3’ in Cornish language). The unique blend of voices and instruments draws links between the many sounds of diverse folk traditions, modernised by pushing the possibilities of acoustic music, with close vocal harmonies, fiddle, uilleann pipes, guitar and accordion. Their acclaimed debut release Far From The Tree - ‘Excellent debut album’ (The Independent) - blends originals and reworked ballads, displaying the full breadth of the trio’s innovative and distinctive sound.
‘High-energy brilliance’ Folk Radio UK
‘Top notch music of one of the greatest bands that has come out of the English scene in recent times’ Michael Moll, Folkworld
’In a class of their own’ The Guardian
Friday August 6th at 7.30pm
Rachel Firmager (cello) & Paul Gregory (guitar)
Romantic Impressions for Cello & Guitar
Music by Schubert Casals & Gnattali
Sunday August 8th at 11am
Tickets £12 include coffee and croissant
Jon Cleary (solo)
Jon Cleary’s love and affinity for New Orleans music goes back to the rural British village of Cranbrook, Kent, where he was raised in a musical family. As a teen Cleary grew increasingly interested in funk-infused music and in 1981 Cleary flew to New Orleans for an initial pilgrimage and took a cab straight from the airport to the Maple Leaf Bar, a storied venue which then featured such great blues-rooted eclectic pianists as Roosevelt Sykes and James Booker. Cleary first worked at the Maple Leaf as a painter, but soon graduated to playing piano there – even though his first instrument was the guitar, which he still plays and has recently reintroduced into his live performances.
As word of Cleary’s burgeoning talent began to spread around town, he was hired by such New Orleans R&B legends as Snooks Eaglin, Earl “Trick Bag” King, Johnny Adams, and Jessie “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” Hill, while also gaining the respect of the great Crescent City pianists Dr. John and the late Allen Toussaint. Years later, in 2012, Cleary recorded a critically acclaimed album of all-Toussaint songs entitled Occapella.
Today, Cleary’s work pays obvious homage to the classic Crescent City keyboard repertoire created by such icons as Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Dr. John, and James Booker – while also using it as a launching pad for a style that incorporates such other diverse influences as ’70s soul and R&B, gospel music, funk, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Cuban rhythms, and much more.
Friday August 13th & Saturday August 14th at 7.30pm
The Bavard Bar
The Bavard Bar.
"A delightful blend of TED, comedy and Radio 4. Sort of."
Three passionate speakers. Three distinct passions. From meteorites to crop circles, circuit-bending to the James Bond theme on Kazoo, you never know what you're going to hear as passions are kept secret until the night.
Interspersed with nonsense including the KP Lite, Oojah Kappivvy and Bohemia Road, plus brand new feature 'Make it Stop’.
With music from Piano Man Dan playing songs themed around the night's passions, bav-artistry from Maria O’Neill, a virtual Ted the Drum and all hosted by MC Tim B'vard.
The Bavard Bar. "Avoiding life’s questions to give you the answers."
Wednesday August 18th at 7.30pm
Near Jazz Experience + Oliver Cherer + Duncan Reekie (films) + Ben Thompson (DJ)
The return of The NJE (Terry Edwards, Mark Bedford and Simon Charterton) - electrifyingly groovy funk/world/rock music played on jazz instruments - with spectacular multi-media support from Oliver Cherer (aka Gilroy Mere, Dollboy, Australian Testing Labs, Rhododendron, etc) Ben (South Coast Don Arden) Thompson and Duncan (Exploding Cinema) Reekie.
Saturday September 4th at 7.30pm
A Night of Flamenco
with Jesus Olmedo
Adrian Sola (guitar)
Rut Santamaria (singing)
Ayose de Alejandro (percusion)
Jesus Olmedo (Dancing)
La Kati (Dancing)
Friday September 10th at 7.30pm
Tickets £20/ £18 Concessions/ £15 Under 16s
Gallivant: 25th Anniversary Screening + Andrew & Eden Kötting in Conversation with Stewart Lee
25 years after it was released in Cinemas across the UK, France and Japan, local artists Andrew & Eden Kötting will introduce their Award winning Experimental Documentary GALLIVANT followed by a conversation with the clown, cultural commentator and confabulator Stewart Lee.
Stewart Lee is a stand-up comedian and writer. His work is known for its exploratory nature, for interrogating itself, for inserting the narrator as an unreliable character into their own story, and for being funny. Is it any wonder that he would so greatly admire the works of the director Andrew Kötting, whose comic, moving, lyrical and disruptive masterpiece Gallivant is celebrating its 25th anniversary?
Saturday September 11th at 7.30pm
Trevor Watts (Alto/Soprano/Composer), Veryan Weston (Piano/Synth) & Jamie Harris (Congas/Percussion)
Eternal Triangle play the music of Trevor Watts, compositions originally inspired by rhythmic structures from Africa and South America as well as jazz and European musical forms.
The trio is built on two duos: Veryan and Trevor first played together in Trevor's ‘Moiré Music’ in the early 1980s and since then have had a long collaboration in the 'Dialogues' project where their work as open improvisers was explored together for many years worldwide. The second duo consists of Jamie and Trevor where Jamie was involved in Trevor's 'Celebration Band' in the 2000s and later in a very successful duo touring worldwide and recording several CDs. The third duo with Veryan and Jamie is yet to be explored!
Photo © Gerard Rouy
Friday September 17th at 7.30pm