4-22 April 2019
exploring Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe

What happens when a community explores its literary heritage?

We bring inter-community literary conversations out on the streets.
We value all voices in our town and delight in myriad ways of exploring a book.
We welcome visitors to our town to explore and share their love of a text with the community.
We invite new readers to a book, of all generations.


Active Arts, Hastings and Bexhill Mencap
Bavard Bar
Black Winkle Young Artists
Burtons' St Leonards Society
Christchurch CE Primary Academy
ExploreTheArch Theatre Company
Hastings Community of Sanctuary/The Buddy Project
Hastings Supports Refugees
Seaview Project
Zoom Arts
Open Door, Hastings and Bexhill Mencap
Plus 30 independent local businesses.



Our festival partners

Our partners providing display spaces:

Boots UK, London Road, St Leonards
ExploreTheArch at Archer Lodge
HBC at Gensing Gardens, Lower Promenade, St Leonards Gardens and Warrior Square Gardens
Kino Teatr
The Isabel Blackman Centre, Royal Volunteer Service
The Literary Shed
South Eastern Rail at St Leonards Warrior Square Station
Southwater Community Centre
Stella Dore Gallery
Transition Town Hastings Station Vegetable Garden
Zoom Arts at St Leonards Warrior Square Station

We are growing all the time!
This festival is organised and run by ExploreTheArch Theatre Company Limited.


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