A Town Explores A Book 2024 Trail

The 2024 festival has now closed. Creative responses to E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children were originated by Bohemia Creative Quarter, Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, Four Courts Connect, Hastings and Bexhill Mencap’s Active Arts, Kings Road Traders, Seaview Project, Stitch tlc, Zoom Arts and with the larger station project a collaboration between ExploreTheArch and Southeast Communities Rail Partnership with Network Rail and Southeastern Railway. The downloadable trail map guided festival goers round the outdoor art, indoor exhibitions and activities and street events.

Explore two trading areas of town, north of the station and south of the station featuring shop windows:


(A) PERKS THE PORTER ACTIVITY HUB. Free family activities & lunchtime refreshments.
EMOTIONAL LANDSCAPES exhibition, WISDOMS installation and outdoor art.

(B) “A GREAT DRAGON TEARING BY” Outdoor art including 3000 children’s drawings.

(C) “THE RUSH OF ITS PASSING” ACTIVITY HUB. Free family activities & lunchtime refreshments.
“I THOUGHT ENGINEERING WAS MAKING ENGINES” automata exhibition and “WITH A SHRIEK AND A SNORT” model exhibition.

(D) “METALS OF THE UP-LINE” photography in bus stops.

(E) “PICKS AND SPADES” outdoor art on the station path.

(F) “SHINING METALS” indoor exhibition.

(G) PLATFORM PANEL PROJECT at St Leonards Warrior Square Station.

(H) A Town Explores A Book festival closing event in venue, Christ Church.

(I) GROWING UP. Outdoor art in the bench shelters.