2015 Highlights

Rafael Berrio with Sonpikkante, Sat 3 Oct 2015Sonpikkante

7:30 pm Saturday 3 October
Stade Open Space


Meaning ‘Hot Chilli’, Sonpikkante are the brainchild of the excellent Pollito Boogaloo, a brand new Afro-Latin dancing outfit – infectiously hot and funky beats for your feet!


Dear White PeopleDear White People (15)


11am & 8pm Thursday 8 October
Electric Palace Cinema

in association with The New Black Film Collective

This sly, humorous feature film debut offers a provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. It follows a group of African American students navigating campus life at a predominantly white college.


“Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent”


Fri 9 Oct, Hastings Museum & Art GallerySeckou Keita

with Gwyneth Glyn

7:30 pm Friday 9 October
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Early bird £16/£12  (with/without food)
Full price £20/15 (with/without food)

Variously described as a ‘griot (praise singer), composer, djembe master, virtuoso and pioneer’, Seckou is a rare type of musician, seated in tradition whilst constantly pushing the boundaries of his art. His last two albums Miro and The Silimbo Passage hit No.1 in the European world music charts, and Clychau Dibon, the fruit of his collaboration with welsh harpist Catrin Finch, won fRoots Critics Poll Album of The Year 2013, Songlines Magazine Best Cross Cultural Collaboration 2014, and two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations (Best Duo and Best Traditional Track) as well as a clutch of 4 and 5 star press reviews.