A huge thank you to our friends at Fast Print for printing the flyers, posters and banner for Automata on the Pier... loving your work as always 🙂You may have seen one of the flyers we printed for the 'Automata on the Pier' event. Today we braved the cold weather (and dodged the half marathon runners along the seafront) and went to have a look. Well worth a visit if you can get down there. Amazing to see how they all move and the kids loved it too! 🙂 Hastings Pier ... See MoreSee Less
The world renowned Cabaret Mechanical Theatre merges the boundaries of art and engineering with their collection of extraordinary mechanical toys and many other marvellous, magical inventions. Since they were founded in 1979, the collection has toured the world’s most prestigious exhibition centres being viewed by tens of millions of people.
We are privileged to announce that items from the collection will be shown in Hastings Pier’s Visitor Centre, free of charge from 15th March until the 15th April 2018. Highlights include Matt Smith’s swimming fish, Peter Markey’s wave machines and Paul Spooner’s famous spaghetti-eating man in a bath.
The exhibition is part of a wider partnership between Hastings Pier, Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, Culture Shift and the Craftivist Network, which includes a programme of workshops for families, schools and community groups.
One key part of the project has seen local artists working with Autism Sussex, Parchment Trust, MENCAP, Active Arts, Southdown’s Wellbeing Centre and Seaview to help local people to create their own automata, some of which will be on display.
Cabaret Mechanical’s Theatre’s director Sarah Alexander said: “I’m proud to be curating Automata on the Pier, and look forward to local audiences marvelling at these colourful, humorous and thought- provoking masterpieces which come to life at the push of a button, a turn of a handle or the drop of a coin.”
The exhibition is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm every day from 15th March to 15th April and free for all.... See MoreSee Less