The Bavard Bar
Come and hear three regular people share their passions for about 15 minutes each. And revel in the delights of audience wild cards, including the KP Lite challenge, Oojah Kappivvy and Bohemia Road. The subjects are kept secret until the night – shhhh!
Much-loved in Hastings, the Bavard Bar is making a special entry at the AltPitch Festival.
STATION PLAZA, EAST SUSSEX COLLEGE
The Platform is a collaborative partnership between Sussex-based digital and creative businesses and the art and performance practitioners.
The inaugural Platform conference will present several high-profiled speakers and interactive workshop for the participants who are interested in integrating creativity and innovation.
The Female Planet
10.00-17.00, FREE ENTRY
This VR documentary series introduces female role models who are breaking barriers and helping make the world a better place for all of us.
Each episode features a different leader, such as Tiera Fletcher, a NASA engineer, or Golden Globe-winning actor Gina Rodriguez, who focuses her career on roles that empower women.
19.00 – Q&A
20.00 – performance
#Echochamber is an Anglo-Icelandic opera about sexism and shaming on social media, from the music theatre group Aequitas Collective in collaboration with Folk Opera Iceland. The audience can impact the performance directly through the live Twitter feed on stage.
Book your one-hour slot
This mesmerising hour-long experience merges Physical Theatre, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality
(AR) technologies, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness,
reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and 3D sound installation coupled with cinematic
and interactive 360° film, viewers will be immersed in a surreal world of unfolding dreams and fears.
St MARY in the CASTLE
What would happen if you could live forever? If you could bring your loved one back to life and resurrect their digital soul? Beyond Belief is a powerful and moving journey into the unnerving future of life and death in our social media obsessed, technology blinkered society. From the award-winning Tmesis Theatre, Liverpool.
10.00-17.00, FREE ENTRY
Stepping into the imagined study of Francis Galton, the viewer will explore a VR world and fantasy collection of specimens and will be asked to make their own selections, facing uncomfortable questions about what we value and what we discard.
VR installation by the Hastings-based artist and curator Esther Fox.
MAIN FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
You can enjoy the main programme of the AltPitch festival for a discounted price of the Main Festival Ticket. It costs £30 and includes our three main shows – #echochamber, WHIST and Beyond Belief, so you can have a whole weekend of exciting and thought-provoking shows.