Sea of Dreams

A February half-term songwriting bootcamp ran from Mon – Fri 1-3pm for 11 – 16yrs living in Hastings. Sea of Dreams grew out of the Edward Lear inspired Nonsense Gardens course for A Town Explores A Book

We had 10 amazing students, some just starting out on their journey, and others who attended previous courses and are growing their skills.

Funded by Hastings Opportunity Area and part of the Songseeds Project funded by Youth Music and Arts Council England.

Shout out to Deep Waters by Twinkle Ansar

Twinkle entered her song into the Song Academy competition, category 8 – 12yrs and is a top 10 finalist. Well done Twinkle.


Available now on catch up.

Listen to Songs from Nonsense Gardens and Sea of Dreams at Badger Inc Bar and Social Club on Hastings seafront. They’ll be playing songs every day from 7th April – 15th April. On Wednesday 7th all day.  Every other day from 3pm – 4pm.  Pop along and have a listen.

Tune into Isolation Station Hastings at 7pm on Thursday 8th April where Lily Kim will be chatting to all the song creators. There will be Andy Mersh from Silverdale Primary Academy, Claire Burford from Christ Church CE Primary Academy, Course Leader Anna Page and songs from Twinkle Ansar, Sharon Baverstock, Maia Doye, Clara Patroa Lomba, Ted McIntosh, Marina Rolfe, Eve Simmonds and Stan Thornton.

Recording Studio

Those attending had the opportunity to have a WOW experience and visit YiaYia’s Recording Studio just off Bohemia Road. They were able to record songs they had done on the course. Due to Covid it was all done without a rehearsal! Thank you so much to YiaYia’s for putting everyone at ease and getting the best performance.

“It was the best day of my life!”


Take a listen to some wonderful songs created on the Sea Of Dreams half term bootcamp.

Robot power

Eve was last year’s Songwriting Competion winner. Winning the competition gave her the courage to put forward her new song Robot Kid to BBC Introducing, which they played. She performed her song live from Badger Inc, along with Clara Lomba who wrote a song called Robot Campain.