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Events diary

FRIDAY
28
JULY

A diary of events taking place in Bexhill-on-Sea and across 1066 Country throughout 2017 and beyond. From major events to quiz nights, farmers markets and music evenings. Contact information is supplied where available.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in the compilation of this events diary, I accept no liability for any error, omission or inaccuracy. If you plan to attend an event, please check the details with organisers beforehand.


JULY
Bexhill Carnival Week

Sunday 23rd to
Saturday 29th

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Bexhill Polegrove, Brockley Road. Bexhill.

Bexhill's annual carnival events week, including the traditional carnival procession on Saturday 28 July.

website link

JULY
The Exiles

Friday 28th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

A night of folk, country, americana & foot stomping blues from this 6 piece band. Using guitar, skiffle, bass, ukulele, banjo, harmonica, accordion and of course vocals.
Serving dinner included.

website link

01424 736600

JULY
East Sussex Youth Orchestra Concert

Friday 28th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

East Sussex Youth Orchestra (ESYO) draws together the most talented young musicians from East Sussex to perform the great classical repertoire as part of their musical education.

Tickets £14.50, £9.50

website link

01424 229111

JULY
Bexhill MotoFest

Sunday 30th
All day

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De La Warr Car Park. Bexhill.

Bexhill MotoFest is a family-friendly festival of motorcycles and music.

website link

Howard Martin: 01424 720077

JULY
Music Festival

Sunday 30th
11.00-15.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

On the stage outside the shop, weather permitting(if not we will simply go inside). Acts including Tom Cole, The Finnis, Earl Grey, Charlie House, Richie V, Nelson King. Come and see the moto bike festival and enjoy some of the best of Bexhill's music scene. Food and drink available,with BBQ!

website link

01424 736600

JULY
Trans Pride Short Film Programme 2017

Monday 31st
7.30pm

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https://www.dlwp.com/event/trans-pride-short-film/. Bexhill.

We are very excited to collaborate with local film organisation Eyes Wide Open to present a new specially curated series of cinema exploring issues that are important to sexual and gender minority communities.

Tickets £8, £6.50

website link

01424 229111



AUGUST
Make Waves: Contemporary Music Summer School

Tuesday 1st to
Thursday 3rd

10am – 5pm every day.

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

FREE, £30 deposit (fully refundable on completion of course).

This is a three-day taster workshop which could lead you on to take part in Make Waves – an open access contemporary music project for existing and aspiring young musicians aged 11 – 19 years in Hastings and Rother.

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
60's & 70's Night

Friday 4th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Crowd favourites Ricky & Bob will take us on a trip down memory lane as their recreate all the sounds of the era, and get that dance floor buzzing!

website link

01424 736600

AUGUST
The House Of The Man Who Painted The Sea

Friday 4th to
Sunday 20th

7.30pm

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Archer Lodge, Charles Road, St Leonards. Hastings.

Be warned! This tale includes a Tartar bandit, Glinka and a violin, Gogol, and a statue of Apollo, all set in a fairyland-like estate, with the Baltic fleet glimpsed through the windows and new music by Vladimir Miller.

Suitable for adults and children aged 11 and over.

website link

explorers@explorethearch.com

AUGUST
Sunset Screenings: Tron (1982) (PG)

Saturday 5th
At sunset approx. 8.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Screened outside on the sea-facing wall. Bring something to sit on and wrap up warm.

There will be free family-friendly activities on the terrace before each screening from 6pm and the Terrace Bar will be open.

Director: Steven Lisberger
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
No. Exit Covers Band

Saturday 5th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

This popular band cover all the big hits from a wide range of artists from BBKing, Tina Turner, The Eagles, The Stones, Creedance Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, Queen, Kings of Leon, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, Prince...

website link

01424 736600

AUGUST
Look-Think-Make

Sunday 6th
2-4pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult

FREE, suggested donation £1 per person

Drop in to explore the exhibitions, and test ideas and materials through fun, making activities supported by our friendly gallery staff and volunteers.

Sponsored by the Italian Way

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
Ethical Taxidermy: Talk And Demonstration

Wednesday 9th
6 – 8pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

In response to taxidermy exhibits in the exhibition SAFARI, learn about the fine art of taxidermy in this talk and demonstration by ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long. Jazmine will take you through the process of taxidermy, explore its history and ethics and will give a short demonstration

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

Wednesday 9th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.

Broadcast live on to the big screen in our auditorium.

Tickets £14, £12

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
Voyages Of Discovery (For Age 8 – 12 Years)

Thursday 10th to
Friday 11th

10am – 4pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Inspired by the expeditions and collections featured in the exhibition Safari: an exhibition as expedition, this playful creative course explores time travel, museum curation and memory through making imagined artefacts, old fashioned maps and miss-shaped records. Led by artist Anna Atkinson.

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
Pete Prescott Band

Friday 11th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Great front man and superb collection of musicians who form this band combining, soul funk, pop, rock & roll

website link

01424 736600

AUGUST
Sunset Screenings: The Iron Giant (1999) (PG)

Saturday 12th
At sunset approx. 8.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Screened outside on the sea-facing wall. Bring something to sit on and wrap up warm.

There will be free family-friendly activities on the terrace before each screening from 6pm and the Terrace Bar will be open.

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
Sophie And Friends Entertain

Saturday 12th
19.15

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Bexhill United Football Club, Polegrove. Bexhill.

Great variety by young people from Bexhill College with guest appearances by local duo 'The Edward Sisters' and local writer/poet Claire Baldry. Tickets £10 in advance in aid of Homecall.

07917845737

AUGUST
Tales For Toddlers With Treasure Tots

Monday 14th
10.15am and 11.15am

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Activities nurture creativity, communication and confidence in children 18 months to 5 years, and their parents and carers.
Choice of two sessions:

Session 1: 10.15 – 11am
Session 2: 11.15am – 12noon

£1 each (all ages 0-5 years & Adults), members go free (one adult only).

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
Lambchop

Friday 18th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Kurt Wagner and his Nashville band bring R&B grooves to the Pavilion this Summer.

Tickets £20

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
The Spiffing Good Eggs

Friday 18th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

The boys will be back and raring to party their socks off, punk, ska, rock... Covers form the 70's & 80's and a few originals also!

website link

01424 736600

AUGUST
Safari Party

Saturday 19th
2–6 pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Drop-in family friendly day of hands-on making and celebrating.
2–6 pm

FREE, suggested donation £2 per person

Take a journey through the building and get creative, with support from friendly gallery staff and volunteers.

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
Queerama: A Century Of Gay Rights And Desires On Film

Sunday 20th
7.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Queerama: A Century of Gay Rights and Desires on Film
UK 2017 | Dir Daisy Asquith | 70min | Cert 15

The evening will also feature a presentation of poems from Trudy Howson who is the UK inaugural L.G.B.T. Poet Laureate (2016-19)

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
The Memphis Flyers

Friday 25th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

A night of rockabilly country & blues from these moonshine boys! Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley...

website link

01424 736600

AUGUST
Sean Fennessey & Friends

Saturday 26th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

This group of happy hippy musicians deliver a night of up beat funk and soul to get you singing along and put you in a real happy mood.

website link

01424 736600

AUGUST
Sunset Screenings: Star Wars Rogue One (12a)

Sunday 27th
At sunset approx. 8.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Screened outside on the sea-facing wall. Bring something to sit on and wrap up warm.

There will be free family-friendly activities on the terrace before each screening from 6pm and the Terrace Bar will be open.

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
Bexhill 100 Classic Car Show

Monday 28th

The Polegrove. Bexhill.

The classic and custom car show from the Bexhill 100 Motoring Club takes place on the August bank holiday at the Polegrove.

website link

Fiona on 07979 576397

AUGUST
Stopgap Dance Company Present The Awakening

Monday 28th
1.30 & 2.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Part of Journeys Festival 2017, FREE

A 20-minute outdoor dance piece choreographed by Chris Pavia, a dancer with Downs Syndrome.

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
Adele Tribute With Helen Ward Jackson

Wednesday 30th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Helen is one of the best singers in the south, she has travelled all over the world with her superb voice and graced the West End, she will be performing songs from all of Adele's albums and a variety of other music and dance floor fillers also

website link

01424 736600

AUGUST
Taxidermy Studio (For Ages 8–12 Years)

Thursday 31st
10am – 12noon

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

nspired by animal skulls and displays in Safari: an exhibition as expedition, learn about the process of taxidermy and create your own ‘bind-up’ model one of the first stages in creating a taxidermy specimen.

Led by ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long.

website link

01424 229111

AUGUST
Taxidermy Studio (For Ages 13–16 Years)

Thursday 31st
2 – 4pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Inspired by animal skulls and displays in Safari: an exhibition as expedition, learn about the process of taxidermy and create your own ‘bind-up’ model one of the first stages in creating a taxidermy specimen.

Led by ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long.

website link

01424 229111



SEPTEMBER
Bexhill Festival Of The Sea

Saturday 2nd to
Sunday 3rd

10am - 5pm

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Bexhill Seafront. Bexhill.

This extravaganza of the sea showcases some of the best angling in the south of England, together with an open event on the lawns in front of the iconic De La Warr Pavilion.

website link

Tel: 01424 733211

SEPTEMBER
Look-Think-Make

Sunday 3rd
2 – 4pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult

FREE, suggested donation £1 per person

Drop in to explore the exhibitions, and test ideas and materials through fun, making activities supported by our friendly gallery staff and volunteers.

Sponsored by the Italian Way

website link

01424 229111

SEPTEMBER
Lucinda Williams

Monday 4th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

One of America's finest rock, folk, blues, and country music singer/songwriters performs at the De La Warr Pavilion this September.

Tickets £32.50, £27.50

website link

01424 229111

SEPTEMBER
Band Of Horses

Tuesday 5th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Band of Horses return to the DLWP stage with new music from their fifth studio album ‘Why Are You Ok’ for an exclusive UK venue gig.

Tickets £22.50

website link

01424 229111

SEPTEMBER
Bad Whiskey

Friday 8th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

This is a 5 piece rock and blues band who perform a range of music from the 60's to the present day including tributes tot eh Rolling Stones,Tom Petty & the Stereophonics

website link

01424 736600

SEPTEMBER
Ricochet

Saturday 9th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Ricochet are a 5 piece 60's style rock 'n' roll party band band who will get you out of your seat and on the dance floor.

website link

01424 736600

SEPTEMBER
NT Encore: Yerma

Thursday 14th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.

Directed by Simon Stone
Starring Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain)

website link

01424 229111

SEPTEMBER
The Vespbrettas Mod Band

Friday 15th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

The boys are back in town with their banging hits from the 60;s era and more, including tributes to the Who, The Jam, The Kinks, The Small Faces, Oasis, Blur, Madness....

website link

01424 736600

SEPTEMBER
Anglo Continental Market

Saturday 16th to
Sunday 17th

9am - 5pm

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Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

A two-day anglo-continental street market with over 50 traders both from France and the local area. Food, wine, crafts, leather goods, decorative items, fireplaces & mirrors, clothes, shoes, local apples, herbs & spices, skincare, knitted items, local cakes, locally made sweets.

Lynn Brailsford: 01424 215584

SEPTEMBER
Owen Donovan

Sunday 17th
14.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Owen Donovan is an Irish singer guitarist who performs rock and soul like no other with his gravelly voice he'll have you singing along to hits mad famous by Rod Stewart, James Bay, Ray LaMontage, Ed Sheran the Beatles, Niel Diamond... Owen will also perform some classic Irish hits along the way

website link

01424 736600

SEPTEMBER
Pechakucha Night 20x20

Thursday 21st
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Join us for an informal evening of succinct and stimulating presentations by a panel of experts and enthusiasts.

Share knowledge and ignite new ways of thinking!

Please purchase tickets in advance as we regularly sell out.

Tickets £5, £4, £3

website link

01424 229111

SEPTEMBER
Chloe Paige X Factor Finalist

Friday 22nd
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Chloe Paige is a top drawer singer who recently reached the X factor finals, she gets better and better. This is an opportunity to appreciate her full range of soulful vocals and also to join in a night of dancing as she will deliver some Motown classics

website link

01424 736600

SEPTEMBER
The Tea Chest Blues

Saturday 23rd
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

1950's accoustic rockabilly jazz and blues using traditional instruments, a real must see is Mark using his Tea Chest Double bass. Come jive and rock 'n' roll.

website link

01424 736600

SEPTEMBER
Bad Self Rock Covers Band

Friday 29th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Rock anthems from Bon Jovi and Guns 'n' Roses to A.C.D.C 7 Led Zeppelin to Deep Purple and Alt J. These boys know what it means to rock your pants off!

website link

01424 736600

SEPTEMBER
Elvis Tribute Show With Chris Field

Saturday 30th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Chris is a real crowd pleaser at No.48, he's got the moves, the shakes and the grooves. it always turns out to be a magical night down at No.48 with Chris as he involves everyone with his show

website link

01424 736600



OCTOBER
Look-Think-Make

Sunday 1st
2-4pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult

FREE, suggested donation £1 per person

Drop in to explore the exhibitions, and test ideas and materials through fun, making activities supported by our friendly gallery staff and volunteers.

website link

01424 229111

OCTOBER
Tea And Tour: Celebrating Older People's Day

Monday 2nd
2-4pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Come for a free tour and cup of tea to celebrate Older People’s Day 2017. Meet new people and learn something about our current exhibitions and building.

Free, booking recommended.

website link

01424 229111

OCTOBER
Undercover Agents

Friday 6th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

This 5 piece soul band are lead by Mandie B on vocals, hitting all the top spots from the world of R&B and Soul.

website link

01424 736600

OCTOBER
The Blues Brothers Tribute Show

Saturday 7th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

All the big soul hits from Mustang Sally to Everybody needs somebody, Ritchie Lee and Andy B not only perform all the hits and moves, they deliver a load of comedy along the way and later will have you singing along & dancing to their disco tune tributes!

website link

01424 736600

OCTOBER
Grizzly Bear

Tuesday 10th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

The American rock band are back on the road and return with new music from their upcoming album 'Painted Ruins' with a mix of traditional and electronic instruments.

Tickets £25

website link

01424 229111

OCTOBER
RSC Live: Coriolanus

Wednesday 11th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.

Directed by Angus Jackson
Starring Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016)

website link

01424 229111

OCTOBER
Magic & Illusion From Richard Bellars

Thursday 12th
19.00

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

He's fooled Penn & Tellar and not many can say that, he's starred on Britains Got Talent. A real star show to see close up is even more mesmerising. prepare to be amazed!

website link

01424 736600

OCTOBER
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years Of Frank

Friday 13th
7.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

50 years on from the first Mothers Of Invention album release ‘Freak Out’, Frank Zappa’s son Dweezil and his amazing band hand-pick their favourite tracks from the extensive back catalogue.

Tickets £34.50, £44.50

website link

01424 229111

OCTOBER
Nick Mulvey

Thursday 19th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Nick Mulvey is very pleased to share his first new music since 2015’s critically acclaimed debut album, First Mind.

Tickets £17.50

website link

01424 229111

OCTOBER
Writer's Cafe

Thursday 19th
18.30

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Wickham Bistro. Bexhill.

A chance to hear local writers read excerpts from their work and answer questions. Entry £6-50 to include a drink and home-made nibbles.

website link

baldryclaire@btinternet.com



DECEMBER
Saint Etienne

Sunday 10th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

The much-loved trio take the DLWP stage performing new music from their new album Home Counties.

Tickets £25

website link

01424 229111

Exhibitions

The latest exhibitions taking place in and around Bexhill-on-Sea throughout 2017 and beyond.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in the compilation of this events diary, I accept no liability for any error, omission or inaccuracy.


JULY
Simon Patterson's Safari: Exhibition Tour

Saturday 29th
3pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Free, booking recommended.
Join a member of the De La Warr Pavilion team as they share their perspective on Simon Patterson’s exhibition, Safari: an exhibition as expedition.

Ground Floor Gallery.

Starts 3pm. Approximately 20–30 minutes.

website link

01424 229111

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