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Bexhill Events and Shows 2018

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A diary of events and shows taking place in Bexhill-on-Sea and surrounding areas throughout 2018 and beyond. From feature 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. You can add an event by clicking the 'Add an event' tab above.


From MAY
Bexhill Festival Of Music

Saturday 26 May to
Sunday 1 July

Various

Various venues. Bexhill.

2018 sees the twelfth year of celebrating music within our community with the emphasis on our own local talent - together with a sprinkling of internationally-renowned performers. See website link for full itinerary.

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JUNE
Pechakucha Night 20×20

Thursday 21st
6.30 – 9.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Join us for an informal evening of succinct and stimulating presentations responding to the enquiry ‘What is possible?’ Curated by Always Possible.

Please purchase tickets in advance as we regularly sell out.

Full price: £6, Members: £5, Students: £3

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

JUNE
Comedy Night

Thursday 21st
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

M.C. for the night is the 1 and only Andy Burton, he will be joined by Charmaine Davies(internationally acclaimed), Brighton's funny man Josh Dillon, and the Stupid Font Anita Jardine, performing some amusing little songs. 4 acts, dinner included £10

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

JUNE
Free Heartfulness Relaxation And Meditation

Thursday 21st
11.45 am - 12.45 pm

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The Body Junction. Bexhill.

A free, taster session on Heartfulness relaxation and meditation, a technique rooted in Raja Yoga, will be be held at The Body Junction, 3 Sutherland Avenue, Collington TN39 3LT, on International Yoga Day. Please phone the venue to reserve your spot as space is limited. Phone 01424 215300.

Contact: charusharma@heartfulness.uk

JUNE
Octavia

Friday 22nd
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

4 piece band comprising professional musicians Ed Collins, Andy Ingram & Phil Capone, with Georgia Kemp on vocals , they will be performing some dancey numbers form the 70's & 80's & 90's era.

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

JUNE
Richard Durrant Stringhenge

Friday 22nd
7.30pm

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St Peter's Church. Bexhill.

Concert guitarist Richard Durrant arrives in Bexhill for his tenth and final concert at the end of his new Stringhenge album tour, having cycled between each concert on his three week musical adventure. Durrant originals & music by JS Bach.
Part of the Bexhill Festival of Music. Tickets £15

website link

Contact: De La Warr Pavilion

JUNE
The Blakeley Band

Saturday 23rd
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

A blend of folk and Rock 'n' Roll from this amazing 3 piece, drums, guitar and fiddle form John, Edd, & Gary!

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

JUNE
Jo Brand

Tuesday 26th
8pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

From provocative stand up to gentle jokes about baking, Jo Brand has been making a hilarious impact for decades.Jo will be performing in aid of the Conquest Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal and will be supported by popular local Hastings comedienne and poet Kate Tym.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

JUNE
Outlands Present Yunohana Variations

Wednesday 27th
8 – 10.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Three improvisational luminaries; multi-instrumentalist YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO, SAICOBAB), avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra, and artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens) perform together as Yunohana Variations for the first time in the UK.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

JUNE
Bad Self

Friday 29th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Rocking out with this band to Bon Jovi, Guns 'n Roses, A.C.D.C Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Cherry, Thin Lizzy...

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

JUNE
Rufus Wainwright

Saturday 30th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

We are incredibly excited that Rufus Wainwright, one of the great vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation is coming to DLWP during his new Summer 2018 tour.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

JUNE
Musicals & Disco From Lizzii Hills

Saturday 30th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

West End Star Lizzii Hills will be performing many of the hits form the Stage, followed by a fun time party set of music across the decades in her second set.

website link

Contact: 01424 736600



JULY
Architecture Heritage Tour

Sunday 1st
12noon – 1 pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Explore the architectural heritage of this 1935 Modernist building

Led by DLWP Volunteers

£5, Free to DLWP members

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

JULY
Look-think-make

Sunday 1st
2 – 4pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Drop-in family friendly creative activities invite you to respond to ideas and materials found within the exhibitions, with support from friendly gallery staff and volunteers.

Suitable for all ages.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

JULY
Last Night Of The Bexhill Proms

Sunday 1st
7.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

The Bexhill Festival of Music presents Last Night of the Bexhill Proms, with the Bexhill Festival Choir and Sussex Concert Orchestra. The first half includes songs from Rodgers & Hammerstein, then it's time to wave your flags and sing along to all the prom favourites.

website link

Contact: info@bexhillfestivalofmusic.co.uk

JULY
Be Active

Sunday 8th
10am until 3pm

De La Warr Lawns. Bexhill.

Come along and find out how to be healthy and improve your health & well-being. There will be have-a-go activities, information, healthy eating and lots of fun.

website link

JULY
Tales For Toddlers With Ed Boxall

Monday 9th
10.15 and 11.15 am

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Fun-filled sessions explore themes related to our exhibitions and setting.

Activities nurture creativity, communication and confidence!

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

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

JULY
Evening Of Mediumship With Martin Hopgood

Wednesday 11th
19:00

The Cooden Beach Hotel. Bexhill.

A fundraising evening in memory of Louise Ballard. 11th July at The Cooden Beach Hotel. £15 per ticket includes an evening of mediumship with Martin Hopgood, a glass of prosecco on arrival and a finger buffet. See website link for ticket information.

website link

JULY
60's Night With Mike Nield

Friday 13th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Mike is a favourite of the No.48 crowd as he takes you on a trip down memory lane with all the rock and pop hits from the 60's era

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

JULY
Blues Bros Tribute Show

Saturday 14th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

An evening of hits from the show performed by Ritchee Lee and Andy B, a great fun evening followed by a great range of party hits from the boys!

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

JULY
Hastings Pirate Day

Sunday 15th
All day

Hastings Seafront. Hastings.

Hastings Pirate Day returns for its ninth year. Dress up in your pirate outfits and join in the fun. Events take place in the town centre, on the pier and in the Old Town.

website link

JULY
Argentina Night!

Thursday 19th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

An evening of typical Argentinian Food and Drink, combined with a fun interactive quiz, try the Malbec Reserve, the chimichurri Steak, the Chardonnay Trivento. A blend of food, drink, fun and culture.

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

JULY
An Evening With David Sedaris

Friday 20th
7.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

America’s best-selling comedic author, David Sedaris, returns to the De La Warr Pavilion following the release of his latest book.
This is your chance to hear from the critically acclaimed humourist at the De La Warr Pavilion.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

JULY
60's & 70's Night With Rick & Bob

Friday 20th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

60's 70's pop and soul to get your feet moving.

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

JULY
Bexhill Carnival Week

Saturday 21st to
Friday 27th

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Bexhill Polegrove, Brockley Road. Bexhill.

Bexhill's annual carnival events week, including the traditional carnival procession on Saturday 27 July.

website link

JULY
Hastings RAF 100

Saturday 21st to
Sunday 22nd

12pm-5pm

Hastings Seafront. Hastings.

To commemorate 100 years of the Royal Air Force, Hastings will witness the magnificent spectacle of the Red Arrows (Saturday) and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Saturday and Sunday).

website link

JULY
Vespbrettas

Saturday 21st
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Mod mania from the Vespbrettas, covering the Kinks, the Who, Oasis, Blur, the Jam, The Small Faces, Madness and much more, an evening of music, drama, theatre!

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

JULY
Great Gatsby Fair

Saturday 21 July to
Friday 22 June

All day

Jubilee Lawns. Bexhill.

1920’s themed fair

JULY
Levellers Acoustic

Sunday 22nd
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, Brighton folk-punk band Levellers are touring in the Summer around the release of an acoustic album recorded at Abbey Road Studios with legendary producer John Leckie.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

JULY
The Greatest Showman Summer School 2018

Monday 23rd to
Friday 27th

09.00-15.00

King Offa Primary Academy. Bexhill.

Book a place on Buzz Performing Arts Academy’s THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Summer School From 23rd-27th July 9am-3pm at King Offa Primary Academy in Bexhill! Each day will include lessons in dance performance and technique, with specialist teachers who have Qualified Teacher Status and industry experience

website link

Contact: 07429687214

JULY
Graham Nash

Tuesday 24th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

We are delighted to announce that the legendary artist Graham Nash - of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash – will be performing an evening of songs and stories at the Pavilion in July.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

JULY
Back In Time

Friday 27th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Brilliant 4 piece band covering a huge range of popular hits form across the decades

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

JULY
The Spiffing Good Eggs

Saturday 28th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Bexhill based punk rockers will perform all their own music and a range of covers in theatrical style, this is a real must see band

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

JULY
Bexhill Motofest

Sunday 29th
9-6

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De La Warr Pavilion car park. Bexhill.

Bexhill's big, family-friendly festival of motorcycles and music returns for 2018.

Contact: Howard Martin



AUGUST
Gripper Lee 3

Thursday 2nd
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Introducing original music. This three piece band perform their own music which is a distinctive, unusual, infectious blend of jazz, rock and punk!

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

AUGUST
No.Exit Covers Band

Friday 3rd
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

This popular band cover a range of popular rock & soul music from the Eagles to Kings of Leon, The Beatles to Bryan Adams, Bob Marley to the Stones...

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

AUGUST
Sunset Screenings: Up (2009) (PG)

Saturday 4th
8.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Our family friendly Sunset Screenings are back this August.
At sunset approx. 8.30pm
FREE
Screened outside on the sea-facing wall. Bring something to sit on and wrap up warm. From 2pm: Outdoor live music and DJs.
From 6pm: Free family-friendly activities

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

AUGUST
Public Building Tour

Saturday 4th
12noon

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Enjoy a guided tour around the UK’s first public Modernist building.
£5 per person, free for members
Spaces are limited so booking is essential.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

AUGUST
Andy Burton Variety Show

Saturday 4th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

A unique experience, a fabulous live show, mixing song, dance and comedy

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

AUGUST
Architecture Heritage Tour

Sunday 5th
12noon – 1 pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Explore the architectural heritage of this 1935 Modernist building

Led by DLWP Volunteers

£5, Free to DLWP members

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

AUGUST
Look-think-make

Sunday 5th
2pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Drop-in family friendly creative activities invite you to respond to ideas and materials found within the exhibitions, with support from friendly gallery staff and volunteers.

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

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

AUGUST
Hot Detroit

Friday 10th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

5 Piece band delivering the best in Pop, Soul, Disco, and Motown, choice of dinner included

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

AUGUST
Dubs At Dlwp

Saturday 11th
12 noon – 10.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

We invite all “Dubbers” – VW Camper and classic VW car owners –to head down to the De La Warr Pavilion for music, an outdoor film screening and a chance to show off their VWs to a big crowd.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

AUGUST
The Love Bug (1968) (U)

Saturday 11th
8.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

At sunset approx. 8.30pm
FREE
Screened outside on the sea-facing wall. Bring something to sit on and wrap up warm.

From 2pm: Outdoor live music and DJs.
From 6pm: Free family-friendly activities

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

AUGUST
BallRegan Boys

Saturday 11th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

4 piece Irish Band, performing a mix of lively Irish folk and country music!

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

AUGUST
Tales For Toddlers

Monday 13th
10.15 and 11.15 am

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Fun-filled sessions explore themes related to our exhibitions and setting.

Activities nurture creativity, communication and confidence!

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

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

AUGUST
Bexhill Gala

Wednesday 15th
10am until 4pm

Egerton Park. Bexhill.

An annual family event with lots of fun stalls, vintage fun fair, bouncy castle, and more.
This year's theme is 'The Mad Science Fair', so bring along a yummy picnic and afterwards have a go at some crazy science experiments and ideas to try at home.

website link

Contact: lindsay.white@rva.uk.com

AUGUST
Spanish Tapas & Music

Thursday 16th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Phillip Robbins will be performing with his flamenco guitar, a mix of European and popular music as we serve authentic Spanish Tapas Dishes. £3 per person and then order as much or as little as you like.

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

AUGUST
Nimbus 70's & 80's

Friday 17th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Veterans of Rock Nimbus cover artist from Pink Floyd to the Eagles, David Bowie to the Hollies...

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

AUGUST
Sunset Screenings: Back To The Future (1985) (PG)

Saturday 18th
8.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

At sunset approx. 8.30pm
FREE
Screened outside on the sea-facing wall. Bring something to sit on and wrap up warm.

From 2pm: Outdoor live music and DJs.
From 6pm: Free family-friendly activities

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

AUGUST
Quick Clay Play For 16 Years +

Saturday 18th
55 minute sessions at 10am, 11

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Get your hands on reclaimed clay from the first floor gallery, create pinch pots and throw shapes on a potter’s wheel.

Your pots will be fired and glazed ready to pick up in 14 days. Led by ceramicist Anna Thomson

Suitable for all ages 16 years+. For groups of up to 4 people.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

AUGUST
Suzanne Vega

Sunday 19th
7pm doors

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Following her extensive critically acclaimed and sell out UK tour last year, the legendary New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega has announced a series of dates this August.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

AUGUST
Food & Wine Festival - Australia

Thursday 23rd
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

An evening to include typical Aussie fayre - BBQ! Including a choice of a selection of Australian wines and beer, and a fun interactive quiz. Food & Drink & Entertainment £10. Other choices of food and drink available on request

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

AUGUST
Comedy With Impressionist Drew Cameron

Friday 24th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Drew Cameron is one of the country's top impressionists, he was a finalist in Britains Got talent and takes his talents all over the country. The night will combine Impressions of all the top comedy characters from Del Boy to Ali G, Manuel to Mr Bean and host of other great acts. Dinner Inc. £10

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

AUGUST
Sunset Screenings: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) (U)

Saturday 25th
8.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Our family friendly Sunset Screenings are back this August.

At sunset approx. 8.30pm
FREE

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

From 2pm: Outdoor live music and DJs.
From 6pm: Free family-friendly activities

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

AUGUST
Bexhill 100 Classic Car Show

Monday 27th

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

Contact: Fiona on 07979 576397



SEPTEMBER
Bexhill Festival Of The Sea

Saturday 1st to
Sunday 2nd

10am - 5pm

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Bexhill Seafront. Bexhill.

This extravaganza of the sea showcases a free event on the lawns beside the iconic De La Warr Pavilion, a World Record attempt with the Largest Gathering of Mermaids, a special closing concert and seven angling competitions through the month of September.

website link

Contact: Tel: 01424 733211

SEPTEMBER
Pechakucha Night 20×20

Thursday 6th
6.30 – 9.30pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

The art of concise presentation. Curated by Sweet and Dandy as part of Coastal Currents Festival

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

SEPTEMBER
Ramling Man Tom Cole

Thursday 6th
7pm

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No.48 Devonshire Road. Bexhill.

Introducing Original music with Tom Cole, a country, folk, blues singer, guitarist and song writer. He will be performing song that he has written, and some tributes to Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Paul Wellar, Simon & Garfunkle

website link

Contact: 01424 736600

SEPTEMBER
Corinne Bailey Rae

Friday 7th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Rye international jazz & blues festival presents, Grammy award-winning British songstress and guitarist Corinne Bailey Rae this September.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

SEPTEMBER
Dionne Warwick

Saturday 8th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Rye international jazz & blues festival presents the legendary vocalist Dionne Warwick in concert this September as part of her Don’t Make Me Over tour.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

SEPTEMBER
PUBLIC BUILDING TOUR

Sunday 9th
12noon

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Enjoy a guided tour around the UK’s first public Modernist building.

£5 per person, free for members
Spaces are limited so booking is essential.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

SEPTEMBER
Tales For Toddlers With Ed Boxall

Monday 10th
10.15 and 11.15 am

location map

De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Fun-filled sessions explore themes related to our exhibitions and setting.

Activities nurture creativity, communication and confidence!

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

website link

Contact: 01424 229111



OCTOBER
Joan Armatrading

Friday 5th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

The amazing Joan Armatrading is back at DLWP this October with brand new music to celebrate her 46th year in music.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

OCTOBER
Tour And Tea: Celebrating Older People's Day 2018

Wednesday 10th
2 – 4pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Celebrate Older People’s Day 2018 at the De La Warr Pavilion with a tour and tea.

Meet new people and learn something new about our current exhibitions and building.

£5

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

OCTOBER
The Robert Cray Band

Monday 15th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Five time Grammy award winner and US Blues legend Robert Cray comes to DLWP this October following the success of his most recent album – the Blues Music Awards nominated ‘Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm’.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

OCTOBER
The Feeling

Thursday 18th
8pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

The Feeling have announced that they will perform their celebrated million-selling album ‘Twelve Stops And Home’ in full across the UK this October, the band’s first tour for over two years.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111



NOVEMBER
Henning Wehn

Friday 9th
8pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Henning Wehn is back at the De La Warr Pavilion in November 2018 with brand new show

“Wehn wraps his vowels around the issues of immigration and identity. And he triumphs at it” The Times

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

NOVEMBER
Alela Diane

Sunday 18th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

A retrospective solo performance of early songs from The Pirate's Gospel and To Be Still followed by a trio performance of more recent works, including her latest album, Cusp.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

NOVEMBER
Stewart Francis

Saturday 24th
8pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Comedian Stewart Francis will take to the stage in Bexhill as part of his final tour.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

NOVEMBER
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Tuesday 27th
7pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Postmodern Jukebox is back.... Back in Black & White! The band’s non-stop throwback carnival is on the road again with their Back in Black & White Tour, kicking off this November.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111



From APRIL
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Saturday 6th
8pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2019 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

Exhibitions

The latest exhibitions taking place in and around Bexhill-on-Sea throughout 2018 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.


JUNE
Alison Wilding: Right Here And Out There

Saturday 23 June to
Sunday 16 September

10am – 6pm

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De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.

Right Here and Out There is an exhibition of new and existing works by Alison Wilding that unfolds inside and outside our gallery, with works selected in response to the landscape and the light.

website link

Contact: 01424 229111

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