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Events diary

A diary of events taking place in Bexhill-on-Sea, 1066 Country and Eastbourne throughout 2014 and beyond. From major events to quiz nights, farmers markets and music evenings. Contact information is supplied where available.

If you wish to include an event in this events diary, please submit it to me using this form.

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.


NOVEMBER
Swing & Soul With Ricky Hendrie
Sunday 23rd

2pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Swing and Soul with Ricky Hendrie. Meal included £7.50
01424 736600
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NOVEMBER
Bexhill Museum Lecture: ‘Edward Wadsworth, Painter From The Slade To The De La Warr Pavillion’
Wednesday 26th

2.30pm
St Augustine’s Church Hall, St Augustine’s Close. Bexhill.
Edward Wadsworth, a contemporary of Stanley Spencer at the Slade School of Art, was a staunch modernist, contributor to the war effort with his vorticist camouflage ‘dazzle’ ships and, after 1918, a supporter of the British and European avant-garde alongside Ben Nicholson. In 1936 Serge Chermayeff commissioned him to design a mural for the De La war Pavilion; influenced by his love of the sea, it also reflected his interest in surrealism. Shifting between figurative and abstract painting, Wadsworth’s career is a fascinating story of the traditional and the original.
Museum members £3.00, Non members welcome £4.00 (inc refreshments)

website link
enquiries@bexhillmuseum.co.uk or 01424 787950
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NOVEMBER
No Exit Covers Band
Friday 28th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
This group cover a massive range of music from the Police, The Stones, Killer, Kings Of Leon, Prince, UB40,CCR, The Eagles....
£7.50 meal included.

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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NOVEMBER
Cinema Nights - Calvary
Friday 28th

7.30pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
Dir. John Michael McDonagh
With Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Cert. 15. Runtime: 100min. £6.

website link
01424 229111
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NOVEMBER
Bexhill Bonfire
Saturday 29th

6pm - 11pm
The Polegrove Recreation Ground, Brockley Road. Bexhill.
Bexhill Bonfire is back in 2014 with a spectacular event in the Polegrove.
Stuart Wray: 07811 520631
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NOVEMBER
Bexhill Untied Reserves FC V Lingfield Reserves FC In The Sussex County Reserve Section (East)
Saturday 29th

Club House open from 2pm and K
The Polegrove Recreation Ground, Brockley Road. Bexhill.
Bexhill United Reserves FC takes to the field in a Sussex County Reserve Section (East) clash against Lingfield Reserves FC with a 3pm kick off.

Everyone is welcome to come and watch their local team and enjoy the facilities of our club house.

website link
Club Secretary:- Mobile, 07791.368.049
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NOVEMBER
Air Ambulance Charity Auction
Saturday 29th

12.00
Sidley Working Mens Club. Bexhill.
Some fantastic items up for grabs including signed memorabilia from Robbie Williams, Pele, Michael Schumacher, the cast of Harry Potter, Rolling Stones also includes theatre tickets, cricket tickets just to mention a few! So come along and dig deep all proceeds from the auction and the day goes to the Sussex air ambulance, who without support like this wouldn't be able do the fantastic job they do and help save lives!

ALSO TOMBOLA FROM 10.00 AND XMAS RAFFLE.
Margaret Fox: 07548833646
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NOVEMBER
Irish Singer Owen Donovan
Sunday 30th

2pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
All the classic Irish hits and some great acoustic covers of Ed Sheran, Ben Howard, Rod Stewart, John Denver, Ray Lamontage...

Meal included £7.50.

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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DECEMBER
Bexhill Museum Outing – ‘Ightham Mote & Royal Tunbridge Wells’
Tuesday 2nd

Bexhill Museum. Bexhill.
£22.00 per person (£17.50 NT members). Various pick-up points.

website link
enquiries@bexhillmuseum.co.uk or 01424 846369
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DECEMBER
Christmas Book Launch
Tuesday 2nd

19.00 pm
Wholesome Cafe. Bexhill.
Join local photographer,Sharon Webster, and local poet, Claire Baldry, as they launch their latest booklet of poetry and photographs entitled 'Simply Christmas'. Free entry and refreshments with entertainment by Claire Baldry and a local choral group. Invited guests only. Email for an invite. All profits from booklet sales and raffle will go to Diabetes UK.
claire@poetrybyclaire.co.uk
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DECEMBER
Divas Through The Decades With Olivia Cooper
Friday 5th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Olivia has performed all over the world and will be here again covering all the divas from Tina Turner, to Mariah Carey, Celine Dion to Madonna, Adele to Dolly Parton...

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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DECEMBER
David Shrigley In Conversation
Friday 5th

7.45pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
A personal message from the author:

Lots of individuals in society today are feeble-minded. They don't know what the HELL is going on. Unfortunately many of these people are responsible for running THE COUNTRY. They don't know the difference between a PRECIOUS JEWEL and a piece of animal turd. Their ideas are MEANINGLESS, illustrated using RUBBISH imagery (often made by a computer). The stupid words they write are always in BAD FONTS.
Yet still people HEED this nonsense. Maybe YOU are one of these people?

It's alright. I am here to HELP you. I have a FULLY-COMPOSED WORLD VIEW. I have STRONG opinions about EVERYTHING. And my ideas are HAND-ILLUSTRATED and use REAL HANDWRITING that you can trust. I know exactly what's going on and am WILLING to share my thoughts with you. If you LISTEN to what I say then things will quickly improve.

No more weak messages. No more bad situations. Shall we proceed?
Tickets £27.50 include a copy of ‘Weak Messages Create Bad Situations’

website link
Tel: 01424 229111
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DECEMBER
Free Walking Football Launch Event
Friday 5th

6pm to 7:30pm
Bexhill Youth and Community Centre. Bexhill.
Free Walking Football is a slow-paced, non contact version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 50s, designed to help people keep an active lifestyle irrespective of their age, as well as getting those back playing football who perhaps stopped due to injuries. Running and jogging are not allowed during play.

Weekly sessions starting 5th December. After the launch event sessions will be £1.
Su Reece, Healthy Living Clubs Co-ordinator, 07850987148
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DECEMBER
Bexhill Old Town Christmas Festival
Saturday 6th to
Sunday 7th

From 10.30am
Manor Barn Gardens, Old Town. Bexhill.
Bexhill Old Town's annual Christmas event includes carousels, children's activities, carol singing, refreshments, a nativity play and a parade with Santa and his real reindeer.
Bexhill Old Town Preservation Society
DECEMBER
Bexhill Lions Santa Dash
Saturday 6th

10.30
DLWP. Bexhill.
A fun event. Entrants can do a 2k or 5k run, jog, walk along the prom in a Santa Outfit.
Entry fee includes Santa Outfit. Use the event to raise money for your own favourite charity, last year raised about £3000 in total. Full details and entry on the website.

website link

Help Bexhill Lions bring the FUN back into fundraising.
07912791458
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DECEMBER
Barnett & The Bishop Accoustic Rock And Pop
Saturday 6th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
This fab act are back with the feel good factor. Meal included £7.50

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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DECEMBER
Maternity, Baby To Early Teen's Nearly New Table Sale
Saturday 6th

11am
9th Bexhill Scouts Headquarters, Wainwright Road. Bexhill.
Tables for hire, for the sale of anything relating from maternity gear, babies all the way to young teenagers.

£6 per table (limited available). Any large free standing items that can not be displayed within the table perimeter will be charged an additional £1 per item. Alternatively clothes rail £4 (please bring your own as we only own a few).

Entry 50p, children free up to 16
Refreshments and cakes available to purchase
Please message me if you want a stall, I will book first come first serve basis, though if willing I can take a reserve list in case stall holders don't show to set up by 10am.
07891421583
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DECEMBER
Little Common Christmas Extravaganza
Saturday 6th

all day
Little Common Village. Bexhill.
Traders in Little Common will once again be spreading Christmas cheer around the village on Saturday 6th December. They will be organising a range of activities during the day – something for everyone from our oldest residents to our youngest! Little Common & Cooden Business Association is relying on the support of everyone to make the day as successful, if not more successful, than last year. We are hoping to attract visitors from further afield to experience the delights of our traditional village celebrations as well as supporting our wide range of small independent businesses. Come along and use the day to stock up on local produce, browse a range of specialist shops as well as save a bit of money with some of the special offers available. Almost all shops in the village will be open.

For our early birds, The Royal British Legion in Meads Avenue is the place to be. The Business Association is hosting a Christmas Craft Fayre from 10am to 1.30pm – a longer time span due to public demand! Local groups and crafters will be demonstrating their skills as well as selling a wide range of items which will make ideal gifts for all the family at Christmas. Entry is free and refreshments will be available. Finished browsing? Then take advantage of a lunch prepared in the restaurant by Dean and his team.

Santa may be making a brief appearance at the fayre before his tour of the village around 1.45pm. Give him a wave and a cheer as he goes past but don’t forget to visit him at his grotto in Harmony Blinds which will be open from 2pm to 4pm. Children will be welcome to bring their Christmas lists to share with him and receive an early Christmas present at the same time. Our Carol singing groups and the Lions Club barrel organ will be adding to the festive air the village so stop and give them your support – why not join them in a song or two! Take time to soak up the atmosphere and browse the many shops who will be enticing you in with treats and competitions of their own.

Think you are observant? Why not try and find our ‘Christmas letters’ which make up the words ‘Little Common & Cooden’ – all you have to do is find all 19 letters and tell us in which business premises you found them and you could win a super prize. Closing date for this competition is Tuesday 9th December so they can be completed on the day or afterwards – details on the entry forms which can be picked up at: DarnKnits (in Village Mews), Touch of Glamour, Cream, Two Trees and The Wheatsheaf. You can also pick up your ‘Lucky Number’ tickets at the same time. Remember they are only £1 each and only a limited number available. The first prize is £250 to spend with any business which is a member of the Business Association – this could be treating yourself to a meal, indulging yourself with a new hairstyle or beauty treatment, stocking up on some luxury food and other items for Christmas, or even putting it towards a new kitchen, bathroom or much needed building work! The combinations are endless!! There is even a competition on our website for those who are technically minded so do have a go!

Bexhill mayor, Brian Kentfield, will be switching on the main Christmas Tree lights at the roundabout at 4.30pm and children from Little Common Primary School will be following this up with a special Christmas song to mark the occasion. They will then join Santa in a procession from the roundabout, down Cooden Sea Road (which will be closed to traffic) and on to the British Legion. Do join them and sing along as you go.

The Business Association’s traditional Carol Service will take place at The British Legion.

If you are keen to be involved in Little Common’s special day of the year festivities and help to light up the village this Christmas, then do join us. On behalf of all traders in the village, Little Common & Cooden Business Association would like to thank you all for your custom during the year and look forward to being of service to you in 2015.

More information on the website: website link
01424 846201
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DECEMBER
Folk & Blues With The Exiles
Friday 12th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
This group comprise 11 musicians using ukulele, banjo, accordion, snare drum, guitars, bongos, harmonica and many more different instruments to drive a wonderful sound with folk and blues at the heart.

Serving a Beef Casserole meal included £7.50.

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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DECEMBER
Frank Skinner - Man In A Suit
Saturday 13th

7.30pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
Frank Skinner extends his critically acclaimed new stand-up tour ‘Man In A suit’ into Autumn 2014.

"Man in A Suit sees Skinner on fine form: warm, chatty and self- deprecating" Time Out

“[A] Beautifully crafted return to stand-up” The Evening Standard

“Man In A Suit sees the crown prince of laddism grow up” Metro
Tickets £27.50

website link
01424 229111
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DECEMBER
Jaqueline's Folk
Sunday 14th

2pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Jaqueline has a superb voice and songs are full of references to the local area. A must see.

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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DECEMBER
The Christchurch Singers Present 'Christmas Praise'
Sunday 14th

6pm
Christchurch Methodist Church, Springfield Rd. Bexhill.
The Christchurch Singers present an evening of Christmas music and favourite carols with guests this year,'Quintasia'. MC Barry Turnwell tells more excruciating jokes, Pat Reigh wields the baton, and Mavis Foskett and Gerald Witts provide the music. The Christchurch Singers have chosen to support The Brain Tumour Charity for this concert, in memory of local soldier Lee Hastings, who bravely fought this disease.
Mrs Chris Cox 01424 220524
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DECEMBER
Comedy Night
Thursday 18th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
An evening of varied comedy with up to 10 different acts, this is a real treat for Bexhillians. a meal is included and tickets are £10.

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DECEMBER
Rock And Pop With The Chandeliers Covers Band
Friday 19th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
This good time group cover hits form The Killers, The kings of Leon, Oasis, Rod Stewart, John Denver, the Stones, The Kinks, The Jam and many more...

A meal of Chicken chasseure willl be served included in the £7.50 entry.

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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DECEMBER
A Night Of Swing No.48 Style
Saturday 20th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Greta singers, great songs, covering the likes of Matt Monroe, Sammy Davis Jnr, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin...

Serving a 3 course meal included in the £20 entry. Come celebrate Christmas at No.48.

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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DECEMBER
Rock And Blues Christmas Special With The Goo Goos
Sunday 21st

2pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Great band with a real good vibe and a host of Christmas classic hits.

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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DECEMBER
Deck The Halls With Bexhill Voices!
Sunday 21st

Doors: 4pm Concert: 4.45 - 5.3
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
A big festive singalong led by Lorraine Bowen followed by screening of Irving Berlin's White Christmas (1954) Cert. U.

We invite you to join in with Lorraine's 60-strong local singers to belt out those festive favourites before settling down to a screening of Irving Berlin's White Christmas. With tunes such as Winter Wonderland, Deck the Halls, White Christmas, Sisters, Walking in the Air, Fairytale of New York and a tribute to those James Bond films!

Everyone welcome! Don't worry if you don't want to sing – just come along for the fun and the film! Tickets £10.

website link
01424 229111
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DECEMBER
Rockabilly With The Memphis Flyers
Saturday 27th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Bit of country, blues and rock. Join us for a night on the moonshine between Christmas and New year!

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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DECEMBER
Bexhill Untied FC V Little Common FC (Sussex County Division 2)
Saturday 27th

Club House open from 2pm and K
The Polegrove Recreation Ground, Brockley Road. Bexhill.
Bexhill United FC takes to the field in a Christmas special Sussex County Division 2 clash against Little Common FC with a 3pm kick off.

Everyone is welcome to come and watch their local team and enjoy the facilities of our club house.

Game day admission is £4 (programmes £1), Concessions for OAP’s £2 and under 16’s go free !

website link
Club Secretary:- Mobile, 07791.368.049
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From JANUARY
Country Night With Blue Bayou
Friday 23rd

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
This fab duo cover the likes of Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton...

Serving a lasagne meal inc. £7.50.

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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From JANUARY
Party Night With Andy Burton
Saturday 24th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Andy is a crowd favourite at No.48. A bit of laughter, bit of song and a lot of dancing!

website link
Tel: 01424 736600
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From JANUARY
Pop And Soul With Hana Christine
Friday 30th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd Bexhill. Bexhill.
This is a Pop and soul night with the fabulous Hna Christine, she will be doing covers of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and Adel

website link
01424 736600
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From JANUARY
Elvis Tribute Night With Chris Field
Saturday 31st

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Chris is one o the best all round Elvis acts there is. His singing, his costume's, his dancing, his, interaction, the whole repertoire has to be seen to be enjoyed.

We are serving a three course meal included in the £15 entry.

website link
01424 736600
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From FEBRUARY
Folk, Blues And Soul With Mollie Tucker And Tom Cole
Sunday 1st

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
We have two different acts for you on this lazy Sunday afternoon. Tom is a wonderful bluesy folky singer covering some great songs and artists from the likes of Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, Paul Wellar and Bob Dylan.

Mollie has a delightful voice and covers a huge range of pop, country and folk, in her unique soulfull style, think Kate Bush/Dolly parton with guitar!

Meal included £7.50.

website link
01424 736600
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From FEBRUARY
Soul And Motoown Night With Chloe Paige
Friday 6th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
This is a fab soul and Motown night with Chloe Paige...

It includes a two course dinner for £10.

website link
01424 736600
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From FEBRUARY
Rock And Blues Night With The League Of Gentlemen
Sunday 8th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
A great group of superbly talented musicians and a great singer in Tom Robinson, the guys are still doing some great Blues numbers and have introduced a lot of the feel good factor with some popular covers from the 60's era.

website link
01424 736600
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From FEBRUARY
Folk, Blues And Americaana With Exiles
Friday 13th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
This is a fun Folk, Blues and Americana night with the Exiles.

website link
01424 736600
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From FEBRUARY
Love Songs With Abbie Jones
Saturday 14th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Abbie Jones will be singing love songs as we serve a three course meal. £15pp.

website link
01424 736600
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From FEBRUARY
Rock And Soul With Chris Maikin
Sunday 15th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
The Chandeliers Bexhill lead singer Chris will be performing an acoustic set on this lazy Sunday afternoon, covering Rod Stewart, John Denver, Paul Weller...
Meal Included £7.50.

website link
01424 736600
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From FEBRUARY
Irish Night With Owen Donovan
Friday 20th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
This is an entertaining, fun evening with the Irish singer Owen Donovan.

website link
01424 736600
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From FEBRUARY
The Tea Chest Blues
Saturday 21st

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
A fab night with the Tea Chest Blues.

website link
01424 736600
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From FEBRUARY
Music Night With No Exit
Friday 27th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
This is a night with the band No eXit, they will be playing a mix of popular covers, ranging from souland blues to rock and pop music spanning across the decades. The appeal to a wide audience from old to young alike so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

website link
01424 736600
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From MARCH
Irish Folk With The Leprechauns
Friday 6th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
A fab Irish folk night with the Leprechauns.

website link
01424 736600
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From MARCH
50's And 60's Night With Ricochet
Friday 13th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
An upbeat 50's and 60's Rock 'n' Roll night with the band Ricochet.

website link
01424 736600
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