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Events diary

A diary of events taking place in Bexhill-on-Sea, 1066 Country and Eastbourne throughout 2015 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.


APRIL
Business Growth By Design
Tuesday 28th

4pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
This cutting-edge event will provide business people across all sectors with the latest insights into how good design, collaboration and innovative thinking can lead to greater financial success.

Organised by the University of Brighton in partnership with Locate East Sussex, it features presentations from leading speakers and opportunities for networking with complimentary drinks.

website link
Tel: 01424229111
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APRIL
Alan Carr - Yap Yap Yap
Thursday 30th

8pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
“A comedian who owns the space he is working in so much, he could put a flag up” The Independent

No stranger to yap Alan Carr will be yapping his way around the UK & Ireland with his brand new stand up show ‘Yap, Yap, Yap!’ The BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning comedian, author and chat show supremo returns to his stand up roots with his hilarious take on life.

Yap it up!

“An absolute natural on stage… a born storyteller, sheer entertainment.” London Evening Standard

website link
Tel: 01424229111
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MAY
Elvis Tribute With Chris Field
Saturday 2nd

7pm
No.458 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Bringing the King to life, prepare to be entertained. 3 course meal included £15.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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MAY
John Stezaker: Film Works Opening
Saturday 2nd to
Monday 4th

10am - 6pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
John Stezaker is an artist fascinated by images and the process of interrupting them. This fascination has led him to work with found images which, over the last four decades, he has turned into collages and image fragments.

This exhibition presents three films by the artist – Horse (2012), Crowd (2013) and Cathedral (2013). The films are made up of a vast number of Stezaker's personal collection of film stills, postcards and images from racehorse catalogues. They comprise discontinuous still images which are re-photographed and projected at 24 frames per second, without sound.

These ‘still films’ are anything but still. According to perceptual psychology, we are cognitively blind to individual film frames projected at this speed. The cinematic image is visible here only because of the overall continuity of frames shown at quick succession, therefore creating an illusion of movement.

The resulting films show a mind-blowing spectacle of fractured and multiple images, which after a while, settle into a series of dreamlike after-images, memorably imprinted on our vision.

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MAY
Stewart Francis: Pun Gent Tour
Saturday 2nd

8pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
"A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard" THE GUARDIAN

"Perfectly crafted gags" THE SUNDAY TIMES

Stewart Francis, the star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo embarks on a brand new stand-up tour, starting in Spring 2015, with his fantastic, hilarious new show Pun Gent!

Stewart has devoted this show to his father. So dad – if you’re up there? As for having kids himself he’s decided he doesn’t want any... anyone who wants some let him know and he’ll drop them off. Oh he’s just kidding of course, he has a beautiful daughter who he named after his mum, and in fact passive aggressive psycho turns five tomorrow. On an unrelated matter, Stewart likes what mechanics wear... overall.

With Stewart Francis it’s all about puns. And he’s a gent. If time is money, Stewart’s the man to do your shopping for he’ll fill every minute with comedy bargains in the form of non-stop quick-fire gags, rarely giving you time to cease giggling until the next one starts. And it’s not cheap produce either, previous goods winning awards such as Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award 2012 and earning him a reputation as one of the finest comics around. Quite simply, the service Francis provides is good old-fashioned joke telling with a hook, punch-line and a dose of panache thrown in for good measure. So where’s the catch? Well there probably is a pun-related answer, but only word wizards such as Stewart Francis could find one.

Having received international acclaim, in the US, UK and his native Canada, Stewart moved to the UK in 2010 following successful appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, sell-out nationwide tours and numerous TV appearances. Since then he has continued to sell out venues, appear on TV (besides Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo he has been in 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Dave’s One Night Stand and even Celebrity Mastermind) and supported Ricky Gervais on tour. He is also an actor and writer, credits including Not Going Out and The Omid Djalili Show. Along with Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool he is also a member of comedy trio The Lumberjacks, who have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe throughout the UK.

Stewart has written a sitcom that he's currently shopping around. It will star himself and chronicles observations he's made about living in the UK. The working title is The Olivia Colman Show.

This September Stewart will be climbing Everest, along with five other comedians and fifty comedy fans. He’ll be part of the Stand Up On Everest trek, which will raise money for Save the Children and aim to set a new record by performing the world’s highest stand-up gig.

website link
Tel: 01424229111
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MAY
Irish Singer Owen Donovan
Sunday 3rd

2pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Owen is a singer guitarist who performs all the classic Irish hits, from folk (Tipereree) to rock(U2). Sing along hits from John Denver and the Beatles.

Owen also loves covering artists such as Ed Sheran, ben Howard, Ray Lamontage, George Ezra...

website link

Tel 01424 736600
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MAY
Lift The Lid: Pocket-sized Ponies
Sunday 3rd

1pm - 4pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
FREE
Playful drop-in making activities focusing on elements of John Stezaker Filmworks free exhibition, supported by our friendly gallery staff and volunteers.

For all the family.

website link
Tel: 01424229111
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MAY
Bexhill Choral Society Concert
Saturday 9th

7.30pm
St Augustine's Church. Bexhill.
Performing pieces by Vaughan Williams, Kenneth Roberts and Ketelbey. Kenneth Roberts will be conducting the Sussex Concert Orchestra. St Augustine's Church, St Augustine's Close, Bexhill. Tickets £12 (including programme) available from Second Spin, Sackville Road, Choir Members, on the door or (01424) 213352. Refreshments available.
(01424) 213352
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MAY
Starfish Marathon And Races
Sunday 10th

10.00
Bexhill Rowing Club. Bexhill.
The Starfish Marathon and Races will take place on the 10 May 2015. There are four races being held on the day, a full marathon, a half marathon and two relay races for either 2 or 4 people.
The race will be run in loops along Bexhill seafront starting and finishing at Bexhill Rowing Club.
There will prizes awarded in each race along with spot prizes and each entrant will be entered in a prize draw to win £100.00.
Please see the website below for further details together with entrance fees and age restrictions.

website link
Emma Bourne - ebourne@stmarysbexhill.org
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MAY
Tales For Toddlers
Monday 11th

10.15am & 11.15am
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
For ages 2 - 5 yrs

Craft and storytelling led by the wonderful Rosemary Harris.

Spaces are limited, come early!

Free, donations welcome
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MAY
The Cathedrals Express
Thursday 14th

0900 - 2145
Brighton Railway Station . Brighton.
A day out by steam train from Brighton to Salisbury or Sherborne.

Treat yourself to a day out to the beautiful Cathedral City of Salisbury, where you will have around 4 hours to explore the pretty medieval city centre, or choose to visit Sherborne, where you will have around 2 hours to visit one of its many historic buildings, such as the Abbey or Castle.

On the return journey, the steam engine takes us along the south coast of England, granting you views of the Solent.

Prices range from £95- £239
01483 209888
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MAY
Andy Burton's Party Night
Friday 15th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Fun, laughter, song, music, dance, Andy is the real deal complete package, enjoy the entertainment.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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MAY
Anglo-Continental Market
Saturday 16th to
Sunday 17th

9am - 5pm
Devonshire Road. Bexhill.
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
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MAY
Folk, Blues, & Americana With The Exiles
Sunday 17th

3pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
This 7 piece group have it all going on from snare drum, ukelele, accordion, harmonica, banjo, guitar, bongo drums, washboard, banjelele, harmonica...

You can feel the sound!

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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MAY
Don McLean
Thursday 21st

Doors 7pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
Don McLean is a talented singer-songwriter who began in folk music, performing free on behalf of Pete Seeger’s efforts to clean up the Hudson River. His first album had been turned down by several labels because of his insistence on retaining his own publishing, but Tapestry ’70 was issued on Media Arts, soon taken over by UA; of the songs “And I Love You So” was covered by Perry Como for a Top 30 hit ’73, while his performance of “Empty Chairs” inspired “Killing Me Softly With His Song” (written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox) a Grammy winner and a huge hit for Roberta Flack ’73.
tickets £29.50 - £35

website link
Tel: 01424229111 www.dlwp.com
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MAY
The Almond Bros. Acoustic Pop
Friday 22nd

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Making their debut at No.48 these guys cover the likes of Elvis, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Sting, Steelers Wheel, Bob Marley, Steve Miller...

An evening of chilled out pop and soul. Meal Inc. £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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MAY
Touchwood Accoustic Duo
Sunday 24th

2pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Ray and Dave are just what Sunday afternoons are for with their tributes to Coldplay, Crowded House, Bryan Adams, The Beatles...

Meal inc. £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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JUNE
Soul And Motown With Chloe Paige
Friday 5th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Chloe is a wonderful singer and entertainer, always packed out when she's in town. She covers all the classics and will have the dance floor packed.

2 course dinner Inc. £10.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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JUNE
Free Music Festival
Saturday 6th to
Sunday 7th

12.00
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
A free music festival to kick off the month long festival of music here in Bexhill.

We are starting Saturday at noon and continuing to 7pm Sunday evening. This is a great opportunity to catch a taste of the acts who perform here regularly throughout the year.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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JUNE
Hana Christine
Friday 12th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
A princess of pop and soul, Hana's amazing voice will take you through covers of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Emile Sande, Mariah carey and many many more.

Meal inc. £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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JUNE
Marie White Band Experience
Saturday 13th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Back by popular demand, Marie is a prodigious talent supported by a great band who deliver rhythm rock & groove with a twist, putting an original spin on some classic hits from the likes of U2, Prince, Michael Jackson, Queen.

Meal inc. £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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JUNE
Beatles Tribute
Sunday 14th

2pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Various artists are performing their own favourite tributes to the fab four. Join us and enjoy the afternoon with a lunch included in the £7.50 entry.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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JUNE
Sussex Day Festivities
Tuesday 16th

Throughout the day
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Sussex Charter to read Mid Day at 48 Devonshire Road.

Rapid Chess challenge at BUPA Home Grovener Park afternoon

Sussex Day Quiz at 48 at 7pm in evening. The Bexhill Mayor will be present at all events.
Paul Lendon Tel: 01424 225430
JUNE
50's 60's Rock 'n' Roll Band Ricochet
Friday 19th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
The Boys are back with their usual mix of covers from the era that was Rock & Roll. Meal Inc. £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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JUNE
Bexhill Caring Community Cream Tea
Saturday 20th

2-4pm
St Augustine's Church Hall. Bexhill.
Come along and help Bexhill Caring Community celebrate our 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Join us for a delicious Cream Tea. Live music from The Wacky Band.
Linda Trimby
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JUNE
The Tea Chest Blues
Saturday 27th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Lindy hop music ! 1950's acoustic blues, country and Rockabilly Jazz. Mark on the Old tea Chest as a double bass is to be seen to be appreciated, the sound is amazing. Sure to be a buzzing night!

Meal Inc. £7.50.

website link

Tel 01424 736600
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JULY
Bexhill Roaring 20s
Saturday 18th

10am -
Seafront, DLWP and Town Centre. Bexhill.
A festival of the 1920s on Bexhill Seafront. Charleston dancers, military marching band, vintage air displays, big band music, vintage cars, donkey rides and lots more. Also look out for the prohibition raid in town...

Discover Bexhill is a sponsor and organiser of this event. More information can be found on the dedicated website:

website link
Roger Crouch: 07739 373567
JULY
Bexhill Carnival Week
Sunday 19th to
Saturday 25th

The Polegrove, Brockley Road. Bexhill.
Events for all the community taking place in carnival week including:-

Its a Knockout
Dog Show
Boot Sale
Party in the Park
Carnival Procession

And much much more. Follow us on Facebook, twitter or go to our website website link
07800 680631
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AUGUST
Bexhill Men's Open Bowls Tournament
Monday 3rd to
Saturday 8th

Start 9.30
Polegrove Richmond Road. Bexhill.
Singles, Pairs and Triples.
01424 854965



SEPTEMBER
Bexhill Festival Of The Sea
Saturday 5th to
Sunday 6th

10am - 5pm
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.

Discover Bexhill is a sponsor of this event.
Tel: 01424 733211
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SEPTEMBER
World Club Basketball Tournament
Saturday 12th to
Sunday 13th

10:30
Bexhill Leisure Centre . Bexhill.
After the successes of hosting three International Basketball tournaments during 2014 Bexhill Giants Basketball Club are proud to announce they will be hosting the inaugural World Club Basketball Tournament at the Bexhill Leisure Centre on Saturday 12th & 13th September 2015.

The tournament will be the biggest in the country this summer to feature teams from overseas.

The Basketball England endorsed tournament is open to Men’s over 18 teams, and participating teams will include teams USA Select Basketball , returning to Bexhill for their third year, Great Britain Police, USAF Lakenheath Eagles, Kampi Select of the Philippines and Hamman Sousse of Tunisia, as well other European teams from Turkey and France. The event will also be filmed as part of a documentary for national and overseas TV and social media outlets.

The tournament format will consist of two groups of five or 6 teams depending on the number of entries with the top two from each group progressing to the quarter finals, semi-finals then finals.

There will be a dunk contest, merchandise, cheerleaders and entertainment throughout the weekend and a free basketball coaching clinic for local youngsters to take part in.

For more information please contact email eric.douglin@btopenworld.com or visit the website

website link

eric.douglin@btopenworld.com
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SEPTEMBER
Anglo Continental Market
Saturday 19th to
Sunday 20th

9am - 5pm
Devonshire Road. Bexhill.
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
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DECEMBER
Bexhill Lions Charity Santa Dash
Saturday 5th

1030 am
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
A fun event for all to run, jog, walk, push a pushchair etc., either just take part in or raise money for their own charity. Entry fee includes Santa outfit to keep.
07912791458
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