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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.


AUGUST
East Sussex Astronomical Society Open Day
Sunday 2nd

10:30am
Egerton Park Indoor Bowls Club. Bexhill.
East Sussex Astronomical Society is 15 Years old

Sunday 2nd August 10:30 am—5 pm @Egerton Park Indoor Bowls Club ESAS is holding a day of Astronomy and space activities which include: * Planetarium every 40 mins from 11am Must Book—Donation £2
* Observing the Sun with ESAS H-alpha Solar scopes
* Make and Launch your own Rockets—Donation * Birth Star * Interactive Sky Maps * Meet Star Wars Characters from 501 Garrison * Lots of Space related Colouring * Lots of telescopes to look through * Win a guided tour of the night sky from ESAS Observatory
* Presentations throughout the Day * * Solar System Walk Around Egerton Park * Binoculars & Sun viewing Glasses—Giveaways * Grand Prize draw with a telescope & binoculars as star prize!
* St Richard’s Catholic College Astronomy Display
*Big Astro Jumble Bring along you Astronomy bits and pieces
* Various local Astronomy Society displays

website link
Andy Lawes Email andy@esas.org.uk Mob. 07923458516
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
AUGUST
Strangers In Keaneland, A Keane Fan Weekend
Friday 7th to
Sunday 9th

12:30pm
Bexhill.
Join us for the first ever International Keane Fan Weekend, taking place across Battle, Bexhill and Hastings happening August 7-9th, 2015 for a fun filled weekend following the Keane Trail, sharing fan stories and celebrating the lovely band who brought us all together.

For more information on the Keane Fan Weekend, please see our website here:
website link

To register, please visit: https://strangersinkeaneland.eventbrite.ca.

strangersinkeaneland@gmail.com
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AUGUST
Crooner Evening With Tom Fitzpatrick
Friday 7th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Tom is top drawer, the real deal, the South East's most popular crooner, he delivers all the big hits from Michael Buble, to Robbie Williams, from Frank Sinatra to Dean Martin, from Van Morrison to Matt Monroe and many more along the way. A 2 course meal is included with the £15 ticket.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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AUGUST
Bellars-Live
Friday 7th

7.45pm
Manor Barn. Bexhill.
Tickets for the Magic and Mind control event on the 7th August are now available through
Box Office 01424 219 040

website link
Limited availability

Bellars Live
An evening of magic and mind control with the man who fooled Penn & Teller!
01424 219040
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AUGUST
Divas Through The Decades With Olivia Cooper
Saturday 8th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Olivia is a star turn and has performed all over the world. She will be performing hits from yesteryear to the present day, covering the likes of Abba, Whitney Houston, Shania Twain, Adele, Emile Sande, and many more.
Meal inc £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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AUGUST
Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary Summer Fete
Sunday 9th

12.00 - 17.00
The Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary, Pipzedene, Freezeland Lane, Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex . Bexhill.
The Summer Fete is the main fund-raising event of the year for the sanctuary and we need as many people as possible to come along, have fun and help to cover the expenses of feeding and caring for all the animals and birds that live here.

Please help us make 2015 the biggest and best summer fete bysharing this information with all your friends, family and neighbours!

Stalls selling toys, games, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery, accessories, home grown plants and produce, dvds, cds, pet accesories and equipment and many more bargains.
Grand Prize Raffle
Fun Family Games including 'China Smash', Darts, Tombola, Tin Can Alley and 'Fishing for Ducks'.
Live Music
Hot Dog & Burger Stand
Icecream & Refreshments
Meet all the animals, staff and volunteers

Entry £2 (children free)
Free minibuses running continuously from Little Common Roundabout, Bexhill Town Hall and Sidley Car Park. (Starting at 11.30am)
Free Parking in adjacent Field accessed via Watermill Lane (follow the signs.)
Phone 01424 222032
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AUGUST
Comedy Night
Thursday 13th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
There will be another variety of comedy from several different comedians to suit all tastes, over 18's, and it is recommended you come with an open mind.

Meal Inc. £10.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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AUGUST
Party Night With Mike Nield
Friday 14th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Mike Nield is back down from Manchester with his ever so popular "Back to the 60's Party Night" all the classics from the era, the dance floor will be buzzing!

Meal Inc. £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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AUGUST
John Butler Trio Plus Support
Saturday 15th

Doors 7pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
"The thing to note about the John Butler Trio is that they are first and foremost crazily talented musicians. Each of them is a master of their craft, and there is nothing better than watching someone play an instrument with such expertise and passion … These guys are currently at their peak." Melissa Redman, Renowned for Sound

"Modest simplicity that has earned them gold records galore and a legion of fans across the globe. This isn’t a show, it’s showmanship." David Straw, Nottingham Post

Tickets: £20 in advance
Doors: 7.00pm
Age suitability: U14s to be accompanied

website link
01424 229111
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AUGUST
Motown And Soul With Charley Gray
Saturday 15th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Bexhill is fortunate enough to have this fabulous singer performing at No.48, this will be her debut gig here after impressing at the festival.
Covering Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, the Staple Sisters, Luther Vandross, Joss Stone...

Meal Inc. £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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AUGUST
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom
Wednesday 19th to
Thursday 20th

1pm 4pm both days
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
"Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small..."

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage!

Join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter on an enchanting journey through the Magical Kingdom. With actors, masks and colourful costumes this beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family.

Tickets
Stalls : 15.50

£13.50 conc (incl u16’s)

£54 family of four

Balcony; £13.50

£11.50 conc (incl u16’s)

£50 family of four

website link
01424 229111
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AUGUST
Reggae Ska, Jazz & Groove With The Luvverleys
Friday 21st

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
A great line up of superb musicians delivered a varied set of easy listening with a great sax Sound from Richard, covering Bob Marley, UB40, Stevie Winwood...

Meal Inc. £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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AUGUST
Marie White Band Experience
Saturday 22nd

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Marie, backed up by her superb band , is an amazing experience putting an original spin on some classic hits from the likes of Prince, Michael Jackson, Queen, Cher, U2, Whitney Houston,and many more.

Meal Inc. £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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AUGUST
Summer Street Sports 2015
Sunday 23rd

8am - 7pm
The Stade Open Space, Rock-A-Nore Road. Hastings.
Following on from the success of last year's event, Hastings Predators Floorball Club are delighted to be hosting another FREE all-day Summer Street Sports open air event on Sunday 23rd August 2015 at The Stade Open Space at Hastings Old Town seafront.

The event will be similar to last year, only bigger & better! The day will be based around a Floorball tournament featuring three divisions (Mens Elite, Mens Open & Junior U-16's) and a fantastic Bar Fit Calisthenics competition as well as Trojan's Mightiest Warrior fitness contest. There will also be a variety of other outdoor, alternative and street sports running demos, tasters & competitions with something for people of all ages & fitness levels - including such variety as a ping pong Pongathon challenge & zumba.

This was a great event last year with over 400 visitors, DJs, live music and there will lots of opportunities for people of all ages to have a go at the activities on offer and find out more about local clubs & sports. Check out the video of last year's event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GO5D5gSFu4

Get in touch for more information, or to get involved!
Email: hastingspredators[AT]hotmail.co.uk
Lauren & Kaspars, Hastings Predators Floorball Club, hastingspredators[AT]hotmail.co.uk
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AUGUST
60's, 70's, Soul And Motown With Rick & Bob
Friday 28th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
These guys are favourites at No.48, their nights always turn out to be classics with a real feel good factor.

Meal Inc £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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AUGUST
Calm Farm Charity Event
Friday 28th

11-2pm
Manor Barn & gardens. Bexhill.
Calm Farm is a Community Interest Company and 'not for profit’ based in Bexhill-on-Sea. They provide a wide range of services for children and families across East Sussex.

Calm Farm are running a wonderful charity event to raise funds for their next project that will support children with disabilities and learning needs through music.

Date of event: Friday 28th August
Time: 11 – 2pm
Place: Manor Barn and Gardens, Bexhill Old town.
This event is free to all but we hope you will donate while you are there.

Activities at the event include:
Pony rides and handling
Drumming circle
Zumba dancing
Live music from the wonderful Czech band, Moon Beans.
Face painting
Giant bubbles
Caterpillar parachute
Soft play babies
Yummy burgers and hotdogs from local butchers

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AUGUST
Irish Singer Owen Donovan
Sunday 30th

2pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
Owen is a singer guitarist who delivers all the classic Irish hits, folk songs and covers from U2 to John Denver, Rod Stewart to Ben Howard & Ray LaMontage.

Meal Inc £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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AUGUST
Bexhill 100 Classic Car Show
Monday 31st

The Polegrove. Bexhill.
The classic car show from the Bexhill 100 Motoring Club returns to the Polegrove for their yearly event.

website link
Fiona on 07979 576397
AUGUST
Bay House Summer BBQ
Monday 31st

1pm
Bay House Nursing Home. Bexhill.
All are welcome to this popular free annual event. Live music, food and drink. Please call beforehand to book a place.
01424 210 202
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SEPTEMBER
ESAS Monthly Meeting
Thursday 3rd

8pm -10pm
Egerton Park Indoor Bowls Club. Bexhill.
William Joyce long time Astronomer will give a talk all about the Moon from how it formed to how it will die. What men and space crafts have visited it and how to best observe our closest neighbour in space.

website link
Mob. 0792345 8516
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
The Chandeliers Covers Band
Saturday 5th

7pm
No.48 Devonshire Rd. Bexhill.
These band deliver a mix of alternative old skool rock and poop to modern time classics from The Rolling Stones,to the Killers, John Denver and Rod Stewart to The kings of Leon and Oasis and many more along the way.

Meal Inc. £7.50.

website link
Tel 01424 736600
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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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SEPTEMBER
International Composers Festival 2015
Saturday 26th

10.30am
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
'The Wonder Of Melody' a Matinee Concert as part of the ground-breaking International Composers Festival 2015. With new melodic music that will touch your heart. With national and international soloists and ensembles. Includes world-premieres by award-winning composers and musicians as well as numerous works especially commissioned for this unique festival.

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SEPTEMBER
International Composers Festival 2015
Saturday 26th

7.30pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
'A Fest Of FIlm Music'. A very special concert as the grand culmination of the International Composers Festival 2015. With the International Festival Orchestra and world-famous composers attending. Well-known works by some of the world's most famous film, concert and gaming composers attending. Presenting works by celebrated composers Nigel Hess, Patrick Hawes, Stephen Warbeck, Ian Livingstone, Debbie Wiseman, Hans Zimmer, John Williams and many others. The programme includes music from all-time favourites such as 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin', Ladies In Lavender', Pirates Of The Caribbean', 'Schindler's List', 'Wilde', 'A Poet In New York', 'Wolf Hall', 'Company Of Heroes'.

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SEPTEMBER
Bexhill Lions Triathlon And Duathlon
Sunday 27th

10.00am - 4.00pm
De La Warr Pavilion. Bexhill.
Like running but not cycling, or the other way round? Then this is the event for you. The duathlon is the ideal way to share the challenge and the achievement with a pal as well as experiencing the buzz and excitement of the event.

Taster: 2km promenade run: 10km road cycle: 5km promenade run
A great way to start yourself off in the run-cycle-run events. The distances are achievable, along a flat route and you'll be with other first-timers as well as those who are looking to improve on their PBs from previous events.

Classic: 4km promenade run: 40km road cycle: 10km promenade run
This event provides a realistic challenge for the more experienced athlete.

Swim Bike Run:
Triathlon Distances

Sprint Distance: 750m sea swim: 20km road cycle: 5km promenade run

Standard Distance: 1500m sea swim: 40km road cycle: 10km promenade run

All events are ParaTri inclusive.We welcome athletes of all abilities with inclusive categories for those with special needs and for relay teams. So come along and take part. Get your first time or aim to improve on previous performances. Whichever it is, train to achieve your goals and thus inspire others. It's also a great way to raise money for local charities.

For full detail and online registration visit: website link
richard winrow
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NOVEMBER
Front Row Vintage And Fashion Fair
Saturday 21st

11-4
De la warr pavillion. Bexhill.
Vintage and Fashion Fair
Live acts throughout the day including:
The Memphis Flyers Rockabilly Band
30 stalls selling vintage fashion from the 1980s and backwards !
Plus * upcycled * designer clothes* and accessories. This includes designs from up and coming fashion designers.
Vintage makeover and hair parlour.
Lindy dance displays
Classic car show
Entry £2 11-1 early birds. £1 1-4
Kids entry free
01424 773513
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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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