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Welcome to the Bexhill Festival of Music

It is hard to believe that this is our tenth year of celebrating Music within our community with the emphasis on our own local talent.

Once again, we welcome back to the De la Warr Pavilion, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Adam Hepkin’s Magic of the Musicals and the Last Night of the Bexhill Proms featuring the Sussex Concert Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Roberts with soloists from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. This is the Festival’s main Charity Fundraiser, and we would appreciate your support.

The trustees would like to thank the De La Warr Pavilion, Gaby Hardwicke, Abbott & Abbott and Number 48 Devonshire Road for their continued help and support in making this year’s Festival happen. A big thank you to Bexhill Lions for their sponsorship of this year’s Summer Sing, and sincere thanks to Bexhill Harmony and JAXS for their donations.

As always, if you wish to be part of our 2017 Festival, please contact us now with an expression of interest, as planning is well under way.

We look forward to seeing you.

Tony Mansi


What’s On (full listing on Events page)

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May – Free Music Festival

No48, 48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1AX No.48 will be holding a 2 day free music festival with 15 solo artists and bands performing rock, pop, blues, soul, folk, and funk. Any donations will go towards next year’s Festival of Music production costs. Times: Saturday 12 noon to 10pm, Sunday 12 noon to 8pm. Entrance [...]

Thursday 2 June – Comedy Night

No48, 48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1AX There will be a good variety of comedy with several different acts to suit all tastes with a musical theme running though the evening. Time 7pm. Entrance £10 including meal. For more details phone 01424 736600 or visit

Thursday 2 June – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Romantic Classics

The De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP Smetana – The Bartered Bride Overture Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No.2 Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.5 Conductor – Brian Wright Piano – Winner of the Hastings Piano Competition 2016 Join the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of outstanding classical music from your favourite Romanic Composers. [...]

Friday 3 June – Bexhill Choral Society’s ‘Love: Hopeless Love!’ – A Lecture Recital

St. Martha’s Church Hall, Cooden Sea Rd / Birkdale, Little Common TN39 4SL This year, Kenneth Roberts, BCS’s Director of Music, introduces us in his amusing and informative way to the amorous lives of the great composers and the music inspired by their hopeless love affairs. A fine pianist, Kenneth illustrates his talk with music [...]

Friday 3 June – Hana Christine Smyth

No48, 48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1AX A local singer from Hastings with a repitoire of original music and covers, Hana covers songs by Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Adele… Starts 7pm. Entrance £8.75 includes meal. For details phone 01424 736600 or visit

Saturday 4 June – The League of Gentlemen

No48, 48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1AX Rock, soul and steamy blues from this extremely talented band. Starts 7pm. Entrance £8.75 includes meal. For details 01424 736600 or visit

Sunday 5 June – Sammy Lou Hallam

No48, 48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1AX A Soulfull and truly amazing voice that will send a shiver down your spine, soft, sultry and slow and strong up tempo tunes. Covering artists such as Aretha Franklin, Cher, Ella Fitzgerald, Adele, Emile Sande to name a few. Starts 2pm. Entrance £8.75 with meal included. For more [...]

Monday 6 June – Traditional Jazz Sessions by Creole Jazz

Royal British Legion, 4/6 London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JU. Comprising Jim (Doc) Searson on reeds, Roger Hooper on sousaphone and bass, Colin Martin on piano, Geoff Collins on drums, plus invited guests. This great jazz scene is on the first Monday of each month. From 8pm-10.30pm. Members and guests welcome. Tickets £5 for member, £6 [...]