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Bach to the Future 3 – Saturday 25 May

Back by popular demand, James Conway (cello) and Stephen Conway (double bass, both now with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain), together with parents Lynne Conway (piano) and Andy Conway (violin) and local musicians Andrew McGregor (organ) and Cindy Gilham (soprano) perform an eclectic mix of popular music from traditional classics to the present day.

Sackville Road Methodist Church, Sackville Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3JA

Starts 7.30pm. All are welcome and entry is free. For more details phone 07944 077615.

No48 Music Festival – Saturday 25 May

A 2 day free music festival to kick start the month long festival of music. This is now an annual event in memory of a much loved patron of No.48 and fan of the music scene in Bexhill, Les Jones. There will be various artists performing throughout the day with donations going towards next years festival publication.

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

For information phone 01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

No48 Music Festival – Day 2 – Sunday 26 May

Chris Anderson at No48

An evening of swing, jazz and soul from this experienced entertainer. Chris will be performing tributes to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and Harry Connick Jr as well as covers and original hits from Michael Bublé.

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Tickets £10 Including choice of dinners.
For bookings in advance phone 01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

Stoned at No48 – Saturday 1 June

The leading Rolling Stones Tribute band in Kent and Sussex will be performing all the great hits from a super catalogue by the Worlds best Rock & Roll band.

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Entry £12.75. For bookings in advance phone 01424 736600 or visit
www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

The Sussex Song Makers – Saturday 1 June

Conducted by Elizabeth Muir-Lewis.

This outstanding all female ensemble will entertain with amusing as well as sublime music – from Monteverdi to Purcell, folk songs and comic items, plus poetry by Walter de la Mare, Robbie Burns and Dylan Thomas, read by Nicolas Chisholm.

St Peters Church, Church Street, Old Town, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 2HE

Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (£5 under 18s) available from Records & Retro, 5 Sackville Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3JB. Also available on the door.

The Best Of British (Legion) Summer Concert – Monday 3 June

Royal British Legion Concert Band Little Common enjoys playing traditional Concert Band repertoire, from classical pieces, through marches and show tunes to jazz favourites, on Eastbourne Bandstand and at other venues around East Sussex. It has over 30 musicians who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Although the Band evolved from a Territorial Army Band who were adopted by Little Common RBL when the TA in Bexhill was disbanded, it is now made up of a mixture of keen amateur players and ex-Military Bandsmen, and so is truly a Community Band, involved with those who live and work in the area.

Little Common Royal British Legion, Meads Avenue,
Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4SZ

Starts 8pm. Admission free.

Traditional Jazz Sessions by Creole Jazz – Monday 3 June

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.

The Town Square Social Club… formerly British Legion, 4/6 London Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3JU

From 8pm-10.30pm. Members & guests welcome. Tickets £5 for member, £6 for guests.

No48 Quiz Night with a musical twist! – Tuesday 4 June

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Entry £6 with a choice of meal. For bookings in advance phone 01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

Blue Bayou at the Wheatsheaf – Tuesday 4 June

A venue for their 50 years – Blue Bayou remember a ‘crowded’ bar at front, & ‘barn-like’ room at back. Reminisce, & enjoy their “little bit Country, little bit Rock n’ Roll” evening.

The Wheatsheaf, 2 Barnhorn Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4LR

Starts 8pm. Bookings 01424 848400 or call in for a drink. For details call 01424 731903.

Bexhill College Performing Arts present their annual College Musical – Wednesday 5 June

The Izzard Theatre, Bexhill 6th Form College, Penland Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 2JG

Performance for college students on Wed 5th June, 7pm.
Public performances are on: Thursday 6th June, 7pm;
Friday 7th June, 7pm; Saturday 8th June, 2pm and 7pm.

Tickets are £12, students and children £10. To book tickets please go to our website www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk/theatre

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Thursday 6 June

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra return to the De La War Pavilion with Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Program: SIBELIUS Finlandia, ELGAR Cello Concerto, TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4, Brian Wright Conductor, Michael Petrov Cello.

Opening the concert is Finlandia, Sibelius’ bold statement on a Finnish national identity
that offers a glimpse of the soul of a nation and an urge to escape Russian oppression. The piece reaches a heroic climax as its stirring main theme, the Finlandia hymn, delivers an invigorating and emotionally charged invocation of Sibelius’ patriotic passion.

Elgar’s Cello Concerto is a work that proves a formidable challenge for any soloist, urging them to use their versatility and expression to find their distinctive voice in the context of the orchestration. Cellist Michael Petrov rises to the occasion, and across the four movements plays Elgar’s atmospheric post-war elegy with a sublime touch.

Closing the concert is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, a grand work of Russian Romanticism that translates internal anguish and despair parallel to its triumphant expressions of love and hope in the most personal of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies.

The De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP

Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £18, £26, £33. Box office 01424 229111. Bookings www.dlwp.com

Bexhill College Performing Arts present their annual College Musical – Thursday 6 June

Americana with Brian Cope & his Amigos

Singer/songwriter Brian Cope (guitar/vocals), Keith Willson (bass) and Tim Izzard (cajon) will be playing ‘Those Sweet Southern Sounds’ – timeless classics, witty, thought-provoking originals and contemporary songs from and about the blues, country, folk and gospel music of the southern USA.

The Club at The Waterfront, 2 Marina Court Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1BN

Doors 7pm, concert 7.30pm. Tickets, £8.00, in advance only. All proceeds to Bexhill Rotary Club in aid of local charities. For more details & tickets phone Brian 01424 732895.

Helen Sharpe at No48 – Thursday 6 June

A super soul and jazz singer. Helen will be, as part of a duo, performing a host of sensual jazz blues and soul numbers, this is part of our regular Spanish Tapas events.

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Entry £3 per person. For bookings in advance phone 01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

The Memphis Flyers at No48 – Friday 7 June

Performing music true to the 1950’s rockabilly scene, country Jazz and Blues from the south including hits from Carl Perkins, Elvis, Buddy Holly.

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Tickets £10 Including choice of dinners. For bookings in advance phone 01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

Bexhill College Performing Arts present their annual College Musical – Friday 7 June

See 5 June.

Harlem at No48 – Saturday 8 June

This band is top drawer, comprising of the best musicians in the local area, Dan Clifford (drums), Jim Broad (guitar), Matt Armstrong (keyboard), Kevin Francis (bass) & super front man lead vocalist Tom Robinson. This soul and funk band perform awesome tributes to the likes of James Brown, Stevie Wonder & Luther Vandross.

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Tickets £10 Including choice of dinners. For bookings in advance phone 01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

Bexhill College Performing Arts present their annual College Musical – Saturday 8 June

See 5 June.

Sussex Concert Orchestra – Sunday 9 June

Conducted by Kenneth Roberts.

The programme will include the exotic ‘Polovstsian Dances’ by Borodin, the evocative ‘Karelia Suite’ of Sibelius and the evergreen Violin Concerto of Mendelssohn for which they will be joined by the fabulous young violinist, Amber Emson, winner of the Hastings Musical Festival’s Instrumental Concerto Class in both 2017 & 2018.

St. Barnabas’ Church, Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1JG 

The concert starts at 7.30. Tickets available from Second Spin, Sackville Road,
Bexhill-on-Sea, phone 01424 210894 or Holden & Co. Hastings on 01424-722422 or
via the Sussex Concert Orchestra website www.sussexconcertorchestra.org
Price £12 in advance or £15 on the door.

Garden Music with the Contra Sax Quartet – Tuesday 11 June

This will be one of many gardens opening for St Michaels Hospice on Tuesday 11th June (time to be notified but probably 11-5). Last year the Open Gardens raised many thousands for the Hospice. All are welcome, come and listen to The Contra Quartet playing live and enjoy the plants and pleasant company and hopefully good weather.

Orchard Cottage, 22 Gatelands Drive Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4DP

Music starts around 2pm.

No48 Quiz Night with a musical twist! – Tuesday 11 June

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Entry £6 with a choice of meal. For bookings in advance
phone 01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

Music for Midsummer with Richard Durrant – Wednesday 12 June

Guitarist and Composer Richard returns as part of his 2019 Music for Midsummer Tour.

“My new favourite guitarist…Richard Durrant sits completely outside the accepted genres. He has a peculiar and wonderful mind.” Tom Robinson BBC6 Music.

One is left with the impression of a man who loves music and life in equal measures. Gramophone Magazine.

St Peter’s Church, Church Street, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 2HE

Starts 7.30. Tickets £15, £14 (conc) & £5 for under 18’s also available on the door. Telephone bookings 01424 229111 or online at www.dlwp.com

Bright Lights Theatre Company presents Brightfest – Wednesday 12 June

Bright Lights Theatre Company, formed in 2001, are an amateur dramatic group who perform at Little Common Methodist Church Hall. Their reputation for innovative and varied genres of theatre – has grown alongside increased audience numbers.  They present “Brightfest” and hope everyone will enjoy and embrace the festival spirit of drama, comedy, music and song.

Little Common Methodist Church Hall, Little Common, TN39 4SG 

Starts 7.45pm. Tickets £8 will be available from Wickham Bistro, Wickham Avenue – 01424 212550 or call into Little Gem, Clifton Chambers, Little Common.

Folk Music Evening hosted by The Spinning Jenny Band – Wednesday 12 June

The Spinning Jenny band hosts a music evening at the New Inn Sidley on the Second Wednesday each month. The Band play for Barn Dances and at music events locally.
Although this is mainly a Folk session, all musicians and singers are welcome. Starts 8pm.

The New Inn, 2 Ninfield Road, Sidley TN39 5AE

Tom Fitzpatrick at No48 – Wednesday 12 June

Crooner, swing and soul covering the greats from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra to Michael Bublé, Billy Joel & Van Morrison.

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Entry £15 Including 2 course dinner. For bookings in advance phone
01424 736600 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

Bright Lights Theatre Company presents Brightfest – Thursday 13 June

See entry for Wednesday 12 June.

Rocking Ambassador Steve Bart – Friday 14 June

The voice of the band the Rocking Ambassadors will be performing a solo gig of music from the 50’s & 60’s era including Dion, Ricky Nelson, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Chuck Berry.

No48, 48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Entry £8.75 including choice of dinners. For bookings in advance phone 01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

Bright Lights Theatre Company presents Brightfest – Friday 14 June

See entry for Wednesday 12 June.

Rother Community Choir present ‘Rother Rhapsody’ – Saturday 15 June

An evening of entertainment, with guest performers.

St Barnabas Church, Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1JG

Doors open at 6.00pm and the concert will start at 7.00pm. Tickets are £6 each and include refreshments. Available from Records and Retro, Sackville Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3JB and from members of Rother Community Choir – contact on 07899 403802.

The Llama Legs band with Garry Blakeley at No48 – Saturday 15 June

Garry is one of the best fiddle players in the country. This will be an evening of rock & roll, steamy folk and contemporary classics, guitar, fiddle and drums.

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Entry £10 including choice of dinners. For bookings in advance phone 01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

Bright Lights Theatre Company presents Brightfest – Saturday 15 June

See entry for Wednesday 12 June.

Sussex Day Celebration – Sunday 16 June

A music festival of original artists from Bexhill, including the Spiffing Good Eggs, Tom Cole & Gripper Lee 3, performing their own music to celebrate all things Sussex and Bexhill.

No48, 48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 3pm. Free entry. For more information phone 01424 736600
or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

No48 Quiz Night with a musical twist! – Tuesday 18 June

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Entry £6 with a choice of meal. For bookings in advance phone 01424 736600 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

Schools Big Summer Sing – Wednesday 19 June

Join Bexhill’s primary and secondary schools and Bexhill Sixth Form College for an evening of singing and music, featuring a massed choir of over 150 voices.

The De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP

Performances at 5pm and 7pm. Tickets: Adults £5 (Under 16s free admission).

A Tribute to Oscar Wilde with the Sussex Song Makers – Friday 21 June

The Sussex Thespians will present the life of Wilde, including a hilarious short play adapted from ‘The Canterville Ghost’ as well as scenes from the ‘Importance of Being Ernest’. The Sussex Songmakers conductor Elizabeth Muir-Lewis will embellish this hilarious event with lovely Irish ensembles.

Manor Barn, 4 De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 2JA.

Starts at 7pm. Tickets £8 available from Records & Retro, 5 Sackville Road,
Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 3JB. Telephone 01424 222011. Also available on the door.

Bad Self at No48 – Friday 21 June

Covering rock greats ACDC, Deep Purple, Guns ‘n Roses, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy.

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Entry £10 including choice of dinners. For bookings in advance
phone 01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

The Christchurch Singers present ‘Music for a Summer Evening’ – Saturday 22 June

With conductor Pat Reigh; accompanists, Elizabeth Bush at the clavinova, and Gerald Witts at the Father Willis organ; MC, Barry Turnwell; and guest artiste, Roland Friday. Come early for a good seat at this free concert, and enjoy free refreshments afterwards.

Christchurch Methodist Church, Holliers Hill / Springfield Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 2BX

Starts 7pm. Our chosen charity is the Homeless Unity Group (HUG). For further details email chriscox60@hotmail.com

Elvis Tribute night from Chris Field – Saturday 22 June

Recreating the magic of Elvis, Chris is a very popular seasoned performer, he’s got
the charisma, the threads, the moves and the grooves and it’s always a fun night
when he is performing.

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Entry £10 includes choice of dinners. For bookings in advance phone
01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill

The Spinning Jenny Band Charity Barn Dance – Saturday 22 June

The Spinning Jenny Band are holding their annual Charity Barn Dance for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4SQ

Starts 7.30pm. please bring you own refreshments. Tickets £6 (£3 children) in advance from Colin on 01424 215258 or Ken 01424 843486.

The Wacky Band on the Bandstand – Sunday 23 June

The Wacky Band is a local Wind Band with over 30 amateur musicians of various ages and abilities who meet once a week to make merry music and play at local festivals, events and fêtes under the guidance of their lively conductor, Nikky Holt. They have a vast and varied playlist so you will soon be humming along to a tune you recognise!

The Bandstand, De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP

From 1pm-3pm. Phone Paul on 07989 751567 for details.

No48 Quiz Night with a musical twist! – Tuesday 25 June

48 Devonshire Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1AX

Starts 7pm. Entry £6 with a choice of meal. For bookings in advance phone
01424 736600 or visit www.facebook.com/No48bexhill