Saturday 26 May – The Sussex Song Makers

From Bach to Betjeman, a feast of music and poetry 

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

An all female group of singers who, since forming, have enjoyed amazing success. They regularly appear in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden. The Sussex Song Makers will present a programme of not just vocal ensembles and solos, but also complimentary poetry.

From the music of Purcell, Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Faure, Seiber, Carrisimi and Caldara, to the poems of Byron, Keats, Walter de la Mare and John Betjeman, a programme to suit all tastes.

The accompanist is Jennie Beckwith. The reader will be Nicholas Chisholm, MBE (past director of the Yehudi Menuhin School). The Music Director is Elizabeth Muir-Lewis ARCM, Hon ARAM, Hon LARAM. Elizabeth, an international singer, and conductor (Conducting and founding Eastbourne Choral Society) had the inspiration to mix poetry with music, a combination that has been popular. Come to this beautiful church to enjoy a Feast of Music and Poetry!

Starts 6pm. Free entry with Donations towards Bexhill Festival of Music, St Peters & Sussex Song Makers.

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Saturday 26 May – Bach to the Future 2

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

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.
Starts 7.30pm. All are welcome and entry is free, with a retiring collection for the National Youth Orchestra. For more details phone 07944 077615.

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Saturday 26 May – Garden Music with the Contra Saxophone Quartet

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

The above garden will be one of a group of gardens opening for St Michaels Hospice on Saturday 26th May (time to be notified but probably 11-5). Last year the Open Gardens raised over £30000 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. Music starts around 2pm.

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Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May – No48 Free Music Festival

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

A free 2 day music festival at No.48 to kick start the month-long Bexhill Festival of Music. There will be various artists performing throughout the day with any donations going towards next years publication. This event will be in memory of one of Bexhill’s and No.48’s biggest music fans Les Jones who sadly passed away earlier this year, music brings people together, it always put a smile on his face and we want to remember and pay tribute to him in the way he would like most. For info phone 01424 736600 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Thursday 31 May – Los Twangueros

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

Enjoy their mix of Latin music as we serve our Tapas Menu.
“Great Balearic/Latin band always a party when Los Twangueros play live.” Danny Rampling 

Starts 7pm. Entry £3pp including Tapas. Bookings in advance at No48, phone 01424 736600 or visit
www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Friday 1 June – Ritchie Lee

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

Singing all the pop, soul & motown
party hits. Covering artists from Lionel Ritchie to Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams to Stevie Wonder and a whole host more.

Starts 7pm. Entry £8.75 with choice of meal Inc. Bookings in advance at No48, phone 01424 736600 or visit
www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Saturday 2 June – Stoned

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

“Stoned” Top Rolling Stones tribute band covering all their great hits  Satisfaction, Honky Tonk Woman, Gimme Shelter, Paint it Black, You Can’t Always Get, Jumpin Jack Flash, Start Me Up, Brown Sugar and more.

Starts 7pm. Entry £12.75 with choice of 2 course meal inc. Bookings in
advance at No48, phone 01424 736600 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Sunday 3 June – Sussex Concert Orchestra

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

Fauré – Pavane

J.S. Bach – Orchestral Suite No.2 in
B minor (soloist Daisy Noton)

Beethoven – Symphony No.6 in F ‘Pastoral’

Conductor – Kenneth Roberts

Sussex Concert Orchestra’s June concert will feature one of the most promising local musicians in the area, Daisy Noton, who will play the solo flute part in Bach’s 2nd Orchestral Suite. In Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony, you can hear the very sounds of summer – birds, a babbling brook, a flash storm and a rainbow! The concert begins with Fauré’s evergreen ‘Pavane’ which featured as the ‘signature tune’ for the 1998 football World Cup!
About Daisy Noton
Daisy studies flute with Susan Torke at The Royal Academy of Music Junior Department. She has won numerous prizes as a soloist, including the Hastings Instrumental Championship Trophy in 2015. Daisy made her flute concerto debut in 2014 in Ardingly Chapel and in 2016 Daisy performed the Mozart G major flute concerto with the Hastings Sinfonia. Daisy has played under the baton of Ed Gardner with the Barbican Young Orchestra and has been a member of the National Children’s Orchestra for the past six years. Daisy is also an avid composer and won the Royal Opera House London Fanfare competition in 2016. Daisy’s composition was recorded by the Royal Opera House Orchestra, conducted by Antonio Pappano and played throughout the 2016/2017 season in Covent Garden letting people know when to take their seats.

Starts 7.30pm. Entry £12 in advance, £15 on the door, under 16s free! Available from ‘Second Spin’, Sackville Road. Phone 01424 210894, Holden’s Solicitors, Robertson Street, Hastings, 01424 722 422 or
www.sussexconcertorchestra.org

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Sunday 3 June – Owen Donovan

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

Acoustic rock and soul singer guitarist. Owen pays tribute to modern favourites Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Ray LaMontage, & Ben Howard. He also covers classic hits from the Beatles, Rod Stewart, The Stones, John Denver, and a host of good time songs from his homeland of Ireland.
Starts 2pm. Entry £8.75 with choice of meal inc. Bookings in advance at No48, phone 01424 736600 or  visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Monday 4 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 for guests.

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Monday 4 June – The Exiles

RAF Association, 15 Marina Arcade, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1JS

The Exiles will host Folk Music Monday – the Albatross Club’s monthly open folk session. All players, singers and listeners are welcome.

Starts 8pm. Free entry.

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Tuesday 5 June – Blue Bayou

Wheatsheaf Inn, 2 Barnhorn Road, Little Common TN39 4LR

‘A little bit country – a little bit rock ’n’ roll’ with popular Bexhill based husband and wife duo. Carol & Rod entertain with duets made famous by Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, Johnny Cash & June Carter. There will also be songs from the likes of Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, and favourites from the 60s.

Starts 8.00pm. To book a table phone  01424 848400, or call in for a drink.  For more details call 01424 731903.

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Tuesday 5 June – No48 Quiz Night

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

Quiz night with a musical twist.

Starts 7pm. Entry £6 with choice of meal inc. For more information phone 01424 736600 or visit
www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Wednesday 6 – Saturday 9 June – Company: a musical comedy

Bexhill College present Company – a musical comedy

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

Book by George Furth. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Performances on:
Wednesday 6th,
Thursday 7th,
Friday 8th
Saturday 9th June.
All tickets £12. All performances start at 7pm. To book tickets visit www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk/theatre

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Thursday 7 June – Colourful Classics with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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

Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture (‘Fingal’s Cave’)

Elgar – Elegy Op. 58

Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto

Beethoven – Symphony No. 7

Conductor – Brian Wright
Violin- Benjamin Baker

Opening this concert will be Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, which conjures the sights and sounds of Scottish scenery, from calm still waters to intense and dramatic storms. Elgar’s regal and mournful Elegy for strings sets the scene for the tranquil, quiet opening of Tchaikovsky’s sublime Violin Concerto. With its unrelenting energy and use of Russian peasant dance rhythms, this stunning piece is notably one of the most difficult violin concertos in the repertoire.

Closing the concert is Beethoven’s stirring Symphony No.7, which combines a wonderful blend of orchestral gravitas and swelling
tunes used to great effect in the film The King’s Speech.

Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm. Tickets £33, £26, £18.
Box office: 01424 229111
Book online: www.dlwp.com

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Thursday 7 June – Company: a musical comedy

Bexhill College present Company – a musical comedy

For details see listing for 6th June.

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Friday 8 June – Company: a musical comedy

Bexhill College present Company – a musical comedy

For details see listing for 6th June.

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Friday 8 June – 50s & 60s Rock & Roll with Ricochet

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

The band perform a host of hits to take you down memory lane and get your feet moving on the dance floor.

Starts 7pm. Entry £10 with choice of meal inc. Bookings in advance at No48, phone 01424 73660 or visit
www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Friday 8 June – The Bexhill Ukelele Group

The Atha Sports Bar, Bexhill Athletic Club, Little Common Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN39 4HU

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to an evening of music, fun and laughter with The BUGs (The Bexhill Ukulele Group). We started the group 3 years ago and have grown in numbers over the years and now have over 40 members. We are a amateur group of enthusiastic people who have a love of this fun little instrument. We are a sing along group playing songs from the 40s 50s and 60s. So please come along and enjoy yourself!

Starts 7.30. Free entry.

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Saturday 9 June – Elvis On Tour Show with Chris Field

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

Chris is a popular entertainer with all the shakes, moves, threads and grooves
to give you your Elvis fix.

Starts 7pm. Entry £12.75 with choice of meal inc. Bookings in advance at No48, phone 01424 73660 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Saturday 9 June – Company: a musical comedy

Bexhill College present Company – a musical comedy

For details see listing for 6th June.

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Monday 11 June – Royal British Legion Concert Band

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

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. The band has over 30 musicians who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments under the baton of music director Nick Newman. 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.

Starts 8pm. Free entry for all.

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Tuesday 12 June – No48 Quiz Night

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

Quiz night with a musical twist.
Starts 7pm. Entry £6 with choice of meal inc. Phone 01424 736600 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Wednesday 13 June – Tom Fitzpatrick

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

A night of swing and soul classics, Tom is a super performer, listen to his tributes to the likes of Frank Sinatra,
Dean Martin, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond.

Starts 7pm. Entry £15 with choice of meal inc. For more information phone 01424 736600 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Thursday 14 June – Country Night with Blue Bayou

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

This experienced duo are popular with their tributes to Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and more.

Starts 7pm. Entry £8.75 with choice of meal inc. For more information phone 01424 736600 or visit
www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Friday 15 June – Rock & Blues with Bad Whiskey

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

The band cover a range of popular hits from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Stereophonics, Tom Petty, Creedance Clearwater Revival and more.

Starts 7pm. Entry £10 with choice of meal inc. For more information phone 01424 736600 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Friday 15 June – Folk & Blues with The Exiles at the Albatross Club

RAF Association, 15 Marina Arcade, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1JS

This is the opening performance for the Club’s Beer Festival Weekend to celebrate SUSSEX DAY. If the weather is fine the band will play outside, otherwise inside the Club, downstairs where all the ale is.

Starts 7pm. Free entry.

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Friday 15 June – Bexhill Choral Society presents “Best of British” – a Lecture Recital

St. Martha’s Church Hall, Cooden Sea Road/Birkdale, Little Common, TN39 4SL

Kenneth Roberts, BCS’s Director of Music, a highly accomplished pianist, brings us another affectionate and nostalgic musical journey. In his highly entertaining and amusing way, Kenneth explores the highways and byways of British piano music through some of the best remembered – and sometimes forgotten – gems. Composers include: Elgar, Coleridge-Taylor, John Field, Cyril Scott, Lennox Berkeley, Billy Mayerl and others.

Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £10 from Second Spin, 14 Sackville Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JL, Choir Members, 01424 213352 or on the door. Booking recommended.

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Saturday 16 June – Rother Community Choir Summer Serenade Concert

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

Starts: Doors open at 6.00pm and the concert will start at 7.00pm.

Tickets are £6 each, and available from Records and Retro, Sackville Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 3JB, also from members of Rother Community Choir or contact Rother Community Choir on 07899 403802.

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Saturday 16 June – The Other Band

RAF Association, 15 Marina Arcade, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1JS

Performing for the Club’s Beer Festival Weekend to celebrate SUSSEX DAY.

Free entry. For info call 01424 212916.

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Saturday 16 June – Celebrate Sussex Day at No.48

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

Come and enjoy a fiesta of great original music from artists based in Bexhill and the surrounding area.

For information phone 01424 73660 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Sunday 17 June – The Wacky Band on the Bandstand

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

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!

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

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Tuesday 19 June – No48 Quiz Night

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

Quiz night with a musical twist.

Starts 7pm. Entry £6 with choice of meal inc. Call 01424 736600 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk for more info.

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Wednesday 20 June – The Summer Big Sing Concert

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

Join Bexhills primary and secondary schools and Bexhill Sixth Form College for an evening of singing and music, featuring a massed choir of over 150 voices. A welcome return to the Bexhill Festival of Music.

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

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Thursday 21 June – Musical Themed Comedy Night

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

With several artists and your host for the night the one and only Andy Burton.

Starts 7pm. Entry £10 with choice of meal inc. Bookings in advance at No48, phone 01424 736600 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Friday 22 June – Richard Durrant’s Stringhenge

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

Concert guitarist and composer Richard Durrant arrives in Bexhill at the end of his new Stringhenge album tour having cycled 1,500 miles from the first concert at St Magnus Cathedral on The Isle of Orkney. Richard will be playing music inspired by the British Landscape performed on his guitar made from a 5,000 year old English Oak and his four string Uffington tenor guitar. Be part of this end of tour concert. Bach, Purcell, Durrant & British Folk.

Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £15, available from the De La Warr Pavilion. Box office 01424 229111or book online at www.dlwp.com.

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Friday 22 June – The Spinning Jenny Band Charity Barn Dance

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

The Spinning Jenny Band are holding their annual Barn Dance as part of the Bexhill Festival of Music.

Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £6 (£3 children) in advance from Colin 01424215258 or Ken 01424 843486.

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Friday 22 June – Octavia

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

Octavia are a pop and dance party band, comprised of professional musicians, Andy Ingram (bass), Ed Collins (drums), Phil Capone (guitar) and Georgia Kemp (vocals). The band cover a range of disco hits mainly from the 70s, 80s era.

Starts 7pm. Entry £10 with choice of meal inc. Bookings in advance at No48, phone 01424 736600 or visit www.no48bexhill.co.uk

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Friday 22 June – One Voice Gala Concert Spectacular

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

One Voice is a spectacular evening of Singing. 100 voices coming together for a three show special. With Mad Fish in no less than 12 professional shows in the last year, we are putting on a performance not to be missed.
If you love music and singing this is the show for you.

Starting: Friday 22nd at 7pm and Saturday 23rd at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets: Adults £15, OAPs £12, Under 12s £10 from onevoicetickets@hotmail.com

For more information visit www.madfishmadfish.co.uk

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Saturday 23 June – The Christchurch Singers present ‘Music for a Summer Evening’

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

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.

Starts: 7pm. There will be a collection for a local charity. For further details email chriscox60@hotmail.com

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