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Oxford Lieder 2018-19 Season Pass

Oxford Lieder Season Pass- all five concerts for the price of four. 

Select any date to purchase the £40 season pass.

18 Nov 2018–9 Jun 2019 at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Pause ll Play

Works exploring the need to play.

4 Dec 2018–29 Sep 2019 at Bargain Studio, St Leonards-on-Sea


Nigel Cooke: Painter's Beach Club

Exhibition of works by the British artist best known for his monumental paintings, inspired by the Jerwood Gallery's seaside location.

19 Jan–24 Mar at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings


Paperback Payback!

An interactive detective game for all ages. Search the bookshelves for secret messages, crack the code and save the author!

16 Feb–24 Feb at The True Crime Museum, Hastings


Half Term Happenings

Half Term Happenings this February.

Every day during half term we will be running all kinds of exciting activities, including quizes, games and colouring.

We look forward to seeing you!

17 Feb–24 Feb at Waterstones, Hastings


Triple Header: Pepe Belmonte, Jason Mcniff & Emma Tricca

21 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Wendy May's Locomotion

Back in the late 80's, Wendy started a club night at Kentish Town's 'Town Country Club' on Friday nights called Wendy May's Locomotion which regularly pulled in 2000 clubbers and is featured in Nick Hornby's book 31 Songs as he was a regular and big fan. seen as a welcome alternative to some of the pretentious clubs in London at the time, there was no dress code and the music was soulful, wild and real.

22 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Melissa Etheridge

A billion stars out in an endless sky, and I won’t be alone, won’t be alone, won’t be alone tonight….

That resolute yearning, that longing for connection, for contact, for touch… These are the core forces powering Melissa Etheridge’s cherished songs throughout her singular career. But as the rousing chorus of “I Won’t Be Alone Tonight,” the opening song of her album This is ME, it holds some new meaning, new context.

With this album, her 12th collection of new material, she is not alone as a songwriter. For the vibrant collection she teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown) at the forefront. It was a very new way of doing things for the artist, who counts two Grammy Awards and 17 nominations, an Academy Award (for “I Need to Wake Up” from the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth) and a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame among her many accolades.

Recording the new album proved an inspiring, electrifying experience for her, the best kind of challenge. And the resultant energy is clear in the songs.

“I haven’t been this excited about making music and creating in ages,” Etheridge says. “Song after song was a great experience.”

Make no mistake, the album’s declarative title is fully fitting — not despite the collaborations, but because of them. The powerful lyrics and incomparable voice, the indelible melodies, the blazing guitars could be from no one else. And same for the soulful joy and unbridled passion powering every note, from the big sing-along pop hooks of “A Little Hard Hearted” and “Do It Again” to the greasy, swampy sounds of “Ain’t That Bad” and “Stranger Road.”

These are songs right from her heart, the frisky flirtation of “Take My Number” and mystery-trip “Stranger Road” among those drawing on scenes and settings of her Kansas upbringing. And “Who Are You Waiting For” closes the album on the most intimate, emotional, personal, lump-in-the-throat note of her entire career. It’s the song she wrote for and debuted at her wedding earlier this year to Linda Wallem.

“I opened a door to my inner little heart and wrote a song,” she says. “I sat down at the piano, started writing and the chorus came out, about how we were friends for years and years, and as we got closer it was ‘Who are you waiting for? I’m right here!’”

She made a voice memo of what she’d written and sent it to Levine. “He went crazy over it, said, ‘You gotta warn me before playing something like that!’”

Levine put together the arrangement, including the organ that comes in toward the end. “That gets you,” she says. “The first time I heard that I burst into tears. I wasn’t there when he did it. It floored me.”

And that was only the preview of the song’s profound debut.

“I sang it at the wedding,” Etheridge says. “I was able to keep her from hearing it before. It was my vows.”

As the album title says, this is all Melissa Etheridge — ME.

“It’s still me — I’m just riding around in different cars,” she says. “Music is a collaborative art anyway. I gave it everything I could and pushed my creativity more than I ever have, by collaboration. Collaboration is not compromise. It’s a plus, bringing in people who make what I do better.”

Ideas flowed freely and quickly. “A Little Bit of Me” was written in the course of a plane ride to New York, Etheridge working from a beat and a melody Bettis had come up with. Similarly, the words for the swampy “Monster,” with its slinky slide guitar, came as she was on her way to the United Nations to speak as the global body was declaring LGBT rights as human rights, the song’s theme of being the “other,” the feared outsider, coming directly from her personal experience growing up gay.

This is ME also marks the debut of her independent label, ME Records. Distributed by Caroline Records and overseen in coordination with Primary Wave, a full-service music management and marketing strategy firm, the venture gives Etheridge new freedoms to explore creative avenues.

The whole process, she says, has been invigorating.

“It’s a liberating responsibility,” she says, noting that it’s not a contradiction in terms. “I was liberated to make my own choices, to be in charge of where every dime went, who exactly I wanted to record with. And it was a responsibility to say, ‘How can I get the best out of me and get the end result I’m looking for.’”

It was Primary Wave that first suggested she work with Jerrod Bettis and Jon Levine. Bettis tapped his origins as a drummer to create rhythm tracks as foundations on which Etheridge could build.

“I would take them and go home and write,” Etheridge says. “‘Take My Number’ — there it is!”

Levine, an accomplished keyboard player as well as producer, bonded quickly with Etheridge over their mutual love for Bruce Springsteen.

“We said, ‘Let’s make the songs we would want to hear,’” she says. “‘Won’t Be Alone’ was one of those. And ‘Stranger Road’ is a perfect example. We created musical beds together and then I wrote the lyrics and melodies.”

Jerry Wonda, the Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige and many others, came on board as Etheridge explored her lifelong love for soul and urban music — “this side of me I’d never let out.” She went to his studio in Manhattan and found another new approach.

“With Jon Levine IT was his him and me and a few machines and then I’d go away and write,” she says. “With Jerry it was him and me, a drummer and two keyboard players all in the studio control room, and other people rounding it out. I’d say, ‘Play me something.’ And we’d start creating and right away he’d bring in other musicians and we would create the track. It was amazing!”

Young hip-hop rising force Roccstar brought in other elements, and Etheridge returned the favor for him.

“He had this march beat — boom-boom-BOOM. But he’d never worked with live guitars, so I put on my Les Paul and started playing and he’s screaming and we’re having so much fun, and we created ‘Ain’t That Bad’ right there.”

The chance to experiment led to some unexpected touches, such as bringing in cellist Neyla Pakarek from the folkie band the Lumineers to contribute to a couple of songs. Etheridge had been turned onto the band by her daughter and became a fan. When Levine suggested

bringing in a string player, Etheridge suggested Pakarek, who not only added cello to “Stranger Road” and an entire string section, playing all the parts, on “Who Are You Waiting For,” but showcased her singing on “A Little Hard Hearted.”

This is ME comes in a very active stretch for Etheridge, even by her seemingly tireless standards. In addition to her steady touring, both with her band and as a solo act, she did a week stint in the role of St. Jimmy in American Idiot on Broadway in 2011, continued her noted activism speaking to the United Nations on LGBT rights as human rights, sang her own “Uprising of Love” and John Lennon’s “Imagine” as part of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square and performed at the opening ceremonies of the WorldPride week in Toronto.

But the making of the album was inspired and inspiring, energized and energizing. It’s there in every note. The bottom line, she says, simply: “I’ve made an album I love.”

23 Feb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Telling: Into The Melting Pot

***Be transported to Medieval Spain***

Experience the soundtrack to the lives of Christian, Jewish & Arabic women in the stunning setting of The Opus Theatre with atmospheric candlelight and lighting design.

Spain. July 1492: the deadline for the expulsion of the Jews. At twilight, a Jewish woman lights the lamps and starts up her spinning wheel. It is her last night in Seville.

Stories of integration, love, cultural heritage & radical intolerance experienced by a community of Jewish, Christian & Muslim women in Spain to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs & lively medieval Cantigas.

Performed by The Telling: Clare Norburn Voice Ariane Prüssner Voice Joy Smith Harp & Percussion Giles Lewin Arabic Oud Fatima Lahham Recorders with Suzanne Ahmet as Blanca the Jewish woman Nick Renton Director *Natalie Rowland & Pitch Black Lighting ***Lighting Design

★★

“sung with perfection that is heartstopping” Worthing Herald

Tickets also on the door.

Fancy singing along?  

Join Ariane Prüssner of The Telling in a workshop the Wednesday before (20th Feb at 7.30pm, Opus Theatre) and join The Telling on stage in one of the musical numbers! Email clare@thetelling.co.uk to register your interest and find out more!

23 Feb at Opus Theatre, Hastings


Bette Davis On The Edge

23 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Coffee Concert: Alexander Metcalfe (Piano)

24 Feb at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Ward Thomas

Country pop from Hampshire twins Catherine and Lizzy.

24 Feb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Winterlong

1 Mar at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

The award winning comedian tours his newest show.

1 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Glenn Tilbrook

It was 1973 when Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford first formed the band that would that would see them dubbed ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. 45 years later they continue to tour in Squeeze, together as a duo, or as solo performers.

Glenn Tilbrooks solo shows have continued to rise in popularity with his 2016 tour selling out all but a couple of shows. The reasons for this are a combination of a consummately professional, yet distinctly personal performance, the familiarity of those wonderful Squeeze songs – both new and old, and the occasional spontaneous interpretation of a respected song by another artist.

2 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Richard III And Hamlet (An Experience) - A One Woman Show

2 Mar–3 Mar at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Wilko Johnson

The redoubtable Dr Feelgood guitarist and band rock it up Canvey Island-style; after undergoing radical surgery to treat his hitherto-believed-to-be terminal cancer, the indomitable Johnson is back, minus one pancreas but with added vim and vigour.

2 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Sonics 19-Radiophonic Workshop + Vile Electrodes

RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP

3 March - Black Market VIP

7.30 - 11.30pm

Electronic pioneers The Radiophonic Workshop will head to Hastings on 3 March 2019 to premiere a specially created work as part of the 10th Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival (1-5 March 2019).

 The sonic innovators responsible for the Doctor Who theme, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Quatermass, Living Planet and many other classic BBC TV and radio music, will be performing live at Hastings Fat Tuesday as part of Sonics - a two-day celebration of experimental electronic music and visuals (2-3 March 2019).

 The Radiophonic Workshop will be held at Black Market VIP, George Street, Hastings, on Sunday 3 March 2019, 7.30 pm. Support will come from Vile Electrodes. 

Their immersive audio-visual performance will be inspired by life in Hastings, and the Radiophonic Workshop now invite Hastings locals to submit their sounds. A new piece will be created based on these 'found sounds’. Voices, instruments, noises, talking, singing, barking, cars, lawn mowers - simply record sounds on your phone or device and upload them now at  https://www.hastingsfattuesday.co.uk/radiophonic-workshop#

Founded in 1958 by Desmond Briscoe and Daphne Oram, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was home to a maverick group of experimental composers, sound engineers and musical innovators, who set about exploring new ways of using technology to create sounds.

They created the soundtracks to some of BBC television and radio’s most iconic programmes and their influence on popular music has been profound, from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Prince and Pink Floyd through to contemporary electronic artists and DJs such as Aphex Twin, Four Tet and The Orb. New generations of musicians continue to discover their extraordinary back catalogue.

Now, nearly two decades after the Workshop was decommissioned by John Birt, original members Peter Howell, Roger Limb, Dr Dick Mills, Paddy Kingsland and long-time associate composer Mark Ayres are working together once more. With their back catalogue being reissued, acclaimed new works such as Burials in Several Earths and 2018’s Possum soundtrack, and a new live show, the rebirth of the Radiophonic Workshop continues.

VILE ELECTRODES

With support from the Vile Electrodes - Their synths are dark, and bleak, but are often combined with insistent machinegun rhythms and spikey basslines, with layered, plaintive vocals that tell Ballardian tales of loss of both love and humanity.

The Viles have toured with OMD, and played shows with John Foxx, Michael Rother (Neu/Harmonia), the Radiophonic Workshop, Jerome Froese (Tangerine Dream), Manuel Göttsching (Ash Ra Tempel), Melt Yourself Down, Happy Mondays and The Orb. They also contributed music to the BBC Radio 3 production ‘Memoirs of the Space Women’. In 2014, their debut album 'The Future Through A Lens' won ‘Best International Album’ and 'Best International Artist’ at the Schallwelle electronic music awards in Germany.

 

 

3 Mar at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Sonics 19 - Radiophonic Workshop + Vile Electrodes

RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP

3 March - Black Market VIP

7.30 - 11.30pm

Electronic pioneers The Radiophonic Workshop will head to Hastings on 3 March 2019 to premiere a specially created work as part of the 10th Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival (1-5 March 2019).

 The sonic innovators responsible for the Doctor Who theme, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Quatermass, Living Planet and many other classic BBC TV and radio music, will be performing live at Hastings Fat Tuesday as part of Sonics - a two-day celebration of experimental electronic music and visuals (2-3 March 2019).

 The Radiophonic Workshop will be held at Black Market VIP, George Street, Hastings, on Sunday 3 March 2019, 7.30 pm. Support will come from Vile Electrodes. 

Their immersive audio-visual performance will be inspired by life in Hastings, and the Radiophonic Workshop now invite Hastings locals to submit their sounds. A new piece will be created based on these 'found sounds’. Voices, instruments, noises, talking, singing, barking, cars, lawn mowers - simply record sounds on your phone or device and upload them now at  https://www.hastingsfattuesday.co.uk/radiophonic-workshop#

Founded in 1958 by Desmond Briscoe and Daphne Oram, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was home to a maverick group of experimental composers, sound engineers and musical innovators, who set about exploring new ways of using technology to create sounds.

They created the soundtracks to some of BBC television and radio’s most iconic programmes and their influence on popular music has been profound, from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Prince and Pink Floyd through to contemporary electronic artists and DJs such as Aphex Twin, Four Tet and The Orb. New generations of musicians continue to discover their extraordinary back catalogue.

Now, nearly two decades after the Workshop was decommissioned by John Birt, original members Peter Howell, Roger Limb, Dr Dick Mills, Paddy Kingsland and long-time associate composer Mark Ayres are working together once more. With their back catalogue being reissued, acclaimed new works such as Burials in Several Earths and 2018’s Possum soundtrack, and a new live show, the rebirth of the Radiophonic Workshop continues.

VILE ELECTRODES

With support from the Vile Electrodes - Their synths are dark, and bleak, but are often combined with insistent machinegun rhythms and spikey basslines, with layered, plaintive vocals that tell Ballardian tales of loss of both love and humanity.

The Viles have toured with OMD, and played shows with John Foxx, Michael Rother (Neu/Harmonia), the Radiophonic Workshop, Jerome Froese (Tangerine Dream), Manuel Göttsching (Ash Ra Tempel), Melt Yourself Down, Happy Mondays and The Orb. They also contributed music to the BBC Radio 3 production ‘Memoirs of the Space Women’. In 2014, their debut album 'The Future Through A Lens' won ‘Best International Album’ and 'Best International Artist’ at the Schallwelle electronic music awards in Germany.

 

 

3 Mar at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Shakin' Stevens

The swivel-hipped rock'n'roller, fondly remembered from the 1980s, tours in support of his critically acclaimed twelfth studio album Echoes Of Our Times, in which he explores his intriguing family history, blending blues, roots, Americana and classic rock.

6 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


World Book Day 2019

Join us in celebrating World Book Day 2019.

Come along and enjoy fun games, activities and prizes galore.

There will be dressing up as your favourite book character, colouring in and quizzes.

Story time will be at 4pm.

We look forward to seeing you!

7 Mar at Waterstones, Hastings


Redder

7 Mar at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Seth Lakeman

A haunting original take on folk rock from the former Mercury Music Prize nominee.

7 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Stag Womens' Weekend

Female-led programme of events including music, comedy, singing an more inspired by International Women's Day.

7 Mar, 7 Mar–10 Mar at Stag Inn, Hastings


The Laughing Stag

Female-led comedy event inspired by International Women's Day.

8 Mar at Stag Inn, Hastings


Shining Lights - Jdrf Charity Concert

JDRF - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a charity which specialises in research into finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease. This means that it is in peoples genes, it is not due to lifestyle in any way. Approximately 400,000 people that are living in the UK have type 1 diabetes. 29,000 of those are children. Within a diabetics lifetime, they will have approximately 65,000 insulin injections and measure their blood glucose level 80,000 times. All of the proceeds of this concert will go towards finding a cure for the disease so people living with diabetes can try and live a better life.

8 Mar at Memorial Hall, Battle


Oxford Lieder

We're delighted to announce the second season of this exciting collaboration between Fairlight Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival. OLF is the UK's biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world's greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year. Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder's artistic director - the pianist Sholto Kynoch - will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. The perfect way to pass a Sunday morning. Sunday 10 March Rozanna Madylus mezzo-soprano

*Gustav Mahler Rückert Lieder***

and songs by Alma Mahler, Lili Boulanger and Rebecca Clarke

Rozanna Madylus was a winner of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform in 2012. Since then, we’ve been delighted to watch her burgeoning career in song and opera, are delighted to welcome her for this recital and its paired performance in Oxford. She sings Mahler’s peerless settings of Friedrich Rückert, alongside songs by his wife Alma Mahler. Also included in the programme are songs by Lili Boulanger - the extraordinary talent and first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize who died at the age of just 24 - and the pioneering English composer and violist Rebecca Clarke.

All events begin at 11am- concerts last approximately 1 hour and are followed by coffee and cake.

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

Season pass available- all five concerts for the price of four. 

 

10 Mar, 9 Jun, 5 May at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Roy Harper

The English troubadour is a folk icon who has inspired and influenced a whole new generation of songwriters.

14 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Amazing - George Michael Tribute 'The Live Show

Amazing - George Michael Tribute with Live Band comes to Hastings for one night only fora special performance before they go on tour for 2019

15 Mar–16 Mar at On the Rocks, Hastings


REDSHIFT with D.A.V.E The Drummer

REDSHIFT showcases a special guest each event taking you on a wild journey of music, space and time of Techno, Acid, and underground House music.

15 Mar–16 Mar at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Collabro

Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

16 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Twirlywoos

The characters from the hit CBeebies show set off on a live theatrical adventure.

18 Mar–19 Mar at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Masha Qrella + Support

22 Mar at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


St Michael's Hospice Hastings Half Marathon

Take on a half-marathon to raise money for St Michael's Hospice.

24 Mar at Various venues: Hastings and St Leonards, Hastings

24 Mar at St Michael's Hospice, St. Leonards-on-Sea


James Morrison

Post-Blunt, radio-friendly MOR troubadour, with a beautifully warm soul voice.

26 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra

29 Mar at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


House of House Presents : Timo Garcia & Guests

Following our sold out parties with Terry Farley & Danny Rampling we are proud to present our next event with Timo Garcia, Knewmi Cahony, Rob Miller & Residents the Chill Dj's

30 Mar–31 Mar at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Tony Blackburn

One of Britain's most famous radio DJs commemorates the time he has spent on the airwaves in his autobiography, 'Poptastic!: My Life in Radio'.

30 Mar at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Ub40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "for the Many"

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary!

Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK!

Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You’ and ‘Red, Red Wine’, amongst many, many others.

Ticket price includes £1.25 venue restoration levy.

Under 14's must be accompanied and in seated are only.

2 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Ub40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "for the Many" (white Rock, Hastings)

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary!

Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith,  Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK!

Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You’ and ‘Red, Red Wine’,  amongst many, many others.

Ticket price includes £1.50 venue restoration levy & 50p postage.

Over 14's only.

2 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

2 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


UB40 + Special Guests 40th Anniversary

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive hometown show in Birmingham this December!

2 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Blods Comedy Night

Another night of stand up comedians.Live at the BLODS Hall

5 Apr at The Blods Little Theatre, Bexhill-on-sea


Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

6 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Silent Disco Diva Invites You To Sshut Up And Dance!

Silent Disco Diva hands out the headphones and invites you to shut up and dance to choose between two channels featuring dance floor fillers, disco, funk and guilty pleasures.

6 Apr at On the Rocks, Hastings


The Blods Presents - Of Mice & Men

BLODS - Bexhill Light Operatic and Dramatic SocietyA classic play, with an exceptional script and plot. Directed by accomplished director Adrian Bowd.BLODS are bringing their first major play to life at the Izzard Theatre.George, an affable migrant farm worker, and Lennie, a towering simple-minded pleasantly humble young man, are the subjects. They are bound by George's devotion and Lennie's "pathetic helplessness". George's guardianship keeps Lennie out of trouble, but we soon see this is a slippery slope.

12 Apr &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at The Izzard Theatre, Bexhill-on-Sea


Ricky Gervais

Sunday 17 February

Front Doors Open: 6.30pmAuditorium: 7pmShow Starts: 7.30pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £20*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

The one and only Ricky Gervais is working towards his 2019/2020 World Tour and is coming to St Albans for his warm-up show!

Considered one of the most influential British comedians since Charlie Chaplin, (he received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy 2016 BAFTA/LA) Ricky Gervais is returning to stage once again.

The creator and star of The Office, Extras & Derek, Ricky Gervais has won countless awards. His hit series The Office is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes.

Ricky Gervais is an award-winning stand-up comedian, don't miss your chance to see him live this February.

Age Restriction: 14+ Under 14's require a guardian

Please note: Maximum of 4 tickets per customer

16 Apr–17 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Lost Voice Guy: I'm Only In It For the Parking

Fresh off the back of his Britain’s Got Talent 2018 win, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) sets out on a tour of the UK for 2019.

18 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The James Bond Concert Spectacular

A concert of music from the Bond movies.

20 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Sleaford Mods

Electro punk duo from Nottingham, whose music deals in working class life and culture and austerity-era Britain. Influenced by mod culture, the Wu-Tang Clan, rave and black metal, lead vocalist Jason Williamson's vocal style has been compared to John Cooper Clarke and Ian Dury. Probably best known for albums Key Markets and English Tapas.

20 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Gretchen Peters w/her band & The Southern Fried String Quartet

Edge Street Live and De La Warr Pavilion Presents Strings Attached - Gretchen Peters with Her Band and The Southern Fried String Quartet.

22 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Paul Young

Soulful pop singer.

26 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Paul Young "35 Years of No Parlez" Pt 2

THE MJR GROUP PRESENTS

PAUL YOUNG

"35 YEARS OF NO PARLEZ" pt.2 - UK TOUR

 

Everyone’s favourite 80’s crooner Paul Young is back on tour, performing his much loved album ‘No Parlez’ in celebration of 35 years since it’s release.

 

‘No Parlez’ was Paul’s debut album. It reached number 1 in the UK charts in 1983 for 5 weeks and fast became triple Platinum. The album produced Paul’s first UK number 1 single – The Marvin Gaye cover of ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’ and hits ‘Come Back & Stay’ & ‘Love of The Common People’. The album also features a cover of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.

 

Originally in early 80’s band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the 80’s and his career took off with ‘No Parlez’ and further top 10 hits such as ‘Everytime You Go Away’ & ‘Everything Must Change’. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single ‘Feed The World’ and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Paul is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana! A family man, always happy to be touring his classic hits as a solo artist or with his Tex Mex/ Americana band ‘Los Pacaminos’

 

Further information on Paul Young & his career can be found here: http://www.paul-young.com

Please Note: This event is 18+

ID may be required on entry as proof of purchase. Resales are strictly not permitted. The promoter reserves the right to void any tickets found on, or sold through any secondary resale sites.

26 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Tom Paxton

US singer-songwriter who has been honoured with two Lifetime Achievement Awards – from the North American Folk Music Alliance and the Radio 2 Folk Awards.

27 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Reginald D Hunter

Celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter sets out on a forty date tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated new show.

Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. His appearances on television have included Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South and its equally successful follow up Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The Border, both of which documented the growth of American popular song.

“HE HAS THE AUDIENCE IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND” ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“COMEDY OF A RARE SCOPE” ★★★★★ Times

2 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Pierjam

Pierjam Hastings

4 May at Hastings Pier, Hastings


Dear Zoo

The popular pop-up book by Rod Campbell about Ben and Sally's search for a pet is brought to the stage with puppets and audience participation.

5 May–6 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Garage Nation on the Pier

Garage Nation on the Pier!

5 May at Hastings Pier, Hastings


Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall - Joshua Owen Mills Tenor

We're delighted to announce the second season of this exciting collaboration between Fairlight Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival. OLF is the UK's biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world's greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year. Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder's artistic director - the pianist Sholto Kynoch - will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. The perfect way to pass a Sunday morning. Sunday 5 May Joshua Owen Mills tenor Songs by Beethoven, Fauré, Poulenc and Quilter

The tenor Joshua Owen Mills was a member of the prestigious Opera Studio at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, and is already in great demand and becoming widely known for his Mozart roles and concert repertoire. He sings a selection of songs by Beethoven, including some of his settings of Goethe, that give the lie to the idea that Beethoven was not a great song composer. We also hear Fauré’s passionate telling of a one-day love affair, the Poème d’un jour. Songs by Poulenc include ‘Fancy’, his single, touching setting of Shakespeare, before the programme concludes with Roger Quilter’s three Shakespeare songs.

All events begin at 11am- concerts last approximately 1 hour and are followed by coffee and cake.

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

Season pass available- all five concerts for the price of four. 

5 May at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Debut stand-up hour from the multi award-winning co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley.

6 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


An Evening with Mark 'Billy' Billingham

Talk and Q&A from former SAS Sergeant and bodyguard to stars like Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.

8 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Philip Clemo's Dream Maps

Philip Clemo’s Dream Maps Live brings together an outstanding group of musicians, who between them have worked with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Goldfrapp, Hugh Masekela, Brian Eno and George Michael, with extraordinary visual projections from Clemo’s ground-breaking Breath Project (featured at V&A Museum, Eden Project & on TED).

Clemo builds mesmeric shows, with hypnotic and captivating musical forms that transcend genre. These interplay with multi-textured soundscapes of geothermal eruptions, Malaysian rainforests and even a humpback whale’s heartbeat.

Clemo’s work is “STARTLINGLY ORIGINAL" ★★★★ The Observer, “IMMERSIVE" Mojo, “MESMERISING" ★★★★ The Times, “PROFOUNDLY BEAUTIFUL” Jazzwise, “UTTERLY TRANSFIXING” Prog Magazine, “HYPNOTIC” The Guardian, “TRANSCENDENT” ★★★★ BBC

10 May at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Hurricane #1

We’re excited to announce Hurricane #1 at The Deaf Institute on Friday 3rd May to showcase new material from the forthcoming album Melodic Rainbows.

11 May at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

11 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Special Kinda Madness

A tribute to both Madness and the Specials.

11 May at Hastings Castle, Hastings


Dr John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

16 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Undertones

One of the all time great adolescent misfit post-punk gangs reform as a middle-aged misfit post-punk gang to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Great tunes though, no argument about that.

17 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Observations from the German comedian.

18 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Coffee Concert: Jon Rattenbury And Brian Ashworth

19 May at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Peter and the Test Tube Babies

24 May at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Chaka Demus & Pliers

One Love Festival presents: 

 

Jamaica’s reggae stars Chaka Demus and Pliers are to perform at White Rock Theatre in Hastings on Saturday May 25th playing in the UK for the first time in ten years 

 

Marking the 25th anniversary since Chaka Demus & Pliers exploded onto the UK chart scene in when the duo scored six UK top 40 hits in just fourteen months, including ‘Tease Me’, ‘Murder She

 Wrote’, ‘She Don’t Let Nobody’ and their Number 1 hit cover of The Top Notes’ ‘Twist and Shout’.

 

When Chaka Demus and Pliers teamed-up in 1991 they were already established musicians with successful solo careers. 

 

What followed was an extremely prolific period, with the pair releasing no fewer than three albums in 1992 (‘Gal Wine Wine Wine’, ‘Bad Mind’ and ‘Ruff This Year’) and performing at Reggae Sunsplash in the same year.

International success followed for the duo, with their 1993 single ‘Tease Me’ reaching No.3 during a three month stay on the UK chart, and their album of the same name also reaching No. 1, selling over 500,000 and certified gold in the process.

When their single ‘Twist and Shout’ reached No.1 on the 2nd January 1994, Chaka Demus & Pliers became the first Jamaican act to top the UK single charts in eight years, and the first to have three consecutive Top Five hits.

 

With a new single and album in the pipeline, Chaka Demus said, “Coming to the UK is very special for us, as the UK is where we had our first hits outside of Jamaica. We still have a lot of new tunes to bring our UK fans, along with all our hits and we can’t wait to perform to all our fans in Hastings as part of One Love Festival 2019 promotional events 

 

Tickets go on sale at 12th Feb available from: www.onelovefestival.co.uk

 

Opening Chaka Demus & Pliers UK tour dates will be Cardiff’s “clumsiest reggae artist and his hazardous sidekicks” Captain Accident - support DJ by One Love Festival Dan Wiltshire

 

25 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

Tribute band who have been playing throughout the UK and Europe since 1998.

25 May at Hastings Castle, Hastings


Mesadorm + Pepe Belmonte

25 May at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Music First Festival

Soak up the glorious Bank Holiday sunshine and lose yourself in two days of amazing music from some of the biggest acts in the world!

25 May–26 May at The Oval, Hastings


Sussex Street Food Festival

A dizzying array of street food vendors descend upon the Sussex Coast.

25 May–27 May at The Stade, Hastings


Andy Abraham

Soulful pop classics from the 2005 X Factor finalist.

26 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Quadrophenia The Album Live

Concept Concerts presents The Who's classic album as performed by The Goldhawks.

2 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

7 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall - Rowan Pierce Soprano

We're delighted to announce the second season of this exciting collaboration between Fairlight Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival. OLF is the UK's biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world's greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year. Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder's artistic director - the pianist Sholto Kynoch - will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. The perfect way to pass a Sunday morning. Sunday 9 June Rowan Pierce soprano *Robert Schumann Frauenliebe und –leben***

Edvard Grieg Sechs Lieder Op.48

Rowan Pierce gave a sensational performance of English song last year and we’re delighted that she returns to close this season. She will sing Schumann’s great cycle Frauenliebe und –leben,  ‘A woman’s life and love’, settings of the Franco-German poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso. She also includes Edvard Grieg’s six German songs. Grieg was a prolific song composer, primarily writing in Norwegian and Danish. These six songs represent his main foray into the German language, setting a range of poets including Heine, Goethe and Geibel, and they are a truly glorious collection of soaring melodies, exquisite piano parts and an emotional range from the devastatingly sad to the staggeringly elated.

All events begin at 11am- concerts last approximately 1 hour and are followed by coffee and cake.

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

Season pass available- all five concerts for the price of four. 

9 Jun at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Reminisce

Bringing the Funk back to Hastings, Dj's playing R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz Funk and Reggae from the good old days

22 Jun–23 Jun at Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea


Damo Suzuki

Japanese avant-rock and krautrock singer-guitarist, best known as the front-man of Can.

28 Jun at The Printworks, Hastings


Fiesta - A Night Of Passion

A night of passion with:International guitarist, Giulio Tampalini performing Rodrigos Concierto de Aranjuezplus guest soloists Thomasin Trezise (soprano) and Ana Leon (flamenco dancer)with Diana Freedmans School of Dance performing Tango Solitaire by local composer Polo PiattiPlus orchestral music from Spain and Latin America

6 Jul at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

17 Jul at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Tyber & Peter from The Duaalers

The duo head to the seaside town for a big night of ska and reggae

31 Aug at Brass Monkey, Hastings


The Secret Garden

The classic enchanting story presented in some of the UK and Ireland’s most pleasing outdoor venues.

1 Sep at English Heritage: 1066 Battle Of Hastings, Abbey And Battlefield, Battle


Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

The legendary comedian is back with a brand new show, Wunderbar, which he is touring across the country at 40 venues. Izzard hints that his new show covers everything from talking dogs to animal superheroes.

15 Sep at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Average White Band

The funkiest band ever to come from Dundee, or Scotland for that matter. They're a bit long in the tooth these days but they can still recapture that Sly Stone/Isley Brothers summer spirit in their current set.

26 Sep at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Belinda Carlisle

Anthemic pop and rock by the Californian singer-songwriter of hits such as 'Heaven is a Place on Earth', 'We Got the Beat' and 'Our Lips are Sealed'.

3 Oct at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Al Stewart

The Glasgow-born singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of his back catalogue.

6 Oct at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Genius Of Duke Ellington

Sarah Moule and Simon Wallace present the music and life of Duke Ellington

13 Oct at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Amanda Palmer

One half of the Dresden Dolls mixing Weimar cabaret with old school blues.

16 Oct at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


IT's Coming

What are you afraid of?

27 Oct–28 Oct at Grand Elektra, Hastings


The Wedding Singer

The BLODS Presents - The Wedding Singer at the Izzard Theater

30 Oct–2 Nov at The Izzard Theatre, Bexhill-on-Sea


Kevin Bloody Wilson

Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.

5 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Entertaining comedy show that wrestles the big questions in life.

8 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Faith: The George Michael Legacy

Tribute to the music of George Michael, performing all his biggest hits.

20 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Selecter - 40th Anniversary Tour + DJ Rhoda Dakar

The Selecter have announced their 40th Anniversary Tour in 2019 with Special Guest and DJ Rhoda Dakar. The Selecter will be playing an extended, hit-rich set each night with some added live favourites and surprises. They will also be joined for a few songs by vocalist Rhoda Dakar who will also play a DJ Set to open the nights.

The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene - she is often referred to as the Queen of Ska. Not only a crucial figure in the music community, Black is also a published author, gifted actress and a celebrated style icon.

The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the original 2-Tone era is still there, except the pair are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like “Three Minute Hero,” “Missing Words,” “Too Much Pressure” and “On My Radio.”

The Selecter continue to release new music, charting new albums in the UK in the last couple of years, proving that 2-Tone is still as relevant and important as it was 40 years ago. In October 2017 The Selecter released studio album Daylight – their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting record since the days of Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet.

Rhoda Dakar’s career began as lead vocalist with all-woman 2-Tone band The Bodysnatchers who toured with The Selecter. The Bodysnatchers first single was double A-side "Let's Do Rocksteady" with "Ruder Than You". Rhoda also later sang and collaborated with The Specials.

2-Tone was a crucial multi-racial, multi-cultural explosion borne out of Coventry and the Midlands that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. The main bands who pioneered the movement were The Selecter, The Beat, The Specials and Madness. 2019 also sees the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone.

Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.

This event is not part of our usual group booking discount.

The price of tickets will increase from £27 to £32 on the night of the show, so make sure to book your tickets in advance!.

21 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

21 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Gretchen Peters

22 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

30 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall

Oxford Lieder Festival is the UK's biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world's greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year. Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder's artistic director - the pianist Sholto Kynoch - will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. The perfect way to pass a Sunday morning. Sunday 1st December- programme to be announce

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All events begin at 11am- concerts last approximately 1 hour and are followed by coffee and cake.

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

1 Dec at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


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