Join us on the beautiful 

English south coast, perfect for a weekend break


A Design Classic

De La Warr Pavilion

De La Warr Pavilion has been voted one of the top 10 most beautiful gig venues in Britain and is a pioneering centre for the arts. A place where everyone can experience contemporary exhibitions, events and entertainment in an iconic Modernist building. Situated overlooking the sea, on England’s south coast. Established in 1935, modern ever since.


East Sussex

Bexhill-on-Sea is the Birthplace of British Motor Racing, home of the De La Warr Pavilion and Guinness World Record breaker for the largest gathering of dancers (worldwide) to perform the Charleston dance. Bexhill-on-Sea is a tranquil, seaside town located at the very heart of the district of Rother, a great place to visit. Both Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea are well situated on the South East Coast of England with easy links to London and Europe.

Hastings is one of the cultural capitals of the United Kingdom and suitably, the original home to the International Composers Festival. The town gives its name to the Battle of Hastings, which took place eight miles to the north-west at Senlac Hill in 1066


How to
get here

Travel and accomodation

By Rail

Bexhill is served by mainline routes from London Victoria and Gatwick Airport via Lewes and Eastbourne, Hastings is reached from London Charing Cross 

Visit www.nationalrail.co.ukwww.thetrainline.com or call National Rail Enquiries on 0845 7484 950.


By Sea/ Chanel Tunnel 

Port of Dover (links from Calais) www.doverport.com

Chanel Tunnel Calais to Folkstone www.eurotunnel.com

Ashford International Station for connections from Europe www.ashfordintl.co.uk

By Air

The nearest major airport is Gatwick International Airport with direct trains via Lewes (Please note trains divide at Lewes and it is important to be travelling in the correct section of the train)



Please let us know if you require any assistance with finding accommodation composersfestival@gmail.com


Box Office and Information:

+44 (0) 1424 229 111 

You can find us directly on the seafront of


De La Warr Pavilion
East Sussex
TN40 1DP, UK