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De La Warr Pavillion

The 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. By the sea, on England’s south coast. Established in 1935, modern ever since.

 

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 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 8 miles to the north-west at Senlac Hill in 1066 

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)

 

Accommodation

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Listen to 'Scatterbird' by composer Garry Judd, which was performed at the 'Camera, Sound, Play' (our Film & Gaming Music Concert at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea  7pm Saturday 22nd September