Visit our delightful area - Come to the festival - Take a long weekend

Hastings is one of the cultural capitals of the United Kingdom and suitably, the original home to the International Composers Festival. Both Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea are well situated on the South East Coast of England with easy links to London and Europe. The De La Warr Pavilion has been voted one of the top 10 most beautiful gig venues in Britain.


By Rail

Hastings is served by mainline routes from London Victoria via Lewes and Eastbourne  and Charing Cross via Tunbridge Wells,  The fastest connection  from London is one hour and thirty-two minutes (from  Charing Cross). Hastings is easily reached from Ashford International Station for connections from Europe.

Visit, or call National Rail Enquiries on 0845 7484 950.


By Sea

Newhaven Harbour (links from Dieppe) with train links to Hastings via Lewes Telephone 0800 917575

Port of Dover (links from Calais) – Telephone 01304 241 427


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)



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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