Music Festival hitting the right notes

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Bexhill Music Festival is currently in full swing in a variety of venues around the town.

The event, now in its eighth year, encompasses everything from folk to classical and Broadway and West End hits to Creole jazz and blues. It runs until July 5.

The festival welcomes back The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the third year running and has two major events at the De La Warr Pavilion.

The Magic of the Musicals, starring West End and Broadway legend Ruthie Henshall and Bexhill’s own Last Night of the Proms featuring Sussex Concert Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Roberts with professional soloists.

Musician Richard Mann said: “Many people are already singing the praises of Bexhill’s year-round live music scene. There have been many exciting musical performances covering many genres, all successful and well attended, with still more to come during the remaining days of June.”

As part of the Festival, local prize winning group JACS (Julie’s Adult Community Singers) will be presenting an evening of music on Tuesday June 30 at 7.30pm at St Peter’s Community Centre, Bexhill Old Town. Joining them will be the young award winning Choir Voice Prints as well as the popular entertainers Quintasia. There will be music from Mark Napier and Mike Paul will be linking all the acts together. Tickets will be available on the available on the door priced £6. Proceeds will be for the Bexhill Music Festival.

Popular local venue 48 in Devonshire Road joined in the festivities with a free weekend of live acts. Relatively new band Acoustica wowed the crowd with a strong set of big hits played with a clean and clear acoustic feel led by the cheerful and delightful singer Yasmin Dewey, backed by Andy

Nott and Darren Lands on guitar.

Festival organisers say the aim is to further Bexhill’s identity as a cultural destination and to celebrate the rich talent of its community

For the full programme of events visit www.bexhillfestivalofmusic.co.uk.