Applications open for festival of music


Applications are being invited for the Bexhill Festival of Music 2015.

Festival organisers are asking anyone who would like to be included in the official programme to come forward.

Tony Mansi, chair of trustees and festival organiser, said: “If any Bexhill organisation, community group, church, business, or individual, organise their own musical event during the month of June 2015, they can be included in our festival brochure and marketing, free of charge”

Bexhill Festival of Music was founded in 2007 by Tony and The De La Warr Pavilion, together with volunteers from local schools, Bexhill Schools Consortium and East Sussex Music Service.

The festival aims to further Bexhill’s identity as a cultural destination while celebrating the rich talent of its community.

It also aims to bring world class performers to Bexhill, with organisers hoping to provide a welcome boost to local and regional tourism.

In 2009 Bexhill Festival of Music was granted charity status, and has grown into an established annual community event.

Past performers include Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, patron Julian Lloyd Webber, Emma Johnson, Tasmin Little, The London Mozart Players, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Big Band to name but a few.

The charity is holding a Music and Laughter fundraiser,to finance next years festival at the De la Warr Pavilion on Sunday April 19, from 5pm.

Talented musician Andy Eastwood will be providing the music, with Jimmy Cricket providing the laughter.

Tickets cost £14 - call the De La Warr Pavilion box office on 01424 229111.