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Bexhill After Dark

Festival or Carnival
, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Bexhill After Dark, produced by local events company 18 Hours, is returning for its third year and is completely free to attend.

The event will begin with an awe-inspiring performance by The Dream Engine’s “Heliosphere” at Metropole lawns. Spiralling, spinning and seemingly weightless, an acrobat suspended beneath a helium balloon explores the uncharted space between street level and rooftops. The evening will also include an illuminated wheels and walking parade featuring Dragon Heart Beats, a high-energy percussion, smoke, fire, lights & pyrotechnics spectacle.

In addition, Bexhill After Dark is set to showcase a range of local and international performances and installations including the UK African Acrobats, Zeroh with a projection inside St Barnabus Church, and SpaceGender by Shaun Prickimage. Further attractions include Mystic Mirror Globe by Show Globes, Shadow Shop by Circo Rum Ba Ba plus local performers Dolly Delicious and Xena Flame.

Local schools and community groups will create illuminated props, which will be used in the parade, a spectacular sight that should not be missed.


(Return from Bexhill to Sidley)
For those planning to join Bexhill After Dark from Sidley and are worried about return transportation, there will be 3 buses returning to Sidley from Bexhill (The Harp bus stop) at 8:40 pm, 10pm, and 11pm. Just take the number [98] bus to Eastbourne Town Centre at these times.


The nearest car parks available on the night are at the following locations:
De La Warr Pavilion (0m walk to nearest event)
Eversley Road (4m walk)
Knole Road (8m walk)
Wainwright Road (12m walk)
Manor Barn Car Park (13m walk)
Beeching Close (14m walk)

Please note that these car parks may be busier due to the event.


Accessible toilets will be available at the following

De La Warr Pavilion
Channel View
Devonshire Square
Bexhill Museum

Please note that these toilets may be busier due to the event.

Grab a Cuppa

The following locations will be kindly serving teas and coffees for the event:

The Old Bathing Station
St. Barnabas Church

*Offers of hot chocolate too!

Bexhill After Dark

Events happening during Bexhill After Dark

The Show Globe

, 5:00pm - 7:45pm

The Show Globe

Kitsch & Sync

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Kitsch & Sync

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