Category Archives: Bexhill
After the ‘St Jude’s Day’ storm came the ‘not quite stormy enough to be named’ storm on the following Sunday. Apart from scaring me silly while driving home it didn’t have much of a lasting effect. However, these things must be documented…
There have been some amazing light conditions over the sea the last week. I don’t have the kit or the skill to do it justice but here is a gallery of shots…
What’s happening on the roof of the De La Warr Pavilion? There seems to be a BMX / skateboarding ramp up there.
The roof of the Pavilion can be an entertaining space.
On closer inspection it’s a nice little facility.
Is the DLWP adding street sports to its mission? Kind of. It looks like it’s going to part of the new Shaun Gladwell exhibition opening on February 2nd. I’m looking forward to it.
We went away for Christmas and New Year (more on this soon). Now we’re back, Winter is here – it even snowed today. It’s still nice to be here though.
A few photos from the seaside…
The whole gig was in French. I don’t speak French. It was still good. I was very proud of recognising the word ‘Blaireau’ – all those years of following cycling weren’t wasted then.
Some snaps below. Eddie doesn’t feature much as he didn’t go on stage until after dark. He was there the whole time chatting to people but I was too shy to ask for a picture.
We’ve had a couple of impromptu nights out this week.
On Thursday, on a whim, we went to a music gig. Local music shop Music’s Not Dead promoted their first show at the old Bexhill West Station. Part of the station is now an antique shop and café, Eras of Style.
The gig itself was played outdoors on the platform beneath the fantastic iron and glass canopy. The headline act was Jane Bartholomew with support from Dollboy.
The sunset supplied the light show and the seagulls came up with aerial choreography and backing vocals. The idiosyncratic setting was packed with people enjoying themselves.
It’s a great initiative. There’s a second gig on 19th July. Tickets from Music’s Not Dead, Eras of Style cafe and the c-side cafe.
We went for a walk into Bexhill this evening. There are strange goings on at the De La Warr Pavilion.
There seems to be a bus peeping over the top of the building.
We’ve been looking forward to this coming since it was announced earlier in the year. Kudos to artist Richard Wilson, the Pavilion’s team and principal sponsor Eddie Izzard.
A couple of nights ago we had the first of the Winter storms. A roof was blow off one block of flats in the town. Our tiles stayed on but it was a noisy night. Yesterday I had a walk down to the front to have a look at the aftermath. Here are some of the picture:
The beach’s profile is transformed. Thousands of tons of shingle and sand have shifted.
This was a mild storm. I ‘look forward’ to a truly dramatic Winter effort. Reading the forecast, we might not have to wait for long.