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Concerts in Hastings and Bexhill

Concerts in Hastings and Bexhill

Seeking host families for musicians, dancers and composers

The International Composers Festival has dancers, composers and musicians, travelling from abroad that would very much like to stay with a host family in East Sussex. This year we have many coming from all over the world, so are looking for additional accommodation. Founder and artistic director, Polo Piatti, writes.

Please can you help during the festival weekend from 21 – 23 September? This will possibly involve collecting the guests from the station and taking them to and from rehearsals, plus breakfast. As a small token for your kindness we will be able to give you two VIP Passes (value £60 each) that will give you access to all 6 concerts over the 3 days.

In the past we have found this a very rewarding experience and many long term friendships have been made. Please contact Sandra Goodsell at: for more details.

Polo Piatti

Polo Piatti

Many thanks from Polo Piatti, Founder/Artistic Director of The International Composers’ Festival.

The International Composers’ Festival

The first and only festival of its kind in the world with the mission to promote and showcase high quality orchestral music that is tuneful, accessible, universally appealing and created by living composers attending the events.

The festival is held over three days with six  concerts in Hastings and Bexhill offering an ideal opportunity to enjoy wonderful music, exchange ideas, make new friends and meet world-famous and up-and-coming composers. The festival concerts are perfect for everyone, from people new to classical music to serious music lovers. You can attend individual concerts or all of the events over the three days, all in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.​

Encouraging younger audiences

In 2018, the focus is on encouraging younger audiences. With this in mind, we have: programmed a family concert with dance on Sunday 23 September, encouraged young musicians to take part by being part of the Festival Orchestra, as soloists and by performing their compositions throughout the festival. In addition, we are offering free tickets to all of our concerts for under 18s.

We believe passionately in the importance of bringing exciting, live, high quality classical music to a wider audience.

Posted 09:08 Monday, Sep 3, 2018 In: Music & Sound

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