• The Dream Engine Heliosphere JustSo2022. Image Credit: Andrew Allcock

  • Dolly Delicious at Bexhill After Dark 2022. Image Credit: Sara Lou Bowrey

    Dolly Delicious at Bexhill After Dark 2022. Image Credit: Sara Lou Bowrey

  • The Show Globe

  • Xena Flame

  • Kitsch n Sync - Lampshade Ladies

  • Appetite presents Dragon Heart Beats. Image Credit: Chris Patrick Photgraphy

  • The Lightwalkers, An Act Above. Image Credit: Sophie Michelle Photography

  • Jimmy Cauty's The Aftermath Dislocation Principle

Bexhill After Dark is back for 2024, and bigger than ever!

Bexhill After Dark, a captivating light arts festival produced by 18 Hours, is back this year for a bigger and better display of illuminated arts which transforms our community into a glowing haven for all to enjoy.

Artists from around the UK come together for the festival, offering their different perspectives create a diverse display of performances in Bexhill. As night falls, the mix of local talent and national artistic influence makes for an interesting and exciting exploration of light.

As part of the festival, performances will be happening in several spaces including here at the Pavilion, at Park Avenue and the Promenade.

Local schools and communities will also have created illuminated props to be used in the parade. Teas and coffees will be served at St. Barnabas’ Church for the evening for anyone who would like one.

Bexhill After Dark is a FREE event and is suitable for all ages.

The Festival is outside, so make sure you dress up warm!




De La Warr Pavilion Terrace

5pm – 8pm: Jimmy Cauty’s The Aftermath Dislocation Principle
5pm – 8pm: Shaun Prickimage’s SpaceGENDER
5:15pm | 6:45pm: Xena Flame’s Late Night Hula

St Barnabas’ Church

5pm – 8pm: Zeroh’s Before, the Here and After

Bexhill Clock Tower

5pm – 8pm: 18 Hours’ Clock Tower Projection

Bexhill Bandstand

5pm – 8pm: Bexhill Heritage Lights, music and games

Bexhill Museum

5pm – 8pm: After Dark at the Museum

Edinburgh Woollen Mill

5.15pm | 6.36pm | 7.35pm: Circo Rum Ba Ba Shadow Shop

Metropole Lawns

5pm | 6.30pm | 7.30pm: The Dream Engine’s Heliosphere

Park Avenue

5pm | 6.45pm: UK African Acrobats Performance
6.25pm: Local Dance Groups Performance
5pm: The Show Globe Mystic Mirror Globe

Roaming Performances

7pm: Positive Productions Dragon Heart Beats
5pm | 5.5pm | 6.30pm | 7.30pm: Kitsch & Sync Lampshade Ladies & Cloudscapes
5pm | 7pm: Dolly Delicious Walkabout
5:15pm | 6.15pm | 7.15pm: An Act Above The Lightwalkers


(5.45 Line Up – 6pm Start)
Positive Productions Dragon Heart Beats
Dolly Delicious Walkabout