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De La Warr Pavilion
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are a Grade One Listed 1930s modernist building on the sea front in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, recently refurbished as a centre for the arts. When you walk in, you will find Gallery 1, a large gallery, on the ground floor. The current exhibition is Willem Sandberg: from type to image which opened on 30 April and continues until 4 September. On the ground floor you will also find the Box Office and Information Desk where tickets can be booked for any of our live events. There is also a shop where you can buy books, prints, cards and gifts. We have a large, 1930s auditorium where we present contemporary music, comedy, cinema and other live events. We also have a busy programme of courses, workshops and activities for all ages. Upstairs is Gallery 2, which reopens on Saturday 18 June with The People's Pavilion: Our First 80 Years and continues until Sunday 31 June. Our popular Café Bar & Kitchen can also be found on the second floor and serves delicious warming lunches, tasty salads and freshly - prepared soups and sandwiches to enjoy using locally-sourced ingredients. Our generously - sized home-made cakes, scones and cookies are too tempting to resist and are perfect when served with a delicious Illy Coffee and Fair Trade teas -perfect after a walk along the seafront on a cold winter's day. There is a children's lunch menu for those who want to treat the family. We also serve bar food before evening shows and offer a breakfast menu at weekends. There is a changing display of installations in the rooftop foyer. Doing Looking Working Performing (DLWP) opens Saturday 18 June in parallel to exhibition in Gallery 2. Starting with an eight hour improvised installation using sound and objects by two artists. The resulting installation will be open until 31 July. If the weather is good, you can step out on to the roof to enjoy the best views of the English Channel, all the way to Beachy Head. There is a large Rother District car park (free after 8pm) and free parking along the seafront. The Pavilion is less than 10 minutes walk from the station.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

went to see magnum photographers exhibition truly excelent also lovely cafe on top floor with stunning views

Thank gannonmartin
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

A really beautiful 1930's Art Deco building right on Bexhill sea front. The pavilion is used for a variety of events. There is an art gallery, function/dance hall and cafe, and many plays & shows throughout the year. The cafe has a balcony where you can sip a coffee and enjoy stunning sea views. There is also a large roof top terrace with amazing views to Eastbourne in one direction and Hastings the other way. Bexhill puts on many festivals during the year and the Pavilion is usually the focal point for them. Bexhill sea front has been 'done up' over the past two years with new seating and greens around the Pavilion and a 'splash fountain' for young children. The De la Warr is central to all the improvements with new cafe's and niche shops opening around the Collonade . A beautiful building well worth a visit.

Thank Janet D
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

This iconic building has always been a jewel in the tiara of the Rother District. It now serves the artistic community and those with a creative side which I think is brilliant. The meals are modern with a tasty twist to a number of old favourites, and not to expensive considering they are there to support the art shows and management of the building. Current and established musical artists who are promoted have either been nationally headlining, or soon will be yet the entrance fee is still that of our local venue.
The next challenge for this dear old aunt is to help her to be self financing by using the creative juices of her friends to advise and support her to establish her profitable years.

Thank RobEd221
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Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Such a lot of great events going on here. From art and theatre to the open air cinema, there's something for everyone ! The cafe and view is also brilliant

Thank sometimeswithkaren
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Reviewed November 26, 2014

Shame there wasn't access to the roof. The Critical mass Gormley installation has gone and currently you cannot go up there even to enjoy the stunning view. Cafe is friendly and pleasant

Thank Lizzbuf
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