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“A one off good evening” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of De La Warr Pavilion

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.
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“A one off good evening”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

To ok two older members to see the olde time music hall show. Great theatre, great show. So sad they don't put on more musical evenings to suit the older taste. Tickets were cheap at £14 each. Had hoped to see Ray Davies until we saw the price. £56 each ! They would have to reincarnate Elvis to make me pay that.

Visited February 2014
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“Great venue for a gig, but they ran out of beer!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

We went to a gig here - a gig that was sold out - and, although we loved the venue and the acoustics were great, the bar had run out of the local ale before the concert had even started, and then ran out of bog-standard lager about 45 minutes later. I don't know if that was the first time that had happened but, either way, it's poor management and lets down what is otherwise a fantastic venue. Instead of staying on after the gig, we left and went to a local pub - which happened to be a bit of a gem - instead.

Visited March 2014
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Not used enough”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

They should put on more plays and concerts and not just art shows. It is not being used to its full potential.

Visited February 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“nice building not enough going on”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

the cafe is pretty pointless hardly any choice of grub and soleless. some one needs to put some life in to the place.

Visited February 2014
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Radlett, United Kingdom
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“awesome view.. with a lovely outdoor balcony for tables as well”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

great view
lovely food
comfortable seats
openair balcony
good coffee
queue was slightly annoying.. but a rare treat in Bexhill

Visited February 2014
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