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“Very good live venue”

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 21 April 2014

If you are thinking of attending a concert, this is a very good live venue, large enought o generate atmosphere, but small enough to minimise queues. Three bars and interval drinks can be ordered.

Thank Ian E
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

The De La Ward pavilion is an acquired taste that is probably suited to people who have a taste to alternative art. Not for children at all and they would not enjoy the experience or the displays. I have spoken to people displaying or presenting their art about what is being shown and it is not easily understood. However, the de la ward does have a good cafe,restaurant with good sea views and there is a theatre which runs performances mainly in the evening. Would suggest only going if there is nothing else you want to do as it is a bit dull.

Thank penny m
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Kept sparkling white with tremendous views over the sea. Good restaurant but expensive.
A range of shops at the base of the De la Warr. mainly artisan. Theatre has ballet and occasional Theatre show. Museum houses modern art changing frequently. Views look out to Hastings to the left and Eastbourne to the right on a good sunny day.

Thank stuart74093
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

so much to do in the summer.moto fest .carnival, lions triathlon.sea food festival.and such an iconic building

Thank paul f
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Wonderful building - as seen on Poirot TV programme. Excellent shows and art exhibitions. Good restaurant with balcony views to Eastbourne. Part of Bexhill's lovely seafront. The children will love the bubbly fountains in the hot weather!!

Thank Peggy J
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