De La Warr Pavilion

Are you stuck for something to do this weekend? Fancy looking at some art, having a bite to eat and taking a stroll?


The De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood Gallery and Towner art galleries have just the ticket. The three award-winning galleries share a stunning 20-mile stretch of East Sussex coastline and will launch the Coastal Culture Trail this weekend with special events taking place from Friday evening 7 June to Sunday 9 June across the three galleries.


Events and tours include a night of art and gourmet food at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, where visitors can get exclusive after-hours access to the permanent collection of 20th and 21st century British art before enjoying a five-course meal in the first floor café (Friday 7 June, 6.30pm for 7.30 pm dinner, £40/head includes aperitif, five-course dinner and gallery admission); a daytime tour of the Grade One listed Modernist De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, built in 1935 and restored in 2005 (Saturday 8 June 12 noon, free) or create your own fanzine in a workshop at the Pavilion with Tristan Manco (Saturday 8 June, 1-4pm, free); or take a peek behind the scenes with a Towner Collection Store Tour in Eastbourne, which will be offered free for the first time, only to participants on the Coastal Culture Trail. (Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, 11.30am, free if you quote Coastal Culture Trail when booking by phone, usual price is £5/£4 concession).


Browse the collection of British art and the exhibition of work by acclaimed 20th century British artist William Scott (1913-1989), then enjoy the ‘Hastings Catch’ Gourmet Dinner at Jerwood Gallery.


Enjoy a tour of the De La Warr Pavilion and learn the stories behind the creation and restoration of this much loved and internationally important building. Celebrate your own culture, passions and obsessions through art and design through this fanzine workshop. With an emphasis on DIY culture, you will explore handmade techniques to produce your own custom fanzine – such as, hand-lettering, hand drawing, stenciling, photocopying, cut-out letters, letterpress, stickers, stencils and magazine collage.


View the Towner Collection which houses almost 5,000 historic, modern and contemporary works, get behind the scenes and learn about how an art collection is stored and conserved.


Coastal Culture Trail, East Sussex from De La Warr Pavilion on Vimeo.


For a suggested itinerary, visit the De La Warr Pavilion website, or check out the What’s On? section and create your own.