FREE! Daytime art, music and performance event.

This month we spoil you with some fantastic live performances including Robert Stilman, composer and multi-instrumentalist from the northeast United States and a one off set of film screenings commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella in 2000, accompanied by a programme of live performance.

Dear Serge is a FREE bi-monthly Saturday event at the De La Warr Pavilion showcasing the best in cutting-edge live music, performance and art.

You can view videos of past Dear Serge acts at

Bar open, free parking on seafront.

Named after one of the forward-thinking architects of the De La Warr Pavilion, Dear Serge is an afternoon and evening of eclectic live performances. From live music, art, and live performance pieces to the more diverse artistic practices, you can’t afford to miss it. Dear Serge will take you on a visual, auditory and experiential journey with performances taking place in a variety of spaces around the building.

FREE – NEXT EVENT: 25th January

12-6pm (running all afternoon):

Galleries open // art

Matt Calderwood Exhibition in Gallery 2 –

Alison Turnbull exhibition in Gallery 1 –

Live DJs // music

Henry L Collins // kinetic sound sculpture

Location based touring work ‘creating friction’ uses modified consumer electronics to create automaton driven soundscapes. These works draw on the history of sonic experimentation with amplified objects.

Jayne Parker & Anton Lukoszevieze // film & music

A recurring theme in Jayne Parker’s recent film works has been her deepening interest in contemporary classical music – as reflected in a number of fluent and assured chamber pieces featuring performances by the cellist Anton Lukoszevieze.

This series of works, inaugurated by the quartet ‘Foxfire Eins’, commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella in 2000, is celebrated in this one-off event at De la Warr Pavilion, with screenings around the building, and live performance by Lukoszevieze.

This event forms part of Film and Video Umbrella’s anniversary programme, ‘25 Frames’.

12pm // Sophie Giblin // workshop

Arts and crafts workshop like you’ve never seen before. Work as quickly as possible dealing with challenges faced in the art world, but accelerated. The aim of the day is to create a DIY exhibition on a tiny budget and master the skill of making quick and calm decisions. Sophie Giblin, curator of Kollektiv Gallery came up with Fast Art five months ago as the first step towards opening a her own pop up gallery.

The Fast Art agenda:

• Bring £1 with you to create a small budget.

• Collaborate as a group to generate an idea.

• Make the idea happen from the tiny budget.

• Exhibit the work together.

• Sell the artwork to the public.

This will all take place over the space of 5 hours.

To book a place on this workshop – please email asap as places are limited.

2pm // Anton Lukoszevieze // live cello performance

Avant-garde cellist, unique through his use of the curved bow, performs live.

3pm // Dollboy // live music performance

Oliver Cherrer aka ‘Dollboy’ started in 2003 as an ambient electronic studio project with no ambition greater than making music to wallow in the bath to but by a series of quirks and happy accidents found itself on stage at The Big Chill with an album to promote. Since then Oliver has gone on to produce six albums and a number of singles on various labels, (Static Caravan, Different Drummer, Kooky, Second Language) stepping happily between pure electronic styles, jazz influences, freak folk guitar and vocal, instrumental psycho-geographic and rocking no wave synth pop. Performing live with a small ensemble of musicians, this is unmissable.

4pm // Robert Stillman // live music performance

Robert Stillman is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from the northeast United States. His music juxtaposes the archaic with the futuristic, incorporating influences of Folk Americana, Jazz, Minimalism, and experimental electronic music, creating a sound described by the Observer as “lending an avant-garde shimmer to pre-modern American sounds.” Principally a saxophonist, Stillman’s performances have also featured an experimental take on the traditional one-man-band format, utilizing a piano and marching-band percussion modified for the feet in real time with no use of ‘looper-pedals.’

Stillman’s sublime latest transmission sets wordless one-man band pieces conjuring a quaint Americana against mechanical collages…Like drifting off in a saloon bar reverie and waking up beside a locomotive engine. **** MOJO

This performance will feature his experimental take on the ‘one-man’ band of piano and drums modified for the feet in a programme including new works composed for short abstract films, as well as selections from his four-movement requiem for John Fahey, ‘Station Wagon Interior Perspective’, and numbers from his one-man band album ‘Machine’s Song’.

4.30pm // Matt Calderwood // talk

Gallery 2 artists will talk about his current exhibition Exposure Sculpture