Credit: Transition Town

The strength of community-led response and activism in relation to COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter has led DLWP to ask how it can better support this work. Beginning in Spring 2021, the De La Warr Pavilion are holding a lively series of events that will connect people, groups and places, encouraging learning and knowledge sharing between organisations and publics.

Each event has been co-devised with organisations, artists and individuals committed to creating social change. These include Transition Town Hastings, The Buddy Project: Hastings, Rother and Wealden as well as actor, writer and artist Anna-Maria Nabirye and artist Amy Cunningham amongst others. Examining varied approaches to care and active citizenship, these online talks, workshops and events invite us to find new ways to act with care in our own lives, collaborating with those around us to create a more equitable society.

On 6 March, an online workshop Sound & Light led by artist Amy Cunningham worked with participants to create and audio visual postcard using sounds and images created at home.

On 7 March, we held an online talk Culture and Migrant Rights, co-designed by The Buddy Project: Hastings, Rother and Wealden. You can watch it here.

Citizens are Designers is a project run by Sarah Macbeth and Anna Locke of Transition Town Hastings . They have created downloadable resources, a mapping tool and an online workshop on 17 April  (below)  to support people to be designers of local, place-based community action.

Coming To Our Census ? asks the question: “Is a census really the best way to find out about who and how we live in the UK?” Led by artist, director and writer Anna-Maria Nabirye, you can read more here and join the event  on 25 April  (see below).

Care & Citizenship events

Citizens Are Designers: In Search Of Our Common Food

Urban Forager’s Garden Design Workshop


Saturday 17 April

£0.50, £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, £6Sold out


Sunday 25 April

£0.50, £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, £6Book

Care and Citizenship is part of AHRC funded DigiPiCH Civic Museums Project: Using Digital Technology to enhance Wellbeing in Civic Museums. Partners of the project are De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, The Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton and Hove and The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, Baltimore.