Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship

Kim Byford, Project Director for Talent Accelerator at DLWP has been working with the East Sussex College Group to look at ways to support young people into the Creative Industries across the region.

The forefront of this has been a focus on how we support our live venues to find and train young people to fill their technical roles, which has been a struggle across the industry.  To respond to this, we are looking at ways to work together to deliver a Creative Venue Technician Apprenticeship using the expertise of the brilliant technical team here at the De La Warr Pavilion. This programme will grow technical staff members who will be fully trained for the venue they are working in and able to move our venues forward.

The next step is to find more venues across the county who would be interested in having an apprentice join their team. Are you a creative venue, does this apprentice programme sound of interest to you?  If so, and you’d like to have a chat about having an Creative Venue Technician Apprentice in your team then please contact Kim Byford


Warpaint – Radiate Like This – New Album

Warpaint – Radiate Like This, their first full length in six years is out May 6. Champion, the first single to be taken from the album, debuts today – Jan 26.

“Being a champion to oneself and for others,” the band says of the new track. “We are all in this together, life is too short not to strive for excellence in all that we do.”

As well as the new album Warpaint have announced a 5 date UK tour of which we are very proud to announce includes a date with us (May 17) at the De La Warr Pavilion (Bexhill).

Book Warpaint tickets here – May 17

Warpaint – Radiate Like This

01. Champion
02. Hips
03. Hard To Tell You
04. Stevie
05. Like Sweetness
06. Trouble
07. Proof
08. Altar
09. Melting
10. Send Nudes

Pre-save/pre-order the LP here.

Warpaint – Champion

Auditorium works to start January 2015


The De La Warr Pavilion is delighted to announce that work will begin to replace the air handling systems in the auditorium in January 2015.

The Pavilion secured £412,343 in July from Arts Council England for this work, which is essential for the on-going viability of presenting events in the auditorium and for the comfort of our audiences. The capital project, of £500,000 in total, is also supported by the Foyle Foundation, private donations from individuals including our Patron Eddie Izzard and from funds designated by Rother District Council, as part of our funding agreement.

The scaffolding will go up on the week of the 15th December and contractors will be on site from Monday 5 January.

We anticipate the work will be completed by the end of February and existing events already advertised in the auditorium will not be affected.

This work marks a new era in the refurbishment programme of the Pavilion under the director Stewart Drew.  It has been ten years since we re-opened after the £9million capital project and since then we have welcomed over 3 million visitors to the building.  This number of people and the seaside climate has taken its toll on the building and we are looking at celebrating our 80th anniversary in 2015 with the launch of a strategic programme of works over the next few years.

The Pavilion will be actively seeking funds for this programme from Trusts, Foundations and supportive individuals.  If you are interested in supporting us, you can become a member or patron of the Pavilion and play a part in its future.  Visit or contact Vanda Curtis on 01424 229118 or email

For press enquiries please contact Sally Ann Lycett on 01424 229137 or 07889730733

Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain is back at De La Warr Pavilion + Win a family ticket to the show!


Design/Create/Paint or Draw one of the characters from Horrible Histories. 

Three lucky winners will receive family ticket to the show on either 30 or 31 July and Horrible Histories goodie bags.

All entries will be displayed in the auditorium foyer during the event.

Please send your designs to Dominika Hicks, De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill on Sea, TN40 1DP or drop them off at De La Warr Pavilion Box Office by 15 July.

The three winners will be contacted on Thursday 17 July*


Horrible Histories Barmy Britain Part 2

Wed 30 and Thurs 31 July 2pm and 4pm

Tickets £12.50 £10.50 Conc

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with the all-new production of BARMY BRITAIN – PART TWO! Can you beat battling Boudicca? Has William Wallace met his match? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Will King Charles keep his head? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria! Don’t miss this horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

After the sell-out success of Barmy Britain comes the brand new world premiere of BARMY BRITAIN – PART TWO!

Watch trailer


*Terms and conditions apply. FAMILY TICKET - Family of four 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children 
Winners must be able to attend the show between Wed 30 and Thurs 31 July 2pm or 4pm. Dates and times will be confirmed after announcing winners. 
Tickets cannot be exchanged for cash or for other event.  Pick up only on the day of the performance.  

The Big Draw at The De La Warr Pavilion by Matilda Eldon

The Big Draw was a wonderful family event, a creative opportunity for both children and parents. The theme was looking into the future and how we would see ourselves. Families worked together on large tables where black pens and card was provided. The card had different images printed on top, the outline of a tree, car, city building, people and a house, you could decorate and draw your future visions onto the card templates, the images created where expressive and imaginative. The best part was being able to transform these drawings into 3D and presenting them on the stage.  It was an incredible sight seeing the public then transfer these drawings and ideas onto larger 3D sculptures that stood in the centre of the room. Classical and retro music played as a master piece in the making evolved, these large white sculptures gradually become an inspired story of drawing, communal gathering and imagination.   

Matilda Eldon was a volunteer during our Big Draw event

Coastal Culture Trail, East Sussex 18-20 October 2013

The De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood Gallery, and Towner – three of the most exciting visual arts galleries in the UK – have joined forces to create a cultural trail which promises a fabulous weekend of great art, great food and the great outdoors. The three award-winning galleries share a stunning 20 mile stretch of East Sussex coastline, which – less than 90 minutes from London – is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.
Following the success of the launch of the Coastal Culture Trail in June this year, the galleries will be running a second autumn Coastal Culture Trail from the 18-20 October, during which there will be a variety of special events taking place across the three galleries. Below is a suggested itinerary; however, visitors are encouraged to create their own itineraries from the ‘What’s On?’ section.

Friday 18 October
Spend the evening at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings for a night of art and gourmet food. Exclusive after-hours access to the galleries will allow visitors to browse the permanent collection of 20th and 21st century British art, as well as the exhibition of monumental abstract painting by Basil Beattie, before enjoying a meal in the first floor café, overlooking Hastings’ fishing beach. The supper will be freshly prepared by Webbe’s chefs using locally sourced ingredients.

Saturday 19 October
Enjoy wandering the historic streets of Hastings’ picturesque Old Town. There are a number of excellent quirky boutiques and cafés and the antique shops are a great place to pick up a bargain. Test your skills on one of the crazy golf courses on the seafront or take Hastings funicular railway to the East Hill and enjoy the views over the town and sea. If you are staying in Hastings for the evening, join in with the local bonfire celebrations. The spectacular torch-lit procession, starting from The Stade, commemorates the Battle of Hastings and the gunpowder plot and ends with a bonfire and firework display.

From Hastings you can take a 10 minute train journey to Bexhill. Alternatively, rent a bike and enjoy the coastal cycle route, which runs from Hastings to Bexhill.

Join a free tour around the De La Warr Pavilion and find out more about the history of this iconic modernist building. After a bite to eat in the Pavilion’s café, visit the Universal Addressability of Dumb Things exhibition, curated by Turner Prize-winning artist, Mark Leckey. This is the final weekend of the exhibition which explores the magical world of new technology, and traces its connections to the beliefs of our distant past. You can join in the free afternoon workshop with writer, Christine Harmar-Brown, who will be using annotation to question what and how we see everyday objects. Alternatively, take a walk on Bexhill’s new contemporary seafront or browse the independent shops for vintage bargains and gifts. If you are staying the night, or coming back on Sunday, you can visit a local arts and crafts fair at the Sackville Hotel.

Sunday 20 October
Take the short train journey to Eastbourne (15 minutes from Bexhill or 25 minutes from Hastings) and experience Towner’s mix of traditional and cutting edge contemporary art. Don’t miss the immersive installation exhibition by Japanese performance and installation artist Chiharu Shiota. Then head to the Collection Gallery for a display from Towner’s renowned collection of nearly 5,000 historic, modern and contemporary works – featuring artists such as Christopher Wood, Edward Bawden and David Bomberg. Join a free Towner tour and find out more about the architecture and the history of the gallery.
Towner sits at the foot of the South Downs National Park so, after taking in the striking views of the Downs from Towner’s café bar, why not round off the weekend with a walk in some of the South’s most beautiful countryside? From Eastbourne it is a short journey to Beachy Head, the Long Man of Wilmington and the Cuckmere Valley – areas of outstanding natural beauty which have inspired many of Britain’s most celebrated artists.

Whats On?


Universal Addressability of Dumb Things
Until Sun 20 Oct 2013
De La Warr Pavilion
Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey has curated an exhibition that explores the magical world of new technology, as well as tracing its connections to the beliefs of our distant past. Historical and contemporary works of art, videos, machines, archaeological artefacts and iconic object inhabit an “enchanted landscape” created in the Pavilion’s galleries, where objects seem to be communicating with each other and with us.

Chiharu Shiota: Other Side
11 October 2013 – 5 January 2014
Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese performance and installation artist best known for creating monumental yet delicate environments. Towner has commissioned Shiota to create an ambitious, immersive installation that will pervade our entire gallery space.

Basil Beattie: Promises, Promises
12 October 2013- 8 January 2014
Jerwood Gallery
This awe-inspiring exhibition, guest curated by the art historian and critic Mel Gooding, puts into focus Basil Beattie’s most recent work, largely unseen. Beattie is celebrated for his powerful, large scale abstract works in which he employs pictograms and spatial components, such as tunnels, steps and ladders, to explore the limits and possibilities of abstract pictorial space.

Philip Guston
12 October 2013- 8 January 2014
Jerwood Gallery
Contextualising the Basil Beattie exhibition is a one room display of painting and lithographs by the American artist, Philip Guston (1913-1980). Beattie saw Philip Guston’s Whitechapel show in 1962 and was later strongly influenced by his work. The lithographs on display are from a series of 25 prints and are a lasting testament to Guston’s fascination with line and the act of drawing.

Marlow Moss
12 October – 23 April 2014
Jerwood Gallery
This Tate-touring exhibition features a group of important works by Marlow Moss (1889-1958), now regarded as one of Britain’s most important Constructivist artists.


Building Tour
Friday 18 October, 11.30am/2.00pm, free
Learn about the building and its award-winning architecture on this free tour and have a brief look in Towner’s Collection store, which houses over 4000 works.

Jerwood Gallery Supper Club
Friday 18 October, £30 per head (includes gallery admission)
Jerwood Gallery
Spend the evening at the Jerwood Gallery for a night of art and gourmet food. Exclusive after-hours access to the galleries will allow visitors to browse the Jerwood Collection as well as our exhibitions before enjoying a meal in the first floor café, overlooking Hastings’ fishing beach.
Full payment must be made on booking. To book, please call 01424 751137.

Building Tour
Saturday 19 October, 11.30am/2.00pm, free
Learn about the building and its award-winning architecture on this free tour and have a brief look in Towner’s Collection store, which houses over 4,000 works.

Pavilion Tour
Saturday 19 October 12 noon, free
De La Warr Pavilion
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.

Acts of Annotation
Saturday 19 October 1-4pm, free
De La Warr Pavilion
Join writer Christine Harmar-Brown for a free interactive workshop. Using annotation we will question what and how we see everyday objects and the stories attached to them. Christine will be looking in the non-gallery spaces for items to annotate – she might even use your handbag!
Booking required, to book call
01424 229 111.

Family Arts Festival Screening of Brave (PG)
Saturday 19 October, 2pm, £4
De La Warr Pavilion
As part of the Family Arts Festival, De La Warr Pavilion will be hosting a special screening of the multi award-winning animated film, Brave.

Architectural Tour
Saturday 19 October, 2pm, free on admission
Jerwood Gallery
Find out more about the award-winning architecture of the Jerwood Gallery, designed by HAT Projects in this special free building tour.

Children’s Trail
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October, free on admission
Jerwood Gallery
The Jerwood Gallery children’s trail uses drawing and problem solving to help children take a closer look at the works in our exhibition and collection.

Mapping Futuropolis Family Workshop
Sunday 20 October, 11am-4pm, free
De La Warr Pavilion
Futuropolis is an imaginary city of the future. What might its buildings, parks, roads and bridges look like? Help us draw a gigantic map of Futuropolis, as we explore how cities grow in relation to the landscape around them. This all-day family drawing and mapping event is part of the Family Festival. It will help to prepare us for the Big Draw at the end of the month, when a 3D Futuropolis will be built in the auditorium for everyone to draw on.

Collection Talk
Sunday 20 October, 2pm, free on admission
Jerwood Gallery
Find out more about the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century British art in our series of free collection talks

Where To Eat

De La Warr Pavilion Café Bar
Trattoria Italiana

Towner Café Bar– enjoy on our balcony with views over the Downs!
Visit Grand Bocca, Eastbourne’s newest and hottest foodie destination, for dinner on
Friday or Saturday evening

Webbe’s at Jerwood – Jerwood Gallery’s café serves a range dishes, perfect for lunch or
afternoon tea. The café’s supper clubs offer gourmet evening meals in the setting of the
gallery, using the best local produce.
Webbe’s Rock-a-Nore – Just across the road to the Jerwood Gallery, this restaurant specialises in excellent and locally caught seafood.
There are a number of other great cafés and restaurants in Hastings Old Town, offering a wide variety of food, from fish and chips to fine dining.

Where To Stay

Buenoes Aires B&B
Coast B&B –
Other lovely B&Bs can be found at

The Devonshire Park
The Big Sleep –
Cavendish Hotel –
The Da Vinci Art Hotel –
The Grand –

Hastings House –
The Old Rectory
Swan House –
The White Rock Hotel
Zanzibar –

Further Information

The Family Arts Festival at De La Warr Pavilion


From 18 October to 3 November there will be some fantastic and innovative programming for all types of families, with all ages in mind, in over 500 leading venues and organisations throughout the UK.

The De La Warr Pavilion will play its part with a fabulous line-up of events for families including theatre, dance, films and the award-winning Big Draw activity.


Sat 19 Oct, 2pm, £4

Brave (PG)

Set in the Scottish Highlands, a skilled archer named Merida defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in the kingdom by expressing the desire to not marry. After consulting a witch for help, Merida accidentally transforms casts a spell on her mother which she has to learn to undo it before it’s too late.


Sun 20 Oct, 11- 4pm ,  Free

Mapping Futuropolis

Futuropolis is an imaginary city of the future. What might its buildings, parks, roads and bridges look like? Help us draw a gigantic map of Futuropolis, as we explore how cities grow in relation to the landscape around them.

This all-day family drawing and mapping event is part of the Family Festival. It will help to prepare us for the Big Draw at the end of the month, when a 3D Futuropolis will be built in the auditorium for everyone to draw on.


Wed 23 Oct 8pm, £5

Iron Man 3 (12A)

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds.


Fri 25 Oct,  10.30am & 4.30pm

Sat 26 Oct , 11am & 2pm

What the Ladybird Heard

Based on the award-winning picture book by  Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: The Ladybird has a plan of her own.

With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!

£12, family of four £40


Sun 27 Oct

Moscow Ballet La Classique – Swan Lake

Some of the greatest stars of the Moscow Ballet return to the Pavilion for what must be the most popular classical ballet of all time.  This is a half-term treat for all the family.

Tickets : £15.50 (under 12s), £22.50


Big Draw 2013,  Futuropolis 

Tues 29 – Thurs 31 Oct, 10- 5pm, Free

In the future most of the people on the planet will live in huge cities. These cities will need to support healthy and happy lifestyles, rather than just getting noisier and more polluted. Imagine a great city called Futuropolis. What could its buildings and transport look like? How will its people dress and entertain themselves? How will its food be grown and how might its plants have evolved?

Award-winning Big Draw artist, Sheridan Quigley, is building us huge prototype 3D city in the auditorium for you to draw on. Bring your big ideas and see the future develop over the three days of this great event.
The Pavilion has won many awards for the imagination and inspiration  behind its Big Draw activities – come and help us win another!

Interview with The Lumberjacks


The Lumberjacks will be performing at De La Warr Pavilion on 11 October. Click here to purchase tickets

When you hear that The Lumberjacks will be touring together all the way through to the spring of 2014 (with some short breaks for good behaviour), you can picture headlines about punch-ups and trashed hotel rooms already. Except that kind of rock’n’roll behaviour has more chance of happening as Canada has of invading its larger neighbour. Craig Campbell, Glenn Wool and Stewart Francis, the three comics in question, all originally hail from the land of the Maple Leaf and the moose, and have been round too many blocks together to let anything untoward occur on or off the tour bus. Plus, they just really enjoy each other’s company.

“There’s just no stress in it,” says Campbell. “I know them intimately, they know me intimately, I’ll go pick up sandwiches and I know what they’ll want on them. You don’t sit in a green room and clip each other’s wings before they go on. You know their emotional state the second you look at them. There’s no social stress regarding it and it’s quite warming to know that this far in advance you’ll have a nice time no matter what.”

Francis concurs: “We’ve known each other for the better part of 20 years and we’re at the age where we’ve been through all that crap. Hanging out with a couple of chums and telling some gags: nothing bad can come out of it. That’s my story anyway.”

The Lumberjacks story begins way back in the 20th century. With Campbell and Francis enjoying some success in Canada, they thought they would have a stab at the Edinburgh Fringe of 1997. They’d heard nothing but good things about it, other than the fact most people seem to complete the month of August with an awful lot less cash than they had at the beginning.

Campbell remembers it like this: “Me and Stewart thought, well, we can’t do an hour each here, so why don’t we combine our forces? We weren’t exactly slouches, we could both make people laugh, but with our combined forces we could get 15 people in. Glenn piled up out of the blue and we were pretty laissez-faire about it so we were happy to let him do a set. Obviously a two-header is so much easier if you have someone else there to be a compere sticking it all together.”

Wool’s arrival onto the Lumberjacks crew actually occurred after one of his typical wanderings across foreign soils (his most recent full show was entitled No Lands Man), this time in search of his roots. “I wasn’t so much visiting as scaring family in Estonia. I didn’t tell anyone I was coming, I was just backpacking through Europe on the way to the family farm. I knocked on the door and this guy came out, so I said: ‘I am Vool. Vool from Canada’ but this guy just gave me an icy stare, coldly shakes my hand and goes back in. When I got back to Canada I told my dad about it and he said: ‘yeah I shoulda told you, he thought you were coming to take the farm back’.”

A rather warmer welcome awaited Wool from his old cronies Campbell and Francis and the trio that has become The Lumberjacks was cemented. The beauty of their shows back then as well as now is that you have three very different comics on stage each night. Francis is king of the one-liners, Campbell tells long shaggy stories with masses of observation, and while Wool also goes for the longer narratives it’s usually with a more surreal, leftfield bent. “From the audience’s perspective it’s nice to have that change of pace,” admits Francis. “So this particular show really has a something-for-everyone approach, and has worked out nicely.”

They returned to Edinburgh in 1998 with larger reputations and performing in bigger rooms (that first year they played various spaces, one of which was a classic Edinburgh broom cupboard with the approximate capacity of 25). Wool recalls that when the curtain came down on the 1998 Fringe, a solemn promise was made to each other about the future. “After the second year ended, we said wouldn’t it be great if we all made a name for ourselves in the UK and came back to do this in a huge room and reap the benefits of our hard work. Sometimes verbalising a wish like that is the best way to make it happen. A few emails were fired off back and forth and everybody was totally ready. It was a lot easier that we had said at the time, ‘let’s dream a dream, kids!’”

And that dream was realised last summer when we witnessed The Return Of The Lumberjacks (‘Back By Poplar Demand!’). No broom cupboards for these boys this time, instead they played the Assembly Rooms. None of the trio quite remembers who initially suggested that they get back together. But they were all delighted to gather up the old team and have more or less committed to Edinburgh runs and national tours that will take them into 2014. There’s even talk of taking the show to Canada:  “it will be easy to get a seat as we’re unheard of over there,” muses Francis.

As Campbell remembers the reunion: “I do recall being shocked that they were interested from the point of view that any guys I had worked with in 1997 would want to stand in a room with me and finish a cup of coffee never mind commit to going on the road for so long. Probably, my emotional mind overrode where it came about as I was honestly shocked.”

“We’ve all hinted that it would be nice as all our profiles have shot up here,” says Francis. “It’s not so much of a thank-you note to the UK as that would be patronising, but it seems that if it wasn’t for the UK, boy, where would we be? So, the love affair continues and by putting a good show together, there’s more bang for your buck with three shows for the price of one.”

For Wool, he was intrigued by the response from fellow comedians to the three of them getting back together. “It’s funny to see how other comics reacted to it: ‘you’re doing what? You’re bringing your old show back: is there money in it?’ And when they knew there was some money in it, you could see them clicking over: ‘do you need a fourth guy?’”

Campbell also wants to acknowledge the fact that there is one member of the trio who is perhaps getting involved in something that his higher profile doesn’t necessarily need. “In my world, I’m doing great,” notes Campbell. “But from my perception of things, Stewart’s doing really good. So, as I see it, he’s giving Glenn and I a leg-up by going into bigger venues than we would be playing in individually. It’s a great move of grace on his part. Stewart probably wouldn’t look on it that way, but that’s an insight into him. He likes to share and enjoy time with his buddies and we have a lot of memories and history together.”

Wool notes one major difference from their early Edinburgh shows to their experience of August 2012. “Most nights we were being wined and dined by various touring promoters and television people who liked our chemistry. I’ve been in Edinburgh when you couldn’t get the sound guy to come to the show and now we’re looking at sold-out crowds. It felt almost too easy which is usually a bad sign, but here it was a sign that we had actually realised how things actually work.”

As for the structure of their first national tour, Wool admits that it is pretty well fixed in their minds, while admitting that once out on the road, the best laid plans can sometime go out the window (there’s talk of them possibly doing sketch material once they’ve bedded in to the tour). “Campbell likes MCing so probably he’ll do 15, then me for 30, then him again for 15 and Stewart for 30. But I’m sure we could witter on for longer if we want to or if the crowd has earned it! I don’t think time will be an issue, we all have a pretty big canon of material to go back to, but I think it will spur us all on to write new stuff. This tour will essentially be the greatest hits package with some new stuff mixed in.”

Win tickets to What The Ladybird Heard!

Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks, What The Lady Bird heard comes to life at the Pavilion on 25 October. We have got an amazing opportunity for children of all ages. Draw, paint, design or create your own ladybird. You can be as creative as you want!
There will be three lucky winners who will win a family ticket to the show, meet the cast and get some amazing Ladybird goodie bags!
All entries will be displayed in the auditorium foyer during the shows run.
Please send or bring your entries to De La Warr Pavilion by 10th October 2013. 
Please address them to:
Dominika Hicks
De La Warr Pavilion
Bexhill on Sea
TN40 1TW
The three lucky winners will be contacted on Tuesday 15th October. 
*terms and conditions apply

Horrible Histories Drawing Competition

Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain Live On Stage

An amazing opportunity for all Horrible Histories fans!

Draw, paint or create Henry VIII with one of his wives. You can be as creative as you want!

Three lucky winners will get a chance to meet and greet the cast* and to win some fantastic merchandise and a family ticket to the show. If you already have your tickets we will give you a family ticket to one of our upcoming family shows.

Please send us your entries to:

Marketing, De La Warr Pavilion, Marina
Bexhill on Sea, TN40 1DP

Or drop them off at our Box Office!

Closing date for the competition is Monday 29th of July.

The three lucky winners will be contacted on Tuesday 30th July.

All entries will be displayed in the auditorium foyer.

Horrible Histories live on stage Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of August 2pm and 4pm.

Tickets: £12

available by calling 01424 229111 or from

‘Is this any way for children to learn about history? Too right it is! If lessons were always like this, kids would be queuing up at the school gates every morning. Be thrilled!’ The Times

*Terms and conditions apply. The meet and greet will take place on Friday 2nd August following the 2pm performance