Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA) are running a six workshop programme Art and Reminiscence for people living with dementia and their carers, at the De La Warr Pavilion between May 2024 and September 2025.

The programme will begin on 24 May at 2pm, responding to Hastings based artist Laetitia Yhap’s exhibition An Ending to a Beginning. Yhap, who is in her early 80’s, is a unique voice within British art history and the exhibition features her earliest and final paintings of the fishing community at The Stade Beach, Hastings, from the mid-1970s until the mid-1990s.

The workshops will be facilitated by The Painted Ladies who have run many arts workshops for people living with dementia. Art activities are carefully planned to be accessible for all taking part, and the workshops are also a fun, social space for connecting with others in the community.

Please email Sally at to book a workshop place. It is free to take part, first come first served, limited to 16 people, including companions.

Read the press release here


2 pm – 3.30pm