Writer and Historian Ann Kramer concludes her exploration of the lives and achievements of a selection of extraordinary women who were born in, or drawn to, Sussex.


  • Christiana Edmunds: Brighton poisoner
  • Marie Ann Fitzherbert: lover of Prince Regent, Brighton
  • Katherine O’Shea: aristocrat and long-term relationship with Charles Stewart Parnell
  • Hannah Gluckstein aka Gluck: British artist, crossdresser – linked to Nora and Edith Shackleton
  • Martha Gunn: “dipper”
  • Mary Wheatland: “Bognor’s mermaid”

This Lecture series is held over 3 weeks where different topics and achievements of women in Sussex are told. Click here to see week one which explores pioneers and philanthropists or here to see week two which discusses trailblazers and creatives.

Booking information

Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
Telephone: £2 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
In Person: Free

Staying locally

There are plenty of welcoming and good value B&Bs & boutique hotels in Bexhill. The De La Warr Pavilion regularly uses the following :

Travel information
  • By Rail
    Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
    There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
    Visit for up-to-date train travel information.
  • Taxis
    Town Taxis:  01424 211 511
    Parkhurst Taxis:  01424 733 456
  • By Car
    If driving from the London area:
    Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
    Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
    From the Brighton area:
    Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
  • Parking
    Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 8pm. After this time parking is free. There is also lmiited free car parking along the seafront.