The art of concise presentation. Co-curated with Marina Norris, as part of the South East Creatives programme.

Doors, 6.30pm
Start. 7pm
End, 9pm
Bar close, 9.30pm

DLWP Members £5
Students £3

The art of concise presentation. Co-curated with Marina Norris, as part of the South East Creatives programme.

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. It is the ideal tool to share passions and drop some knowledge. A panel of inspiring, creative speakers will show 20 slides, with 20 seconds of commentary per slide. PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming. Simple. Engaging. Spurring authentic connections.

See Bexhill on the official PechaKucha website.

Confirmed Speakers:

Andrew Davies
Andrew Davies is an award winning multi-disciplinary storyteller. For the last decade Andrew has created works about marginalised communities and the challenges they face. He’s travelled the world covering stories for leading NGO’s on diverse subjects including animal welfare, child trafficking, Female Genital Mutilation and natural disasters.

Sarah Alexander
Sarah Alexander is the owner and director of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, a collection of contemporary automata which has toured globally over the past 30 years, including 16 years in London’s Covent Garden. Sarah recognised that the automata captivated the imagination of visitors and provided the perfect platform in which to stimulate interest in science, engineering, design, creativity art and invention. Working with leading automata-makers Sarah continues to design and develop new exhibitions for art galleries, museums and Science centres.

Sam Ayre
I’m an artist educator specialising in participatory projects with groups of young people.I want to enable, empower and encourage people to have a positive learning experience with contemporary art. Art is a subject that encourages us to interrogate our preconceptions and establish confidence in our opinions. I want to use art as an invitation to learn not intimidate.

Miles Berkley
Miles is a space designer by his background. His current work is dedicated to researching social space needs in the workplace, creating strategies and briefing the designers, consulting businesses and social enterprises on the best human-oriented solutions. He is a strong believer in enabling progressive societies through collaboration, peace-making and human rights activism.

Ben Browton
I was born on Bonfire Night on the Isle Of Wight. I am a fine artist who trained at Goldsmiths College. I am what would now be termed “gender fluid”. I grew up in Leamington Spa, educated in London and now live and work in Hastings/Bexhill. My interests include international cooking and food, languages, signage, fashion, edible gardening, travel and contentment. Since I visited in 2017, I have developed a keen interest in Japanese arts & culture.

Pia-Jae Carpenter
Artist and Floral designer and grower based in St Leonard’s on Sea. Working primarily in printmaking and collage but also in sculpture; my art practice is in part influenced by architectural elements but also my on-going fascination with how light and colour can transform and create ethereal, transitory and almost illusionary spaces and forms. Interested in these spaces and how they often go unnoticed or valued within the familiar spaces and rooms we inhabit, my work often uses block colour spaces, linear and geometric forms to highlight, manipulate and celebrate these fleeting moments and formations.

Rachael Perrin
Rachael believes that everyone is a musician and that creativity is a fundamental human right. She is a Musician, Mother and Co-founder of Soundcastle, an award-winning community music social enterprise. Rachael is dedicated to exploring the relationship between arts & wellbeing and raising the quality and profile of community music making nationally. She is fortunate to run Soundcastle with four incredible women, who all love supporting social entrepreneurs, through coaching and training, to grow their ideas and make positive impact.

Jane Grimshaw
I have always sewn, from a small child to the present day. It’s how I make my living, how I relax, how I relate to the world. When I see something is broken, I want to sew it back together again. When we formed Hastings Supports Refugees back in 2015 I kept trying to think of ways to stitch it. This is the story of that journey through thread and time.


South East Creatives

The De La Warr Pavilion is a champion for the Creative Industries, hosting events and activities that bring together and showcase local creative businesses. We are a hub for South East Creatives, a business development and support programme for the creative, cultural and digital sectors funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund.

Booking information

Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:

Online: Tickets booked online are subject to booking fees when purchased through our website. E-tickets for print at at home are emailed instantly on the account you have registered with DLWP and are free of charge. They can also be downloaded from our website within My Account.

Telephone: £3.50 per transaction + £2 postage or free collection at the Box Office.

In Person: There are currently no charges for booking tickets in person.

There is a £2 charge to post tickets.

We strongly recommend ticket buyers to take out Ticket Protection insurance with Secure My Booking available when you book your tickets at check out.


Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be sent 10 – 14 days before the show date.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Eat before the show

Book online: Pre-show dining can be booked online as an add-on when purchasing tickets for selected events. You will be purchasing a ticket to guarantee your meal before the show.
Please note you must be a ticket holder to the show to book pre-show dining.

Already booked your tickets? If you’ve already booked tickets for a show and would like to add dining, please contact Box Office:

On the night: If you have pre-booked please come to the bar to order from the gig menu and sit at one of the reserved tables.

No re-entry

Please be aware that we operate no re-entry for gigs. This means that once you have entered the building, you cannot go out and re-enter. This policy is in line with other major music venues across the UK and put in place on police advice. No re-entry is clearly signposted as you come through security on the front door.
There is a fenced-off area on the terrace for people who go out to smoke or vape.

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 7pm. After this time parking is free.

Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.

Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.

Please contact the Box Office on to arrange a visit.

Facilities for disabled visitors

  • Ramped access at the front of the building
  • A low counter at the Box Office and  Information Desk
  • Disabled toilets on two floors
  • A lift to all floors
  • Accessible galleries on both floors
  • An accessible Café
  • Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
  • Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
  • Ramped access into the Studio
  • Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.

Facilities for blind or visually-impaired

  • Large print season brochures

Facilities for the hard-of-hearing

  • An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
  • British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.