Join us for a series of succinct and stimulating insights by designers, artists, curators, makers, activists and entrepreneurs.

A panel of inspiring speakers will show 20 images, each for 20 seconds, and present their ideas in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds!

The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. They held the first PechaKucha 20×20 Night in Tokyo in 2003, and now support a global network of events happening in over 900 cities.

This is an informal evening of thinking and drinking, the bar is open from 6.30 pm with presentations starting at 7.00pm.

Share knowledge and ignite new ways of thinking!

Please purchase tickets in advance as we regularly sell out.

Full price: £5, Members: £4 Not a member?, Students: £3

Doors: 6.30pm
Start: 7pm
End: 9pm
Last orders at the bar: 9.30pm

Confirmed speakers
  • Rory Snookes
    Seeing Time

    I studied Fine Art (painting) at Cheltenham Art College and Art History at Warwick University from the late ‘80s to the mid-‘90s. I worked at Tate Britain and the Serpentine Gallery before moving out of London to Rye in 2007. I’ve been the Gallery Manager at the De La Warr Pavilion since 2010. For the last four years, I’ve been working on an independent interview-based project examining artists’ differing approaches to the registration of the passage of time.
  • Carlotta Luke
    Photographing transitory moments: documenting building sites.

    Photography has been a passion since I first used a darkroom 30 years ago. I am originally from New England and moved to the UK in 1990. My work covers a wide range of subjects (reportage, people, landscapes…), leading me to interesting situations that can be challenging but rarely boring. For the past 6 years I have been documenting the renovation of old and listed buildings in Sussex, creating visual narratives that tell the stories of the sites: their histories, the process of their transformations and their futures.
  • Sally Hemmings
    Re-Thinking Dementia:Towards a New Culture of Care
  • Dave Valentine
    A Lifelong Adventure In VHS

    A fan of films from childhood, I have spent over 30 years watching movies, from low-brow slashers to art house classics and everything in between. During long hot summer holidays my friends would be out playing football but I’d be at home devouring endless horrors, comedies and action films. From Casablanca to Cannibal Holocaust, the films I’ve seen over the years have made me laugh and cry, have entertained and educated and helped form who I am today.
  • Sandy Jones
    The New Line
  • Suzy Harvey
    Serious Fun

    Suzy has dedicated much of her life to facilitating people who are struggling in some way to forget about that for a moment, relax and laugh. She’ll explore how she arrived at being such a specialist in joy, the journeys it has taken her on and what an incredibly serious business “fun” is.
  • Andy Dinsdale
    Beachcombing in the South East, My Search for a Sea Bean
  • Lucy Ayliffe
    Why be a woman?

    Lucy recently graduated from Newcastle University. Her art practice is spurred on by her innate need to persuade the viewer to reconsider the endemically sexist and objectifying culture in which we live, but have become inured to. Her rigorous collecting, reassessing and archiving of material explore the changing nature of Feminism and what is to be a woman now.
  • Andrea Needham
    If I had a hammer: A DIY guide to creative disarmament

    Over the past thirty years, Andrea Needham has set off laughter boxes in Congressional hearings; disrupted Gulf War generals’ book signings; searched the Foreign Office (in vain) for ethics; dyed arms manufacturers’ fountains red; climbed fences into military bases; and disarmed a warplane with a hammer. The last of these – and her Pecha Kucha focus – led to her spending six months in prison and writing her recently published book ‘The Hammer Blow: How 10 women disarmed a warplane.
  • Polly Gifford
    All the men and women merely players

    Polly Gifford has worked in the arts sector for over 25 years. With a background in commercial theatre in London, an MA in Theatre for Development took her into youth theatre and work in education. She moved to Hastings in 2005 to work at the De La Warr Pavilion, then to Dorset as Director of Bridport Arts Centre. She missed Hastings so much she moved back in 2014 and now works on culture and regeneration for Hastings Borough Council, where her latest project was the ROOT 1066 International Festival. She loves football.
  • Martin Symons
    Can I save your Christmas?

    Martin makes work about obsessions, trivial things and stupid things. He uses felt tip pens a lot of the time. He is also passionate about board games, regular plays at a local club and will bore you senseless about them, given half the chance.
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.