Queerama: A Century of Gay Rights and Desires on Film
UK 2017 | Dir Daisy Asquith | 70min | Cert 15

Crafted from the treasures of the BFI National Archive, Queerama traverses a century of gay experiences, and encompasses persecution and prosecution, love and desire, forbidden encounters, sexual liberation and Pride.

Weaving in the music of John Grant, Goldfrapp and Hercules & Love Affair, Daisy Asquith guides us through queer relationships, desires, fears and expressions against a backdrop of incredible change.

We are delighted to welcome director Daisy Asquith for a post-screening Q&A. There will be a brief introduction from Hastings Pride and a presentation of poems from UK inaugural L.G.B.T. Poet Laureate, Trudy Howson.

7.30pm -Doors

8.00pm – 8.05pm –   Hastings Pride

8.05pm – 8.25pm – Trudy Howson

8.25pm – 8.45pm – Interval

8.45pm – 9.55pm approx. – Queerama.

9.55pm – 10.25pm approx  Q + A with director  Daisy Asquith

Surround audio and regular cinema seating will all take place in our compact Auditorium Foyer space. Limited spaces available. Advance booking is highly recommended.

Trudy Howson
  • Trudy Howson is the UK inaugural L.G.B.T. Poet Laureate (2016-19)
  • She writes poetry that illuminates and explores our community’s diverse landscape.
  • Celebrates internationally recognized L.G.B.T. days.
  • Responds to events that impact on our community.
  • Champions our rights and needs.
  • Encourages L.G.B.T. poetry through performance and events
  • Her work is widely performed and publicized in the UK
Theme and ideals

The theme for this year is the Summer of Love. It was a time in society where people came together in hope of making real social change and a reminder of the power people have and what can be achieved when people come together.

Most importantly for the LGBT+ community it reminds us of the social and political changes brought about by the change in legislation that was brought about in the decriminalisation of homosexuality 50 years ago.

Hastings Pride aims to tear down the social barriers that still exist in society today. Bringing people together under the ‘Rainbow Umbrella’ (supporting our values) to remind us all of the commonality we share in our humanity and celebrating the diversity to remove social barriers and create a truly equal society.

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: boxoffice@dlwp.com

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 www.nationalrail.co.uk 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 boxoffice@dlwp.com 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.