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Angus McBean (photographer). John Hargrave as White Fox Spirit Chief with children at Dexter Fam Tribal Training Camp, 1928.

Angus McBean (photographer). John Hargrave as White Fox Spirit Chief with children at Dexter Fam Tribal Training Camp, 1928.

Panel discussion with architect and writer Charles Holland, Historian Annebella Pollen and Head of Exhibitions at De La War Pavilion Rosie Cooper.

2 – 4pm

Prompted by our current exhibition, I blew on Mr Greenhill’s main joints with a very ‘hot’ breath, historian Annebella Pollen and architect Charles Holland will discuss utopian spaces and places, social reform, modernist ideals and fantasies.

Annebella Pollen is a social and cultural historian who researches art, craft, design, dress and photography across a range of periods and case studies. She is Principal Lecturer in Art and Design History at the University of Brighton. Her most recent book (with accompanying exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery) explored the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift, a utopian interwar camping and campaigning group with a distinctive artistic vision and ambitions for world peace. Her current projects include research into the utopian beliefs and practices of early twentieth century dress reformers and nudists.

Charles Holland is an Architect, teacher and writer. He is the principal of Charles Holland Architects, a practice whose current work includes rural housing alongside a number of arts and cultural projects. He is a former director of the practice FAT where he was responsible for A House for Essex, the practices artistic collaboration with Grayson Perry. Charles is Professor at the University of Brighton where he teaches a post graduate Architecture studio currently researching new utopian settlements in rural locations. Charles writes about architecture and design and contributes a regular column on the subject of utopias to the RIBA Journal.

£8, DLWP members £7, students £6 (Includes exhibition tour)

Booking information

Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.25 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
Telephone: £2.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
In Person: Free

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 send 10 – 14 days before the show date.

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.
    OR
    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.
Accessibility

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 01424 229 111 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.