We are very excited to collaborate with local film organisation Eyes Wide Open to present a new specially curated series of cinema exploring issues that are important to sexual and gender minority communities.

Director: Isaac Julien, starring: Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, Frances Barber, Sophie Okonedo, Jason Durr. UK. 1991.

Against the backdrop of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, Chris and Caz, two young black Londoners, run a pirate radio station out of a tower block in Dalston. At a time when punk is beginning to dominate the London music scene, these young men are determined to promote soul music and both dream of careers as DJs. This is violently interrupted however when their friend TJ is found murdered in a known local cruising ground. As personal and political tensions arise, allegiances are put to the test, desires are forged across social divides, and community unrest seems inevitable. Isaac Julien’s first full-length film is an urgent and explosive drama that paints a delicately nuanced portrait of what it meant to be young, black and queer in Thatcherite Britain.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jacob Engelberg (Eyes Wide Open Cinema) and featuring Hakeem Kazeem (Fringe!, The Bernie Grant Centre), Tara Brown (Wotever DIY Festival), with more speakers to be confirmed.

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

Panel Discussion

The film will be followed by panel discussion chaired by Eyes Wide Open Cinema programmer Jacob Engelberg.

Jacob Engelberg is a bisexual Jewish man currently working in cinema marketing and film programming. Jacob has run Brighton-based queer film series Eyes Wide Open Cinema since September 2015. Jacob holds a Masters degree in Sexual Dissidence, has presented a research paper at the European Bisexual Research Conference, and volunteers with the Women Over 50 Film Festival.


Imani Robinson is a London-born and based British-Caribbean, African-American organiser, writer and curator. Her work focuses on resisting anti-Black racism and building radical consciousness of the queer black feminist kind through movement-building, art, education and dialogue. She channels her work through Black Lives Matter UK and sorryyoufeeluncomfortable Collective, using art practice to interrogate dominant discourses and dream up decolonial futures. Imani is also a contributor to Huck and Ceasefire Magazine and recently presented at TedxLimassol.

Tara Brown is a Queer Black Fat Femme Feminist Fangirl. As a film curator she led on Wotever DIY Film Festival from 2014-2016 and was a producer / speaker for the intersectional geek fest Nine Worlds TV & Film Festival. Currently she’s a curator for Too Black, Too Queer an event with Brixton Reel Film Festival that focuses on the LGBT Black experience and mental health. Every now and then she puts down her thoughts on her blog, Queer Black Femme Lens: https://queerblackfemmelens.wordpress.com/


Hakeem Kazeem is a filmmaker and the Film Programmer and Cinema Coordinator at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, assistant Film Programmer at Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, contributor to BlkOutUK and co-founder of The Batty Mama, a quarterly QTIPOC, mixed arts club night.  Currently working on film projects to archive, showcase, promote and celebrate the Queer Black British experience.


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.