Throughout the summer, charity shops around Bexhill and St Leonards will host site-specific artworks.

  • Azadeh - Burning the Books

    Previous artwork: Burning the Books (VII) Alinah Azadeh, 2014 - Photo: Cristine Pedreira courtesy Urban Dialogues

  • Potrony - He Who Hopes

    Previous artwork: He Who Hopes, 6-channel peripatetic sound installation and PA system. In collaboration with Kent Refugee Help and the Dover Detainee Visitor Group for Whitstable Biennale 2010.

  • Allsopp - Calcified Feelings

    Previous artwork: Calcified Feelings Ceramic objects, fire suround, grout, expanding filler, Hermione Allsopp, 2017

Based on the idea that the charity shop is the archive of the community, four artists have been working with charity shop staff, volunteers, objects and stories to create a trail of artworks that highlight and celebrate the role of the charity shop in people’s lives. Installations are spread across St Leonards and Bexhill.

To accompany the project, a Shopkeepers of the World zine including a charity shop trail map is available to pick up in the café on the 1st floor.

For further information visit:

A Quiet Down There project in partnership with St Michael’s Hospice, Shelter, Hastings Furniture Service, Hastings and Bexhill Mencap, De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood and Arts Council England. Featuring as part of Coastal Currents.

Launch event

Saturday 8th September, 2 – 5pm

Join a walking tour of charity shops with Quiet Down There and the four artists. Experience the artworks at each location followed by tea and discussion at the De La Warr Pavilion. Starting at 2pm at Warrior Square Station.

To book a place on the tour, email:


Hermione Allsopp

Hermione Allsopp is an artist who typically makes sculptural work by collecting objects and furniture and re-creating them into new form or compositions. She lives and works in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. She graduated from MA Fine Art at UCA Canterbury in 2012.

Alinah Azadeh

Alinah Azadeh is an artist, writer and performer using gift, ritual and materiality to open up fresh ways of reflecting on our social and cultural identities. Over the last two decades, interwoven with her solo practice, her public artworks have involved thousands of people in installations and live projects exploring grief, loss and debt to equality, social change, migration and conflict.

Noemi Lakmaier

Noëmi Lakmaier is an Austrian born British live and performance artist. Her work explores notions of the ‘Other’ from the physical to the philosophical, the personal to the political. She has a particular interest how we relate to ourselves and others as embodied being-in-the-world. Using her own body, alongside everyday materials as well as the bodies of others, she creates durational,  endurance based performances and living installations, which explore the boundaries between the objectified physiological body we have and the phenomenological body we are.

Albert Potrony

Albert Potrony is an artist with a participatory practice exploring ideas of identity, community and language. Albert is interested in generating social spaces through his projects, and participation from diverse groups and individuals is a key element of his work.

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. There is also lmiited free car parking along the seafront.

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.