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We have been part Bexhill since 1935. See how we work within our community today.

Active Arts
We host the annual Active Arts showcase by the Hastings and Bexhill Mencap Society

Active Hastings/Active Rother
We work with these organisations to help promote the Cycling Festival and, in Summer 2019, the Rooftop Fitness Rave.

The Bexhill Choral Society, The Bexhill Arts Society, The Bexhill Artists Workspace
We host annual concerts in the auditorium  and exhibitions in the studio  by these local societies.

Bexhill Academy
This local school holds its prize-giving at DLWP. We take work experience students and  regularly hold teachers’ CPD events.

Bexhill College
Students have made artworks featured in many exhibitions at DLWP. We are hosting a student performance in June 2019.

Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance
The BDDA are our partners in the Musical Matinee Clubs (relaxed film screenings for people living with dementia and their carers) and help us promote events for Older Peoples’ Day.

The Bexhill Lions Club
The Bexhill Lions use our terrace for various events, including the most recent Wheel and Walk. The Lions help us when we need marshalls for events, such as Dubs at DLWP or helping us with our Schools’ concerts and other volunteering opportunities.

The Bexhill Festival of Music
We work with the BFOM to programme their events at DLWP including The Wacky Band and Last Night Of The Bexhill Proms

Bexhill Museum
We work with Bexhill Museum, sharing our archive and Sussex and Brighton  university students on placements.

Bexhill Primary Schools
All Saints School, Sidley: Our Learning and Participation Team worked at All Saints School, Sidley, running creative workshops as part of Children’s Art Week.
Chantry Primary School, Bexhill: Our Learning and Participation Team worked with artist Lauren Godfrey to create ideas for the exhibition Group Hat. We host the Bexhill Primary Schools annual events – the Big Sing and the Primary Schools’ Christmas Concerts.

Bexhill Sailing Club
The Sailing Club helped us create a new artwork by with artist Simon Patterson in 2017 and regularly hosts fish and chip lunches for our guests at exhibition openings.

BLODS (Bexhill Light Operatic and Dramatic Society)
We are working with BLODS to present the amateur premiere of a major musical in August 2020

Diana Freedman School of Dance
We hosted the school’s pantomime Aladdin in December 2018.

DV8 & the Eggtooth Project
We work with DV8 and Eggtooth  to host and promote emerging music talent from Bexhill, Rother and Hastings.

East Sussex School of Performing Arts (ESSPA) , Bexhill
We host ESSPA’s annual production during the Easter holidays.

Hastings Furniture Service
HFS have hosted three fundraising comedy events at DLWP. They provided the book-swap trolley for Lauren Godfrey’s exhibition Group Hat.

The Hastings and Rother Refugee Buddy Project
We have worked with this group to co-curate one of our Pecha Kucha events, and have worked with the Links Project

Heart of Sidley
For the past two years we have run creative workshops regularly in Sidley , including the Sidley Family Fun Day in the Recreation ground. We have worked with young people from the Sidley Media Group to produce trailers for our Sunset Screenings and, in 2019, provided £3 tickets for The Tiger Who Came To Tea for Sidley families.

Littlegate Farm, Beckley
In 2019, DLWP will be employing supported apprenticeships from Littlegate Farm, a charity near Rye who helps people with learning difficulties in to work.

Mad Fish School of Performing Arts, Bexhill
We have invited Mad Fish to sing show tunes from The Greatest Showman ahead of our its free screening on our outside wall this summer.

The Mercury Club
We host a monthly creative club for adults with learning disabilities from Tinkers Hatch, the Parchment Trust and Bexhill College Adult Learners

The Motherlode Project
Run by artist and writers from Bexhill and Hastings, this is a series of workshops for mothers experiencing mental health challenges as a result of motherhood.

Optivo
We work in partnership with Optivo to find ways that the Pavilion can creatively contribute to the lives and well-being of Optivo and Heart of Sidley residents.

The Pelham Community Centre, Sidley
Lauren Godfrey worked with a community dance troupe at the Pelham to inform her exhibition Group Hat.

The Poppy Marathon and Poppy Appeal
We have worked with the Marathon organisers to use DLWP to facilitate the marathon as well as hosting their charity concert in 2018.

Nursery School Groups
We host local nursery group visits though the Making It REAL project – a programme that helps practitioners to build parents’ knowledge and confidence so that they can help their children with reading and writing and create an early home learning environment.

Rother Voluntary Action, Bexhill 
We are in regular discussion with the RVA about creating opportunities for volunteers and creative workspaces in Bexhill.

St Richards Catholic College

This local school holds its prize-giving at DLWP. We take work experience students and  regularly hold teachers’ CPD events.

Sussex Recovery College
We host one of the many courses that focus on mental health, education , well-being and recovery.

The Young Creatives
We work with local young people aged 14 – 21 years who meet regularly at DLWP and help inform our programme, do some mystery shopping for us, as well as help us with practical activities and volunteering.

DLWP is a partner many local and regional partnerships including :

1066 Country Marketing
Bexhill Chamber of Commerce
Bexhill Creatives (DLWP, Hastings Furniture Service, Rother Voluntary Action, Optivo, Heart of Sidley)
Bexhill Town Team
The Coastal Culture Trail
The East Sussex College Group
England’s Creative Coast
Hastings Rother Arts Education Network (HRAEN)
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership
Team East Sussex

We are a hub for SECCADS, The South East Creative, Cultural and Digital Sector Programme to facilitate and support small to medium enterprises who are part of the SECCADS programme

DLWP helps to promote the 2019 summer seafront events in Bexhill and supports them by promoting them on our website and along the seafront and givng them our terrace and providing  technical support when we can. . These include 60s Revolution, The Great Gatsby Fair, Bexhill Motofest, Bexhill Festival of the Sea.

In 2018/19 financial year, the De La Warr Pavilion’s Learning and Participation Team have:

• reached 1,137 primary and secondary school pupils through visits and outreach

• welcomed 799 primary pupils with organised school visits, with 73 teachers accompanying them.
• engaged 338 secondary school pupils
• worked with 2331 families across the year
• engaged with 172 early years children and 73 children
• engaged with 456 Higher & Further Education Students and 6 staff
• worked with 39 artist educators and 40 volunteers.
• hosted 10 work experience students, and 2 university work placements
• engaged with 157 people with a learning disability, 50 refugees and asylum seekers and 42 people with mental health challenges