From 18 October to 3 November there will be some fantastic and innovative programming for all types of families, with all ages in mind, in over 500 leading venues and organisations throughout the UK.

The De La Warr Pavilion will play its part with a fabulous line-up of events for families including theatre, dance, films and the award-winning Big Draw activity.


Sat 19 Oct, 2pm, £4

Brave (PG)

Set in the Scottish Highlands, a skilled archer named Merida defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in the kingdom by expressing the desire to not marry. After consulting a witch for help, Merida accidentally transforms casts a spell on her mother which she has to learn to undo it before it’s too late.


Sun 20 Oct, 11- 4pm ,  Free

Mapping Futuropolis

Futuropolis is an imaginary city of the future. What might its buildings, parks, roads and bridges look like? Help us draw a gigantic map of Futuropolis, as we explore how cities grow in relation to the landscape around them.

This all-day family drawing and mapping event is part of the Family Festival. It will help to prepare us for the Big Draw at the end of the month, when a 3D Futuropolis will be built in the auditorium for everyone to draw on.


Wed 23 Oct 8pm, £5

Iron Man 3 (12A)

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds.


Fri 25 Oct,  10.30am & 4.30pm

Sat 26 Oct , 11am & 2pm

What the Ladybird Heard

Based on the award-winning picture book by  Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: The Ladybird has a plan of her own.

With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!

£12, family of four £40


Sun 27 Oct

Moscow Ballet La Classique – Swan Lake

Some of the greatest stars of the Moscow Ballet return to the Pavilion for what must be the most popular classical ballet of all time.  This is a half-term treat for all the family.

Tickets : £15.50 (under 12s), £22.50


Big Draw 2013,  Futuropolis 

Tues 29 – Thurs 31 Oct, 10- 5pm, Free

In the future most of the people on the planet will live in huge cities. These cities will need to support healthy and happy lifestyles, rather than just getting noisier and more polluted. Imagine a great city called Futuropolis. What could its buildings and transport look like? How will its people dress and entertain themselves? How will its food be grown and how might its plants have evolved?

Award-winning Big Draw artist, Sheridan Quigley, is building us huge prototype 3D city in the auditorium for you to draw on. Bring your big ideas and see the future develop over the three days of this great event.
The Pavilion has won many awards for the imagination and inspiration  behind its Big Draw activities – come and help us win another!

Posted by Ryan Coleman on Wednesday 18 September 2013