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Promoting health in mind, body & soul

In 1934, Bexhill Council applied to the Ministry of Health for a loan of £80,000 to cover the costs of building the Pavilion. One of the founding principles of the new modernist Pavilion was to promote health in mind, body and soul and, at the time the Ministry of Health was keen to support projects that promoted the good health of the nation. In the end, a loan of £78,000 was received and invested in the construction project.

We recognize the significant contribution the arts, culture and creativity can make to our health and wellbeing. Evidence suggests arts-based approaches can help people to stay well, recover faster, manage long-term conditions and experience a better quality of life*. We encourage cultural engagement in a high-quality environment and offer a range of participatory arts activities intended to improve and maintain health and wellbeing.

The De La Warr Pavilion is a dementia-friendly organisation and our staff are coached to be Dementia Friends.
*All- Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry July 2017