Category Archives: DLWP

Up on the roof

What’s happening on the roof of the De La Warr Pavilion? There seems to be a BMX / skateboarding ramp up there.

Up on the roof

Up on the roof

The roof of the Pavilion can be an entertaining space.

On closer inspection it’s a nice little facility.

pic5lrIs the DLWP adding street sports to its mission? Kind of. It looks like it’s going to part of the new Shaun Gladwell exhibition opening on February 2nd. I’m looking forward to it.

Eddie Izzard at the De La Warr Pavilion

A couple of weeks ago we went to watch Eddie Izzard, patron saint of Bexhill, perform on the roof of the DLWP. The whole show was done beneath ‘the bus’ which Mr I sponsored.

The whole gig was in French. I don’t speak French. It was still good. I was very proud of recognising the word ‘Blaireau’ – all those years of following cycling weren’t wasted then.

Some snaps below. Eddie doesn’t feature much as he didn’t go on stage until after dark. He was there the whole time chatting to people but I was too shy to ask for a picture.

You wait ages for a bus…

We went for a walk into Bexhill this evening. There are strange goings on at the De La Warr Pavilion.

Bus on a roof

Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea… by Richard Wilson

There seems to be a bus peeping over the top of the building.

We’ve been looking forward to this coming since it was announced earlier in the year. Kudos to artist Richard Wilson, the Pavilion’s team and principal sponsor Eddie Izzard.

They're just finishing the installation. It 'opens' on the 7th July

They’re just finishing the installation. It ‘opens’ on the 7th July

Precarious

Precarious

 

It's already attracting interest

It’s already attracting interest

 

The Olympic Torch is due in town on the 17th July

The Olympic Torch is due in town on the 17th July

 

Some things don't change though

Some things don’t change though

 

We almost know a song about this

We almost know a song about this

More Bexhill pictures

Windy

It's been a bit windy the last few days

Nice

It's often a lot calmer

Nice

Still even

Shelter

There are always places to shelter

De La Warr Pavilion

...places to visit (De La Warr Pavilion)

DLWP stairs

The pavilion is stylish inside

Beach huts

Or you could hire your own place on West Parade

Beach huts

You're even allowed a coloured door on the East Parade

East Parade

There are flats for sale on East Parade

Gate

A sunny gate

West Parade

West Parade is quieter

Turnstones

There are a lot of turnstones around at the moment

Bexhill – Some sea front cafes

The Sovereign Light Cafe

The Sovereign Light Cafe

The Sovereign Light Cafe sung about by Keane (originally from Battle). The cafe is named after the Royal Sovereign Light lighthouse – formerly a light ship – visible a few miles off the coast.

West Parade kiosk

West Parade kiosk

The kiosk is a useful stop if you get peckish between the Sovereign Light and the De La Warr Pavilion. It also sells reasonable priced imitation Crocs.

De La Warr Pavilion

De La Warr Pavilion

The Pavilion is isolated from the sea front by perpetual building work, but it has great sea views beyond the scaffolding and security fencing.

The Collonade

The Collonade

The updated Collonade will contain a restaurant or cafe when it’s finished.

The Old Bathing Station

The Old Bathing Station

The Old Bathing Station is a great place to stop for a coffee as the sun sets. It’s open late during the summer.

Cafe on the Beach, Glyne Gap

Cafe on the Beach, Glyne Gap

The Cafe on the Beach is an extended walk from Bexhill – over Galley Hill and down the other side.

The other approach to The Cafe on the Beach

The other approach to The Cafe on the Beach

Eddie Izzard

We had a lovely walk along the seashore yesterday evening. As we walked past the De La Warr Pavilion Eddie Izzard was starting a surprise (to us) gig on the roof. That’s not something you see every day. He’s sold out now so bang goes that birthday treat!

The DLWP has some cracking shows.