Named after one of the forward-thinking architects of the De La Warr Pavilion, Dear Serge returns to that venue on Sat 5 July.

This free afternoon and evening of live music, art, and live performance pieces to the more diverse artistic practices, is something you can’t afford to miss. Dear Serge will take you on a visual, auditory and experiential journey with performances taking place in a variety of spaces around the building.


Line up

12 till 6pm

Basic to classic daytime Dear Serge, with an eclectic mix of musicians, artists and performers as well as a free Design Workshop by Gary Morga and some interactive games requiring audience participation!


Stuart Warwick // Live Music

Warwick has performed alongside the likes of Bat For Lashes, Beirut, Zola Jesus, and Sam Smith. “Heartbreakingly beautiful”

Benjamin Tassie // Sound Installation

London based composer of electronic and acoustic music has composed The Boy Hidden in a Fish; a 7 speaker surround-sound music installation, inspired by, and installed within, the curved glass projection of the main staircase.a beautiful, rounded tone these instruments are irresistible to interact with.


Siobhan Davis // Dance Film

All This Can Happen by Siobhan Davies, David Hinton, UK, 2012, 50 Minutes. A flickering dance of intriguing imagery brings to light the possibilities of ordinary movements from the everyday which appear, evolve and freeze before your eyes. Made entirely from archive photographs and footage from the earliest days of moving image, All This Can Happen (2012) follows the footsteps of the protagonist from the short story ‘The Walk’ by Robert Walser.


Ingrid Plum // Sound Artist

Plangent – Early Reflections comprises three different performances that will take place during the day, each made very different by using the natural reverb of the building as well as some amplification and electronics. Building on her past site-specific work in modernist architecture Plum will use her voice to explore and enhance the Pavilion.


Gary Morga // Design Workshop

The Symbolic Significance of Colour Line and Form, inspired by teachings of Bauhaus master, Johannes Itten. This free 4 hour workshop is a crash course in understanding the processes involved in design. 12noon until 4pm, free, open to all ages. Bring a dictionary.

Limited places so please email to take part.


Claudia Kappenberg // Performances & Games

SLOW RACES is a set of events in and around the Pavilion and includes performances and games. Devised by artist Claudia Kappenberg the project plays on Bexhill’s history of motor racing and on the modern obsession with speed, mobility and utility. Traditionally ‘A Day at the Races’ showcases the fastest horses or the speediest cars: SLOW RACES will invert these values and promote slowness rather than speed. The event offers games in which participants can compete in slowness and stillness while performers will excel in uselessness.


Stuart Warwick // Live Music

Heartbreakingly beautiful – the words that spring to mind when you hear Stuart Warwick sing. While he’s been compared to Thom Yorke and Billy Mackenzie we’d rather settle on Michael Wright’s (Brassica) description – ‘delicate, bittersweet and uniquely his own’.


Eyes That Kill // Live DJ’s

Great DJ set by talented duo playing some incredible tracks live.


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