DAY TRIP TO DE LA WARR PART ii – ALL ABOUT MY NEW FAV PAV
DE LA WARR IS NICE BUT IT’S STAIRCASE IS EVEN NICER!
Following on from my post the other day reviewing the exhibitions – DAY TRIP TO DE LA WARR PART i – TOMOKO TAKAHASHI & ANTONY GORMLEY – this post promises to be an all round simpler affair.
For those unaware of it, De La Warr was built in 1935 and a fine example of Art Deco architecture and (according to my Wiki sources!) one of the first public modernist buildings in the country. Sitting down the coast from me in sunny Bexhill and originally commissioned by the 9th Earl De La Warr, it has been used as both a public space and a military building during the war. The pavilion gradually fell into disrepair and lay dormant for years until it was refurbished and re-loved and open again to the public in 2005.
Since then, it has become a great arts centre in the South featuring both performance and art. However, you do not need to just go there for that as the building is absolutely stunning. Art Deco beauty at its finest – it is the sort of building I would die to live in! Makes you feel rather Poirot!
Anyway, without further a do, I present below some photos I took when I was there – I suspect they do not do it justice, but will perhaps prompt you, dear reader, to pay a visit yourself! Also in my typical fashion, the are only of the staircase! Strange you might think, but NO I would reply – for it is a very lovely staircase!