Friday, 30 September 2011

Random Fridays: WARHOL IS HERE tonight

Tonight's Random Fridays event is the first of three during the WARHOL IS HERE season.

Evoking the spirit of Warhol's Factory, Random Fridays incorporate an eclectic mix of art, film and music that spills into all areas of the Pavilion, completely free of charge.

Tonight's line-up:

Nordic Giants
"Think Sigur Ros meets Quentin Tarantino" - Shorts International

Seamus Murphy's short films to accompany PJ Harvey's Let England Shake
Alongside the soundtrack played at concert volume

Shelley Parker
Live sound installation


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Friday, 18 March 2011

The Decemberists in pictures

Here's some pics from The Decemberists' AMAZING gig at the De La Warr.

If you have any images of the performance or any other live shows you've been to at the De La Warr, please send them to
To see what we have coming up in our Live Programme click here

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Band of Horses come back to the coast soon!!!

Alternative country and rock outfit Band of horses played a feast full of songs in front of a packed crowd on Friday night and they did not disappoint. Having only released 3 albums (including one Grammy nominated) they played a jam packed set full of shimmering melodies and heavenly endearing guitar parts.

Crowd favourites The Funeral, No Ones Gonna Love You among a host of other stand out tracks were enthusiastically welcomed by the crowd, echoing the vocals. The Encore duet of Evening Kitchen concluded and excemplified the true natural talent of these musicians. Please come back to the coast soon!!!

James Holcombe

Monday, 7 February 2011

Gigs and Stuff...: Band of Horses: De la Warr Pavilion 4/2/11

Gigs and Stuff...: Band of Horses: De la Warr Pavilion 4/2/11: "After seeing the likes of Vampire Weekend and Kate Nash in 2010, the De la Warr’s repertoire for bringing in acts normally lighting up festi..."

Friday, 4 February 2011

Patti Smith wows audience in an unforgettable performance

Punk legend, wordsmith and artist Patti Smith, met and indeed exceeded all expectations for her one-off show at the DLWP last Friday. With only one other UK show this year taking place in London, this performance had the added bonus of including music as well as her astounding poetry, and her appearance at our prized south coast venue is one that won't be forgetten.
You could hear a pin-drop during 'Wing' and her hair-raising vocals drifted across a spell-bound crowd for 'Ghost Dance'. For the encore she urged the crowd to stand up and come to the front, then blasted out 'People Have the Power' and unexpectedly ended with her classic version of 'Gloria', much to the pleasure of the crowd.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

David Beckham arrives at DLWP

Footballing legend and national treasure, David Beckham has entered the DLWP building!

OK, so not in the flesh but Sam Taylor-Wood's David (2004), an hour-long silent film of David Beckham sleeping, gives us a glimpse of the star away from the cameras in a precious moment of 'down-time'. The film was shot while he was taking a siesta after an training session with Real Madrid and shows an initmacy with its subject that the viewer does not usually see - even with the deluge of paparazzi and celebrity images taken over the years.

You can enjoy this fascinating portrait alongside Andy Warhol's series of screen tests featuring friends, colleagues and acquaintances such as Marcel Duchamp, Lou Reed and Edie Sedgwick. Also on show is Peter Gidal's 1969 work Heads, an insightful charcter study of British personalities including Marianne Faithfull and David Hockney.

Click here to read more about Moving Portraits: sixty years of portraits in moving image (22 Jan - 27 Mar).

To accompany the Moving Portraits exhibition, a programme of biographical and character-led films will be shown in Gallery 2 during the day and on Thursday and Saturday evenings. There are memorable classics by international film-makers, Hollywood productions and a selection of films by artists. Click here for a full list of what's on.

Tickets: £3 afternoons / £6 for a ticket + glass of wine or half pint of Peroni at evening screenings. Box Office: 01424 229 111

Image Top: Richard Billingham, Fishtank, 1998; video installation (video still), produced and commissioned by Artangel, 46 mins 40 secs. © the artist, courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London.
Image Middle: Willie Doherty, Non-Specific Threat, 2004 (video still). Courtesy the artist, Alexander and Bonin, New York, and Matt’s Gallery, London.
Image Bottom: Sarah Purcill (UK) You be Mother, 1990, 16mm col, sound 7min.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

ANNOUNCED - The Decemberists to play Pavilion

The Decemberists + support
Saturday 12 March, £15

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The Decemberists’ homespun sound ranges from epic musical narratives to glorious, stripped-down acoustic rock. [The Decemberists] “spellbinding work peaks and soars with all the warmth and wonder of some great romantic adventure,” Mojo

Innovators in music with a strong following, The Decemberists are simply not to be missed. Tickets are selling fast so book now.
Call 01424 229 111 to book or visit