Built in the 1930s, the driver behind the building was the 9th Earl De La Warr (Mayor of Bexhill at the time) whose vision was for ‘a seaside Pavilion, which was to provide culture and entertainment for the masses‘. A competition was launched for a ‘modernist building of world renown‘.
The building has had a long and chequered life and for many years after the war the building fell into a state of disrepair and neglect. Finally in 2005 thanks to generous grants from the Arts council and Heritage Lottery the building finally re-opened as a centre for the Arts. A much more detailed account of this building can be found here.
I’ve also written about this building before in a Post and a set of images of the exterior and its enviable situation can be seen here.
Today’s images focus on the elegant staircase. On the day I photographed it earlier this year I wished I had brought a wider-angled lens but sometimes making do with what one has compels one to strive harder to find the right image.
Which image was taken with which camera? Answer: first one Nikon, second one Canon.