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Film: The Party

Thu 19 Jul | 2.00pm

Janet (Kristen Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet, she and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) invite a handful of friends over to celebrate but things go seriously awry when Bill makes an announcement that upends the whole affair.

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Film: Loving Vincent

Sat 21 Jul | 2.00pm

The first ever painted film, Loving Vincent revisits the last days of van Gogh’s life, exploring the mysterious circumstances around his death. Each frame was painstakingly hand painted from live-action footage, to create this immersive, experimental animation. 65,000 frames were painted by 125 artists, who worked on the project for six years. Referencing over 100 of van Gogh’s paintings, the film brings his portrait subjects to life, shimmering and swirling, in a feature-length loving pastiche of the painter’s work.

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Foreign Language: In Between

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 22 Jul | 21 July, 4.30pm & 22 July, 2.00pm

Spiky, sharp and funny, first-time filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud’s In Between tells the story of three Palestinian women living together in Tel Aviv, feeling out their roles as women. Navigating modernity and tradition—arranged marriages, queer desires, smoking, drinking and experimenting with drugs are all up for negotiation.

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Art Store Tour

Sun 22 Jul | 12-1pm

Guided by one of our knowledgeable gallery team, you will learn about the story of Towner’s impressive art collection, from the original Victorian bequest to recent acquisitions of works by contemporary artists.

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Tiny Towner: As High As A Mountain

Tue 17 Jul | Two sessions: 10.15am & 11.30am

Early years artist educators Octopus Inc. lead creative play for under 5s and their carers linked to themes in our exhibitions, with activities including storytelling, messy play & music making.

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I ♥ Eastbourne

Sat 28 Jul - Sun 29 Jul | 2.00 to 4.00pm

Join us to express why you love Eastbourne with graphic artist Maja Jones. Inspired by our current Arts Council Collection exhibition At Altitude, create seaside collectibles, play with typography and let the world know your passion for our town.

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Towner on the Beach with Sally Colledge

Sat 4 Aug - Sun 5 Aug | 11.00am to 5.00pm

Come and make art on the beach this summer! Join artist Sally Colledge in Beach Hut 37 on Eastbourne Seafront to take a bird’s eye view and make mirrored flying objects. Using a combination of physical and digital gain a new perspective on our environment.

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Family Film: Persepolis

Sun 12 Aug | 10.30am

Written and directed by Marjane Satrapi, with Vincent Paronnaud, from her autobiographical graphic novel of the same name, Persepolis tells the story of Marjane’s youth as a punk-loving teenager growing up in Iran.

Moving to Europe in her teens to continue her chaotic education, Marjane begins to find her place in the world. Told in beautiful monochromatic black and white animation, Persepolis was the winner of the Jury prize and nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival and Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Feature in 2007.

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Blue Monkey Network
Pick and Mix!

Thu 19 Jul | 6.00pm to 8.00pm

This month we’ve got a busy evening with a range of activities going on. We’ll be following up on our June event in which Blue Monkey member […]

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Blue Monkey Network
Wavelengths

Wed 29 Aug | 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Wavelengths is a group exhibition that aims to present a fresh and contemporary artistic interpretation of Virginia Woolf’s nine novels. 100 years ago Woolf had published her first novel. Today she is considered one of the foremost modernist female writers of the 20th Century, a pioneer of streams of consciousness narrative; her work, themes and concerns remain uncannily relevant to today’s society.

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Planning and Marketing for Artists

Sat 27 Oct | 10.30am to 4.30pm

This full day workshop will help you identify what success really means to you as an artist, appreciate your strengths and challenge your weaknesses, then develop a plan to accomplish your aims whilst increasing your ability to ‘stick with it’.

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