Talks, tours & events

Art Store Tours

Sun 28 Dec - Sun 19 Apr | Alternate Sundays 12pm

These hour-long guided tours offer a fascinating and engaging introduction to Towner’s impressive art Collection.

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From the Sea to the Land Beyond (2012)

Sun 1 Feb | 3pm

Penny Woolcock’s award-winning documentary celebrates a century of life on the British coastline, joined by a powerful soundtrack by British Sea Power

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Drawn to the Page

Sat 7 Feb | 10am-1pm

Explore Towner’s contemporary exhibition with writer and artist Wendy Ann Greenhalgh as your guide. Fun and revealing creative writing exercises in prose, poetry or autobiography will get […]

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Families, children & young people

Tiny Towner

Tue 30 Dec - Tue 15 Dec | 11am - 1pm

Tiny Towner is a free drop-in for under 5s held every week. Bring your little artists to play & get creative with our new art resources.

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Tiny Towner Bookable Sessions

Thu 22 Jan - Thu 19 Mar | 10.30am - 12pm

Facilitated creative sessions for under 5s led by staff from Towner and Eastbourne Library. 12 spaces per session.

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Half-term Screening: Ponyo (2008)

Tue 17 Feb | 11am

Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, Japanese animation Ponyo tells the fantastical story of a young and eager goldfish and her quest to become a human.

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Wave Forms

Thu 19 Feb | 2-4pm

Using John Virtue’s exhibition as inspiration, we will explore drawing and 3D model-making that capture the sea’s power, movement, shapes and rhythm.

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Artist network

Contemporary art: history and ideas

Sun 8 Mar - Sun 22 Mar | 10.40am-4.40pm

Join Dr Emilia Terracciano as she takes you on a journey that will deepen your knowledge and understanding of contemporary visual culture.

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