Talks, tours & events

Art Store Tours

Sun 28 Jun - Sun 20 Sep | Alternate Sundays 12pm

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

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Open Ended

Tue 7 Jul | 10am-12pm

This is a groundbreaking initiative for people with memory problems and their carers – developed jointly between Towner and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Open Ended provides participants […]

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OperaCoast: Massenet Manon opera & talk

Sun 19 Jul | Talk 4.30pm, Opera 6pm

For the fourth season, OperaCoast brings to Eastbourne a flavour of wonderful operatic music and a message of the openness of this art to everyone who is willing to listen.

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Open Ended

Tue 4 Aug | 10am – 12pm

This is a groundbreaking initiative for people with memory problems and their carers – developed jointly between Towner and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Open Ended provides participants […]

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William Gear – Curators’ Walk and Talk

Thu 13 Aug | 12.30pm

Learn more about our major summer show, William Gear 1915-1997: The painter that Britain forgot with Co-Curators Nathaniel Hepburn and Sara Cooper. A wonderful chance to walk […]

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The Rebel (1961)

Sun 23 Aug | 3pm

In this 1961 comedy, Tony Hancock plays a downtrodden London office clerk who gives up his job to pursue his dream of being an artist. His subsequent […]

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Remembering William Gear

Sat 29 Aug | 3pm

William Gear’s son David discusses his father as artist and curator with John McEwen, author of the first monograph on William Gear, and James Coxson, musician, curator […]

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