Talks, tours & events


Sun 24 Sep | 2.30pm

After hired hand Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey) murders the father of 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby), she seeks vengeance and hires U.S. Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn (John Wayne), a man of "true grit," to track Chaney into Indian territory. As the two begin their pursuit, a Texas Ranger, La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), joins the manhunt in hopes of capturing Chaney for the murder of a Texas senator and collecting a substantial reward. The three clash on their quest of bringing to justice the same man.


Artists in Conversation

Sat 30 Sep | 2pm

A Green and Pleasant Land artists John Davies, Melanie Friend, John Kippin and Simon Roberts present talks about their work and join a panel discussion with exhibition curators Greg Hobson and Brian Cass.



Sun 1 Oct | 2.30pm

Holly Parker (Lana Turner) is married to high-powered diplomat Clay Anderson (John Forsythe), but finds that her attention wanders when he's away. She starts an affair with a wealthy bachelor (Ricardo Montalban), but her life unravels when he dies unexpectedly. Her mother-in-law (Constance Bennett) advises Holly to leave Clay and their baby and start a new life. Years later, when a petty criminal (Burgess Meredith) tries to blackmail Holly, who is now a prostitute, things get even worse for her.


Art Store Tour

Sun 1 Oct | 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.


Open Ended

Tue 3 Oct | 10.00am - 12.00pm

A monthly exploration of our collection and exhibitions designed to support those with memory loss.


Get Connected

Wed 4 Oct | 10.30am - 12.30pm

A celebration event for adults with learning disabilities, their carers and other providers showcasing work made by Arts Connect Towner Media Crew.


Eastbourne Sketchers

Sat 7 Oct | 2.30pm-4.30pm

Eastbourne Sketchers is a free group run by members of the community for people who love to sketch from real life. Everyone is welcome, artist or beginner, we can all learn from and be inspired by each other.


John Piper and Brighton Aquatints

Sun 15 Oct | 12.15 – 1.00pm

Alan Powers is a researcher and writer specialising in art, architecture and design. Powers trained as an art historian at the University of Cambridge, gaining an undergraduate […]


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