Talks, tours & events

Art Store Tour

Sun 28 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.

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Perspectives on… Women Artists

Sun 28 Oct | 2.00pm

Towner’s Terry Henson explores the work and lives of some of the many women artists in the Towner Collection, including Louisa Paris, Tirzah Garwood, Elizabeth Frink, Elizabeth […]

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Draw Me In – Launch Event

Sun 28 Oct | 11.00am to 4.00pm

Join us in the gallery for a day of free workshops led by artists involved in the Draw Me In project and pick up your free resource pack […]

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The Little Stranger

Thu 1 Nov | 4.30pm & 7.00pm

Strange occurrences disturb the inhabitants of Hundreds Hall, a country estate crumbling into disrepair, in The Little Stranger, adapted from the bestselling novel by Sarah Walters and directed Lenny Abrahamson, the Academy Award-nominated director of 2015’s Room. During the long, hot summer of 1948, Dr Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) is called out by the Ayres family. Faraday falls in love with the house and the family, but their maladies are beyond his power to cure: they are haunted by a dying way of life, as well as something far more ominous.

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Room For A Man + short film and Q&A

Fri 2 Nov | 7.00pm

Room For A Man Director: Anthony Chidiac | Lebanon/USA | 2017 | 77 minutes In Arabic, French, and Spanish with English subtitles A young Lebanese filmmaker sets about reconstructing his identity by renovating his bedroom. But as the Syrian construction workers come and go in the freshly embattled household, new questions, old arguments, and unexpected passions get stirred.

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Eastbourne Sketchers

Sat 3 Nov | 2.30pm to 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.

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Artist Talk: Hermione Allsopp

Sat 3 Nov | 11.00am

The Everyday and Extraordinary artist Hermione Allsopp discusses her work and practice in the context of the exhibition’s themes.

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American Animals

Sat 3 Nov | 2.00pm

The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

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Now, Voyager + intro

Sat 3 Nov | 4.30pm

Bette Davis stars as Charlotte, a mousy Boston heiress and a neurotic mess, largely thanks to her overbearing mother. After a spell in a sanitorium, she comes out of her shell, much to the surprise of her family and friends. Over 70 years after its release, Bette Davis’ performance has lost nothing of its power in the years since.

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American Animals

Sun 4 Nov | 2.00pm

The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.

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