Talks, tours & events

Film: Mary Shelley

Sun 26 Aug | 4.30pm

Elle Fanning shines as a young Mary Shelley in this biopic, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour. Caught up in a relationship with the poet Percy Shelley, her first love, Mary elopes with him to stay at the home of Lord Byron by Lake Geneva. There, as the story famously goes, the guests were challenged to write a ghost story, the result was Frankenstein. The film follows her story from the moment she meets the dashing Percy to finally getting her novel published.

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Film: Mary Shelley

Thu 30 Aug | 2.00pm

Elle Fanning shines as a young Mary Shelley in this biopic, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour. Caught up in a relationship with the poet Percy Shelley, her first love, Mary elopes with him to stay at the home of Lord Byron by Lake Geneva. There, as the story famously goes, the guests were challenged to write a ghost story, the result was Frankenstein. The film follows her story from the moment she meets the dashing Percy to finally getting her novel published.

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Towner on the Beach with Ellen Love

Sat 1 Sep - Sun 2 Sep | 11.00am

Come and make art on the beach this summer! Join artist Ellen Love in Beach Hut 37 on Eastbourne Seafront to make marbled maps using natural materials, including sea water, to draw your own new world.

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Eastbourne Sketchers

Sat 1 Sep | 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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I ♥ Eastbourne

Sat 1 Sep - Sun 2 Sep | 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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Art Store Tour

Sun 2 Sep | 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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Open Ended

Tue 4 Sep | 10.00am - 12.00pm

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

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Curator’s Walk & Talk

Thu 6 Sep | 1.00pm

Towner’s Head of Collections Sara Cooper leads an informal tour of Edward Stott: A Master of Colour and Atmosphere.

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Footsteps of Ravilious

Sat 8 Sep | 10.00am-4.00pm

For the only time this year Andy Friend, curator and author of Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship, leads his ever popular day of discussion and exploration of the countryside between Eastbourne and Lewes, visiting many of the places that are key to Ravilious’ art.

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Hand Drawn Map Workshop

Sat 15 Sep | 10.30am to 4.00pm

Inspired by our current Arts Council Collection exhibition At Altitude, come and learn the art of hand drawn maps with award winning illustrator Helen Cann. Hand drawn […]

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