Talks, tours & events

Late Night Thursdays

Thu 31 Aug | 5-8pm

Every Thursday up to and including 31 August we will be open until 8pm, allowing you and your friends the chance to spend leisurely summer evenings here at Towner.


Film Screening: Psycho, 1960

Sun 3 Sep | 2.30pm

Secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), is on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend and is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.


Open Ended

Tue 5 Sep | 10.00am - 12.00pm

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


Film Screening: Imitation of Life, 1959

Sun 10 Sep | 2.30pm

Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore) a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Suzie (Sandra Dee), while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner), struggles with her African-American identity.


Guided Walk: Footsteps of Ravilious
fully booked

Thu 14 Sep | 10am-4pm (gallery open until 6.30pm)

An exploration of the country between Eastbourne and Lewes guided by Ravilious & Co. author Andy Friend, visiting many places that are key to an understanding of Ravilious’ art. Participants enjoy exclusive late access to the exhibition on return. Coach travel included and moderate fitness level required.


Teacher Twilight

Thu 14 Sep | 4.30-6.30pm

As end of term approaches, we would like to invite all teachers to a free Teacher Twilight and CPD event at Towner Art Gallery. This is open […]


Symposium: Regarding Rav & Co.

Sat 16 Sep | 10.00am-4.30pm

Join us for a day of reflection, reaction and revelation with short talks by experts, lively discussions, and some new findings. Hosted by Towner’s Head of Collections […]


Film Screening: On the Waterfront, 1954

Sun 17 Sep | 2.30pm

Dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) persuaded him to throw a fight. When a longshoreman is murdered before he can testify about Friendly's control of the Hoboken waterfront, Terry teams up with the dead man's sister Edie (Eva Marie Saint) and the streetwise priest Father Barry (Karl Malden) to testify himself, against the advice of Friendly's lawyer, Terry's older brother Charley (Rod Steiger).


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