Talks, tours & events
Sat 2 Sep | 2pm
With an astonishing career that spanned 75 years, Enid Marx was a highly versatile designer, creating textiles, ceramics, illustrations, linocuts, water-colours, oil paintings and a small but […]
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.
Thu 7 Sep | 2pm
The lithographic prints series made in mid-century Britain will be explored in this fascinating talk. Gallery owner and author Emma Mason will discuss how the idea of […]
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.
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.
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).