Talks, tours & events

Art Store Tour

Alternate Sundays

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

First Tuesday of every month

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


First Thursdays

Thu 05 Mar, 5.00 pm

Join us on the first Thursday of every month as we throw open our doors until 9pm for a twilight gallery experience alongside talks, live music, film and networking.


Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Sun 08 Mar, 2.00 pm | Thu 12 Mar, 7.15 pm

We are celebrating International Women’s Day 2020 with the critically-acclaimed documentary, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. The film offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner.


The Bavard Bar

Second Wednesday of every month

We're delighted to be welcoming The Bavard Bar to our regular programme. On every second Wednesday of the month three regular people will speak about their passions for 15 minutes each. Plus, enjoy the delights of audience wild cards, including the ‘KP Lite’ challenge, ‘Oojah Kappivvy’ and ‘Bohemia Road’.


South East Creatives Workshop

Fri 20 Mar | Sat 21 Mar

A further opportunity to join the Workshop + Mentoring Programme with our partner South East Creatives, a business development initiative supporting the creative, cultural and digital sector in the South East area.


South East Creatives Surgeries

Tue 24 Mar | Tue 28 Apr

One-to-one sessions for the cultural, creative and digital sectors to find out more about how the South East Creatives initiative can help you and your business grow and thrive.


South East Creatives Co-Workplace

Tue 24 Mar, 10.00 am | Tue 28 Apr, 10.00 am

As part of our role as Cultural Hub, Towner Eastbourne are offering free desk space to small businesses and sole-traders in the creative sector.


Artist Talk: Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva

Thu 02 Apr, 6.00 pm

Join Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva for a talk on her most recent work and residency at Luxelakes A4 Museum in Chengdu, China. Hadzi-Vasileva will share her experiences of international projects, providing insight into how to source opportunities and create a proposal for residency programmes.