Talks, tours & events

Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert

Fri 19 Jul | 7.30pm

We’re kicking off Eastbourne Pride weekend with a bang with Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. An unexpectedly huge hit on its release in 1994, it helped introduce LGBT themes to a mainstream audience and has remained a beloved classic of the queer canon ever since.

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James Dean Double-Bill

Sun 21 Jul | 1.30pm & 4.15pm

Over 60 years after his premature death in 1955, James Dean’s legacy endures: Hollywood pin-up, icon of teenage disillusionment, subject of fan obsession. Theories still abound as to his sexuality – gay, straight, bisexual? On the weekend of Eastbourne Pride, join us for an afternoon of exploration.

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Art Store Tour

Sun 21 Jul | 12.00 noon

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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LGBTQ Tours of the Towner Collection

Sun 21 Jul | 11.00am & 4.00pm

Celebrating Eastbourne Pride weekend, join us a free tour of the Towner Collection, focusing on objects and artworks in Towner’s rich and diverse collection with connections to LGBTQ artists.

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Eastbourne Sketchers

Sat 3 Aug | 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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Art Store Tour

Sun 4 Aug | 12.00 noon

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 6 Aug | 10.00am - 12.00pm

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

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Perspectives on… Alfred Wallis

Sat 17 Aug | 11.00am

Towner's permanent Collection includes several works by Alfred Wallis (1855 - 1942), a master mariner and later a self-taught artist who lived most of his life in Cornwall. View his work in close detail and learn more about his life and unique style.

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Art Store Tour

Sun 18 Aug | 12.00 noon

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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