Talks, tours & events

Art Store Tour

Sun 1 Sep | 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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In Fabric

Sun 1 Sep | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

From the unique imagination of Peter Strickland, In Fabric is a typically distinctive and haunting tale that blends Giallo-infused horror with absurdist dark humour, to ghostly effect.

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Open Ended

Tue 3 Sep | 10.00am - 12.00pm

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

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Eastbourne Sketchers

Sat 7 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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Art Store Tour

Sun 15 Sep | 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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In Conversation: Adam Nicolson and Tom Hammick

Fri 20 Sep | 5.00pm

Award-winning writer Adam Nicolson is joined by artist Tom Hammick to discuss their recent collaboration on The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and their Year of Marvels.

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In Conversation: Start-Rite Shoes, A Good Fit

Sun 22 Sep | 12 noon

Start-Rite’s much-loved advertising illustrations evoke that first experience of being fitted for a new pair of shoes. Join Antonia Lucas in conversation with Peter Lamble and Jenni Foster for a discussion that leads us from the Start-Rite print archives to current shoe design for growing feet.

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Artists in Conversation: Allan Grainger and Melanie Rose

Fri 27 Sep | 2.00pm

Allan Grainger is working on a series of photographs taken during night walks on the South Downs, inspired by the landscapes of Eric Ravilious. He will be joined in conversation by Melanie Rose a visual artist and member of LAND2, a national network of artist/researchers with an interest in place-oriented art.

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