What's on in Eastbourne, January – April 2013

The Erudition, Kelly Richardson, 3 screen HD video installation, 2010
Image courtesy of the artist and Birch Libralato
Photo credit: Colin Davison

Eastbourne, which is a five-minute drive from the village of East Dean and Beachy Head, is more than just a pretty seaside town. It also boasts a thriving arts and culture scene.

The town’s theatres offer a full programme of events, ranging from opera, to ballet, musicals and plays. Highlights for Spring include: Midnight Tango with Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing (Congress 13 – 16 March); London Philharmonic Orchestra (Congress 17 March); one of the BBC’s most popular sitcoms Birds of a Feather (Congress 19 – 23 March); direct from London’s West End, the award-winning Driving Miss Daisy (Devonshire Park 25 – 30 March); Charley’s Aunt (Devonshire Park 9 – 13 April); The Blues Brothers (Congress 10 – 13 April); multi-award winning comedy Noises Off (Congress 16 – 20 April); Shaolin Warriors Return of the Master (Congress 26 April); Agatha Christie’s Go Back For Murder by The Official Agatha Christie Theatre Company (Devonshire Park 22 – 27 April).

The above is a selection of what’s on at Eastbourne theatres over the next couple of months. For a full listing go to: www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk or contact the Box Office on 01323 412000.

Eastbourne is also home to the Towner Gallery, located next to the Congress Theatre. Towner is offering a full programme of events including exhibitions, talks and courses over the coming year. The following is a selection of what is coming up at the Gallery:

2 February – 14 April 2013, Kelly Richardson: Legion

Kelly Richardson is known for her stunning large scale video installations of hyper-real landscapes. The theme of a dystopian post-apocalyptic Earth runs throughout.

Friday 22 February Family Workshop

Workshop inspired by Olafur Eliasson’s The Forked Forest Path, which has recently been on display at the Towner. The event will focus on making a winter woodland scene with snow birds and forest creatures.

Saturday 23 February 2013 2.00pm, Artist’s Talk: Tom Hammick

Meet the well-known Sussex-based painter and printmaker whose large scale prints require vast presses and a team of 4 people to produce.

9 March – 28 April 2013, East Sussex Open 2013

Popular open exhibition showcasing the exceptional breadth of artistic talent from across the East Sussex region.

For further information and a full listing of events at the Towner telephone 01323 434670 or visit www.townereastbourne.org.uk