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THIS WEEK Local MP, Huw Merriman, why would I cross the floor?

COMMUNITY The end of the story for the Beach Tavern site? (or at least this chapter)

LETTERS Paul Minter, You can only wonder how many Conservative MPs are in secret talks


NEW TRANS STORY TOLD BY TRANS PEOPLE IS CHANGING FACE OF THEATRE *UPDATED DUE TO CAST CHANGE ROTTERDAM Devonshire Park Theatre Monday 10 – Wednesday 12 June, 7.45pm Wednesday matinee 2.30pm Following three critically acclaimed runs in London and a highly successful transfer to New York, new theatre drama Rotterdam will come to Eastbourne’s Devonshire […]


MUSIC OF THE MOD SCENE RETURNS TO SUSSEX WITH QUADROPHENIA THE ALBUM LIVE! QUADROPHENIA The Album – Live! Devonshire Park Theatre Saturday 17 November 2018 7.30pm QUADROPHENIA THE ALBUM LIVE! Set to a backdrop including Brighton’s thriving Mod scene, rock opera Quadrophenia was released as a double album in 1973 by English rock band The […]


Film London Jarman Award 2018 13 Oct – 28 Oct 2018 FREE ENTRY Tuesday to Sunday / 10.00am to 5.00pm Bank Holiday Mondays / 10.00am to 5.00pm Towner Art Gallery Devonshire Park, College Road Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ 01323434670 towner@townereastbourne.org.uk six artists at the forefront of experimentation in filmmaking This exhibition brings together six artists at […]


TRIAL BY LAUGHTER By Ian Hislop and Nick Newman Devonshire Park Theatre Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 March 2019 Following smash-hit success for The Wipers Times which played to packed houses last week in Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s Trial by Laughter is confirmed to play at the same theatre, 5 […]


THE new operator of an Eastbourne theatre has pledged to turn it into a professionally-run ‘community hub’ for live music, performance and the arts—East Sussex County Council, 21 September 2018 East Sussex County Council leases theatre below town library East Sussex County Council has decided to lease the theatre below the town library to newly-formed […]


EASTBOURNE THEATRES RARE ON STAGE Q&A WITH WRITERS IAN HISLOP AND NICK NEWMAN THE WIPERS TIMES ON STAGE Q&A WITH WRITERS IAN HISLOP AND NICK NEWMAN Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne – 2 October after 7.45pm performance BAFTA nominated writing partners Ian Hislop and Nick Newman to participate in a Question and Answer session It’s been […]


EASTBOURNE THEATRES MAGNIFICENT STAGE ADAPTATION – A SEASON HIGHLIGHT THE WIPERS TIMES By Ian Hislop and Nick Newman Monday 1 – Saturday 6 October: Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne Season highlight—The Wipers Times Tickets are selling fast for The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in […]


BlacKkKlansman Running time: 135 minutes BlacKkKlansman Cineworld Eastbourne: dates, times, prices From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective on the […]


Sun 16 September 2018, 4.30pm Directed by Michael Curtiz, 1945, 111m. Rated PG Tickets: £8.50 – standard £7.00 – concessions & Towner Members £5.00 – Under 18s Towner Film: Screen Classics September sees the launch of a new partnership with the University of Sussex. Every month we will be inviting an academic from the University’s […]


AUDIENCES AND CRITICS WOWED SUPER-SONIC SHOW IS THE PERFECT SUMMER TONIC RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne On Now until 1 September 2018 Audiences have been flocking to the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne to catch this season’s super-sonic-tonic Return to the Forbidden Planet many re-booking to experience the feel-good show all over […]


Don’t miss the South East’s first ever opportunity to see Rain Man as a stage production! The brand new adaptation from Bill Kenwright’s The Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company runs at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne this 18 – 22 September starring Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) as Raymond and Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) […]


As the weather cools down and thousands of children disappear back to school during the day, carers of young children need not fear a return to soft play or craft at home days just yet – treat the little ones (and yourselves) to meeting the iconic, world-famous Teletubbies Live on 5th and 6th September at […]


EASTBOURNE THEATRES CIRCUS SKILLS AND PUPPETRY COMBINE FOR THEATRICAL TREAT Oddly Moving Presents HE AIN’T HEAVY Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October 2018 Tuesday 7.30pm, Wednesday 2.30pm A show which is full of love A show which is full of love, He Ain’t Heavy, is a poignant, moving and intimate look at growing up with […]