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Gustave Charpentier’s opera, Louise combines lyrical romance, social realism and expressionist surrealism, moving effortlessly between the sordid reality of working-class drudgery and the the bohemian lifestyle of belle époque artists.
It is a hymn to the spirit of Montmartre, where love and laughter are weapons against the realities of a mundane existence. His unsentimental yet ecstatic belief in the rights of all individuals has kept the opera feeling as fresh and modern now as the day it was written. Up-and-coming singers from the UK and beyond come to Eastbourne every year to explore one opera in one weekend. What they discover is much more than just music and words. Join us for a great evening full of drama and wonder.
|Mon 31 Jul 2017||19:00|
Under 20's free
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|Sat 25 - Sun 26 Mar||Julian Sutherland-Beatson & Ann Johnson Exhibition|
|Sat 6 May - Sun 2 Jul||Exhibition - Surrealism in Sussex|
|Sun 7 May||Dean Friedman - In Concert|
|Fri 23 Jun||Singer/Songwriters Evening|
|Sun 25 Jun||Derek Granger on Laurence Olivier|
|Wed 28 Jun - Fri 28 Jul||Arensky Chamber Orchestra|
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Eastbourne is entered from the north via the A27 or the A22. If approaching from the A22, at the large roundabout just north of Polegate, follow the signs to Willingdon (3rd exit) through the traffic lights at Polegate, until you reach the Willingdon roundabout.
If approaching Eastbourne from the A27, at the junction with the A2270 traffic lights, turn right (signposted Polegate and Willingdon) and follow the A2270 until you reach the Willingdon roundabout.
At the roundabout take the second exit directed to the town centre (west). Follow straight on the A2270 until you come to a roundabout with the railway station on your left and the Prezzo restaurant on your right. Then turn right into Grove Road, keeping the library on your right and go past the police station, following signs for Devonshire Park, which is adjacent the College. The College will appear on your left in Grange Road. Old Wish Road is at the far end of the pitch which is in front of the school.
From other directions, head for the seafront and turn inland opposite the Martello Tower (the Wish Tower) joining Carlisle Road. Turn right into Grange Road and immediately right into Old Wish Road.
The Birley Centre is a 10 minute walk (or 5 minute taxi ride) from the station. Follow Gildredge Road to the end, then cross over South Street and Furness Road to College Road. The Birley Centre is situated at the end of the road on the right, at the junction between College and Carlisle Roads.
: 1 mile from Eastbourne station
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for conferencing