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Want to find out what's on? Eastbourne has a packed diary of entertainment and events all year round. Witness the thrills of Eastbourne entertainment like; Airbourne, the world's largest FREE seafront air show or Eastbourne Extreme one of the UK's largest extreme sports festivals. For a more relaxed time book tickets for the AEGON International Tennis at Devonshire Park or stroll around our French and Italian markets. Browse over 300 events in Eastbourne happening in Eastbourne throughout the year and check out our 'Events this week' sections to see the very latest of what's on in Eastbourne.

 

Remember...The Great War

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A spectacular evening of music, songs, dance, poetry, commentary, with artefacts and film footage to commemorate the 'war to end all wars'. Proceeds will be donated to ABF The Soldiers' Charity, St Wilfrid's Hospice and the Redoubt's Cannon Appeal. Special participating guests will be David Dimbleby on the Saturday Gala evening and Opera singer Dame Felicity Lott on the Sunday Gala evening.

 
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Your Guide to the Redoubt Fortress in 2014

From World War I comemorations to napoleonic re-enactments, an archaeological exhibition, stargazing and gladiatorial events, the Redoubt Fortress promises a packed line up for 2014.

For a preview of what's coming up when the fortress opens in April, check out the new Redoubt website for more details.

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Steampunk Festival

Steampunk Festival

Steampunk means many different things to many different people. To some it is a fashion, style of dress, a persona. To others it is art, craft, design, even a complete lifestyle. At it’s heart and in it’s beginnings Steampunk is a genre of science fiction, branching out of the Cyberpunk of the 1980’s but set in a pseudo-Victorian style era instead of the stark futuristic future of Cyberpunk.

 

Coming Up This Week...

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concert

Wed 3 Sep 2014

Curious Beer Club

Curious Beer Club

Wed 3 Sep 2014

Puttin' on the Ritz

Tue 2 - Sat 6 Sep 2014

Big Band 300x300

Big Band Sound

Thu 4 Sep 2014

Eastbourne Continental Market

Continental Market

Thu 4 - Sun 7 Sep 2014

A Vision of Elvis

Sat 6 Sep 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Sep 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun

Eastbourne Parkrun

Sat 6 Sep 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sat 6 Sep 2014

Major Events in Eastbourne

Eastbourne Ancestors at the Redoubt

Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion

Sat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014

This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.

Royal Sussex Regiment drums

Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War

Sat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014

In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.

Peggy Angus at Towner Eastbourne

Peggy Angus

Sat 12 Jul - Sun 21 Sep 2014

Exhibition exploring the life and work of Angus, as well as her teaching and the network of artists she worked with and invited to her home, Furlongs, in East Sussex.

Murderous Games at the Redoubt

Eastbourne Ancestors Presents...Murderous Games

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Sep 2014

Gladiatorial combat and Roman Soldiers step out of the mists of time to take over the Redoubt in celebration of our Ancestors exhibition.

Electric Proms

The Electric Proms with Storm

Sun 7 Sep 2014

Storm return with their explosive and exciting proms act. A red hot act with electrifying violinists, graduates from renowned music conservatories that have performed across the globe, astounding audiences with their spectacular show.

Battle of the Somme, WWI

Remember... The Great War

Fri 12 - Sun 14 Sep 2014

Major event involving pupils from schools from all over Eastbourne – music, spoken word and choirs will be telling the story of the First World War in a performance in aid of the Redoubt Canon Appeal and the Army Benevolent Fund.

Screen on the Green Eastbourne

Screen on the Green -Proms

Sat 13 Sep 2014

Proms on the Lawns featuring 'Last Night of the Proms' on the big screen.

Eastbourne Steampunk

Steampunk Festival

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014

The Incredible, Indelible, Festival of Curiosity and Wonders is set to hit the seafront of Eastbourne, East Sussex in September 2014!

Tour of Britain Cycle Race

Tour of Britain

Sat 13 Sep 2014

Eastbourne will welcome the Tour of Britain cycle race this September, as part of the Sussex leg of the tour. The penultimate stage of the race, which runs from Camberley to Brighton, will run through Eastbourne on Saturday 13 September.

Walking to Alfriston

Coast and Country Walking Festival

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Sep 2014

Discover the Downland around the eastern gateway of the South Downs National Park at this great new walking festival.

Bonfire Procession - photo by Graham Huntley

Bonfire Society Procession & Fireworks

Sat 4 Oct 2014

Eastbourne Bonfire Society returns with an annual bonfire procession and fireworks along Eastbourne seafront - everyone welcome!

Beer Festival 2

Eastbourne Beer Festival

Thu 9 - Sat 11 Oct 2014

Eastbourne's annual beer festival returns to Eastbourne's Winter Garden in October.

2013 Ladies Winner

Beachy Head Marathon

Fri 24 Oct 2014

Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathon in the UK.

2013 Ladies Winner

Beachy Head Marathon

Sat 25 Oct 2014

Beachy Head Marathon is one the biggest off-road marathon in the UK.

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas

Halloween Shriek Week

Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

If you are bored of all your local haunts, stake out the fun at Drusillas Park over the Halloween period. We’ve conjured up some fang-tastically spooky surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy.

The Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Sat 29 Nov 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015

Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland illuminations, designed by Channel 4's 'King of Lights' Paul Toole, plus visit Santa's Christmas Cottage and your chance to Hug a Husky!

Santa Special

Santa Special

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Dec 2014

Meet Santa for a ride on the trains at Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Park.

Chistmas Day at the Bandstand

Christmas Day Concert with Eastbourne Silver Band

Thu 25 Dec 2014

A popular and longstanding tradition, Eastbourne Silver Band under the directorship of Geoff Broom entertains you with over an hour of festive tunes

Magnificent Motos

Magnificent Motors

Sat 2 - Sun 3 May 2015

Biggest free motoring spectacular on the South Coast with over 500 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, steam traction engines, comercial and military vehicles, ranging across a century of motoring. Also features a French Market!

Eastbourne Cycling Festival

Eastbourne Cycling Festival

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jun 2015

Eastbourne's exciting Cycling Festival returns in partnership with Velopace, taking place on the Western Lawns. The event offers the chance for cyclists to take part in a variety of events, from a sportive to road races.

AEGON International tennis in Eastbourne

AEGON International Tennis

Sat 20 - Sat 27 Jun 2015

Enjoy world class tennis action from top women of the WTA tour, in this exciting pre-Wimbledon tournament at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park.

999

999 Emergency Services Display

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jul 2015

A fantastic free emergency services spectacular on Eastbourne's seafront Western Lawns.

Eastbourne Extreme

Eastbourne Extreme

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Jul 2015

One of the UK's biggest FREE extreme sports festivals featuring inline skating displays, bmx stunt teams, skate boarding, free running demos, windsurfing, power boat racing, land yachting and much more!

Airbourne - picture by Scott Morley

Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

Thu 13 - Sun 16 Aug 2015

The world's biggest free seafront airshow returns in August with 4 days of spectacular flying and its all FREE!

Whats on in Eastbourne this week

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03 September 2014 to 03 September 2014

Eastbourne Borough MarketWed 3 Sep 2014The street market along Terminus Road is back every Wednesday. The market will run every Wednesday and start at 9.30am in the morning with stall holders selling local produce including,cheeses; cakes; fruit and vegetables...

03 September 2014 to 03 September 2014

Curious Beer Club at The DolphinWed 3 Sep 2014Including one or more local micro brewer (a secret until the night), their stories and six ales + hearty, locally sourced food.

03 September 2014 to 03 September 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 3 Sep 2014A truly iconic tradition that is celebrated every Wednesday evening, consisting of a culmination of concert music ending triumphantly with Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture accompanied by a spectacular Firework display.

04 September 2014 to 04 September 2014

Big Band Sound at Eastbourne BandstandThu 4 Sep 2014Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.

05 September 2014 to 05 September 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 5 Sep 2014A lovely one hour's walk around the Shinewater Lake, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.

05 September 2014 to 05 September 2014

Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club at Winter GardensFri 5 Sep 2014Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club

05 September 2014 to 05 September 2014

10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival at The Observatory Science CentreFri 5 Sep 2014The Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux, East Sussex, is hosting its 10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival.

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

A Vision of Elvis at Royal HippodromeSat 6 Sep 2014'A Vision of Elvis' - Starring Rob Kingsley

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Henrietta the Hippo's Funhouse - Wild West at Royal HippodromeSat 6 Sep 2014Henrietta the Hippo's Funhouse - Wild West

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 6 Sep 2014Enjoy a New Year challenge or get fit at the Eastbourne Parkrun! A 5km run against the clock in Shinewater Park, participation is free. We all run for our own enjoyment, so please come along and join in whatever your pace!

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Shinewater Bronze Age Festival at Shinewater ParkSat 6 Sep 2014The Shinewater Fun Day on Saturday September 6th will host the ‘Bronze Age Festival’ the culmination of over 6 months of exciting archaeological investigation and hands on discovery by pupils of four schools from the local area.

02 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Puttin' on the Ritz at Congress TheatreTue 2 - Sat 6 Sep 2014Puttin' on the Ritz

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 6 Sep 2014Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk).

06 September 2014 to 06 September 2014

10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival at The Observatory Science CentreSat 6 Sep 2014The Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux, East Sussex, is hosting its 10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Oi Oi Comedy Club at The Counting HouseSun 7 Sep 2014Jim has played clubs, corporates and festivals, all over the U.K, Jersey, Canada and the U.S. He is available for live work, corporates, TV, radio and voice-overs and also drives. His act can also be “clean” if required.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

“More Tea Vicar” – An Afternoon with Dad’s Army’s at Royal HippodromeSun 7 Sep 2014“More Tea Vicar” – An Afternoon with Dad’s Army’s Vicar, Frank Williams

06 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Eastbourne Ancestors Presents...Murderous Games at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 6 - Sun 7 Sep 2014Gladiatorial combat and Roman Soldiers step out of the mists of time to take over the Redoubt in celebration of our Ancestors exhibition.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

The Fat Controller at Drusillas ParkSun 7 Sep 2014The Fat Controller will be causing a locomotion, when he alights at the Park to take control of the efficient running of the railway. Make tracks to Tidmouth Hault and enjoy photo opportunities with Sir Topham Hatt himself.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSun 7 Sep 2014Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk).

06 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail at TownerSat 6 - Sun 7 Sep 2014The De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood Gallery, and Towner – three of the most exciting visual arts galleries in the UK - have joined forces to create a cultural trail which promises a fabulous weekend of great art, great food.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

The Electric Proms with Storm at Eastbourne BandstandSun 7 Sep 2014Storm return with their explosive and exciting proms act. A red hot act with electrifying violinists, graduates from renowned music conservatories that have performed across the globe, astounding audiences with their spectacular show.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandSun 7 Sep 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

04 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Continental Market at Eastbourne SeafrontThu 4 - Sun 7 Sep 2014Come and sample the delights of the Continent as Eastbourne seafront is transformed into a bustling European market place. Includes professional continental market traders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland, Poland and many more.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

Eastbourne Walking Tours at Eastbourne SeafrontSun 7 Sep 2014This gentle walking tour of Eastbourne starts at the Bandstand on the middle prom. The tour is suitable for all ages and last for one and a half hours with 12 stopping points of interest.

07 September 2014 to 07 September 2014

10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival at The Observatory Science CentreSun 7 Sep 2014The Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux, East Sussex, is hosting its 10th Herstmonceux Astronomy Festival.

08 September 2014 to 08 September 2014

09 September 2014 to 09 September 2014

Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 9 Sep 2014A lovely one hour's walk in Hampden Park, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.

08 September 2014 to 09 September 2014

Open Days at Borde Hill GardenMon 8 - Tue 9 Sep 2014National Garden scheme open days

10 September 2014 to 10 September 2014

Eastbourne Borough MarketWed 10 Sep 2014The street market along Terminus Road is back every Wednesday. The market will run every Wednesday and start at 9.30am in the morning with stall holders selling local produce including,cheeses; cakes; fruit and vegetables...

09 September 2014 to 10 September 2014

There's Magic in the Music at Royal HippodromeTue 9 - Wed 10 Sep 2014There's Magic in the Music

10 September 2014 to 10 September 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 10 Sep 2014A truly iconic tradition that is celebrated every Wednesday evening, consisting of a culmination of concert music ending triumphantly with Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture accompanied by a spectacular Firework display.

11 September 2014 to 11 September 2014

Big Band Sound at Eastbourne BandstandThu 11 Sep 2014Our Big Band evenings are performed by some of our best local Big and Military Bands. The unique Big Band Sound comes to life with numerous hits from the memorable era.

12 September 2014 to 12 September 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 12 Sep 2014A lovely one hour's walk around the Shinewater Lake, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Tour of BritainSat 13 Sep 2014Eastbourne will welcome the Tour of Britain cycle race this September, as part of the Sussex leg of the tour. The penultimate stage of the race, which runs from Camberley to Brighton, will run through Eastbourne on Saturday 13 September.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 13 Sep 2014Enjoy a New Year challenge or get fit at the Eastbourne Parkrun! A 5km run against the clock in Shinewater Park, participation is free. We all run for our own enjoyment, so please come along and join in whatever your pace!

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkSat 13 Sep 2014Brand new for 2014, Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in the beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with her.

04 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Table Manners at Devonshire Park TheatreThu 4 - Sat 13 Sep 2014Table Manners

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Steampunk Masquerade Ball at Winter GardensSat 13 Sep 2014Steampunk Masquerade Ball

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Screen on the Green -Proms at Western LawnsSat 13 Sep 2014Proms on the Lawns featuring 'Last Night of the Proms' on the big screen.

13 September 2014 to 13 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk).

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Wish Tower Tour at The Wish TowerSat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014The Wish Tower on Eastbourne's seafront will be open to visitors on tours for Heritage Open Days. Entry is free but booking is advisable because we have to limit numbers of visitors at any one time to 15 people.

12 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Remember... The Great War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumFri 12 - Sun 14 Sep 2014Major event involving pupils from schools from all over Eastbourne – music, spoken word and choirs will be telling the story of the First World War in a performance in aid of the Redoubt Canon Appeal and the Army Benevolent Fund.

04 July 2014 to 14 September 2014

East Sussex Open 2014 at TownerFri 4 Jul - Sun 14 Sep 20145th annual open submission exhibition for regional artists.

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail at TownerSat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014The De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood Gallery, and Towner – three of the most exciting visual arts galleries in the UK - have joined forces to create a cultural trail which promises a fabulous weekend of great art, great food.

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Steampunk Festival at Eastbourne BandstandSat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014The Incredible, Indelible, Festival of Curiosity and Wonders is set to hit the seafront of Eastbourne, East Sussex in September 2014!

13 September 2014 to 14 September 2014

Medieval Weekend at Michelham PriorySat 13 - Sun 14 Sep 2014

12 July 2014 to 21 September 2014

Peggy Angus at TownerSat 12 Jul - Sun 21 Sep 2014Exhibition exploring the life and work of Angus, as well as her teaching and the network of artists she worked with and invited to her home, Furlongs, in East Sussex.

01 February 2014 to 16 November 2014

Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.

14 June 2014 to 16 November 2014

Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.

01 April 2014 to 16 November 2014

McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.

24 May 2014 to 31 December 2014

Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.

12 September 2014 to 05 January 2015

Twixt Two Worlds at TownerFri 12 Sep 2014 - Mon 5 Jan 2015CAS curatorial fellow selection inspired by early British Cinema and the Collection of the Barnes Brother held at Hove Museum.

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