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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.

 

The Taming of the Shrew - Italian Gardens

Eastbourne Events

EODS Present The Taming of the Shrew: 23 Jul - 2 Aug

EODS will be performing The Taming of the Shrew at the beautiful Italian Gardens this summer. Don't miss this amazing production set in Eastbourne's hidden Italian Gardens, providing a spectacular tribute to the Bard in a stunning cliff side setting. One of the south coast's best kept secrets, this secluded cliff side garden provides stunning views of the South Downs National Park cliffs and Falling Sands beach.

 
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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.

Events in Eastbourne

Punch and Judy

Punch & Judy throughout August

Punch & Judy shows return to Eastbourne Seafront this summer with a fantastic line up of funny jokes, magic tricks and more from Ray Sparks. This will be Ray's 24 year performing Punch & Judy Shows and he's come up with an extra special show that is not to be missed.

 

Coming Up This Week...

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concert

Wed 30 Jul 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park, Eastbourne

Hello Kitty

Wed 30 Jul 2014

Big Band 300x300

Big Band Sound

Thu 31 Jul 2014

Punch & Judy

Thu 31 Jul 2014

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

Women's 35 Vets Tennis

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Aug 2014

Coastal Cultural Trail

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Aug 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun

Eastbourne Parkrun

Sat 2 Aug 2014

Eastbourne Uncovered

Eastbourne Uncovered

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Aug 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sat 2 Aug 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.

The Taming of the Shrew

Wed 23 Jul - Sat 2 Aug 2014

EODS will be performing The Taming of the Shrew at the beautiful Italian Gardens this summer

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

Women's 35 Vets Tennis

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Aug 2014

The Women’s 35 Inter-County Championships are held on the world class grass courts at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. Forty-four counties, divided into eleven groups of four teams, take part over three days in August each year.

Battle of the Somme, WWI

Commemoration of Outbreak of War

Mon 4 Aug 2014

Commemoration of the Outbreak of the First World War on August 4 1914.

Tennis events at Devonshire Park

Men's 35 Inter-County Tennis Championships

Fri 8 - Sun 10 Aug 2014

Forty-four counties are divided into eleven groups of four teams that take part over three days in August each year.The World class grass courts provide a great stage for this superb battle of the counties.

Airbourne - picture by Scott Morley

Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow

Thu 14 - Sun 17 Aug 2014

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

Children's tennis events at Devonshire Park

Devonshire Park Open Tennis

Mon 18 - Sat 23 Aug 2014

Devonshire Park Open LTA Grade: 3  Singles and doubles events for adults, juniors and mini tennis players. Includes Mens 21&U and Mens 35 & Over events.

Medieval Festival

Medieval Festival Weekend

Sat 23 - Mon 25 Aug 2014

Set within 600 acres of carefully managed woodland, Herstmonceux Castle is a magical setting which brings medieval England alive.

An Evening of James Bond

An Evening of James Bond

Sun 24 Aug 2014

The Bond Band were formed in 2004 by Trumpeter Warren Ringham (BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera) and were the very first of its kind!

LTA SoE

LTA South of England Tennis Championships

Mon 25 - Sat 30 Aug 2014

Over 35's tennis championships featuring players from all over the UK, at one of the worlds best grass court venues. Watch for free in the beautiful surroundings of Devonshire Park, or play - contact the Lawn Tennis Association.

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Evening

Sun 31 Aug 2014

Music from the television show and the Downton era. A classical spectacular celebrating the success of the ITV television programme 'Downton Abbey' with music from the series and from the Downton era.

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 - WW1 Performance

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 WWI 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.

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.

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

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

Whats on in Eastbourne this week

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30 July 2014 to 30 July 2014

Eastbourne Borough MarketWed 30 Jul 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...

30 July 2014 to 30 July 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkWed 30 Jul 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.

30 July 2014 to 30 July 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 30 Jul 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.

31 July 2014 to 31 July 2014

Big Band Sound at Eastbourne BandstandThu 31 Jul 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.

31 July 2014 to 31 July 2014

Punch & Judy at Wish Tower SlopesThu 31 Jul 2014Punch & Judy shows return to Eastbourne Seafront this summer with a fantastic line up of funny jokes, magic tricks and more from Ray Sparks.

23 July 2014 to 02 August 2014

The Taming of the Shrew at Italian GardensWed 23 Jul - Sat 2 Aug 2014EODS will be performing The Taming of the Shrew at the beautiful Italian Gardens this summer

25 July 2014 to 02 August 2014

The Rattonians Present - West End To Broadway at Congress TheatreFri 25 Jul - Sat 2 Aug 2014Rattonians present the best bits from the musicals with the 'R' Factor!

08 June 2014 to 17 August 2014

Zimbabwean Sculpture at Herstmonceux Castle at Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux CastleSun 8 Jun - Sun 17 Aug 2014Today in Zimbabwe, the stone sculptors are managing to produce some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking sculpture in the world, some of which you will find being displayed by Hilary Manuhwa in the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle.

29 July 2014 to 23 August 2014

Double Death at Devonshire Park TheatreTue 29 Jul - Sat 23 Aug 2014Double Death - A Thriller by Simon Williams

16 May 2014 to 31 August 2014

Art & Design at TownerFri 16 May - Sun 31 Aug 2014

17 May 2014 to 31 August 2014

Designing the Everyday at TownerSat 17 May - Sun 31 Aug 2014In 1934, Harrods hosted an exhibition called Modern Art for the Table featuring some of the greatest names of British art including Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Laura Knight and Duncan Grant.

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.

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.

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