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Town Hall Talks See Britain’s Surprising Ancestry Revealed Through Genetic Fingerprints

9 October 2019

The first in a series of Heritage Eastbourne talks at the Town Hall on 16 October will see Professor Ian Barnes from the Natural History Museum, uncover the mysteries of ancient Britain, through the genetic fingerprints of our ancestors.

Discover Eastbourne’s History with Heritage Open Days

9 September 2019

England’s largest festival of culture and history takes place this September when the Heritage Open Days return on 13-22 September. Celebrating 25 years in 2019, the festival will be unlocking some of Eastbourne’s hidden heritage sites with a series of free tours and events.

Relive Childhood TV Memories at New Exhibition

22 July 2019

A new, free exhibition that celebrates over 70 years of children's television is to open at The Pavilion on Saturday 27 July.

From Food and Beer to Piracy and Plague – The Secrets of Eastbourne’s Past Revealed

5 June 2019

Discovering what was on the menu for the former residents of Eastbourne and uncovering the coveted recipe for Eastbourne Rug - the town’s infamous drink - are just some of the topics to be discussed at the next series of Culture & Cake talks at the Eastbourne Redoubt.

Season of Films at the Fortress Begins with Cult Classic “Withnail and I”

13 May 2019

The Redoubt Film Season kicks off on Saturday 25 May with a screening of the cult comedy classic ‘Withnail and I’ (rated 15) starring Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann.

Last Chance to View Eastbourne Memories this Bank Holiday

29 April 2019

Popular free exhibition ‘Eastbourne Remembers’ draws to a close this Bank Holiday, ending on 6 May after a successful extended run.

Free Fortress Tours Reveal Hidden History at the Redoubt

20 March 2019

The Redoubt Fortress reopens its doors this weekend for free hard hat tours around the historic casemates and corridors of the iconic seafront attraction.

Discover 150,000 Years of Local History at the New Story of Eastbourne Exhibition

22 February 2019

A new exhibition which uncovers over 150,000 years of local history has opened in Eastbourne town centre. The Story of Eastbourne, located at 248 Terminus Road, tells the town’s remarkable story through the eyes of the historical characters that lived and worked here.

Heritage Eastbourne to Mark 100 Years of Women’s Votes

4 December 2018

A new exhibition commemorating the incredible women of Eastbourne, will mark 100 years since some women first voted in a British general election.

BBC Cook Reveals Festive Feasts Through the Ages

26 November 2018

Food fans have a festive treat in store on 13 December as BBC presenter, cook, writer and historian Dr Annie Gray, reveals the secret history of the Christmas Dinner, from medieval banquets to Edwardian feasts.

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