Now & Upcoming

Find out more
Public Art Verity-Jane Keefe The Findings

Shinewater and Langney, Eastbourne 

In Shinewater and Langney, residents have been working with artist Verity-Jane Keefe to create community artworks from found objects.
Read more
Find out more
Public Art Navine G Dossos Riviera

Devonshire Ward, Eastbourne

Artist Navine G. Dossos has been conducting workshops with residents of Eastbourne's Devonshire Ward to create Riviera: a communal-and-community-designed textile pattern made from stencils relating to the neighbourhood.
Read more
Find out more
Exhibition Maria Amidu: in the perpetual back and forth

Gallery 1

4 May to 8 September 2024

Maria Amidu is the third artist in iniva’s Future Collect Commission partnership programme. The exhibition centres around 26,778,780 minutes, a new paper and text-based installation and accompanying sound piece which explores the dialogue between paper and writing.


Read more
Find out more
Exhibition Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library
Ongoing

Since the 1930s, Towner has developed one of the largest public collections of work by Eric Ravilious (1903–1942) as well as extensive archive materials.


Read more
Find out more
Exhibition Emma Stibbon: Melting Ice | Rising Tides
9 May to 15 September 2024

Melting Ice | Rising Tides is Emma Stibbon’s first large-scale show at a major UK institution and aims to act as a stark reminder that the seemingly remote events of polar ice sheet melt is directly connected with the changes that we are witnessing in our local, more familiar UK landscape. 


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Wilding (PG)
27 July, 1, 3, 4, 7, 16, 17, 24, 26, 29 August

Based on Isabella Tree’s bestselling book of the same name, Emmy-award winning filmmaker David Allen’s Wilding is a charming story of ecological regeneration. 


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
National Theatre Live Present Laughter (15)
26 July, 24, 26 August

The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) returns to the big screen.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Treasure (12a)
21, 25 July

Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry go on the trail of family history in poignant, witty father-daughter drama Treasure.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Àma Gloria (12a)
21, 25 July

Six-year-old Cléo lives with her father and her nanny Gloria in Paris. She loves her dad, but Gloria is the centre of her world, and when Gloria returns to her own family in Cape Verde, she’s heartbroken – and desperate to be reunited.


Read more
Find out more
Event Art Store Tour

Tuesday 23 July, 11.00am to 12.00pm

£10 / £9 Concessions & Towner Members

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis and Tacita Dean.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Thursday 25 July, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
The Bikeriders (15)
26, 27, 28 July, 1 August

An exhilarating, full-throttle period drama derived from Danny Lyon’s 1967 photography study of Midwest bikers.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
The Conversation (12a)
27, 28 July, 1 August

Adjust your volume: Francis Ford Coppola’s Palme d’Or-winner The Conversation is back in cinemas in a superb new 4K restoration, 50 years after its original release.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Sunday 28 July, 9.15am to 10.15am

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Event Art Store Tour

Sunday 28 July, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

£10 / £9 Concessions & Towner Members

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis and Tacita Dean.


Read more
Find out more
Learning
HAF: East Sussex Studio (SEND)

Tuesday 30 July, 11.00am to 3.00pm

Free, booking required

Artist-led Creative Exploration, Collaboration and Making at Towner. This is a SEND session, for those who would benefit from additional support or a more relaxed experience


Read more
Find out more
Learning
HAF: East Sussex Studio (SEND)

Wednesday 31 July, 11.00am to 3.00pm

Free, booking required

Artist-led Creative Exploration, Collaboration and Making at Towner. This is a SEND session, for those who would benefit from additional support or a more relaxed experience


Read more
Find out more
Event Climate Eco Café

1 August 6.30pm to 8pm

Free to attend, booking advisable

Climate Café is a chance for you to share how the climate emergency and related biodiversity crisis are affecting you in a safe and hospitable environment.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Thursday 1 August, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Exhibition on Screen Pissarro: Father of Impressionism 2, 10 August

Through intimate and revealing letters, this gripping film reveals Pissarro’s life and work.


Read more
Find out more
Event Circles: Drop-in workshops

Friday 2 August, 3.00pm to 5.30pm, Free Admission

Studio 1

Join artists Anne-Marie Watson and Babalola Yusuf in a series of interactive workshops, drawing on themes of writing, paper, speech and memory.


Read more
Find out more
Event Friday Late: August

Friday 2 August, 3.00pm to 8.00pm

Free, drop-in

Friday Late: enjoy our exhibition spaces until 8:00pm alongside a programme of events and dinner offers at Light.


Read more
Find out more
Event Chalk & Sound: Girls Twiddling Knobs with Daisy Stewart-Darling

Friday 2 August, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Free, booking advised

Catch an exclusive live recording of the celebrated Girls Twiddling Knobs podcast with sound artist Daisy Stewart-Darling. Girls Twiddling Knobs is founded and presented by musician and sound artist Isobel Anderson to highlight the work of women making music with technology.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Kinds of Kindness (18)
2, 3, 4, 8 August

Fresh from their Oscars glory for Poor Things, Emma Stone (Best Actress) and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite, The Lobster) reunite for the eagerly anticipated Kinds of Kindness


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Shayda (15)
3, 8 August

Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance and Australia’s submission for Best International Feature at the 2024 Oscars, Noora Niasari’s deeply engrossing debut follows an Iranian mother and daughter seeking refuge in an Australian women’s shelter.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Sunday 4 August, 9.15am to 10.15am

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
The NeverEnding Story (U)
6, 7 August

Wolfgang Petersen’s iconic 1984 fantasy returns to cinemas on its 40th anniversary. 


Read more
Find out more
Event Art Store Tour

Tuesday 6 August, 11.00am to 12.00pm

£10 / £9 Concessions & Towner Members

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis and Tacita Dean.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Thursday 8 August, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Network (15)
9, 11, 15 August

Celebrating Sidney Lumet, one of the most brilliant of the ‘New Hollywood’ filmmakers and director of Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, 12 Angry Men and more, this reissue of his thrilling 1976 satire Network feels more relevant than ever.


Read more
Find out more
Event *SOLD OUT* Walk & Day Course: Drawing at Scale with Emma Stibbon

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 August, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Meet in Studio 1 before heading offsite

Join artist Emma Stibbon RA and learn to draw sea landscapes at scale. You’ll be introduced to different techniques, washes and ways to translate natural environments to paper.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Heart of an Oak 10, 15 August

18 spectacular months in the life of a majestic, 210-year-old oak tree and its animal visitors and inhabitants.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Perfect Days (PG)
10, 11, 15 August

Hirayama feels content with his life as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo, but as we join him on his structured daily routine, a series of unexpected encounters gradually begin to reveal a hidden past.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Sunday 11 August, 9.15am to 10.15am

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Event Art Store Tour

Sunday 11 August, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

£10 / £9 Concessions & Towner Members

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis and Tacita Dean.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Family Film Robot Dreams (PG)
13, 14 August

Pablo Berger’s gorgeous, witty silent animation is based on Sara Varon’s popular graphic novel.


Read more
Find out more
Event Lunchtime Conversation: Curating in the perpetual back and forth

Thursday 15 August, 1.30pm

Free, drop-in

Join the curator of Maria Amidu: in the perpetual back and forth, Hollie Douglas, for a 20-minute discussion about the exhibition.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Thursday 15 August, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Crossing (15)
17, 18, 22 August

A retired Georgian teacher sets out to reunite with her estranged trans niece in Crossing, a bright, warm and novelistic new drama.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Werckmeister Harmonies (12)
17, 22 August

One of the major achievements of 21st century cinema so far. Returning to screens in a new 4K restoration, Béla Tarr’s mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Sunday 18 August, 9.15am to 10.15am

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Strike: An Uncivil War (15)
18, 22 August

Daniel Gordon’s fascinating documentary recontextualises the Battle of Orgreave, the bitter, brutal confrontation between miners and police during the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. 


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Family Film Kensuke’s Kingdom (PG)
20, 21, 27 August

A rich and rewarding animated tale, Kensuke’s Kingdom is the epic adventure of Michael, a young boy on the sailing trip of a lifetime.


Read more
Find out more
Event Art Store Tour

Tuesday 20 August, 11.00am to 12.00pm

£10 / £9 Concessions & Towner Members

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis and Tacita Dean.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Thursday 22 August, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Radical (12a)
23, 25, 29 August

In a Mexican border town plagued by drug cartels, corruption and violence, a frustrated teacher tries a radical new method to unleash the curiosity, potential, and maybe even genius of his students.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Exhibition on Screen Canaletto and the Art of Venice (U)
24, 26, 29 August

From one of the world’s largest art collections, The Royal Collection, comes the remarkable story of Canaletto and the city he shared with millions through his art.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Sunday 25 August, 9.15am to 10.15am

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Event Art Store Tour Copy

Sunday 25 August, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

£10 / £9 Concessions & Towner Members

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis and Tacita Dean.


Read more
Find out more
Learning
HAF: East Sussex Studio (SEND)

Tuesday 27 August, 11.00am to 3.00pm

Free, booking required

Artist-led Creative Exploration, Collaboration and Making at Towner. This is a SEND session, for those who would benefit from additional support or a more relaxed experience


Read more
Find out more
Learning
HAF: East Sussex Studio (SEND)

Wednesday 28 August, 11.00am to 3.00pm

Free, booking required

Artist-led Creative Exploration, Collaboration and Making at Towner. This is a SEND session, for those who would benefit from additional support or a more relaxed experience


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Thursday 29 August, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
Breakfast Screening: Daughters of the Dust (12a)
31 August

Julie Dash’s seminal first feature is a poignant portrait of three generations of Gullah women (descendants of West African enslaved people) at the turn of the 20th century, as their family struggles with the decision to migrate from their sea island home off the coast of South Carolina to the mainland. 


Read more
Find out more
Event In-conversation: Maria Amidu and Rohini Malik Okon

Saturday 31 August 2024, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Standard ticket £7*

Join Maria Amidu and writer and researcher Rohini Malik Okon for a conversation discussing themes of memory, care and kindness found within Maria’s exhibition in the perpetual back and forth and her new commission 26,778,780 minutes.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Sunday 1 September, 9.15am to 10.15am

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Event Art Store Tour

Tuesday 3 September, 11.00am to 12.00pm

£10 / £9 Concessions & Towner Members

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis and Tacita Dean.


Read more
Find out more
Event Climate Eco Café

5 September, 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Free to attend, booking advisable

Climate Café is a chance for you to share how the climate emergency and related biodiversity crisis are affecting you in a safe and hospitable environment.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Thursday 5 September, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Sunday 8 September, 9.15am to 10.15am

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Event Art Store Tour

Sunday 8 September, 2.00pm to 3.00pm

£10 / £9 Concessions & Towner Members

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis and Tacita Dean.


Read more
Find out more
Event Yoga in the Gallery

Thursday 12 September, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

£8 per session

Join us for this unique opportunity to improve your practice in the tranquil surroundings of our exhibitions.


Read more
Find out more
Cinema
National Theatre Live Prima Facie (15)
12, 14, 20, 21, 26, 29 September

Jodie Comer’s (Killing Eve) Olivier and Tony Award-winning performance in Suzie Miller’s gripping one-woman play returns to cinemas.


Read more
Find out more
Event Jewellery Fair

Free, drop-in

Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 September 2024, 10.00am to 4.30pm

Towner fairs are back, this time celebrating the art of contemporary jewellery-making across a variety of styles and materials.


Read more
Find out more
Event Panel Discussion: Caroline Lucas, Emma Stibbon and Samia Dumbuya

Sunday 15 September 2024, 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Standard ticket £15*

Emma Stibbon is joined by those at the forefront of climate action, including politician, author and end-of-life doula Caroline Lucas.   


Read more
Find out more
Exhibition Drawing the Unspeakable

Curated by David and Liza Dimbleby

5 October 2024 to 27 April 2025

Drawing the Unspeakable is a curation of works by David and Liza Dimbleby, exploring how the medium of drawing can express complex and difficult human emotions


Read more