events at the Redoubt Fortress and Heritage Eastbourne

Heritage Events in Eastbourne

Vibrant Events, Exhibitions & Talks

Heritage Eastbourne organise a range of vibrant events, exhibitions and fascinating talks, from spooky Twilight Tours and half term kids trails at the Redoubt Fortress, to themed film nights and Culture & Cake talks.

Book event tickets in advance online or purchase at the Redoubt Fortress or Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne BN21 4QA.

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What's On at the Redoubt Fortress

Wicker Man

The Wicker Man film screening and music

Tue 1 May 2018

A screening of the 1972 folk horror classic on the very day that the story takes place! Enjoy the wonderful local group Gadzooks playing songs and music from the film

Poppy

Culture & Cake- A story of Poppies and Remembrance

Sat 19 May 2018

Taking the Tower of London Poppy on display in Eastbourne Remembers as inspiration, Heritage Assistant Neil Harvey will look at the sometimes controversial history of the poppy’s use in commemoration

Science Week

Science Week - May Half Term

Mon 28 May - Fri 1 Jun 2018

Become a scientist at the Fortress this half term in our Science Week workshops!

Labyrinth

Labyrinth film screening and puppet workshop

Sat 2 Jun 2018

Little kids and big kids can enjoy a magical puppet making workshop before watching this amazing fantasy romp starring the late and ever-great David Bowie! All puppet making materials and expertise supplied

Saxon Treasures

Culture and Cake - Eastbourne’s Saxon Treasures

Sat 16 Jun 2018

Heritage Manager Jonathan Seaman will take a lively look at the amazing discoveries made during the excavation of a major Anglo-Saxon period burial ground at St Anne’s Road.

Toys

Culture and Cake - Toys, A product of the times?

Sat 14 Jul 2018

Heritage Assistant Jason Godden will lead us on a nostalgic journey exploring whether our childhood memories, associated with popular toys such as Action Man, Barbie or Star Wars merchandise, are a “product of the times”

Heirlooms and photographs

Culture and Cake - Collecting Memories

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Heritage Engagement Officer Katherine Buckland will explore stories of forgotten treasures and objects collected to remember.

Titanic

Titanic film screening with the Gibbs Trio

Sat 1 Sep 2018

As the Titanic went down, the band played on. To complete the experience the Gibbs Trio will play the music that entertained the passengers of the doomed ship while you sip a pre-film drink from our pop-up bar.

Myth and Memory

Culture and Cake - Myth and Memory in Eastbourne

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Join Heritage Manager Jo Seaman for this intriguing talk where some local myths will not only be busted but also carefully unpicked and re-examined in order to understand how they have evolved and that in fact, the real stories are just as

Spooky Stairs

Twilight Tours

Sat 27 - Tue 30 Oct 2018

October is a spooky month at the Redoubt, as the 200 year old fortification opens up for Twilight Tours.

The Omen

The Omen Film screening and Ghost Tour

Wed 31 Oct 2018

A Halloween screening of the horror classic The Omen, with added fear factor from our petrifying props and if you aren’t scared enough already, a ghost tour of the building taking us to the witching hour!

What's on at the Pavilion

Eastbourne Remembers exhibition in 2018

Unlocking Extraordinary Memories

19 March to 2 November 2018 - FREE

'Eastbourne Remembers' is a brand new FREE exhibition for 2018, opening from 19 March to 4 November at The Pavilion.

Unlocking extraordinary memories from the past, the exhibition will be revealing lost pieces of time spanning over 2,000 years.

Uncover the memory triggers of nostalgic childhoods, heirlooms and commemoration of loved ones, exploring how we create memories – both true and false, and how we choose to remember, or in some cases, even forget!

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