DOWN YOUR WAY (August 14th) - Town Centre

TODAY (Tuesday) The Eastbourne Seniors Club has a speaker at their coffee morning, who will talk about a project to record women’s reminiscences. This will be at 10am at the Club HQ, Cornfield Lane and the following week there is an opportunity to talk about this over coffee. This club for the over 50s offers many activities daily. For details call Lesley on 728157.

ON Wednesday, August 15, the Eastbourne Rambling Club has a four-and-a-half mile evening walk around Friston. Meet at East Dean car park at 6.30pm. On Saturday, August 18, there is a 5-mile leisurely ramble from High and Over at 10-am. Meet at The Avenue at 9.30 am to arrange transport.

THE Congress Suite at the Winter Gardens will open on Thursday, August 16, 2pm-4.30pm and 5.30pm-8pm for anyone wishing to donate blood. If it is more convenient, make an appointment in advance on 03001 232323.

THE Towner Gallery has an exhibition of paintings of ‘South Downs Landscapes’ by Sussex artist Harold Mockford to celebrate his 80th birthday. This will include woodland and coastal areas in and around Eastbourne. The Gallery opens daily Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-6-pm and on Bank Holiday Mondays.

ON THURSDAY at 7,30pm the Eastbourne Stamp Club (ESDPS) has a talk about ‘Hungary’ by Mike Clark, together with a showing of that country’s stamps and postal stationery. The club meets in the upstairs hall of the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade HQ in Bourne Street - all welcome. Coffee and biscuits are served in the interval and the session is usually finished by 9.15pm. Are there any budding young stamp collectors who would like to join to learn about their hobby and enhance their collection?

ON Saturday, in the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, 10am to noon, Barber, Taylor and Reed will be on stage playing contemporary folk and acoustic blues music. From Wednesday to Saturday, August 22-25, Alan Bennett’s moving and thought-provoking play ‘The History Boys’ is being performed nightly, 7.30pm. Tickets available at the coffee mornings or the Tourist Information Centre.

THE Heritage Centre, Carlisle Road, has an exhibition depicting the growth of Eastbourne from the original four small hamlets to the present seaside resort. The Centre was formerly the home of the Devonshire Park theatre manager and is next to a block of flats which was the site of the old swimming baths. It opens daily, 2pm-5pm.

ON Saturday, August 18, the Friends of the Devonshire Park Theatre have a Summer Fete on the playing fields of St Andrew’s School, Meads Street, 11.30am-4pm. There will be entertainment from ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, the Sea Gypsies Belly Dancers, Seaford Bell Ringers and the beautiful voice of Grant Martins. Lunches and cream teas available, entry free.