Towner gears up for a cultural Christmas

Towner Christmas
Towner Christmas

THE TOWNER is getting ready for a bumper weekend of festivities with its first ever Christmas Carnival.

This Friday and Saturday visitors will have the chance to see Towner’s exhibition halls transformed with popular culture, new technology and the thrill of the fairground coming together for a unique carnival event.

Tickets are on sale now for the inaugural Christmas Carnival taking place this Friday night from 9pm – 1am in association with Melting Vinyl and festival circuit favourite Boredbrands Digital Funfair.

The unique club evening promises themed live acts and DJ sets including Transformer and Teen Creeps and carnival goers are invited to join the optional dress code for the night, ‘past, present and yet to come’ – the particularly adventurous can try all three at once.

Visitors to the Towner will be able to enjoy the funfair for free from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday afternoon, while Sunday presents Christmas Creations at the Towner, a chance for families to drop-in and make Christmas cards from 11am – 3pm.

Artist Alicja Rogalska will be helping visitors to create unique designs and as well as taking them home, visitors can also convert their designs into a digital card to email family and friends.

Saturday night sees D GENERATE at the Towner, a free event for young people aged 14 to 19-years-old, from 8pm to 11pm.

The carnival-themed evening is the first event to be created by the Towner’s new Generate crew, a group set up to encourage young people to get the most out of the Towner.

Young party goers will be able to have a go at a virtual coconut shy, a semi-automatic DJ-ing table, the Beat Jigsaw and Smack Bottoms – the world’s only mannequin based guitar hero game, while some of Eastbourne’s most promising young bands provide the soundtrack for the evening.

Performances will come from Trade Secret, On the Spot and The Rahmanis, all surrounded by animated graffiti and artwork. created by the Generate crew.

For more information or to book tickets for the Christmas Carnival this Friday night, call 01323 434670 or visit www.townereastbourne.org.uk.