Watch out for Jaws appearing on town’s seafront

Jaws SUS-150605-155153001
Jaws SUS-150605-155153001

Redoubt Fortress is taking part in the Museums of Night national festival of after-hours culture and heritage by screening the film classic Jaws on May 16 (8pm).

Museums at Night is an annual celebration of heritage, arts and culture in the UK. The festival is set up to encourage visitors into museums, galleries and heritage sites across the country by hosting special events outside of normal opening hours. Events will be taking place throughout the country between May 14 and 16.

As well as the screening of the classic 1975 film directed by Stephen Spielberg, visitors to Museums at Night at the Redoubt Fortress will be intrigued by a display of shark-related items. Local collector Robert Knight will share his collection and knowledge of preserved sea creatures, real shark jaws and Great White Shark teeth.

Eastbourne Borough Council senior head of tourism and enterprise Phil Evans said, “We’re excited to get behind the national project of promoting the UK’s culture and heritage hubs, and have chosen to screen Jaws to celebrate Eastbourne’s position as an iconic seaside tourist town. However, we are happy to say that our bathing waters are some of the cleanest and safest in Britain, as classified many times in the Marine Conservation Society’s, Good Beach Guide, so the sea is a lot safer to swim in than that of fictional, Amity Island.”

Tickets are £6, book at www.eastbournemuseums.co.uk.