The dancer, Petal Miller Ashmole: will give a talk about her career as a performer, producer, teacher and choreographer with the Royal Ballet and around the world on Sunday, 13 March 2016 at the Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne arranged by Sussex Opera and Ballet Society. Petal Miller Ashmole’s dancing career provided her with a vast classical repertoire of soloist and principal roles and she worked with Dame Ninette de Valois, Sir Frederick Ashton and Sir Kenneth MacMillan. In addition she has staged many full length productions for the Australian Ballet and taught in most of the ballet companies in the world. The event is open to members and non-members either for lunch before the talk at 12.30 pm or for the talk only at 2.15 pm. Tickets are available from Eileen Murphy on 01323 640067.

The Friends of the Tower: are having a hands-on conservation workshop coming up for anybody interested in learning how to clean, dry and repair works on paper. It takes place on Friday 4 March 1-4pm. If this is something which you think may be of interest to Eastbourne DFAS members, do let them know or direct them to me for any more information. A video explaining the workshop, along with details on how to book can be found at

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