Arts & Screen
Giselle by Russian State Ballet

Ten things to get up to this week in Eastbourne - from Friday October 19

1. Art. The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital’s autumn art exhibition and sale of local art at St Andrew’s Prep School, Meads Street, from 10-4pm on Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21. There are over 300 paintings by local artists included, with an informal painting demonstration by a well-known local artist at 2pm on Saturday. Money raised will go to the Eastbourne DGH and the FoEH Trio of Special Projects for 2018 for Speech and Language Therapy, Max/Fax and Orthodontics, and Cardiology. Free entry.

Theatre and Comedy

Sussex bonfire night guide

The Sussex bonfires have been hosted for more than 300 years and, although the historical significance of the evening has somewhat faded, Britain still glows with bonfires and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes, with fireworks shooting across the night.


Film’s warm-hearted insight into orthodox Jewish culture

On Wednesday (September 19) at the Curzon Cinema the Eastbourne Film Society inaugurates its 69th season with a screening of the film Menashe. This splendidly warm-hearted movie is set in New York and tells a story about a widower (that’s Menashe played by Menashe Lustig) and his schoolboy son, Rieven (Ruben Niborski). It’s a tale both touching and comic since Menashe, so well-meaning but not the most competent of men, has to fight with his brother-in-law and others for the right to bring up the boy himself.

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