Events

Oct
7
Sun
The Brilliance of Oscar Wilde – The Eastbourne Arts Circle Thespians
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm

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The Brilliance of Oscar Wilde  – The Eastbourne Arts Circle Thespians

On October 7th at 2pm, the Thespians of Eastbourne Arts Circle will present a tribute to Oscar Wilde. This master of the English language, with his dazzling wit, explored so many different avenues in which to express his love of words. His sense of humour can be seen in his superbly crafted short stories as well as his brilliant plays. Wilde’s social conscience was also wound into his writing revealing a profound understanding of the vanities of human life. The tragedy was that he fell from grace so swiftly, but yet a hundred years later would is still eulogised and admired across the world. No playwright except Shakespeare is so widely quoted. He remains an elemental figure in English literature.

The Thespians of Eastbourne Arts Circle include Elizabeth Muir-Lewis, Robin and Anne Gregory and Nicolas Chisholm.

If you wish to purchase tickets for Eastbourne Arts Circle events please Click here  to download a copy of our ticket order form, for you to complete and purchase tickets by post. Tickets can also be purchased for cash or credit card, in person, at the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, in Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.  PLEASE NOTE, the discount available to Eastbourne Arts Circle members is only available by mail order, or at the door (if tickets remain available). The members ticket discount is not available for tickets purchased  at the Tourist Information Centre. We regret that we are no longer able to sell tickets online.

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Oct
19
Fri
The Pre-Raphaelites with Dr Alexandra Loske
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm

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THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT 

 

The Pre-Raphaelites with Dr Alexander Loske

In 1848 a group of English artists, including William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millias and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.  The aim of this artistic alliance was to produce works of art in the spirit of Italian artists before the great Renaissance artist Raphael.  This movement was a mixture of romantic medievalism and realistic depictions of nature and was also to influence Victorian decorative arts through painted furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles and tapestries.

The picture above is by D.g. Rosetti (The Beloved)

Dr Alexandra Loske is a German-born published art historian and curator at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton.  She specialises in late 18th and early 19th century European art and architecture

 

 THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Oct
28
Sun
Rossini’s La Cenerentola – Sunday Film Event
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm

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Sunday Film Event – Rossini’s La Cenerentola

(Rossini’s Musical Fairy Tale at La Scala)

With Frederica von Stade, Francisco Araiza and Claudio Desderi

La Scala Theatre Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado

With introduction by Robert Ascott

 

Join us for an enchanting afternoon in the Auditorium to watch a film of Gioachino Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola. Based on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, it will offer a feast to the ears and eyes.  The role of Cenerentola is sung by the outstanding mezzo Frederica con Stade, star of Glyndebourne, the Metropolitan and La Scala.  Other main roles are sung by Francisco Araiza and Claudio Desderi.

 

La Cenerentola, which premiered on the 25th January 1817 at the Teatro Valle in Rome, is considered to be one of Rossini’s greatest operatic achievements following on from the success of The Barber of Seville. It is amazing to learn that Rossini wrote it when he was just 25 years old!  Please join us for what is sure to be a captivating afternoon of opera at its most enthralling.

The Film is sung in the original Italian with subtitles in English

If you wish to purchase tickets for Eastbourne Arts Circle events please Click here  to download a copy of our ticket order form, for you to complete and purchase tickets by post. Tickets can also be purchased for cash or credit card, in person, at the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, in Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.  PLEASE NOTE, the discount available to Eastbourne Arts Circle members is only available by mail order, or at the door (if tickets remain available). The members ticket discount is not available for tickets purchased  at the Tourist Information Centre. We regret that we are no longer able to sell tickets online.

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Nov
23
Fri
Jasper Johns with John Perrin
Nov 23 @ 2:30 pm

 

 

Jasper Johns with John Perrin

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Jasper Johns is regarded as one of the most important influences on American Pop Art using the rich painterly style of Abstract Expressionism.  Born in 1930 he is still a leading US painter, sculptor and print maker. His paintings are often made in encaustic (paint and wax) and are built up in relief choosing subject matter such as flags, numbers, targets and maps.  Popular lecturer John Perrin will introduce us to many different elements of Johns’ work and the influences that inspired him.

John Perrin is a very experienced lecturer who runs regular WEA courses throughout Sussex on the Appreciation of Modern Art.

If you wish to purchase tickets for Eastbourne Arts Circle events please Click here  to download a copy of our ticket order form, for you to complete and purchase tickets by post. Tickets can also be purchased for cash or credit card, in person, at the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, in Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.  PLEASE NOTE, the discount available to Eastbourne Arts Circle members is only available by mail order, or at the door (if tickets remain available). The members ticket discount is not available for tickets purchased  at the Tourist Information Centre. We regret that we are no longer able to sell tickets online.

 

Dec
1
Sat
Eastbourne Arts Circle – Christmas Lunch
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm

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The 2018 Eastbourne Arts Circle Christmas Lunch with Quiz, will take place on Sat 1 Dec 2018 at the Lansdowne Hotel, King Edward’s Parade, Eastbourne.

Please join us for a delicious three course lunch followed by a special EAC quiz, with our own Quiz Masters Helen Rufus-Ward and Elizabeth Muir-Lewis.

To download a copy of the booking form which shows all the menu choices click here