Events

May
26
Thu
Patrick Keefe sings the glories of English Song, and popular operatic arias
May 26 @ 5:00 pm

NOTE: Start time is 5.00pm

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY TAKING PLACE ON 21st APRIL

AND HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO THURS 26th MAY 2022

Come and join us at the Hydro to experience an exciting new star of the opera world before he debuts at Glyndebourne in 2023. This outstanding young baritone is a rising star in the operatic, oratorio and song world. His vocal achievements are impressive…..Holland Park Opera, won first prize in the Richard Lewis singing competition, second prize in the Pavarotti competition. He has sung with the BBC Symphony at the Barbican, and next year makes his debut at Glyndebourne.  Eastbourne Arts Circle are lucky to have this fine singer at the beginning of his career. A major event in our town.

Patrick Keefe graduated Oxford University with a Batchelor’s degree in Music and a master’s degree in Composition. He started a DPhil at Oxford but left as he was advised by music professionals to concentrate on his singing. He remains active as a composer, and he hopes to resume his DPhil in the future. He has performed in a great many prestigious venues, including performing with the BBC Singers and the London Symphony Chorus.

Tickets are available for this event. Please click the link below for a PDF order form, which can be filled in by hand and posted to Eastbourne Arts Circle with a cheque or card details.  Tickets will be emailed, unless a SAE is sent. For all events at the Auditorium in the Towner Art Gallery,  tickets should be shown at the door.

To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Ticket order form for Summer 2022

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received confirmation of receipt, or an email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the Zoom meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906. (Please call after 5pm weekdays or anytime at weekends.)

Jun
10
Fri
John Ruskin & The Stones of Venice by Sarah Quill
Jun 10 @ 2:58 pm

 

John Ruskin (1819-1900), whose life spanned the Victorian era, became the most celebrated and influential art critic of his age. Author of countless books and a gifted draughtsman, he was a polymath whose interests ranged from literature, art and architecture to geology, early photography, and the sciences.  He inherited a fortune but gave most of it away on philanthropic enterprises. His work on Venetian architecture is best remembered in his three-volume masterpiece, The Stones of Venice, published from 1851–53. Sarah Quill will discuss his life and Venetian work in this illustrated lecture.

Sarah Quill has worked between Venice and London for many years to create a photographic archive of Venetian architecture, sculpture, and daily life. Her book, Ruskin’s Venice: The Stones Revisited was published in 2000, followed by a new and extended edition in 2015, which has recently been translated into Italian. She lectures regularly, principally on Venetian subjects, and is a trustee of the Venice in Peril Fund, the British committee for the preservation of Venice.

Tickets are available for this event. Please click the link below for a PDF order form, which can be filled in by hand and posted to Eastbourne Arts Circle with a cheque or card details.  Tickets will be emailed, unless a SAE is sent. For all events at the Auditorium in the Towner Art Gallery,  tickets should be shown at the door.

To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Ticket order form for Summer 2022

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received confirmation of receipt, or an email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the Zoom meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906. (Please call after 5pm weekdays or anytime at weekends.)

Jul
15
Fri
The Work of Fay Godwin by Dr Geraldine Alexander
Jul 15 @ 3:04 pm

 

 

‘A feeling for the landscape’ traces the unusual career path of Fay Godwin (1931-2005), as a successful photographer-author, rather than illustrator, during the 1970s and beyond.  With no formal training, and a broken marriage at the launch of her career, she drew on all her resources, and determination, to eventually negotiate collaborative projects focussing on various parts of the British Isles with literary luminaries such as Ted Hughes, John Fowles and Alan Sillitoe.

Dr Geraldine Alexander is an art historian and researcher who is currently working on the archive of 20th century photographer Fay Godwin at the British Library.

Tickets are available for this event. Please click the link below for a PDF order form, which can be filled in by hand and posted to Eastbourne Arts Circle with a cheque or card details.  Tickets will be emailed, unless a SAE is sent. For all events at the Auditorium in the Towner Art Gallery,  tickets should be shown at the door.

To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Ticket order form for Summer 2022

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received confirmation of receipt, or an email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the Zoom meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906. (Please call after 5pm weekdays or anytime at weekends.)