Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Things to do in Eastbourne this February

If you study with Twin at our school in Eastbourne this February, you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable stay, as when you’re not in class the town offers a variety of great things to see and do to keep you entertained.

For those of you who love music, on 8th February 2014, for one night only, Eastbourne’s Royal Hippodrome will be hosting a night of music through the decades in the form of The All New Chicago Blues Brothers Revue. You will be able to enjoy not only the songs from the Blues Brothers’ movies, but also a mixture of classic Soul, Blues, Motown and Funk. Make sure you make the most of the lively atmosphere and get up and dance!

Eastbourne has plenty to offer art-lovers too. The Towner Art Gallery has a wonderful variety of art on display from across the ages, and regularly launches new and exciting exhibitions. Opening in February, visitors are invited to explore the point at which day becomes night, in the ‘Near Dark’ exhibition, curated by John Skoog. You could also check out his solo show, ‘Redoubt’, in which he uses classic Scandinavian film techniques.

Opening on 1st February, the Eastbourne Ancestors exhibition is a great way to spend some time if you’re interested in history. The exhibition provides visitors with an insight into human remains dating back as far as the Bronze Age, thanks to scientific analysis revealing everything from our ancestors’ social statuses to how they looked.

If you fancy a laugh, on 7th February Eastbourne will be hosting a night of brilliant comedy in the form of the Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club. The line-up consists of three acclaimed comedians, the cynical and bitter Rob Heeny, the intelligent and sharp Jessica Fostekew, and the hilarious storyteller, Elis James.
If you do manage to end up exhausting the variety of things to in Eastbourne, just over half an hour away by train you’ll find Brighton, which has plenty of its own exciting attractions and events to entertain you. Throughout February you can enjoy the Brighton Science Festival, which boasts a huge variety of events, from ‘Love Late at Brighton,’ which explores the scientific side of attraction, to ‘Into a Blue,’ an exhibition dedicated to the colour blue! 

Aside from all the fantastic events on offer in February in Eastbourne and Brighton, there are, of course, a huge number of year-round attractions available that shouldn’t be missed, including some beautiful parks and gardens, and Brighton Pier. We are therefore sure that your stay with Twin in Eastbourne will be a truly unforgettable experience, and you’ll never be short of things to do!

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