Walking tours through Eastbourne are starting today (2 August), led by the Towner Art Gallery.
The walks will help you to explore the town and see it through the eyes of Eric Ravilious, whose work is currently on display at the Gallery. Starting at the main entrance to the Enterprise Centre next to Eastbourne Station and finishing at Towner Art Gallery, these walks, which take place at 2pm every Wednesday until 23 August, are suitable for all abilities and take around 30 minutes.
Eric Ravilious was only four years old when his family left London and travelled to Eastbourne to start a new life. Over the course of an informative and quirky half hour tour, your guides will bring to life his world and his experience of the town - from his childhood to his time at Art School and beyond. You’ll uncover a family scandal, discover where Ravilious met the love of his life and even meet one of the more unusual residents of Grove Road. The tour will finish at Towner Art Gallery where participants can choose to delve further into Ravilious’ story in the gallery’s summer exhibition Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship, which explores the significant relationships and working collaborations between Ravilious and an important group of friends and affiliates, including Paul and John Nash, Enid Marx, Barnett Freedman, Tirzah Garwood, Edward Bawden, Thomas Hennell, Douglas Percy Bliss, Peggy Angus, Helen Binyon, and Diana Low.