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A CITY & VILLAGE TOURS DAYTRIP

THE SUSSEX COASTAL ART TRAIL

Join us for a cultural adventure on the Sussex Coast with visits to The Towner Art Gallery at Eastbourne, the De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhillon Sea and the award winning Jerwood Art Gallery at Hastings.


We meet in Eastbourne at 10.30am for morning coffee included before delving into the Towner Collection of modern British art. From a bequest of Victorian paintings it grew with acquisitions of Sussex landscapes.

and today features 20th century British artists including Edward Bawden, and Eric Ravilious. Spend some time with the guide and a little on your own exploring the collection before we move on.


We'll follow the coast to Bexhill for time to buy lunch in and around the De La Warr Pavilion. The cultural rebirth of the Sussex coast began right here in the 1930s with this modernist building. Take to the roof for views along the coast to Beachy Head.


Next via St Leonards where the grand regency buildings are emerging from years of decline to form the backdrop to an influx of artsy types creating a sort of Portobello-on-Sea. In Hastings we visit the Old Town and the Stade fishing beach with cartoonishly tall black fishing net sheds and visit the seafront Jerwood Gallery.


The gallery focuses on great British art created between the First World War and the 1960s and includes Sir Stanley Spencer, Walter Sickert and Maggi Hambling. Time to buy tea before heading home at 4.45pm.

Adults & Seniors: £27


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Price Valid to 31 March 2020

25 miles

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