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Welcome to The Arts Society Eastbourne

Founded in 1973 under its original name, The Eastbourne Decorative and Fine Arts Society, The Arts Society Eastbourne (TASE) adopted its new name following the Society’s launch of a new “look” nationally in May 2017. It is a thriving Society with a membership of over 200, which has been meeting at the delightful East Dean & Friston Village Hall, located 4 miles west of Eastbourne. For eighteen months, from spring 2020, we have offered online lectures, owing to government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, but in September 2021 we were able to reinstate lectures in the Village Hall.
 
An exciting core programme consists of monthly lectures which cover a very wide spectrum. In recent years these included The Maya Heritage, The Genius of Antonio Stradivari, Bayeux Tapestry, Art work spanning all periods and cultures including Wassily Kandinsky: Figurative landscape painter to modernist master.   The three most recent lectures covered Naive Art, the art of Chagall, and a photographic record of Shackleton's exploration.

Our most recent visit took place in October 2019 at Eastbourne College to see the installation of two stained glass windows from the International Stevens Competition, run by the worshipful Company of Glaziers and won by the talented young artist - Jessica Lambinet. A Special Interest Day was held at the Eastbourne Towner on Art Deco Style.  The planned visits in 2020 and 2021 were postponed due to covid-19, and we are hoping to start visits again in April 2022.
 
Our lecture programme continues with a vibrant series of lectures for the current season: details of the lectures can be found in "Events" section.

 

 

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LOCATION

East Dean & Friston Village Hall,
Village Green Lane, East Dean
Eastbourne
United Kingdom

BN20 0DJ

MEETING TIMES

2.00pm - 3rd - Tuesday


Society Belongs to the SUSSEX area

EVENTS

27
January
2022
Eastbourne
21 Lushington Lane
BN20 4LJ

An exhibition of art at the Compass Community

15
February
2022

Emperor Qianlong - artist, poet and the ultimate fine art collector

15
March
2022

A detailed look at the work of Gaudi and other prominent architects in the city of Barcelona at the turn of the 20th century.