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Eastbourne 2018

Eastbourne is magical whichever month you choose to visit, but as the bright days and crisp mornings come and the colours of our landscape change to rich reds and blackberries appear in the hedgerows, the change of season brings with it a special magic and peaceful wonderment. Winter Wonderland Enjoy a crisp winter walk and take in the spectacular sight of the seafront glistening with morning frost on a wintery day. Experience stars in the night sky like never before in Friston Forest or the Redoubt Fortress this winter as the South Downs Dark Skies Festival (9 - 25 February 2018) celebrates our wonderful dark night skies. season whatever the EASTBOURNE SEAFRONT BY NIGHT Autumn skies Scrunch through autumnal leaves in our picture perfect parks or stroll along our palm tree-lined seafront and stop for a hot chocolate in one of our warm and welcoming beachfront cafés. Breathe in the atmosphere of our seafront torch-lit bonfire procession on 6 October or try an eerie Twilight Tour at the mysterious Redoubt Fortress. Christmas Spirit Wander through our bustling Christmas market, sip mulled wine and watch the iconic Neon Noel light display projection on the Town Hall. Enjoy late night shopping, musical performances and street pantomimes in the picture perfect village of Alfriston. Eastbourne’s own annual pantomime returns on 7 December with Cinderella at the Devonshire Park Theatre and free rousing Christmas and Boxing Day concerts at the iconic Bandstand. Spring in your step As spring arrives Eastbourne bursts with colour with banks of daffodils and colourful crocuses. As the first rays of sunshine dapple through magnificent old oaks, wander through a blanket of blue at Arlington Bluebell Walk and welcome the start of the events season with a special Easter concert at the handsome 1930’s Bandstand on Eastbourne seafront. 32 EASTBOURNE The Sunshine Coast LITTLE CHRISTMAS IN LITTLE CHELSEA

vintage Oh so From concerts at the 1930’s Art Deco Bandstand to luxurious vintage sight-seeing tours or delightful vintage fairs and events, Eastbourne’s unspoiled surroundings give a nod to nostalgia making our town ideal for vintage breaks that will transport you back in time. Vintage Roots Eastbourne’s vintage roots are everywhere you look, from the traditional Victorian Pier to the Art Deco architecture that overlooks the seafront. Wake up in an Agatha Christie novel at the clifftop Hydro Hotel, which oozes Art Deco excellence and play croquet on perfectly manicured lawns. Enjoy a decadent vintage afternoon tea at the Lansdowne Hotel with delightful home-made cakes and tea served on beautiful vintage crockery in the newly refurbished vintage themed lounge with lovely memorabilia. Hidden treasure Vintage Motoring Enjoy a little motoring nostalgia and discover our stunning coastline vintage style with a bespoke chauffeur-driven ride in a 1920’s Rolls Royce around the South Downs with The Vintage Motoring Co. for a special treat. Or hire a vintage bus for a coastal day trip aboard a 1960’s Leyland open top bus in classic blue and cream. For more motoring nostalgia don’t miss Magnificent Motors on 5-6 May 2018 showcasing hundreds of classic and vintage cars on Eastbourne’s glorious seafront Western Lawns. Eastbourne is a treasure trove of vintage collectables. Browse the vintage markets, fairs, shops and antiques for that perfect heirloom tea set, classic vinyl records you are missing in your collection, fashion and more. Stitch haberdashery has beautiful vintage fabrics whilst Barley Sugar has unique and fabulous vintage furniture and interesting antique finds for your home and garden – go on treat yourself! 1950’S EASTBOURNE THE VINTAGE MOTORING COMPANY VisitEastbourne.com 33

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