July 28, 2009
Chips, culture and creatives
Eastbourne‘s been in the news (again) this week. It’s a great place to live, The Guardian this weekend described some of the highlights: ‘Magnificent municipal borders. Oh, and a pier out of your dreams…Lots of Festival of Britain-era caffs (loving the Lilac Fish Restaurant). And what a bandstand! Right out on the prom with a sea-blue terracotta tiled roof. The Towner Art Gallery opened recently in a new, sharp-suited building jam-packed with a splendid collection. The town already has its own Cultural Quarter and attendant magazine, thanks very much, like any self-respecting regenerating seaside, and, indeed, a smattering of downshifted creative types.’
So if you fancy some tea and cake, chips, the sound of the brass band, followed by some ‘culture’ and perhaps a drink with some unmaterialistic arty types… you know where to come!