Festival of Remembrance

You are invited to St John’s Festival of Remembrance from 5th-11th November as the country and Commonwealth mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. St John’s Church tower at the heart of Meads in Eastbourne houses the memorial to 69 local men who gave their lives during the First World War. The Tower is the only remaining part of the original church building, which was damaged in bombing raids on 4 May 1942.

The Tower, with its chapel and war memorial will be open daily during the Festival from 12-2pm and half an hour before each evening event. There will be a programme of events: an Art Exhibition, a Writers’ Workshop with author Vanessa Gebbie, Reflections exhibition, a Remembrance Tree, film matinees, a festival bookshop, Seniors Singalong, Keep Young & Beautiful exercises, a café plus lots of other events.

Refreshments and light lunches will be available Tuesday to Saturday in the Jubilee Hall during the Festival from 5-11th November.