Forthcoming events

The Eastbournian Society provides a series of social, sporting and cultural events as well as career and business networking opportunities. Click on the links below for more details.

Wed 8 Dec    Theatre trip: Pantoland at the London Palladium
Wed 8 Dec - Sat 11 Dec    Les Misérables (College production)
Thu 16 Dec    Christmas carol service at All Saints' Church
Sat 18 Dec    Eastbournian Society Winter Ball
Sat 25 Dec    Christmas Day Family Communion
Sun 2 Jan    Theatre trip: Sleeping Beauty
Fri 21 Jan    Old Eastbournian Lodge
Sat 29 Jan    ES Annual quiz and dinner
Fri 4 Mar    ES Futures convention
Sat 5 Mar    Eastbournian Society AGM
Sun 8 May    ESO Spring Choral Concert: Haydn The Creation
Sat 9 May    The Over-60s lunch
Sat 11 Jun    Foundation Day for benefactors and Devonshire Society members
Thu 23 Jun    Cricket: 1st XI v MCC and Evening cricket dinner
     

Visitor policy: Covid-19

Eastbourne College's Covid visitor policy requires anyone entering any school buildings to have a recent (24–72 hours prior) negative and formally registered antigen / lateral-flow test result ready for checking. This is even if visitors are double-vaccinated. Lateral flow test are available from local pharmacies or can be ordered from the NHS website. Results should be reported on the NHS website and formal proof of a negative result can be either a text message, email, photo or print-out which you should be prepared to show to a member of staff when you attend one of our events at the College.

We are sorry but if you are unable to provide proof of a negative test then we will be unable to allow you into the event. We apologise for the inconvenience but this approach helps us keep the College running to its full potential.

Making payments

Many of our events are free but for those where there is a charge, you can pay by:

  • bank transfer - to Eastbourne College Incorporated, account number 00058400, sort code 30-92-86, please use reference WC350
  • cash - in person; please do not post
  • cheque - payable to Eastbourne College Incorporated
  • credit or debit card - please call with your card details
  • international transfer - swift code: LOYDGB21092, IBAN: GB37 LOYD 3092 8600 0584 00


Pantoland at The Palladium Wednesday 8 December, 7.30pm
London Palladium
 

This Christmas singer Donny Osmond and ultimate pantomime star Julian Clary will take you on a magical trip to Pantoland at The Palladium.

The home of pantomime will welcome back Palladium panto favourites Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot as well as the return of some past stars of the Palladium’s festive treat including West End sensations Jac Yarrow and Sophie Isaacs.

Celebrating the very best of pantomime, with comedy in abundance and big show-stopping numbers, this star-filled extravaganza will be the ultimate feel-good show.

Tickets may still be available at £60 each in the stalls. Please contact John Thornley to book.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Les Misérables Wednesday 8, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 December, 7.00pm
College Theatre
 

Eastbourne College's main drama performance this term featuring our best performing arts talent; excellent entertainment for a winter’s eve.

Please note that in order to attend you will need to complete a Covid lateral flow test between 24 and 72 hours before the show and have formal proof (digital or printed) of a negative result to show to College staff when you arrive.

Contact: Box Office
01323 452255
boxoffice@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Christmas carol service Thursday 16 December, 6.00pm
All Saints' Church, Eastbourne
   

OEs, ES members and neighbours are welcome to join us at the College carol service for visitors.

The service will be followed, from 7.00pm, by refreshments in the foyer of the Birley Centre; please let John Thornley know by Monday 6 December if you are planning to attend.

Please note that in order to attend the reception you will need to complete a Covid lateral flow test between 24 and 72 hours beforehand and have formal proof (digital or printed) of a negative result to show to College staff when you arrive.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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The Eastbournian Society Winter Ball Saturday 18 December, 7.00pm
Dining Hall, Winn Building
 

The Eastbournian Society is delighted to present a winter ball on Saturday 18 December.

This formal event will be for all Eastbournian Society members: Old Eastbournians, Old Androvians, parents, staff and anybody else with a College or St Andrew's Prep connection, including supporters and friends.

A champagne reception will be held from 7.00pm, with a three-course dinner from 7.45pm, followed by coffee. There will be a pay bar and dancing to the Big Kahuna party band. The dress code is formal evening wear ('black tie') - but feel free to add a touch of festive and joyful colour!

Tickets cost £60 per person (over-18s only), which includes the champagne reception, the three-course meal and entertainment. Book a table of ten and receive one place free!

To book your places please complete the form online at https://forms.office.com/r/zrJsdeNezp.

Please contact Lulu Brown to make your booking or if you have any questions.

Please note that in order to attend you will need to complete a Covid lateral flow test between 24 and 72 hours before the event and have formal proof (digital or printed) of a negative result to show to College staff when you arrive.

Contact: Lulu Brown
01323 451911
vlbrown@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Christmas Day Family Communion Saturday 25 December, 10.00am
Eastbourne College Chapel
 

College Chaplain the Revd Daniel Merceron will be taking the traditional Christmas Day family service in the Eastbourne College Chapel, starting at 10.00am.

All are welcome.

Please note that in order to attend you will need to complete a Covid lateral flow test between 24 and 72 hours before the service and have formal proof (digital or printed) of a negative result to show to College staff when you arrive.

 
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Sleeping Beauty Sunday 2 January, 7.00pm
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sleeping Beauty, the family panto, stars Eastbourne favourites Tucker as Chester the Jester and Martyn Knight as Dame Nellie Night Nurse, plus a full supporting cast, with mayhem and merriment guaranteed.

The Princess is searching for happiness, Evil Carabosse is searching for revenge, Chester the Jester is searching for someone to laugh at his jokes and Dame Nellie Night Nurse? Well she’s searching for any man in the front two rows!

This spectacular show will be full of music, laughter, amazing special effects and plenty of surprises.

Booking for this trip has now closed.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Old Eastbournian Lodge Friday 21 January, 4.30pm
Masonic Hall, South Street


The first quarterly meeting of the Old Eastbournian Masonic Lodge No. 4946 will be held at the Masonic Hall, 15 South Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4UJ.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society annual quiz and dinner Saturday 29 January, 7.00pm
Dining hall function suite, Winn Building


Once again it's time to enjoy the annual Eastbournian Society quiz and dinner, which will be held in the function rooms next to the dining hall in the Winn Building.

This fun event is never taken too seriously, which is why the winning team gets the magnificent prize... of a Mars bar each. All are welcome, not just Eggheads and Masterminds! We split into teams of six people (eight at a squeeze!), but don't worry if you are not part of an existing team because we will find a team that you can join.

The charge per person for the quiz, food and wine or soft drink will be confirmed shortly.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society futures convention Friday 4 March
Sports Hall, Winn Building


Year 11 and sixth form pupils and their parents are invited to attend the annual futures convention, to meet representatives of professions, industries, universities and gap year companies. It will take place in the sports hall in the Winn Building.

Old Eastbournians who are able to offer advice on either higher education or their own career and who would like to take part can contact the ES office.

Contact: Eastbournian Society office
es@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Eastbournian Society committee meeting and AGM Saturday 5 March, 10.00am
Snowden Room, Howell Pavilion


The AGM
All members of the Eastbournian Society are welcome to attend the AGM. If you would like to attend, please let us know by 5.00pm on Friday 25 February. The meeting will be held in the Snowden Room of the Howell Pavilion, adjacent to the Nugee Building.

AGM Agenda
1. To receive and, if thought fit, to approve the Hon. Treasurer's Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2021.
2. To elect Officers for the coming year, and to fill vacancies on the Committee.
3. To consider any other business.

The committee meeting
The committee meeting is for ES committee members and others by invitation only. An agenda and minutes of the last meeting will be sent out separately.

Contact: John Thornley
01323 452314
jt@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Spring Choral Concert: Haydn The Creation Sunday 8 May, 7.30pm
St Saviour's Church, Eastbourne
 

The Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra presents a Spring Choral Concert as part of its 41st season.

Conductor Graham Jones, Leader Lisa Wigmore, Soprano Rachel Shouksmith, Tenor Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, Bass Christopher Dixon, with the Eastbourne Symphony Chorus and the Eastbournian Society Chorus.

Tickets will be available from 1 April 2022.

Tickets (all £15) available from Wegottickets.
Tickets (£14 in advance; £15 on door) (concessions for ESO Friends) from Reid and Dean, 43-45 Cornfield Road, Eastbourne BN21 4QG or concertmanager@eso.org.uk or 07780 993801.

Contact: ESO concert manager
concertmanager@eso.org.uk
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The Over-60s lunch  Monday 9 May, 12.30pm
St George’s Hill Club, Weybridge


The Over-60s lunch is being held at St George's Hill Club, Warreners Lane, Weybridge, KT13 0LL. This is an opportunity for all senior OEs to meet for a convivial meal and has become firmly established as a popular annual event.

We will be announcing our guest speaker at the lunch in due course.

The meal costs £50 per person and includes a drink on arrival, three-course lunch with wine, followed by coffee. Please contact the ES office to reserve your place. 

The nearest station is Weybridge and train services are operated by South Western Railway between London Waterloo/Clapham Junction and Woking/Basingstoke.

Contact: Eastbournian Society office
es@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Foundation Day for benefactors and Devonshire Society members Saturday 11 June
Eastbourne College

Foundation Day is an opportunity for the College to say thank you to members of the Devonshire Society and other major benefactors. This event is by invitation only.

The Devonshire Society is the College's legacy club. Bequests and other donations made to the College help fund bursaries, awards and scholarships, as well as providing funds for capital projects. 

If you would like to know more about the Society or are interested in making a donation to the Foundation please see How you can support the College.

Contact: Eastbournian Society office
es@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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Cricket: 1st XI v MCC, followed by evening dinner Thursday 23 June
Eastbourne College


The 1st XI take on the MCC in this annual fixture, starting at 11.00am. Following the end of play a drinks reception will be held at 6.30pm in the Long Room of the Howell Pavilion, before dinner in the Dining Hall (Winn Building) at 7.30pm.

The dinner is open to all cricket enthusiasts, not just MCC members, and will include pre-dinner drinks, a three-course meal and wine. The dress code is jacket and tie/smart daywear. The cost will be confirmed on this page shortly.

Contact: Eastbournian Society office
es@eastbourne-college.co.uk
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