Eastbourne area Events Photographed by Dean Thorpe
Eastbourne is a great seaside town on the south coast of England. It does have a reputation for being a haven for the elderly, but I like it. I grew up near the sea and have always been attracted to seaside towns. It is a town with a very large tourist industry and some amazing annual events that attract people from all over the UK and beyond. The biggest of which is probably Airbourne, which is the Eastbourne International Airshow, an annual four day free event that I have been to many times. My favourite Eastbourne event is Wyntercon, another annual event, but it's a comic-con style convention with lots of TV, film, game, comic etc. fans, many of which cosplay their favourite characters, some of the costumes are amazing. Another great annual event is the Steampunk festival, a two day free event on Eastbourne seafront, with more people in great costumes. There are loads of other great events, some of which I have been lucky enough to photograph.
Wyntercon Cosplay Convention, Eastbourne
Wyntercon is a family friendly Cosplay & Comic Con based in Eastbourne, East Sussex. For those new to events like Wyntercon Cosplay is abbreviated from Costume Play. A great event where you (optionally, but highly recommended) dress up as someone or something else!
Eastbourne Pride - Annual LGBT+ Event
This was a full on Brighton Gay Pride style event, complete with a parade, lots of flags for every part of the LGBT spectrum, lots of people in fabulous and flamboyant costumes, LGBT support groups and basically everything you expect at a big Pride event, except free!
Eastbourne Airbourne International Airshow
Eastbourne Airbourne, also known as the Eastbourne International Airshow, is a 4-day international air show run every August in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England. The event features Battle of Britain memorial flights and aircraft from the RAF and USAF, among others.
Steampunk Christmas Fayre in Eastbourne
Christmas 2014 I was invited to come along to a Christmas Fayre, but unusually this was a Steampunk one! So selling lots of very weird and wonderful steampunk style things as well as some more traditional Christmas items. Event was held at the Victoria Baptist Church in Eastbourne.
Pentacle Drummers Summer Solstice
On the 18th of June 2016 the Pentacle Drummers, Lords of Earthen Drums held their spectacular Summer Solstice Festival in their home town of Eastbourne. The event was in aid of the Children with Cancer Fun which is based in Polegate and a great charity I support too!
Ratton Community Fayre, Eastbourne 2016
Ratton Community Fayre in Eastbourne, 2016. Two of the top drumming groups in the area were there Stix Drummers and Pentacle Drummers, plus lots of stalls, entertainment, tasty food, groups of dancers, singers, a cosplay competition, Dalek Lumpy and so much more!
Eastbourne Steampunk Festival Photos
Eastbourne Steampunk Festival event, so many amazing outfits, not that you have to dress up to attend, but it is fun if you do! Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.
Stix Summer Madness 2016
Stix Summer Madness, a family friendly festival, hosted by Stix Drummers. All profit donated to charities Lark in the Park and Matthew 25 Mission. Entertainment included Sea Gypsies, Earthquake Drummers, Drumskullz Drummers, Bedraggled, The Captains Beard and more!