Local landmarks in Eastbourne turn red for World AIDS Day


Local landmarks are turning red to mark World AIDS Day (1 December) and raise awareness with HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT). Hastings Castle, Eastbourne Town Hall Clock and the Devonshire Theatre in Eastbourne will all be glowing red to represent the red ribbon around World AIDS Day.

Below is a full run down of all the local events taking place to mark World AIDS Day:


Eastbourne Town Hall clock faces lit up in red- 30 November to 3 December . Supported by Eastbourne Council
The Devonshire Theatre will be lit up in red – 1 December
Eastbourne Sexual Health Clinic will be getting involved – 1 December
Wearing World AIDS Day T-shirts and offering information and advice around sexual health and HIV
Remembrance event – 2 December
2pm Hampden Park (near the pond). Commemorating 10 years since trees were planted in Eastbourne in memory of those affected by HIV and AIDS. Anyone welcome. Mary Pooley, Mayor of Eastbourne will be attending.
The Hart pub Cavendish Place will be lit up in red – 1 December

Hastings Castle will be lit up in red – 29 November Supported by Hastings Council
One hour HIV testing open to anyone– 26 November to 7 December. Ore Sexual Health clinic Monday to Friday, 9am -3 pm
Information stand Priory Meadow shopping centre – 1 December
Eastbourne Terrence Higgins Trust, the Youth Development Service and the local Sexual Health clinic will be giving out information on sexual health and HIV. Pick up red ribbons, make a donation or enquire about free condoms.
‘Think Pink’ an exhibition by several of the UK’s leading gay artists – 24 November – 6 December
11am-5pm daily. Jewellery, sculptures, costumes and images which provide a window into the world of gay sexuality, this event also raises awareness of World AIDS Day. Contributers include Boy George, Tim Perkins, Andrew Logan and the late Lee Bowery. A proportion of the proceeds go to THT. For further information go to www.theartsforum.co.uk
St. Leonards

Juicy-Fruity, holding a benefit night for World AIDS Day – 1 December
8pm ‘till late. All profits go to THT. Crown House, 57 Marina. Upstairs, a unique mix of electro/house classics/ska/80s&90s tunes. Downstairs a live line up of performers & musicians. For further information go to www.juicy-fruity.co.uk
Across East Sussex

10 local hairdressers are raising awareness of World AIDS Day – 1 December
Hairdressers around East Sussex will be wearing World AIDS Day T-shirts to raise awareness and get people talking about HIV. They will also be able to provide information on local sexual health clinics and HIV testing, you can pick up a red ribbon or make a donation to THT.

If you require any more information on any of these events please contact Tadgh Crozier at Terrence Higgins Trust on 01323 649927 or email info.eastbourne@tht.org.uk.