In Pictures: Spring Water Festival returns to Eastbourne seafront for 2024

Residents gathered for the opening of Eastbourne’s Spring Water Festival on Western Lawns in the town in a community-wide effort to stop plastic pollution on Saturday, May 11.

The annual ten day festival includes numerous events for all ages and interests – from walks visiting the refill stations, a Big Beach Clean event, creating Mandalas made from beach litter debris, a pilgrimage, art exhibitions, health and well-being events and an Eco Fair.

The festival will close this year on Sunday, May 19, with a closing ceremony at Holywell from 3pm to 4.30pm.

Past events have included art exhibitions and workshops, a conference, music concerts, film screenings, opera workshops, creative writing, walking, swimming, watersports and a pilgrimage.

Beer and Cider by the Sea 2024 will also be on Eastbourne seafront next weekend when the annual event will kick off on Friday, May 17, and will continue through to Sunday, May 19.

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