About Us

Eastbourne Rainbow This is an "LGBT" group for the 50+ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities living in Eastbourne and the surrounding area, for socialising, making new friends, gaining support and obtaining information which is relative to the group. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month from 2.00pm until 3.30pm in the Girder Room at AGE Concern Eastbourne's "Venton Centre" which is in Junction Road, Eastbourne BN21 3QY with Tea, Coffee and biscuits. We now request £1.00 entrance per person to cover costs. If you would like to make contact prior to a meeting please leave a message or text on our Telephone line 07516 670654 [this is text and voice mail only]

Also if you would prefer you can be met at the AGE Concern Reception desk by a group member who will be pleased to accompany you to the meeting   For more information please contact the Group's facilitator

 derek@eastbournerainbow.org.uk  or the co-organiser ken@eastbournerainbow.org.uk  

" Coffee Mornings"

This is an additional meeting time and place for the Eastbourne Rainbow Group, we are now meeting on the second Wednesday of each month in the "Pantry Cafe" at the AGE Concern Venton Centre from 10.00 am to 11.15 am, and all existing and new members are invited to join us for a chat.Sometimes during the meetings we can be too busy with other matters that we do not have quite the time for other conversations.We do like to talk to everyone about all matters which are important to our members, and to try to help where we can.

Eastbourne Rainbow


General News

Over the past few months we have been in regular contact with AGE Concern at the Venton Centre and lately we have been working with them towards re-starting our meetings. All has gone well, we have managed to work out how best to safely hold our meetings. 

 At the moment Eastbourne is in Tier 4 together with the rest of East Sussex so until enough restrictions are lifted we are unable to meet as a group. Hopefully the roll out of vaccination will go some way to improving the situation.

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