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

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, AGE Concern Eastbourne have cancelled all their social activities at the Venton Centre. As a consequence there will not be any Eastbourne Rainbow afternoon meetings or coffee mornings until it is deemed safe for the Centre to re-open. We will keep you informed when there are any changes to this situation.

 The British Film Institute have on their website a selection of free LGBT films to view. 

The web address is: https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/collection/lgbt-britain

I have not made this a direct link as some people do not like to click on links directly at the moment. So please type the address into your browser yourself.

Hope you enjoy the films

In the meantime take care and stay safe

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Eastbourne Borough & Lewes District Councils


General News

Eastbourne and Lewes Councils have launched a new website to promote local food and drink businesses that are offering a delivery option or takeaway service. On the council's website there is a link - eatlocal.info which gives a directory of these outlets.

The website can be found at:  https://www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/eastbourne-borough-council-news

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Coffee Mornings


General News

Coffee Morning Dates for 2020

In 'The Pantry' Cafe, The Venton Centre

Junction Road

AGE Concern Eastbourne

From 10.00 am to 11.15 am

Coffee mornings are cancelled until further notice

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LGBTQIA+ What does it mean?

This is an extract from Wikipedia - LGBT (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT)


LGBT (or GLBT) is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s.[4] Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.

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Brighton and Hove LBGTQ+ Switchboard


Brighton and Hove LGBTQ+ Switchboard was founded in 1975 and has been providing services to the LGBTQ+ community in Brighton and beyond ever since. Originally operating as a helpline Switchboard has expanded over the years to include a face-to-face counseling service and to provide diversity, awareness and LGBTQ+ affirmative practice training to local organisations..

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