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January Thu 19 January
@ Cliffe hall
A showing of Hitchcock's masterpiece 'Vertigo' in Cliffe Hall to support the St Thomas a Becket church Restoration Appeal. Curtain up at 7.30pm. Short talk in church (next door) from 7pm on the local history.
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@ Cliffe hall
Depot and Lewes Film Club are collaborating on a series of films in churches called STILL MOVING. We are kicking off with the BFI 2016's 'Greatest Film Ever Made' Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock. The event will start with a talk in Thomas-a-Becket church about the building. All welcome.
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Fri 20 January
@ The Con Club
Lewes Psychedelic Festival have kindly handed us the reins to host the PRE-PARTY for Lewes Psychedelic Festival 2017.
We'll be taking over Lewes Con Club from 7PM until 1AM on Friday 20th January and filling the live room with Innerstrings mind melting visuals and FIVE live acts to rattle your... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
With the basic income debate breaking out into mainstream discussion, it is worth revisiting both Thomas Paine’s ‘Agrarian Justice’ and Thomas Spence’s reply ‘Rights of Infants’. These two texts both proposed different forms of what we now call ‘basic income’ – and ways to pay for it – which have... more
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@ All Saints Centre
A breathtaking journey through the Colombian Amazon following the interwoven stories of two European explorers; one in the early 1900's the other 40 years later.
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Sat 21 January
@ Royal Oak, Barcombe BN8 5BA
The day begins as usual with an hour of join-in tunes while people arrive. Singing - traditional folk songs and songs written in traditional style - starts at noon; ballads and the occasional instrumental party piece will be very welcome.

There's a break from 6.00 - 7.00 p.m. After the... more

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@ All Saints Centre
Lewes Psychedelic Festival returns for another evening of music and visuals for your senses! Performing live;
Flamingods
The Lucid Dream
Sculpture
Dead Rabbits
Fever Dream
Eva Bowan
Inwards
Arc Garrison

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@ Westgate Chapel
The Standard Lamps & Support: Linus & Lucy, Jason Loughran
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@ St Thomas Church Hall
Join Catherine Bearder MEP, Telegraph journalist Asa Bennett and Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate Kelly-Marie Blundell to talk about the single most divisive political issue we face today – Brexit
Following the UK’s momentous vote on membership of the European Union, debates have centred around... more

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Sun 22 January
@ Christs Church Hall
Breakfast, craft activities and celebration for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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@ The Elephant and Castle
Bring instruments to join in mainly English traditional dance tunes – jigs, hornpipes, polkas, waltzes and marches. Pick them up by ear and play the notes you like. For an idea of the sort of tunes that get played, see http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/LAFC/LFTunes.html. They are mostly in G... more
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@ St Pancras Church
Bach Concerto for Oboe, with soloist Owen Dennis,
Saint-Saens Rondo Capriccioso with violinist Maeve Jenkinson. Also Finzi, Romance for string Orchestra and music by Sibelius and Corelli.

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Tue 24 January
@ The Elephant and Castle
Lewes' only quiz night dedicated to all things cinematic! Tickets from the Elly pub or Ground coffee house.
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Wed 25 January
@ Cliffe hall
Come along to Cliffe Hall for delicious coffee and home-made cakes, a raffle, gifts and bric-a-brac. Support the St Thomas a Becket church Restoration Appeal at the same time!
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@ Lewes Town Hall
Authors Nicky Singer and Nikki Sheehan will be in conversation about self-publishing a children's book and whether this is likely to be a common path for authors. Open to all.
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@ Christs Church Hall
Rob Parsons will be leading the evening on the topic of
The search for justice: Christian involvement in politics

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Thu 26 January
@ Quaker's Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF
Dignity in Dying is a national campaign to legalise assisted dying, within upfront safeguards, for terminally ill, mentally competent adults. We are setting up a local group to support this work. The first meeting is to explore how we might go about building local initiatives, whether lobbying,... more
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Fri 27 January
@ All Saints Centre
Stories from refugees. We’ll hear from highly acclaimed photographer Jenny Matthews (see below) and from local author Gaby Weiner, as well as women from Brighton who arrived as refugees from Ethiopia and have rebuilt their lives by cooking together – they’ll be bringing along some of their... more
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@ The Lamb
Female fronted sax and guitar driven funk and soul band. Get up offa that thing and come on down for a drink and a dance.
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Sat 28 January
@ All Saints Centre
U 88mins
What do our pets really get up to when we’re not around? The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.
Starring (voices): Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate & Lake Bell.

Doors open 2.30pm

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@ All Saints Centre
12A 94mins
Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen's bittersweet romance CAFÉ SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Jeannie... more

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@ All Saints Centre
15 100mins
British drama Directed by Ken Loach. Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State unable to work due to a recent heart attack. Daniel crosses paths with single mother Katie as they both struggle with the red tape... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Sound Tradition (https://soundtradition.co.uk/) is an a cappella folk foursome (David, Linda, Catherine and Moose) singing in glorious harmony. Their varied repertoire ranges from lively chorus songs to lilting ballads, and from medieval times to the modern day, but always with an ear for the... more
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Sun 29 January
@ All Saints Centre
PG 556mins

The creators of the brilliant French documentary Shoah courageously assume that their audience is willing to sit through 570 minutes’ worth of interviews and little else… rest assured that you will sit and listen. Relentless “inquisitor” Claude Lanzmann probes the memories of... more

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February Fri 03 February
@ Cliffe High Street
A street collection with greeting cards sale in aid of Cancer Research.
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Sat 04 February
@ The Lansdown
A multi-instrumental songwriter and performer full of hope, fury and joy from the UK.
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Fri 10 February
@ All Saints Centre
12A 97mins
Comedy about an orphaned boy used to city life who is left in the care of a foster family in rural New Zealand.

Doors open 5.15pm

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@ All Saints Centre
15 120mins
Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.

Doors open 7.30pm

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Sat 11 February
@ The Old Chapel, Alfriston
Internationally Acclaimed Artist Georgie Tier brings her unique art to The Old Chapel, Alfriston, East Sussex, for a Valentine Celebration on Saturday 11 February 2017, from 11am – 4pm.
With artwork in private and Museum collections around the world, this exhibition is not to be... more

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@ All Saints Centre
U 90mins
Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

Doors open 2.30pm

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@ All Saints Centre
15 120mins
Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.

Doors open 4.30pm

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@ All Saints Centre
15 93mins
British Drama. Three people, three extraordinary stories, one life-changing event. All lived out within a hundred London streets.

Doors open 7pm

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Sun 12 February
@ All Saints Centre
PG 117mins
Fantasy adventure based on the much loved children’s classic by Roald Dahl in which a young orphaned girl is carried away to a magical land by a big friendly giant.

Doors open 2.30pm

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@ All Saints Centre
15 93mins
British Drama. Three people, three extraordinary stories, one life-changing event. All lived out within a hundred London streets.

Doors open 5pm

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@ All Saints Centre
12A 97mins
Comedy about an orphaned boy used to city life who is left in the care of a foster family in rural New Zealand.

Doors open 7.15pm

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Mon 13 February
@ Malling Community Centre
YMCA LEWES February half term playscheme for ages 4 - 11 years - 13th - 17th Feb 2017
Join in the fun with arts and crafts, junk modelling, sports, games, races, baking, face painting, t shirt printing, plus lots more games and activities & free play.

*10% Discount for Bookings Made... more

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@ Kings Church
John Blackwell has researched and written the history of the Every family, their ironworks and its products.
With the forthcoming development of the Phoenix Ironworks’ site, the topic has particular relevance and John will tell the story behind this important Victorian foundry whose output... more

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Tue 14 February
@ Malling Community Centre
YMCA LEWES February half term playscheme for ages 4 - 11 years - 13th - 17th Feb 2017
Join in the fun with arts and crafts, junk modelling, sports, games, races, baking, face painting, t shirt printing, plus lots more games and activities & free play.

*10% Discount for Bookings Made... more

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Wed 15 February
@ Malling Community Centre
YMCA LEWES February half term playscheme for ages 4 - 11 years - 13th - 17th Feb 2017
Join in the fun with arts and crafts, junk modelling, sports, games, races, baking, face painting, t shirt printing, plus lots more games and activities & free play.

*10% Discount for Bookings Made... more

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@ Linklater Pavilion
Stargazing Lewes is a celebration of Astronomy held in the heart of Lewes at the Linklater Pavilion. In addition to telescope observing (if the weather is clear) we’ll have the University of Sussex inflatable planetarium along with talks, games, other activities, as well as the opportunity to ask... more
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Thu 16 February
@ Malling Community Centre
YMCA LEWES February half term playscheme for ages 4 - 11 years - 13th - 17th Feb 2017
Join in the fun with arts and crafts, junk modelling, sports, games, races, baking, face painting, t shirt printing, plus lots more games and activities & free play.

*10% Discount for Bookings Made... more

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Fri 17 February
@ Malling Community Centre
YMCA LEWES February half term playscheme for ages 4 - 11 years - 13th - 17th Feb 2017
Join in the fun with arts and crafts, junk modelling, sports, games, races, baking, face painting, t shirt printing, plus lots more games and activities & free play.

*10% Discount for Bookings Made... more

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Sat 18 February
@ The Royal Oak
Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 233
OLLIE KING MELODEON WORKSHOP http://www.olliekingmusic.com/
Saturday 18th. February 2017
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35. Booking form available here.
(£17 for two under 25-year olds)
The Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7... more

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@ The Royal Oak
Ollie King is a melodeon player and singer whose music is steeped in the customs and traditions of England. Based in Sheffield, he is starting to make a name for himself as one of the most exciting and interesting up-and-coming melodeon players in the country, and has already developed into a... more
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Fri 24 February
@ All Saints Centre
15 111mins
A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Doors open 5pm

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@ All Saints Centre
12A 96mins
Directed by Clint Eastwood. Biographical drama based on the true story of Captain Chesley “Sully" Sullenberger, who safely crash-landed a plane on the Hudson River in 2009.

Doors open 7.30pm

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Craig Murray is a historian and human rights activist. He served for twenty years in HM Diplomatic Service, including a controversial tenure as Ambassador to Uzbekistan, and is a former Rector of the University of Dundee. He has published Murder in Samarkand, The Catholic Orangemen of Togo and... more
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Sat 25 February
@ St Thomas Church Hall
Tutor: Bryan Davies
Nash responded to the English landscape but was also one of the most expressive recorders of the Western Front. He later found that surrealism liberated his imagination. Coincides with Tate Britain exhibition.

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@ All Saints Centre
PG 103mins
Live action fantasy adventure about a young orphaned boy who grows up in the woods alongside a giant friendly dragon.

Doors open 2.30pm

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@ All Saints Centre
12A 96mins
Directed by Clint Eastwood. Biographical drama based on the true story of Captain Chesley “Sully" Sullenberger, who safely crash-landed a plane on the Hudson River in 2009.

Doors open 4.45pm

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Sun 26 February
@ All Saints Centre
15 111mins
A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Doors open 7.30pm

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March Fri 03 March
@ The Dripping Pan
Teams of 4 (max. but under-16s can be added). Places limited, so booking advised. Optional meal-deal (fish or pie & chips + drink) for £10 per person (orders required before 7:45pm). General quiz. Small prizes.
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Sat 04 March
@ The Elephant and Castle
LEN GRAHAM: SONGS & BALLADS IN THE ULSTER TRADITION WORKSHOP
http://www.storyandsong.com/
Saturday 4th. March 2017 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £30 (£15 for two under-25-year-olds)
Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/
Len is one of Ireland's... more

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@ St Michaels Church
Directed by Andrew Sherwood the Musicians of All Saints play, Bach Brandenburg concerto no.3, Peter Copley, Tango, Robert Milford Concertino for piano and strings in E major op106 and Fishing by Moonlight for piano and strings, soloist Margaret Fingerhul
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@ The Elephant and Castle
Len is one of Ireland's best-known singers with an international reputation not only for his entertaining, eloquent & moving singing style but also for the breadth & depth of his knowledge of the Ulster tradition. He's one of the greatest modern song collectors.

Len will give us two... more

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Sun 05 March
@ St Pancras Church
Vivaldi Cello Concerto in B minor with Ella Rundle,
Finzi, Prelude for string orchestra, Purcell Chaconne in G minor, Handel Concerto Grosso op.6 no.11, Stanley Concerto Grosso in B minor

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Sat 11 March
@ Chailey Village Hall
JUMBLE SALE at Chailey village hall on Saturday 11th March at 11am in aid of the Bonfire Society. Donations of jumble appreciated in the morning. Easy parking.
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@ The Royal Oak
Born and raised in Sussex, Matt sings and plays melodeon and duet concertina, He has focused his solo repertoire on traditional songs and tunes that have been collected in Sussex. He will charm and entrance you with his delivery of traditional songs that range from epic ballads to comic songs to... more
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Sat 18 March
@ St Marys Church Hall
Self-hypnosis is an incredible resource you can use in so many different ways; and most people can do it. Visit my website to find out about using it to, relax, support your health, boost creativity, and work on specific issues and goals. Extensive handouts and a CD included. Booking essential –... more
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@ The Royal Oak
TOM McCONVILLE FIDDLE WORKSHOP
http://www.tommcconville.co.uk/
Places £35 (£17 for two under-25-year-olds)
Saturday 18th. March 2017 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Royal Oak, Station Street, Lewes BN7 2DA

'Tom is a brilliant fiddler & great singer; a wonderful ambassador of the James Hill... more

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@ The Royal Oak
Tom (www.tommcconville.co.uk) is a splendid fiddle player & fine singer with a dry wit, combining the traditional music of Newcastle, Scotland, Ireland & the USA with classical, jazz & bluegrass flavours to produce a style of his own.

“Tom is a great player, and a terrific singer, he also... more

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Sat 25 March
@ St Thomas Church Hall
Tutor: Prasannajit de Silva
Captain Cook led three expeditions to the Pacific during the 1760s and 1770s, and was notable for including professional artists among his crew. Their work, and its effect on European understanding of their settings, will be examined.

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April Sun 23 April May Sat 06 May
@ St Thomas Church Hall
Tutor: Robert Carrington
We take a musical tour from Eastbourne to West Sussex – including a short visit to Chichester – with Frank Bridge, John Ireland, Bax and Havergal Brian.

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@ St Thomas Church Hall
Tutor: Robert Carrington
We take a musical tour from Eastbourne to West Sussex – including a short visit to Chichester – with Frank Bridge, John Ireland, Bax and Havergal Brian.

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Sun 21 May
@ St Pancras Church
Bach Violin concerto in A minor, with Maeve Jenkinson, Finzi Interlude for oboe and strings with Owen Dennis, oboe, Mendelssohn Sinfonia no. 10 in B minor, Handel Concerto Grosso op.6 no. 12
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June Sun 11 June
@ Hamsey Old Church
Sussex Flutes play a programme of music by Sussex composers
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Sun 18 June
@ Hamsey Old Church
The string quartet from Musicians of All Saints play, Haydn String Quartet op. 26 no. 6 in A major, Peter Copley, Double Duo, Bartok, String Quartet no.1 op. 7
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July Sat 08 July
@ All Saints Centre
The Musicians of All Saints, directed by Andrew Sherwood play, Beethoven Romance in G major, op. 40, violin soloist, James Wicks, John Hawkins, Another Orpheus, Grieg, Two Elegiac Melodies op. 34,
Haydn Symphony no. 43 in E flat major ' Mercury'

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October Sat 07 October
@ St Marys Church Hall
This friendly and relaxed one-day workshop is for anyone interested in exploring a more natural approach at menopause. We look at what you need to know about your menopause – hormonally, HRT and your choices, self-help measures and time to ask questions about the best way forwards for you.... more
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