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August Tue 20 August
@ Malling Community Centre
ZigZag Holiday Playscheme for 4-11yr olds at Malling Community Centre, Lewes. 29th July to 22nd August - Mondays to Thursdays. Ofsted-registered. Activities include: Football & Outdoor Games, Jewellery-Making, Eye-Spy Walks, Face-Painting, Den-Building, Camp-Fire Activities, Junk-Modeling, Lego... more
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@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Linklater Pavilion
Come and enjoy the tranquility of the Railway Land in the evening on these informal, informative walks lead by biologist Steve Savage.

Steve has a wealth of knowledge of the wildlife on the nature reserve and will talk and answer questions depending on what is seen on the evening.

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@ Depot cinema
Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists
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Wed 21 August
@ Malling Community Centre
ZigZag Holiday Playscheme for 4-11yr olds at Malling Community Centre, Lewes. 29th July to 22nd August - Mondays to Thursdays. Ofsted-registered. Activities include: Football & Outdoor Games, Jewellery-Making, Eye-Spy Walks, Face-Painting, Den-Building, Camp-Fire Activities, Junk-Modeling, Lego... more
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@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Costa Coffee, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY
In partnership with Costa Coffee, Never Alone is an opportunity to relax with a warm drink and a slice of cake, and to meet some new friends.
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@ Bluebell Vineyard
Come down to Bluebell Vineyard and try our 'award winning' sparkling wines. £5 per person

Picnics available at £30 per couple with 48hrs notice.

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@ Depot cinema
Errol Flynn stars in the role that made him a star as the legendary Robin Hood, fighting to rid England of the tyranny of Prince John while trying to win the love of the beautiful Maid Marian.
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@ St John sub Castro
The Church upon a Hill: A Journey
A workshop for children with Suzanne Hennegrave.
Wednesday 21st August 2-4pm

In response to a journey around the church and churchyard, children will create greetings cards using mixed-media techniques. These will include: taking rubbings, sketching... more

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@ Depot cinema
The incredible, untold story of the British artist Penny Slinger
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Thu 22 August
@ Malling Community Centre
ZigZag Holiday Playscheme for 4-11yr olds at Malling Community Centre, Lewes. 29th July to 22nd August - Mondays to Thursdays. Ofsted-registered. Activities include: Football & Outdoor Games, Jewellery-Making, Eye-Spy Walks, Face-Painting, Den-Building, Camp-Fire Activities, Junk-Modeling, Lego... more
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@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Bluebell Vineyard
Come down to Bluebell Vineyard and try our 'award winning' sparkling wines. £5 per person

Picnics available at £30 per couple with 48hrs notice.

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@ Mill Woods, near Laughton
Switch off your phones and bring your children to the woods to discover and explore a whole new WILD world! All ages welcome for a day of forest school fun, nature games, crafts and activities.

Activities could include:

Making ropes and swings
Den building
Fire... more

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@ Mill Woods, near Laughton
Switch off your phones and bring your children to the woods to discover and explore a whole new WILD world! All ages welcome for a day of forest school fun, nature games, crafts and activities.

Activities could include:

Making ropes and swings
Den building
Fire... more

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@ Linklater Pavilion
Come and enjoy the tranquility of the Railway Land in the evening on these informal, informative walks lead by biologist Steve Savage.

Steve has a wealth of knowledge of the wildlife on the nature reserve and will talk and answer questions depending on what is seen on the evening.

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@ Depot cinema
The incredible, untold story of the British artist Penny Slinger
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@ Pells Pool
Film - Age of Stupid on Saturday 3rd August, 2019.

You may book a place for any of the 4 films on Eventbrite via Pells Pool website. You may bring a chair, blanket and hot water bottle. No alcohol or glass please. The kiosk will be open for hot and cold drinks, ice creams and snacks. If... more

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Fri 23 August
@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Bluebell Vineyard
Come down to Bluebell Vineyard and try our 'award winning' sparkling wines. £5 per person

Picnics available at £30 per couple with 48hrs notice.

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@ Depot cinema
Animation workshop for children as part of Artwave 2019
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@ Depot cinema
Animation workshop for children as part of Artwave 2019
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@ PIPPINGFORD PARK, NUTLEY, UCKFIELD TN22 3HW
BYLINE FESTIVAL BRINGS PUSSY RIOT TO THE ASHDOWN FOREST
23-26 August Pippingford Manor Park, TN22 3HW

Yes, you read that right! Pussy Riot, Lowkey, The Feeling, Extinction Rebellion, whistleblowers Chris Wylie and Shahmir Sanni, political and social changemakers, comedy, poetry, this is... more

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@ All Saints Centre
Lewes Youth Band are proud to present their debut concert. Join us for an evening of Jazz and Big Band standards and the World Premier of a New Composition. There will also be your chance to conduct the Band! Performed by young musicians from all around the South East including students that are... more
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@ The Royal Oak
DJ JulianJules spinning beats in the bar from 8pm till late. Expect to hear an eclectic mix of funk, soul, reggae, afrobeat, old-school hip-hop, quality house music and pubstep - 100% dancefloor friendly!
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@ The Lamb
VILLAINS AND HEROES - DJ FROM 7:30 PM

WEAR A COSTUME FOR A FREE DRINK

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@ The Royal Oak
DJ Julian Jules dropping beats & treats in the Bar from 8pm.
Start the Bank Holiday weekend off right!

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Sat 24 August
@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Bluebell Vineyard
Come down to Bluebell Vineyard and try our 'award winning' sparkling wines. £5 per person

Picnics available at £30 per couple with 48hrs notice.

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@ St John sub Castro
Following The Breadcrumbs: How is it that an image can say so much?

with Children’s book Illustrator and artist Sarah Horne
Saturday 24th August 2-4pm

In this workshop Children’s book illustrator and exhibiting Artwave artist Sarah Horne will talk on her professional practice as an... more

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@ 21 Gundreda Road Lewes
Free hands-on exhibition of over 50 amusing automata
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@ PIPPINGFORD PARK, NUTLEY, UCKFIELD TN22 3HW
BYLINE FESTIVAL BRINGS PUSSY RIOT TO THE ASHDOWN FOREST
23-26 August Pippingford Manor Park, TN22 3HW

Yes, you read that right! Pussy Riot, Lowkey, The Feeling, Extinction Rebellion, whistleblowers Chris Wylie and Shahmir Sanni, political and social changemakers, comedy, poetry, this is... more

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@ The Lamb
ROCKABILLY REBELS - KING MOB DJ FROM 8 PM

Time travel back to the 1950's when women were women and men were beasts.

Music by Gene Vincent/Little Richard/Buddy Holly/Elvis/Jerry Lee Lewes/Carl Perkins and more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Bring songs, tunes, stories & poems to fit the theme. This is a good night to try singing or playing in public for the first time to a friendly, welcoming group of people. Instrumental & vocal groups are welcome, too. Diane & Steve Nevill are in the chair.

Everyone is welcome, especially if... more

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@ The Swan Inn
Fruitful Soundsystem back at The Swan in Lewes for a night of Funk & Soul. Nick Carling is joined by Kurtis Powers from The Face Radio, Brooklyn New York. Expect a strictly vinyl selection spanning all shades of Funk & Soul. 9pm till late. Free entry.
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Sun 25 August
@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Bluebell Vineyard
Come down to Bluebell Vineyard and try our 'award winning' sparkling wines. £5 per person

Picnics available at £30 per couple with 48hrs notice.

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@ Quex Park
The Show that has something for everybody. From Family Days out with amazing attractions such as the fabulous Jonathan Marshall horse stuntsman from Poldark and Game of Thrones, Heavy Horse Displays, Motorbike Stunt Teams, fabulous Falconry displays, Britains Got Talent Dima and his dogs to Foodies... more
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@ 21 Gundreda Road Lewes
Free hands-on exhibition of over 50 amusing automata
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@ PIPPINGFORD PARK, NUTLEY, UCKFIELD TN22 3HW
BYLINE FESTIVAL BRINGS PUSSY RIOT TO THE ASHDOWN FOREST
23-26 August Pippingford Manor Park, TN22 3HW

Yes, you read that right! Pussy Riot, Lowkey, The Feeling, Extinction Rebellion, whistleblowers Chris Wylie and Shahmir Sanni, political and social changemakers, comedy, poetry, this is... more

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@ Depot cinema
A thrilling 'real time' tale of murder and arrogance. Part of Depot's Hitchcock: The Post War Thrillers season
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Mon 26 August
@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Quex Park
The Show that has something for everybody. From Family Days out with amazing attractions such as the fabulous Jonathan Marshall horse stuntsman from Poldark and Game of Thrones, Heavy Horse Displays, Motorbike Stunt Teams, fabulous Falconry displays, Britains Got Talent Dima and his dogs to Foodies... more
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@ 21 Gundreda Road Lewes
Free hands-on exhibition of over 50 amusing automata
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@ PIPPINGFORD PARK, NUTLEY, UCKFIELD TN22 3HW
BYLINE FESTIVAL BRINGS PUSSY RIOT TO THE ASHDOWN FOREST
23-26 August Pippingford Manor Park, TN22 3HW

Yes, you read that right! Pussy Riot, Lowkey, The Feeling, Extinction Rebellion, whistleblowers Chris Wylie and Shahmir Sanni, political and social changemakers, comedy, poetry, this is... more

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Tue 27 August
@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Linklater Pavilion
Come and enjoy the tranquility of the Railway Land in the evening on these informal, informative walks lead by biologist Steve Savage.

Steve has a wealth of knowledge of the wildlife on the nature reserve and will talk and answer questions depending on what is seen on the evening.

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@ Depot cinema
Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha an catastrophes ensue
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Wed 28 August
@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Bluebell Vineyard
Come down to Bluebell Vineyard and try our 'award winning' sparkling wines. £5 per person

Picnics available at £30 per couple with 48hrs notice.

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Thu 29 August
@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Bluebell Vineyard
Come down to Bluebell Vineyard and try our 'award winning' sparkling wines. £5 per person

Picnics available at £30 per couple with 48hrs notice.

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@ Linklater Pavilion
Come and enjoy the tranquility of the Railway Land in the evening on these informal, informative walks lead by biologist Steve Savage.

Steve has a wealth of knowledge of the wildlife on the nature reserve and will talk and answer questions depending on what is seen on the evening.

Add this to your calendar


Fri 30 August
@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Bluebell Vineyard
Come down to Bluebell Vineyard and try our 'award winning' sparkling wines. £5 per person

Picnics available at £30 per couple with 48hrs notice.

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@ The Bull On The Green Newick
Cocktail Night returns to The Bull on every last Friday of the month.

With live music and cocktails from £7.50 all night long.

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@ The Con Club
Yes, it's The Kondoms summer bash at the Con Club. Come along and have a rocking good time with all your chums. YOU WOULD BE MAD TO MISS IT!!!

Bar from 4:30pm - Doors from 8:00pm - Live music from 9:00pm

http://www.thekondoms.co.uk/

Free entry - All welcome


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@ The Royal Oak
Join us for a night of Balearic Beats & sunshine treats with Los Twangueros
Friday August 30th from 9pm in the Bar
Free entry
“cool, quirky Latin-influenced band” – Danny Rampling
“a mixture of latin rumbas & ambient jazz, tinged with African rhythm's, and a small helping of psychedelia... more

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Sat 31 August
@ South Downs Way National Trail
Take in some of England's finest scenery as a Walk, Jog, or a Run along the famous South Downs Way National Trail! The full 100km challenge beginning in Eastbourne walks over the iconic Seven Sisters, down to the coast in Brighton, and ends near the historic Arundel Castle. With half and quarter... more
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@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Westgate Chapel
Lewes Women in Business Creatives are showing in an Artwave Exhibition. Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September in Westgate Chapel, 92A High St, Lewes. There will be ceramics, photography, textiles, jewellery and artwork.
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@ Bluebell Vineyard
Come down to Bluebell Vineyard and try our 'award winning' sparkling wines. £5 per person

Picnics available at £30 per couple with 48hrs notice.

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@ The Con Club
Cajun Barn Present:

Jesse, Joel and Kelli create music full of spontaneity and joy. Together, they play traditional Cajun French music from the prairies of Southwest Louisiana where all the generations come together nightly to celebrate their vibrant culture by dancing, socializing and... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Bring songs, tunes, stories & poems to fit the theme. This is a good night to try singing or playing in public for the first time to a friendly, welcoming group of people. Instrumental & vocal groups are welcome, too. Sandra Goddard is in the chair.

Everyone is welcome, especially if you'd... more

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September Sun 01 September
@ Various Venues
This summer Artwave will showcase some of the very best creative talent from across the local area, taking place over three weekends.

The festival will give art lovers the chance to discover new artists, meet the makers, and buy direct from them.
The diverse range of work on show includes... more

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@ Bluebell Vineyard
Come down to Bluebell Vineyard and try our 'award winning' sparkling wines. £5 per person

Picnics available at £30 per couple with 48hrs notice.

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Mon 02 September
@ Mill Woods, near Laughton
Switch off your phones and bring your children to the woods to discover and explore a whole new WILD world! All ages welcome for a day of forest school fun, nature games, crafts and activities.

Activities could include:

Making ropes and swings
Den building
Fire... more

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@ Mill Woods, near Laughton
Switch off your phones and bring your children to the woods to discover and explore a whole new WILD world! All ages welcome for a day of forest school fun, nature games, crafts and activities.

Activities could include:

Making ropes and swings
Den building
Fire... more

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@ Depot cinema
What if two perfect strangers were to embark in an agreement to murder each others problematic acquaintances? Part of Depot's Hitchcock: The Post War Thrillers season
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@ Depot cinema
A thrilling 'real time' tale of murder and arrogance. Part of Depot's Hitchcock: The Post War Thrillers season
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Tue 03 September
@ Depot cinema
Three sailors let loose on a day of shore leave in New York City, looking for fun, romance and excitement. This is a dementia-friendly screening.
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Wed 04 September
@ Lewes Town Hall
A wonderful opportunity to discover the many interesting courses, activities and social events open to retired or semi-retired people. Free refreshments!

Held in the Corn Exchange, entrance Fisher Street.

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@ The Open Door, Church Twiten -23 High Street, Lewes
Family Constellations is an effective and powerful method to recognise the systemic family entanglements in our ancestry as well as in our present family. When combined with Somatic Experiencing Therapy, it becomes a complete and integrated healing process.

This is a info evening to taste,... more

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@ The Open Door, Church Twiten -23 High Street, Lewes
Family Constellations is an effective and powerful method to recognise the systemic family entanglements in our ancestry as well as in our present family. When combined with Somatic Experiencing Therapy, it becomes a complete and integrated healing process.

This is a info evening to taste,... more

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@ Plumpton College (Sussex Rural Business Centre) BN7 3AE
Anger is seen by many as a negative emotion. Indeed, it is not an uncommon experience for counsellors to hear a client say that they want to get rid of their anger. However, as human beings anger forms part of our emotional make-up and attempts to disown it generally results in creating more... more
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Thu 05 September
@ Depot cinema
After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
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@ The Con Club
Charlie Parr has been travelling around singing his country-blues tunes ever since leaving Austin, Minnesota in the 1980s. Thirteen recordings, over 250 shows a year, and 200,000 miles on a well broken-in Kia later, Parr is renowned for his exquisite songwriting. As a performer his fingers move... more
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Fri 06 September
@ All Saints Centre
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (2018)

Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Maya Matsuoka
Rated 15

Winner of the Palm d’Or at Cannes 2018
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Academy Awards and BAFTAs

Hirokazu Kore-eda, long a favourite of Lewes Film Club,... more

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Sat 07 September
@ Malling Recreation Ground
Come and learn about Extinction Rebellion and the potential impact of sea level rise on Lewes. Expect, music, food, workshops and kids games. Bring a picnic and wear beach/ or swimwear!
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@ Linklater Pavilion
The Railway Land Wildlife Trust will present ‘Songs of Nature,’ a concert featuring artists from diverse musical backgrounds performing music inspired by nature.
Heading the line-up is the Queen of British Folk, Shirley Collins, who will both sing and read from her recent works.
Joining the... more

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@ The Con Club
OAYSIS, We are sorry but this gig has been cancelled due to reasons outside our control. For refunds please contact ticket supplier.

Box Office: https://www.gigantic.com/oaysis-tickets/lewes-lewes-con-club/2019-09-07-19-30


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@ The Elephant and Castle
Tom Lewis (www.tomlewis.net) sings traditional sea songs & ones he's written, with ukulele & melodeon. Tom's songs are beautiful, lively, compelling, intelligent & often funny. He draws on his own experience of life at sea (twenty-four years in Royal Nay submarines) & his great understanding of the... more
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@ Depot cinema
Modern horror-auteur Eli Roth directs this nightmarish story of two friends backpacking across Europe who come across a hostel in an out-of-the-way town - one that harbours a dark secret.
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Sun 08 September
@ The Con Club
Death or Glory Promotions presents: https://www.facebook.com/DeathorGloryPromotions/

ALVIN GIBBS & THE DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS- https://www.facebook.com/Disobedientservants/

Formed by UK Subs and ex-Iggy Pop bassist Alvin Gibbs after the critical and commercial success of his first solo... more

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Mon 09 September
@ Kings Church
September’s Lewes History Group talk is on the art collection at Lewes Town Hall. Sarah Bayliss and Wenda Bradley will reveal much about the artists, benefactors and recent restoration of paintings, as well as the history of the town, with images of subjects ranging from religion, politics and... more
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Wed 11 September
@ St John sub Castro
‘Live better, die better’ is a safe space to explore both what it means to live well in later years, and what it means to die well. With displays from local organisations, and the chance to get advice
from local experts if you would like.


1pm - free tea & coffee, displays to look... more

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Thu 12 September
@ Depot cinema
Live from the West End, the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC's hit TV series
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@ Kings Church
'Brexit - Why We Need the Facts'
Come and hear renowned broadcaster Gavin Esler talk in Lewes on Thursday 12 September at 8 pm (doors open 7.15). He'll discuss the latest news on Brexit, and look at how this most momentous change in Britain for decades will affect our lives in the near future.... more

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@ The Royal Oak
Sepia Shadows are Max Gibson and Bethan Lees, playing an acoustic set consisting of an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and R&B classics; a tribute to some of the main inspirations for their own original music.
Join us in the Bar for what promises to be a very special night!

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Fri 13 September
@ The Con Club
Zion Train return after their last sold out gig at the Club. One of the most unique and enjoyable live dub acts on the planet, their use of dynamic onstage dub mixing whilst performing alongside acoustic instruments.

Tickets £15 + b/f... more

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Sat 14 September
@ The Elephant and Castle
Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 270
JEFF WARNER:US TRAD SONGS from THE WARNER COLLECTION
http://www.jeffwarner.com
Saturday 14th. September 2019
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17)
Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ
A fine singer of... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Jeff Warner (http://www.jeffwarner.com/) is one of the USA's foremost performers of traditional music. He sings & plays banjo & English concertina. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America connect 21st century audiences with the everyday lives–and artistry–of... more
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Sun 15 September
@ Depot cinema
A one person show by Sara Clifford
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@ All Saints Centre
Life is complicated, we all try to be happy but making your dreams come true is tough.

Drew is a drug dealer because it's the only job that he feels comfortable doing in the corporate world that surrounds him and which he despises with a passion.
He lives with three flat mates Dennis,... more

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Wed 18 September
@ Costa Coffee, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY
In partnership with Costa Coffee, Never Alone is an opportunity to relax with a warm drink and a slice of cake, and to meet some new friends.
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@ Depot cinema
Charlotte Vale is controlled and repressed by her domineering mother but, advised by psychiatrist Dr. Jaquith, makes several radical changes in her life.
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@ Depot cinema
Depot's monthly Supper Club, offering a special menu to correspond with a selected film.
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@ Christ Church
Reg Lanaway Watching birds: lessons for society

Reg Lanaway is a member of the congregation at St Pancras and has worked at Plumpton College since he joined it as a student in 1954. He is also a keen bird-watcher, who has held a British Trust for Ornithology ringing permit since 1968. He... more

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@ Depot cinema
In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale.
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Fri 20 September
@ Bentley
Looking for a great family day out? Join us for a fun-filled family day out at Bentley Woodfair, near Lewes in Sussex. This wonderful weekend fair is packed with entertainment, including Chris Jupp with his dog and ducks, the Underwoodsman showing the skills of willow basket making. Watch Jeff... more
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@ Lewes Town Hall
One of the UKs premier Folk Rock bands Oysterband are playing in Lewes for the first time in decades.
Oysterband make a modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Since 1978 they've toured in 35 countries - festivals, concerts, bars, rallies,... more

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@ Lewes Town Hall
Famous folk group Oysterband are set to play in the Corn Exchange as art of the 2019 Lewes Sausage 'n' Cider Festival.
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@ The Royal Oak
Probably one of our favourite Live acts. These guys know how to get you dancing!
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@ The Con Club
Once again The Con Club plays host to local bands The Manatees and Caburn, this time in aid of Southover Bonfire Society.
The Manatees are a genre-defying band, writing and performing original songs with hints of 60's surf and Dylan.
And Caburn will be playing the Conclub for the third time... more

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Sat 21 September
@ Bentley
Looking for a great family day out? Join us for a fun-filled family day out at Bentley Woodfair, near Lewes in Sussex. This wonderful weekend fair is packed with entertainment, including Chris Jupp with his dog and ducks, the Underwoodsman showing the skills of willow basket making. Watch Jeff... more
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@ Mill Woods, East Sussex
With Ian Siddons Heginworth

This training will apply the therapeutic use of natural materials, natural locations, natural themes and natural cycles.

As the solar push of summer comes to an end and the season turns, we recoil back into ourselves with the onset of Autumn. As we spiral... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 271
JOHN SPIERS MELODEON WORKSHOP http://www.johnspiers.co.uk
Saturday 21st. September 2019
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35. (£17 for two under 25-year olds)
The Elephant & Castle,White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ

John Spiers, known better in folk... more

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@ Lewes Town Hall
Sausages, Cider and Music, what's not to love!
The third SnC festival will be bigger and better than before, with Oysterband featuring on Friday and a host of great local talent on Saturday. Lots of cider and beer to choose from as well as tasty local sausages.

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@ The Elephant and Castle
John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. He plays melodeon & Anglo concertina. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his... more
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@ The Royal Oak
Three absolute Goddesses on the decks, with enough vinyl to keep the party going on all weekend!
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@ The Con Club
The Big Blue Shed presents: Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band

Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band had two of the biggest selling UK albums of the sixties. Amazingly both of these were live albums. Hand Clappin, Foot Stompin, Funky Butt Live was in the album charts for 48 weeks of the year... more

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Sun 22 September
@ Bentley
Looking for a great family day out? Join us for a fun-filled family day out at Bentley Woodfair, near Lewes in Sussex. This wonderful weekend fair is packed with entertainment, including Chris Jupp with his dog and ducks, the Underwoodsman showing the skills of willow basket making. Watch Jeff... more
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@ Linklater Pavilion
Bring your apples for pressing!
Any type of apple...Bramleys make delicious juice, pears, even grapes!
Brown bits and bruises don't matter, but give them a quick rinse.
Bring bottles if you can, or we'll sell you plastic bottles (suitable for freezing).
We press your fruit for 50p/... more

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Tue 24 September
@ Depot cinema
Depot's legendary film quiz night
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@ All Saints Centre
Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin (2018)

Starring: Alex Honnold
Rated 15

Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the 2019 Academy Awards
Winner of Best Documentary at the 2019 BAFTAs

From award-winning documentary film-maker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and... more

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Thu 26 September
@ Depot cinema
The hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live?s 10th birthday
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Fri 27 September
@ Mill Woods, near Laughton
A year long course for women.

Our wisdom, connection, nourishment and belonging visualised and celebrated.

Led by Marina Robb and Eleanor Darley.

Meeting by the fire, in the woods, listening and tending to our well-being, deep in connection, ceremony, plant knowledge,... more

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@ The Bull On The Green Newick
Cocktail Night returns to The Bull on every last Friday of the month.

With live music and cocktails from £7.50 all night long.

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@ The Con Club
Stomping Backwoods Americana

The Curst Sons unique sound mixes traditional American roots genres with powerful original songs and gutsy live shows. Their inspiration is the pre Rock n' Roll world of Blues, Gospel and Old Time - given a jolt of electricity and a kick-ass stomp.

Since... more

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@ All Saints Centre
Us and The Presents their spectacular interpretation of the music of the Pink Floyd. The show features all the great powerhouse Pink Floyd works with Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety and a full length version of Echoes and much more. This stunning show has been selling out shows across the... more
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Sat 28 September
@ Lewes Community Kitchen
Learn to make puff pastry, croissants and danish pastries with master baker Emmanuel Hadjiandreou.

A wonderful opportunity to bake with one of the UK's most esteemed bakers. In this hands on workshop you will learn to make a versatile laminated dough suitable for puff pastry, croissants and... more

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@ Depot cinema
NEW DATES ADDED: the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC's hit TV series
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@ St John sub Castro
Directed Andrew Sherwood, piano soloist Margaret Fingerhut.
Haydn Symphony no. 28 in A, Robin Milford Concertino for Piano and Strings op. 20, Martyn Harry Come Spring, Mozart Piano Concerto no 9 in Eb major

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Sun 29 September
@ The Con Club
Our September Sundays in the Bar Sunday afternoon gig features the welcome return to the Con Club of blues singer/guitarist Stuart Bligh.

Stuart, of local Blues/Rock band,The Big Blue, will be playing an acoustic solo set of classic tunes and cool Blues.

Expect a wide ranging set of... more

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October Tue 01 October
@ Depot cinema
The hilarious West End and Broadway hit returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live?s 10th birthday
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Wed 02 October
@ Depot cinema
Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film in this unmissable cinema event
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Thu 03 October
@ Depot cinema
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
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@ The Con Club
Comedy at the Con returns after the summer break, acts to be announced later.


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Fri 04 October
@ The Con Club
This is Dende's official celebration of playing music together for 10 years and it will be so good to be back in our home town of Lewes!

Dende is a 9 piece fun-fuelled positive party band playing an up-for-it mix of tunes with a firm rooting in Afro-Latin rhythms. From Cumbia to Calypso,... more

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Sat 05 October
@ Depot cinema
NEW DATES ADDED: the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC's hit TV series
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Tue 08 October
@ Depot cinema
Back from the army, Chad gates, played by Elvis Presley, wants to make his own way in the world. This is a dementia-friendly screening
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Thu 10 October
@ Depot cinema
One day film course consisting of a feature length screening and a lecture by an expert.
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@ The Con Club
Mojo Music Present: Funke and the Two Tone Baby - A one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to... more
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Fri 11 October
@ The Con Club
The Total Stone Roses play a 90min set of all of the best roses material including 'She Bangs The Drums', 'Fools Gold', 'Waterfall, 'I Wanna Be Adored' and 'Love Spreads'.

We're all pro musicians that do this for a a living, all players involved are top draw Leeds College of Music graduates.... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
About Dr Sonya Baksi:

Sonya Baksi worked over a 40 period in the NHS and was a consultant community paediatrician. Her early work was in inner London during a period of urban regeneration and service development. This was followed by retrenchment and the introduction of the business ethics... more

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Sat 12 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... more
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@ The Elephant and Castle
Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 272
VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER EARLY DANCE MUSIC FOR FOLK MUSICIANS WORKSHOP
www.swan-dyer.co.uk
Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17)
Saturday 12th. October 2019
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Elephant & Castle, White Hill, Lewes BN7... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer (www.swan-dyer.co.uk) are young, inspired & enchanting performers currently taking the folk world by storm. They both sing. Vicki plays Scottish Smallpipes, nyckelharpa, flute, Border pipes & double bass; Jonny plays guitar, accordion & low whistle. They play British... more
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@ The Con Club
The Big Blue Shed presents: Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and... more
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Sun 13 October
@ Saltdean Undercliff
Come join our a scenic fundraising run from Saltdean towards Brighton & back, alongside Sussex’s iconic chalk cliffs! Every entry receives a free exclusive running t-shirt & goodybag. All donations and sponsorship will be used to help rebuild the lives of local families affected by domestic abuse,... more
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@ The Elephant and Castle
Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 273
VICKI SWAN & JONNY DYER NYCKELHARPA & SCANDI WORKSHOP (any instrument)
www.swan-dyer.co.uk/
Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17)
Sunday 13th October 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Elephant & Castle White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ... more

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Mon 14 October
@ Kings Church
The Godlees of Bear Yard in the Cliffe were a Quaker family of merchants and bankers, remarkable for the wealth of archival material they left behind. Joanna Hodgkin reveals previously unseen letters, journals and poems that provide a unique behind-the-scenes portrait of an unusual and colourful... more
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Wed 16 October
@ Costa Coffee, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY
In partnership with Costa Coffee, Never Alone is an opportunity to relax with a warm drink and a slice of cake, and to meet some new friends.
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@ Depot cinema
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
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@ The Con Club
Dictionary Pudding proudly present... Rozi Plain

After a sold out Brighton gig at The Hope & Ruin in April, we are delighted to bring Rozi and her band to Lewes for a very special show at the Con Club [where you may previously have seen her as part of This Is The Kit!]

+ Support... more

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Thu 17 October
@ Depot cinema
Shakespeare's most famous romantic comedy captured live, starring Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie.
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Sun 20 October
@ Depot cinema
Shakespeare's most famous romantic comedy captured live, starring Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie.
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Thu 24 October
@ The Con Club
The Big Blue Shed presents:

Worry Dolls are an exciting duo born out of the joint talents of multi-instrumentalists Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, whose debut album Go Get Gone was released earlier this year.

Serendipity brought Zoe and Rosie together at an open mic when they were 18,... more

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Fri 25 October
@ The Bull On The Green Newick
Cocktail Night returns to The Bull on every last Friday of the month.

With live music and cocktails from £7.50 all night long.

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@ The Con Club
High energy Rhythm & Blues played the Canvey Island way, recreating the unmistakable sounds of 1970's Dr Feelgood.

A packed house last year, be great to see YOU again! The Feelgood Band! With a seal of approval from Wilko Johnson, Sparko and Figure!
"Man, it's great. It's just what it... more

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Sat 26 October
@ The Con Club
LOOSE CABOOSE is back following the Summer break with its usual mix of 60's Soul, Northern, R&B, Latin & Jazz.

Guest DJ for the night and residents Rachelle Piper and Martin Jackson seducing you onto the dance floor with their tunes.

£6 on the door. 7:30pm to 12:00

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@ The Elephant and Castle
ANDY IRVINE (www.andyirvine.com) is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. Musician, singer, songwriter, Andy has been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty... more
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@ The Royal Oak
We are delighted to host local band Sweet Onions again. And this time they are bringing special guests The Muzztones with them.
Should be a corker!

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Sun 27 October
@ The Con Club
For our "Sundays in the Bar" afternoon for October, we welcome Lewes's very own Contenders. As always, great beer drinking music - just make sure you're there!

Live music 3:30 to 5:30pm, free entry all welcome


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November Fri 01 November Thu 07 November
@ Depot cinema
In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy centre by her conservative guardians.
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@ Depot cinema
A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, broadcast live from the National Theatre
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Fri 08 November
@ The Royal Oak
These guys were awesome last time they played here. We are delighted to welcome them back for another night of Funk, Blues & Soul!!!
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Sat 09 November
@ All Saints Centre
Directed Andrew Sherwood, Handel Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F Major, Peter Copley Double Concerto, 2nd performance, solo violins Ellie Blackshaw, Shereen Godber, John Hawkins Grounds for oboe and string orchestra, first performance, solo oboe, Clare Worth, Frank Bridge Suite for Strings . Pre... more
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Tue 12 November
@ Depot cinema
Fred Astaire stars in this classic musical comedy. This is a dementia-friendly screening.
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Wed 20 November
@ Costa Coffee, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY
In partnership with Costa Coffee, Never Alone is an opportunity to relax with a warm drink and a slice of cake, and to meet some new friends.
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@ Depot cinema
A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.
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Thu 21 November
@ Parkwood Campsite near Brighton
Forest School Training Level 3

Part 1: 21 & 22nd November 2019 at Mill Woods and 25th, 26th, 27th November 2019 at Parkwood Campsite.
Part 2: 27th, 28th February 2020 at Parkwood Campsite and 2nd, 3rd March 2020 at Mill Woods.

Approved by the Forest School Association and awarded... more

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Sat 23 November
@ The Royal Oak
Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 276
HILARY JAMES VOICE WORKSHOP
www.folksong.co.uk
Saturday 23rd. November 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £30 (2 under-25-year-olds £15)
Royal Oak, Station St., Lewes BN7 2DA
Hilary has a wonderful, pure, quintessentially English voice... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 275
SIMON MAYOR MANDOLIN WORKSHOP
http://www.mandolin.co.uk/
Saturday 23rd. November 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17) Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ
Simon is beyond doubt this country's finest mandolin... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Simon's hilarious banter and mandolin wizardry (he's one of the world's leading virtuosos, not to mention his fine guitar and fiddle playing) meets Hilary's "wonderfully honey-dripping voice" and unusual basses. She might even manage a step-dance if the wind's in the right direction. Hear them at... more
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@ The Royal Oak
Big 404 and 25ThC bringing it large with a stack of 7" vinyl encompassing everything from Funk, Reggae and Soul to Hip Hop, Rock n Roll, Latin, Mash-up’s and re-edits .... with a bit of Rave and D&B thrown in for good measure!
Get ready to PAAAARTY!!!!

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Sun 24 November
@ The Elephant and Castle
Lewes Saturday Folk Club Workshop No 277
SIMON MAYOR FIDDLE WORKSHOP
http://www.mandolin.co.uk/
Sunday 24th. November 10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35 (2 under-25-year-olds £17)
Elephant & Castle White Hill Lewes BN7 2DJ
Not only is Simon beyond doubt this country's finest... more

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Tue 26 November
@ Depot cinema
A witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, broadcast live from the National Theatre
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@ Depot cinema
Depot's legendary film quiz night
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Thu 28 November
@ Depot cinema
One day film course consisting of a feature length screening and a lecture by an expert.
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@ Depot cinema
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC's Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward's provocative comedy
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Fri 29 November
@ The Bull On The Green Newick
Cocktail Night returns to The Bull on every last Friday of the month.

With live music and cocktails from £7.50 all night long.

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December Tue 03 December
@ Depot cinema
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC's Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward's provocative comedy
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@ Depot cinema
Bing Crosby stars in this Christmas Classic of a team of song-and-dance acts working to save a failing lodge. This is a dementia-friendly screening.
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Thu 05 December
@ Depot cinema
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents. Things get even more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
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Sat 07 December
@ The Royal Oak
One of our favourite Bands here at The Oak
Get the FUNK upstairs!

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Mon 09 December
@ Lewes
"26th Cognitive Neuroscience Congress: To acquire more knowledge on cognitive neuroscience scheduled on December 09-10, 2019 Dubai, UAE goes with the theme Scientific Gathering to Unleash the New Horizons in Neurocognitive Study. Neurocognitive 2019 is an international event focusing on the core... more
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Wed 18 December
@ Costa Coffee, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY
In partnership with Costa Coffee, Never Alone is an opportunity to relax with a warm drink and a slice of cake, and to meet some new friends.
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@ Depot cinema
An ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but ageing stage actress and her circle of theatre friends.
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Sat 21 December
@ The Royal Oak
Join us for a BIG Christmas Special with SkiffleBilly Trio Bad Bad Whiskey plus support DJ.
It's going to be fire!

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January Sat 18 January
@ All Saints Centre
Directed By Ric Graebner, Pre concert talk by Peter Copley 7.10pm. Schubert Rondo for Violin and Strings D428, solo violin Chris Phipps, Ric Graebner Clarinet Concerto, 2nd performance, solo clarinet Steve Dummer, Guy Richardson Houriya (Freedom), 1st performance of this version. Mendelssohn,... more
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Thu 23 January
@ Depot cinema
One day film course consisting of a feature length screening and a lecture by an expert.
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Sat 25 January
@ Ringmer Primary School
We offer a 16 Hour Forest School First Aid Course (ITC accredited) delivered by a trainer who understands Forest School and working in the outdoors. This ensures an excellent training that is relevant to outdoor practitioners.

2020 Dates:

Date: 25th & 26th January 2020, 9am -... more

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Sun 26 January
@ Ringmer Primary School
We offer a 16 Hour Forest School First Aid Course (ITC accredited) delivered by a trainer who understands Forest School and working in the outdoors. This ensures an excellent training that is relevant to outdoor practitioners.

2020 Dates:

Date: 25th & 26th January 2020, 9am -... more

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March Sat 07 March
@ All Saints Centre
Directed by Andrew Sherwood. Pre concert talk by Peter Copley 7.10pm. Mozart Divertimento in Bb K137, Phil Baker Veilings 2 for Flute and Strings, 1st performance, solo flute Anne Hodgson, Peta Crompton, New work for bassoon, viola and strings, solo bassoon Ian Glen, solo viola, Ellie Blackshaw.... more
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Thu 12 March
@ Depot cinema
A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.
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June Sun 14 June
@ Hamsey Old Church
Candle lit concert.
Sussex Flutes. Music for flute quartet.
Includes Barry Mills, Flute quartet, second performance.

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How can you say it was "no doubt" a few men and a dog? You dont know!
As you know so much about the toilets I assume you are a... more

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I like the Walking to Mount Caburn at the weekend, Lounging about in Southover Grange Gardens eating strawberry ice cream in summertime, Proms in the Paddock, wicked night
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