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December Sun 15 December
@ The Lamb
Sunday 15th December 2019
Live music from 8 pm

We have asked a number of local performers to play an Xmas song in any style they choose. A full line up will be revealed on the Lamb Lewes Live Facebook later in the week. We will be making a donation to the LFB and there will be a... more

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Wed 18 December
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Thu 19 December
@ The Con Club
City Food Share & Easy Skankin' presents: A Reggae Christmas Fundraiser- Join the Easy Skankin' Crew plus guest DJs for an evening of the best in Ska & Reggae music!!!

City Food Share is a community based charity fundraising platform supporting food banks and homeless shelters in Brighton... more

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Fri 20 December
@ Lewes Town Hall
Lewes Concert Orchestra accompanied by the choir Schola Cantorum give a concert playing
Holst - Moorside Suite
Mahler- Ruckert Lieder - solo Rebecca Leggett mezzo-soprano
Dvorak - Symphony No 8 Mvmts 3/4
Britten - Simple Symphony
Seasonal Music and Carols

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@ St Marys Social Centre
Funk soul and reggae music for grown up party people who like to party early. Half price bar before 8.30pm. Great atmosphere and great space for dancing. Come and join us for the Christmas special party!
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@ St Michaels Church
Come and join the East Sussex Bach Choir and the Lewes Youth Band for our festive carol concert! Lots of big band, jazz and Christmas classics alongside traditional carols. Mince pies and mulled wine provided!
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@ The Con Club
Ben and Shazza are back to kick off the Christmas festivities, bringing the best Disco, Daft Funk and Dance tunes along with a special guest DJ from the Grannies Disco "BOOMTOWN" DJ Mys.Deeque, DJ Housham new kid on the block! Plus a live set from Hoofish (formerly of legendary Lewes 90's rave... more
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Sat 21 December
@ Lewes Town Hall
East Sussex Community Choir with Wallends School Choir Fundraising concert for Dementia UK. Carols for choir and audience.
conductor: Nicolas Houghton
Special Guests;
Toby Spence International Opera star and Richard Attlee 'Kenton' in the Archers.

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@ The Con Club
Yes, it's here once again. The Kondoms annual festive 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... more

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@ 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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@ The Swan Inn
Calling all you rude boys & girls! Fruitful Sounds present "Too Much Pressure" - a night of 2 Tone, Ska & Reggae. Sat 21st Dec at The Swan in Lewes. DJ's Nick Carling & Danny Webb playing strictly vinyl selections. 9pm till late. Free Entry. Moonstomp ahoy!
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Sun 22 December
@ The Con Club
KATE & CO + THE CONTENDERS

It's the annual Club Christmas Draw with lots of great prizes! Buy a square for just £1 now available behind the bar to enter.

Plus, you'll be treated to TWO great musical performances this Sunday afternoon in the bar (after all, it IS Christmas!) with Kate... more

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@ The Con Club
Xmas madness with Buffo's Wake and Oh Mama LIVE - Cooking up a storm with a night of raucous Gypsy Punk and Psychedelic Blues Rock. Hold on to your mince pies, these two acts are no turkeys.

? Buffo's Wake ? Gypsy punk lunatics with a taste for the macabre.

Festival veterans,... more

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Sat 28 December
@ The Con Club
Get down to the Con Club on Saturday 28th December and treat yourself to a good dance! Lazy Susan DJs: Lazy Simon, Jez Harris and Hamish Makgill will be serving up a selection of the finest beats on Vinyl from Disco to House; Funk to Techno and all things in-between.

Really good music to... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Pepper's Ghost (www.magiclanterns.co.uk) presents a charming evening with Allan & Rene Marriott's Victorian Magic Lantern. Beautiful, funny and nostalgic slides combine with music & readings from Charlotte Oliver & Richard Spong to make a fascinating & absorbing show. Some of the slides are... more
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Tue 31 December
@ The Con Club
Live music with The Contenders, other bands and special guests from the Lewes (and beyond) music scene. More details to follow.

Members, their guests and friends only - Free entry

4:30pm to late. Live music from 8:30pm


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@ The Swan Inn
Fruitful Soundsystem at The Swan on New Years Eve. DJ's Nick Carling & Danny Webb bringing you original Fruitful flavours all night long. Strictly vinyl. 9pm till late. Free Entry.
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January Wed 01 January
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 04 January
@ The Elephant and Castle
The Copper Family of Rottingdean in Sussex sing the songs their family has loved and preserved for at least seven generations - songs of farming, sailing, love, drink, war, sport, drama and comedy. They use the vocal harmonies handed down through the generations as well. They are as Sussex as chalk... more
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@ The Lamb
Steve 'Snips' Parsons' Chain Gang back in action

Saturday 4th January 2020
8 till late. Free entry.

That's the sound of the men working on the chain gang

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Sat 11 January
@ The Con Club
LOOSE CABOOSE are back for 2020 and kicking off the New Year in style!

Come join us for some great music spun by residents Martin Jackson and Rachelle Piper and introducing our very special guest dj, all the way from Argentina, Kevin Fingier - how fabulous is that!?

Entry £6 OTD... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
We light the log fire and the candles tonight. Bring songs and tunes for winter and wassailing.

Bring a long twig from your own apple tree for our indoor wassailing ceremony to share in any blessing it might give.

We'll be serving Twelfth Cake, (orange peel, crystallised ginger,... more

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@ The Swan Inn
Fruitful Sounds present ... Bowie Night at The Swan. As is tradition since the great man passed we come together in early January to celebrate all things Bowie. All eras covered - strictly vinyl. Free entry. 9pm till late. Always popular so arrive early. Free entry!
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Sat 18 January
@ Royal Oak Barcombe BN8 5BA
The day begins as usual with an hour of join-in tunes while people arrive. Singing 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 break we'll continue the singaround, and after completing the circuit... more

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@ 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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Sat 25 January
@ The Elephant and Castle
Dom Prag (www.domprag.com) is a fine, compelling young singer & stylish guitarist with a wide range of traditional & more recent songs from Richard Thompson, Christy Moore & Paul Davenport, plus some intelligent & varied songs of his own.

Dom will give us two forty-five minute spots and... more

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Sun 26 January
@ St Pancras Church
Händel Concerto Grosso op.6 no.2, Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Beethoven Romance in F, solo violin, Maeve Jenknison, Grieg The Last Spring op.34, Rutter, Suite for Strings on British Folk Tunes
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February Sat 01 February
@ The Elephant and Castle
Lewes musicians & singers Vic & Tina Smith (wwwusers.globalnet.co.uk/~tinvic) of the Sussex Pistols & Folk at the Royal Oak bring a multi-media show celebrating our feathered friends in song, tune, verse & folklore, with many illustrations. The live performance will be interspersed with a few... more
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Sun 02 February
@ Other venue
Händel Concerto Grosso op.6 no.2, Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Beethoven Romance in F, solo violin, Maeve Jenknison, Grieg The Last Spring op.34, Rutter, Suite for Strings on British Folk Tunes
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Sat 08 February
@ The Elephant and Castle
Sound Tradition (www.soundtradition.co.uk) are an a cappella folk foursome (David, Linda, Catherine & Moose) singing in glorious harmony. Their varied repertoire ranges from lively chorus songs to lilting ballads, & from medieval time to the modern day, but always with the flavours of the English... more
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Sat 15 February
@ The Con Club
Dictionary Pudding - Live music promotions present: -

A genuinely unique talent, Damo Suzuki found fame after krautrock legends CAN found him busking in the streets of 70s Cologne. Immediately drafting him in to replace Malcolm Mooney, the band, oft-considered one of the single greatest... more

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Sun 16 February
@ The Con Club
Dictionary Pudding - Live music promotions present: Martin Carthy

For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm... more

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Fri 21 February
@ The Con Club
Presented by Modern Age Music: - Nashville, USA's Sam Lewis plays a special live show at Con Club on 21st February 2020 as part of his UK and EU tour.

With rich soulful vocals, well-crafted songs, roots country and blue-eyed soul Sam Lewis is connecting the dots. Whether crossing genres or... more

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Sat 22 February
@ The Con Club
Black Rabbit Productions & TLF Presents: The Original John Rossall Glitter Band

The Glitter Band were without doubt one of the most popular and influential exponents of the 1970's Glam Rock phenomena. Formed by John Rossall in 1972 from the embers of the highly successful Boston... more

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Sat 29 February
@ The Con Club
Global Beats Presents: Mad Professor Live Dub Show. Support by Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound with Lloyd Coxsone

He might be called MAD PROFESSOR, but he is one of the sanest working musicians around. In his long and accomplished career, this globally acclaimed dub talent has amassed a fine... 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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Sun 15 March
@ St Pancras Church
Telemann, Concerto in A for 4 violins, Sammartini Concerto in F for recorder, soloist Piers Adams descant recorder, Elgar, Serenade for Strings, Crispin Ward, A Celtic Concerto for Recorder and Strings, soloist Piers Adams, recorder
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Sun 29 March
@ Seaford Baptist Church
Telemann, Concerto in A for 4 violins, Sammartini Concerto in F for recorder, soloist Piers Adams descant recorder, Elgar, Serenade for Strings, Crispin Ward, A Celtic Concerto for Recorder and Strings, soloist Piers Adams, recorder
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@ The Con Club
Dictionary Pudding Present: LIVE DEAD '69 performing the Grateful Dead "Europe 72" album & more.

Live Dead '69 are: Tom Constanten (original Grateful Dead pianist), Tom has been inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead's first 2 experimental... more

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April Sat 04 April
@ The Con Club
Global Beats presents: Adrian Sherwood (On U Sound) Plus support

ADRIAN SHERWOOD (born 1958 in London) is an English record producer best known for his work with dub music as well as for remixing a number of popular acts such as Coldcut, Depeche Mode, The Woodentops, Primal Scream, Pop Will... more

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Sat 18 April
@ The Con Club
Dictionary Pudding - Live music promotions present -

The Monochrome Set consist of, original Monochrome Set members, Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set... more

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Thu 23 April
@ The Con Club
Dictionary Pudding Present: Martha Tilston

'Martha Tilston has carved her niche with sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. It is an engrossing set.. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life, with the salt of sea air almost palpable.' The Guardian

7:30pm -... more

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May Sun 17 May 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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Sun 21 June
@ Hamsey Old Church
Candle lit concert.
Sussex Flutes. String Quartet from Musicians of All Saints, Haydn String quartet op. 33 no 5, Ellie Blackshaw, New work, EJ. Moeran, String quartet in A minor

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July Sat 04 July
@ All Saints Centre
Directed by Ian Morgan Williams. Pre concert talk by Peter Copley. Bach Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, soloists Stuart Deeks, Inga Franks, Ian Morgan Williams Some East Music, 2nd performance, Alison Kay, Knot for Strings, 1st performance of the revised version. Warlock Serenade for strings,... more
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Burning Crosses in Lewes


XR’s pathetic gaggle of Lewesian disciples on Cliffe bridge yesterday singing “12 Days of Crisis” was a step too far for me. more

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