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April Mon 22 April
@ The Con Club


Directed by Marshall Allen


The Sun Ra Arkestra Lewes Residencies are now the stuff of legend.


Having played sold out runs in 2017 and 2018 we cannot wait to welcome them back for two very special Easter nights in 2019.


Composer, keyboardist, bandleader,... more
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Tue 23 April
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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@ The Con Club


The Big Blue Shed Presents Joey Landreth and Band


Winnipeg, Canada ? Success is a mystical pursuit; a blend of timing, talent, good fortune, dedication and hard work.A break in the schedule of award winning roots-rockers The Bros. Landreth offered Joey Landreth a chance to... more
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Thu 25 April
@ The Con Club


The Big Blue Shed Presents - Slaughter & The Dogs + Snide


Punk Rock Legends Slaughter & The Dogs exploded onto the British music scene in 1976 at the now legendary Manchester Free Trade Hall gig with The Sex Pistols, an event which was to change musical history... more
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Fri 26 April
@ The Con Club


The Doctors of Philosophy play original songs from the pen of lead-singer Professor Paul Stenner. The style is a fusion: rock and folk influences mingle with West-Coast sounds and even a hint of Prog ! As a Professor of Social Psychology, Paul writes lyrics that are literate, witty... more
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Sat 27 April
@ Ropetackle Arts Centre
"The Drystones demonstrate a sophisticated musical maturity that is far beyond their ages" Folk Radio UK
Somerset based duo The Drystones (Ford Collier and Alex Garden) have been performing together for eight years. In this time they have developed in maturity and confidence culminating in their... more

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@ The Con Club


LOOSE CABOOSE is back for April 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... more
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@ The Elephant and Castle
Matt Quinn & Owen Woods are a concertina and melodeon duo, performing traditional and contemporary dance tunes from around the world. Having been part of the short lived melodeon quartet Boxtet, they both wanted to continue working together. With Matt changing from melodeon to his duet concertina,... more
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Sun 28 April
@ The Con Club

St Georges Day Lunch


12:00 for 1:00pm


Families welcome, Adults £15, Children £7.50


Two courses


Please sign up at the Club


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@ The Con Club


The Big Blue Shed presents: Alabama 3 Acoustic


We're the Alabama 3. We make Sweet Pretty Muthaf****** Country Acid House Music. All night long. We're not from Alabama, and there's not three of us. We're from Brixton, London. We're the fellas that did that Soprano's theme... more
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May Fri 03 May Sat 04 May
@ The Con Club


The legend of Sam Cooke in words & song
Performed by Steve ?Snips? Parsons and band.


Sam Cooke invented soul music when he crossed over from gospel music into mainstream pop. His bold move sent a shockwave through the black community and inspired artists such as... more
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@ The Con Club


Max Mezzowave debuts his new outfit Blacklight
Fusing neo-soul, funk, deep grooves, jazz and electronica with cinematic visuals to create a mesmerising live experience.


Blacklight are...


Max Mezzowave ? Keys
Tracy Jane Sullivan ? Vocals/harp
Paul... more
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@ The Lansdown
“The best Blues and Bluegrass you will hear this side of Memphis” - Metro
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Sun 05 May
@ The Con Club


The Con Club's very special April/May "Sunday in the Bar" has been moved from the end of April to the May Bank Holiday weekend in order to be part of The Ripple and features some of Starfish's best young solo performers - Lotte Pearl, Lola Britten-Hepper, Theo Howard & Hannah... more
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@ The Con Club


Disco Party hosted by DJs Sharon Makgill and Olivia Bullock


Women on the door, women on the decks and women on the dance floor


Shots at reduced prices!


8pm to 11pm, £3 on the door


All profits donated to the Oyster Project.



Disco Party hosted by DJs Sharon Makgill and Olivia Bullock

Women on the door, women on the decks and women on the danc... More details at: https://www.lewes.co.uk/Whats_On/The Ripple Femme Brle/42397" target="_blank"> Add this to your calendar



@ The Elephant and Castle
Bring songs, tunes, stories & poems to welcome in the May and begin the summer. We serve home-made Maids of Honour, a traditional treat using the new May cream with almonds, lemon, eggs, currants & pastry. This is a good night to try singing or playing in public for the first time to a friendly,... more
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Mon 06 May
@ Depot cinema
Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business.

Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight... more

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@ Union Music Store
Local singer/song-writer Sophie Moore is one of several artists performing in-store as part of the Lewes Ripple weekend. Don't miss her, she's great!
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@ The Royal Oak
Live Music in conjunction with Rocket FM, Lewes
Monday night just got serious
Concept of Thought #UpstairsatTheOak
RailRoad Blues Jam in the Main Bar
Get your Bank Holiday groove on!

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@ The Royal Oak
Concept of Thought's latest album Misty Blue... At times metaphorical and always poetic, it’s no surprise that COT have kept honesty and wisdom at the forefront of their lyricism throughout each track, while still maintaining the same heat we know and trust to expect from a Yogocop release. The... more
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Tue 07 May
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Fri 10 May
@ All Saints Centre
Funk soul and reggae music for grown up party people who like to party early. Half price bar before 8.3pm. Great vibes, visuals and sounds. Come and party in a friendly atmosphere!
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Sat 11 May
@ 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. Derek Seed is in the chair.

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

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Wed 15 May
@ The Con Club


The Big Blue Shed Presents -


ELECTRIC SIX a six-piece American band from Detroit. Their style has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of "garage, disco, punk rock, new wave, and metal."[1] The band met recognition in 2003 with the singles "Danger!... more
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Thu 16 May
@ The Con Club


Album Release Show


Jamie's new album 'Dreams About Falling' - produced in Nashville by Grammy-nominated Neilson Hubbard and including contributions from Angaleena Presley, Wild Ponies, Ben Glover, Amy Speace and many more - is released the day after this show. Come and help... more
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Fri 17 May
@ Lewes Town Hall
Lewes Concert Orchestra give a concert May 17 at Lewes Town Hall.
They will play
Weber - Jubel Overture
Mozart - Sinfonia for four winds
Schumann - Symphony No. 3

Refreshments will be available

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@ The Con Club


Doctor Schwamp, aka Sean MacGloin, leads a high-energy, eclectic five-piece band, combining fiddle, bagpipes, harmonica, bass and drums, trumpet and guitar. Hailing from the Bronx, by way of Cuba, the multi-talented Doctor and his band play a combustible mixture of blues, ska, gypsy... more
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Sat 18 May
@ The Elephant and Castle
Emmanuel is one of the best melodeon players in France, a singer, songwriter & an expert in French regional dance music. He also plays a specially-designed 'Franglo' concertina, one-row accordion & flutes. Richard, originally from Kent, sings & plays guitar & English concertina. He has spent all... more
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Sun 19 May
@ St Pancras Church
Paul Gregory, guitar, plays Vivaldi Guitar Concerto in A RV82,Arnold, Serenade for Guitar and strings, Grieg, Holberg Suite, Ed Hughes, Flint
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@ Westgate Chapel
Monthly singing workshops with choral activist Kirsty Martin.
Everyone welcome from novice chanters to seasoned crooners.
Drop in and sing!
Pay on the door.

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Mon 20 May
@ The Con Club


The Big Blue Shed Presents:


LOUD SAVAGE TRASH FROM NAPLES IN ITALY!
The Devils formed in the deep south of Italy in 2015, recorded 1st and 2nd full lenght with Jim Diamond (the Dirtbombs, White Stripes etc), hooked up with Voodoo Rhythm Records and toured all over... more
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Tue 21 May
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Fri 24 May
@ All Saints Centre
Nick Pynn and Kate Daisy Grant are coming to Lewes and we couldn’t be more pleased. Nick’s catchy, melodic avant-folk tunes (with Kate as his band) and Kate’s original torch/folk/pop songs (with Nick as her band) feature self-made, traditional, toy and curiosity instruments as well as death-defying... more
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@ The Royal Oak
Contagious reggae vibes mixed with feel good grooves & dub tones
Guaranteed to have you up and dancing!
We are delighted to have the Dubs back!

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Sat 25 May
@ The Elephant and Castle
Bring songs, tunes, stories & poems. 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 your hosts.

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June Sat 01 June
@ The Elephant and Castle
Jerry has a fine voice & a compelling way of putting a song over, especially ballads. He mostly sings traditional songs but also writes his own in the traditional style. he's been a stalwart of the Sussex folk scene & beyond for many years. Jerry has recently recorded a CD, 'The Leaves of Life' &... more
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Tue 04 June
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 08 June
@ The Elephant and Castle
Jez Lowe (www.jezlowe.com) is one of England's finest singer-songwriters, producing powerful, moving & often humorous songs using the traditional styles of his North-East home about working people, especially miners, shipbuilders and deep-sea fishermen (Back in Durham Gaol, Old Bones, The Bonny... more
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Sun 09 June
@ Hamsey Old Church
Music for wind quartet, Anne Hodgson flute, Clare Worth oboe, Phil Edwards Clarinet, Ian Glen bassoon, music includes Peter Copley Die Nacht isn’t kommen, 2nd performance
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Sat 15 June
@ The Elephant and Castle
Charlie has a beautiful, expressive voice & a fine repertoire of traditional songs in English, with a few in Scots Gaelic. Originally from Framfield in Sussex, he now lives in Inverness & incidentally swings a mean scythe. Many people will have heard him at our All-Day Sussex Singarounds in... more
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Sun 16 June
@ Hamsey Old Church
Music for string quartet,
Guy Richardson, Meditation on Gibbons’ 20th Fantasia, Haydn ‘The Bird’ op, 33 no.3, Frank Brodge String Quartet no 3

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@ Westgate Chapel
Monthly singing workshops with choral activist Kirsty Martin.
Everyone welcome from novice chanters to seasoned crooners.
Drop in and sing!
Pay on the door.

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Tue 18 June
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 22 June
@ The Elephant and Castle
Sandra Kerr has long been a brilliant & influential singer & player of the English concertina, since with her days with Ewan MacColl's Critics Group. Sandra also plays guitar & autoharp. A versatile musician with a fine, expressive voice, she is also an accomplished songwriter & has been a core... more
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July Tue 02 July
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Sat 06 July
@ All Saints Centre
Directed by Steve Dummer, Händel Concerto Gross op 6 no. 7 in Bb major, Paul Carr Oboe Concerto, soloist Clare Worth, Conall Gleason, New work for strings and electronics, Dvorak, Serenade for Strings in E major op. 22
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Tue 16 July
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Tue 30 July
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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August Tue 13 August
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Tue 27 August
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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September Tue 10 September
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Fri 20 September
@ 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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@ 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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Tue 24 September
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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October Tue 08 October
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Tue 22 October
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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November Wed 06 November
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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Wed 20 November
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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December Wed 04 December
@ Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven
Fun and free ukulele group. Ideal for complete beginners, but existing players very welcome too.
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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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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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Normans Helmet


Considering that the majority of the British people have expressed a sincerely held wish to leave the Common Market (and later... more

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