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October Fri 18 October
@ The Lamb
STEVE 'SNIPS' PARSONS and THE CHAIN GANG will be playing a 2 hour set from 9 until 11 pm with special guests.

Last chance to see the Chain Gang in 2019. Not to be missed!

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Sat 19 October
@ The Needlemakers
Another chance to see the new Jazzed Up Jacks! line-up doing their thing at the Backyard Cafe, Needlemakers in central Lewes.

Full band line-up with fantastic singer/songwriter Hanna Burchell fronting things.

It's a free, lunchtime gig so come along between say 12:30 and 14:30 and you... more

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@ The Con Club
UK Electronic pioneers Sunscreem are back with their live show at Lewes Con Club. 21 years after their classic debut album O3 the band are still writing and creating new tracks as well as performing their much loved early material.

Lewes Con Club
Saturday 19th October
7.30pm -... more

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@ The Lamb
FEMME BRULEE
WOMEN ON THE DECKS!

Yes the Sirens of the dance floor are back with their own special brand of Vinyl Heaven.

8 until late.

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@ The Royal Oak
Calling all you rude boys & girls! Fruitful Sounds present Too Much Pressure - a night of 2 Tone, Ska & Reggae. Sat 19th Oct Upstairs at The Oak. DJ's Nick Carling & Danny Webb playing strictly vinyl selections. 9pm till late. £5 on the door. Step it up!
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Sun 20 October
@ The Con Club
The Big Blue Shed Present the The Polecats - formed in 1977. The original line-up was Tim Worman (a.k.a Tim Polecat, vocalist), Martin "Boz" Boorer, (guitarist and vocalist), Phil Bloomberg (bassist), and Chris Hawkes (drummer), who originally played under the name "Cult Heroes." Finding difficulty... more
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@ The Lamb
LEWKULELE ARE HERE!
A HORDE OF STRUMMERS INVADES THE LAMB

They're coming and nothing can stop 'em - playing favourites old and new.with special guests and sing-alongs.

George Formby will be spinning in his grave and the ghost of Tessie 'O Shea is threatening a comeback.... more

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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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Wed 23 October Thu 24 October
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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@ 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 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

Strictly no... more

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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 critically acclaimed 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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@ Seaford Baptist Church
Corelli Concerto Grosso op.6, no.2, Bach, Ernarme Dich, Butterworth/Hughes Sussex Folk Songs, Kelly Fishing alone, Strauss Bein Schlafengehen, Offenbach, Au mont Ida, Offenbach, Oui, c’est une reve, Manning, In the Luxembourg Gardens
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Wed 30 October Thu 31 October
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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@ The Con Club
The Treason Show - Halloween Brexit Night Special...

...and what better way to laugh at the madness than to catch the legendary Treason Show satirical take on events. Featuring parody songs, fast, slick comedy sketches, all written by a team of over 30 writers. "Brilliantly... more

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November Fri 01 November
@ The Con Club
DAVID MBILOU in fusion with KAKATSITSI master drummers from Ghana. Plus support by Bakk Lamp Fall

Global Beats are very excited to announce the first visit to the UK by David Mbilou; an 'Nganga' (spiritual healer), musician and dancer from the Bwiti traditional religion of the forest regions... more

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Sat 02 November
@ The Royal Oak
Live Music with Hoofish and Shaz & Ben spinning tunes
A Bonfire Weekend Special #UpstairsatTheOak

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@ The Elephant and Castle
We light a host of candles for an evening of songs, tunes and stories about Halloween and the folklore of the supernatural. We serve home-made soul cakes, traditionally given to children coming 'A-Souling' to the door after dark. Soul cakes were also left out for the spirits of a household's... more
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@ The Con Club
The Big Blue Shed Presents: The Guana Batz are an English psychobilly band that was formed in 1982 in Feltham, West London. It was one of the first psychobilly bands and is considered influential to its scene. The band is most well known for its frequent appearances at the Klub Foot, an early... more
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Tue 05 November
@ The Swan Inn
Fruitful Soundsystem at The Swan on Bonfire Night! Expect party bangers all night long. 9pm till late. Free entry. Will go off!
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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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Thu 07 November
@ The Lamb
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Fri 08 November
@ The Con Club
The Captain's Beard are pirate minstrels from the humble fishing village of Brighton. Playing a mixture of rocked up maritime and Irish folk music from the British Isles and original tunes that combine the raucous folk-rock vibes of the Pogues, Flogging Molly and The Drop Kick Murphy's with all the... more
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@ 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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Sun 10 November
@ The Con Club
The Woodentops, a band from London that doesn't sound like your band, or your friends one. Started 1982/3, seen some outstanding musicians come and go, yet still has some sort of magic. Victories, hits and accolades are documented online and easy to find.

www.facebook.com/WoodentopsOfficial/... more

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Wed 13 November Thu 14 November
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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Fri 15 November
@ The Con Club
The Elevators return to the Lewes Con Club

www.elevatorsweb.com

www.youtube.com

Bar is open from 4:30pm so come and enjoy a drink before - Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm.


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Sat 16 November
@ The Con Club
`The Men They Couldn't Hang came together in 1984 to perform at the alternative music festival in Camden town alongside the legendary Pogues and the Boot Hill Foot-Tappers. Paul Simmonds, Philip 'Swill' Odgers and his brother Jon, veterans of the Southampton based pop-punk band 'Catch 22', met... more
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Sun 17 November
@ St Pancras Church
Vivaldi Concerto in D minor for two violins, op.3 no. 11, soloists Maeve Jenkinson, Kate Comberti, Bach Concerto for Oboe d’amore BMV1055, soloist Owen Dennis, Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
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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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Thu 21 November
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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Fri 22 November
@ The Con Club
Lewes Con Club Present A Killer Queen Tribute Band - Fat Freddie and the Queens

www.facebook.com/fatfreddieandthequeens/

Bar from 4:30 - Doors 8:00pm

Entry £5 OTD - Lewes Con Club Members Free


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Sat 23 November
@ The Con Club
LOOSE CABOOSE is back for November 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

Strictly no talc -... 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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@ 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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Sun 24 November
@ The Con Club
Our November "Sundays in the Bar" features the welcome return of our favourite performer - Steve 'Snips' Parsons of Sharks fame. A gig with Steve is always a special event and this promises to be no exception. Don't miss this!

3:30 - 5:30 pm FREE ENTRY All welcome


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@ The Con Club
UK SUBS +PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES +NUFFIN

With 2016 marking the U.K. Subs' 40th anniversary; this legendary punk band continues to represent the true spirit of punk rock. Inspired by the Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Charlie Harper formed the Subs out... more

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Wed 27 November Thu 28 November
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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Sat 30 November
@ The Con Club
The Big Blue Shed presents King Kurt + Snakerattlers

Way back when, during the 'Rise of the Machine' some time in the spring of 1981, Rockin' Kurt and his Saur Krauts started pounding the well-rotten boards of the London Rock'n'Roll clubs and pubs.

Initially the line up consisted of... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Bob is a genuine Sussex traditional singer with a beautiful, flexible voice & and an unusual repertoire of songs ranging from humorous, to stirring, wistful, tragic, & historical.

Bob will give us two 45-minute sets & the rest of the evening is filled by members of the audience doing a song... more

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@ The Royal Oak
Join us for a Saturday set full of sweet soul classics brought to you by Danny Webb (Fruitful Sounds), and Natty Dread (Femme Brulee).
Dance floor fillers from 9pm!

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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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Thu 05 December
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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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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@ The Elephant and Castle
Thomas McCarthy (www.thomasmccarthyfolk.com) is an Irish traveller, singer & storyteller. He comes from Birr in County Offaly in Ireland. His family are the McCarthys who settled there generations ago. Thomas comes from a long line of old traditional singers & musicians who kept the tradition of... more
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@ The Con Club
Dictionary Pudding - Live music promotions presentation: JOHN OTWAY is a totally unique performer and self confessed " Rock & Roll's Greatest Failure".
By turns, a sensitive songwriter and totally out outrageous on stage, he first hit the headlines after making a sensational appearance on the... more

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Sun 08 December
@ Seaford Baptist Church
Vivaldi Concerto in D minor for two violins, op.3 no. 11, soloists Maeve Jenkinson, Kate Comberti, Bach Concerto for Oboe d’amore BMV1055, soloist Owen Dennis, Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings, Howard Blake’s Snowman Suite
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Wed 11 December Thu 12 December
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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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 Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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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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Wed 25 December Thu 26 December
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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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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Thu 02 January
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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Wed 08 January Thu 09 January
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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Wed 15 January Thu 16 January
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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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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Wed 22 January Thu 23 January
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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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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Wed 29 January Thu 30 January
@ The Lamb
YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, DON'T YOU? OF COURSE, THE UNEXPECTED!
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February 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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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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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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