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June 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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Fri 21 June
@ The Con Club
I-CON-IC YOUTH

After the success of last year's I-Con-Ic Youth night showcasing some of the best young talent East Sussex has to offer, The Con Club presents another night of 'I-Con-Ic Youth', featuring Lewes' own Fighter of the Nightman and supporting acts, including popular... more

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Sat 22 June
@ St Annes Church
Rachmanioff's Vespers performed by the Esterhazy Chamber Choir under the baton of Richard Dawson.
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@ The Royal Oak
Supernatural Things combine soulful vocals, a rhythm section worthy of James Brown, superb jazz infused sax and the bluesiest of funk guitars.
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@ The Royal Oak
What can we say? These guys always blow the roof off! Not to be missed
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@ 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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@ The Swan Inn
Fruitful Soundsystem at The Swan. Afro, Soul & Disco from DJ Nick Carling - 4hr set. All vinyl. Free entry. Warm & friendly vibe. All welcome. 9pm start. Original Fruitful flavours! Expect to dance.
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Sun 23 June
@ All Saints Centre
The Paddock Singers’ summer concert features a selection of women composers spanning the centuries from Hildegard of Bingen (11th century abbess!), through the 19th century (Clara Schumann and Amy Beach, amongst others), and into the late 20th, with songs by Carole King and Carly Simon. The choir... more
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Fri 28 June
@ The Con Club
An evening of Instrumental Psychedelic sounds played by The Space Agency

www.facebook.com/TheSpaceAgencyband .

Bar from 4:30pm - Doors 8:00 to 11:30pm

Free entry


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Sat 29 June
@ St John sub Castro
Brighton Consort, dir. James Dixon
The New Sussex Singers, dir. Sebastian Charlesworth

A concert of choral masterpieces spanning six centuries. The programme will include works by Parsons, Mundy, Shepherd, Tallis, Wood, Elgar, Schumann, Holst, Whitacre and Coates.

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@ The Con Club
LOOSE CABOOSE is back for June 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 Elephant and Castle
Tony & Lesley Petty (www.facebook.com/capellafolk/) sing in beautiful & unusual vocal harmony with plenty of laughs & song subjects ranging from the traditional through to social injustice, TV chefs & dodgy accountants.

Tony & Lesley will give us two forty-five minute sets. Everyone is... more

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@ The Royal Oak
We are delighted to welcome back the Fruitful Sounds boys for a night of Alternative 80's Classics:
The Cure, The Clash, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, The Undertones, New Order ... the list goes on

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@ The Royal Oak
Fruitful Sounds presents ..'Boys Don't Cry' - alternative 80's night upstairs at The Oak. DJs Nick Carling & Danny Webb playing new wave, post-punk and alt pop. Strictly vinyl. 9pm start. £5 on the door. Don't forget the eye liner!

Expect to hear music from Bauhaus/Billy Idol/The Cure/The... more

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Sun 30 June
@ The Con Club
3:30 to 5:30 pm

"Sundays in the Bar" afternoons are on the last Sunday of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 pm with FREE ENTRY and ALL WELCOME and feature a truly eclectic mix of music. For June we are very pleased to present the return of the Arcelia Trio following their wonderful gig at the Con... more

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@ St Andrews Church, Alfriston
Our Summer Concert is on Sunday 30 June at 7.30pm in the beautiful church of St Andrews in Alfriston.

Music from Oliver! and The Sound of Music, plus John Rutter's @ wonderful Sprig of Thyme. Tix on sale soon: £12 and free for under-14s

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@ The Con Club
DOORS FROM 7:30pm

Armed with unforgettable melodies and catchy choruses, The SoapGirls energy, rawness and authenticity live, has earned a formidable reputation.

Performing internationally and continuously since 2015, these fearless French born sisters Millie and Mie, have slayed... 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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@ The Elephant and Castle
Suntrap (www.suntrap.org) are a folk-inspired group with entrancing, slip-sliding vocal harmonies on a wide range of songs, some of which they have written themselves. They are Sarah Byers (vocals, guitar, accordion, banjo, whistle) Mary Wilson (vocals, violin) Sue Graves (vocals, guitar, ukulele)... more
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@ The Con Club
The Big Blue Shed Presents;

Discharge are a British Hardcore Punk band formed in 1977. The band is characterized by a minimalistic approach of music and lyrics. Heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and raw, shouted vocals similar to a political speech, with lyrics on anarchist... more

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Sat 13 July
@ The Con Club
The Big Blue Shed presents:

Penetration is a punk rock band from County Durham, formed in 1976. They re-formed in 2001 with several new members. Fronted by distinctive singer, Pauline Murray, their debut single, "Don't Dictate", is now acknowledged as a classic punk rock single and their... more

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@ The Elephant and Castle
Sussex singers Jim Glover & Chris Skinner sing traditional & tradition-infused songs with conviction, charm & plenty of choruses.

Everyone is welcome, especially if you'd like to sing or play. We mostly sing and play traditional music from the British Isles, but we enjoy other styles as... more

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Sun 14 July
@ The Con Club
Following the sell out gig last year The Big Blue Shed presents the return of BAD MANNERS

12 singles on the UK Chart
111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart.
Bad Manners
Born in Manor House North London in the late 70s Bad Manners we're at the forefront of the 80s Ska Revival... more

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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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Sat 20 July
@ Lewes Town Hall
In this concert, the culmination of BaroqueFest, Lewes's first festival of baroque music,  The East Sussex Bach Choir will perform Handel's magnificent and dramatic oratorio, Israel in Egypt. With a starry group of soloists and the exemplary Baroque Collective, this is an event not to be missed. 
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@ The Elephant and Castle
Dave & Anni (www.oldandnewtradition.com/daveandanni) bring glorious, rich vocal harmony in traditional songs & many written by Dave, unaccompanied & with concertina. Anni has developed a specialist repertoire of songs originating from her native North East, and Dave has been writing songs in... more
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Sat 27 July
@ The Elephant and Castle
Peter is a fine Sussex singer of songs in traditional style, with plenty of choruses & some surprises. He runs the hugely popular singing sessions in the Neptune during Broadstairs Folk Week.

Everyone is welcome, especially if you'd like to sing or play. We mostly sing and play traditional... more

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Sun 28 July
@ The Con Club
Our July Sundays in the Bar promises to be a great afternoon, a double bill featuring the first public appearance of Steve Williams of the Contenders as a solo artist, and the Seema Tree trio, about whom we've heard many good things! Don't miss it.

3:30 - 5:30 pm FREE ENTRY All... more

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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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Fri 30 August
@ 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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Sat 31 August
@ 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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September Thu 05 September
@ 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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Sat 07 September
@ The Con Club
OAYSIS, the UK's no.1 OASIS tribute bring the spirit of Knebworth to The Con Club in Lewes on Saturday Sept 7th 2019.

Playing all OASIS anthems live - come singalong to 'Wonderwall', 'Don't Look Back In Anger', 'Supersonic', 'Champagne Supernova' and many more.

Tickets are £15 adv /... more

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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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Sat 14 September
@ 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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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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Sat 21 September
@ 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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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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Sun 29 September
@ The Con Club
Our September Sundays in the Bar features the welcome return to the Con Club of blues singer/guitarist Stuart Bligh. Stuart's band 'The Big Blue' used to play regularly at the club, but we haven't seen him for a few years. It's great to have him back!

3:30 - 5:30 pm FREE ENTRY All... more

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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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Sat 12 October
@ 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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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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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 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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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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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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