AUTUMN 2018

Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Here in the Lewes area we have some fantastic events, arts festivals and new independent businesses opening their doors for the very first time. Take a look at our editor’s picks for this season and get planning your Autumn social calendar.

CIMEMA IN SEAFORD

Seaford Community Cinema is run entirely by volunteers and shows everything from blockbusters to world cinema. This Autumn, they will also be hosting a LIVE NT showing of ‘King Lear’ beamed in directly from The DUke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End.

The Foyer Bar opens 30 minutes before the show for drinks and delicious ice cream by local producers Holy Cow. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or from Seaford Tourist Information Office.

WHEN: Friday Evenings and Saturday Matinees
WHERE: Seaford Community Cinema, Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, BN25 1QL
COST: Adults £6, 18 & Under £3.50
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: Seafordcinema.org

For further information on cinema in the Lewes area VISIT

NEW FOR THE FOODIES

Lewes Town is famous for its independent eateries and the freshest eatery this season is an Italian street food bar just up from the railway station. At Caccia & Tails you will find authentic food freshly prepared on the premises. Home made doughnuts, hand kneaded Focaccia, meatballs and pasta. They also serve take – away single servings of mixed and soda to remind you of those hot, summer days.

Caccia & Tails is situated right next to the Lansdown pub on Station St, so if you’d like to take more time over your meal you can order from the bar and they’ll deliver it.

Caccia & Tails – 15 Station St Lewes. Tel 01273 470070 @cacciaandtails

SPICE IT UP A BIT

The Lewes Chilli Fayre is a community event supporting local chilli growers & producers, street food traders & community projects. A family friendly end of summer festival with music from Fruitful Soundsystem and two bars selling craft beers, wines and cocktails.

Not only is this a fun event, it also raises money for important local charities. It may be a little cooler this month, but if you like it hot this is the festival for you.

WHEN: 22 September
WHERE: The Paddock, Lewes town, 92A High St, Lewes BN7 1XH
COST: FREE ENTRY
FOR MORE INFO VISIT:FB Page https://www.facebook.com/events/997101467124125/
CONTACT:01323 815150 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm)

MAKING LEWES

The Making Lewes Festival is back this September with lots of talks, workshops and gatherings. Learn more about architecture, design and sustainability and take the opportunity to get hands on and crafty. Highlights include a design & make workshop led by William Hardie (as seen on Ch 4 ‘George Clark’s Amazing Spaces’) and a pop up pottery and kiln firing workshop.

WHEN: 21 – 28 September
WHERE: Various locations across Lewes Town
COST: A mixture of FREE and ticketed events.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: Makinglewes.org

GET WALKING

Now in its second year, the Eastbourne and Lewes Walkfest is bigger and better with many more walks and groups taking part. From historic Lewes Town to our iconic cliffs in Seaford and Eastbourne through to the River Ouse, the festival explores the best town and country walks. Find out more about the culture, history, and landscapes of our stunning region. This is also a great opportunity for you to meet other walkers and find out more about the community walking groups in your area.

WHEN: 22 – 30th September
WHERE: Various locations across the Lewes and Eastbourne Districts.
COST: Some events are FREE and others will charge a small fee.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: Eastbourneandleweswalkfest.org

SMALL WONDER SHORT STORY FESTIVAL

Now in its 15th year, The Small Wonder Short Story Festival at Charleston Farmhouse really punches above its weight. Alongside writing workshops and events, there will also be talks by exciting new writers as well as a line up of global talents. This year the impressive line up includes award winning authors Lionel Shriver and Ben Okri. Tickets sell fast so don’t hesitate to book asap.

WHEN: 28 – 30th September
WHERE: Charleston, West Firle, Lewes BN8 6LL –
COST: Prices range from £10 – £14
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: Charleston.org.uk
CONTACT:01323 815150 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm)

BIG FAMILY WEEKEND

Everyone likes a good story. Now imagine that story is being told with live musical accompaniment, and amazing sound effects – all being concocted by a unique machine powered only by wind. Wheeze is an interactive organ made from found materials. During the storytelling show, The Conductor and her Engineer present a range of stories, all family friendly, and all related to wind and breath. After the show you will be invited to play on the Wheeze machine for yourself.

This event is part of the Chiddingly Family Weekend with Punch and Judy shows and workshops including woodland skills, kite making and pottery. It’s not just for the kids, there’s also a beer festival taking place in the village too.

WHEN: 22 – 23 September
WHERE: Chiddingly Village
COST: Some events are FREE and others will charge a small fee.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: chiddinglyfestival.co.uk

PUB THEATRE

Described as being ‘A cross between Norman Wisdom and Citizen Smith’,brace yourself for Jonny Fluffypunk. Jonny is part of the INN CROWD, a unique arts project run throughout the South East, promoting spoken word, comedy and poetry in rural pubs. JONNY FLUFFYPUNK himself grew up in the 80s in “the far-flung reaches of outer suburbia” He touches on being the only trainspotter in eye liner, and being the first punk in the village.

WHEN: 26 September
WHERE: The Six Bells pub, The Street, Chiddingly BN8 6HT
COST:£5
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk