What's on inLewes


Welcome to Lewes

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Lewes - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Lewes to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Lewes

14
DEC
Pianos On Fire at Walkabout Brighton
Walkabout Brighton

Following fantastic feedback at the launch of the event in Bristol the event starts at 5pm and is set to be one heck of a party with the added bonus of no entry price Customers can warm up for the weekend by…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01273 256720
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16
DEC
The Ultimate Old School Party
The Funkyfish Club

70s 80s 90s 00s & some modern funkErasure Kool & The Gang Madonna Sash Faithless Michael Jackson Whitney Houston Blondie Technotronic Snap Fedde Le Grand Alice Deejay Robin S 2Unlimited... Expect: Disco ‐ Dance ‐ Funk ‐ House ‐ UK…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01273 698331
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21
DEC
Cinderella and the Beanstalk
The Old Market

Comic playwrights and all round Christmas enthusiasts the Sleeping Trees have written a pantomime. Theyve knuckled down finished the script fashioned the props hired the costumes booked the venue and built the set. But they have forgotten one vital component; a cast.Cinderella…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 201801
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22
DEC
CHRIS FARLOWE MILLER ANDERSON & BOB BROOKES@ THE J
The Circle Arts Centre

The Jook House 2 The Circle Arts Centre Portslade present: The relaunch and relocation of the popular Worthing music venue The Jook House at The Circle Arts Centre 55 North St Portslade Brighton BN41 1DHBritish blues legend Chris Farlowe joins…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01903 410276
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22
DEC
Mischief and Mystery In Moominvalley
The Old Market

Magical puppetry an ingenious pop up book set original music and interactive play will delight young audiences and encourage them to immerse themselves in a unique participatory story‐telling. Expect snow surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief.Venue: The Old Market 11a Upper Market…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01273 201801
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23
DEC
Paul Trouble Anderson Headlines Patterns, Brighton
Patterns

Claimed as the most exciting venue in Brighton by DJ Magazine The Mothership Groups seaside venue Patterns extends over two stunning floors is fitted with state of the art sound systems and pays homage to its 1920s Art Deco roots. Renowned for…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01273 413800
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31
DEC
INSOMNIA the NYE Party
The Funkyfish Club

Celebrate New Years Eve at the legendary FunkyFish Club. This year 3 Top DJs will be playing 80s New Wave & Pop 90s Dance & House and 00s RnB & UK Garage ‐ only the greatest tunes to make the last night…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01273 698331
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31
DEC
NYE In The Hothouse: Romare, Steven Julien/Funkine
Patterns

Hothouse NOUN ‐ A heated greenhouse in which plants that need protection from cold weather are grown. Our much‐loved seaside town doesnt quite look the same come December despite a certain festive charm the seafront is laid bare to the grips of…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07896 151007
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05
JAN
Holiday on Ice returns to Brighton with new show T
Brighton Centre

The Brighton Centre is delighted to announce that the world‐renowned show Holiday on Ice which has been running for over 73 years will be returning to Brighton in January 2018 with new spectacular production TIME. Celebrating the best and most memorable times…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 471515
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13
JAN
Only Fools and 3 Courses The Sequel Comedy Night w
Jurys Inn Waterfront Hotel

Comedy Dining are pleased to bring you the sequel to Only Fools and 3 Courses a completely different dining experience.DCI Roy Slater will be putting in an appearance and we all know what Del thinks of himCassandra and Rodney take a trip…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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15
JAN
TOM's Film Club: David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)
The Old Market

An intimate look at one of modern cinemas greatest filmmakers The Art Life covers David Lynchs earlier creative endeavours in painting and sculpture before he embarked on a career in experimental film with his debut feature Eraserhead. Described by The Guardian as…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01273 201801
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16
JAN
circus of horrors - voodoo
Theatre Royal

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo.The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts acts all woven into a sensational…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 717650
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17
JAN
Speed Dating in Brighton
All Bar One

Speed Dating in BrightonHow Speed Dating in Brighton worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Brighton you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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17
JAN
TOM's Film Club: Nikita (1990)
The Old Market

After hitting the big time with The Big Blue Luc Besson went in a different direction with his next feature Nikita La Femme Nikita a neo‐noir which would establish a common theme that would run through much of Bessons future films: a…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01273 201801
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18
JAN
TOM's Film Club: The Fifth Element (1997)
The Old Market

A bit like John McClain in Die Hard Bruce Willis taxi driver special forces major finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when a young woman Milla Jovovich falls into his cab from the sky and she also…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01273 201801
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19
JAN
Scott Garcia's Birthday Bash + It's a London Thing
The Arch

Weve pulled out all the stops to put together a huge line up of UKG legends and amazing new DJs as we celebrate the birthday of one of UKGs early pioneers. Tickets on sale now from just £5Line Up:SCOTT GARCIADJ LUCK &…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07654 678654
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23
JAN
From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads
The Old Market

Martin is a boy with problems ‐ an illness no‐one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession leading him…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 201801
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25
JAN
War Horse comes to Brighton
Brighton Centre

The National Theatres acclaimed production of War Horse embarks on a major tour of the UK coming to The Brighton Centre from 25th January to 10th February 2018. The tour of War Horse coincides with the Centenary commemorations of the end of…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 471515
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26
JAN
Theta HealingĀ® Basic DNA 3 day course
Brighton

During this 3 day course youll discover how to:Access the amazing potential within yourself.Empower and transform your lifeBecome aware of the power of your thoughts that influence your life and instantly change themEffectively change beliefs that create your reality.Embrace the ability to…

Location: 6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01273 251803
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27
JAN
Funny Women - Brighton Nights
Komedia

Our monthly night of fabulous female comedy talent in Brightons best comedy venue Komedia BrightonWere kicking off the year with this line up:Sarah Keyworth MCJo RomeroKat SadlerAlice FrickSteph BrowneArielle SoumaYuriko Kotani Headliner Winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2015.This comedy show provides…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02089 484444
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30
JAN
Mark Thomas - Showtime From The Frontline
The Old Market

Dodging cultural and literal bullets Israeli incursions and religion Mark and his team set out to run a comedy club and put on two nights in Jenin in the West Bank. Only to find that it is not so simple to celebrate…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 201801
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01
FEB
Ahir Shah: Control
The Old Market

Ahirs last show enjoyed packed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe the Soho Theatre and a national tour. In it he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and the resurgent worst of the past. Hes…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 201801
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04
FEB
TOM's Film Club: My Left Foot (1989)
The Old Market

Daniel Day‐Lewis won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for this role and quickly developed a reputation as an idiosyncratic method actor staying in character throughout the entire shoot even long after the cameras stopped rolling. Born into a large working…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01273 201801
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05
FEB
TOM's Film Club: The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
The Old Market

Probably the closest well ever get to seeing Daniel Day‐Lewis in an action film we continue our DDL triple‐bill with Michael Manns epic historical drama The Last of the Mohicans which was also Day‐Lewis first foray in a big‐budget Hollywood picture.Torn between…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01273 201801
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06
FEB
TOM's Film Club: There Will Be Blood (2007)
The Old Market

Set primarily during the first quarter of the 20th Century the first fourteen minutes of the film are dialogue‐free as Plainview perilously mines for silver but instead strikes black gold thus beginning the start and fall of Plainviews empire and infamy. After…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01273 201801
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07
FEB
TOM's Film Club: The Prince of Nothingwood (2017)
The Old Market

Its subject is Salim Shaheen the Ed Wood of Afghanistan seen during a week of filming for his latest production in Bamiyan the ancient outpost where majestic Buddhas were blasted away by the Taliban.A force of nature Shaheen has managed to make…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01273 201801
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09
FEB
Robin Hood
The Old Market

This stunning new version brings the classic story of outlaws and adventure bang up‐to‐date with original music and a vibrant cast.Set in a society divided by wealth and power the play cavorts between the wild chaotic freedom of Robin and his forest…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 201801
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10
FEB
Brighton Wine Tasting Experience Day 'World of Win
Drakes of Brighton

OurBrighton Wine‐Tasting Experiencesmake for fantastic days out tasting and appreciating wine in a relaxed and fun environment. Youlltaste 15 quality wines and enjoy a delicious 3 course food & wine matching lunch.On each Course you will learn how to taste wine like…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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16
FEB
CHRIS FARLOWE WITH MILLER ANDERSON & BOB BROOKES
Henfield Hall

A SPECIAL GIG IN COLLABORATION WITH HENFIELD CLUB & HENFIELD GUILD AT THE HENFIELD HALLBritish blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues Rnb and Gospel…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01903 410276
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23
FEB
Only Fools and 3 Courses Comedy Night and Dinner i
Jurys Inn Waterfront Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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Tourist Attractions


Bluebell Railway

Our exciting new museum is open on platform 2 and is well worth a visit. Explore the treasures and read all about our railway from its beginnings in 1882 through to the Bluebell Railway of the present day.The highlight of any visit to the Bluebell is a viewing…

Drusillas Park

Where getting nose to nose with nature is all part of the most memorable, fun‐finding‐out day you can imagine. Located amidst the stunning scenery of the Cuckmere Valley at Alfriston in East Sussex. With hundreds of fascinating and entertaining creatures you can be certain there will…

Sea Life Centre Brighton

Welcome to Sea Life ‐ a network of marine life aquariums stretching across much of Europe. Each of our attractions offers a unique insight into the lives of a myriad creatures from shrimps to sharks. Discover the amazing stories behind the hard cases of the oceans; the…

Alfriston Clergy House

Step back into the Middle Ages with a visit to this 14th Century thatched Wealden Hall House.Trace the history of this magnificent building ‐ the first to be acquired by the National Trust in 1896 ‐ and discover why the chalk floor is soaked in sour milk …

Anne of Cleves House

Anne of Cleves House is a 16th century timber‐framed Wealden hall‐house that formed part of Anne's divorce settlement from Henry VIII in 1541. The house contains wide‐ranging collections of Sussex interest, including Sussex pottery, and the bedroom and kitchen are furnished to reflect an earlier period.Other displays feature…

Bentley Motor Museum

Perhaps the most successful British make in the history of motor sport was the Bentley. W. O. Bentley, who had raced foreign made cars before the First World War, designed a light sporting car for road use based on the racing cars of several years earlier. The first…

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