Welcome back. This webmag was updated on 10th April 2014. There are a six new columns for your delectation, plus a clutch of fine readers’ photos.  And as ever, on this page are the listings for what’s on in Lewes over the next ten days.

Sunday 20th April 2014
Kids
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Easter Egg Hunt

Starts: 10:00am   Ends: 5:00pm

Easter egg hunt, no need to book, runs all day. All the fun of the farm, plus a treat if you find all the clues!

Spring Barn Farm, Kingston Road, farm park admission £7.50/£6.50.

http://www.springbarnfarm.com

Gardens
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The Garden Show in Spring at Firle Place

Starts: 10:00am   Ends: 5:00pm

Specialist nurseries, garden products, gifts, artists, designers, country food & wines, children's entertainment and refreshments.

Firle Place, £7/£5/£3 or £18 for a family (2 adults + up to 4 children).

http://www.thegardenshowonline.com

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Easter Raceday at Plumpton

Starts: 11:00am   Ends: 5:20pm

Two-day family event with horseracing and loads more, including a traditional funfair in the centre of the course and Easter egg giveaways.

Plumpton Racecourse, £18/£14/£10/under-18s free, 890383.

http://plumptonracecourse.co.uk/

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Lewes Ladies FC vs Cardiff City

Starts: 2:00pm   Ends: 3:45pm

The Rookettes welcome Cardiff City Ladies to the 'Pan Siro' for this FA Women's Premier League Southern Division game.

The Dripping Pan, £3/u16 free.

http://www.lewesfc.com/

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Gigs
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Shauna Parker & Simon Sparrow

Starts: 3:00pm   Ends: 5:00pm

Country singers Shauna and Simon join forces for a special musical treat.

Con Club, free.

http://www.lewesconclub.com/

Art
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Mark Ellender

Enjoy the entertaining paintings of Lewes-based Mark Ellender at Laporte’s Café. Nine of Mark's newest works are on display.

Laporte’s, Lansdown Place, free during cafe opening hours.

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Sheila Marlborough and Maddy McClellan

Enjoy the work of two local artists: silk-screen printmaker Maddy McClellan and abstract painter Sheila Marlborough. [Pic: Red Garden by Madeleine McClellan (detail)]

Pelham House, free.

http://www.pelhamhouse.com/

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Downland Moments

Vibrant oil paintings by Janice Thurston, who is inspired by the shifting light of the Sussex Downs. [Pic: Downland Path (detail)]

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Artflow

Six local artists display their work alongside art by six guests. Expect an assortment of styles, from coastline collages to still-life paintings.

Hop Gallery, noon-4pm, free.

http://www.hopgallery.com/

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Monday 21st April 2014
Sports
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Easter Fun Runs

Starts: 10:30am   Ends: 1:00pm

Lewes Athletic Club are putting on four races, from the 10.30am toddler’s trot to the 10K at 11.15am. Refreshments, showers and swimming available.

Start/finish from the Leisure Centre running track, sign up online, entry prices from 50p-£7 depending on event/age, more info from 475441.

http://www.lewesac.co.uk/easterfunrun

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Easter Raceday at Plumpton

Starts: 11:00am   Ends: 5:20pm

Two-day family event with horseracing and loads more, including a traditional funfair in the centre of the course and Easter egg giveaways.

Plumpton Racecourse, £18/£14/£10/under-18s free, 890383.

http://plumptonracecourse.co.uk/

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Frank Griffiths + Terry Seabrook Organ Duo

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

An evening of jazz, with clarinettist and tenor sax player Frank joining the resident musicians at the Snowdrop.

Snowdrop Inn, free.

Art
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Mark Ellender

Enjoy the entertaining paintings of Lewes-based Mark Ellender at Laporte’s Café. Nine of Mark's newest works are on display.

Laporte’s, Lansdown Place, free during cafe opening hours.

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Sheila Marlborough and Maddy McClellan

Enjoy the work of two local artists: silk-screen printmaker Maddy McClellan and abstract painter Sheila Marlborough. [Pic: Red Garden by Madeleine McClellan (detail)]

Pelham House, free.

http://www.pelhamhouse.com/

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Downland Moments

Vibrant oil paintings by Janice Thurston, who is inspired by the shifting light of the Sussex Downs. [Pic: Downland Path (detail)]

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Artflow

Six local artists display their work alongside art by six guests. Expect an assortment of styles, from coastline collages to still-life paintings.

Hop Gallery, 10.30am-5pm, free.

http://www.hopgallery.com/

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Jonathan Barnes: Wolf

A new series of paintings and prints by Lewes-based artist Jonathan Barnes, who visited the UK Wolf Conservation Trust to observe his subjects.

Alexis Dove showroom, The Needlemakers, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, free.

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Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Gigs
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Open mic

Starts: 8:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Open mic evening. Music... comedy... poetry... the floor is yours!

The Lamb, free.

Art
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Mark Ellender

Enjoy the entertaining paintings of Lewes-based Mark Ellender at Laporte’s Café. Nine of Mark's newest works are on display.

Laporte’s, Lansdown Place, free during cafe opening hours.

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Sheila Marlborough and Maddy McClellan

Enjoy the work of two local artists: silk-screen printmaker Maddy McClellan and abstract painter Sheila Marlborough. [Pic: Red Garden by Madeleine McClellan (detail)]

Pelham House, free.

http://www.pelhamhouse.com/

Art
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Downland Moments

Vibrant oil paintings by Janice Thurston, who is inspired by the shifting light of the Sussex Downs. [Pic: Downland Path (detail)]

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Artflow

Six local artists display their work alongside art by six guests. Expect an assortment of styles, from coastline collages to still-life paintings.

Hop Gallery, 10.30am-5pm, free.

http://www.hopgallery.com/

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Jonathan Barnes: Wolf

A new series of paintings and prints by Lewes-based artist Jonathan Barnes, who visited the UK Wolf Conservation Trust to observe his subjects.

Alexis Dove showroom, The Needlemakers, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, free.

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Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Misc
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Lewes Social Enterprise Meetup

Starts: 5:30pm   Ends: 7:00pm

Networking event for local people who have an interest in enterprising solutions to social and environmental issues.

Westgate Chapel, High Street, free but please register online, markmctaggart123@gmail.com

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lewes-social-enterprise-meetups-tickets-11067718845

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Mark Ellender

Enjoy the entertaining paintings of Lewes-based Mark Ellender at Laporte’s Café. Nine of Mark's newest works are on display.

Laporte’s, Lansdown Place, free during cafe opening hours.

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Sheila Marlborough and Maddy McClellan

Enjoy the work of two local artists: silk-screen printmaker Maddy McClellan and abstract painter Sheila Marlborough. [Pic: Red Garden by Madeleine McClellan (detail)]

Pelham House, free.

http://www.pelhamhouse.com/

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Downland Moments

Vibrant oil paintings by Janice Thurston, who is inspired by the shifting light of the Sussex Downs. [Pic: Downland Path (detail)]

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Artflow

Six local artists display their work alongside art by six guests. Expect an assortment of styles, from coastline collages to still-life paintings.

Hop Gallery, 10.30am-5pm, free.

http://www.hopgallery.com/

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Jonathan Barnes: Wolf

A new series of paintings and prints by Lewes-based artist Jonathan Barnes, who visited the UK Wolf Conservation Trust to observe his subjects.

Alexis Dove showroom, The Needlemakers, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, free.

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Thursday 24th April 2014
Misc
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Lewes District Business Awards 2014

Starts: 6:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Spend the evening celebrating the best local businesses, including a drinks reception, three-course meal, entertainment and networking opportunities.

Town Hall, tickets £50+VAT (£60 incl. VAT) available online.

http://www.lewesdistrictbusinessawards.co.uk/

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Mark Ellender

Enjoy the entertaining paintings of Lewes-based Mark Ellender at Laporte’s Café. Nine of Mark's newest works are on display.

Laporte’s, Lansdown Place, free during cafe opening hours.

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Sheila Marlborough and Maddy McClellan

Exhibition by two local artists: silk-screen printmaker Maddy McClellan and abstract painter Sheila Marlborough. [Pic: Sunspot by Sheila Marlborough (detail)]

Pelham House, free.

http://www.pelhamhouse.com/

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Downland Moments

Vibrant oil paintings by Janice Thurston, who is inspired by the shifting light of the Sussex Downs. [Pic: Downland Path (detail)]

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Art
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Artflow

Six local artists display their work alongside art by six guests. Expect an assortment of styles, from coastline collages to still-life paintings.

Hop Gallery, 10.30am-5pm, free.

http://www.hopgallery.com/

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Jonathan Barnes: Wolf

A new series of paintings and prints by Lewes-based artist Jonathan Barnes, who visited the UK Wolf Conservation Trust to observe his subjects.

Alexis Dove showroom, The Needlemakers, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, free.

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Friday 25th April 2014
Markets
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Lewes Food Market

Starts: 9:30am   Ends: 1:30pm

Seasonal food for sale from local producers every week.

Market Tower.

http://www.lewesfoodmarket.co.uk/

Gigs
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The Kondoms

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Popular Lewes-based band playing lively interpretations of favourite rock songs from the 80s onwards.

Con Club, free.

http://www.lewesconclub.com/

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The Fold

Starts: 8:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Expect an eclectic mix of folk, rock and dance music from this six-piece band.

The Lamb, free.

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The Moonshine Band

Starts: 9:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Blues, rock, country, soul, pop and rock-n-roll.

John Harvey Tavern, free.

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The Hangleton Sound Machine

Starts: 9:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Local covers band.

The Volunteer, free.

Art
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Mark Ellender

Enjoy the entertaining paintings of Lewes-based Mark Ellender at Laporte’s Café. Nine of Mark's newest works are on display.

Laporte’s, Lansdown Place, free during cafe opening hours.

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Sheila Marlborough and Maddy McClellan

Exhibition by two local artists: silk-screen printmaker Maddy McClellan and abstract painter Sheila Marlborough. [Pic: Sunspot by Sheila Marlborough (detail)]

Pelham House, free.

http://www.pelhamhouse.com/

Art
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Downland Moments

Vibrant oil paintings by Janice Thurston, who is inspired by the shifting light of the Sussex Downs. [Pic: Downland Path (detail)]

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Artflow

Six local artists display their work alongside art by six guests. Expect an assortment of styles, from coastline collages to still-life paintings.

Hop Gallery, 10.30am-5pm, free.

http://www.hopgallery.com/

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Jonathan Barnes: Wolf

A new series of paintings and prints by Lewes-based artist Jonathan Barnes, who visited the UK Wolf Conservation Trust to observe his subjects.

Alexis Dove showroom, The Needlemakers, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, free.

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Saturday 26th April 2014
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Theatrical costume sale

Starts: 9:00am   Ends: 2:00pm

Rare opportunity to buy assorted finery including panto and children’s costumes from BPD Costumes. Some stage props, too. Cash sales only.

St Marys Social Centre, Christie Road, free entry, 481004.

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The Home Front: Sussex in the First World War

Starts: 9:30am   Ends: 5:30pm

One-day conference exploring the impact of the Great War on Sussex, with topics including recruits, camps, the wounded, cinema and more. All welcome.

Town Hall, £30/£20 to include refreshments but not lunch, info from 405737 or members@sussexpast.co.uk

http://sussexpast.co.uk/event/the-home-front

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Coffee Morning

Starts: 10:00am   Ends: 12:00pm

Refreshments, cakes, books, plants, tombola, raffle. Organised by Lewes Support Group for St Peter & St James Hospice.

Cliffe Church Hall, free, 474061.

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Lewes FC vs Leiston FC

Starts: 3:00pm   Ends: 4:45pm

The Blues are visiting from Suffolk for this final Ryman League Premier Division game of the season. Come On You Rooks!

The Dripping Pan, £11/£6/u16 free.

http://www.lewesfc.com/

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Birds of Chicago + support

Starts: 7:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

North American roots with the powerful voices of JT Nero and Allison Russell.

Elephant & Castle, £10.

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The Askew Sisters

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Young folk duo playing lively traditional songs and tunes with fiddle & melodeon.

Crown Inn, £7.

http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org/

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Burning Organ

Starts: 9:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Rejuvenated covers band.

The Volunteer, free.

https://twitter.com/TheVolunteerPub

Art
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Mark Ellender

Enjoy the entertaining paintings of Lewes-based Mark Ellender at Laporte’s Café. Nine of Mark's newest works are on display.

Laporte’s, Lansdown Place, free during cafe opening hours.

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Sheila Marlborough and Maddy McClellan

Exhibition by two local artists: silk-screen printmaker Maddy McClellan and abstract painter Sheila Marlborough. [Pic: Sunspot by Sheila Marlborough (detail)]

Pelham House, free.

http://www.pelhamhouse.com/

Art
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Downland Moments

Vibrant oil paintings by Janice Thurston, who is inspired by the shifting light of the Sussex Downs. [Pic: Downland Path (detail)]

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Art
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Artflow

Six local artists display their work alongside art by six guests. Expect an assortment of styles, from coastline collages to still-life paintings.

Hop Gallery, 10.30am-5pm, free.

http://www.hopgallery.com/

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Jonathan Barnes: Wolf

A new series of paintings and prints by Lewes-based artist Jonathan Barnes, who visited the UK Wolf Conservation Trust to observe his subjects.

Alexis Dove showroom, The Needlemakers, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, free.

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Sunday 27th April 2014
Theatre
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Bite-Size Plays: The Big Breakfast

Starts: 10:15am   Ends: 12:45pm

Five short plays from around the world, served with fresh coffee, croissants and conversation. Each performance lasts for around an hour. [Pic by Nick Brice]

Buttercup Café, 10.15am and 11.45am, £12.

http://bitesizeplays.ticketsource.co.uk/

Cinema
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Eric, or The Little Book of Insects (U)

Starts: 2:00pm   Ends: 5:00pm

Young Eric enters a painting (rather like Alice in Wonderland) and discovers a fantastic world of insects. There's real-life insect hunting too, so wear wellies!

Meet at Linklater pavilion (with film at All Saints Centre), £5.

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/245916

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Lewes Ladies FC vs Coventry City Ladies

Starts: 2:00pm   Ends: 3:45pm

The Rookettes welcome the 'Sky Blues' to the Dripping Pan for this FA Women's Premier League Southern Division game.

The Dripping Pan, £3/u16 free.

http://www.lewesfc.com/

Gigs
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Philippines fundraiser... with The Contenders and more

Starts: 3:00pm   Ends: 10:00pm

Various bands raising money to support Oxfam's typhoon appeal, including The Contenders, The Koils, Moonlighters, Jim Healey & John Marsh and A to Z Acoustics.

Con Club, £3. (Under-12s and members free.)

http://www.lewesconclub.com/

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Mark Ellender

Enjoy the entertaining paintings of Lewes-based Mark Ellender at Laporte’s Café. Nine of Mark's newest works are on display.

Laporte’s, Lansdown Place, free during cafe opening hours.

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Sheila Marlborough and Maddy McClellan

Exhibition by two local artists: silk-screen printmaker Maddy McClellan and abstract painter Sheila Marlborough. [Pic: Sunspot by Sheila Marlborough (detail)]

Pelham House, free.

http://www.pelhamhouse.com/

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Downland Moments

Vibrant oil paintings by Janice Thurston, who is inspired by the shifting light of the Sussex Downs. [Pic: Downland Path (detail)]

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

Art
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Artflow

Six local artists display their work alongside art by six guests. Expect an assortment of styles, from coastline collages to still-life paintings.

Hop Gallery, noon-4pm, free.

http://www.hopgallery.com/

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Monday 28th April 2014
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The du Maurier sisters: fantasy, love and rivalry

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 10:00pm

Biographer Jane Dunn writes about women and their relationships, with a particular interest in sisters. Tonight she looks at the du Maurier family.

Pelham House, £7.50 for non-members, tickets from Bow Windows Bookshop or online.

http://www.mondayliterarysociety.co.uk

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Terry Seabrook Piano Trio

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Jazz from keyboard wizard Terry.

Snowdrop Inn, free.

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Sheila Marlborough and Maddy McClellan

Exhibition by two local artists: silk-screen printmaker Maddy McClellan and abstract painter Sheila Marlborough. [Pic: Sunspot by Sheila Marlborough (detail)]

Pelham House, free.

http://www.pelhamhouse.com/

Art
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Downland Moments

Vibrant oil paintings by Janice Thurston, who is inspired by the shifting light of the Sussex Downs. [Pic: Downland Path (detail)]

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Artflow

Six local artists display their work alongside art by six guests. Expect an assortment of styles, from coastline collages to still-life paintings.

Hop Gallery, 10.30am-5pm, free.

http://www.hopgallery.com/

Art
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Jonathan Barnes: Wolf

A new series of paintings and prints by Lewes-based artist Jonathan Barnes, who visited the UK Wolf Conservation Trust to observe his subjects.

Alexis Dove showroom, The Needlemakers, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, free.

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Tuesday 29th April 2014
Gigs
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Karaoke with DJ Claire

Starts: 8:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Karaoke evening. A bit like 'The Voice' but without the swivel chairs.

The Volunteer, free.

Art
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Sheila Marlborough and Maddy McClellan

Exhibition by two local artists: silk-screen printmaker Maddy McClellan and abstract painter Sheila Marlborough. [Pic: Sunspot by Sheila Marlborough (detail)]

Pelham House, free.

http://www.pelhamhouse.com/

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Downland Moments

Vibrant oil paintings by Janice Thurston, who is inspired by the shifting light of the Sussex Downs. [Pic: Downland Path (detail)]

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

Art
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Artflow

Six local artists display their work alongside art by six guests. Expect an assortment of styles, from coastline collages to still-life paintings.

Hop Gallery, 10.30am-5pm, free.

http://www.hopgallery.com/

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Jonathan Barnes: Wolf

A new series of paintings and prints by Lewes-based artist Jonathan Barnes, who visited the UK Wolf Conservation Trust to observe his subjects.

Alexis Dove showroom, The Needlemakers, 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, free.

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