Welcome to Viva Lewes. Here are the events in town for the next ten days. See elsewhere on this site for readers’ photos and our column archive.

Wednesday 01st October 2014
Misc
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Death café

Starts: 7:00pm   Ends: 9:00pm

Coffee, cake and conversation about dying, death and the end of life. Organised by Living Well Dying Well.

Buttercup Café, free (voluntary donations) but booking essential, on 01273 933115 or cafe@livingwelldyingwell.net

http://deathcafe.com/deathcafe/1108/

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Lewes FC vs Peacehaven and Telscombe

Starts: 7:45pm   Ends: 9:30pm

Ryman Premier League football at the Dripping Pan, with the mighty Rooks taking on the visiting Magpies.

The Dripping Pan, £11/£6/under-16s free.

http://www.lewesfc.com/

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Holy Smoke

Photographic exhibition by Paul Cox, with many images from Lewes Bonfire. [Pic by Paul Cox]

Pelham House, 9am-10.30pm, free, 488600.

http://pelhamhouse.com/

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Roger Dean Exhibition

Original paintings, watercolours, drawings, sketches and prints by Roger Dean. Work by Roger's daughter Freyja is also on show. [Pic: Roger Dean]

Trading Boundaries, A275 near Sheffield Park, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, free.

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Chiddingly Festival

Now in its 36th year: comedy, music, art, craft and many other events.

Venues around the Chiddingly area, box office 01825 872401.

http://www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk/

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Tina Davies

Brighton-based artist Tina Davies paints with her hands, producing vibrant landscapes and floral works.

East, 197 High Street, 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm Sun, free.

http://www.east.co.uk/

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Small Wonder Short Story Festival

An impressive line-up of speakers this year includes Margaret Atwood, Edna O’Brien and Graham Swift.

Charleston, Firle, various times and prices.

http://www.charleston.org.uk/

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Janie Cochrane-Stewart

Janie Cochrane-Stewart started work as a designer, creating wooden furniture, metal lamps and fabric prints, before moving on to sculpture.

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Thursday 02nd October 2014
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Corporate Power, a threat to Democracy?

Starts: 7:30pm   Ends: 9:00pm

Journalist Nick Davies reveals what he knows about growing corporate power, how it threatens our democracy and what we can do.

Lewes Town Hall, free, 471838, zebraanncross@gmail.com.

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Zoot Zazou

Starts: 8:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Vintage hot swing.

Pelham Arms, free.

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Holy Smoke

Photographic exhibition by Paul Cox, with many images from Lewes Bonfire. [Pic by Paul Cox]

Pelham House, 9am-10.30pm, free, 488600.

http://pelhamhouse.com/

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Roger Dean Exhibition

Original paintings, watercolours, drawings, sketches and prints by Roger Dean. Work by Roger's daughter Freyja is also on show. [Pic: Roger Dean]

Trading Boundaries, A275 near Sheffield Park, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, free.

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Chiddingly Festival

Now in its 36th year: comedy, music, art, craft and many other events.

Venues around the Chiddingly area, box office 01825 872401.

http://www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk/

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Tina Davies

Brighton-based artist Tina Davies paints with her hands, producing vibrant landscapes and floral works.

East, 197 High Street, 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm Sun, free.

http://www.east.co.uk/

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Janie Cochrane-Stewart

Janie Cochrane-Stewart started work as a designer, creating wooden furniture, metal lamps and fabric prints, before moving on to sculpture.

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Friday 03rd October 2014
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Lewes Food Market

Starts: 9:30am   Ends: 2:30pm

Seasonal food from local producers every week.

Market Tower.

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

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Wild Feast

Starts: 7:30pm   Ends: 10:00pm

Enjoy a selection of delicious and unusual treats, a glass of elderflower champagne, and an introduction to edible wild plants from Sarah Watson.

Needlemakers cafe, £17 (booking essential), sarah@wildfeast.co.uk, 07909 508156.

http://lewesoctoberfeast.com/events/

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Police Dog Hogan + Lucas & King

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Americana... including an album launch, as Police Dog Hogan release 'Westward Ho!' on the Union Music Store label.

All Saints Centre, £15/£12.

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Jellyhead

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Rock covers.

Con Club, free.

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Dr Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8

Starts: 8:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Foot stompin', thigh slappin' bluegrass from the deep south (of England).

The Lamb, free.

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Holy Smoke

Photographic exhibition by Paul Cox, with many images from Lewes Bonfire. [Pic by Paul Cox]

Pelham House, 9am-10.30pm, free, 488600.

http://pelhamhouse.com/

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Roger Dean Exhibition

Original paintings, watercolours, drawings, sketches and prints by Roger Dean. Work by Roger's daughter Freyja is also on show. [Pic: Roger Dean]

Trading Boundaries, A275 near Sheffield Park, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, free.

Festival
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Chiddingly Festival

Now in its 36th year: comedy, music, art, craft and many other events.

Venues around the Chiddingly area, box office 01825 872401.

http://www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk/

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Tina Davies

Brighton-based artist Tina Davies paints with her hands, producing vibrant landscapes and floral works.

East, 197 High Street, 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm Sun, free.

http://www.east.co.uk/

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Janie Cochrane-Stewart

Janie Cochrane-Stewart started work as a designer, creating wooden furniture, metal lamps and fabric prints, before moving on to sculpture.

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Saturday 04th October 2014
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Lewes Farmers' Market

Starts: 9:00am   Ends: 1:00pm

Established in 1997, the Farmers' Market now attracts almost 40 stallholders selling local produce.

Cliffe precinct.

http://commoncause.org.uk/

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Henry Priestman & Lotte Mullan

Starts: 3:00pm   Ends: 3:30pm

Folk music on the intimate in-store Union Music stage.

Union Music Store, free.

http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org

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Festival Fiesta

Starts: 7:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Part of the Chiddingly Festival, with the Meow Meows, Ouse Samba and DJs.

Chiddingly Village Hall, £10.

http://chiddinglyfestival.co.uk/festival-fiesta/

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Terry Masterson

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Traditional Irish folk songs.

Royal Oak, £5.

http://www.lewessaturdayfolkclub.org

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The Murmurtrons + Jacquemo + Fire Eyes

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

An evening headlined by surf/indie band The Murmurtrons, who combine smart lyrics with driving rhythms.

Con Club, £5/members free.

http://www.lewesconclub.com/

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The Long Haul

Starts: 8:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Country and Western Swing.

The Lamb, free.

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Holy Smoke

Photographic exhibition by Paul Cox, with many images from Lewes Bonfire. [Pic by Paul Cox]

Pelham House, 9am-10.30pm, free, 488600.

http://pelhamhouse.com/

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Roger Dean Exhibition

Original paintings, watercolours, drawings, sketches and prints by Roger Dean. Work by Roger's daughter Freyja is also on show. [Pic: Roger Dean]

Trading Boundaries, A275 near Sheffield Park, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, free.

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Festival
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Chiddingly Festival

Now in its 36th year: comedy, music, art, craft and many other events.

Venues around the Chiddingly area, box office 01825 872401.

http://www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk/

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Tina Davies

Brighton-based artist Tina Davies paints with her hands, producing vibrant landscapes and floral works.

East, 197 High Street, 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm Sun, free.

http://www.east.co.uk/

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Janie Cochrane-Stewart

Janie Cochrane-Stewart started work as a designer, creating wooden furniture, metal lamps and fabric prints, before moving on to sculpture.

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Chiddingly Artists Open Studios

Locally-produced art on display in artists' houses and studios. [Pic by David Armitage (detail)]

Venues around the Chiddingly and East Hoathly area, 11am-5pm, free.

http://www.chiddinglyartists.co.uk/

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Two Views

Paintings by Rupert Denyer and woodcarvings by Keith Pettit, all inspired by Sussex landscapes.

Village Works, London Road, East Hoathly, 11am-5pm, free.

http://www.chiddinglyartists.co.uk/

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Sunday 05th October 2014
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Great Beer Exposition 2014: Beer Britannica III

Starts: 12:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Master Brewer Mark Tranter has chosen a selection of British cask and keg beers for your delight and delectation!

The Snowdrop Inn, free admission.

http://lewesoctoberfeast.com/events/

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English Tunes Session

Starts: 12:00pm   Ends: 2:30pm

Instrumental music, mainly traditional English folk tunes.

The Lamb, free.

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Classical Music
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First Sunday

Starts: 3:00pm   Ends: 4:00pm

Organ works by JS Bach, César Franck, Charles-Marie Widor and Marcel Dupré, performed by Peter Locke from St George’s church at Cullercoats.

St Michael’s, free with retiring collection in aid of church repairs.

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Outlaw

Starts: 3:00pm   Ends: 5:00pm

Acoustic rock covers.

Con Club, free.

http://www.lewesconclub.com/

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Open Mic

Starts: 7:00pm   Ends: 10:00pm

Music and poetry: the stage is yours!

Elephant & Castle, free.

http://www.openspacelewes.org.uk/

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Revolutionary Ballads with Frankie Armstrong and The Chalk Circle Collective

Starts: 7:30pm   Ends: 10:30pm

An evening of story and song, inspired by the words of Bertolt Brecht. [Pic: Michael Harvey]

Con Club, £10/£8.

https://www.facebook.com/chalkcirclecollective

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Holy Smoke

Photographic exhibition by Paul Cox, with many images from Lewes Bonfire. [Pic by Paul Cox]

Pelham House, 9am-10.30pm, free, 488600.

http://pelhamhouse.com/

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Roger Dean Exhibition

Original paintings, watercolours, drawings, sketches and prints by Roger Dean. Work by Roger's daughter Freyja is also on show. [Pic: Roger Dean]

Trading Boundaries, A275 near Sheffield Park, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, free.

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Festival
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Chiddingly Festival

Now in its 36th year: comedy, music, art, craft and many other events.

Venues around the Chiddingly area, box office 01825 872401.

http://www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk/

Art
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Tina Davies

Brighton-based artist Tina Davies paints with her hands, producing vibrant landscapes and floral works.

East, 197 High Street, 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm Sun, free.

http://www.east.co.uk/

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Janie Cochrane-Stewart

Janie Cochrane-Stewart started work as a designer, creating wooden furniture, metal lamps and fabric prints, before moving on to sculpture.

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Chiddingly Artists Open Studios

Locally-produced art on display in artists' houses and studios. [Pic by David Armitage (detail)]

Venues around the Chiddingly and East Hoathly area, 11am-5pm, free.

http://www.chiddinglyartists.co.uk/

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Two Views

Paintings by Rupert Denyer and woodcarvings by Keith Pettit, all inspired by Sussex landscapes.

Village Works, London Road, East Hoathly, 11am-5pm, free.

http://www.chiddinglyartists.co.uk/

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Monday 06th October 2014
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Charlotte Glasson, Malcolm Mortimer and Terry Seabrook

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

An evening of jazz., with multi-instrumentalist Charlotte joined by Malcolm on drums and Terry on keyboards.

The Snowdrop Inn, free.

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Holy Smoke

Photographic exhibition by Paul Cox, with many images from Lewes Bonfire. [Pic by Paul Cox]

Pelham House, 9am-10.30pm, free, 488600.

http://pelhamhouse.com/

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Roger Dean Exhibition

Original paintings, watercolours, drawings, sketches and prints by Roger Dean. Work by Roger's daughter Freyja is also on show. [Pic: Roger Dean]

Trading Boundaries, A275 near Sheffield Park, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, free.

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Janie Cochrane-Stewart

Janie Cochrane-Stewart started work as a designer, creating wooden furniture, metal lamps and fabric prints, before moving on to sculpture.

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Tuesday 07th October 2014
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English Tunes Session

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Traditional music.

John Harvey Tavern, free.

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Ceilidh Crew Session

Starts: 8:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Foot-tapping folk music.

The Lamb, free.

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Holy Smoke

Photographic exhibition by Paul Cox, with many images from Lewes Bonfire. [Pic by Paul Cox]

Pelham House, 9am-10.30pm, free, 488600.

http://pelhamhouse.com/

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Roger Dean Exhibition

Original paintings, watercolours, drawings, sketches and prints by Roger Dean. Work by Roger's daughter Freyja is also on show. [Pic: Roger Dean]

Trading Boundaries, A275 near Sheffield Park, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, free.

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Janie Cochrane-Stewart

Janie Cochrane-Stewart started work as a designer, creating wooden furniture, metal lamps and fabric prints, before moving on to sculpture.

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Wednesday 08th October 2014
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The Owls of Offham

Starts: 7:00pm   Ends: 9:00pm

Stroll along the Ouse, listening for tawny owls in the woods before returning via Landport. Flat walk, 3km. Please bring a torch and suitable footwear.

Meet near the entrance to Pells Pool, £3 donation (free to SWT members), 07827 830891.

http://www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk

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Holy Smoke

Photographic exhibition by Paul Cox, with many images from Lewes Bonfire. [Pic by Paul Cox]

Pelham House, 9am-10.30pm, free, 488600.

http://pelhamhouse.com/

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Roger Dean Exhibition

Original paintings, watercolours, drawings, sketches and prints by Roger Dean. Work by Roger's daughter Freyja is also on show. [Pic: Roger Dean]

Trading Boundaries, A275 near Sheffield Park, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, free.

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Janie Cochrane-Stewart

Janie Cochrane-Stewart started work as a designer, creating wooden furniture, metal lamps and fabric prints, before moving on to sculpture.

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Thursday 09th October 2014
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The Lewes Priory project

Starts: 7:30pm   Ends: 8:30pm

Sy Morse-Brown of the Project Trust will be speaking to the Lewes NT Centre. All welcome.

Priory School, £4/£2.

http://tinyurl.com/LewesNT

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My Baby

Starts: 8:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Indie funk.

The Lamb, free.

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Holy Smoke

Photographic exhibition by Paul Cox, with many images from Lewes Bonfire. [Pic by Paul Cox]

Pelham House, 9am-10.30pm, free, 488600.

http://pelhamhouse.com/

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Roger Dean Exhibition

Original paintings, watercolours, drawings, sketches and prints by Roger Dean. Work by Roger's daughter Freyja is also on show. [Pic: Roger Dean]

Trading Boundaries, A275 near Sheffield Park, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, free.

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Janie Cochrane-Stewart

Janie Cochrane-Stewart started work as a designer, creating wooden furniture, metal lamps and fabric prints, before moving on to sculpture.

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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Friday 10th October 2014
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Autumn in Ashcombe Bottom

Starts: 10:00am   Ends: 2:00pm

Discover the woodland, the wildlife and the history of Ashcombe Bottom. An 8km hike, so please bring lunch.

Meet at the Landport Bottom entrance between the A275 and Highdown Road, £3 donation (free to SWT members), 07827 830891.

http://www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/

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The Kondoms

Starts: 8:00pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Enthusiastic rock and punk covers.

Con Club, free.

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Normanton Street

Starts: 8:30pm   Ends: 11:00pm

Jazz-influenced hip-hop and soul.

The Lamb, free.

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Holy Smoke

Photographic exhibition by Paul Cox, with many images from Lewes Bonfire. [Pic by Paul Cox]

Pelham House, 9am-10.30pm, free, 488600.

http://pelhamhouse.com/

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Roger Dean Exhibition

Original paintings, watercolours, drawings, sketches and prints by Roger Dean. Work by Roger's daughter Freyja is also on show. [Pic: Roger Dean]

Trading Boundaries, A275 near Sheffield Park, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm, free.

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Janie Cochrane-Stewart

Janie Cochrane-Stewart started work as a designer, creating wooden furniture, metal lamps and fabric prints, before moving on to sculpture.

Chalk Gallery, 10am-5pm, free.

http://chalkgallerylewes.co.uk/

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