New season begins at All Saints Centre in Lewes

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THE new film season at the All Saints Centre will be officially opened by the Mayor of Lewes, Cllr Michael Chartier, today (Friday) at 7pm.

He will open the doors to a new era at the venue, where Lewes Town Council and Lewes Film Club are collaborating to show movies.

The premier film following the opening ceremony is Moonrise Kingdom (12A).

It tells a story of young lovers fleeing their New England town which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. Set in 1965, it stars Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Edward Norton.

The event will give patrons their first chance to try out the new seats which have been installed at All Saints. Over the summer holidays the centre staff and Lewes Film Club have been busy working together to get everything ready for the new season.

As well as installing a 35mm projector and a new sound system, the foyer has been repainted and retractable tiered seating has been installed.

Tomorrow (Saturday), in conjunction with Heritage Open Days, a film from the Brighton University film archives ‘Sussex on Film’ will be shown at 4pm.

Following this there will be a question and answer session with Dr Frank Gray, Director of Screen Artist South East. Tickets are free of charge but it is advisable to book in advance at the Friars Walk venue to avoid disappointment – call 01273 486391.

Elsewhere, as the Lewes Artwave Festival reaches its final days, a new venue will be opening its doors for this weekend only.

The exhibition at 54a St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, will feature a range of paintings and crafts from four local artists – Candida Lloyd, Cecilia Virlombier, Imogen Palmer and Jackie Fretten.

The exhibition will be open from 11am to 5pm tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday, with tea and home-made cakes available in the walled garden.