What’s on around Lewes and Wealden


BRIGHTON Art Fair at Brighton Dome (01273) 709709, Sept 26-28. Web: brightonartfair.co.uk.

BURGESS HILL: Coffee morning in aid of macmillan Cancer Support, 9.30am to 12pm at ISP Child Care, 9 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill. Call 01444 871100.

LEWES Octoberfest: Lewes Food Market at Market Tower 9.30am-1pm Sept 26; Pig and Pop Night at The Dorset, 22 Malling Street from 5pm Sept 26; Sussex Spirit Cocktail Classes at the King’s Head, 9 Southover High Street, 5.30pm-6.30pm Sept 26. Booking 01273 474628.

LEWES Riverside Club, Halfway to the Stars by Ian Glendhill, 2pm Sept 26 at St Thomas’ Church Hall, Cliffe, Lewes.

THE Friends of Anne of Cleves House illustrated talk, The County Cup and Lewes Racecourse by John Turley, 7.30pm Sept 26 at Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street, Lewes.

CHAILEY: Tapas Evening at The Five Bells with Live Spanish Guitarist, 7pm to 9.30pm. Free entry, food £4.50 per dish. Strongly suggest booking table in advance, Call 01825 722259. Traditional Spanish Tapas accompanied by Paul Richards on the Spanish Guitar.


CHIDDINGLY: Chiddingly Festival, Field adjacent Chiddingly Village Hall 01825 872401 www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk: Chiddingly Beer and Cider Festival 2014, opens noon, music 12.30pm Sept 27. Free event; Samba Workshop in the village hall, noon-1.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm Sept 27.

Decorative Treasures at the Foundry Gallery. Brocante - Antique Market-Bricabrac, Foundry Gallery, North Street, Lewes. 6am-2pm. Clear out and sell all that clutter or grab a bargain. Inside stall or space £12. To book call 07752557335 or 01273486595. Email artemis-arts@macdream.net.

FRIENDS of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network. Bi-monthly work parties, no experience needed, tools provided. Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve. Meet in car park off Maple Drive, 10am to 2pm. Mary Smith 01444 242667.

LEWES Octoberfest: Apple Pressing at Market Tower, Market Street, 10.30am-4pm Sept 27; Gluten Free Baking at Lewes Community Kitchen, 2 Phoeonix Works, North Street 11am-2pm Sept 27. Booking at www.communitychef.org.uk; Street Food Feast at Harveys Back Yard, Jenners Way, noon-4pm Sept 27; Sussex Spirit Cocktail Classes at the King’s Head, 9 Southover High Street, 5.30pm-6.30pm Sept 27, booking 01273 474628.

LEWES Passion Play 2015 launch meeting, 10am Sept 27 at Kings Church (opposite Homebase). Contact: 07926 486567 or log on to www.lewespassionplay.org.uk

MID Sussex Ramblers, Hurstpierpoint Festival Walk 3, 5 miles with Graham 07803 608413 (on day). Meet at Trinity Road car park, Hurstpierpoint, 2.30pm Sept 27.

PRODUCE: St Edwards Parish Church, Royal George Road. Burgess Hill. Church open from 9.30am to 1pm. Coffee Stop and produce sale. Refreshments, brunches and lunches, home made cakes, savouries and preserves. All welcome. Admission free

SUSSEX Walking Festival, Sept 27-Oct 5. Walk details at www.sussexwalkingfestival.org.uk.


APPLE Day, annual family event at Stanmer Park, Brighton 11am-5pm Sept 28. Free (£5 car parking), brightonpermaculture.org.uk

HARVEST Evensong at St Anne’s Church, Lewes, 6.30pm Sept 28.

MID Sussex Ramblers, Green and Pleasant Land, 5.5 miles with John 01444 483860. Meet at Haywards Heath Railway Station Forecourt, 2pm Sept 28.

Nutley Windmill, Crowborough Road, open 2pm to 5.30pm, 01435 873367. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Parking is at Friends Clump with a pleasant ten minute walk from rear down Forest to the mill. Also Wednesdays 11am to 3pm.

SUSSEX Pathfinders, Mayfield, 11.5 miles farms, fields, woods, undulating. Meet in the free car park close to the Middle House Hotel (picnic lunch), 10am Sept 28.


LEWES Octoberfest: Spoonfuls of Honey, a tasting and talk with Hattie Ellis at The Hearth Pizza, Eastgate Street, 7.30pm Sept 29. Tickets from leweslivelit.co.uk or on door; Mark Tranter from Burning sky at The Brewers Arms, 91 High Street, 7.30pm Sept 29. Booking 01273 475524.


MID Sussex Ramblers, Rodmell Circular, 9 miles with Brian 07985 201335 (on day) (picnic lunch). Meet at Rodmell NT car park at end of village street, 10am Sept 30.

LEWES Octoberfest: A Day with Dan Lepard at The Hearth Pizza, Eastgate Street, Sept 30. Booking on 01273 470755 or www.leweshearth.co.uk.


CHIDDINGLY: Chiddingly Festival: Six Bells Inn 01825 872401 www.chiddinglyfestival.co.uk: Attila The Stockbroker, poetry in the pub, 8pm Oct 1. Tickets £8.

CHESS: Haywards Heath Chess Club. Meets every Wednesday, 7.30pm to 10.30pm, at United Services Club, 6 Wivelsfield Road,. All standards welcome. Email contact: viv@vivcole.co.uk.

TALK: ‘House Clearances – of the Energetic Kind!’ by Michael Knight and Elizabeth Rose, The Ark, Turners Hill, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. £8 includes the chance to win a private one-to-one session with Michael himself. Limited spaces, so please reserve place in advance, pay at the door. Info and booking: Judy Sharp 01444 459433 or 07597 020512. Walls can– and do – tell stories! The very fabric of a building retains a “memory” of what has happened within its walls. Michael Knight is a first-class medium and psychic. Elizabeth Rose works specially with crystals. Together they have considerable experience of clearing all types of buildings – old warehouses or factories or former hospitals. They will share stories of some of their more interesting cases, and they will answer questions from those who have had their own strange experiences..

LEWES Octoberfest: Oyster Community Café at All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, noon-1.30pm Oct 1; Essential Knife Skills with Graham Funnell at Living Kitchen, 90 High Street, 7.30pm-9pm Oct 1, booking livingkitchen@btinternet.com; Loire Valley Wines and Food Tasting with John Kenward at Limetree Kitchen, 14 Station Street, 7.30pm Oct 1. Tickets on 01273 478636.

TALK: River Ouse: Source to Sea by Dr Geoffrey Mead at Newhaven Fort (01273) 484999, 7.30pm Oct 1.

THE Art of Short Fiction course with Bridget Whelan at Monk’s House, Rodmell 01273 474760, 11am Oct 1. Booking essential.


LEWES Octoberfest: Afternoon Tea and Evening Cocktails at The Real Eating Company, 19 Cliffe High Street, 3pm-6pm and 6pm-10pm Oct 2. Booking 01273 402650.

POLEGATE Ramblers, Herstmonceux Castle Walk, 4.5 miles with Kim 764220; or, Three Ways from Wilmington, 11 miles with Brian 760005 (picnic only). Meet at Wannock Road Recreation Ground, Polegate, 9.30am Oct 2.