OctoberFeast in Lewes is extended by a week

Lewes OctoberFeast
Lewes OctoberFeast

Lewes OctoberFeast marks five years with more than 60 events coming up between September 20 and October 5.

The annual food and drink festival has been extended by a week, to encapsulate and celebrate the best of what Lewes food culture has to offer.

OctoberFeast marks the 20th anniversary of Ashurst Organics and the 40th of the Breaky Bottom vineyard at Rodmell. The latter will be celebrated by the likes of TV’s Olly Smith and Lewes poet John Agard at Pelham House on October 2.

After last year’s popular debut, the Street Food Feast returns to Harveys Brewery yard on September 27 giving visitors the chance to sample global cuisine.

Also returning is the popular Diversity Lewes’ International Soup Festival at the All Saints Centre on the first Sunday, and The Snowdrop Great Beer Exposition - curated by Burning Sky’s maverick brewer Mark Tranter - throughout the closing weekend.

The Hearth pizzeria is playing host to a number of exciting events, from a collaborative ‘beer and pizza night’ with Harveys Brewery to a talk by award-winning food writer Hattie Ellis and a full day of workshops with top baker Dan Lepard.

Community Chef Robin van Creveld presents a collection of topical events: from talks on sourcing and eating sustainable meat and fish, to workshops in gluten free baking and Nordic cooking.

Award-winning local charity The Oyster Project hosts a ‘Soup Kitchen’, providing a free lunch in exchange for donations to the Oyster Food Bank at The Chapel Café.

The Synergy Theatre present Verrall of the White Hart: a performance and dinner inspired by William Verrall, the 18th century landlord widely credited for introducing gourmet French cuisine to Britain.