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Sent: 02 September 2008 11:54
Subject: SEFAN 2008 -09-02_01 ANNOUNCE (Sussex)

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From: ValmaiGoodyear_at_aol_dot_com
Date: 31 August 2008 09:52:35 BDT
Subject: From the Field to the Foundry (Friday 12th. September)

A Journey with Magic Lantern & Concertinas
Friday 12th. September       Doors open 7.30 p.m.
Licensed bar with Harveys beer
Foundry Gallery, Old Market Lane Garage, 32 North Street,
Lewes BN7 2PH
Images, traditional songs and readings about life on the land in Sussex at the time the Phoenix Foundry opened in 1832 and the changes it brought to working people's lives.
Images from Alan and Rene Marriott's Magic Lantern,
the Victorian ancestor of the slide projector.
Music from the Spare Parts Concertina Band.
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The concertina was invented in 1830 by Sir Charles Wheatstone.
Tickets £6/£5 available on the door or from Laportes (Friars Walk)
and Lewes Tourist Information Office.
The Lewes Phoenix Project
Lewes’ celebrated Phoenix Ironworks will rise again – at least through the recorded memories, Photographs and artefacts of local people, thanks to the Lewes Phoenix project which has recently been awarded a generous grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Lewes Phoenix project is the brainchild of Ar­temis Arts Ltd who are working with the community – from schoolchildren to elderly residents – to capture the stories and images of the former iron foundry, the site of which is at the centre of plans for a major town centre redevelopment. Volunteers and contributors are encouraged to get in touch and find out how they can take part.
The railings of St Paul’s Cathedral and girders for the piers at Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, many lamp posts in Sussex streets, along with oven doors and soot boxes for local homes were manufactured at the ironworks which for much of the 19th century was the largest employer in the town of Lewes.
The ‘Lewes Phoenix ‘ project will be launched by Ar­temis Arts during Artwave –its theme is ‘Lewes, Now & Then’. A collaboration with clubs , youth organisa­tions, artists, dancers, musicians, writers and histo­rians who will celebrate local creativity from 1832 to the present day.
The Foundry was established in 1832 - a time when large numbers of local people were moving from the land to towns and cities. The theme of town and country, from the early nineteenth century to the present will be echoed in a series of events, held in the old foundry buildings .

Valmai Goodyear
20, St. John's Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DL

01273 476757

Lewes Arms Folk Club, Mount Place, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YH
Residents: Bryan Creer, Dave Earl, Sandra Goddard, Valmai Goodyear, Suzanne Higgins, Steve & Diane Nevill, George Oakley, Robert O'Mahony, Derek Seed

The workshops last a full Saturday and the tutor performs at the club in the evening.
Booking forms can be printed from the website about four months before the event.

15th March     Alistair Anderson     Northumbrian music (any instrument)
19th April     Martin Carthy     Guitar & song
7th June     Cloudstreet     Vocal harmony
5th. July     Will Duke     Scan Tester's tunes
19th July     Mick West     Scottish song
19th July     Frank McLaughlin     Scottish music for guitar
6th Sept Marian Button Ballad forum
20th Sept     Mary Humphreys & Anahata     Fenland tunes (any instrument)
18th Oct     Coope Boyes & Simpson     Vocal harmony
18th Oct     Georgina Boyes     Seminar: Wassails, Carols & Winter Customs (pm)
25th Oct     John Kirkpatrick     Modes (any instrument)
22nd Nov     Roy Clinging & Neil Brookes     Cheshire tunes (any instrument)
6th Dec     Paul Hutchinson     Accordion
6th Dec     Paul Sartin     Fiddle
                Belshazzar's Feast (evening)

Bryan Creer, Suzanne Higgins, Valmai Goodyear 

Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the board

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