Heritage Open Days in Lewes

Ale and Hearty meets the Vintage Mobile Cinema

Harveys Brewery VMC logocar park, Corner of North Court and Harveys Way, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2JW

This event is part of the wider Ale and Hearty event, celebrating lost breweries and brewing in the Lewes area. As part of this we are hosting the beautifully restored Vintage Mobile Cinema and showcasing a specially made short film in the Harveys Brewery car park, Lewes for the Ale and Hearty project on Sat 14th and Sun 15th September 10am-4pm as part of Heritage Open Days this year.

The film will be around 17.5 mins long and eulogises about bygone days of hop picking, brewing and local sussex traditions with vintage footage taken from local sources including the Screen Archive South East. The Vintage Mobile Cinema is a 24 seater mobile cinema open to all.  We’re really looking forward to it!

Come and see our secret cinema and some interesting archive footage over the weekend and enjoy the luxury of the red carpet treatment! This is a short event. we will be showing the film three times an hour each day for a six hour period so it is accessible for little people who are easily bored. The cinema itself is a thing of beauty and of interest to everyone.

Please note this is an event takes place outside in a working brewery car park so parents must be responsible for their children. All safety precautions necessary have been taken. Event suitable for ages: 5 to 18.

Opening Times

  • Saturday 14th September: 1000-1600
  • Sunday 15th September: 1000-1600

Access Information

Unfortunately due to the age of the Vintage Mobile Cinema there is no accessible provision for this event. We do apologise for this. The nearest municipal access toilet is on Market Lane, Lewes BN7 2NT Disabled parking is available in the Harveys Way car park, Lewes BN7 2JW which is next to the Harveys brewery venue. This is an NCP car park.

Additional information

Max 24 people per tour/event. The Vintage Mobile Cinema is the only surviving unit from a fleet of seven Ministry of Technology mobile cinemas built in 1967. The 22-seat cinema has been meticulously restored to its former glory, and now features state-of-the-art surround sound, HD digital projection and a comfortable climate controlled environment for the audience.

Directions

Walking to this event, walk along Cliffe High Street, past the Harveys Brewery shop on your left, then take the little ‘twitten’ or alley way North Couth just after also on the left (with Bills restaurant on your right). Through North Court, walk to the end. To the right there is a municipal car park, to your left is the back entry delivery park for Harveys Brewery for deliveries – the Vintage Mobile Cinema is in there.

Absolutely NO parking available in Harveys Brewery car park. Pay parking is available in the next door NCP car park on Harveys Way. Details here: http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/carpark/phoenix_causeway/bn7/lewes/

 

Free reminiscence activities!

Ale and hearty reminiscence poster nutmegInterested in local history or sharing memories?

Free Ale and Hearty reminiscence activities starting in Ringmer Village Hall (Rogers Room), East Sussex on Monday 10th June from 2-4pm, every Monday for 10 weeks until Monday 12th August.

Would you like to meet new people to talk about memories? We are starting free reminiscence activities for Ringmer residents for a trip down memory lane. Have you thought about attending our FREE sessions?

A chance to meet, talk, and explore memories. Bring your memories and old photographs of life in the life in the area, to unlock the past and rediscover memories.

Tea and cake provided. All welcome!

To find out how you can join in for free, contact our Ale and Hearty project coordinator for more information: aleandheartylewes@gmail.com / 07727 006538