Strike a Light hosts an exhibiton event for Heritage Open Days on Friday 9th September 1-7pm & Saturday 1-5pm
Mezzanine Level, 8 Marshalls Row, Open Market, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4JU
An exhibition specially for Heritage Open Days which focuses on the history of brewing in Lewes, East Sussex and its related industrial and agricultural links from the 18th Century to the present day, a period of some 200 years. The exhibition looks at Lewes’s working life in relation to Breweries, agricultural workers and rural life and trades. It also links in with abstinence and religious culture locally at the time, as well as a clear relation between trades and society through social clubs. The exhibition runs along these thematic lines –
Breweries in decline
Hops and songs
Revival of micro breweries
A project in partnership with Harveys Brewery.
Friday 9 September: 12-7pm
Saturday 10 September: 1-5pm
No booking required
There is an accessible lift by the stairs to the Mezzanine level and doors upstairs are wheelchair accessible.
Inside Brighton’s Open Market (off London Road) on the top Mezzanine Level. Access lift beside stairs to the Mezzanine level
Strike a Light hosted a project book launch recently in Lewes (January 2014).
This involved a drop-in crafts workshop to make slumber pillows using heritage local hops, showcasing our Ale and Hearty project exhibition, a screening of our Ale Tales film, wild food cafe, and free beer tasting.
The hit of the evening was a round table discussion about brewing with Miles Jenner, Master Brewer from Harveys Brewery, David Muggleton – Editor of The Sussex Drinker, Godfrey Broster the brewing vicar, and John Copper of the singing Copper Family.
We had a packed house and a great time, in part due to the generous beer provisions donated by Harveys of Lewes!
Ale and Hearty was an HLF funded social history project about brewing and related agriculture and industry around Lewes.
Harveys Brewery car 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.
Saturday 14th September: 1000-1600
Sunday 15th September: 1000-1600
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.
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.
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/
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is a community interest company. We focus on exploring life stories and history through creative projects. Based in Brighton, Strike a Light works with and for the wider community across Sussex