Cook-Up Cabaret

Sun 24 September, 4pm

Lewes All Saints Centre

An event as part of LewesOctoberFeast featuring a first ever performance by John Agard (above) of his specially composed calypso for Mrs Beeton; directed extracts from Isabel Allende's Aphrodite performed by actress Leann O'Kasi; ukulele interludes from Pam Hewitt and (v importantly) Guyanese cuisine cooked up by local chef and writer, Nathalie Mulvan

Tickets bought online between now and the event will be available to collect on the door.

Find out more and buy tickets »

Half Hour Hits

Sat 30 September, 2pm - 8pm

Lewes All Saints Centre

A day of productions and performances all no longer than 30 minutes duration. The day will feature three performances of T.S. Eliot's visceral dramatic fragment, Sweeney Agonistes, written in the 1920s and presented in a rehearsed reading by seven actors. Plus Gus Watcham's exquisite live film narration This is always the result and a first preview of Mark C. Hewitt's Songs of the Chambermaids with music for percussion ensemble by Thomas Strønen. Performances will run throughout the afternoon and early evening. The programme echoes the first ever LLL events in 1995, a week of 30 minute readings at the old Star Gallery.

Details and tickets here »


Poetry Submissions Without Tears

Sat 21 Oct, 11am - 1.30pm

A hands-on workshop for beginning and more experienced poets alike on submitting to poetry magazines and anthologies - with tutors Janet Sutherland and Maria Jastrzębska. Places can be booked online through this website.


Poetry Small Group Seminars

Mimi Khalvati's much-loved poetry sessions focused on developing work in progress will be returning again in the autumn. Dates are: Saturdays 14th October18th November and 16th December. These sessions are aimed at experienced writers and are frequently oversubscribed. Oct - Dec is mostly booked a few spaces remain. Poets interested should contact LLL direct.

Workshops & courses »

Festival in a prison

Penned Up at Erlestoke

6th - 16th March 2017

LLL recently ran a second festival in a prison, at HMP Erlestoke in Wiltshire. Aiming to support rehabilitation and offer inspiration, the festival's visiting artists included Billy Bragg, Kit de Waal, Erwin James, Noel "Razor" Smith, Dreda Say Mitchell, Mr Gee, Geese Theatre and a performance of Diving into the Wreck, a multimedia production developed by poet Maggie Sawkins and LLL's Artistic Director Mark C. Hewitt, in which addicts in recovery tell their own story. Prisoners were involved in a management committee that oversaw all aspects of the festival. 

Read an article in the Prisoners' Education Trust Newsletter »


a boxed set of original postcards

Following Lewes Live Lit's photographic installation at Eastbourne Station, the collection of 24 postcards that accompanied Lisa Barnard's large hanging portaits can now be bought online as a boxed set.

See the complete collection of cards by visiting Artistic Director Mark Hewitt's website: Home » Galleries » Polska by the Sea » postcards

More on the project »


• Visit the other pages on this site to find out more about LLL projects. For most events tickets can be bought online.  To join the mailing list or get involved with Lewes Live Lit by helping to run events etc., our contact details are on the site. We welcome your interest.

Contact us