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BLISS

Rehearsed reading of a new play by Louise Monaghan

Performed by Irene Marot & Sam Cox

Date: Tuesday 29 August

Time: 7:45pm

Duration: 60 minutes (incl Q&A)

Venue: All Saints Centre 

Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LE

Tickets: £6.50 advance  / £8.00 on door

Life's pretty good for Celia and Derek who've been married for fifty years, they have a beautiful home, and two grown up children:  Ella who's a geneticist and Frederick who's been called to the bar but there's something in their lives they don't like to talk about and that's Bliss. A chance to see/hear a new work for theatre at its early stages. Followed by short Q&A with the writer and performers. We want your feedback. First in a series of midweek rehearsed readings featuring new work by local playwrights.

About the writer

Louise Monaghan is an award winning playwright who won the Papatango New Writing Award in 2012 for her play PACK. which ran for four weeks at the Finborough Theatre.  She also won a Bruntwood Prize Judges' Award for SHADOW PLAY in 2011 and is currently Playwright on Attachment at the Finborough Theatre. She has had three plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

About the actors

Irene Marot is probably best known for her role as DD Dixon in Brookside, which she played for a number of years. Her eclectic career ranges from feature films with Bill Nighy and Robbie Coltrane to touring an improvised feminist show with Common Stock and political theatre in support of the Miners' Strike.

Sam Cox's theatre work  includes Jesus Christ Superstar, Jeeves, Festen, Run for your Wife and Stoppard's Arcadia (in the West End); he's also worked with Shared Experience, Frantic Assembly, Headlong, Glasgow Citizens, Old Vic, National Theatre, Royal Exchange Manchester, Royal Court, Globe and the Young Vic. TV work includes Dr Who, Holby City and Borgia; and feature films include Agora, Anna Karenina and  Waiting for You.

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Julian Bell: Flat Things

Date: Wednesday 30 August

Time: 7:45pm 

Duration: 60 minutes 

Venue: All Saints Centre 

Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LE

Tickets: £8.00 advance / £10.00 door

Lives of the Artists #3

Lewes artist Julian Bell, in conversation with LLL’s Artistic Director Mark Hewitt, discusses his journey and development as a painter/writer and his preoccupation with two dimensional art.

The talk will be richly illustrated with images taken from different stages of his career.

"Bell paints what look like meticulous images of real life, from a magazine stand to an English village. In fact, his compositions are imaginary, but the sense of reality is not an illusion. He is a very traditional artist in that he observes nature and the world closely, and his fantastic scenes arise from what he discovers: his skies are real skies, behaving as skies behave." (Jonathan Jones, The Guardian)

See Julian Bell's website here »

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COOK-UP CABARET

Part of LewesOctoberFeast

Date: Sunday 24 September 

Time: 4:00pm 

Venue: All Saints Centre, Lewes

All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LE

Tickets: £8.00 advance / £10 door

Intercultural performing arts company Crosspath presents an evening of Caribbean / South American themed words and music flavoured with Guyanese cuisine cooked up by chef and writer, Nathalie Mulvan, born to Guyanese parents and now living near Lewes.

The cabaret entertainment includes Guyana-born poet John Agard with the first performance of his specially composed calypso for Mrs Beeton; actress Leann O’Kasi (pictured right) performing a few earthy extracts from Isabel Allende’s Aphrodite; chanteuse Pam Hewitt and her uke knocking out a few Latin and calypso classics and Nathalie Mulvan, interviewed with her daughter Jade, talking about Guyana, food and their appearance together on Channel 4’s 'My Kitchen Rules'. 

(Food will be separately priced at less than a fiver!)

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If you were to imagine rice and a variety of meats, including salted beef, chicken and dried shrimp, simmering with black-eye or split-peas in a pot of rich coconut milk flavoured with fresh herbs, you would just have imagined Cook-Up Rice, a much loved Guyana one-pot dish. This iconic meal, known for its culinary mix, provides us with a handy metaphor for cultural diversity – a cook-up society!

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