Peter Messer: Dismays and Rainbows
Date: Wednesday 20 July
Duration: 60 minutes
Venue: All Saints Centre
Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LE
Lives of the Artists #2
Well-known Lewes artist, Peter Messer, in conversation with LLL’s Artistic Director Mark Hewitt, discusses his journey and development as an artist, his eidetic tendencies, his heroes and his bête noires.
The talk will be richly illustrated with images taken from different stages of his career.
This is always the result
Developed in association with LLL Productions and currently on tour, this innovative work features two stories written and performed by Gus Watcham.
In The Crush, ageing Kathy longs for the man who barely knows she exists.
In This is always the result, chaotic violence and human frailty crash in on Sarah's ordinary life in a seaside town.
The production is directed by LLL's Mark C. Hewitt with a film sequence by Lewes artist Abigail Norris.
June 9th - 11th: Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
July 1st: Kino Teatr, St Leonard's on Sea
July 19th: Birmingham Fest
September 16th: Salisbury Arts Centre
SKLAMBERG & THE SHEPHERDS
Date: Saturday 10 September
Venue: All Saints Centre, Lewes
All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LE
Tickets: £10.00 advance / £12.00 door
Polina and Merlin Shepherd are joined by the lead singer of Grammy-winning band, The Klezmatics, the leading exponent of Yiddish song from the USA
Sklamberg & the Shepherds brings together three renowned performers of traditional Eastern European Jewish music: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder and lead singer of The Klezmatics; clarinetist Merlin Shepherd and Polina Shepherd, a virtuoso vocalist/pianist/composer, originally from Siberia. A fresh collaboration blending traditional and newly composed Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer and southern Mediterranean music.
Lorin, Polina and Merlin represent three nations although their families come from very close geographical locations. At the end of the 19th Century, Merlin’s great-grandparents emigrated from Ukraine and Romania to escape pogroms and seek a better world in Europe. Lorin’s ancestors emigrated from a small town in Ukraine to the United States. Polina’s grandparents escaped from the Sho’ah by fleeing from Kiev and Odessa to Siberia. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining the styles, they play original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity.
In October 2015 the trio released their CD ‘aheym – homeward’.
“Top klezmer action from the US, UK and Siberia” (Songlines Magazine)