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Ian Marchant: One Fine Day

Date: Tuesday 17 September

Time: 7:45m 

Venue: All Saints Centre 

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

Tickets: £8 advance / £10 door

One Fine Day is a new project by writer and musician, Ian Marchant. Revisiting A Fine Day in Hurstpierpoint: the Diary of Thomas Marchant, 1714-1728, Ian Marchant (Thomas Marchant's 7 times great grandson) uses the diary to tell stories from the day-to-day life of exactly 300 years ago, at the moment that the United Kingdom came into existence and was poised on the edge of industrialisation. It’s a story of economic migration, civil war, fish farming, dung carrying, hangovers, high politics and low morals - of the birth of modern surgery, the bad end of a rake in Regency Brighton, suicide, madness, and lardy cake.


About Ian Marchant. Ian is originally from Newhaven. In the 1980s he sang in various unimaginably obscure bands and sold second-hand records. In the 1990s he lived in a caravan next to Sunnyside Lane Allotments, Lancaster, with a chicken called Ginger. Here he wrote his novels ‘In Southern Waters’ and ‘The Battle for Dole Acre’. In the 21st century he has run a large second-hand bookshop on the Charing Cross Road, been Centre Director for the Arvon Foundation at Totleigh Barton and worked as a lecturer in Creative Writing at Birmingham City University. His travel/memoirs, ‘Parallel Lines’ and ‘The Longest Crawl’,  were each selected as paperback of the week in The Guardian. His most recent books were ‘Something of the Night’ (2012) and his homage to counter culture, ‘A Hero for High Times’ (2019).

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Date: Tuesday 15 October

Time: 7:45m 

Venue: All Saints Centre 

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

Tickets: £10 advance / £12 door

Physical theatre meets visceral live literature in this fierce feminist monologue, which hovers ambiguously between murder and vivid fantasy. Portuguese actress Marta Carvalho (pictured right) plays a woman determined to break free of the subtly coercive entanglements of romantic love by ruthlessly annihilating all traces of it - (and of him) - within herself.

Original Portuguese text ‘Labirinto de Amor e Morte’ by Moncho Rodriguez, in a new English version by LLL's Artistic Director, Mark C. Hewitt, with music by Narciso Fernandes  and Clarisse Fernandes. The work has been toured extensively by Marta Carvalho in Portugal, Spain and Brazil.


New writing for theatre.

Date: Wednesday 30 October

Time: 7:45pm

Venue: All Saints Centre 

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

Tickets: £6.50 advance  / £8.00 on door

LLL presents another evening of professionally performed rehearsed readings of new works (and works in progress) by local playwrights, including Louise Monaghan, Mark C. Hewitt and Josie Melia.

Each performance will be introduced by the writer with Q&A afterwards. Details of the plays and performers to follow.

Tickets: £6.50 advance / £8.00 door

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