Forthcoming Events

Images in the gallery from recent and forthcoming events

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Peter Messer: Dismays and Rainbows

Date: Wednesday 20 July

Time: 7:45pm 

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.

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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

Read the Brighton Fringe review here »

Forthcoming dates:

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 

Time: 6:30pm

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)

Polina on YouTube »   |  Merlin on YouTube »  |  Visit their website »

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