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Lives of the Artists #5: Lasting Impressions

Carolyn Trant in conversation

Date: Tuesday 10 September

Time: 7:45pm

Venue: All Saints Centre 

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

Tickets: £8.00 advance  / £10.00 on door

Carolyn Trant is a painter/maker who specialises in 'Artists Books', exploring images and words in a  range of ways from sculptural objects and installations to hand-cut and printed woodblock books. Recently she's also been making playing cards, Mexican-style cartoneras using old newspapers and recycled cardboard, and paper toy theatres for an autumn exhibition of contemporary explorations of the genre for the Pollocks Toy Museum in London, all reflecting current political and climate emergencies.

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Lives of the Artists is an LLL series in which local artists talk about how and why they ended up doing what they do in the way that they do it. Previous conversations have included Peter Messer and Julian Bell.

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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.

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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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LABYRINTH

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 live literature in this visceral monologue performed by Portuguese actress Marta Carvalho

Further details to follow soon.