2017 Events

23 and 24 of September - Community apple pressing

24 September - Eco Houses

25 September - TTL Social

30 September - Fermenting Ideas

29 September to 3 November - Making Lewes autumn events

13 October - Book launch: The Reuse Atlas by Duncan Baker-Brown

13 October - Fast Fashion: What Do Your Clothes Really Cost?

19 October - Friends of Lewes Illustrated Talk

November 15 - Building the Rampion Wind Farm: the Inside Story

Every Friday morning - Lewes Friday Food Market

First Saturday of ever month - Lewes Craft Market

Eco houses

Take a look at the eco houses here...

See Jill's video on her magnetic-strip secondary glazing -
more than 25,000 hits worldwide!

More about the open houses here...


Community apple pressing

Lovely apple juice from your own fruit!

Lewes and many of the surrounding villages are full of apple trees and unfortunately lots of fruit goes to waste every year.

apple pressing  

Well, thanks to the generosity of the South Downs Sustainable Development Fund, Lewes Octoberfeast has its own fruit press and on Saturday and Sunday, 23rd and 24th of September, from 10am to 4pm, whether you’re an apple-grower or an apple picker, bring your apples along to the Linklater Pavilion on the Railway Land, by the river, and have them pressed for a moderate charge of 50p per litre.

Walk away with your own fresh, natural fruit juice, rather than have those apples drop and go to waste on the ground.

It’s best to bring washed fruit plus clean plastic containers to take your juice away in but we will have plastic bottles to sell at 50p each.

We’d also welcome volunteers to help with the pressing, bottling and serving of customers. It’s great fun and so if you’re free to volunteer some time please do send your contact details to mark@tasteandflavour.co.uk

Find out more at www.lewesoctoberfeast.com

TTL September Social

7.30pm, Monday 25 September 2017, The Lewes Arms

  Don't miss the monthly Transition Town Lewes get-together. If you're new to TTL or just want to find out more, come along and share your ideas, whether you're interested in local food growing, renewable energy, green transport, inspiring films and talks, or something else. Everyone warmly welcome. Call Juliet on 07887 556 177. (There's no room booked so just wander round until you see our sign!)

Fermenting Ideas

Daphne Lambert in conversation with Anni Townend

Saturday 30th September, 3.30 – 6:00pmSubud Centre, 26a Station Street.

  • Tantalise your tastebuds with fermented foods made using local produce. 
  • Explore the fermentation process & what it can teach us about working together. 
  • Can we ferment ideas that break down barriers & help us nourish each other?

Ticket price £15.pp, concessions £7.pp, available from Sue Flemming: suemfleming@gmail.com tel 07855777715. Tickets can be collected by arrangement at Lewes Friday Food Market.

Further information daphne@greencuisinetrust.org

Making Lewes autumn events

Collaborative Kaleidoscope
Fridays 29th September – 3rd November
This autumn Making Lewes presents Collaborative Kaleidoscope, a series of events celebrating the richness and diversity of local, national and global makers. 

Friday 13 October, Lewes: Duncan Baker-Brown – materials re-use and circular economy.

All events listed on the Making Lewes website

Book launch: The Reuse Atlas by Duncan Baker-Brown

7.30pm, Friday 13 October, Fitzroy House, Friars Walk, Lewes, FREE


World-renowned local architect Duncan Baker-Brown has chosen Lewes as the venue to launch his new, ground-breaking book, The Re-use Atlas: A Designer's Guide Towards a Circular Economy.

The Re-use Atlas explores how all types of design can manage use of precious resources through the processes of reduction, re-use and recycling.

Featuring case studies from the worlds of textile and fashion design, product design, interior architecture, architecture and urban design, Baker-Brown aims to show how we could move from a resource-intensive 'linear' global economy to a more sustainable 'circular' economy that mimics the natural world.

Duncan Baker-Brown is well known as the architect behind The Waste House in Brighton, the UK's first permanent building constructed from rubbish, including DVD cases, toothbrushes and two tonnes of denim offcuts. Read the Guardian article here... 

The launch at Fitzroy House will include a talk by Baker-Brown and a panel discussion. A licensed bar is available.


Fast Fashion: What Do Your Clothes Really Cost?

Discussion and Clothes Swap

Join the discussion on Friday 13th October 2017 at King’s Church, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY (opposite Homebase) – 7.30pm.

We may pride ourselves on our green credentials, yet few of us consider the environmental impact of the clothes we wear – let alone the cost to those involved in making them. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Fashion can be ethical…

Find out more in a talk organised by Alternative Lewes, and chaired by its founder, Anthea Barbary.

Bring along unwanted items of clothing to take part in a post-talk clothes swap — the ultimate in eco-friendly fashion fun! Both men and women welcome! More...

Friends of Lewes Illustrated Talk


Thursday, October 19th, 7.45pm in the Town Hall Lecture Room.

"The Ouse Catchment: Flooding, Nature and Management". A two-presenter talk: Peter King from the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust & a speaker from the Environment Agency.

Building the Rampion Wind Farm: the Inside Story

Chris Tomlinson, Rampion’s Development Manager, will be sharing the challenges they’ve had to overcome in building the windfarm, both on & offshore. It has been a huge feat of engineering, both onshore and offshore.
7.30 pm, Wednesday 15th November at the Elephant and Castle.

Landport Community Garden - Volunteers

Landport Community Garden is looking for volunteers...


They say "Come and join us gardening, grow vegetables, fruit, flowers. Just turn up on Mondays from 1pm, go through blue door on right of old farmhouse/flats at the end of Landport - Hayward Road.

For more information ring 01273 475 480 or email davidgray194@gmail.com"

Follow them on Facebook...

Lewes Friday Food Market

Don't forget... every Friday morning at the Market Tower, Market Street, Lewes

It's bursting with fresh, seasonal, local produce and competitively priced. See you there!

Lewes Food Market is run by a not for profit, Community Interest Company: Lewes Local, which was set up by Transition Town Lewes Food Group. 

Contact the coordinator (tel: 07824711727) or go via the Lewes Food Market website...

Lewes Organic Allotment Project

Wednesday mornings, 9.30am-12.30pm, Nevill

The Lewes Organic Allotment Project  is a community allotment in Nevill which is also used as a demonstration site for workshops, composting instruction days, school trips, and more.

See the Common Cause website for more info.

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