Festival 21 – volunteers needed

There’s an awesome event on 3rd September which is also a great fundraiser for Southover BS.

We need people to run a bar for a massive public event (3,000
people at Danny House,) and also to form a guard of honour in full Southover colours with burning torches. There are copious attractions to be enjoyed throughout the day and into the evening including a Son et Lumière show (for more details go to http://www.festival21.co.uk/programme/).

At least 20 people are needed all day, and the event raises money for local hospices too.

Email advance@southoverbs.com or southoverbs.events@gmail.com


Festival 21





Firey Piece Wrapping

Our next upcoming event is another firey piece wrapping session at the Swan, Sunday 10th July 9:30 – 11:30. No experience is necessary so do come along and lend a hand – see your hard work go up in flames on the 5th!

The Membership Team will be on hand again to take renewals and they would love to see you and get you signed up for 2016.

Hope to see you there.

Nevill Extravaganza – SBS Needs You

This Saturday 11th June is the annual Nevill Extravaganza, and SBS still needs volunteers to help run the wet stocks – if you have an hour or so to spare on Saturday afternoon please drop Pat O’Toole a line at membership@southoverbs.com

We’re also still on the lookout for Tug-O-War competitors so if you’re feeling strong please contact Richard Moore at smugglers@southoverbs.com. Glory awaits! We’re also trying to raise a women’s team so please drop Richard a line if you’d like to take part. There is talk of a badge…

Nevill Extravaganza

Open Gardens 2016

Our fabulous Open Gardens event is coming up this weekend, details on the poster below. What better way could there be to spend your Sunday afternoon than by exploring some of Lewes’ hidden green spaces?

Open Gardens 2016

Diary Dates Update

Further to the post about wood collecting and fiery piece prep we can announce that the Membership Team be will be on hand at the fiery piece prep to handle membership renewals.

So join us at the Swan from 9:30am – 11:30am on Sunday 5th June and Sunday 19th June to help prepare the fiery pieces for the 5th, and bring along your chequebook if you’d like to renew your membership for 2016.

Contact Jon Gower if you’d like to know more about wood collecting or the Membership Team if you’d like more information about renewals.



Diary Dates

There are three more ways to get involved with the society coming up soon, see below for details. Hope to see you there!

1) Wood collection – Saturday 4th June.

Another morning in Bonny’s Wood, collecting brushwood to dress our Bonfire. Cut and make more hazel flag poles, learn how to use a draw-knife to strip bark and of course there will be tea and sausages.

Meet at the Swan Car Park 09:00 sharp. Please let John Gower know if you can come or if you need a lift. Continue reading “Diary Dates”