Due to competition from the FA cup final and a royal wedding we have decided to change the date of the 2018 May Fayre, which will now be happening on Sunday the 20th. True, we set our date before Harry and Meghan set theirs, but they’ll probably be tired and want a lie in on the Saturday and we’d hate for them to miss the Fayre, so we’ve gracefully agreed to adjust our plans. Please update your diaries & we’ll see you in May.
Well that was good wasn’t it? A really special bonfire for many – excellent planning and preparation, a Society of committed and experienced members and a touch of good fortune with the weather made 2017 a year to remember. And to make sure it stays fresh in your memory the SBS photographers have produced yet another spectacular crop of photographs from the evening.
Buying photos is a great way to put a bit of money back into the Society, and to give you some fantastic souvenirs or gifts for friends and loved ones. Check the Photos page now to see this years’ selection. With thanks as always to all the photographers on the night, Ian Cumming, Emma Howard, Fergus Kennedy, Nigel Powell, Willie Robb and Hugh Wilton, and to James McCauley for hosting the galleries.
SBS Members – your fire site needs you!
Bonfire night is approaching fast and it’s time to for volunteers to step forward and be part of creating the new fire site at the Convent Field. We have fantastic people in the fire site team but we need more volunteers for the set up and take down of the site.
Continue reading “Firesite Volunteers”
The dates for this year’s outmeetings are up on the Outmeetings page now – and you can book tickets today! Our new online booking service is up and running so you can be sure of your seat on the bus when the date comes around. Follow the link on the Outmeetings page. Roaring thanks to the Outmeetings Team for setting this up.
That’s the way to do it! We are pleased to announce that globe-trotting Punch & Judy performer Robert Styles is putting on a show for us at the Rook Inn on Friday 8th September.
You may remember that last year a cryptic appeal for volunteers was sent out to take part in a Remembrance Sunday event. This year, with more time to plan and greater involvement from others in the town, the event will be going ahead on 12th November. This will be a torchlit procession. Each person in the procession will represent one of the people on the war memorial.
Southover Open Gardens, Lewes
Sunday June 11
2.30pm to 5pm (several gardens open until 6pm)
Fancy spending a summer Sunday looking at secret gardens in the historic town of Lewes? Southover’s annual Open Gardens event offers a unique opportunity to do just that. There are a wide range of gardens to see, including several new ones, from large traditional English to small, more modern interpretations. Proceeds go to Southover Bonfire Society’s fireworks funds.
The May Fayre tombola stall needs your help – please raid your cupboards!
If you have any bottles, toiletries, toys, gifts or any items new or in good condition that you would like to donate for the Southover Bonfire Tombola please contact Louise Woollard on 07710132789 or at email@example.com or private message on Facebook.
Monks of St Pancras, we need 3 of you to help pull the Bell Cart for an hour in the procession at the beginning of the May Fayre, through Cliff High Street and out to the Priory (our spiritual home) approx from 10 – 11am.
Please contact Julian direct if you want to join in.