Gin Night update

Due to a sudden and unforeseen change in circumstances, the Gin Tasting Evening this coming Saturday has had to be cancelled.
All monies will be refunded to the ticket purchasing card. This may take a couple of days to show up on your statements. Please let me know if there is any discrepancy.
It is hoped that this event can be re-scheduled in the near future, and if so will be advertised on the Southover Bonfire Society website and Facebook page as usual.
Thank you for your interest and support,
With apologies on behalf of Mark Ridgwell.

Grab your 2017 SBS bumper Bonfire Programme on sale now!

programme   ian cumming

Celebrity Bake Off contestant and SBS member Ian Cumming shares an exclusive bonfire night recipe; there’s the secrets of our Monks’ Bell Cart revealed; you can find out all the stories behind the stories of what makes Southover Bonfire Society such a great community group and find out about the night’s processions in our bumper 2017 programme on sale now. At a bargain £2 a copy, you get 64-pages of fiery fun and frolics. What’s not to love? Pick up a copy from The Swan, The King’s Head, Lewes Tourist Information Office among other Lewes outlets. Alternatively, look out for the distinctive red and black striped guernseys worn by our door-to-door SBS programme power sellers coming to your neighbourhood in the run up to the big night on November 4.

Badge nights reminder

badge night

These nights are for SBS members who have renewed online and paid.  If you have a junior who is a member you must have an adult renew and pay who has read and signed the disclaimer and who is responsible for them on bonfire night. All members should have had an invitation to renew online. If you haven’t had anything, please check your spam or contact with a current email address as soon as you can. Remember, you need your badge and your membership card (and you need them on you!) in order to process on November 4. Advance! (Stop press: the family badge night on October 22 is now from 3pm-5.30pm as Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society has re arranged its fireworks for that evening.)

Photos from the Fifth and beyond

From the ever-lovely James McCauley:


The first batch of fantastic photos from Lewes on the 5th and Badge Night are available now to view and order:
Huge thanks to our incredibly talented (and fearless) photographers: Ian Cumming, Nigel Powell, Carlotta Junger Luke, Emma Howard, James Thatcher, Hugh Wilton and Fergus Kennedy.
Go and see if you can find yourself!

Call for Volunteers

Call for volunteers at the SBS Firesite running up to and after the 5th November (Stanley Turner Rugby Ground)

> Monday 31st October 2016
Volunteers for taking delivery, unloading and erecting the fence around the pyro site.

> Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Volunteers needed to take delivery of fire site items and help remove gaps in fence to hockey pitch, set up site office etc.
Continue reading “Call for Volunteers”

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

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

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Festival 21