We’ve had 10 magical years of the May Fayre in Lewes but we have decided not to go ahead with it this year: we’re taking a mini break.
For the past decade the May Fayre has been organised by a group of volunteers from Southover Bonfire Society led by the inimitable Mark Ridgwell. As many of you know, Mark did a huge amount with the event – using his energy, inspiration and creativity to bring in some great attractions and to turn it from a brilliant idea into splendid reality. Following his death in December we’ve decided to take a break from the Fayre in 2019 and look at how it can be organised in the future.
Thank you to all our supporters and look out for more details about our May Fayre in 2020, which takes place on Saturday May 16.
We are pleased to announce that SBS will be making a triumphant return to our HQ for this year’s annual dinner. The King’s Head will be hosting SBS on March 23 2019 for an evening of food, drink and music. You can opt to come for the full package or perhaps just join us for a drink and some fun, but please note that if you’d like to eat then you must book tickets in advance.
Tickets are available now via the Events page, or for full information including menus and times please go to our Universe ticketing page.
A timely reminder to all smugglers of the correct uniform for marching on the 5th. Be sure to dress correctly as this makes our exceptional ranks of three all the more splendid, and because you may be asked to leave the procession if incorrectly attired.
Tickets for the Southover Bonfire Society firesite 2018 are currently on sale at the Tourist Information Centre, St Pancras Stores, the Kings Head and The Swan. They will also be available on the 5th at the Kings Head. Tickets are £5 each and the public entrance to The Convent Field is via Priory Street (processing members entrance is via Cockshut Road). Gates open at 9:30pm.
A word from our Commander-in-Chief regarding marine flares:
Rumours have been circulating of late about the use of marine flares in processions and other bonfire events, so to provide clarity here is a summary of the current situation regarding these items.
The police have instructed all bonfire societies that this year they will be adopting a zero-tolerance policy on use of marine flares at all bonfire events, including the 5th Continue reading “Flares Have Gone Out of Fashion”