Tourism attractions in the local area
Lewes Chamber Music Festival
(3 miles from Glyndebourne)
27 - 29 June
Now in it's third year, the Lewes Chamber Music Festival is gaining a reputation for celebrating some of the best music ever written for chamber ensembles and singers. This year, more than 15 musicians of international repute, will come to Lewes and perform 8 concerts over one weekend in church venues across Lewes and in Firle village. Included in the 2014 programme are piano trios by Haydn and Beethoven; Brahms Lieder sung by young baritone Jonathan McGovern; String quartets by Beethoven and Teneyev and a world premiere by young composer Kate Whitley. The rare opportunity to hear music performed at such a level outside the big cities of the UK, and in an intimate, ‘festival’ atmosphere makes it an unmissable weekend of concerts for music-lovers! Look at our website for full details of all the programmes, and how to get tickets.
Love Supreme Jazz Festival
(1 mile from Glyndebourne)
4 - 6th July
Fast becoming one of the must-see live music events of the year, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival will present an array of international stars when it returns to Glynde Place this summer. Taking place 4-6 July 2014 the acclaimed 3-day event presented by Jazz FM is back for a second year delivering a world-class programme that boasts the likes of multi-million-selling Grammy and Golden Globe winner Jamie Cullum, legendary hip-hop act De La Soul, platinum selling Irish rockabilly star Imelda May, double Brit Award nominee Laura Mvula, a special 25th anniversary show from legendary R&B outfit Soul II Soul featuring original vocalist Caron Wheeler, and Grammy-winning Gregory Porter amongst many others. Set against the stunning backdrop of the South Downs, Love Supreme is the first festival to combine a classic, British, camping festival experience with a jazz & soul bill in 20 years.
Lewes Speakers Festival 2014
(3 miles from Glyndebourne)
18 - 20 July
This year’s Lewes Speakers Festival, which takes place from 18th to 20th of July 2014 (at www.lewesspeakersfestival.com) brings together our best line-up yet. Amongst others: Polly Toynbee locks horns with former cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken in a debate about Margaret Thatcher’s legacy; Ann Widdecombe and Jonathan Meades tell their life stories; and former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Peter Hain describes his parents fight against apartheid. Kate Adie outlines women’s contribution to WW1 and the legacy they left to UK society; Guardian journalists Luke Harding and David Leigh relate the story of Wikileaks and the Snowden files; David Torrance gives the inside story of the Scottish independence debate and the acclaimed BBC presenter John Sweeney describes his experiences of what life is like inside North Korea. There are historians too, with: the Samuel Johnson prize winner Lucy Hughes-Hallett outlining the life of the fascist Gabrielle D’Anunzio and best-selling author Alison Weir describing Elizabeth the First’s dramatic marriage games.
Tickets are now available at www.lewesspeakersfestival.com
Farley Farm House
(8.4 miles from Glyndebourne)
Tucked away in the Sussex countryside Farley Farm House conjures up an extraordinary atmosphere that testifies to its position as a meeting place for some of the key personalities in twentieth century art.
Lee Miller and Roland Penrose came to live in Farley Farm House in 1949 and for the next thirty five years they amassed a collection of contemporary art treasures, many created by their friends and visitors including Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Paul Éluard and Joan Miró. These works and numerous others are exhibited in the house alongside those of Penrose and Miller giving the visitor a fascinating look into the Surrealist world.
Today the collection is managed by the Penrose family as a privately run archive and museum. Each Sunday (April – October) the house, sculpture garden and gallery open to visitors. Private group tours can also be arranged.
Plan your visit at farleyfarmhouse.co.uk