What’s Happening at Each Venue
- Map of Venues
- The Albion
- Alexandra Park
- The Crown
- The Dolphin
- Electric Palace
- First In Last Out
- The Jenny Lind
- The Plough Inn
- The Printworks
- St Mary in the Castle
- The Stag
- Ye Olde Pump House
- Aroma, Hanushka, Jerwood Gallery & Sham City
Tuesday May 2, 20:30 Irish music sessionAn open session of Irish music and song led by experienced players. Players with a strong repertoire of Irish music are welcome to join in; all are welcome to listen.
Wednesday May 3, 14:00 English traditional musicAn informal session playing mainly English tunes on acoustic instruments. Anyone is welcome to start tunes or just follow. The occasional song would also be welcome. Join in or listen.
Wednesday May 3, 20:30 Los TwanguerosFeaturing Andy Neate on guitar and lapsteel; Nana Tsiboe, percussion; Jimmy Gulliver, drums and cajon; Matt Juckes keyboards and flute; Colin Gibson, bass; George Macdonald, congas. Their shows create a lovely soundscape of musical styles from all over the world, music to dance and loose yourself to. www.lostwangueros.com
Thursday May 4, 20:30 PocketsizeSelf penned and traditional “Old Time” American numbers. Husband and wife team Darren and Liz Overs-Pearson (joined by Richard who plays a T chest bass that he makes sound like a double bass and adds a beautiful falsetto third harmony) combine modesty with unassuming brilliance. These guys had a number 1 hit with their song “Walking” in one of the mainstream charts in the US of A! www.soundcloud.com/psize
Friday May 5, 20:30 United Stoats Of America
The Stoats take the essence of bluegrass, rockabilly & skiffle and add some rock solid drumming, transforming other people songs into something totally unique. They have appeared at some of London’s finest alt country venues. www.myspace.com/unitedstoatsofamerica
Saturday May 6, 12:30 The Hastings May QueenPageant and Garland www.facebook.com/hastingsmayqueen/
Thursday May 4, 19:00 PluralbabyFeaturing ‘Notes From Underground' & ‘Bird Wandering Off’ and ‘DJ Pluralbaby’ the rarest cuts of near folk, and distant relations.
Tuesday May 2, 21:00 Tune RaidersA mixture of Irish and folk music; a wonderful atmosphere which certainly gets your feet tapping.
Friday May 5, 20:30 TitusEclectic acoustic music presented with humour. www.titusfolk.com
Thursday 4 May: 11am Flicker and Pulse (U)Includes Q&A with director: Brian McClave & Tom Wichelow Tickets: Silver Screen special £5 (includes free tea & coffee, plus B-Movies) – see www.electricpalacecinema.com for details. A striking and poignant portrayal of time passing in a beautiful Sussex walled garden. Using real-time and time-lapse footage, the film explores the relationship between the seasons and the plants and people who work within the walls of the garden. Locked into the clock of the solar system, the garden performs its annual display, guided by the ritualistic human intervention of those passionately engaged with its soil. The film takes the form of a contemplative visual poem with a stunning soundtrack by Wendy Rae Fowler.
Thursday 4 May, 8 pm Flicker and Pulse (U)Includes Q&A with director: Brian McClave & Tom Wichelow Tickets: £8 (concessions: £7) – see www.electricpalacecinema.com for details; also check the special Thursday night meal and movie deal with Cafe Maroc. See this morning’s performance at (11am) for film details.
Friday 5 May, 8 pm Film – Blackbird (15)Jamie Chambers 2013, 90mins Tickets: £8 (concessions: £7) – see www.electricpalacecinema.com for details. The film follows the efforts of a passionate young man, Ruadhan, to keep alive the traditions in his sleepy village, where the singing is scarce and the jobs are scarcer. Seeing new businesses arrive, and elderly bards and songsmiths die out or give up the ghost, Ruadhan takes it upon himself to fight back and prove that his past has a place in the future. Featuring legendary performers Norman Maclean and Sheila Stewart, Blackbird brings Scotland’s most loved folk music and storytelling heroes to the big screen.
Saturday 6 May, 8 pm Film – BurroughsThe Movie (15) Howard Brookner 1983, 90mins Tickets: £8 (concessions: £7) – see www.electricpalacecinema.com for details. With intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet fi lmed over the course of five years, Brookner’s documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed in 2011 when the late director’s nephew, discovered a print and spearheaded a restoration. This invigorating portrait was brought to life with the help of a remarkable crew of friends, including Jim Jarmusch and Tom DiCillo and features on-screen appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Patti Smith, and Terry Southern.
Sunday 7 May, 3:30 pm “High in The Old Oak Tree”with Ed Boxall, plus Tim Hoyte Tickets: £5 – see www.electricpalacecinema.com for details. Stories and songs inspired by Celtic folk tales, with Ed Boxall and Tim Hoyte. Local artist, writer and performer Ed Boxall has long been inspired by celtic myths - stories where other worlds are hidden inside hills, across the sea or in the leaves of old trees. Ed will be performing a selection of his stories, along with excerpts from the myths themselves. The show will include projections of his illustrations, spoken word, song and music. Ed will be joined by multi instrumentalist Tim Hoyte who has composed unique music with Ed to accompany the performances. A magical afternoon for adults and children 5+ years old. www.edboxall.co.uk
Tuesday May 2, 21:00 Equatorial Group
Sounding like Crazy Horse colliding with Fleetwood Mac on a dusty road, The Equatorial Group are five friends from the East Sussex wilds sharing their love of one-note guitar solos, stormy seas and heartache. Twe, Andy, Dave, James and Helen can produce a gentle landscape of sparkling harmonies or a thirst-inducing ramshackle racket, as the moment takes them. www.theequatorialgroup.bandcamp.com
Thursday May 4, 20:45 Titus
Titus have always been known for their light hearted approach and their between- song banter can be very entertaining. They cover songs from such diverse artists as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and The Bonzos to 16th century ballad operas (Gammer Gurtons Needle), traditional folk songs and sea shanties, plus a number of original songs. www.titusfolk.com