Local attractions

Lewes Chamber Music Festival

12-14 June 2015

Now in its fourth year, the Lewes Chamber Music Festival has quickly gained a reputation for delivering exciting performances by some of the UK’s leading musicians, giving audiences the chance to discover new and less well-known works, alongside much-loved chamber pieces, all set within intimate venues around the beautiful and historic town of Lewes.

This year features countertenor Iestyn Davies in recital with lutenist Thomas Dunford, the London Haydn Quartet and many other leading musicians – coming together to perform a wide variety of wonderful music, with a particular focus on Haydn.

See the programme details and get your tickets at: www.leweschambermusicfestival.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

The Lewes Speakers’ Festival

17-19 July 2015

The Lewes Speakers’ Festival, which takes place from 17-19 July 2015, brings together a host of interesting writers and speakers such as Dennis Skinner MP, Louis de Bernieres, Christina Lamb, AC Grayling and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

To book, please go to www.lewesspeakersfestival.com