The Con Club

Welcome to Lewes Con Club, a private, mainly volunteer-run, not-for-profit social club and live entertainment venue, open every day to its members and non-members.

The Con Club barSituated in the centre of the beautiful historic town of Lewes, county town of East Sussex, with its easy access to and from the city of Brighton and Hove and a direct rail link to London, Lewes Con Club consists of a large bar area, opening up to a function room with a professional music stage. Beyond the bar is a spacious garden and barbeque area.

The Con Club's CAMRA award winning bar is managed to a high standard with real ales, featuring guest ales and of course our local Harveys Best Bitter, plus other beers, lagers, ciders, wines and spirits.

Next to the bar is the function room for music, meetings and live entertainment that can seat up to 150 people. The room includes a fully equipped sound stage with digital mixing desk and a professional lighting system suitable for music and other events.

Members can hire the function room for private parties, meetings etc. The club also has a professionally equipped kitchen able to cater for parties and other events.

The Con Club stageThere are regular live music events on Friday nights, most of which are free to club members. There are also frequent live music events on other days of the week and on the last Sunday afternoon of each month there is 'Music in the Bar'. Non-members are welcome on all music nights and Sunday afternoons. There are also regular comedy and other events. Please note that some events do have an entrance fee.

There are other regular evening sessions such as Lewes Lewkulele on Mondays (see www.lewkulele.org) and Lindy Hop on Tuesdays (see www.sussexswing.co.uk).

Socialising, drinking, talking, laughing, listening, watching, dancing - it's all right here at Lewes Con Club. Come and join us.


The Lewes Ripple

THE RIPPLE AT THE CON CLUB MAY 2019

What's the Ripple? Hopefully the start of something big!

It’s a coming together of musical talent in Lewes on the first Bank Holiday weekend in May. The Ripple is a not-for-profit event that delivers a four-day cluster of live performances and party nights under a single banner.

Participants so far include The Con Club, Rocket FM, Depot Cinema, Union Music, Starfish, Si’s Sounds, The Royal Oak, Radio Lewes and The Oyster project.

It’s a ripple right now but with a fair wind, and your support, the organisers hope to expand the concept to embrace a three-day town-wide event in 2020. This would include the classical community, ancient and modern folk and choral groups of all sizes. Young musicians in particular would benefit from an event on this scale.

The Con Club is pleased to be hosting several of the Ripple events...

A Right Rocket Rave-UpFRIDAY EVENING - A RIGHT ROCKET RAVE UP
DJ King Mob + live performances.
Expect the unexpected!

Sam CookeSATURDAY AFTERNOON - SOUL STIRRER
The legend of Sam Cooke in words & song.
Performed by Steve ‘Snips’ Parsons and band.

Max MezzowaveSATURDAY EVENING - BLACKLIGHT + SEPIA SHADOWS
Max Mezzowave debuts his new outfit Blacklight, fusing neo-soul, funk, deep grooves, jazz and electronica with cinematic visuals to create a mesmerising live experience.
Support by favourites Max and Beth of Sepia Shadows.

starfish studiosSUNDAY AFTERNOON - STARFISH GOES ACOUSTIC
The Con Club's very special April/May "Sunday in the Bar" has been moved one week from the end of April to the May Bank Holiday weekend in order to be part of The Ripple and features some of Starfish's best young solo performers - Hannah G, Luna, Rosa and Theo. Not to be missed!

Femme BrûléeSUNDAY EVENING - FEMME BRULÉE
Disco Party hosted by DJ Sharon Makgill.
Women on the door, women on the decks and women on the dance floor.

The Ripple - May Day Bank Holiday weekend, 3rd - 6th May 2019, profits to local causes such as Starfish, Rocket FM and Lewes Radio. See https://www.lewesripple.uk/ for full details of all the events.

contact iconLewes Con Club

139 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XS
United Kingdom

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Sundays in the Bar

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Our Sundays in the Bar project uncovered...

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Function Room

Club Members can hire the function room for parties, meetings and other events, especially on Saturday evenings. Rates are very reasonable and we can provide all sorts of additional resources to make your evening go with a swing!

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Opening HoursOpening Hours

Monday to Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Sunday
12 noon - 8 pm

N.B. Hours may be extended on gig nights.

MEMBERSHIP

The current membership year started on 24th June 2018.

Renewals are CLOSED now, but new membership applications are very welcome and it's always a great time to join!

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questions iconQ & A

Q - Where are you?
A - We're located at 139 High Street in Lewes town centre. If you're coming by road from the Brighton direction we're on the left, just after Shelleys Hotel before the bottleneck and next door to Lewes Old Grammar School (see the map below).

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