Sundays in the Bar

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Our Sundays in the Bar project uncovered...

Con Club regulars will remember that once upon a time there used to be music in the bar every Sunday afternoon, but eventually and rather sadly it faded away until it stopped completely. But many people missed it and so, 18 months or so ago, a plot was hatched by club members and musicians Kate Turvey and John Marsh to reinstate it, but on a more-manageable, once-a-month basis. Named "Sundays in the Bar" and held every last Sunday of the month (except during the August holidays), the idea was and still is to create a true club atmosphere with an eclectic mix of good quality live music, where both the artists and the audience really get to communicate with each other - sort of Unplugged and Up-Close. As a quieter, more intimate complement to the full-on music nights in the function room, with an emphasis on the community nature of the club.

It's proved a great success, with artists such as Mike Newsham, The Contenders (unplugged), Steve Parsons of Sharks fame, Hanna Burchell (from the Fold), Talitha Rise, Arcelia and many more, giving memorable performances to packed houses.

Steve Snips Parsons Hanna Burchell Talitha Rise

And now, to whet your appetite, coming up this year in 2019 we have another great selection of live musical entertainment for our Sundays in the Bar, including the following...

July 28th 2019 Steve Williams (Contenders) and the Seema Tree (double bill)
August is holiday time - get out there in the sun!
September 29th 2019 Stuart Bligh (Big Blue)
October 27th 2019 The Contenders Unplugged
November 24th 2019 Steve 'Snips' Parsons

Last Sunday of the month 3:30 - 5:30 pm FREE ENTRY All Welcome. Don't miss it!

Gabriella Romano Louis May Oh Mama Starfish

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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

12 noon - 8 pm

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


The current membership year started on 30th June 2019. Renewals are now closed, but new applications are always welcome.

Please mail all membership enquiries to

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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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