Lewes Bonfire Night Celebrations
The biggest 5th November celebration in the world. Being held on Saturday 5th November this year, which means the crowds are likely to be even larger than normal being over the weekend! Our normally quiet Historic Lewes Town becomes a hive of activity. Around 30 bonfire societies and marching bands visit from all over Sussex, spreading across the 7 Lewes Bonfire Societies (Cliffe, Commercial Square, Neville Juvenile, South Street, Southover, Waterloo and Lewes Borough), Lewes Bonfire Council provides information & history on each society. Why not make a weekend of it (but book quickly if so!), Lewes has a lovely ambience, with boutique shops, lovely eateries, walks on the South Downs and places of interest such as Lewes Castle and Anne of Cleves House Museum.
Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street, Lewes
Visit Anne of Cleves House Museum, this beautiful 15th century timber framed Wealden hall house and learn of the part it played in our most famous King, Henry VIII’s life and that of his 4th wife. The café and Tudor tea garden has a separate access to the museum which allows non-museum visitors to enjoy a drink in the setting of this beautiful former home. The kitchen and bedroom are furnished to resemble their appearance at the time of Cleves's ownership.
Lewes Castle stands at the highest point in Lewes, the 1000 year old Norman Castle with impressive Barbican gate was originally called Bray Castle. Built in 1069 by William de Warenne, the 1st Earl of Surrey, the son-in-law of William the Conqueror. You will get beautiful panoramic views across Sussex, and the adjoining Barbican House is a Museum of Sussex archaeology and local collections from Stone Age to medieval times.
Darcey's Masai Winter Collection Event
A reason to visit Lewes before the 5th, is our Masai Event on Thursday 20th October – to celebrate the arrival of the winter collection we will be offering 15% off Masai clothing in store and online, and in store a glass of fizz!
Masai Fortini Knit Top in Khaki
Why not treat yourself to the Masai Fortini knit top in Khaki so versatile, ideal for layering and sure to be a wardrobe staple. Masai are renowned for their cosy boxy winter knits, and this is no exception! It has a marl like appearance and has been knitted from black and beige strands into a boucle style finish. It has a loose but low cowl neck, cap sleeves and seam details running down the front. Great worn over a fine polo neck or long sleeve top.
New in store and online is our Simclan & Vetono AW16 collection
Simclan, one of our German fashion brands represents an uncomplicated, casual and individual look, showing the authentic, feminine touch of the wearer. The concept is based on modern classics with a contemporary look. The designs are ready-to-wear and easy to mix and match.
The philosophy of Vetono Clothing is 'Be Natural'. Easy dressing with creative design and fabrics, make their dresses, tunics and trousers uncomplicated and styled for natural people. Vetono is our other brand designed in Germany and produced to the highest standards, resulting in a stylish product with a premium look and feel.
Whatever the reason of your visit, we hope to see you in Lewes soon!