Caught by the River

Caught by the River Day Out

28th April 2023

Some timings, courtesy of Mathew Clayton, for our MAYDAY! MAYDAY! event in Kingston nr Lewes tomorrow…

Village Green (behind the Juggs pub)

10am Mask making workshop for children and adults with artist Sarah Sparkes

11-11.40am Maypole Dancing on village green with the Pillars of Wonder

Parish Hall 

MC John Andrews

Midday 12.15pm A short film by Danny Hammond

12.15-1pm Ian Marchant, author of One Fine Day will be talking about village life in early 18th Century Sussex interview by Mathew Clayton

2.15-3pm The artist Stanley Donwood talking about his book Bad Island

3.30-4.15pm Lucy Jones interviewed by Julian Mash about her book Losing Eden

5pm- 6pm Stone Club with guests Alex Woodcock and Beatrice Searle. Short film from Local Psycho introducing the Hurdy Stone

6pm Procession to Lovebrook Farm from the Parish Hall led by the Bald Knobbers for the encoding of the Hurdy Stone

7pm-onwards Pub! 

Plus at some point in the evening we will probably take the Maypole onto the Downs if anyone wants to come up for a final dance.


There will be a bookstall in the Parish Hall and an opportunity to get books signed after each event. 


The Juggs Pub is a minute from the Parish Hall. They will be serving food all day, but it will be busy as it is a bank holiday. Please book if you want to guarantee a table 01273 472523. 

My daughter Stella will be selling tea, coffee and cake at the Parish Hall.

There is a farm shop selling pastries, quiches and bread at Lovebrook on the Street this will be open from 9am-1.30pm.

Picnics – please feel free to bring a picnic. You can sit on the village green or take it up to the field that the Gurdy Stone is in at Lovebrook Farm (the views are amazing). But please if you are taking food onto Lovebrook leave no trace. There are no rubbish bins there – you will need to take everything away with you.

Nice places to buy picnic food in Lewes include Cacchia and Tails by the station and the Flint Owl Bakery on the High Street.


You can park in the pub car park or on Wellgreen Lane (the main road through the village). Please don’t park on The Street as this can cause problems for emergency services being accessing the houses further along.


In the Parish Hall and the pub. None at Lovebrook.


There is a taxi rank at Lewes station. It cost about £10 to get to Kingston. GM Taxis also have an office by the station you can book a cab with them on  01273 477567.

Weather is looking good. See you all on Saturday.