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Ale and Hearty final event – 2014

Strike a Light hosted a project book launch recently in Lewes (January 2014).

This involved a drop-in crafts workshop to make slumber pillows using heritage local hops, showcasing our Ale and Hearty project exhibition, a screening of our Ale Tales film, wild food cafe, and free beer tasting.

The hit of the evening was a round table discussion about brewing with Miles Jenner, Master Brewer from Harveys Brewery, David Muggleton – Editor of The Sussex DrinkerGodfrey Broster the brewing vicar, and John Copper of the singing Copper Family.

We had a packed house and a great time, in part due to the generous beer provisions donated by Harveys of Lewes!

Ale and Hearty was an HLF funded social history project about brewing and related agriculture and industry around Lewes.

This project is now finished – 2014


Ale and Hearty – final celebration event

hop pickingCelebration times c’mon!

We’re looking forward to hosting our final celebration event for the Ale and Hearty project in Lewes, East Sussex on Saturday 18th January.

This will be a culmination of our 12 month Heritage Lottery funded project and will showcase our exhibition, postcards, book about the heritage and education around this theme, as well as a panel of speakers including Miles Jenner –  the master brewer of Harveys Brewery, the Revd Godfrey Broster – brewing chaplain at Rectory Ales, David Muggleton – Editor of the Quaffer and the noted singer and folklorist John Copper. We are lucky to have them all appearing at our event.

We will also have ale, food, activities and all manner of exciting things to  be explored.

The event is free (though donations would be gratefully received to support the work of the hosting organisation Strike a Light), however it is a bookable event, so should you wish to attend this day, then please email aleandheartylewes@gmail.com to book your free .

Image with kind permission of the Hastings Reference Library