Brass band and fireworks - Proms in the Park

Proms in the Paddock is a great opportunity to support one of the oldest bonfire societies in Lewes. Commercial Square Bonfire Society (CSBS) was founded in 1855. Later in the century some of its members went to the USA to work on the railways. While there they witnessed how badly the Native American population was treated, and on their return to Lewes decided to wear North American Indian costumes to help raise the profile of their plight. The Indian motif became the society’s emblem and leading costume.

Proms in the Paddock, is organized in conjunction with Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass - Lewes’ town band - and all funds raised on Saturday night will go towards supporting their respective activities for the rest of the year. LGB Brass will play a selection of proms favourites, which will culminate in a firework finale played to the 1812 Overture. CSBS’s Chairman Jon Botting told Viva Lewes that “Proms in the Paddock is an opportunity for Commercial Square to use the great depth of resources within the Society to organise a great fun event for the people of Lewes to enjoy, showing another aspect to our pyrotechnical skills which is not always evident on November 5th." Doors open at 5pm and there will be a BBQ, veggie food stall, bar and even a Pimms bar to whet your appetite, not to mention the traditional tombola, tea tent and CSBS merchandise stall. So lay a blanket down and make the most of the balmy summer evening, topped off by what Lewes does best - fireworks. KA

Proms in the Paddock – where there’s muck there’s brass…
and fireworks
The Paddock
When? 29th July. 5pm, concert starts at 7.30pm
How Much? £5/£6 on gate; £2.50/£3 on gate for children.

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