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Winter Solstice Ceremony and Sound Bath
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Solstice Ceremony and Sound Bath

  • Barcombe Mills Road Lewes, England, BN8 United Kingdom (map)
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Enter the stillness of Winter Solstice with ceremony, journeying and time for reflection with Ali Rabjohns and Anthea Barbary. 

Ali is an an experienced practitioner of Andean energy medicine, a teacher and an artist. Ali has spent time in Peru working with a range of medicine men and women, participating in Amazonian medicine plant ceremonies and in Inca ceremonies in the High Andes. More details about Ali's shamanic work can be found on 

Anthea is the founder of Alternative Lewes, and is passionate about promoting alternative businesses and practitioners. For the past 21 years, she has been practising acupuncture, hypnotherapy and Reiki, 16 of those years in Lewes.

Special guests and international artists Michael Ormiston and Candida Valentino will be offering a Deep Healing Sound Bath . Michael Ormiston is the UK's most experienced Mongolian Khöömii (Overtone) Singer, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and therapeutic sound practitioner.

Candida is presently developing soundtransformations workshops with Michael Ormiston. She uses healing sounds both in individual sessions as well as in concerts around the U.K and in Europe. 

Find more info about their work on:

There will be plenty of chairs available to sit on. Please bring a blanket to keep warm and a yoga mat to lie on if preferred.
Hot/cold non - alcoholic drinks and some snacks will be available after the main event. Please pay to book as we sold out last year. Tickets will be £20 .

Please bring blankets/ yoga mat or cushions to lie on and a pen and paper for notes. 

Contact: to book directly, or call her on 07528614747.Directions to venue are here:

From the A26 take the Barcombe Mills Road at Clayhill. Keep on this road for approximately 2 miles. Passing Church Lane on the left 100 yards further you will find Barcombe Village Hall on the right. If you reach Mongers Mead you will have gone too far. 

From the A275 just north of Cooksbridge you will find The Rainbow public house - take the road signed to Barcombe. Follow this road (Town LIttleworth Road) for approximately 11/2 miles then take the right turn and follow the road into Barcombe Village. At the roundabout turn right onto the Barcombe Mills Road and follow this road to the outskirts of the village, passing Mongers Mead on your right, a few yards further on Barcombe Village Hall is situated on the left.

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Achieving your Natural Weight is an Inside Job
7:30 PM19:30

Achieving your Natural Weight is an Inside Job

Achieving your natural weight is an inside job

Why, when we've decided not to eat something, does our hand reach out and our mouth open?

Getting to our natural weight is not just about nutrition - we have to embrace our relationship with food, the psychology behind our eating habits, and what it means to truly nourish our body and soul.

Through her work as a Nutrition and Life Coach, Katy Landis addresses the root cause of emotional eating, as well as addictions to certain foods and behaviours.
Katy uses her own journey and transformation of losing 50lbs, without ever going hungry, to empower others to create lasting change.

Katy Landis, in discussion with Anthea Barbary (Founder of Alternative Lewes), will be exploring these issues followed by Questions and Answers.

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Fast Fashion: What Do Your Clothes Really Cost? - Discussion and Clothes Swap
7:30 PM19:30

Fast Fashion: What Do Your Clothes Really Cost? - Discussion and Clothes Swap

  • King’s Church, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY (map)
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Fast Fashion: What Do Your Clothes Really Cost?

Discussion and Clothes Swap

We may pride ourselves on our green credentials, yet few of us consider the environmental impact of the clothes we wear – let alone the cost to those involved in making them. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Fashion can be ethical…

Find out more in a talk organised by Alternative Lewes, and chaired by its founder, Anthea Barbary.

Speaker Faith Leeves is a recent graduate of the London College of Fashion and one of the founders of the sustainable lingerie brand Lara Intimates. Utilising reclaimed fabric and operating a zero waste policy, the forward-thinking company is also working to find sustainable alternatives to bra underwires and padding.

Speaker Mica Lamb has been involved in the fashion industry for almost 30 years and is the co-founder of Asphalt Flowers, an online children’s clothing store that stocks ethical, sustainable kids’ clothes. She is passionate about ethical and eco fashion design, and an active campaigner in the fight against ‘fast fashion’.

Speaker Jo Bunner is an Alternative Image Consultant who wants to dispel any myths around modern fashion, and what you 'should' have in your wardrobe. It has been 5 years since Jo has bought anything new, and says 'forget the shops'.
She will also be giving tips on style, and how to make the most out of the clothes swap.

Bring along unwanted items of clothing to take part in a post-talk clothes swap — the ultimate in eco-friendly fashion fun! Both men and women welcome!

Please bring fewer, good quality items.

Join the discussion on Friday 13th October 2017 at King’s Church, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY (opposite Homebase) – 7.30pm.

Licensed bar/Plenty of parking

Discussion 7.30pm–9.30pm/ Clothes Swap 9.30pm–11.00pm.

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Meat? Dairy? Both? Or Neither? A discussion on how we decide what to eat…
7:30 PM19:30

Meat? Dairy? Both? Or Neither? A discussion on how we decide what to eat…

In the wake of films such as Cowspiracy, many more of us are questioning whether or not to eat meat and dairy. But is it necessary — or even desirable — to become fully vegan, or is there a middle way?

Speaker Peter Brown is the director of the Biodynamic Association and has farmed biodynamically all his life, first in South Africa, and then in Germany, before moving to Tablehurst Farm in Sussex in 1994. 

Speaker Mark Killick has been a nutritional therapist since 2007, with clinics in London and Brighton. He is Technical & Strategic Relations Manager for the Alliance for Natural Health International, was the nutritionist for the Glenn Hoddle Football Academy in Spain, and has worked as a consultant on the Channel 4 television programme 10 Years Younger.

Speaker Dominik Schnell is the co-creator of inSpiral foods and runs a vegan cafe in London. He is passionate about inspiring people to make positive change, and believes that food holds many of the keys to a better future for humanity.

Chair Sian Thomas recently became involved with the production of locally sourced, organic meat, after her shepherd partner bought a flock of organic lambs. Raised as a vegetarian, she has been vegan and pescatarian in the past, but now eats local, organic or wild, non-mass-produced meat.

Join the discussion at 7.30pm on Friday 10 February 2017 at Pelham House, Lewes.

Adult - £8

Full time students/16 and under - £6

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