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Magic Lantern & trad music show, Lewes

Valmai Goodyear 17 Mar 11 - 03:53 AM
Will Fly 17 Mar 11 - 05:04 AM
Valmai Goodyear 17 Mar 11 - 06:11 AM
vectis 17 Mar 11 - 09:48 PM
Valmai Goodyear 18 Mar 11 - 06:51 AM
Mo the caller 18 Mar 11 - 09:42 AM
Valmai Goodyear 18 Mar 11 - 12:27 PM
Mo the caller 20 Mar 11 - 06:52 PM
Valmai Goodyear 24 Mar 11 - 03:17 AM
Valmai Goodyear 25 Mar 11 - 07:10 AM
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Subject: Magic Lantern & trad music show, Lewes
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 03:53 AM

FROM FIELD TO FOUNDRY

A Journey with Magic Lantern & Concertinas
Friday 25th. March 8.00 p.m.      Doors open 7.30 p.m.
The Assembly Room, Lewes Town Hall
Tickets £10 (to include an interval drink)
Enquiries & tickets: Sussex Archaeological Society
01273 405373 members@sussexpast.co.uk

Images, traditional songs and readings about life on the land in Sussex at the time the Lewes Phoenix Foundry opened in 1832 and the changes it brought to working people's lives. The show was originally put together for the Lewes Phoenix Oral History Project.

The images are supplied by Allan and Rene Marriott's Magic Lantern, the Victorian ancestor of the slide projector. The show will include many rare slides of old Lewes from the Archaeological Society's private collection, including a feature on a visit by Sanger's Circus in 1886.

The lantern will also show an entertaining group of novelty slides with special effects, many of them humorous.

Music from Spare Parts Concertina Band.

The concertina, invented in 1827 by the great British engineer Sir Charles Wheatstone, was at the height of its popularity at the same time as the Magic Lantern and also when the Phoenix Foundry was at its busiest.

To add to the general effect, the performers will be in costume.

In aid of the Sussex Archaeological Society


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Subject: RE: Magic Lantern & trad music show, Lewes
From: Will Fly
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 05:04 AM

Will the esteemed Snail be wearing a crinoline? (Oh, Temptation...)


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Subject: RE: Magic Lantern & trad music show, Lewes
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 06:11 AM

Oh, get the violin teacher to chain you up again!

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Magic Lantern & trad music show, Lewes
From: vectis
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 09:48 PM

These guys are magic. They give you a chance to see the world your grandad or even great grandad saw. It makes your hackles stand on end. Not to be missed!


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Subject: RE: Magic Lantern & trad music show, Lewes
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 06:51 AM

The slides are extraordinary. When they are projected, you see all sorts of detail you miss in printed images on a page and they take on a three-dimensional quality. There are some wonderful pictures of ox-ploughing on the Downs, windmills, haymaking, and so on; the ones of Sanger's Circus show elephants processing through Lewes and there are some vivid readings from the autobiography of Sanger's son to go with them.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Magic Lantern & trad music show, Lewes
From: Mo the caller
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 09:42 AM

Will you be bringing the show to Whitby? Or anywhere North of Brum?


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Subject: RE: Magic Lantern & trad music show, Lewes
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 12:27 PM

We aren't going to be at Whitby this year, but we will be doing the show in Chipping Norton (or somewhere near Oxford, anyway) on 17th. June and as part of the Crawley Folk Festival on the afternoon of 25th. June. We're also doing it at Rottingdean Library on Friday 21st. October.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Magic Lantern & trad music show, Lewes
From: Mo the caller
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 06:52 PM

None of them sound far enough North for us, shame.


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Subject: RE: Magic Lantern & trad music show, Lewes
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 03:17 AM

Every time we've done the show it's led to one or two more bookings, so we may find that the Oxfordshire performance (Village Hall, Kingham) sends us gradually northwards.

The performance at Lewes Town Hall is drawing some old school friends out of the woodwork, including a teacher whom I haven't seen since 1972.

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Magic Lantern & trad music show, Lewes
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 07:10 AM

My mistake - the readings are from the autobiography of Lord George Sanger's grandson, not his son. There are some extraordinary stories in them about stunts which certainly wouldn't get past today's health and safety regulations, and with good reason.

Valmai


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