Depot news

Depot to host University symposium keynote speech

Wednesday 8 May As part of the University of Sussex's Anime Symposium, Depot will be hosting the keynote speech titled Miyazaki’s Worlds of Women: Feminism in the Films and Working Practices of Studio Ghibli. The symposium will focus on the films of Studio Ghibli...

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Sculptor William Pye in conversation at Depot

Saturday 1 June Ian Helliwell’s fascinating short films on the work of the internationally acclaimed sculptor William Pye are to be screened at Depot to coincide with a major exhibition. The films will be followed by an ‘in conversation’ session between William Pye,...

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Polish cuisine and culture celebrated at Depot

Wednesday 15 May Depot is to give visitors a taste of Polish cuisine - and an insight into the country's history - at a special 'food+film' supper club event. Pierogi (Polish dumplings) and stuffed cabbage, along with herring salad and vegetarian alternatives, are to...

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Depot achieves net zero carbon footprint

Depot has become carbon neutral by participating in a scheme to offset emissions from both its construction and ongoing operations. The cinema undertook the ambitious challenge of quantifying its emissions to date, including construction of the building, as well as...

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Depot to host Words Without Sound Silent Film Festival

Sunday 21, Monday 22 April Depot is to screen the cinematic landmark The Passion of Joan of Arc as part of the Words Without Sound silent film festival this Easter weekend. The festival, which also includes Murnau's 1927 masterpiece Sunrise, uses silent film as a tool...

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Enjoy a Mother’s Day afternoon tea at Depot

Sunday 31 March Treat your mother to a special afternoon out at Depot this Mother's Day by spoiling her with our delectable afternoon tea. Tea is served from 14:00 - 17:00 and features a choice of sandwiches and a selection of sweet treats for just £15 per person. The...

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Fashion Revolution Day at Depot

Saturday 27 April Depot Cinema and Dolly Clothing host a day of inspiration and information about the clothes on our backs. Join us for a film, a panel discussion, a clothes swap and more! We start the day by screening The True Cost (12A), a groundbreaking documentary...

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Young cinema fans: your chance to be a film critic

Deadline extended to 10 April  Are you a young film fan? Depot is looking for a group of young cinema-goers to act as judges for the EFA Young Audience Awards 2019. The Young Audience Award is aimed at 12-14 year olds and honours three nominated European films. It has...

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Big DVD exchange in support of Lewes Food Banks

Saturday 6 April Depot is to hold another fundraising event in aid of the Lewes Food Banks. The public are invited to donate old DVDs, Blu-rays and VHS tapes, which will then be put on sale with a price tag of just £1 per item. The sale follows a similar event in...

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Ethically sourced teas on the menu at Depot

Depot has introduced a new range of ethically sourced organic teas in its restaurant café. Hampstead Tea has recently been rated as the joint number one ethical tea brand in the UK by Ethical Consumer for a second year running. The teas are produced using organic and...

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Win tickets to Lewes Little Theatre’s Loving Androids

Depot is offering a chance for sci-fi fans to win tickets to Lewes Little Theatre's live production of  Loving Androids. Ahead of our screening of A.I. Artificial Intelligence, the fascinating amalgamation of Kubrick's chilly bleakness and Spielberg's warm-hearted...

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Depot cinema to present second Japanese film season

Cinema goers will be able to experience Japan through the big screen next week as the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns to Depot. This is the second time that Depot has hosted the programme, with this year’s theme focusing on love in all its forms. The...

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Screenwriting, filmmaking and more: new Depot courses

Booking is now open for our latest tranche of courses at Depot, with inspirational learning opportunities for old and young alike. Ever dreamt of being a screenwriter? We’ve an eight week adult foundation course in screenwriting, held over successive Wednesday...

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Free cinema tickets for Lewes food bank families

Over £700 worth of free cinema tickets will be given away this Christmas by Depot, funded by a sale of film merchandise.    Volunteers, lead by Depot’s Natasha Padbury, organised a sale of film-related items earlier in December. Donations from the public were then...

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Learning for all: Depot’s 2019 courses revealed

Booking is now open for Depot’s 2019 education programme, featuring inspirational courses for old and young alike. For adults interested in screen writing, there’s a one day course (2 February) on adapting a short story or novel for screen. The day covers techniques...

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More dementia-friendly screenings announced

A second season of dementia-film screenings at Depot cinema has been announced. The programme for 2019 opens on 8 January with the Abba musical Mamma Mia! providing lots of opportunity for singing and interaction. The season extends until June, usually on the first...

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Depot one of top 10 indie cinemas – The Guardian

Guardian readers have nominated Depot Cinema, Kitchen and Bar as one of the top 10 independent cinemas in the UK. Over 1,500 readers contributed suggestions in The Guardian's Reader's Travel Tips poll. In his nomination, headlined 'Depot delight', Nathan Westley...

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CINECITY The Brighton Film Festival at Depot

9 - 25 November For two weeks every November, CINECITY brings the best in world cinema to Lewes, Brighton and the South Coast with a festival programme of premières and previews, artists’ cinema and installations, treasures from the archive, live soundtracks, talks...

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OctoberFeast celebrations at Depot

Depot is joining in the Lewes OctoberFeast celebrations with a number of food and drink related films and events throughout the month. On Friday 26 October, Henry Butler from Butler’s Wine Cellar and Tom Surgey go head to head in our Battle of the Bottles, a...

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