Depot news

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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Join us for the return of the Depot Film Quiz

29 January So you think you're a film buff? Test your knowledge of the world of cinema at our fun and friendly Quiz Night. Pit your wits against Depot staff, who really ought to know their Spielberg from their Soderberg ... and their David Lean from their David Lynch....

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New Autumn menu at Depot Kitchen & Bar

Depot Kitchen and Bar has introduced a new range of dishes for Autumn, with an emphasis on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Jerk chicken skewers pack a real punch, served with red rice and beans, roast fennel seed slaw and cooling yoghurt. The chargrilled lamb...

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The National Lottery Cinema Day

Sunday 30 September Did you know every time you play The National Lottery you're supporting British film as well as community projects in our local area? To say THANK YOU we're inviting you to join us and see a film on Lotto at Depot on Sunday 30 September 2018 to be...

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Artwave 2018 launches at Depot

18 August – 2 September Depot has celebrated a successful launch weekend for Artwave – the annual festival of artists and makers from Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and surrounding villages. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the festival and a number of colour-themed...

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Artwave 2018 at Depot

18 August - 2 September We're celebrating Artwave - the annual festival of artists and makers from Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and surrounding villages.  It's the 25th anniversary of the festival and a number of colour-themed events are taking place at Depot. We're...

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Depot wins double at Lewes District Business Awards

Depot has won in two categories at the Lewes District Business Awards 2018, Depot Cinema, Kitchen and Bar was crowned Tourist Destination of the Year, sponsored by Uniglobe. There was also recognition for the cinema's director and programmer, Carmen Slijpen, who...

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Depot introduces table service in restaurant investment

Depot has invested in a new electronic point-of-sale system which will enable staff to take food and drink orders anywhere in the building. Customers can order from wherever they are seated in the building - in the restaurant, the gallery or out on the terrace. The...

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Depot Young Programmers take over for the day

Wednesday 4 July Depot's youth group are taking over the cinema - at least for a day. On 4 July, the Depot Young Programmers will present their choice of films, as well as staging a live music gig and a film quiz. The theme of the first DYP Takeover Day is The Female...

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Depot supports Refugee Week

18 - 24 June Depot is participating in Refugee Week 2018 with a number of special film screenings. Offered free for families from the local refugee communities, on Sunday 17 June we screen The Idol directed by the twice Oscar-nominated Hany Abu-Assad in which Mohammed...

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Depot wins national planning awards commendation

The transformation the former Harvey's depot in Lewes - into Depot cinema, restaurant and education facilities - was commended at a prestigious national awards ceremony last night. It was commended in the Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture category at the...

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Green Week 2018 at Depot

21 - 26 May Green Week 2018 at Depot will explore ways that we're trying to limit our impact on the environment - and how we can all do our bit to help create a sustainable future. All week, we'll be sharing what we do at Depot ... and finding out your suggestions...

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Children’s Craft Activities at Depot

Monday 28 May Children's illustrator and workshop instructor Bec Garland is to host a children's creative workshop at Depot. Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May, 10:00 - 11:30 Build your own mini eco building. It could be a house, a castle, a skate park ... even a cinema!...

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Making food choices – why do we eat the food we eat?

Saturday 23 June Join consultant and facilitator Anni Townend in conversation with nutritionist Daphne Lambert at a special food event in Depot's studio. Join in the 'pernickety picnic game' and share your food passions. Unravel the stories behind our food. Explore...

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