Re-imagined Buildings – looking through a different lens

Jigsaw and life of Pi

We have taken four very different buildings with diverse histories and turned them into venues for a series of unique film events in the Lewes district. Each film has been chosen to reflect the present use, or history of the building. The series started in October, with two sold out events at the Turkish Baths in Lewes, and at the Crypt in Seaford. 
The next event in the programme takes us to Peacehaven, where we are recreating the seedier side of the 1960s with film drama Jigsaw, a murder mystery set in and around the coastal town it’s being screened in. The Gateway Café in Centenary Park will be transformed for the evening into a 60s style club room and the event includes supper, film and a location quiz.   Guests are invited to dress in 60’s gangster style (optional) and all profits from the event will be donated to the Community Orchard in Peacehaven. The screening starts at 6.30pm on Friday 11 November and tickets are available from the Gateway Café and Lewes and Seaford Tourist Information Centres at the inclusive price of £10. Set in this former tractor shed and goods yard in Peacehaven, the building has been transformed into a RIBA award winning designed cafe.  Tickets are selling fast for this unique evening, so booking is necessary.

The fourth and final film event takes us out to sea with the 'Life of Pi' at UTC@harbourside, in two buildings from Newhaven's industrial past which have been reimagined for the education of science and technology.  This is a rare opportunity to see inside these Grade 2, former Marine and Carpenters workshops, which lay semi-derelict on Newhaven’s Railway Quay since the 70’s and view Carlotta Luke’s collection of stunning photographs of the buildings’ renovation.  The event includes a guest speaker and bar with all profits to Newhaven and District RNLI. The screening takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday 17 November and tickets of £5/£3 (concessions) are available from Newhaven Town Council and Seaford Tourist Information Centre.

Screened in partnership with Lewes Depot, Film Hub South East and Lewes District Council, the artistic vision developed as a response to each of the individual buildings heritage, location or current use. This is not cinema as we know it but a celebration and exploration of the buildings themselves, with speakers, exhibitions and photography. Re-Imagined Buildings aims to inspire and inform local communities on the history and future of familiar building, giving a fresh look inside the buildings people see each day.