Headsup > Bonfire Night 2013

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Words > Elliott Caranci-Finch

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Lewes Bonfire Nightlewes

One of the most important annual events in the UK is Lewes Bonfire Festival, featuring a variety of controversial figures paraded through the streets and burnt on one of the five bonfires they have at the event.

The event is organised by the local bonfire societies under Lewes Bonfire Council and each proceed along their own route accompanied by a number of other societies in the area. With each of the figures causing heated discussion over some years it is a spectacle to be marveled at by event-goers.

During the event burning crosses are carried through the town marking the demise of the seventeen martyrs as well as flaming tar barrels symbolizing ‘the throwing of the magistrates in the river’. Over 80,000 people have come in past years so be aware it is very crowded.

www.lewesbonfirecelebrations.com

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Sussex County Cricket Clubsussex fireworks

When: Tuesday 5th November
Gates 6pm, display 7:30pm

Where: Sussex County Cricket Ground, Hove, BN3 3AN
How much: Family ticket : £25.00 per ticket, Child ticket: £5.00 per ticket, Adult ticket: £10.00 per ticket, Under 5’s: £Free

If Lewes isn’t your thing then is recommended as one of the biggest fireworks displays in Sussex by The Times – after Lewes of course. Gates open at 6pm where you can make your way to a variety of hot and cold food, refreshments and the usual flashing firework debauchery. Tickets can be purchased on the gate.

www.sussexcricket.co.uk/news-1/fireworks

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Bonfire Backjammin’Bonfire Jammin

When: Tuesday 5th November
Where: Back-a-Yard, Brighton, BN2 3LE

How much: £Free

Running a one-off session of music and Jamaican food at the Back-a-Yard venue, compere Rupert “The Gammon” Williams will be hosting a night of dinner and back gammon before the Bonfire! All proceeds of the evening will be going to The Mlambe Project – a charity set up by graduates who seek to provide education for developing countries.

To enter the Backgammon competition they are running just write your name on their Facebook event wall. Plus, don’t forget about cocktails they have on offer!

www.facebook.com/events/229142020586109/

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Shoreham Bonfire Procession Shoreham

When: Saturday 9th November 6.30pm
Where: Beach Green
, Shoreham, West Sussex
How much: £Free

This is a family beach bonfire night, with a beach bateria samba band, fire performers, teacup rides and food stalls. All totally free, all they ask is that you consider a small donation as it’s a community run event that can only go ahead with the support of donations.

www.shorehambonfire.co.uk

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