Activities, talks, performance and music for all the family
About Planet Party
We all hear a lot about climate change these days – and the need to take action. Planet Party is a day to celebrate the positive, practical and fun things we can do individually and collectively to help look after our planet today – and for future generations.
What's at Planet Party?
Sunday 19 September, 11am-4pm, FREE
Linklater Pavilion & Railway Land, Railway Lane, Lewes, BN7 2FG
From puppet shows to art workshops to the Climate Activities Tent, there’s lots to get children of all ages inspired about the world around them.
Taking climate action
Hear from our speakers and stalls about how our world is changing and what steps are needed now to protect it for future generations.
Celebrating our river
Cheer on the ‘Guardians of the Ouse’ regatta of boats, or discover what action we can take to keep our rivers healthy.
Every little step counts
From how we travel to what we eat to how we power our homes, explore a range of big and small ideas to make a difference.
Nature’s helping hand
Be inspired to grow wildflowers, give birds and insects a happy home and learn about nature in and around the Linklater.
People’s Climate Assembly
At the end of the day, share your thoughts on what you think should happen to help Lewes take climate action – your voice matters!
Music at Planet Party
South Downs Folk Singers
Old and new South Downs folk songs sung in the traditional way
Soprano opera singer performing some of opera’s most-loved arias
The Magnificent Kevens
Pop-up busking troupe performing your favourite tunes in skiffle style
Lewes String Quartet
Part of the Lewes Music Group
Young Lewes singer-songwriter attracting a big following
Green United – The Big Ask
Learn how young people in schools across Lewes are coming together to shape their own projects to address the climate and environmental emergency – from cutting out single-use plastic in schools to creating a film about the impact of palm oil. Come and see how you can help!
Climate Activities Tent
For kids of every age! Enter the Climate Activities Tent and join in a range of hands-on activities to explore how we can change our impact on the planet — from creating your own solar or wind energy to plotting the global journey of popular sweets and toys.
Wishworks Puppets – Wild Wood Tales
Venture into the Wild Woods with this magical puppet show enthralling children and adults alike with tales of native woodland animals, making facts fun and serious subjects silly in engaging imaginative ways. There will be two performances of Wildwood Tales at Planet Party.
What’s happening when
11.00 Opening by Mayor of Lewes
12.00 “The Guardians of the Ouse” boat regatta
12.45 Talk: Dr Martin Meadows on Climate Change
12.45 Wishworks ‘Wildwood Tales’ Puppet Show
2.30 Talk: XR Lewes on Heading for Extinction
2.30 Wishworks ‘Wild Wood Tales’ Puppet Show
3.00 People’s Climate Assembly
4.00 Time to go home
Plus music and activities throughout the day!
Who’ll be there
Divest East Sussex
Extinction Rebellion Lewes
Fireraisers Theatre Company
Green United’s Big Ask
Henry Gerrard (music)
Lewes Climate Hub
Lewes District Council
Lewes Living Streets
Lewes Rowing Club
Lewes String Quartet (music)
The Magnificent Kevens (music)
Noa Lachman (music)
Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust
Ovesco Community Energy
Railway Land Wildlife Trust
Seaford Environmental Alliance
Seven Sisters Spices
South Downs Folk Singers
South Downs National Park
South Street BS (Harveys Beer)
Transition Town Lewes
Wishworks Puppet Show
Food and drink
Seven Sisters Spices – Vibrant globally-influenced dishes using locally sourced ingredients.
Harveys Beer & Pimms – Being served by South Street Bonfire Society
Tea, cakes and biscuits – Baked fresh by Victoria and Natalie
The Planet Party is being held in and around the Linklater Pavilion at the Railway Land Wildlife Trust, Railway Lane, Lewes, BN7 2FG