Lewes Catalyst Club 1st anniversary Wed Sept 11th

11th September 2019
7:30 pm

Lewes Arms

£ 7.00

In July Lewes’s Mark Hewitt shared his passion for old fag packets, Dan Mudford explored the fascinating life of photographer Lee Miller and Rachel Neuberger told us of the little-known events that led to the tragic plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and friends.
September marks our first anniversary at the Lewes Arms. There may be a quiz, some prizes and sharing of the highlights of the past year. Brighton’s Catalyst Club recently celebrated its 15th anniversary so we’ve got a bit of catching up to do.
Guest speakers include Lewes’ Philip Carr-Gomm, head of the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids!

Clues & Signs in Sussex & the South Downs with Tristan Gooley Sept 26th

26th September 2019
7:30 pm

Latest Music Bar

£ 7.00

The Joy of Natural Navigation
Clues and Signs in Sussex & the South Downs with Tristan Gooley

Join Sussex based author Tristan Gooley for an evening of natural navigation as he describes how he learnt to find his way using the sun, moon, stars, weather, plants, animals and buildings. Gooley has used the ancient techniques of natural navigation in the desert, on ice, in the jungle, on mountains, on oceans, in cities and in the English countryside and he explains how natural navigation can enrich all journeys, large and small.
Everyone who comes will learn the basic principles of how to make a map and compass from nature, including essential gems like how to make a map out of a rainbow and how to find a pub using a butterfly. Tristan passionately believes that natural navigation is not just a practical skill, but also the key to a much deeper and richer understanding of our environment. Be warned, it is slightly addictive.

This beautifully illustrated talk will include lots of clues from Sussex and the South Downs.

Tristan set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling books, The Natural Navigator (2010), The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs (2014), How to Read Water(2016) and Wild Signs and Star Paths (2018), some of the world’s only books covering natural navigation.