Friday, October 28, 2011

Lewes Bonfire Pop-Up Party: Saturday 5 November

The place to be on Lewes Bonfire Night!
Lewes Bonfire Pop-Up Party
Saturday 5th of November
Join us Behind the Blue Door @ 177 High Street
on Saturday 5th of November
for a pop-up party with lots o' good eats ...

Photo taken from Behind the Blue Door, 5th November 2010
Photo © 2010 Mufidah Kassalias. All Rights Reserved.

In short, there's no better place from which to watch the Lewes bonfire procession.  We are located smack dab in the center of town, directly across from Caffe Nero and HSBC, near the Post Office.

We're on the second floor, and have two large windows in our spacious open-plan living area overlooking the High Street where the bonfire societies process below.

If you've been to Lewes Bonfire Night, you'll likely understand how good a location this is, and appreciate how brilliant it would be to watch the procession from the comfort and safety of a lovely second-floor apartment overlooking the High Street.  If you've not visited Lewes on Bonfire Night, then you'll very quickly understand the benefits of watching the procession from a safe, comfortable height just above, where bangers won't be blowing up in your face, underfoot, or right next to your ears.

Have a look at the above photograph, taken from Behind the Blue Door last year.  This year is destined to be even crazier, with Bonfire Night falling on a Saturday.  The streets are packed, you can barely move, bangers are going off all around you, and, well, it's mayhem—as crazy as any festa major in Barcelona, New Year's Eve in Amsterdam, or whatnot.

But Behind the Blue Door, you'll be a part of the action while sufficiently removed to be safe, comfortable and—perhaps best of all—treated to good homemade eats!

Here's what's on the menu ...

  • Autumnal red lentil & sweet potato soup
  • Baked potatoes with the fixings—lots of butter, cheese, sour cream and chives
  • Locally produced artisan bread served with olive oil
  • Homebaked apple crumble with cream
  • Hot cups of heartwarming chai
And you're welcome to bring your own bottle of wine, beer, cider, etc.

IMPORTANT!  Doors open at 5.00 pm. We suggest arriving before 6.00 pm, as the High Street quickly becomes congested.  Also, please note that roads leading into and within Lewes will close at 5 pm sharp!
  So please make travel arrangements accordingly.

There are six bonfire sites to choose from
.  Each bonfire society will light its bonfire and hold a firework display at about 9.30 pm, so you'll want to begin making your way there around 9.00 pm, at which point the Pop-up Party Behind the Blue Door will come to a close, so that folk can enjoy the bonfire and firework display of their choice, and return home as they see fit.

Pop-Up Party £37.50 Per Person.  For the comfort and safety of all Pop-Up Party participants, please note this is an adult-only partyAs the Pop-Up Party is limited to 14 guests, accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend booking your place as soon as possible.  To do so, telephone Sean on 07971 774151 or email him at  Information will also be posted to

We're really looking forward to this lively evening together, and hope you'll be joining us. 
Also, if you know of others who might like to join us, we'd greatly appreciate your forwarding this email, or the above contact information, to them as soon as possible, as Bonfire Night is only a week away!

With warm autumnal regards,

Sean & Mufidah ... also, please see the below list of useful contacts ...

Useful Lewes Bonfire Contacts:

Lewes Bonfire Information Line 01273 484004
Lewes Parking Shop 0845 680 1129 (option 2)
Rail Services:
Brighton and Hove Buses 01273 886200
Lewes Tourist Information 01273 483448


  1. Just tweeted:

    "Blimey! A record number of folk have read the latest email campaign, announcing the Lewes Bonfire Pop-Up Party. Lots of interest already!"

    And bookings coming in right away.

    In short, woohoo! :-)

  2. Also, hits are pouring in from the Supper Club event listing!

  3. SeanMMadden 7:05pm via HootSuite:

    "Lewes Bonfire Pop-Up Party will be underway one week from now. Want to join us? Eight places booked in first 24 hours!"

    Only 6 places remaining, so please book now to reserve your place(s)!