7th September 2019
Make Do and Mend
Depot Cinema, Pinwell Rd, Lewes
2:00 - 5:00pm
Make, Do and Mend kickstarts an online directory of where you can reduce, reuse, recycle, repair and refurbish in Lewes. The event will encourage you to think again about what you might throw away… but which could be reused!
An event showcasing Lewes campaign groups and businesses who promote a more sustainable model of shopping and consuming, including:
- Plastic Free Lewes – reducing use of single-use plastic
- Dolly – recycling and reusing clothes and fabrics
- KnowTrash – art made from recycled objects from around the world
- Bike Repair – giving bicycles a new lease of life
- Landport Repair Café – reusing household items
Part of Reeves Lightbox exhibition of archive photographs Lewes High Street: Retail Retold.
25th April 2019
Rights Dignity Hope
Lewes Town Hall
"Lewes Mayor Janet Baah is passionate about the young people of the town, which has led her to invite one hundred girls from schools and colleges across Lewes to the Town Hall for a day of brainstorming and events. The girls will articulate their hopes for the coming ten years.
"These declarations will be put into ‘The Box of Hopes’ – a time capsule to be opened in 10 years’ time – which will be the anniversary of 1928 when all women in Britain got the vote.
"This event is a collaboration with the Edward Reeves Archive project, who will be showing their ‘From Suffrage to Citizenship’ exhibition, about the fight for woman’s suffrage in Lewes, which was curated to commemorate the first women getting the vote in 1918. A banner, a handmade quilt, created by local artist Heather Downie for this event, will be unveiled and put on permanent display in Lewes Town Hall.
"The Friends of Lewes sponsored the framing of Heather’s banner.
"The poet Grace Nichols who is resident in Lewes will read a poem, and musicians from East Sussex College will perform.
"30 dignitaries have been invited, including East Sussex’s Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff, MPs, three Resident Baronesses, as well as representatives from the Police and the Chairmen of Lewes District and East Sussex County Councils."
- Friends of Lewes, April 2019