If you are wondering what happened to Lewes Phoenix Rising

Dear All,

We would like to thank all those who have been responding to our Appeal for Funds. If you wish to make a donation to help fund the next crucial stage of our proposal, you can do so via the Lewes Phoenix Rising website. We will be publishing our full and open accounts on the website in due course.

What’s been happening

  • Draft appraisal: We have given Santon and LDC our outline cost appraisal in response to their request for further detail regarding our development plans. We have also drawn-up a draft ‘Memorandum of Understanding’, to frame the exploratory stage agreed at the meeting on the 17th of July.
    However, Santon continue to stone-wall our attempts to engage constructively despite the assurance we were given on the 17th of July.
  • SDNP visit: Tim Bettany-Simmons (SDNPA case officer ) and Michael Scammel (SDNP heritage planning officer ) were given a two-hour tour of the Phoenix businesses and enterprises on Monday 21 July, including a look at the heritage features of the old Phoenix Ironworks. We would like thank them for their interest and coming to visit the Lewes Phoenix Rising Team.
  • Joining the team: We are pleased to welcome Bob Heald, a partner at leading cost and project management consultancy Gardiner and Theobald, who has joined Lewes Phoenix Rising as our cost consultant.
  • Can you help? The Lewes Phoenix Rising team are looking for an industrial archaeologist and book-keeping/admin support. If you are interested in contributing in this or any other way, do get in touch: team@lewesphoenixrising.com

Coming up

The Phoenix Festival will be taking place on 30th August: 12-8pm, FREE (donations welcome)

Don’t miss the massive family-friendly party to celebrate the sustainable culture and creativity taking place on the Phoenix Industrial Estate – one of the largest cultural communities in the UK.

Attracting hundreds of visitors last year, 2014’s festival promises to be even bigger with 16 arts venues and 100 studios opening their doors.

The Starfish Stage and the Phoenix Stage will be providing live music and performance.

Children’s activities will include art workshops, bouncy castle and trapeze. And there’ll be plenty of opportunity to sample locally-produced food and drink, and explore arts and crafts from local makers.

A big thank-you!

We would also like to thank the organisers of the following fund-raising events on behalf of Lewes Phoenix Rising:

  • ‘Diary of a Nobody’ performance at the Foundry Gallery organised by Karen Dobres
  • ‘The Great Wall of Fire exhibition’ organised by Tom Walker at the Foundry gallery
  • The gig by ‘David Devant and his Spirit Wife’ at the Café des Artistes
  • The Art Wave hosts who will be collecting donations for LPR

Get your exclusive Arthur Brown CD

Arthur Brown and Sam Walker have turned their musical genius into producing two songs for us. You can buy Arthur’s CD ‘Lewes Developer Blues’ and ‘Phoenix Rising’ at the following outlets:

Union Music Store
Le Bureau
Si’s Sounds
The Buttercup Café
Abigail’s Drapery
Lewes mobile. communications
The Workshop, Jonathan Swan
Paul Clark Menswear
Emporium Antique Centre (Cliffe)
Darcy Clothing (Mount Place)
The Brewers Arms

Thank You

The LPR Team