Time for kids to paint the town!

Friends of Lewes logoA great project for the summer holidays: the Friends of Lewes have launched a Children’s Art Competition, for all children and young people living or at school in Lewes. The theme is “A Special Place in Lewes”. Draw, paint, or to make a print or a collage, of a special building or place in Lewes.

A selection of the entries will be used to illustrate a Friends of Lewes calendar for 2016. All entries will be made available via our website: www.friends-of-lewes.org.uk and the winners will be notified by the end of September 2015.

The prizes are a £25 book token for the winning entries from each age group:

  • Age 4-7 years
  • Age 8-11 years
  • Age 12 – 18 years

All you have to do to take part is:

  • make your picture on a piece of A4 sized paper, landscape;
  • fill in an entry form,  (available from our website), including your name, age, address and your reasons for choosing this building or place as “special” to Lewes;
  • stick your entry form to the back of your picture;
  • give your picture and entry form to your school office, for collection by the Friends of
  • Lewes, or take/post it to the Town Hall, (“FOL Special Places Competition”, Lewes Town Council Offices, Town Hall, High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2QS). Closing date Friday 11 September.

A new public art trail for Lewes

Lewes Public Art TrailOne of the pleasures of strolling around Lewes is spotting the details in form of public art that appears on buildings and in open spaces.

The Friends of Lewes have funded the graphic design of a leaflet, published by Lewes District Council and highlighting such gems as the sculpted frieze above the Law Courts, the head of Janus in Grange Gardens and the weathervane of a basking shark on St John’s Church, Southover. The text and photos are by Andrew Buxton.

Pick up the leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre or download it from the staylewes.info website.