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From the Field to the Foundry (12th. September)

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  • Bryancreer@aol.com
    FROM THE FIELD TO THE FOUNDRY A Journey with Magic Lantern & Concertinas Friday 12th. September Doors open 7.30 p.m. Licensed bar with Harveys beer
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2008
      FROM THE FIELD TO THE FOUNDRY
      A Journey with Magic Lantern & Concertinas
      Friday 12th. September Doors open 7.30 p.m.
      Licensed bar with Harveys beer
      Foundry Gallery, Old Market Lane Garage, 32 North Street,
      Lewes BN7 2PH

      Images, traditional songs and readings about life on the land in Sussex at
      the time the Phoenix Foundry opened in 1832 and the changes it brought to
      working people's lives.

      Images from Alan and Rene Marriott's Magic Lantern,
      the Victorian ancestor of the slide projector.

      Music from the Spare Parts Concertina Band.
      (_http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/_ (http://www.sparepartsband.co.uk/) )
      The concertina was invented in 1830 by Sir Charles Wheatstone.

      Tickets £6/£5 available on the door or from Laportes (Friars Walk)
      and Lewes Tourist Information Office.

      http://www.artemis-arts.co.uk/lewes_phoenix_project.html
      The Lewes Phoenix Project
      Lewes’ celebrated Phoenix Ironworks will rise again – at least through the
      recorded memories, Photographs and artefacts of local people, thanks to the
      Lewes Phoenix project which has recently been awarded a generous grant by the
      Heritage Lottery Fund.
      The Lewes Phoenix project is the brainchild of Ar­temis Arts Ltd who are
      working with the community – from schoolchildren to elderly residents – to
      capture the stories and images of the former iron foundry, the site of which
      is at the centre of plans for a major town centre redevelopment. Volunteers
      and contributors are encouraged to get in touch and find out how they can take
      part.
      The railings of St Paul’s Cathedral and girders for the piers at Brighton,
      Eastbourne and Hastings, many lamp posts in Sussex streets, along with oven
      doors and soot boxes for local homes were manufactured at the ironworks which
      for much of the 19th century was the largest employer in the town of Lewes.
      The ‘Lewes Phoenix ‘ project will be launched by Ar­temis Arts during
      Artwave –its theme is ‘Lewes, Now & Then’. A collaboration with clubs , youth
      organisa­tions, artists, dancers, musicians, writers and histo­rians
      who will celebrate local creativity from 1832 to the present day.
      The Foundry was established in 1832 - a time when large numbers of local
      people were moving from the land to towns and cities. The theme of town and
      country, from the early nineteenth century to the present will be echoed in a
      series of events, held in the old foundry buildings .







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    • Anne Locke
      Dear all, On Fri 19 September the Lewes Archaeological Group lecture programme for 2008-2009 starts off with local archaeologist and author Chris Butler. Chris
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 2, 2008
        Dear all,

        On Fri 19 September the Lewes Archaeological Group lecture programme for 2008-2009 starts off with local archaeologist and author Chris Butler. Chris will speak on his recent book 'East Sussex Under Attack: anti-invasion sites 1550-1990' about defence sites he has researched in and around Lewes, particularly those from the Second World War.

        Chris will have copies of his book on sale: you can read more about it on
        www.thehistorypress.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=7613&ProductID=4276

        As usual, the talk will be at 7.30pm in the Lecture Room, Town Hall, Lewes (entrance off Fisher Street).

        Non-members are welcome at £3/£2 for concessions and there will be refreshments afterwards.

        Fisher Street is up the hill from Lewes railway station, just over the crossroads by Ask restaurant in the centre of town. The nearest parking is in the West Street car park - continue along Fisher Street then turn right, then shortly right again into the car park.

        Hope to see some of you there

        Anne Locke
        Chair, Lewes Archaeological Group

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        01273 475381
        anne.locke@...



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