Viva Lewes Issue #160 January 2020

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VIVALEWES

EDITORIAL

What does ‘Back to the drawing board’ conjure up for you? For me, it’s ideas

about a fresh start, clean slate – which January can feel like, especially under

its white wintry sky. (And, of course, those New Year’s resolutions. Or

hair shirts, as Eleanor Knight gently characterises them…)

But I also like the literal, tangible picture of those who work at

drawing boards. Our lovely sketchbook cover, drawn by Julian Bell,

sets the pace. As well as hearing from him about the endangered art of drawing, we also visit

historical illustrator Andy Gammon, with his meticulous, also hand-drawn, pictures. And talk to

architect and environmental activist, Duncan Baker-Brown, who shares his perspective on the

climate emergency – and a HOPEFUL plan for all our futures.

Meanwhile our ‘Inside left’ picture transports us back to Lewes 1954 – and a studio of SEEboard

planners. Priory School art teacher Bianca Faricy shares a few of her favourite things (aside

from the easel). And photographer David Stacey visits a few (other) local architects. We also get

a glimpse of a couple of new restoration projects: the gold-leafed weathervane on St Thomas

à Becket; while Carlotta Luke photographs the housing association development underway at

Shoreham Harbour.

So then, back to that future. How are we all faring now, post-election? (We’re dotting the i’s on

this issue the morning after…) Labour Councillor Rebecca Cooper is speaking on how politics

affects public health at the Headstrong Club this month. Oh dear.... Back to the drawing board?

THE TEAM

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EDITOR: Charlotte Gann charlotte@vivamagazines.com

SUB-EDITOR: David Jarman

PRODUCTION EDITOR: Joe Fuller joe@vivamagazines.com

ACTING ART DIRECTOR: Rebecca Cunningham rebecca@vivamagazines.com

ADVERTISING: Sarah Hunnisett, Amanda Meynell advertising@vivamagazines.com

EDITORIAL / ADMIN ASSISTANT / HAND MODEL: Kelly Mechen admin@vivamagazines.com

DISTRIBUTION: David Pardue distribution@vivamagazines.com

CONTRIBUTORS: Jacqui Bealing, Julian Bell, Michael Blencowe, Hasia Curtis, Mark Greco, Anita Hall,

John Henty, Robin Houghton, Eleanor Knight, Dexter Lee, Alex Leith, Lizzie Lower, Carlotta Luke,

Nione Meakin, Anna Morgan and Galia Pike.

PUBLISHER: Becky Ramsden becky@vivamagazines.com

Viva Lewes is based at Lewes House, 32 High St, Lewes, BN7 2LX, all enquiries 01273 488882

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