Viva Lewes Issue #162 March 2020

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VIVALEWES

EDITORIAL

I’m so pleased our cover artist, Emma West, included the blue box of flowers down on

Lewes Station in her composition. My heart always lifts at sight of that – as my train

pulls in – and I think it works beautifully as a symbol of ‘care’. In this issue there are

plenty of other similar ‘islands’.

Damian Norman, in his work as Funeral Director at Coopers, tends to our dead,

and bereaved. Andrea Januszewska, at the Phoenix Centre, and Keith Stenning at

the House of Friendship, to our older living. The good folk at Victoria Hospital, on

occasion, probably, tend to us all. Meanwhile, Priory School, as part of its work with

our young, reaches out into the community: Deputy Head Julian Ashworth explains

why, and what’s needed.

We remember Jim ‘The Fish’ Smith: no one cared more for the River Ouse. While

Trevor Weeks cares for our hurt and damaged wildlife. And Diana Uprichard is

increasingly convinced we should all learn to mend, as “part of the solution”.

Mebrak Ghebreweldi cares for communication: through Vandu Language Services,

she’s spent the last 20 years helping people communicate across languages. This year’s

Brighton Festival Guest Director Lemn Sissay also cares about words, and people’s

stories. “Art is for everyone,” he stresses.

I love Peter James Field’s review of the new Shani Rhys James exhibition at Charleston:

‘Heartbreak and tension lurk beneath the surface of polite domesticity’. Artists tend

to our other stories…

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: Stewart Allum, Michael Blencowe, Hasia Curtis, Peter James Field,

Mark Greco, Anita Hall, John Henty, Robin Houghton, Eleanor Knight, Dexter Lee, Alex Leith,

Lizzie Lower, Carlotta Luke, Nione Meakin, Galia Pike, Janet Sutherland and Emma West.

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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