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Diversity Lewes are proud to announce the official opening of the refurbished railway footbridge from the Railway Land to East Sussex College

The ‘grand opening’ is taking place today, Friday 12th May at 4:30pm. There’s a good chance it will be raining, so bring an umbrella! 

Photo caption: Anthony Kalume of Diversity Lewes, with Councillors Adrian Ross and Wendy Maples (and Bonnie) on the footbridge prior to refurbishment.

There’s an art display in Priory Chapel with artwork provided by children from nine schools in the Lewes area on the twin themes of Climate Change and Black Lives Matter.  The submissions were curated by Anthony Kalume of Diversity Lewes with the help of local artist Maia Eden, and 24 pieces were chosen for printing and display. afterwards. Entry is strictly controlled by a guest list.  Please reply to us directly ASAP if you hope to attend.

This Community Arts project started in 2021 with a successful crowdfunder appeal.  Subsequently the Chair of Lewes District Council, Councillor Adrian Ross, topped up the budget from the Chair’s fund to meet the full printing costs.  Finally, following a request by County Councillor Wendy Maples, East Sussex County Council refurbished the footbridge and installed the new panels.

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