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NEWS FEED: Cultural Heritage

LOCAL HERITAGE STORIES NEEDED FOR PROJECT ARTIST

December 13th, 2017

We are very close to announcing the name of our appointed artist who will be designing sculptures across seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park. The artists work will reflect what each community values about their heath – from their history and past economic importance to their rare plants and animals. We are right at the very start […]

The ebb and flow of tide mills

December 5th, 2017

If you’re looking for a curious place to take a Boxing Day stroll, or a complete antidote to Christmas excess, then a visit to Tide Mills might suit your purposes. New interpretation panels show how much we are still learning about the history of this unusual nature reserve just across the river Ouse from the […]

Lewes Depot wins prestigious planning award

December 1st, 2017

Work done by the South Downs National Park Authority and Burrell Foley Fischer Architects to restore an old brewery site into a cinema and community arts venue has been recognised with a top regional planning award. The Depot Cinema in Lewes was crowned overall winner at the RTPI South East Awards for Planning Excellence, and […]

Magic & myth: Five places to get scared in the South Downs this Halloween

October 10th, 2017

Chanctonbury Ring With the remains of Bronze and Iron Age forts, a Roman temple and its distinctive ring of beech trees, Chanctonbury Ring is said to be the most haunted site in the South Downs. Stories vary but walking seven times around the ring might summon up the devil, a druid, a lady on a […]

Do you believe in magic?

October 10th, 2017

Memories of holidays visiting her grandmother in the South Downs have helped to shape Cressida Cowell’s new book ‘The Wizards of Once’. With Halloween around the corner it seemed like a good time to ask the ‘How to train your dragon’ author about the magic of our landscapes. Words by Cressida Cowell It is easy […]

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