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NEWS FEED: Cultural Heritage

Invitation to maunder

January 7th, 2019

Words by Andy Beattie, Countryside & Policy Manager for the South Downs National Park Authority How do you draw the sound of jackdaws encountered on a walk? Or portray the direction and strength of wind using a wind vane? Or give a sense of shifting ground as you walk across a hillside? The new ‘Maunder […]

Berwick nativity gets early Christmas present

December 3rd, 2018

A large and unusual painting of the nativity at Berwick Church, East Sussex, in need of urgent restoration, has received an early Christmas gift in the form of a £2,000 grant from the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Community Fund. The nativity is one of many huge paintings filling the church, completed by artists […]

Lest we forget: the day that Sussex died

November 8th, 2018

The battle of the Boar’s Head On 30 June 1916 more than 1,300 men from the South Downs and Sussex were killed or injured in just one day in just one battle. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice Sussex composer Damian Montagu and artist Russell Cobb have released a new collaborative animation remembering […]

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

October 24th, 2018

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 […]

Work begins on developing next priorities for South Downs National Park

October 19th, 2018

Conservation and heritage organisations, rural economy representatives, water companies, farming groups and volunteer networks are just some of the groups being challenged to help set out the priorities for the South Downs National Park for the next five years and the practical action they will take to help achieve them. The work is part of […]

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