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NEWS FEED: Cultural Heritage

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 […]

Free family fun and wildlife festival returns to Petersfield

August 14th, 2018

Secrets of the Heath Festival, Petersfield Heath, 8 & 9 September 11am-5pm FREE – Event Programme Discover the horrible histories and wonderful wildlife of South Downs heathland on 8 and 9 September as the Secrets of the Heath festival returns to Petersfield. Join a Saxon shield battle, come face-to-face with a highway woman and meet […]

Heathlands inspired stone carving workshops

July 12th, 2018

Local community groups and schools have been invited to take part in free stone carving workshops with Graeme Mitcheson, the appointed artist for the Heathlands Reunited project. Graeme will be creating works linking seven heathland sites in the South Downs National Park and has been commissioned to create the seven pieces as part of the […]

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