The LEWESIAN February 2022

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Editor’s note February It’s February already, Valentines month, and in light of that the theme for this issue is “Love Yourself”. Photo credit Andrew Miller

I will spend February wellie walking, looking around with awe (p9) and thinking about the Lewes pedestrian (p11) - though not picking up rocks with my teeth.

apology to our theatre reviewer John Hinton, whose review of Ringmer’s Hay Fever should have been 3 star, but was accidentally awarded 4 stars in a misprint in the January issue. This clearly undermines I would like to thank all the writers and con- the review and I am truly very sorry to all tributors, with special thanks to Laura and concerned (including the cast, who were Victoria from Lewes Town Council for all unjustly awarded!) their help with local news, and John Kay for Please do contact us to comment or conhis wonderful articles about local history. tribute on I am particularly excited by the two new Sally, Editor writers Rhys Ponsford and Anita Kidelo, who responded to my call out for a Youth If you are intersted in advertising Voice for this magazine, and for the wonyour business in The LEWESIAN derful poetry from Paul Gibbs. please contact 01273 551021 or email Last, but definitely not least, my sincere

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More than hearts and flowers It’s the month of Valentine’s Day. You’ll notice that things have gone a bit pink and fluffy – everywhere you look there are hearts and flowers and reminders not to forget to treat the one you love. I have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day, whilst it is nice to take time out to spoil your partner, to commercialise it to such an extent can make it feel more like an obligation than genuine sentiment.

relationship is over but they have to find new ways of relating to each As a Collaborative Family Lawyer and other; especially and particularly if they have children. They inevitably Mediator, I work with couples that wonder if days such as Valentine’s are ending their relationship. They Day are a thing of the past. Will they have chosen this route because it is find love again, will they ever enjoy built on trust and moving on in the the warm glow of the red envelope most civilised way possible. on the doormat from the secret or Couples I work with go through a not so secret admirer? I can difficult transition. Their romantic (secretly) confirm that they will (mostly). Please call to discuss what might be the best process for you on 07780676212 or email For more details about how I work visit More than ever please support local business whenever you can...


Cover Artist Hasia Curtis I’m Hasia, a freelance illustrator born and raised in Lewes. These days, I work predominantly digitally, using an iPad and Photoshop after I’ve sketched everything out on paper. People, their stories and our planet are what captivate me. I'm a lover of anything and everything colourful (ESPECIALLY pink). Designing characters and playfully bringing their stories to life is something my work tends to focus on. I’ve worked on a range of different projects and commissions including magazine editorials, greetings cards, wedding invitations, artist books and prints, promotional products such as T-shirt designs, glassware etc. I also sell my prints online and locally. If you haven’t been to marvellous Radical Giving in The Needlemakers, or The Patch just up the road, I’d highly recommend a visit – you may even spot a Hasia Curtis original or two. Since lockdown, personalised portraits have been extremely popular too. They’re such a special gift and I love to work on them, do get in touch if you’d like to get your hands on one of your own.

I was delighted when asked for my illustration to be used for February’s cover. ‘Isolated but not Alone’ - a feeling I imagine a lot of us can relate to in recent times. I’m also a huge advocate for self-love, so it seems very fitting. I’m always up for trying new things, so I’d love to chat if you would like to work together. Here’s where you can find me: E: @Hasia_illustration

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Meet the Mayor Cllr Stephen Catlin The Mayor of Lewes reflects on how a life of showmanship has set him up perfectly for the role of leading Lewes Town Council. I haven’t always been a Town Councillor, but I have always been interested in theatre, cinema and the performing arts in general. This interest started when we first had a television, which came home as a result of my hospitalisation with pneumonia at the age of 6. How did I further the interest? Not very far until I started secondary education, having done well enough in the 11-plus to be selected for a local state grammar school. Along with some friends who had become Saturday boys at Pollock’s Toy Museum, I was asked to demonstrate the model theatres on BBC’s “All Your Own” which in those days was compered by Huw Wheldon. An appearance in “Sunday Special” followed. I was sent by my school to audition for the National Youth Theatre. In the Company that year were Simon Ward, Hywel Bennet and Neil Stacey, but not me. I was assigned front of house duty! From then on, school work did not stand much of a chance. For, through the same contacts at Pollock’s, I was asked to demonstrate the model theatres on Associated Rediffusion’s “Tuesday Rendezvous”, a magazine programme networked from 5pm -6pm. We had no phone at home at the time, and a series of telegrams followed at three weekly intervals asking me to do more “Tuesday Rendezvous” appearances. The star guests included The Beatles (oh yes!) and Matt Munroe.

John Clements in 1936. From there to the Grand Theatre Swansea, eventually ending up a House Manager at Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End. Times and tastes change, and eventually I bought F.E. Hall’s business in Lewes. Profits were small, and rent increases every five years made it untenable and in 2011, my last year, looking for something else, I decided with advice from Ruth O’Keeffe to stand as an Independent for Lewes Town Council. I have done my best with all that was asked of me. The next step? Ha, well there is an election in 2023, by which time I will be 76. Time to retire? We’ll see!

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A Lewes Awe Walk As I step out in the dawn light, gossamer clouds scud across a crescent moon. A scattering of bright windows intimates that neighbours are beginning their day.

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From the footpath up the hill, the white skeleton of a dead tree startles across the allotments, as a delivery van whooshes past and is gone. As a pair of robins retreat into the safety of a hawthorn thicket, a peek of a different kind of consciousness penetrates my shield of human concerns. Looking out, the flickering lights of local villages appear absurdly magical. I am like a child in the presence of fairy lights. Beyond Ringmer, intense bands of red and yellow-green announce today’s sunrise against heavy layers of grey. Above, the erratic flight of crows reflects the restless sky. As I feel the wind sharply on my face I sense an elemental wildness. There is a stirring of adrenaline. This is a glimmer of awe: a heightened aliveness on recognising one’s smallness in the face of the living presence of a suddenly mysterious, wide world. We experience awe when we respond with goose bumps or find our hair standing on end, but quieter manifestations of this emotion can be more available than we might expect. Leading researchers into the psychology of awe, Dacher Keltner and Jonathan Haidt describe two key features of this emotion. The first is ‘perceived vastness’: being in the presence of something larger than oneself that goes beyond our understanding. The second feature is a ‘need for accommodation’: we cannot assimilate the experience of awe without a shift in our normal perspective. A now famous study inviting a group of adults to take a 15-minute ‘awe walk’ once

a week with the intention of tuning in to this emotion found that positive emotions such as gratitude and compassion increased over an eight-week programme. Further research has linked the experience of awe to improved mood and life satisfaction. Passing through the kissing gate and rounding the curve in the road, the view opens again over Lewes nestling below, with the white arc of Cliffe backed by familiar downland forms. A trio of jackdaws chatter around a chimney stack. The deep red candelabra of my neighbours’ staghorn tree points skyward as if to say “look up! Look out!” As Socrates is reputed to have said: “wonderment is the beginning of wisdom”. Annie Akasati McAuley lives in Lewes and is co-founder of

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The Lewes Pedestrian In the early 19th century John Phipps Townshend became known as ‘The Lewes Pedestrian’ and was part of a national craze for extreme walking. Pedestrians took to walking ever longer distances in ever shorter times with ever more challenging conditions. They became national celebrities and huge sums were wagered on their success, including by the pedestrians themselves. Born in Lewes on 11 June 1792 and baptised at All Saints church, he was the second child of staymaker Samuel Townshend and his wife Susannah, a teenager when they married who bore 11 children, although four were buried in St Michael’s as babies or toddlers. Samuel became Lewes Town Crier and was an early bonfire boy- he was fined 40 shillings for lighting a jack-in-a-box in the street in November 1812. In 1822 John Phipps Townshend set himself the target of walking 1,000 miles in 18 days on a Newcastle course, well over 50 miles per day. To make it a bit more interesting, he had to walk half of the course backwards! He was quite a small man, only 5 feet 5 inches tall, and due to bad weather and swelling ankles he struggled to maintain his schedule, but in the end completed the course with 12 minutes to spare. Also in 1822, John briefly held the record for walking from London to York and back: 396 miles in just under 5 days 15 hours. In 1825 he walked 64 miles per day for 10 successive days. He also won the first London to Brighton race. One common type of race involved the runner collecting stones set out at intervals and returning them, one at a time, to the start. John Phipps Townshend participated in races with up to 300 stones set out in a long line, involving running over 50 miles. As a handicap he used especially large stones, and collected these with

his mouth, while other competitors used their hands. It took him a little less than 8½ hours, but few others could complete the course. His party trick was to stand on one leg – his record for this was over 7 hours. While doing so he could change his shoes and stockings, shave and eat his supper. In the end his body gave up under the strain and he had to retire. He died at 53 in the Cliffe workhouse in 1845. He was buried at Southover. His death was reported, and his exploits remembered, locally and in newspapers all over the country. John Kay Lewes History Group Sources: Familysearch; British Newspaper Archive; Colin Brent, ‘Lewes House Histories’; Davy Crockett website; Damian Hall, ’A Race through the Greatest Running Stories’ (2017).

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February LISTINGS... Wednesday 2nd February The Stitching Post, Isfield TN22 5TX, 10am – 1pm Introduction to English Paper Piecing Eastgate Baptist Church, 7.30pm Lewes and District garden Society – Speaker Robin Tuppin The original maker of the Sussex Trug Basket, invented in 1829, still made using locally coppiced Sweet Chestnut and Willow. £3 Con club, 8 – 11pm Vetiver + Josh Rouse American folk/roots singer-songwriters Depot, 8.30 Deliverance Four city-dwelling friends decide to get away from their jobs, wives and kids for a week of canoeing in rural Georgia. They are not welcomed by the locals Thursday 3rd February The Stitching Post, Isfield TN22 5TX, 10am - 12.30pm Mending Workshop

ABYSS Brewery and Tap, Unit 3 Davey’s Lane, 10.30 – 11.30am ABYSS Booty Camp Led by Nozoko, a South African born Twerk instructor who promises to get your heart racing and your booty shaking, £6 Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks, 1.30- 5pm South East Toad Summit Toad Patrollers and anyone interested in native Toads invited to attend this FREE event. An opportunity to get together and learn more about toad conservation. The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, 11am – 11pm Anime and Gaming Con For anime fans, gamers, cosplayers and comic fans The Komedia, Brighton, 11pm Swiftogeddon – The Taylor Swift Nightclub Editor’s note – I appreciate the last 3 events are out of area but they sounded particularly fine so I thought I would add them. Monday 7th February

Lewes Town hall/Zoom (covid depending), 7.30pm Mary Anning, the Fossil Woman- a talk by Tom Shape Trail blazing early palaeontologist. Tickets £4 from Lewes Tourist Office in person, or over the phone 01273 483 448

Lewes Community Kitchen, 10.30am – 2pm Cooking for Carers Sauerkraut and pickles Free for unpaid carers. Learn the fundamentals of pickling and lacto-fermentation in a light-hearted, fun class

Friday 4th February Con Club, 8 – 11pm Fat Freddie and the Queens Professional Queen Tribute band who take the music seriously but not themselves

Depot, 8.15pm Eternally Younger Than Those Idiots Part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme. Apprehension, sadness, solace and violence.

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Wednesday 9th February

Lewes Town Hall 10am – 3pm Seedy Saturday Big Seed Swap, bird boxes, community growing projects, willow weaving, children’s activities, hot food and tea and cake

Online LEAP Start-Up Programme The LEAP business start-up programme on the 9th and 10th February is open to any Lewes resident who has aspirations to start their own business. It is intensive business support that offers a £2,500 prize in the form of a grant

Lewes Town Hall 10.30 – 11.30am Gardening for Bumblebees: A talk by Professor David Goulson There are nearly 270 species of wild bee in the UK, vitally important in natural ecosystems and pollinators of the majority of crops we grow.

Tuesday 8th February

Depot, 1.30 and 8pm Ora, Ora be Goin’ Alone Part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme. Enduring solitude, elderly bereaved housewife hears voices who attempt to liven her.

Thursday 10th February

Thursday 17th February

Con Club, 7.30 – 11pm Comedy Night – Ian Stone

Depot, 7pm National Theatre Live: The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage Philip Pullman’s world, set 12 years before His Dark Materials, where waters are rising, storms are brewing and two young people in charge of baby Lyra find themselves at the centre of a terrifying man hunt. 12A

Saturday 12th February Linklater Pavilion 10am – 4.30pm Working with Women Boarding School Survivors – A workshop for Therapists For trainee and qualified counsellors/therapists. Looking at the Taboo on tenderness, shame, anger and vulnerability and being female in a masculine world.£80 The Stitching Post, Isfield TN22 5TX, 10am – 1pm Sashiko Workshop Depot, 1.30pm The House Of The Lost On The Cape Part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme Separated from their families, two young girls are given the chance to start afresh by a kind but strange old lady. PG Con Club, 7.30 – 11pm Martha Tilston Sharp original songs capturing the harshness and enchantment of life. £18 Monday 14th February Depot, 7.15 Royal Opera House Presents: Romeo and Juliet LIVE performance by The Royal Ballet Tuesday 15th February Depot, 8.15pm Kiba: The Fangs of Fiction Part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme A power struggle as the president of a publishing giant dies. Wednesday 16th February Lewes House of Friendship, 208 High Street, 10.30am to 12 noon Lewes Hard of Hearing Support Group and Hearing Aid Maintenance Meet other hard of hearing people and make new friends in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Learn some useful communication skills that will help to reduce the feeling of isolation. Free refreshments and raffle. All welcome. For more information, please contact East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre on 01323 722505.

Friday 18th February Con Club, 8 – 11pm The Curst Sons Bluegrass, gospel and rockabilly Saturday 19th February Con Club, 7.30 – 11.30pm Alabaster DePlume Saxophone, stress busting jazz Sunday 20th February Depot, 2pm Royal Opera House Presents: Romeo and Juliet LIVE performance by The Royal Ballet Con Club, 8 – 11pm Manu Delago Percussion, hand pans and electronic manipulation Tuesday 22nd February Eastbourne, all day Free Leadership Workshop with Edeal Workshop created for business leaders and managers in the Lewes area. Opening doors to your success. East Sussex College, Cliffe Building, Mountfield Road, 6 – 9pm East Sussex College Barber Show An evening of Barbering with the Barber Bash Team. Demonstrations of the latest skills, techniques and trends £27.18 Online Event, 7pm Lewes Literary Society Presents: Claire Wilcox Claire has been Senior Curator of Fashion at the Victoria & Albert Museum since 2004. Her latest book Patchwork, A life Amongst Clothes won the PEN Ackerley prize in 2021. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

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Depot, 8.15 Blue Part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme Struggles in and out of the boxing ring.

Con Club, 7.30 – 11.30pm Macka B / FreeDub Press Dub reggae dance with spiritual and social messages / gritty rhymes on a wave of melody

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Depot, 1.30pm The Lone Ume Tree Part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme A middle aged autistic man is sent to a group home to try to live independently.

Lewes Community Kitchen, 11am – 2pm Cooking for Carers – Global Kitchen Specifically for unpaid carers, this 5 week course is an opportunity to prepare delicious affordable meals from around the world

Zoom, 7.30 – 9pm Diving the Wrecks of Scapa Flow - Lewes U3A Free, all welcome, visit eventbrite to book Thursday 24th February Lewes Community Kitchen, 11am – 2pm (five week course) Man with a Pan A 5 week hands on cookery course for men of any age who want to improve their cookery skills. An opportunity to be creative, meet new people, build confidence and eat delicious food. Depot, 5.30 Phantom Thread In collaboration with Lewes Literary Society’s event with Claire Wilcox. Set in 1950’s London a renowned dressmaker’s life is disrupted by a strong-willed woman who becomes his muse and lover. ‘There is such pure delicious pleasure in this film, in its strangeness, its vehemence, its flourishes of absurdity, carried off with superb elegance’ - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian Friday 25th February Con Club, 7 – 11.30pm Fat Belly Jones Ska/Soul band with tunes you can’t help jumping to. Saturday 26th February Depot Saturday Morning Animation Club See Depot website for details The Stitching Post, Isfield TN22 5TX, 10am – 1pm Introduction to Patchwork Zu Café, 11am – 2pm Healthy Gut, Healthy Life Workshop- with Alex Catchpole of Organergy Practical and accessible tips to help improve gut health,£30 St Michael’s Church, High St. Lewes. 6pm Concert of English choral song by Lewes Singers. Tickets £12 from



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Dame Vera Lynn: An Extraordinary Life Ditchling Museum of Arts and Crafts has her diary, wedding cake, military shorts and Burma star, amongst other things.


Abyss Brewery Tour and Tasting Saturday mornings, Unit 3 Davey’s Lane Charismatic and knowledgeable brewing team offer the opportunity to explore. £25 Lewes Food Market Every Friday, 9.30 – 1.30 at Market Tower Look out for: Lewes Youth Players present DNA A play by Dennis Kelly When a group of teenagers’ bullying of another student goes too far they panic, but will their cover-up cause more problems than it solves? (This event has had to be postponed for covid and will reappear some time in February!)



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Tree of the month Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Spaethii’ This month’s tree is hidden away and easily missed. I am guessing it is hardly ever noticed and, if considered at all, only as a route marker between the Bell Lane open space, St Pancras Gardens, and St Pancras Store. Useful for leaning bicycles against but rarely, if ever, considered as a single entity. The tree in question is a cultivar of the much maligned Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) often considered a nuisance and rarely given its credit for forming a grand, significant tree where space and growing conditions allow. The cultivar ‘spaethii’ replicates the stature, structure, and longevity of the species but exhibits characteristics which add to its aesthetic appeal. The underside of its leaves are coloured purple and as the canopy is disturbed by spring and summer breezes the foliage ripples allowing the purple to intermingle with the deep green of the upper leaf surface producing a beautiful effect. It is believed to have originated at Spath’s nurseries around 1883 and is often known as ‘Purpureum’ or ‘Purpureum Spaethii.’ Spath’s Nursery was founded in 1720 by Christoph Spath and was moved to a new site in southeast Berlin in 1863 by Franz Ludwig Spath, then aged only 25. By the end of the 19th century the nursery was the largest of its kind in the world. After his death in 1913 Franz Spath was succeeded by his son Helmut, who revived the nursery’s flagging fortunes during the depression by joining the Nazi party to secure lucrative landscaping contracts for the new autobahns and other public works. It did not end well. His outspoken criticism of the Nazi regime saw him incarcerated in a concentration camp and executed in 1945. The nursery was closed the year before with the arbo-

retum associated with the nursery passing into public ownership, becoming known as Spathsches Arboretum. This unpronounceably named, overlooked Sycamore cultivar off the beaten track in Lewes is a perfect example of how trees contribute benefits to society without ever truly being noticed. It has a diameter at chest height of 55cm and is approximately 18m tall. The species can reach 30m, so this tree is still, by comparison, a youngster. Even so it has stored almost 2.2 metric tons and has a replacement value of over £3500. This is a markedly resilient tree and is one of the few large stature trees which will perform well on the coast, it tolerates pollution and provides dramatic autumn colour. Certainly, a tree worth another look. Keith Sacre

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A leader and the Queen of the Pan “A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” Nelson Mandela Playing as a centre back for Lewes FC women, Rhian is a true example of a leader on and off the pitch. The Welsh international joined the club in 2019 and is now the captain of the first team which plays in the FA Women’s Championship. She has been actively involved in the various social causes the club engages in and is especially keen in doing anything that provides exposure and opportunities for girls in sports. When not playing football, Rhian finds herself practising yoga, socialising with friends or chasing sunsets. On a matchday, you will find her taking a walk around the town in the morning, soaking in the atmosphere as a pre match ritual before every game. When asked for advice to her 14 year old self, Rhian happily said “The most important thing is to enjoy it! Embrace the lows & enjoy the highs - be as proud of what you overcome as what you achieve “

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Gideon Mantell... Local doctor, antiquarian, geologist, early palaeontologist … and poet?! Gideon Algernon Mantell was born in Lewes on 3 February 1790 in St Mary’s Lane, now Station Street. He became the local doctor and moved in to Castle Place on the High Street which has a plaque setting out his main claim to fame, as discoverer of the iguanodon. He had married Mary Ann Woodhouse in 1816 and by 1827 they had had four children. Mary Ann supported her husband in his busy life which included fossil hunting trips. Legend has it that once out with him on a visit to a patient in the summer of 1822 she picked up what looked different from the other stones at the side of the road and showed it to her husband who tracked the stones back to a quarry in Cuckfield. He identified it as the tooth of an ancient creature. In that year he published his book The Fossils of South Downs, or Illustrations of the Geology of Sussex, the book contains drawings by his wife Mary Ann. In it he described “the teeth, vertebrae, bones, and other remains of an animal of the lizard tribe, of enormous magnitude.” However, all was not well in the marriage, maybe Gideon was too preoccupied by his many hobbies and interests to pay much attention to his wife. Or, and this is supposition, his heart may have been stolen by a young lady called Eliza Relfe, a relative of his wife who came to stay in the Spring of 1825. He wrote in a poem:

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No, dearest Eliza, I would not be dull When thy lovely form was before me If this aching heart with grief were not full Too full e’en for thee to restore me! Maybe it was all too much for her and Mary Ann left her husband in 1833. They were never divorced but it is not clear if they ever spoke again. Forgiving him his many faults Lewes is rightly proud of Gideon Mantell’s important discoveries and to commemorate his birthday anniversary there is a talk on another Mary, Mary Anning pioneering palaeontologist. This will be on 3rd February at 7.30pm by Tom Sharpe author of a recent book on her. Tickets £4 from Tourist Info. 01273 483448. Debby Matthews

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Starfish Harmonies Every week, we gather in rooms where sound is everywhere. You can hear the roar of a guitar, a soul-shaking drum beat, the deep thrum of a bass, and drifting, mournful lyrics all weaving together effortlessly to form something far greater than the eclectic sum of its parts - music. This is Starfish. Starfish Youth Music aims to help young people find their own musical voice. “It came about in 1998, when a group of young people in Lewes attended a holiday music workshop,” says Starfish coordinator Iain Paxton. “They enjoyed playing music together so much they wanted it to keep going!” Starfish found its home in the Phoenix Industrial Estate, and young people aged ten to eighteen have kept the music alive ever since.. I play there with my band Inferior Beings, and we all love it. Our singer Jesse calls it “a relaxed space to be creative”, whilst our guitarist Sam describes Starfish as a form of “escapism”. As Iain Paxton says: “Listening to music helps us focus and reflect on how we feel. Whether alone or with others it allows us to dance, sing, laugh, shout, cry, dream, and give meaning to our lives.”

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Delivering fresh udon Lewes has a new addition to the local food scene. Kotori, delivering fresh udon, toppings and sides every Friday. It is the project of chef and founder Naoko Hiraki. Naoko is from Oyama, Japan, a city that has rapidly developed since she was a child playing with her little brother amongst rice fields. Her brother is now working there as an udon chef, using vegetables grown on her father’s land. When she had his freshly made udon for the first time it was a revelation, the best she had ever had. Naoko started to cook alongside her brother. Udon is smooth bouncy noodles served in a deep flavourful fish Dashi broth or Kotori’s own vegan kombu and toasted soya bean broth. It doesn’t use lots of ingredients, it is clean and simple - few elements, and each taste stands out. Naoko is trying to source her ingredients as locally as possible, and she has been excited to connect with Namayasai, the farm near Cooksbridge growing Japanese vegetables in ‘natural agriculture’, run by Robin and Ikuko. ‘When we tasted their vegetables our senses came alive, it was so exciting for us.’ The family moved down to Lewes in late December 2019. 3 months later the UK entered lockdown. Naoko began experimenting with recreating the udon she had made with her brother, first importing flour from Japan but gradually changing her idea and testing local ingredients. She tried dozens of flours, finally finding the one that gave the taste, texture and colour she wanted. Naoko started researching the maturing process. Her home became a laboratory.

When she was introduced to Jacob of The Feature Kitchen it came at the perfect time, after months of meticulous trial and error. After tasting her food Jacob invited her to be the featured chef for September. It was a fantastic experience and feeling incredibly supported and encouraged by an amazing group of people, she started Kotori, opening for orders in October. ‘For me the project is about the excitement, discovery and people that it brings into my life. Already I have connected with such amazing people. I’m always checking if I’m enjoying, because I want to put my true passion and care into my food. If I’m not enjoying, I can’t do that.’

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Ouse by Paul Gibbs River Ouse makes its tidal way forwards

Two swans also move between Hamsey and

Towards the sea, the promise of the sea.

Here. Hidden webbed feet for ivory grace:

Twice daily it retreats in moon unison,

They remind me of an old happy couple.

Seemingly at odds with distant waves.

Now dogs are being walked along a fox-path.

Watch the river’s constant fugitive change.

So many breeds and owners, mostly quiet

Sometimes it corners itself, spiralling,

Next to the gentle rise and fall of tidal swell.

Circling into tiny holes, dank ditches. I like to watch it move from a small bridge.

I do hope they scatter my ashes here. I waited months before cry-scattering dust

Beneath the low beam of this green white arch

From my father’s black inexpensive urn.

Otters once swam, before they moved, escaped

A painful two years it took when Mum died.

The gush-and-spewing of raw drainage holes.

Do I feel happy about their lives now?

I have only seen an otter once. Chewing

Looking at the murk-swell, nothing passes

Off a fish’s head. All incisor-smile

Yet all slowly moves on towards the sea.

I watched it turn, wink, bob and weave for hours.

A tidal river leaves nothing alone. Photo: Andrew Miller

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Youth Voice Facemasks Should we continue to wear face masks after the pandemic? I certainly think we should! Firstly, in many places people have taken in the fact that wearing a mask protects others. People could wear facemasks when they have a cold.

It would keep others safe as we won’t spread around our illnesses as much! I mean, I’m surprised we didn’t do it before; many countries in Asia do, and we should take up the habit. Second of all, because of air pollution, we breathe in toxic fumes spread by transport or factories. The masks can help stop this toxic air reaching our lungs or help us avoid the fumes all together. This means that we have healthier lungs. In fact, for people with asthma this may be an upside to wearing a mask. Is it safe for the environment to wear disposable masks? Definitely not. Some people wash disposable face masks but (from a personal experience,)

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Lewes Bus Station At the heart of medieval Lewes sits a humble, unassuming building. Surrounded by the clutter and chaos of town-centre life, it is ignored by many and judged as irrelevant and unnecessary by the South Downs National Park authority. Photo credit Martin Thomas

Stand back though and take another look. Ask yourself if you have ever seen another building like it? Is there not a quiet charm to its squat and topsy turvy façade, the contrasting angles and curves, and the myopic windows blinking out onto the street below? Does its mid-century modern design and the simple tales of municipal life it embodies have a place in a town famed for history, conflict and rebellion? Now the building itself is the centre of another historic conflict in the town. Passionate support has come from the community who attend Zu Café, the beating heart of the building. The artistic café community recognises the beauty in the mundane and the value of the small histories of Lewes that played out under its shelter. Zu’s rallying cry is joined by the measured tones of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, whose besuited officials are calling for a ‘state of the art public transport interchange’ to ‘encourage people to travel by bus and leave their cars at home, so improving air quality as well as reducing congestion in the town.’

The Twentieth Century Society has also joined the fray. They describe the building as ‘…an excellent example of a small post-war purpose-built bus station in a county town’ and are calling for it to be listed. Indeed, the building was designed by a highly regarded group of local architects, Clayton, Black and Daviel, whose innovative cantilevered shelter and low-pitched cedar-shingled roof give the building its quirky charm. The interior was deliberately simple for ease of cleaning and maintenance, including terrazzo flooring which still survives to this day. Pushing their spectacles up their nose, the society notes ‘…20th-century bus stations, garages and depots are becoming increasingly rare.’. The Lewesian is interested in hearing your stories of the bus station. Perhaps you shared your first kiss or rowed with a lost love whilst waiting for a bus? You may have chatted with a stranger who became a lifelong friend or waved off a loved one that you never saw again? Helen Clegg

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Burning wood can look beautiful and feel cosy, but the science is clear - if you can smell smoke, tiny particles of soot are gradually harming both your and your neighbours’ health.


Can you minimise the number of times a year you use your stove or fire? If you have central heating, do you need to burn wood at all?


Burning wood in fire pits and stoves can cause your family, neighbours and friends serious health issues.


Even the newest Ecodesign stoves emit high levels of harmful pollution. If you must burn, ensure your wood is dry and your chimney is swept to reduce dangerous soot. Never burn treated or painted wood or any other kind of waste as these can release highly dangerous toxins like chromium and arsenic.



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