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Good news for Sussex

PUBLISHED: 08:33 01 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:39 20 February 2013

Good news for Sussex

Good news for Sussex

Here is our picture round-up of some positive news from around the county...

Here is our picture round-up of some positive news from around the county...


Young designers at V&A


Exhibiting in one of the worlds greatest museums is a lifelong dream for any artist but it has already come true for three 22-year-old students.
Hayley Zierold, Alice Walton and Katie Spragg have just graduated from the University of Brighton with first-class honours degrees and their work went on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) as part of a four-way collaboration project involving the Royal College of Art (RCA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Henfield artists marathon effort


Henfield artist Alex Dury is hoping to raise more than 4,000 for the Trevor Mann Baby Unit at the Royal Sussex Hospital, Brighton, by auctioning a set of 18 South Downs paintings done in just 18 hours.
Alex (40) was inspired to raise funds by the ordeal of his daughter Rosa (seven) who was treated in the unit after mother Katja (40) was rushed in for an emergency caesarean two weeks early.
An on-line auction will close at 11pm on August 12: www.alexduryart.co.uk/paintathon

Lancing College marks the centenary of Sir Peter Pears birth


Guests at the celebration included former pupils, some of whom are now professional musicians, and former winners of the Colleges Sir Peter Pears Music Prize, such as His Honour Judge Peter Birts, who won the first award in 1964.
A service in the Chapel featured Lancings choir, conducted by Director of Chapel Music, Neil Cox.

80,000 raised for local hospices at Firle Place


Guests in their finery sipped champagne and picnicked on the manicured lawns of Firle Place before a performance of Whose Oscar Is It Anyway? organised by the Friends of East Sussex Hospices (FESH). The production, which included excerpts from Hollywood favourites such as High Society and Singin in the Rain, took place in the beautiful 18th century indoor riding school and raised over 80,000 for local hospices.

This month look out for:


Ride for Life: In aid of Cancer Research. The first-ever such event in West Sussex) is at Titnore Lane, Goring on 21st August. There is a pink theme for the horse and riders. More on www.gdrc.org.uk/Ride/ride4life.html
Ladies Evening at Fontwell Park Racecourse where the Best Dressed Lady will win 2000 on the biggest night in the 86-year history the course. The event on Thursday 19th August coincides with the opening of the new 6.5m Premier Grandstand. The competition will be hosted by Channel Four Racing presenter Derek Thompson.
Winchelsea's Exhibition of Art
in aid of the Towns Millennium Artefacts in The Court Hall, High Street on 28th, 29th & 30th (Bank Holiday week-end) from 10 am to 6 pm. (Saturday & Sunday and till 4 pm on the Monday.) Admission is free but you might buy a picture to take home!

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