LewesLight takes place over three days in October, a community based Festival of Light celebrating culture, history and the environment in and around Lewes and the South Downs through the medium of light, art and design.
The main festival event is free and open to all, last year it attracted over 10,000 visitors and engaged with over 100 volunteers, students, young people, professionals, artists, designers, performers and musicians.
For 2018, the festival will investigate the impact of events leading up to, and culminating in, 1918; and how they changed Lewes and Sussex life forever after.
The LewesLight team consists of; lighting designers, artists, makers, engineers, poets, historians, scientists, educators, technicians, electricians, photographers and film makers who in turn are supported by; local business, the local councils, lighting manufacturers, hire companies and local people all of whom commit time and resource to making this amazing event possible - and on a shoestring budget!
LewesLight is a not for profit organisation - all of the organisers and creative team contribute their time for no fee. The festival operates on a small grant from Lewes Town Council, a grant from the Chalk Cliff Trust and sponsorship from businesses and individuals for which we are very grateful.
LewesLight cannot continue to grow and develop without additional funding. If we are going to continue our work we need help.
We aim to engage with more people in our community, teaching young people skills and offering opportunities and experience. We would like to increase the quality of our installations by making more resource available to our artists and designers and we hope to benefit the local economy further by bringing more people to the town.
Your money will help pay for materials and equipment that we cannot beg or borrow. It will help us pay for our administration making us more efficient. It will help us improve the training we give to our volunteers. It will help us to provide a digital legacy of our work and to plan for future events.