The Lewes Calendar 2021
The Lewes Calendar is made up of beautiful photos taken 'in and around Lewes'. It showcases the work of local photographers while raising funds for local causes. It's a win win!
The calendar features the winning photos submitted in a competition which sought to find pictures taken 'in and around Lewes'. The competition had over 150 entries and deciding which should be included has been very difficult! The calendar is an A4 booklet calendar which opens up to give an A3 calendar on the wall. It includes space for you to add your family's activities.
A donation from the sale of each calendar will go to these organisations;
Lewes Open Door;
The Bevern Trust; and
The Landport Community Cafe.
In the UK calendars are £10 each including postage/packaging/delivery/an envelope.
For each 20 calendars you buy (for friends, family or organisations) you will be given 5 calendars for free (meaning the 25 calendars are effectively £8 each).
Local larger orders will be delivered to the purchaser by hand so postal delays may be avoided. If you can do this it would help raise more funds. Calendars are due to be dispatched from mid December. Shops are welcome to purchase calendars to sell.
Why a calendar?
In March 2020 I started a covid response group - The Lewes Coronavirus Volunteers. It was a demanding task and taking daily photos on my daily walk became a nice antidote. I saw that others would benefit just as I did. There was also an added bonus - that those isolating and shielding could see the outside world by looking at the photos. I created a Facebook group called Lewes Photography where pictures could be posted. This group has a pleasant and supportive vibe and soon many fabulous pictures were being added. I wondered how the fabulous work of the local photographers posting in this group could be promoted. The idea for The Lewes Calendar was born.
If you would like to submit a photo for the 2022 calendar then please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org on or post them in the Facebook group 'The Lewes Calendar' before September 15th 2021. Photos need to be landscape and of high resolution (300dpi and A4). They need to reflect the seasons so do please send them in throughout the year or dig out your best ones! They can be anything 'in and around Lewes'.
Cover Photo - Winter afternoon at The Paddock - Peter Schueler
January - Next to Wiley’s Bridge - Christopher Williams
February - Nostalgic Lewes - Eva Marschan-Hayes
March - Ashcombe Windmill - Fiona Griffin
April - Sussex Hare (Harriet) - Sam Richardson
May - The Iford Cluster - Nigel French
June - Sunrise on the day after Summer Solstice - near Firle
July - Wild colour - Landport Road allotments Julie Mewett
August - Heading for Home - Chris Lewis
September - St.Peter's Church, view from the River Ouse -
Eva Marschan- Hayes
October - The Old Uckfield Railway Line - Jonathan Richardson
November - Eyes to the Sky - Julie Mewett
December - The Ridge, Plumpton - Chris Tomsett
Back cover photo - Lest we forget - Lizzie Zeyfert
Thank you also to Galia Pike for designing the logo and covers, Fiona Griffin for laying out the artwork and Peter Schueler for his help assessing the images for inclusion.
Landport Community Café
Bringing the community together to address food waste and food poverty in Lewes. The café currently offers a safe delivery service to café regulars as well as those who are unwell or isolating across Lewes. It is a not for profit CIC (Community Interest Company). Open to all and operating on a pay as you feel basis. www.landportcommunitycafe.com.
Lewes Open Door
Lewes Open Door is a registered charity providing support for homeless and vulnerable local people. We run a lunchtime drop-in, where guests will get a warm welcome, nourishing food, hot drinks and be able to collect clean clothing and bedding. We can also offer help with housing and benefits queries. https://www.lewesopendoor.org.
The Bevern Trust
The Bevern Trust is a registered charity based in Barcombe. We offer love, care, freedom and opportunity allowing profoundly disabled people to get more from life and where care, family and love come first, every day. The Bevern Trust is passionate about releasing people from the expectations others have about disability www.beverntrust.org.
The donation to the causes will be half the profit from the sales of the calendar. If you have ideas for charities to support next year please email email@example.com.