Friday, 30 January 2009

Tom Paine's Birthday, Use and Take Care

29th January was Tom Paine's birthday (he was born in 1737), so I arranged for Andy Gammon, the artist and designer, to ring Gabriel, the town bell, to commemorate the event, and also mark the bicentenary of Paine's death in 1809. Thanks to John Crawford, Chief Executive of Lewes District Council, for making this event possible.

The Market Tower in Lewes, during the bell-ringing

Andy Gammon preparing the medieval bell, Gabriel, for the bell-ringing

Inside 'Use and Take Care', a wonderful shop run by artists and designers in the Needlemakers, Lewes, on the corner of Market Street and Market Lane

Chiara Bianchi in her 'Shop of the Artists', 'Use and Take Care'
Some of Chiara Bianchi's beautiful products

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