What can be done with a plastic milk bottle after its contents have been consumed?
Throw it away? Recycle it? One alternative is to upcycle it into something creative or useful.
That was the challenge set for the entrants of all ages in the Treasure from Trash competition in Lewes.
Objects entered in the competition included masks, a space shuttle, a dustpan, a bird scarer, a grazing cow and a humble jug, reflecting a wide range of interpretation and creative talent from local people.
The winning entries are on show at Treasure from Trash, an exhibition curated by ‘knowtrash’ at the Linklater Pavilion, on the Lewes Railway Land, until August 31.
The exhibition is a celebration of creative upcycling, showing artefacts and utensils made from discarded resources from all over the world.
Our picture shows some of the lucky winners. From left to right they are Leo Allan and family, Patrick Collinson, Teagan Lewins, Linda Calvert, Jono Stenberg and Amanda Dennis and the team from knowtrash.
The prizes included wind up solar radios, a bird house kit and wind up torches.
Meanwhile, the Linklater Pavilion is hosting ‘Wonky Toys of Trashland’ on Sunday, July 20, from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.
This family-friendly upcycling workshop will allow visitors to create a new toy from old redeemed and broken objects. Bring with you at least 20 different small, discarded wooden items, broken toys and other debris to make your dream thing. For ages five plus.
Tickets are £5 per family. For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Elsewhere, The Foundry Gallery in Lewes hosts live music on July 24 with two joint improvisation sessions from 2-4pm and 5-6pm between musicians The Adenturists and the pastelists working at the gallery. Tickets are £5 per session at the door.
Then from 7-10.30pm Sam Walker, Daniel Marcus Clark, Buster Cottham, Shona Foster and Arthur Brown will perform. Tickets £7 (plus 50p booking fee) from Union Music, 1 Lansdown Place, Lewes , or £8 on the door.