The fascinating ‘Viva Collecting’ exhibition continues in Lewes today (Friday) and tomorrow.
It’s a collaboration between broadcaster John Henty and photographer Tom Reeves.
The result is a unique celebration of all things collectable and the exhibition is being staged at the Edward Reeves Gallery in Lewes High Street (11am-5pm both days).
It was enjoyed at a private view last Friday by the Mayor of Lewes, Cllr Dr Micheal Turner, and Mayoress, Anne Turner.
‘Henty’s Twenty’ features 20 unusual objects from John’s zany collections including a brick from The Cavern Club – ‘birthplace’ of The Beatles and ‘cradle of British pop music’ – and a working What The Butler Saw machine which once proved a saucy attraction for Edwardian visitors to Brighton’s Palace Pier.
The free exhibtion is enhanced by a stunning display of photographs of Lewes and Lewes people from the archives of Edward Reeves Photography.
John Henty is the world’s leading authority on British illustrator Mabel Lucie Atwell (1879-1964). He founded and ran a museum in Cornwall dedicated to her work.