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Gathering of the weird and wonderful at Lewes gallery

For Gentlemen Only: Mayor Micheal Turner and John Henty at the show

For Gentlemen Only: Mayor Micheal Turner and John Henty at the show

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.

 

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