Portraits of the Queen to go on display in Lewes


SIXTEEN schools from across the Lewes District have been busy making portraits of Her Majesty The Queen in time for a special exhibition.

Art teachers have worked hard with their students over the last few months producing more than 1,500 portraits for the Diamond Jubilee.

Some of the portraits feature The Queen with her beloved corgis and the images are in a variety of media including beads, crayons, feathers, paint, paper and rice.

The exhibition, at Lewes Town Hall on June 2 and 3 (10.30am-4.30pm), is free of charge and visitors can vote on their favourite images.

The Chair of Lewes District Council, Cllr Tony Nicholson, said: “This is a good example of teamwork between Lewes District Council, Lewes Town Council and the local schools working together to produce a fitting tribute for Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”

The new Mayor of Lewes, Cllr Michael Chartier, agreed and added: “The pupils have produced some wonderful images for the public to come and enjoy.”