Festival to showcase Railway Land Nature Reserve in Lewes

Lewes Railway Land Nature Reserve.
Lewes Railway Land Nature Reserve.

Using underwater web cameras, guided walks and puppet shows will be just some of the fun activities on offer at Railway Land Live in Lewes.

The fun family festival will take place on Sunday July 5 at the nature reserve in Railway Lane from 2pm to 5pm.

It will mark the first anniversary of the creation of the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere and showcase the work that is carried out at the reserve by the Railway Land Wildlife Trust in close partnership with Lewes District Council.

Director of the Railway Land Project Dr John Parry said: “We are delighted that Patina have teamed up with us to give a little preview of the plans for this year’s South Downs wildlife themed Carnival of the Creatures Moving On Parade on July 10, and the South Downs National Park bus will be there to provide a wider context.

“The point of the festival is to celebrate the wildlife on our doorstep and the peace and pleasure this little reserve brings to so many people who use it in so many ways all the year round.”

The free festival will also feature demonstrations of the way Minecraft has been used to engage young people with the nature reserve, an art exhibition by Lil Tudor Craig and live music.

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