TV historian the Bald Explorer to give talk in Lewes

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A well-known TV historian is coming to town to spend a day with children and help them appreciate the importance of the Battle of Lewes as its 750th anniversary fast approaches.

The Bald Explorer made his name from a series of non-commercial videos, in television style, which looked at interesting places and events in history.

As Richard Vobes’s début film was on the historic battle for Lewes it is fitting that he visits the town’s independent school on Thursday, May 1, to educate pupils on its significance at the time and the significance it has for society today.

The internet star will lead a series of mime workshops with Year 5 and 6 students from Lewes Old Grammar School before taking the Year 7 students to the battle site in the afternoon as part of a theme which will then be performed at the school’s ‘action vision sound’ exhibition at Lewes Town Hall on July 8 and 9.

Richard is staying on, after school, for a public talk being held in Mead House Theatre starting at 7pm. Tickets for this, at just £5 to include refreshments, are available from Lewes Old Grammar School’s box office by calling 01273 472634. More details from