Video: Battle of Lewes commemorated with Chalklife Festival

The Chalklife Festival with Medieval Mayhem proved a spectacular success in Lewes on Saturday.

Thousands of people flocked to Landport Bottom, scene of the Battle of Lewes in 1264, to enjoy a feast of entertainment in brilliant sunshine.

Chalk Life Festival, Lewes.

Chalk Life Festival, Lewes.

The family event celebrated the people, history and wildlife of the South Downs.

With medieval stalls, battle re-enactments, bug hunting, arts and crafts, archery, falconry and catapult challenges, food and a bar it offered something for everyone.

It was followed by the Medieval Mayhem Feast, headlined by local band Tongue and Groove with support from six bands from the Starfish Youth Music Project.

The day was organised jointly by Friends of Wallands Primary School, Lewes District Council and Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society.