“Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.”
Bonfire Night is celebrated throughout the UK but arguably one of the most renowned November 5th celebrations takes place just down the road from the 20sixltd offices in Lewes. Gaining national coverage, Lewes is always featured in the news at this time of year and boasts of being, "the biggest and the only proper bonfire night celebration left of its kind in the UK."
A Lewes based designer also featured in national press this week - but for something quite apart from explosions and carnivals. William Hardie, of Studio Hardie based in Lewes has been heavily involved in designing what Nissan claims as the "ultimate workspace for hipsters on the go."
Studio Hardie collaborated with Nissan to produce the world's first mobile electric office complete with a fold-down desk, touch screen computers, mini fridge and barista-quality beverages.
And the usually peaceful county town of Lewes featured in the news once again this past week (we're admitting to a somewhat spurious link here to Bonfire Night). The iconic, or as some would have it, ugly dominating building that is Lewes County Hall, caught fire. Ironically, County Hall's official unveiling occurred on 31/10/1968 - and was hit by fire on 31/10/2016, some 48 years later.
So, this week, we hail all things Lewesian; from their fantastic Bonfire celebrations, to their 1960's iconic office buildings, through to their innovative office designers.