Phoenix Project Design Festival: See the full programme of events

Over the past year we’ve been working on plans for a new walkable, renewably-powered, super-green neighbourhood on the former Phoenix industrial site in Lewes, East Sussex. These ideas will be presented in an exhibition in the Foundry Gallery at our Phoenix Project Design Festival, 10-12th September 2021.

Join talks, workshops and other events with the Human Nature team, designers, specialists and invited guests. We’ll be gathering input on the work in progress so we can enhance the plans and designs, blending local expertise with the experience of our professional team to make this a truly remarkable place for Lewes. See the full programme below.

Enjoy local food and drink from Zu Cafe and Beak Brewery, plus a great musical line-up curated by the team behind the Lewes Hilltop Sessions. This will include local busking troupe The Magnificent Kevens and jazz-punk outfit Opus Kink.

Exhibition hours
Friday 10th September: 12-9pm
Saturday 11th September: 10am-9pm
Sunday 12th September: 10am-6pm


Full programme of talks and events

Friday 10th September

Soapbox

14:00-15:00 The Why, What and How of Sustainability at the Phoenix – Jonathan Smales (Human Nature)

15:00-16:00 John Every’s Phoenix Ironworks – John Blackwell (Chairman of The Sussex Industrial Archaeology Society)

17:00-18:00 Mapping the Phoenix – 3D modelling of the site – Paul Gussar & James Stileman (Sensat)

Hammonds Yard (music and dance stage)

17:00-18:00 DJ Nick Carling

18:00-19:00 Marie White

19:00-20:00 The Equatorial Group

20:00-21:00 The Dead Reds


Saturday 11th September

Soapbox

11:00-12:00 The Phoenix: Landscape Led and a Living Cultural Tradition – Richard Dollamore (Whaleback) and Lionel Fanshawe (Terra Firma)

12:00-13:00 The Why, What & How of Sustainability at the Phoenix: Strategies & Impacts – Jonathan Smales (Human Nature)

13:00-14:00 How Shall We Live? Healthy & Sustainable Living at the Phoenix – Joanna Yarrow (Human Nature)

14:00-15:00 Masterplanning, Public Space, Landscape Strategies & Ecology – Kathryn Firth (FPublicRealm) and Dan Rea (Periscope)

15:00-16:00 Climate Change & Environmental Design – Patrick Bellew (Atelier Ten)

16:00-17:00 The Ouse, Fluvial & Pluvial Flood Strategies – Fred Labbe (Expedition Engineers) and Dan Rea (Periscope)

17:15-18:15 Smarter, Greener, Faster: Sustainable Mobility & Gentle Streets – John Dales (Urban Movement), Joanna Yarrow (Human Nature), Sandy Rompotiyoke (Periscope) and Toby Thornton (WSP)

Carwash

11:00-12:00 Flowetic with Gemma (Soulfit*)

12:30-13:30 Yoga for all with Cherry (Soulfit*)

14:00-15:00 Shared Living & Co-housing at the Phoenix – Mellis Haward & Kyle Buchanan (Archio), Emilie Jaspers & Xavier Smales (Human Nature) 

15:00-16:00 Building in Timber & Raw+Craft – Paloma Gormley (Material Cultures), Steve Johnson (The Architectural Ensemble) and Andy Tugby (Human Nature)

16:00-17:00 The Phoenix Neighbourhood Square, Community & Commercial Places & Spaces – Chelsea Renton (Human Nature) and Jessam Al-Jawad (Al-Jawad Pike)

Hammonds Yard (music and dance stage)

14:00-15:00 Dance Academy

15:00-16:00 Dance Academy

16.00-17.00 Singer songwriter showcases: Magic Bird, Jose Quintana, Sennen Timcke

17:00-18:00 Singer songwriter showcases: Erika Olsen, Maia Eden

18:00-19:00 Magnificent Kevens

19:00-20:00 Opus Kink

20:00-21:00 Supernatural Things


Sunday 12th September

Soapbox

11:00-12:00 The Phoenix: Landscape led and a Living Cultural Tradition – Richard Dollamore (Whaleback) and Lionel Fanshawe (Terra Firma)

12:00-13:00 The Why, What & How of Sustainability at the Phoenix: Strategies and Impacts – Jonathan Smales (Human Nature)

13:00-14:00 Smarter, Greener, Faster: Sustainable Mobility and Gentle Streets – John Dales (Urban Movement), Joanna Yarrow (Human Nature) and John Snell (Periscope)

14:15-15:15 Masterplanning, Public space, Landscape Strategies & Ecology – Kathryn Firth (FPublicRealm), Dan Rea (Periscope)

15:15-16:15 Climate Change & Environmental Design – Patrick Bellew (Atelier Ten)

16:15-17:15 The Ouse, Fluvial and Pluvial Flood Strategies Fred Labbe (Expedition Engineers) and Kirsty Badenoch (Periscope)

Carwash

11:00-12:00 Boxfit with Gyles (Soulfit*)

12:30-13:30 Yoga for all with Tobie (Soulfit*)

14:00-15:00 Shared Living & Co-housing at the Phoenix – Mellis Haward & Kyle Buchanan (Archio), Emilie Jaspers & Xavier Smales (Human Nature)

15:00-16:00 Building in Timber & Raw+Craft – Summer Islam (Material Cultures), Steve Johnson (The Architectural Ensemble), Duncan Baker Brown (BakerBrown) and Andy Tugby (Human Nature)

16:00-17:00 Youthfulness & Play at the Phoenix – Emilie Jaspers and Lily Holbrook (Human Nature)

Hammonds Yard (music and dance stage)

13:00-14:00 Starfish

14:00-15:15 Starfish

15:15-16:00 Salsa with Slavo

16:00-17:00 Geoff Robb – The Music of Trees

17:00-18:00 Keith Ellis Jazz trio


*All Soulfit classes are free and can be pre-booked via Soulfit, or drop in if spaces are available. All other sessions are free of charge with no need to book. Capacity is limited – entrance is on a first come first served

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