The Patina Moving On Parade is one of Lewes’s best annual events. It is a right of passage for our local children as they transition from primary school to secondary school. Around 300 11-year-olds in colourful costumes made of wicker and paper wind their way through streets lined with cheering crowds. The event is themed each year and is a collaboration between schools, parents and local artists. This year’s spectacular was called ‘We are walking works of art’, with each school focusing on the life and work of an individual artist. We were treated to artistic reinterpretations ranging from Banksy to Da Vinci, with Surrealism, Cubism, post-Impressionism and Pop Art thrown into the mix. Huge Frida Kalho and Andy Warhol puppets were joined by pink elephants, a pair of giant’s feet and much more. It was a colourful, exuberant, rousing celebration by our town of our local children. More information about Patina can be found here.