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LETTERS Mint House: Village has a vibrant art scene, but few opportunities to display work

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I read with interest your recent article about the Mint House in Pevensey and the possibility that, as part of the exciting developments taking place, part of the ground floor may be given over to community use.

If that were to eventually happen it would be a significant bonus for the village.

If the new owner is looking for something to complement the nearby castle and Court House Museum and Gaol House with their historic displays, I would suggest an art gallery that could exhibit images of life in and around Pevensey from the present day inhabitants.

The village has a vibrant art scene, with many very talented artists, crafters and photographers, but few opportunities locally for them to display their artwork. Such a project could involve all sections of the community from schoolchildren through to the older residents and provide a location for us to celebrate our rich heritage.

An art gallery would also fit well with what I’m reading may be some small creative industries possibly occupying the future business units at the rear of the site. The Mint House is such an aesthetically pleasing building that a gallery hosting exhibitions of artwork within would seem only to further enhance its appeal.

What a great resource that could be for the village and its many visitors.

Val Racher