The Ladies of Miller's Story


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The Ladies of Miller's Story and exhibition will be open from 11 - 26 September every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.


The exhibition comprises a collection of pottery, paintings, lithographs and other art work by Caroline Lucas and Frances Byng Stamper, known as The Ladies of Miller's who created Millers Gallery in the High Street in order to revive the Arts during World War Two, which included a lithograph printing press, an art school, and plans for a theatre in collaboration with Maynard Keynes, which was sadly never completed. Their story will be told at one of our Saturday evening talks on September 18th. Places are limited. Reserve your seat here.


In 1939 the two remarkable sisters purchased the former home of a miller in Lewes High Street and converted the stables into an art centre. From there, with the help of their Bloomsbury friends, the ladies kept the flag of culture flying during the war. Afterwards they set up the influential Miller's Press, encouraging artists to experiment in lithography.