Saturday Talk - 18th September:The Ladies of Millers Story

Download the Ladies of Miller's Story brochure as a PDF

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

Places are limited. Reserve your seat here.

Refreshments will be available at the bar.

This is a fundraiser even to begin much needed repairs and work to create the Arts Hub for Fitzroy House, one in which it expands to become a place to tell stories through paintings, ceramics, poetry and spoken word,music, film, performing arts and theatre, and collaborations of mixed media.

Diana Crook will explore the ladies' link with the Charlestonians and other well-known figures, their range of exhibitions during the war and the rude names and jokes they managed to attract.

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.

This entertaining account documents the ladies' earlier years and the tragedy that inspired their artistic commitment, as well as describing cultural life in Lewes during and after the war.