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The Big Feature

The Big Feature

Saturday night saw the first ever cinema screening at the Big Park with an alfresco showing of ‘The Italian Job’. The entire film was run on pedal power, and a group of very motivated and energetic volunteers kept the film going for over 90 minutes! We’re sure that the racing Minis kept their andrenelin pumping! The park was also blessed with a dry, starry night and 300 paper lanterns illuminated the paths – the park is truly magical at night…

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The Big Parks Project Sponsored by the South Downs National Park proudly present A Pedal Powered, Outdoor Screening of ‘The Italian Job’. (PG) ‘The Italian Job’ is a classic British caper film of the 1960s starring Michael Caine.  A fast and stylish romp, “The Italian Job,” is a complicated plan to hijack gold bullion from Italy — right from underneath the noses of the Italian Police and the Mafia. This free event will be held at dusk on 19th September…

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Follow our Art Trail and Find out More About the Big Park

Follow our Art Trail and Find out More About the Big Park

This month sees the start of the Lewes District’s annual visual arts festival, so we thought we’d take a special look at the artworks dotted around the park. Come to Peacehaven and follow our Art Trail and find out more about the Big Park. If you need a break from the exhaustion of having serious fun at the park, why not take a closer look at the artworks that make the park really unique.  When visiting the park take a…

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Gateway Cafe open for the Summer Holidays

Gateway Cafe open for the Summer Holidays

Over the next few weeks, the charity INNA will be caretaking the Gateway Cafe to provide visitors with light refreshments. All profits will be going to the charity and will ensure that everyone will be kept hydrated during what we hope will be a long, hot summer! We hope you enjoy meeting, playing and skating at your new park and that you will share your images and experiences with us on Twitter. Nothing makes us happier than seeing all those…

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We Won!

We Won!

We are excited to announce that The Big Parks Project’s engineering services consultancy Crofton, have won the Constructing Excellence 2015 award for sustainability. Speaking about the project judges said ” This entry overwhelmingly met all category criteria with excellent community buy – in and a low energy building, rebuilt from poor energy stock. A holistic, long-term sustainability approach”. The judges were particularly impressed that despite having a relatively small budget, sustainable technologies were kept as a priority during the engineering process:…

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Gateway Cafe Shortlisted for AJ Award

Gateway Cafe Shortlisted for AJ Award

  Our Gateway Cafe has been shortlisted for the AJ Retrofit award by ‘The Architect’s Journal’. The award seeks to reward achievements in design, engineering and construction.     In Architecture, retrofitting is a term used to describe the process of taking an existing building and renovating it with techniques that may not have existed at the time of construction. It’s hard to imagine now, but the Gateway Cafe was once an unattractive maintenance depot with brick walls, security fencing and…

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Expressions of Interest sought for the Gateway Café

Expressions of Interest sought for the Gateway Café

Do you have what it takes to run the Gateway Café at the Big Park?  Peacehaven Town Council are seeking Expressions of interest  for an exciting opportunity to lease the new Gateway Café as part of the Big Parks Project at Centenary Park, Peacehaven. The project has created a new destination park for Peacehaven by modernising some of the facilities in the existing Piddinghoe Sports Park and providing new facilities on new park land given by Southern Water. The Café…

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Lewes Hike + Bike Festival Comes to the Park!

Lewes Hike + Bike Festival Comes to the Park!

Saturday 20th June 2015 We are pleased to announce that the Lewes Hike + Bike Festival is coming to the Big Park. They will be holding a mini festival celebrating our gateway to the South Downs. Join in the fun with walks and rides for every ability! “Festival in the Park” has 13 different events including: four guided rides over the South Downs, two rides between Peacehaven and Brighton Marina along cycle paths, walks exploring the Meridian Way and hikes between Peacehaven and Lewes…

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Swallows and Kids Flock to play at The Big Park

Swallows and Kids Flock to play at The Big Park

‘This is Awesome, I’m coming here again!” “Really Cool, it’s fun”  “EPIC!” We visited the Big Park to see how the adventure playground is going down with our biggest critics – the kids. Have we matched their incredible imaginations? The sun was shining and the air was fresh, as swallows and skylarks swooped above the acorn tower and out across to the downs. Built from fully sustainable Robinia timber with rustic chestnut post and rail fencing, it harmonises beautifully with…

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