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Lester in front of some of the schoolchildren's drawings he inspired at Sandown Primary (photo: Russell Jacobs).

Lester’s art proves a source of inspiration

In 2011 Nick Terdre wrote in HOT about Hastings artist Lester Magoogan, who has Down’s syndrome. Lester’s line drawings had proved highly popular, and he had made a name for himself well beyond the town walls. Five years on Nick decided it was time to find out how Lester’s career had developed since then. With his exuberant and optimistic personality, Lester is a force of nature in himself, and Nick was not surprised to find that not only is his art winning new admirers around the world, but it is also proving a great source of inspiration to others.

Tuesday 24 January saw a resolute group of cyclists and others braving the weather to officially open the final link of the Bulverhythe Coastal Link cycle path, along with the Portrait Bench silhouette statue at Bulverhythe. Richard Hull attended the event and took the opportunity to quiz engineers and planners about the surface of the final link section.

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