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The Tide Mills Project

LYT Productions, directed by Phil Rose, are currently working on the Tide Mills Project, a major creative heritage enterprise. It is backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, and the South Downs National Park.

Highly regarded professional artists, designers, sculptors, poets, musicians and writers are collaborating with LYT Productions and the local community to bring Tide Mills back to life. This work will culminate in a celebratory week next September. The event will be free, accessible - and open for everybody to take part. 

Schools, colleges, young people, families and retirees in the community are learning from the professionals and are sharing their talents.

Although a quiet wildlife sanctuary now, Tide Mills was once a hive of industry. Ruins of an old village, mill and hospital are still visible and one can imagine past lives, before it was deserted. Stables for retired racehorses were once on the site, as was an early radio station and a seaplane station.


In future months, we shall tell you more about the history of Tide Mills and the ways in which you can get involved with the project. For more information and to join the mailing list, visit 

Phil Rose founded LYT Productions 12 years ago. He has over 30 years’ experience in the entertainment industry and creates inclusive environments where young people can safely learn practical, transferable skills with the support and mentoring of industry professionals. 

LYT Productions, a not-for-profit community organisation, offer high quality event production services to a large range of clients. The events crew is made up of young people aged 18-25 from a diverse mix of backgrounds.

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