Phew! What a scorcher. That’s your lot this week, we’re sending this out to the sound of the patter of rain-drops on the sun-scorched earth after a week of sunshine to remember. We’d like to thank the following people, without whom this World-Cup-disturbed issue would not have been possible: Andy Sherwood, Clint Langley, Holly Steddon, Jane Zara, Miranda Kemp, Phil from Tongue and Groove, Shirley Edwards, Mal Smith, Rod Johnson, Carol Buchan, Jerry Noble, Carlos Gamarra, Johns Burfoot and Wilson and Malcolm Kitch.

This week’s contributors are: Emma Robertson, Karen Anderson, Katie Moorman, Sophie Clark, Jess Wood, William Leith, Antonia Gabassi, Dexter Lee, Dave Wilson, Nick Williams and Alex Leith.

Next week’s highlights include:
Thurs 22nd: Your annual chance to climb the mysterious Brack Mount.
Thurs 22nd: Lewes Priory: An illustrated talk (that’s the monastery not the school)
Fri 23rd: The Da Vinci Code starts its extended run at the All Saints
Fri 23rd and Sat 24th – Lewes Beer and Cider Festival in the Town Hall
Mon 26th: Norman Adams at the Star Gallery

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Norman Adams' Klimtian watercolours at the Star Gallery next week