Basta cosi for a week in which the weather turned just right, the Italians won the World Cup, and our dfl columnist Jess Wood suffered a hefty backlash from a number of independently-minded Lewesian folk. We’d like to thank the following people without whom this issue would have been impossible to produce: Ben Whitehead, Sheila Marlborough, Susannah Waters, Danny Cooklin, Raphaella ‘Rafa’ Sapir, Rosie Davies, Euan Roddin, Sir Menzies ‘Ming’ Campbell, Zinedine Zidane, Miriam Moss, Steve Mockford, Leigh Simpson, Moose Jarvis, Cynthia Eraut, Lynn from the Castle and Louise & Tom at Spring Barn Farm

Contributors this week are Nick Murray, Fran Galpin, Katie Moorman, William Leith, Jess Wood, Emma Robertson, Dexter Lee, Antonia Gabassi, Karen Anderson, Nick Williams, Dave Wilson and Alex Leith.

Next week’s highlights include:
Thursday 20th: The Garden Opera Company at Pelham House
Saturday 22nd: Elsie Piddock Skips in her Sleep on Mount Caburn
Saturday 22nd: Starfish in the Park - youth music festival in the Paddock
Sunday 23rd: Overcoming - Danish pro cycling movie at the All Saints.

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King of the hill fly on the wall: Overcoming at the All Saints