Another Wednesday afternoon, another issue of Viva Lewes done and dusted, as the sun smiles down making us realise: who needs foreign holidays? We’d like to thank the following people for helping us to make this Peter-Messer-dominated issue possible: Mr Messer himself (a thoroughly decent fellow), Hayley Brown, Lindsay from Pelham House, Phillip Carr-Gomm, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Tony Dunn, Tony Gibb, Pete Talbot from ‘the Rudes’, Marina from Lewes FC, an anonymous former member of the LRA, Graham Dawson, Elaine Butlin, Poppet Cheal, Viv Howard and Jason Winter.

This week’s contributors are: Sue Fasquelle, Miranda Kemp, Christian Thompson, Steve King, Karen Anderson, William Leith, Antonia Gabassi, Dexter Lee, Dave Wilson, Nick Williams and Alex Leith

Next week’s highlights include:
Weds 16th - Saturday 19th: Theatre - Tom Jones at Lewes Castle
Sat 19th - Lewes v Braintree Town at the Pan
Sat 19th-28th - Young Love, an exhibition by Martin Gayford at HQ Gallery
Sat 19th - Sussex Watercolour Society at the Thebes
Sat 19th - Artwave at Westgate Chapel

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Ghostess with the mostest: ‘Girl in a Tree’ by Martin Gayford,on
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