Viva Lewes - The Hills are Alive

No news might be good news in the old saying, but it’s pretty bad news if you are working on a newspaper. I’ve experienced ‘slow news days’ but I’ve often wondered what the papers would do if, one day, there was absolutely no news. Of course they wouldn’t keep the pages blank. They’d think some news up. Perhaps the fact that there was no news would be news in itself. This thought came to mind when, before the weekend, we started scouting around for things that were going on in and around town that we could write about. August is a strange old month, as companies work on skeleton staff and half of everybody in town is on holiday. We didn’t start panicking, but let’s say we were a little worried. Then we started digging a little deeper, and found that, as ever, there was some stuff going on. Quite a lot of stuff, in fact. A couple of gigs, a handful of fine exhibitions, a couple of shows out in the country. Two outdoor theatre productions. An important football game at the Dripping Pan. Lewes is a highly pro-active town: scratch the surface a little and there’s always somebody who’s arranged something somewhere. A Catalan friend had a look at the webmag a few weeks back, and said ‘there’s a hell of a lot more going on in Lewes that there is in my home town.’ Girona has a population of 636,000, Lewes barely 20,000. So here’s a message to all the movers and shakers in town: keep up the good work, and we’ll keep publicising your events. And next week there’s Artwave to look forward to. Silly season over. Enjoy the week.

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Where is it?
Cover – Sirocco by Sheila Marlborough (Thebes Gallery from Saturday)
Above: Nice Moon – but where is it?
Last week’s answer: Military bookshop, Cliffe High St
(well done again Johnny Denis)