Another Wednesday, another issue out, then, as a week truncated by Bank Holiday tips towards the weekend, with amazing cloud formations in the sky. We couldn’t put the magazine out with the help of a number of people out there: this week we’d like to thank Sue from HQ, Russell Beck, Marguerite Horner, Hayley Brown, Adrian Orchard, Michael Munday, Susie Monnington, Celia Berridge, Krishnamurti Sridhar, Nwankwo Kanu (again), Andrew Thomas, Marina Arnold, Jez Bird, Lindsay from Pelham House, Laurie Griffiths and Johnny Darlington.

Contributors this week are: Scott Chowen, Emma Chaplin, Steve King, William Leith, Hattie Ellis, David Burke, Katie Moorman, Antonia Gabassi, Owen Postgate, Dexter Lee, Nick Williams, Dave Wilson and Alex Leith.

Next week’s highlights include:
Friday 8th: Poetry presentation by Grace Nicholls
Saturday 9th: Lewes v Basingstoke at the Pan
Saturday 9th: Ken Loach’s The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Tuesday 12th: the autumn classical music season kicks off with a flute and oboe recital of Bach and Doppler at Westgate Chapel

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