That’s your lot then in a week in which Lewes FC’s Cup dreams crashed to a close in front of 1,500 fans including several hardy souls who’d come down from Darlington. We took great pleasure in the pub beforehand asking what time they’d got up: the record was 3.45am. At least, I suppose, they had a happy journey home: perhaps we should support them against Swansea in the next round. This week we’d like to thank the following people, without whom the issue would not have been possible to put together: Tim and Sue May, Philip Carr-Gomm, David James, Michael Kennedy, Ann Cross, Peter Bayless, Lee Farrell, Alison Stephens, Penelope Parker, Jim Tipler and Alex Warwick.

This week’s contributors were: Emma Robertson, Karen Anderson, Dexter Lee, Antonia ‘Bruschetta’ Gabassi, Jess Wood, William Leith, Emma Chaplin, Adrienne Campbell, Hattie Ellis, Dave Burke, Andi Mindel, Scott Chowen, Nick Williams, Dave Wilson, Katie Moorman and Alex Leith.

Next week’s highlights include:
Thursday 23rd: Author Steve Hatwood talks on ‘Why Fruit Flies Like a Banana’ at the Grange (note the cap ‘L’)
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th: Xmas Art Trail in Lewes, Ditchling, Rottingdean, Saltdean and South Heighton
Friday 24th: Red Priest, ‘the hottest property in Baroque music’, courtesy of the Nicholas Yonge Society
Saturday 25th: The Bach Choir featuring Paul Austin-Kelly and Elisabeth Cragg at St John sub Castro.

Red Priest: just when you thought it was safe to go to a
Baroque Concert