What else is on:
Sunday 9th: Carols Old and New, by the Ashdown Singers. 3pm, St Pancras.
Sunday 9th: book signing and reading by Mick Hanson. 4.30pm, John Harvey Tavern, free.
Sunday 9th: Smokestack. Blues at the Lamb. 8pm, free.
Sat-Sun, 15th/16th: McBean’s Orchid house Open Day. A275, 3 miles north of Lewes, 10am-4pm.
Tuesday 25th: Christmas Day. Now-mainly-consumerist celebration of the birth of a Middle-Eastern ‘messiah’ in the last week of 1BC, or thereabouts.

Xmas weather: bookies have slashed the odds to a 20-year low 6/5 for a white Christmas this year. The BBC are predicting a dry, cold last week of the year due to a period of high pressure, but plenty more rain till then, following one of the driest Autumns in recorded history
On the Viva turntable this week: Andrew Bird’s The Swimming Hour. Eclectic multi-instrumental science pop from the Chicago singer-songwriter’s 2001 breakthrough LP. And Geoff Robb’s classical guitar cd ‘Con Spirito’.

Classic You Tube movie moments: Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cents Coups. Les gamins plan a typewriter heist during a Parisian Punch and Judy show.

You Tube link of the week. The London Underground Song. Paul Weller was never this angry. Please don’t access this link if you are likely to be offended by foul and abusive language.

It’s looking good for a white Christmas