Viva Lewes Issue #159 December 2019




Bits and bobs.

8-29. Cover artist Scott Wotherspoon

on a varied career; Wendy Baker, who

set up her dance academy aged 19;

Photo from above; Five minutes with

Southover Head Noel Fadden; charity

card shop at Lewes House; The

Friends of Lewes bids farewell to their

Chair; Spread the word; greyhound

Maisie; how you can make a difference

buying a drink at the Depot; Charity

box visits this year’s Late Night

Shopping chosen charity, the Bevern

Trust; books on stunning knitting, and

local characters; meet The Group;

Carlotta Luke shares wild swimming;

Craig turns Walrus-and-Carpenter.


31-35. Eleanor Knight celebrates the

mundane and glorious; David Jarman

reminisces, with Michael Billington;

and John Henty gathers thoughts of


On this month.

37-54. A Christmas Carol

collaboration; Massive Violins =

cellos; Arthur Smith in Lewes for

election night; University of Sussex

Symphony Orchestra gathers

generations; Dexter Lee’s film roundup;

a day for Drumming; Thomas

McCarthy collects songs; Best

Foot Music gathers cultures; Super

Sunday Circus springs into action

at The Dome; and Amanthi Harris

remembers 1970s Sri Lanka.


57-65. Artists and Makers Fair; David

Jarman on Ditchling Museum; Art

and about including Chalk Gallery

2020 calendar, the Brighton Art Fair,

Martyrs’ Gallery and many more;

Caroline Lucas curates Brink at



67-83. Diary dates from the Raystede

Christmas Fair to The Crucible

to A Sussex Christmas talk, and

much else; Freetime listings include

Christmas at Nymans and Sheffield


Illustration by Hasia Curtis

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