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Anyone want to be interviewed about lewes bonfire?

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On 2 Nov 2016 at 7:16pm katia_dambo wrote:
Hi everyone Im a student journalist, originally from Lewes and I'm looking for people to talk to about lewes bonfire. The two topics I'm covering are- has lewes bonfire become too controversial and if lewes bonfire has become less of a local community gathering and more of a party event for non-locals. the interview can be very informal and conducted online or face-to-face. if you have anything to say or would like to see the questions then email me: katia522@me.com
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On 2 Nov 2016 at 7:25pm Buzz wrote:
No thanks
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On 2 Nov 2016 at 8:04pm Local wrote:
Student journalists might become real journalists. Therefore avoid like the plague.
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On 2 Nov 2016 at 8:39pm Wotcha wrote:
Those are two very stupid questions. Lewes Bonfire is LESS controversial than it used to be. The only serious attempts at achieving any level of controversy these days arise as a result of pathetic attempts by third-rate journalists to provoke arguments that don't interest the bonfire societies one bit. See Alex Salmond. And a party event for non locals? Is that some reference to the fact that a bunch of students show up with no idea of how to engage with the event, apart from hanging around outside Boots the Chemist wondering what's happening?
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On 2 Nov 2016 at 11:26pm Taff wrote:
If you are from Lewes then you should already know.
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On 2 Nov 2016 at 11:47pm Savesometime wrote:
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On 3 Nov 2016 at 5:32am Clifford wrote:
Wotcha wrote: '...a bunch of students show up with no idea of how to engage with the event, apart from hanging around outside Boots the Chemist wondering what's happening?'

Just out of interest, Wotcha, how exactly are people supposed to 'engage' woth the event? I'm sure a lot of us would be interested in knowing your opinion.
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On 3 Nov 2016 at 9:24am anon wrote:
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The last few November 5ths have fallen in the week, this year it falls on a Saturday. As we pour through the streets of London we aim to show the tourists and gentrifiers that London is not a city in subdued slumber, but a city full of people angry at their rulers, and passionate about change.
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On 3 Nov 2016 at 11:04am Wotcha wrote:
Clifford wrote: "Wotcha wrote: '...a bunch of students show up with no idea of how to engage with the event, apart from hanging around outside Boots the Chemist wondering what's happening?'
Just out of interest, Wotcha, how exactly are people supposed to 'engage' woth the event? I'm sure a lot of us would be interested in knowing your opinion".
Simples. If you don't understand the event, stay away. Or at least only show up if you have an interest in learning more about what makes Lewes what it is.
In any event, don't come to Lewes on the fifth if you imagine that the event has anything at all to do with the world of 'V for Vendetta' and its spin-off, the "Worldwide Anonymous Collective".

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On 3 Nov 2016 at 12:12pm Wotcha wrote:
Wotcha - as you haven't explained anything at all about how people are supposed to 'engage' beyond the vague 'learning more about what makes Lewes what it is', I assume you don't really understand what you mean. I'm sure your introverted and sneering small town mentality isn't really typical of Lewes. In fact I know it's not.
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On 3 Nov 2016 at 12:57pm Wotcha wrote:
The joy of bonfire is that it is a mystery to outsiders. It's not for me to strip away that mystery. Indeed, if the mystery goes, the event is diminished.
The same applies to most local celebrations throughout the world - certainly the ones that I've seen. Understanding what is special about a locality doesn't make anyone "introverted" or "sneering".
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On 3 Nov 2016 at 8:17pm Meic wrote:
If you can get your head around an event that has blown up an effigy of Ian Paisley for being a Papist then ok. If not then just keep away.
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On 3 Nov 2016 at 9:58pm endoftheouse wrote:
My name is Eddie Booth and I love dressing up as a Zulu each year. I can be contacted at The Black Horse most evenings where I usually share a pint with my friend Jacko Robinson "i'll have half".


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