On 4 Dec 2015 at 7:53pm Diasappointed! wrote:
What an utter, utter waste of money. The tag line of "A Christmas Wish" is far from what you see in the Grange Gardens. Virtually no Christmas or festive anything. It's just a few LED par cans and strip lights randomly positioned around, blinding you in the darkness. And some really strange projection videos (not even mapped to the surface) that have no relevance to anything else.
Please, don't waste your money on this. If you want to take the kids to see some enchanted Christmas lights, then take them to ANY town in the Sussex area after dark, it will be far more magical and enchanting!
On 4 Dec 2015 at 8:03pm curious wrote:
Who was producing it?
On 4 Dec 2015 at 8:07pm Diasappointed! wrote:
A company called Enchanted Places, based in Brighton
On 4 Dec 2015 at 8:18pm curious wrote:
Yes - just checked, incorporated in Sept 2015 operating out of a building in Hove. Do they have a contract with the council? All seems a bit odd to me. A lot of online hype but none of it saying very much.
On 4 Dec 2015 at 9:17pm Hipster wrote:
According to BBC South East they did Buckingham Place and Houses of Parliament illuminations, during the Jubliee and Olympics. Having said that I did drive down Southover Road last night and looked through the railings into the gardens and it looked a bit naff, but it was only 6o/clock. Seems like a good idea though, even though a tad expensive for the true locals. Be better at a proper mansion too.
On 5 Dec 2015 at 5:47am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I'm glad I didn't bother, then. I really liked the sound of it, but the ticket price seemed exorbitant.
They should have given a discount to Lewes residents, seeing as we pay a big chunk of extra council tax for the privilege of having the gardens here.
On 5 Dec 2015 at 9:15am Earl of Lewes wrote:
I took my family and they really enjoyed it. It is overpriced for what you get, but the projection on Southover Grange was stunning and there were some nice touches, like having dry ice come out of the well. There was a bit of pretentious rubbish - somebody kept slowly dragging a tree and dropping it (deep man) - but overall the lighting and projections were beautiful. My wife's colleague went and also enjoyed it.
Take the publicity material with a pinch of salt and treat it as a light show in a beautiful setting.
On 6 Dec 2015 at 2:17am IMEYOU wrote:
I went the other evening and I think it is only worth a fiver tops to be honest but I did get some cracking snaps.
Check it out here »
On 6 Dec 2015 at 9:33am Jenny wrote:
Definitely not worth the fiver. At least the hatch was open- lovely mulled wine and mince pies- most festive thing in the grange!
On 6 Dec 2015 at 10:26pm Belladonna wrote:
Thanks for the photos ImeYou. Shame the precept we pay for Lewes parks and open spaces doesn't give us a discounted entry. Or maybe use the precept to buy some decent Xmas lights for the town ??
Are these projections connected to the light up Lewes project that Sussex Downs college was involved with - they did some projections onto Argos a few weeks ago ???
On 7 Dec 2015 at 9:02am tobnac wrote:
My wife took the kids (5yo)and they really enjoyed it.
On 7 Dec 2015 at 11:01am disenchanted wrote:
A sad rip off with creepy grey people and harsh lighting.
On 8 Dec 2015 at 12:14am IMEYOU wrote:
NP Belladonna with my snaps, I have no idea on connections but I fully agree with your view on the Lewes Precept, etc!