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Lewes "Lights" Festival

On 13 Oct 2018 at 4:37pm Lightning McQueen wrote:
So after seeing that the High Street was to be closed for 3 consecutive night for the Lewes Lights Festival, I thought it must be a fairly big deal now, and it must be even better than last year.... How wrong I was.
I went out last night with the hope of seeing something spectacular, and was utterly disappointed. A few sheets put up at windows, a scattering of fairy lights here and there, some buildings and tree's with lights shining up them, and some sheep on the bowling green.
Even the organizers didn't know what was going on.
The highlight of the evening was one of the organizers in a purple hi-vis vest had a proper go at a teenager for cycling down the high street that was closed to traffic, but then completely ignored the lady on a bike that followed straight after him.
Another disappointment from the county town of East Sussex.
On 13 Oct 2018 at 5:25pm Inthegutter wrote:
You do realise this is all organised and run by a small team of volunteers? I canít imagine there are many small groups of people who make a more significant cultural contribution to our town.
Instead of whining how about you volunteer to help and make it better next year?
On 13 Oct 2018 at 5:41pm I talk to the tree's and wrote:
they told me you're a bellend, Mc Queen ( from Brighton ? )
On 13 Oct 2018 at 7:22pm Buzz lightyear wrote:
I agree with Lightening McQueen. We came to this last year and it was really good so bought our daughter this year and was really disappointed. Last year was much much better.
Agree with the organisation too.... they were still putting the posters up about the lights 2 hours into the event.
On 13 Oct 2018 at 9:09pm Honestly wrote:
What misery peddling. Have you ever seen the castle look more beautiful? Itís wonderful and atmospheric and someone has made a hercualean effort. Stop grizzling.
On 13 Oct 2018 at 9:28pm QWERTY wrote:
If you handed out fifty quid notes in the street, these people would probably moan they werenít crisp enough. Bravo to the organisers of this lovely festival
On 13 Oct 2018 at 11:16pm Hyena wrote:
@Buzz, you bought your daughter . Enough said.
On 14 Oct 2018 at 12:24am Satan wrote:
I thought it was much better last year too.
There didn't seem to be much in the way of innovative lighting this year, the focus seemed to be much more on the narrative rather than the light.
On 14 Oct 2018 at 1:17am Pedant wrote:
So why do you put an apostrophe in the plural of tree but not building? And why do you spell organiser the American way?
On 14 Oct 2018 at 2:24am Old Bert wrote:
Why the frack do they have to close the High Street ???
Another snowflake affair, volunteers rarely know what they are doing and this proved it. Expect they're crowd funding too !!
On 14 Oct 2018 at 8:27am Karl wrote:
It was brilliant. Saturday night, warm weather, Lewes looked amazing bathed in light. The atmosphere was magic. I pity those canít appreciate these kind of events. It was free for Christís sake, it doesnít matter if it wasnít world class, this is people trying hard with limited budget and managing to create something well above average. ĎNever knock a tryerí, thatís my motto. Incidentally over the years I have paid good money to see Ďlight experiencesí nowhere near as good as Lewes light. Well done and thank you all involved. X
On 14 Oct 2018 at 8:31am I have Herculean task wrote:
So I've spotted the tree's but missed the other bits. So a couple of mistakes So I'll give it 7/10 for effort.
On 14 Oct 2018 at 8:57am Dawn wrote:
Not a third night! Really? My mother sufferers from anxiety and is on medication. She has to be driven and can't get out of her road. My family and her have no interest at all in this and we were never asked. Is it too much to ask that some consideration can be shown to an ill person? She says she can also hear some of the noises and she's very worried about her cat being disturbed, which we gave her. Please take this boring event away, the town doesn't really need it.
On 14 Oct 2018 at 9:29am Mavis wrote:
I never had Lewes down as being full of freeloaders, the cry "it's free" so however bad it is, that makes it good. ? I think the main point is the blatant closing of the High Street for two nights.
On 14 Oct 2018 at 9:56am Dawn wrote:
No, it's THREE nights. Are they pleased with themselves for being so selfish? It's not for anyone else but themselves. What if my mother needs to go out tonight and we need to drive her? She is registered disabled! No, the freeloaders get all the privilege. Somebody told me they'd heard it was rubbish anyway.
On 14 Oct 2018 at 1:42pm of a New Age wrote:
Dawn you should contact the services ( social ? ) that help your Mum and complain to them . I agree with you and symapathise with your Mum
On 14 Oct 2018 at 8:03pm Dawn wrote:
Yes, I have spoken to a carer for my mother about this, and she s 100% behind us getting it stopped. She's not too ill but worries to death what'll happen if she calls for my husband or me and we can't drive to her or drive her to her social or get in to feed her cat. Thankyou for seeing what's really important. My mum is the world to me and she's with so many people she says she knows are angry and mad about this.
On 15 Oct 2018 at 2:27pm Not real wrote:
Dawn I can't help but think you are not real..
On 16 Oct 2018 at 10:45am questioner wrote:
@Dawn, did you speak to one of the organisers or stewards handling the road closures. Several times I saw cars allowed down the high street with escorts for this exact reason. Everyone is human and all it takes is a civil conversation between two people to fix issues. In future perhaps ask the stewards calmly and explain your situation. I'm sure a solution could be found that is acceptable to both parties safe whilst ensuring the mass public can be safe and enjoy such a lovely event for our town!
On 21 Oct 2018 at 8:05am Freal wrote:
Hey Dawn. Not surprised your mother suffers from anxiety and is on medication. Have you listened to yourself?
I saw a few cars given right of way if they needed to get through. Sounds like you didnít do much to try and help allay your motherís anxiety like maybe go out and ask if you could get through if needed then telling your mum it wouldnít be a problem. Not difficult. Some people just want everything to be a problem.

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