On 20 May 2017 at 5:38pm How much !!! wrote:
Walked all the way to southover today to see there may fayre. Wish they had advertised it was £2.50 each to get in. Turned round and walked back home. Who charges that much to get into a fete. ??? Its Lewes not London
On 20 May 2017 at 5:43pm Victor wrote:
I no. Us aswell 6 of us walked there no way was we paying 15 quid to walk around a fete.
On 20 May 2017 at 5:48pm Rip Off wrote:
SBS all the gear and no idea
On 20 May 2017 at 5:54pm Jester wrote:
Christ!! It's 2.50, not 100! Loosen the purse strings you cheap skates!
On 20 May 2017 at 6:20pm 50p more than enough wrote:
Indeed but for an average family it's a tenner just to get in. And it's a fayre. Not Alton Towers
On 20 May 2017 at 8:42pm Fatherted wrote:
It was advertised on What's on in Lewes. 2.50 for adults, under 12's go free. Not difficult to look it up.
On 20 May 2017 at 8:56pm Grumpy git wrote:
Having been subjected to 10 years of school fetes the last thing I'd want to do is go to one if I don't have to. Still, whatever floats your boat.
On 20 May 2017 at 10:01pm Rita wrote:
Completely agree £2.50 for a fete is crazy
On 21 May 2017 at 6:08am Billy Bull wrote:
I went. Seemed good value to me given how much free entertainment there was once we were in. It's unfashionable to pay entertainers these days I know, but perhaps that's what the entrance fee covered?
On 21 May 2017 at 7:42am C-loony-ack wrote:
50p for hours of battle re-enactment and fighting knights, living history tents and free music? Have a look at how much this kind of thing would cost you elsewhere before you complain! £2.50 is a bargain! This and the Proms in the Paddock are the best two bonfire fundraisers in town by a country mile. Well done Southover and ignore the jealousy.
On 21 May 2017 at 8:06am Jess wrote:
C-looney-ack you need to get out more
On 21 May 2017 at 8:18am lewes resident wrote:
Why do they need a fete isn't the society rich enough?
On 21 May 2017 at 8:21am Robert wrote:
Someone mentioned covering the cost of paying entertainers. Sorry but if it's for Bonfire you really should be doing it for free. Otherwise it's wrong.
On 21 May 2017 at 8:36am Oldbutintouch wrote:
Whatever it's merits, it was a Fete, not a "Fayre". Are we going to be subjected to another summer of this faux-medieval spelling? Otherwise, call it a Fair!
On 21 May 2017 at 12:08pm Meic wrote:
The enterainers did not get paid
On 22 May 2017 at 10:15am Positivity wrote:
We had a fantastic time in the sunshine, loads to see and do (nothing like a fete, btw), kids loved it, great afternoon for a fiver and as with all bonfire society events (none of whom are "rich", yawn), for a good cause
On 22 May 2017 at 12:08pm Lewes Resident wrote:
@ Positivity - glad you enjoyed it.
No-one was obliged to attend, so no-one was forced to pay an entrance fee either - as with most things, everyone is free to make their own choice whether or not to attend an event, and to decide whether or not the entry fee is affordable. Funny how people decide the fee is/is not value for money without actually paying to see what is on offer.
SBS may be based in what many might see as one of the "better off" areas of town and some of their members may, or may not be, as "well off" as others think, but that doesn't mean they don't wish/need to raise funds - maybe their membership are so tight-fisted that the society is strapped for cash, maybe the society simply wanted to raise more funds by putting on an event open to all, rather than just open, to members.
Lots going on for less than the price of a pint of beer, and still people complain about the entry fee, without knowing whether or not it was value for money... Never mind, from what I saw lots or people paid the entry fee and enjoyed what was on offer.
If the event was 'overpriced', then it looked surprisingly busy when I went past.
Well done to SBS for putting on the event, and well done to the other Bonfire Societies too for the events they arrange that are open to non-members too. All help build a community spirit - shame that some people always want to knock the effort of others.
Perhaps the Seagulls shouldn't charge for admission, after all, its only 22 men kicking a ball about for 90 mins - hardly good value for the ticket price is it.... ;-)
On 23 May 2017 at 6:58pm Smuggler wrote:
Waterloo night before and there annual fete is on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June. Both free entry and truly an event for all Lewes people. Not to be missed.
On 24 May 2017 at 4:31pm Positivity wrote:
Thanks Smuggler, will go to that too