On 29 May 2016 at 5:16pm Viva Lewes wrote:
Has now become a parody of its self.
'The way we work ' section features half a dozen dfls with details of their riveting commute
On 29 May 2016 at 5:20pm Viva Viva wrote:
So what? If you don't like it don't read it. Just put it in the recycling along with all the EU crap. Don't come on here whingeing about it just because it's the trendy thing to do.
On 29 May 2016 at 5:25pm Lewes born and bred. wrote:
I agree. Why moan about something that is free? I have lived in Lewes all of my 63 years and I look forward to my Viva Lewes every month. Interesting and informative in so many different ways. Shut it and moan about something else worth moaning about.
On 29 May 2016 at 5:31pm Reader wrote:
It saddens me that there are so many ungrateful b@stards in this town quick to criticise anything and everything.
On 29 May 2016 at 6:03pm Trollhunter wrote:
Don't feed the troll.
On 29 May 2016 at 6:26pm Viva Hate wrote:
Viva Lewes has gone up its own fundament. It's run out of things to say and is a pale shadow of its former self. It's basically an advertorial for the town - and the listings are hardly comprehensive - you don't get in unless you pay for an ad. Lots of smug bollox about how much everyone loves Lewes - aimed at one group of people and read by same self satisfied group. I'm actually their target market but find it boring beyond belief.
On 29 May 2016 at 6:32pm Clifford wrote:
I agree. Viva Lewes: smug, twee, precious and a parody of what people mean when they say DFL.
On 29 May 2016 at 6:36pm Reader wrote:
I rest my case.
On 29 May 2016 at 6:40pm Viva Viva wrote:
Its too grown up for you Clifford. Get back to your Beano.
On 29 May 2016 at 6:42pm Reader wrote:
More likely to be some porn mag
On 29 May 2016 at 6:43pm Vauxhall Viva wrote:
Dandy for me.
On 29 May 2016 at 7:41pm Selfish git wrote:
I find Viva Lewes less smug and boring than people banging on about DFLs all the time. So you were born and bred here - what do you want: a letter from the Queen? Well done for never having left Lewes and loving it as it was 20 years ago, never changing, always the same...
On 29 May 2016 at 8:48pm Bystander wrote:
Civil war soon
On 29 May 2016 at 10:08pm Archie H wrote:
I agree. The anti "DFL" brigade are proud of the fact that they've never stretched their wings and actually explored this immensely varied country, preferring to stagnate in an outdated memory of what Lewes was like 30 years ago. I find it deeply sad.
On 29 May 2016 at 10:24pm Lewes born and bred. wrote:
To Selfish git. Far from being stuck in Lewes I have travelled the world mostly in service of this country. So go ahead and take the p!ss out of that.
And I still like Viva Lewes
On 29 May 2016 at 10:26pm Reader wrote:
I'm really not that way inclined but you indulge in your fantasy by all means. Just don't force it upon us.
On 29 May 2016 at 10:35pm Eric C wrote:
Anyone who's gets crude and abusive has usually lost the argument. I'm not a great fan of VL but others are and it serves a purpose. Dont keep criticising it. Leave it and its fans alone to enjoy it.
On 29 May 2016 at 11:53pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Viva Lewes always leaves me feeling a bit depressed: all these perfect people leading perfect lives in their beautiful homes; so many events that I know I won't go to; the sense that unless you're sitting outside Bill's with friends before nipping off to an art gallery and taking in a Peruvian folk band later, you're a dull failure. I feel bad criticising it as it's very well produced, but it's a bit too 'lifestyle' for me.
On 30 May 2016 at 12:08am Poster with 1000 names wrote:
Please take note ,I agree with the Earl of Lewes on this.
On 30 May 2016 at 7:13am Fella T wrote:
Come on Webbo - why hasn't the abusive post been removed . Are your minions on holiday ? Far more innocuous posts have disappeared .
On 30 May 2016 at 7:21am 10 wrote:
out of 10 for a pointless thread.
On 30 May 2016 at 9:10am amy wrote:
There have been other similar threads on here about Viva Lewes. It is a commercial money driven publication that directs itself towards a certain demographic - seemingly people with money, a sense of entitlement and little sense of true value and worth. It creates a fantasy la la land out of Lewes where in order to operate you usually have to spend big. Often traditional events are depicted as quaint and are usually written about in such a way that they're expropriated from reality and their roots. Lewes is still a gritty town; its traditions run deep and are often neither politically correct nor glossy. But it is real and that realness is being commodified by the likes of Viva Lewes. Lewes is in danger of becoming a bland town losing the very qualities that formed it and attracted some of these silly people in the first place. (It's not really a matter of class but misplaced aspiration.)
As for Beano, 'Viva, Viva' - it never lost its grip on antic reality. How on earth can Viva Lewes be seen as 'grown up'! Says it all really.
I think this thread may have had some 'professional' manipulation. And I think at times Viva Lewes may have shown some unnecessary local political bias.
On 30 May 2016 at 9:33am Clifford wrote:
A perfect post Amy - says what I think much better than I ever could.
On 30 May 2016 at 11:07am Peter Perfect wrote:
Personally I find all those dirty hippies with terrible clothes and ratty hair like they crawled out of a drain marked 1973 twice as deluded as the so-called 'lifestyle aspirants' supposedly getting off on Viva Lewis. But I'm glad they're here, adding to the mix. Live and let live, DFLs and all
On 30 May 2016 at 11:31am Realist wrote:
@Amy and anyone who agrees. Do you honestly think that VivaLewes is changing this "gritty" town and eroding it's values? Utter cobblers. It's a free piece of junk mail ignored by many and enjoyed by a few with a negligible effect on anything.
On 30 May 2016 at 11:57am Cynic wrote:
It all seems pretty harmless to me. Can't understand all this vitriol towards the publication. Maybe it's all one person with a grudge
On 30 May 2016 at 2:05pm Noel Coward wrote:
More proof ,if it were needed,that fresh new blood is a positive to any tribe with a will to evolve in a healthy manner.I would advise you toddle off and create something yourself and hope you get some advertising,perhaps amoeba monthly,or black searchlight?..chin chin.
On 30 May 2016 at 3:14pm Fella T10 wrote:
Thankyou Webbo, sorry I was a bit rude earlier. Kind regards, Fella.
On 31 May 2016 at 6:41pm Reader wrote:
All the haters have gone quiet. They must have realised they lost the argument.
Viva Lewes Likers1, Viva Lewes Haters 0.
On 31 May 2016 at 6:51pm VIva Hate wrote:
Still here watching the wheels go round. My post go the most thumbs up, 22, Reader, so maybe that says something. And Amy's got 15. So I'd say thats at least 37 to the Haters....
On 31 May 2016 at 7:18pm Reader wrote:
36 of which were probably you.
On 1 Jun 2016 at 10:46am ClarifiedButler wrote:
I have mixed feelings towards Viva Lewes. The name is bloody stupid for starters. Most of the time there will be at least one relatively interesting article in there, and a handful or fairly dull ones, plus a couple that are actively offensive to anyone who isn't a DFL. Like it or lump it there is an audience for this kind of thing. We're on slow decline masquerading as 'gentrification'.
On 2 Jun 2016 at 2:05pm Blakey wrote:
Your last sentence sums up Lewes in a nutshell