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Proms in the paddock

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On 31 Jul 2017 at 8:23pm LewesLady wrote:
I have never been to proms in the paddock before was just wondering what is there for kids and is the activities for kids expensive for them to keep going on?
Many thanks
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On 31 Jul 2017 at 8:24pm WTF wrote:
Don't come expecting to see Queen play!
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On 31 Jul 2017 at 10:35pm Silly Sally wrote:
They usually have a tombola, kids sweets and a few rides and slides. All good fun. I really enjoy it!
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 6:18am Cbs wrote:
Its a good family night out . From c b s member
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 6:24am Earl of Lewess wrote:
It's great for children. They just love being up late and seeing the fireworks. Bring a picnic and they'll love it. You don't have to sit in silence while the music's playing and children tend to run around and play, particularly if the bump into a friend.
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 7:55am Glad you're not all thick wrote:
@cbs
Thanks for pointing out you're a. Cliffe member. We'd never have guessed just from you're name
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 9:15am leweslady wrote:
Thanks everyone
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 10:16am Meh wrote:
If you like paying to get into a public park to sit on the ground surrounded by people chugging back cheap, Aldi prosecco, with a handful of naff fairground rides, a badly run bar serving nothing but warm lager and a scuffy burger van, all the time listening to a tinpot local brass band murder Land of Hope and Glory and other jingoistic favourites, all capped off with a mediocre firework display then it's great.

It's not really my cup of tea though.
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 11:30am Earl of Lewess wrote:
You miserable old sod. The LGB Brass (which now sounds uncomfortably like the LGBT Brass) are pretty good and the fireworks are great. The music is a wide range, including a Bond medley and they always finish with the 1812 Overture - not exactly British jingoism. I realise that anyone who enjoys Land of Hope and Glory is probably a racist in your tunnel vision, but it is meant to be vaguely like the Proms. We also sing Sussex by the Sea - I suppose that's too Sussexist. Yes, there is a lot of Prosecco swigging, but why not? Let us have our small pleasures.
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 12:00pm What a misery guts wrote:
Must be a Cliffe member
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 12:19pm Blatant Liar wrote:
Meh, I guess you're not going then?
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 12:38pm Meh wrote:
A Cliffe member? Ugh, heavens no. I just find the whole Proms in the Paddock thing so very parochial, it's a bunch of brown rice types playing at being in London but it's just so low-rent. as far as bonfire fund raisers go it's weirdly stuck in the middle between the unashamably village fair vibe that Waterloo do so incredibly well and the much more professional setup of Cliffe's Lewes Live, like they want to put on a big spectacular evening of classical music but have no idea how to go about it.

I'll probably go along anyway because it's good to support all the various bonfire events but PitP could be so much better with just a little more direction or ambition.
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 2:32pm Cynic wrote:
If you are such a bl00dy expert then volunteer to help and impart some of your wisdom in making it better.
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 7:46pm Promenader wrote:
As an organiser of the PitP, the event is tailored to give the maximum amount of entertainment for the family at a price that isn't crippling; compared to other Proms like events. It may have a 'fair vibe' but I think that's some of the charm that people enjoy. We are always looking to improve where we can, so any positive criticism will be welcomed. To those who are coming, hope you have an enjoyable evening.
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On 1 Aug 2017 at 10:23pm Member wrote:
If you've ever been before, you'll know that there's no 'scruffy burger van', but a friendly barbecue marquee. (rolls eyes heavenwards)
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On 2 Aug 2017 at 10:02pm Hem wrote:
@meh please don't come along cos you are the sort of a r s e that will moan about it once you've had your fill of warm lager from the non exsisant burger van


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