I spent last Saturday doing some Revolting in Lewes at Zu Studios, my beloved artists' colony. The entire industrial estate part of the city is under threat from cookie-cutter developers which would be a scandal because Lewes is one of the few towns that has preserved most of its character. We are horrified by this.
In fact, all of the businesses on the "Phoenix Estate", which used to be the old iron works, held an open day and invited the townspeople in to see what they do. Which was an eye opener for many of them. There were art exhibitions, theatre performances and all sorts of activities going on throughout the entire area. And luckily the weather was glorious too as a bonus.
At Zu we hosted the Phoenix Fayre during the day with lots of different creative folks selling their wares from various stalls. The Little People were well catered for with all sorts of diverting activities for them. I was behind the bar for quite a while and it was amusing to see how serious they were at ordering some drinks or yummy raw chocolate or whatever. One enterprising 8 yo boy tried to order, with great savoir faire it must be said, a dark rum to go in his lemonade, claiming that his mother would approve. A good try.
Geekly appetites were satisfied with a long discussion with my Live Sound-Engineer pal Sweeval Weardley [don't ask] because we had an unexpected dose of unwanted flutter echoes when we did the sound check for the party later on. Most odd - in a room so well known to him. He found the culprit, a huge video projector installed semi-hidden between an iron pillar and a side wall so moving that soon fixed it. Once that was done, his sound desk setup returned to its normal impeccable state.