Lewes Labour Xmas Party 2017

What a fantastic evening!

Over 150 people – Labour members, leftie ‘sympathisers’, people with beards, comedy-lovers – crammed in to St Mary’s Community Centre in Lewes to enjoy a stage line-up that included Kit Hardy, Luke Wright, the legendary (and local) Attila The Stockbroker and funk/rock trio Ese and The Vooduu People.

Earlier in the day, local Labour members had organised a free kids’ Christmas Party, but now the hall was decked and the bar stocked for a joyous end-of-year bash. If you didn’t… see you next year 😉

If you made it along, thanks for coming – we replenished our fighting fund for our community activity and the next election, whenever it comes!

Thanks to the RMT for their generous support of our Lewes Labour Christmas Party. We kept their banner flying high, all night long! All photos Rupert Rivett
Opening the Lewes Labour Christmas party Kit Hardy with her own incomparable mix of politics and comedy.
Earlier in the afternoon Brighton had won 1-0. Hotfoot from Falmer Attila the Stockbroker roused the crowd at Lewes Labour’s Christmas Party with tidings of three points, thrash mandola and the Corbyn Supporters from Hell verse. Priceless.
Our special guest at Lewes Labour’s Christmas Party was Lloyd Russell-Moyle. The Aladdin panto backdrop was purely incidental, the genie though was turning a Tory marginal into an 8000+ Labour majority at the General Election. Unforgettable.
With Lewes Labour we’re as into our dancing as our marching. Music to inspire the former was provided at our Christmas Party by the brilliant Ese and the Vooduu People. Hoping they’ll play Lewes again sometime soon!
A one hour spoken word play for a Lewes Labour Christmas Party? We must have been mad. Anyone who saw Luke Wright perform his Frankie Vah show will agree this was anything but a mad choice. Brilliant, politically-charged performance and you can quote us on that.
At our Lewes Labour Christmas Party we collected bag after bag of supplies for Lewes Food Banks. The brilliant Emily Clarke pointed out why food banks are needed but, in one of world’s richest countries, the fact they are should be a national disgrace. Bah! Austerity!
Thanks to the GMB Sussex Branch for the banner and all their generous support of Lewes Labour Christmas Party and Unison Labour Link too.
Thanks to Keane and Nicky Bryant we radically redecorated St Mary’s for the party with pride of place given to this magnificent World Transformed Banner produced and loaned to us by Ed Hall, hung centre-stage. By next year’s party we’ll have a new one of our own to hang!