From the editor: So long, farewell…
Here’s a biggie for me – this is my last issue. After over a dozen years working together, Latest and I shall be parting ways (on good terms) and I shall no longer be the editor, entertainment editor, production editor – or most other guises I’ve had along the way. I’ll still be writing a few live reviews for the website, maybe a revisit to the magazine from time to time, but apart from that it’s pastures news, adventures fresh, and all that malarkey. It’s been a pleasure and a rollercoaster.
I joined Latest as a sub-editor, I pitched for a column about stand-up, walked the streets to find elusive comedy nights to support – and I ended up joining the new act circuit as a performer, becoming a charity gig promoter, seeing the Brighton gig circuit explode, being thrilled to be asked to be a comedy competition judge, reviewing and feature-writing at the Edinburgh Fringe, awarding the Brighton Fringe Latest Comedy Award – discovering a life-long love for comedy and forming life-long friendships.
My love affair with Brighton is continuing, and I won’t be quiet about it. I’ll be tweeting about the craft fairs you’ll find me at this Winter, the shows I’m looking forward to seeing, and everything else that makes this quirky, fancy, hippy, soulful, showing-off city so remarkable and catches my eye as I do my Christmas shopping.
Thank you for reading, thank you for smiling (if you did), thank you for writing (if you did), and I look forward to a wave ‘hello’ next time you see me at a gig. I’ll catch you around.