Arts & Screen

First novel from Worthing mum and teacher Emily Williams

Worthing mum and teacher Emily Williams is in print with her debut novel, a work which draws on local legends and has echoes of Abélard and Héloïse.

Liam Francis by Chris Nash

Back on his home stage

Not so long ago, Liam Francis was busking outside Brighton Theatre Royal. Now he is dancing inside it as Rambert return to the venue (March 1-4).

Annabelle Thorpe

Debut novel from travel journalist Annabelle Thorpe

A lifetime’s fascination with the former Yugoslavia lies behind the debut novel from travel journalist Annabelle Thorpe, who grew up in Littlehampton and now lives in Angmering.

Erwin James (c) David Levene

Life after a life sentence for murder...

Significantly the book is called Redeemable. It isn’t called Redeemed.

Danny Baker

REVIEW: Danny Baker, Cradle To Stage, Worthing Pavilion Theatre

What sort of show, exactly, is Cradle To Stage? It’s not stand-up, it’s not ‘an evening with’ nor ‘an audience with’. And yet it’s a bit of all three.

Theatre and Comedy
John Travolta (left) in Life on the Line

DVD review: Life on the Line (3 out of 5)

The work of the lineman is a very American phenomenon.

Hidden Figures

Film review: Hidden Figures (4 out of 5)

It seems there have been quite a few movies ‘based on true events’ recently. Some have told a good tale, some have highlighted interesting events.

Kate Tempest         Credit Hayley Louisa Brown

Brighton Festival programme unveiled

The full programme for Brighton Festival 2017 – the largest annual, curated multi-arts festival in England – has been unveiled with recording artist, poet, playwright and novelist Kate Tempest as guest director.

Out on DVD

REVIEW: Apple Tree Yard, on DVD & Blu-Ray, on Monday, February 20.

Go on, admit it, were you gripped?

Tango Fire

The passionate connection at the heart of tango...

Tango Fire brings together two words that sit together naturally for a show at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Wednesday, February 22 at 7.30pm.


New book from West Stoke author

West Stoke author Jane Cable leaves the self-publishing route behind for her first traditionally-published novel.


Film review: Denial (4 out of 5)

It’s a tough act to create a movie out of a libel case that went on for weeks and the result of which is widely known.

Stine Nilsen    Pic by Pedro Machado

Disabled and non-disabled dance company offers anniversary celebration in Brighton

CounterActs, the new double bill from Candoco Dance Company, the world’s leading contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers, helps them celebrate their 25th birthday.

Work by Aylin

Chichester exhibition from Worthing artist Aylin

Worthing’s Aylin Dengizer-Sharp returns to the Oxmarket Centre of Arts in Chichester for her fifth annual exhibition entitled simply Albatre.

Work in the show

Slindon College students show their skills in Arundel

Youngsters from Slindon College – a school for children with learning difficulties – are showing their art at Arundel Museum until February 9.

T2 Trainspotting

Film review: T2 Trainspotting (3 out of 5)

Back in 1996 Trainspotting hit the big screen with a vengeance.


Enjoy The Middlepause!

In a society obsessed with living longer and looking younger, what does middle age mean nowadays? How should a fifty-something be in a world ceaselessly redefining ageing, youth, and experience?

Engraved portrait from A Memoir of Jane Austen by J. E. Austen-Leigh, 1869 or 70 Private collection

Austen bicentenary to be marked in Brighton

A new display at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton will explore Jane Austen’s relationship with coastal towns and life in Brighton during her time, to mark the bicentenary of her death.


COUNTY NEWS: Biggest Roman find yet for city

An amazing discovery just below the surface of a park is being hailed as the most complete Roman find ever unearthed in a Sussex city.

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Drawing inspiration from Chichester

Japanese-born artist Mai Osawa – who will be one of the 2017 artists in residence at Guildford’s Ochre Print Studio – will be drawing plenty of inspiration from Chichester.

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