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Chichester: musician Chris spans the Atlantic

English born, but residing in California for more than 20 years, Chris Standring has firmly established himself as a popular mainstay in the urban jazz genre with ten US chart-topping albums.

2017 could be the big year for REWS

London female alt-rock duo REWS play Brighton’s Green Door Store on February 8.

LMCS pic by John Covey

REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty, Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society

Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society staged their first pantomime in 1957, and last week at the Windmill Theatre presented their sixtieth pantomime 'Sleeping Beauty' – and what a 'beauty' it was!

Theatre and Comedy

Rock star with Worthing roots is mourned

Music is mourning the death of Pete Overend Watts, bass guitar player and founding member of 1970s rock band, Mott the Hoople.

The Barn Theatre in Southwick is a popular and busy venue

‘Vital’ box office service needs volunteers

The busy box office at the Barn Theatre in Southwick will soon be losing two of its stalwarts to well-earned retirement.

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Manager Marc Rattray

Starry line-up for Chichester Speakers Festival

Big names will gather for the Chichester Speakers Festival 2017 at The Assembly Rooms, North Street on February 24 and 25 (

Fairport Convention

Fairport convene for 50th birthday

Fairport Convention celebrate their 50th anniversary with an album and a UK winter tour taking in Worthing.


Ex-Rolling Stones guitar technician gigs in Chichester

BluesClub congregate at The Chichester Inn in Chichester on Saturday, January 28 at 8.30pm (tickets on 01243 783185).

Dev Patel in Lion

FILM REVIEW: Lion (5 out of 5)

Saroo Brierley is a very lucky man. As this remarkable movie based on real events reveals, he could easily have been just another statistic, a vulnerable young child lost in a massive country that struggles to cope with poverty.

The likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will make the Switch popular

Nintendo Switch games revealed as launch looms large

Nintendo’s brand new console the Switch is out in just over a month’s time and a host of games have been confirmed for the intriguing machine.

Ray Gelato

Ray Gelato’s Giants join South Coast Jazz Festival

Ray Gelato’s Giants provide the finale for this year’s South Coast Jazz Festival at Shoreham’s Ropetackle.


Gary Ryan offers Bognor Regis recital

West Sussex Guitar Club are hosting a recital by the guitarist/composer Gary Ryan.

Liza McKinney viewing the Beagle aircraft factory exhibition at Marlipins Museum in September. Picture: Derek Martin DM16145389a

Aerodynamic start for winter talks

The Friends of Marlipins Museum’s winter series of lunchtime talks starts next week.

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Greg Mosse

Recruiting for Festival of Chichester play

Chichester Community Theatre are recruiting for their contribution to the 2017 Festival of Chichester.

Theatre and Comedy
Daisy Lewis in Silence by Moira Buffini

Downton's Daisy on a recruitment drive!

Downton Abbey star Daisy Lewis is a woman on a mission, travelling up and down the country to urge people to audition for the world’s longest-running youth arts organisation, the National Youth Theatre.

Theatre and Comedy
Reece Shearsmith and Ken Stott in The Dresser. Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Reece Shearsmith to make his CFT debut

The Dresser finishes its tour with a couple of weeks at Chichester Festival Theatre – a chance for Reece Shearsmith to make his CFT debut (January 25-February 4).

Theatre and Comedy
Francis Emery

Whimsical look at country life...

East Dean’s Francis Emery offers a whimsical, humorous look at country life with his new book, Down on Red Bucket Farm.

Jazz Up Your Lizard in Brighton

Steve Murison show in Brighton

Jazz Up Your Lizard, a new exhibition opening at Brighton’s Gallery Lock In on February 1, will showcase the vibrant work of Scottish artist Steve Murison and mark the five-year anniversary of online outsider art resource

Fun in Chichester

Moo Music to charm the kiddies in Chichester

Moo Music promises a new class in Chichester for pre-school children full of singing, dancing, musical games and masses of fun.

The Ropetackle leg of the South Coast Jazz Festival kicks off next Thursday (January 26) with J-Sonics (above) and Alec Dankworth

What’s on this week: January 19 to 26

Events taking place in the Herald and Gazette area during the coming week.

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