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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.

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Sussex fairy lore at Rudyard Kipling’s family home, Bateman's, this Christmas

Author Rudyard Kipling was one of the many inspired by East Sussex’s fairy tale heritage when he lived at Bateman’s, Burwash in the early twentieth century.

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Bognor date for All That Malarkey

All That Malarkey (ATM) are back in West Sussex this September to wrap up what musical director David Harrington says has been a “fun-filled, florid and always-exuberant summer tour.”

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Obama among iconic figures in city art show

21 contemporary British figurative artists, established and emerging, cast their gaze over our social, cultural, religious and political icons through their 21st-century looking glasses for the latest exhibition at Chichester’s Candida Stevens Fine Art.

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Watching the greats at close quarters

Trevor Payne has enjoyed more than three decades of success with his touring rock ‘n’ roll variety show That’ll Be The Day, a recreation of popular music from the 50s to the 70s with plenty of added humour.


Countdown to 2106 folk festival

A pair of tickets is up for grabs for this year’s Southdowns Folk Festival which is billing itself as “bigger and even better” as it prepares to hit Bognor Regis from September 23-25.


New album for Chichester graduate

University of Chichester graduate Joe Perkins tries to capture a little bit of chaotic Quo in his new album.

Grey Cardigan with Tom Johnson, Huntsman of the Charlton hounds, seen through the Archway by John Wootton.

Exploring the Charlton Hunt

James Peill, curator of the Goodwood Collection, looks at the new exhibition at Goodwood:


Ian Christie offers a new perspective on Tarkovsky

Ian Christie will be challenging perceptions of the great Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky 30 years after his death.


Littlehampton: in fond memory of Joe

Littlehampton’s Edwin James Festival Choir remembers fondly one of its finest at its forthcoming concert performance of One Sun, One World, an environmentally-themed work by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon.

Strife. Picture: Johan Persson

REVIEW: Strife, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, until September 10.

Opening with a rapid audio romp backwards through British industrial history, Bertie Carvel’s production of John Galsworthy’s 1909 play Strife is determined from the outset to tell us just how relevant it is.

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ARUNDEL FESTIVAL: Life and friendship...

Billed as a humorous and thoughtful exploration of friendship’s impact on life and life’s impact on friendship, Amelia Bullmore’s Di, Viv and Rose is this year’s Arundel Festival production from the town’s Drip Action theatre company.


ARUNDEL FESTIVAL: Enjoy life’s extremes with Paula in Arundel

Soprano Paula Sides will be confronting life and death on all our behalf when she performs with the Hanover Band as part of this year’s Arundel Festival. She joins them in St Nicholas Church, Arundel on Saturday, August 27, at 7.30pm when the programme will be Dvorak – Serenade Op.22 in E; Strauss – Horn Concerto No.1 in Eb; Puccini – Operatic soprano arias (Vissie d’arte & Un bel di vedremo); Dvorak – Song to the Moon (Rusalka), Serenade Op.44 in d; and Strauss – Morgen Op.27 No.4.


ARUNDEL FESTIVAL: Neil explores art of improvisation

Farnborough Abbey organist Neil Wright celebrates the colours and richness of French organ music in an Arundel Festival lunchtime recital. Offered as part of The Plumley Collection series, Neil’s recital will be in Arundel Cathedral on Monday, August 29 at noon.


Chichester Film Festival: Palmer revives Beatles World War Two idea

A chance conversation more than 40 years later has revived and refashioned a project which puts Beatles covers against archive World War Two footage.

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Dawn marshals her History Boys on stage

The Arundel Players launch into Alan Bennett’s The History Boys for the Arundel Festival, a play director Dawn Smithers absolutely loves.


Bobby Crush vows to put seaside variety back in Bognor Regis!

Bobby Crush is the headliner as traditional seaside variety returns to Bognor Regis this summer in The Summer Variety Show at the Regis Centre from Thursday to Saturday, August 25-27.

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Mollie will be Arundel’s Juliet

Mollie Fyfe Taylor is delighted it’s a traditionally-costumed production of Romeo & Juliet she joins with GB Theatre Company on tour.

Stuart Smithers by Rosey Purchase

ARUNDEL FESTIVAL: Controversial but charismatic part

First there was Richard Griffiths in the role on stage and on screen. Now, for the Arundel Players’ Arundel Festival production, comes Stuart Smithers.


ARUNDEL FESTIVAL: Theatre trail returns

One of the great Arundel Festival traditions returns for its 16th year, with the theatre trail running from August 20-27 at various Arundel venues.

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