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Film review: The Post (5 out of 5)

We all know that Steven Spielberg is a master of entertainment, with the likes of Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and the BFG.

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Christopher Horlock

Shocking hidden history of Sussex explored

The old county of Sussex is one of the most beautiful in England, but beneath its rural idyll lies a history that is surprising and often shocking...

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Geoffrey Winch

Sussex poet Geoffrey Winch in Chichester

Sussex poet Geoffrey Winch will kick off the 2018 Open Mic Poetry season at Chichester’s New Park Centre on Wednesday, January 31 at 7.30pm. Organiser Barry Smith said: “We have a fantastic line-up of visiting poets for 2018 with lots of treats in store, but it’s great to kick off the season with one of our regular contributors.

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Don Noble

Don gets ready for new artistic directions

Billingshurst artist Don Noble is promising a mixed exhibition at Chichester’s Oxmarket Gallery from January 29-February 11.

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Rihanoff & Maloney

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney team up in Worthing

Good friends Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney deliver a new musical spectacular on a tour which brings them to the Pavilion Theatre, Worthing on January 26.

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Festival of Chichester patron Dame Patricia Routledge at the launch of last year's festival programme

Join the 2018 Festival of Chichester!

There is still time to join the festival fun as the Festival of Chichester heads towards the deadline for entries for 2018.

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Applications are now open for the new series of Love Island

Love Island is back and looking for applicants

Hit ITV2 dating show show Love Island is back for 2018 and looking for singles to apply.

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Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman

Fim review: The Greatest Showman (5 out of 5)

Let me say I’m not normally a fan of musicals. It takes a lot to get me to see one and I often find I enjoy a couple of tunes, but the rest leave me unimpressed.

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Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney line up in Worthing

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney team up in a new dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time.

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Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in All the Money in the World

Film review: All The Money In The World (4 out of 5)

It was a case of serendipity as the original choice for one of the main characters in this film, Kevin Spacey, was replaced, following widely broadcast allegations.

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Holiday on Ice/Morris MacMatzen

Review: Holiday on Ice, Brighton Centre

Holiday on Ice is back and it's more impressive than ever.

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Moscow City Ballet

Review: Swan Lake at Chichester Festival Theatre

Of all Tchaikovsky’s ballets Swan Lake shimmers most brightly in the hearts of audiences.

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The Worne family thanking traders on the big reveal

Huge reaction to Amanda Worne’s DIY SOS

Social media was awash with glowing comments as millions of people watched Amanda Worne’s DIY SOS last night.

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New book

New directions for Chichester writer

Chichester author Chris Casburn – writing as Christopher Joyce – brings to a conclusion his The Creatures of Chichester series with the sixth volume, The One About The Golden Lake.

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Portrait of William Blake by Thomas Philipsoil on canvas, 1807.National Portrait Gallery, London

Major William Blake exhibition in West Sussex

William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion is the major New Year exhibition at the National Trust’s Petworth House, running from January 13-March 25. The exhibition is the first to bring together for display many of the works that were inspired by his experience living in Sussex.

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Moscow City Ballet

Ballet kicks off 2018 in Chichester

Keeping the show on the road falls to Martin Taylor  as tour manager as Moscow City Ballet bring The Sleeping Beauty to Chichester Festival Theatre to start the New Year (January 5-7).

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Holiday on Ice

Holiday on Ice back in Brighton!

Holiday on Ice’s annual stint at the Brighton Centre (January 5-14) will be a home-coming for assistant costume designer Simon Crowhurst.

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Gerda with Snow Queen entourage

REVIEW: The Snow Queen: Ballet Theatre UK at Brighton Dome

Chief characters: Snow Queen, Claire Corruble Cabot (France); Gerda, Anna Yliaho (Finland); Kay, Andrew McFarlane (Scotland); Pas de Trois: Marie-Lys Boulay (Fr), Ewan Hambleton (Scot), Megan Phillips (England). Choreography , Christopher Moore (Eng, founding Artistic Director); Musical score compilation, Simon Paterson; Costumes, Daniel Hope (Eng).

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Amanda and her family with Nick Knowles for the big reveal

Traders to watch Amanda Worne’s DIY: SOS together

Amanda Worne’s long awaited appearance on DIY:SOS will be on BBC One on Thursday, January 4 at 8pm.

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The West Pier (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

COUNTY NEWS: Pier ruins to be illuminated at night

A new lighting installation will see the ruins of the West Pier lit up each night, 40 years after it closed to the public.

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