Arts & Screen

Life after a life sentence for murder...

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

Self-portrait by Vanessa Bell

Sussex artist Vanessa Bell gets first major exhibition

Dulwich Picture Gallery might seem a million miles from the heart of the Downs but for the next few months the spirit of modernist icon Vanessa Bell lights up a series of rooms with more than one hundred paintings, ceramics, photographs and fabrics.

Warren Dudley

Exclusive screening of movie filmed at Newhaven Fort

Imagine being imprisoned in a cage somewhere in America.

Alan Hollinghurst with Christs Hospital pupils

Novelist Alan Hollinghurst gives insightful talk at Christ’s Hospital school

Booker Prize winning author Alan Hollinghurst was ‘in conversation’ with Christ’s Hospital pupils and members of the public on February 9, as part of the school’s termly arts programme.

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.

Tango Fire. Picture by David Wyatt

Talented couples create fiery tango production at Brighton Dome

Tango Fire brings together two words that sit together naturally for a show at The Brighton Dome on February 22 (7.30pm).

Professor Stephen Hawking. Picture by A. Pattenden

Professor Stephen Hawking set for Charleston Festival 2017

Professor Stephen Hawking heads the list of speakers at this year’s Charleston Festival.

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?

Elle in her studio

Folklore and culture explored in Brighton artist’s paintings

A ‘sense of wonder and curiosity’ informs the work of Brighton artist Elle Sorridente, who is inspired by the natural landscape in her hometown.

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.

Brendan Cole

Brendan Cole’s stunning night out in Crawley

Brendan Cole brings his brand new 2017 show to Crawley’s Hawth this week.

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?

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