Arts & Screen

Film review: Maudie (5 out of 5)

If I had access to the film awards for this year I’d hand over all the best actress ones to Sally Hawkins right now.

Marina Warner

Behind the scenes at Charleston’s Small Wonder festival

The Small Wonder short story festival is at Charleston from September 27 to October 1.

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Memories of the late, great John Hurt

Don Boyd is specific: it is a very personal view of the late John Hurt he will be offering at this year’s Chichester International Film Festival.

Pooch Hall as Muhammed Ali and Liev Schreiber in The Bleeder

DVD review: The Bleeder (3 out of 5)

There have been a couple of good boxing movies out so far this year, providing a fascinating insight to real-life characters.

Katie Eccles as Baby and Johnny Castle 6. Picture by Alistair Muir

Review: Dirty Dancing, The Hawth

There are a lot of films which scream out for a stage version and there are some that are not.

Theatre and Comedy
Towards Newhaven by Mark Glassman

Bishopstone garden exhibition set to raise funds for Macmillan

Next Saturday (August 19) sees the start of the Lewes District Council’s Artwave Festival.

Daisy White. Picture by Claire Brewer

Daisy White releases new crime thriller set in Brighton

Sussex novelist Daisy White is celebrating the release of her gripping new crime thriller, Before I Left.

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Spice Girls comeback comes to Brighton - so try our Spice Quiz

A big screen showing of Spice World The Movie comes to the Odeon Brighton for two special showings next month.

James Stewart. Picture by Kate Shemilt

Skilled artists display their imaginative works in Arundel

The 2017 Arundel Gallery Trail, the 29th since 1988, looks like it will be another vintage year, says spokesman James Stewart.

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Film review: The Ghoul (3 out of 5)

A film that looks at the frailty of the human mind can be fraught with dangers, such as simplifying a highly complex concept.

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DVD review: Spaceship (3 out of 5)

Do you enjoy films that have clear plots, a definite beginning and a conclusive end? Well, this may not be for you.

Kerry Brown. Armie Hammer as Ord, Brie Larson as Justine, Cillian Murphy as Chris, Sam Riley as Stevo and Michael Smiley as Frank in Free Fire

DVD review: Free Fire (5 out of 5)

Director Ben Wheatley has become one of the most exciting directors over a remarkably short time - just eight years.

Alison Macleod

West Sussex Writers celebrate 80 years!

To celebrate its 80 year anniversary, West Sussex Writers is holding a day-long writers’ event in central Worthing, featuring talks and seminars from six writers – including a keynote from novelist and short story writer, Alison Macleod.

Jeremy Houghton's portrait of Prince Harry

Equestrian exhibition in Petworth

The Rountree Tryon Gallery opens a new sporting horse exhibition in Petworth.

GAPA Medal winners 2017 with Sharon Maughan, Saffron and Suzanne Gielgud. Picture by Graham Keetley

GAPA dancers put on beautiful end-of-year show in Haywards Heath

Former Holby City star Sharon Maughan, known to many as the Nescafe Gold Blend actress, attended the Gielgud Academy of Performing Arts (GAPA)’s end-of-year performance at the Hub, Haywards Heath, last week.


Chichester International Film Festival gets ready to open

Last summer, the Chichester International Film Festival marked its first 25 years in style – the perfect platform on which to continue to build this year.


Legal career adds authenticity to debut novel

Retired lawyer and long-time Shoreham resident Ian Wilson has just brought out his first novel.


Transience is summer exhibition inspiration

Viennese-born photographer Maria-Aurelia Riese is among the artists taking part in Transience, the Artel summer exhibition 2017, running from August 1-13 at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester.

Film review: Dunkirk (5 out of 5)

Film review: Dunkirk (5 out of 5)

I saw a comment earlier in the week along the lines that Christopher Nolan has reinvented the war movie - and that sums up Dunkirk for me.

Alison MacLeod

Charleston’s short story festival has a multicultural feel

Charleston celebrates the short story this autumn in a unique festival of words and ideas, which provides a glimpse into the human condition and the complicated times in which we are living.

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