Arts & Screen

Parham House ready for a packed 2018

Parham House & Gardens is gearing up for its 2018 season, which runs from April 1 to October 14.

J M Lazell

Burgess Hill children’s author J M Lazell releases new picture book

Burgess Hill children’s author and illustrator Julienne Lazell – who writes as J M Lazell – has just published her second picture book.

Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan

Extraordinary stories of war explored in Worthing

Husband and wife historians Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan unearth undiscovered War Stories at Worthing’s Connaught Theatre on Friday, March 2 at 7.30pm.

Theatre and Comedy
Mark and Rebecca Ford

Exhibition explores mysteries of the natural world

Mark and Rebecca Ford, from Slindon, will be exhibiting at Chichester’s Oxmarket Gallery from February 27-March 11 under the title Same but Different: an Exhibition of Painting, Prints and Sculpture.

Elaine Hankin

A trip through time with Worthing author

Worthing author Elaine Hankin takes a trip through time in her latest book.

2018 Emsworth Arts Trail. Pic by John Tweddell

Emsworth Art Trail 2018 launched

An explosion of colour awaits visitors to Emsworth this spring.

Natasha Murray

Worthing to stage “the greatest book show in the south”

Author Natasha Murray is promising Worthing “the greatest book show in the south”. The UK Southern Book Show will be in town on March 4.

Theatre and Comedy
Journey's End

Film review: Journey’s End (4 out of 5)

The remarkable fact about RC Sherriff’s First World War play Journey’s End is that is was written in 1928, so when it appeared quite a few of the male audience will have fought in the Great War.

A Midsummers Night's Dream, A Caribbean Dream

DVD review: A Midsummers Night’s Dream, A Caribbean Dream

Countless versions of A Midsummers Night’s Dream have entertained people across the world since the Bard put pen to paper in around 1595.

Ken, Mitch and Sheila Jenkins

Mitch's fond tribute to his dad

Mitch Jenkins, founder and artistic director of Worthing-based Sussex Youth Theatre, will be looking for passion and raw talent as he launches a new arts award to commemorate his late father.

Theatre and Comedy
Ruth Stein School of Dance Peter Pan - Sophie Reid, Amy Rock, Skyla Hawthorne

Chichester's young talents in action with Peter Pan

The timeless tale of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, is returning to Chichester, brought to life by the Chichester-based Ruth Stein School of Dance.

David Attenborough

Ten days of lively debate at Charleston

From Trump and Brexit, to feminism, global crime and sexual politics – it has been a rollercoaster year and Charleston Festival (May 18-28) comes up with ten days of heated debate, which looks at issues past and present.

'Late in the Day at the Town's Edge' by Paul Newland

Sussex artists shortlisted for £15,000 national art prize

Four artists from Sussex have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, the UK’s leading competition for British contemporary representational painting and drawing.

South Downs Sunset by Tom Hard

Photographer Tom Hard reveals the beauty of the Horsham district

An eye-catching exhibition showcasing the work of photographer Tom Hard runs from Saturday, February 10, to May 5 at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery.

Story fun

Story fun is the promise in Arundel

Chichester’s award-winning Story Factory is expanding to Arundel.

Theatre and Comedy
Simon Philip

Chichester author in line for top award

Chichester writer Simon Philip has been shortlisted for this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for his book I Really Want The Cake

Music at Boxgrove

Every One A Winner with Paul's Chichester exhibition

Paul Winner admits he has got something he calls ISS. Irritating Scribbling Syndrome. It has made him a very prolific artist.

Larissa Eddie

All Together Now with Larissa on prime-time TV!

Brighton-based singer-songwriter Larissa Eddie is loving being part of BBC One’s fresh new prime-time TV show for Saturday nights, All Together Now.
Journey's End - Photo Nick Wall

REVIEW: Journey’s End, in cinemas, 107 minutes.

Understated and unhysterical, Journey’s End in the end overwhelms – a masterly piece of film-making which does justice not just to the play which inspired it, but much more significantly to this year’s commemoration of the centenary of the 1918 armistice.


Film review: Coco (3 out of 5)

I distinctly remember watching Toy Story 3 back in 2010 and thinking ‘can animation get any better than this?’.

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