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My Second Best Bed

REVIEW: Light comedy offers a surprisingly moving tale about Shakespeare’s family

My Second Best Bed by Barry Syder, Presented by Lights and Bushels, Park Barn, Horsham July 15

The National Youth Chamber Choir and National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Picture by Belinda Lawley

Jazz orchestra and chamber choir join forces to celebrate Shakespeare

One of the great highlights of this year’s Petworth Festival will be a mass pooling of young talents when the UK’s top young musicians celebrate Shakespeare 400.

Philip Scriven

See how an accomplished organist performs at unique Petworth recital

After an appearance with the Bach Choir at the Petworth Festival a few years ago, organist Philip Scriven offers his first solo recital for the event at St Mary’s Church on Saturday, July 30 (12pm).

Rachel Kavanaugh. Picture by Thom Brown

Rachel directs a musical favourite from childhood at Chichester Festival Theatre

Rachel Kavanaugh is delighted to say she is working her way through shows that are glowing childhood memories.

Roz Hall and Andrew Donovan star in A Midsummer Nights Dream

Amateur groups aim to amaze at Horsham’s Capitol

Horsham’s Capitol offers a variety of polished productions from amateur performers this August.

Cinema rss

Star Trek Beyond

Film review: Star Trek Beyond (4 out of 5)

Let’s face it, along with the weather, the blockbusters during this summer haven’t been much to shout about.

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DVD review: High-Rise (4 out of 5)

Director Ben Wheatley and his writing partner Any Jump are firmly established as creators of provocative, exciting and thought-provoking movies.

Christopher Lambert as Highlander

DVD review: Highlander (4 out of 5)

Back in 1986 when Highlander first hit the big screen it was cutting edge sci-fi and special effects.

Now You See Me 2

Film review: Now You See Me 2 (3 out of 5)

Although it got mixed critical reviews, I really enjoyed the first Now You See Me film in 2013.


Bond movie Spectre triggered highest number of complaints in 2015

Violent scenes in the James Bond movie Spectre triggered the highest number of complaints to film censors in 2015.

Nostalgia rss

Victory Road school fire 1940

‘They didn’t save the cane, did they?’

There are always many questions to ask following a major fire – what caused it? Is everyone safe? How much damage was there?

Evacuees from Leytonstone arriving in Itchingfield in 1940

A home from home for World War Two evacuees

It’s hard to imagine how frightening it must have been for children who had to be evacuated during the Second World War.

Farm worker George Harding, of Lower Beeding, was over 80-years-old in 1934

Sussex life through George’s very old lens

They say a picture speaks 1,000 words – but when that picture was taken by a truly talented photographer it speaks 10,000 words.

Royal Sussex Regiment 'Lowther's Lambs' Battalion Officers at Cooden 1915.

Letters home from horrors of World War One

More than one million men were killed or wounded during the Battle of the Somme and thousands more taken prisoner.

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Horse gets a treat at Sheps the newsagents, in North Street

Work of William Albery and a horse doing a spot of window shopping

With over 10,000 books to look through, a plain dull brown spine stood out.

Games and Gaming rss

No Mans Sky will take us to infinity and beyond

Console Corner: No Man’s Sky will take you to infinity and beyond

It is now officially less than a month until literally the biggest game of the year - and perhaps ever in terms of actual size - is launched with No Man’s Sky due out on August 10th.

One night, 20 miles and thousands of street gang members await

Console Corner: Warriors rampage onto PS4

Not another rehash of an old game? Well actually The Warriors is not just any other re-release because it’s by Rock Star.

Balrog is back in a jam-packed Street Fighter V update

Street Fighter 5 update packs a real punch

Street Fighter fans will be pleased to hear that a feast of new content arrives for SFV this weekend (July 1).

Food and Drink rss

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Village market relaunch hailed a great success

Wisborough Green Farmers’ and Village Market had a successful relaunch, organisers say.

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Wisborough Green farmers’ market set for relaunch on Thursday

Wisborough Green Farmers’ and Village Market will be relaunched tomorrow (July 14) with new stallholders, kids’ activities, beauty treatments and an offer of free cake with coffee.

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