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Starry line-up for Chichester Speakers Festival

Big names will gather for the Chichester Speakers Festival 2017 at The Assembly Rooms, North Street on February 24 and 25 (www.chichesterspeakersfestival.com).

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Homer by Benjamin Smith

Stunningly realistic art on show at Horsham Museum

Billing himself as the “new old master”, Benjamin Smith is holding an exhibition in his hometown of Horsham.

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Francis Emery

Whimsical look at country life...

East Dean’s Francis Emery offers a whimsical, humorous look at country life with his new book, Down on Red Bucket Farm.

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Jazz Up Your Lizard in Brighton

Steve Murison show in Brighton

Jazz Up Your Lizard, a new exhibition opening at Brighton’s Gallery Lock In on February 1, will showcase the vibrant work of Scottish artist Steve Murison and mark the five-year anniversary of online outsider art resource kdoutsiderart.com.

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Terry Ellis

The truth about Jimi Hendrix...

Littlehampton’s Terry Ellis is editor – and co-author with Wales-based Rod Harrod – of a new book which aims to set the Jimi Hendrix record straight.

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Inua Ellams

Inua Ellams in Brighton

An Evening with an Immigrant is the emotionally-charged title as Inua Ellams takes to the stage in The Old Courtroom, 118 Church Street, Brighton on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29 at 7.30pm.

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Tom Trott pic by  Richard Gaskill

American classics inspire Brighton crime writer

Blacklisted by the police, sued by a client and broke… things can’t get any worse for Brighton’s number-one private detective, Joe Grabarz, hero of the debut novel from Brighton-based Tom Trott.

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Anthony P Holden

Contrasting books from Worthing author

Worthing author Anthony P Holden is in print with two sharply-contrasting new books, one a historical thriller, the other a collection of children’s stories.

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Jonathan

High hopes for Worthing's Ghostboy!

Worthing-based film-maker Jonathan Brooks is hoping 2017 will prove the year his short film Ghostboy takes strides towards becoming a series.

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J Constable Seascape Study  Boat and Stormy Sky 1824-28  c.Royal Academy of Arts Photo John Hammond

New exhibition to explore Constable’s pivotal time in Brighton

The show will run at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery from April 8-October 8.

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Gandini Juggling: 4X4 Ephemeral Architectures. Photography by ASH

Chichester: the fascination of juggling

So what is it that draws us to jugglers, that makes us watch them so intently?

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The Bishop's Palace, Sailsbury (1795) by JMW Turner

Petworth House exhibition explores Turner’s magnificent watercolours

A new exhibition at the National Trust’s Petworth House celebrates the age of British watercolour with works by JMW Turner and leading British artists of his generation (January 7-March 12).

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Preparing for the exhibition

Worthing Open exhibition proves ongoing success

With a different selection panel, it would, of course, have been a completely-different exhibition.
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Work by Karen Lintott

Recent graduates show their work in Chichester exhibition

The Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester reopens its doors this January with its first major exhibition of the year featuring new graduate artists.

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The Nutcracker: Ruth Stein School of Dance students

Young Chichester dancers join the Russian professionals

A group of local dance students from the Ruth Stein School of Dance in Chichester will be appearing in Moscow City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at Chichester Festival Theatre this week (January 5-8).

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Dreams and disaster in Merryn Allingham’s wartime novel

The location is unspecified, but novelist Merryn Allingham has got somewhere between Shoreham and Chichester in mind, somewhere a few miles inland.

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Creeds Cross. Picture by Charles Gervais

Extraordinary Irish song and dance in Crawley

Creeds Cross, ‘The Celtic Journey’, is an extraordinary live show of Irish song and dance.

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Sleeping Beauty

Moscow City Ballet dancers tell powerful stories at The Hawth

Moscow City Ballet bring two of their best loved productions – Romeo & Juliet and Sleeping Beauty – to Crawley’s Hawth on January 16 and 17 (7.30pm).

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Pasha Kovalev returns to Horsham

‘Strictly...’ star announces Horsham tour date

Strictly Come Dancing fans have a chance to enjoy one of the top professionals from the show performing in Horsham next year.

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Peter

Chichester crime writer Peter Lovesey is honoured

The Detection Club, Britain’s oldest club for crime writers, has honoured award-winning Chichester crime writer Peter Lovesey with an 80th birthday tribute, a collection of short stories by its members.

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