Arts & Screen

DVD review: Operation Avalanche (4 out of 5)

One of the biggest conspiracy theories down the years has been that we never actually got to the Moon - it was all a big show put on so the USA could beat the Russians in the space race.

Films to look out for

14 films to look forward to in 2017

From thrillers to comedies and superheroes, we have already been treated to some big releases this year.

Beauty and the Beast

Film review: Beauty and the Beast (4 out of 5)

It seemed a strange idea of Disney’s to rummage through their treasured and much-loved back catalogue of animations and turn them in real-life versions.


DVD review: Pet (3 out of 5)

Seth is a lonely man who works in an animal shelter, living a regimented boring life that has little going for it.

Art by John McKean is on display at The House of Friendship

Lewes exhibition shows work from artist’s year-long life-drawing project

Regarding The Human offers an exhibition of John McKean’s recent drawings at The House of Friendship, 208 High Street, Lewes, until March 19.

Jake Arnott. Pic by Crispin Hughes

Travel back in time with Ditchling’s Book Lovers’ Supper Club

Members of the Book Lovers’ Supper Club can journey back in time to the molly houses and brothels of Georgian London, and then to small-town Scotland in the 1930s, on Wednesday, April 5.

New book

Sussex inspiration for novelist

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

Viceroy's House

Film review: Viceroy’s House (4 out of 5)

Britain’s link with India lasted 300 years and ended in hundreds of thousands of deaths of men, women and children as long simmering resentment surfaced among rival factions.

Judges Belinda Wilkins and Sara Hutton Potts discussing poems

Poetry winners announced!

The 2017 Cruse Lines Poetry Competition drew a strong response.

Rachel Kneebone. Picture by David Bebber

White Cube artist Rachel Kneebone exhibits new work at Glyndebourne

White Cube gallery artist Rachel Kneebone is set to display her new work at Glyndebourne Festival 2017, which opens for public booking this Sunday (March 5).

Get into the spirit of World Book Day

30 brilliant books you can read in a day

It’s the 20th annual World Book Day tomorrow (Thursday, March 2) and what better way to celebrate than curling up with a good book?

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.

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.

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.


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.

T2 Trainspotting

Film review: T2 Trainspotting (3 out of 5)

Back in 1996 Trainspotting hit the big screen with a vengeance.

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