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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Artel

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.

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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.

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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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Do you know someone whose home needs a makeover?

Do you know someone whose home needs a makeover?

A daytime interior design show is looking for new people to take part in the next season.

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Fran�ois Cluzet in Scribe

Film review: Scribe (4 out of 5)

The French do seem to have a knack of coming up with excellent tense thrillers that rely on characters and dialogue rather than special effects.

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Baloo and Mowgli by Eric Kincaid

Minitature art in Chichester this week

The Society of Limners 2017 summer exhibition comes to the John Rank Gallery at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester this week – a chance to enter the fascinating world of art in miniature

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Origin Wars

DVD review: Origin Wars (3 out of 5)

Surprisingly, there haven’t been that many movies that stake a claim from the outset for a franchise.

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Would you like to take part in the next MasterChef?

Contestants wanted for BBC’s amateur MasterChef

The BBC is on the lookout for the next amateur MasterChef champion.

Offbeat
Take Three

Summer exhibition from new gallery

Original work by artists Linda Foskett, Viv Nicklin and Karen Ongley-Snook – paintings, prints, glass and enamelware – come together in the Take Three art exhibition.

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