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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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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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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

DVD REVIEW - USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (3 out of 5)

No doubt there are plenty of amazing second world war stories still to be given over to a movie.

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A Monster Calls

FILM REVIEW: A Monster Calls (4 out of 5)

The wealth of young acting talent in this country and elsewhere always amazes me.

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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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Collateral Beauty

Film review: Collateral Beauty (3 out of 5)

Reaction to this movie seems to have been quite extreme.

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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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Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and the Great British Bake Off contestants

The BBC wins 2016

The Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (Barb) has released the list of the top 40 highest-rated TV programmes of 2016 so far.

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The Noon of the Solstice. Picture by Craig Matthews, courtesy of Egotrip Media Ltd

DVD REVIEW: An inventive, fun and oddly charming film about the Tales of Albion

Tales of Albion, Egotrip Media, out now on DVD, £16.99

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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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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Film review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (5 out of 5)

As a spin-off from the original Star Wars series, you may think Rogue One might just be a pleasant distraction from the ongoing franchise.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Five things you need to know about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

There’s just days to go until the new Star Wars film hits UK cinemas - and the excitement among fans is palpable.

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Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart in Sully

Film review: Sully: Miracle on the Hudson (4 out of 5)

It’s always a tough ask - take a real-life incident that everyone knows about and try to keep up the tension for 90 or more minutes.

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