Arts & Screen

Seeking truth in film-making

A Human Rights Documentary Weekend will be held at Kino Teatr in Norman Road, St Leonards, from May 5-7.

Artist Danny Pockets

New artwork from Danny Pockets celebrates where he was and is now

Opening tomorrow (April 29) at the blackShed Gallery in Robertsbridge is a show from local artist Danny Pockets: BLLDZR: And Other Drifts.

Their Finest

Film review: Their Finest (4 out of 5)

It’s always good to see a movie that has a real feel for the period, not only with props etc but the attitudes and general way of life.


COUNTY NEWS: Traders answer DIY SOS for Sussex family

Hit TV show DIY SOS has been ‘absolutely inundated’ with offers from trades people across Sussex to help transform a family’s home.

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Bexhill Sailing Club staged a mock sea battle  to create a new work, Seascape, by artist Simon Patterson. SUS-170419-120135001

All at sea to stage a mock battle for new exhibition at the De La Warr

Bexhill Sailing Club joined forces with the De La Warr Pavilion to stage an event at sea to create a new work, entitled Seascape, by artist Simon Patterson

Swiss Army Man

DVD review: Swiss Army Man (4 out of 5)

Confession time. I’m not a great fan of Daniel Radcliffe.

Anne Heche and Sandra Oh on Catfight

DVD review: Catfight (4 out of 5)

Perhaps one of the best aspects of this very dark comedy is that women are central to the movie.

Jackie landscape by Thom Kofoed will be part of his show at St Mary In The Castle SUS-170315-092749001

Artist explores impact of female power in his life

Opening on Saturday (April 22) and running until May 28 is a new exhibition by local artist Thom Kofoed of his paintings, drawings, film, writing and photography which will “explore disparate experiences of gender and celebrate women” both in the public eye and from his own life.

The Lost City of Z

FILM REVIEW: The Lost City of Z (3 out of 5)

If you come to this film thinking it’s going to be all action and Indiana Jones-type excitement you’ll be in for a surprise.

ESSPA show at DLWP SUS-171104-160126001

Rapturous applause for talented youngsters

East Sussex School of Performing Arts (ESSPA) in the past has had great success with more well known and popular shows, however this year chose to present a home-grown production called Just Grow Up, devised and co written by the school’s Principal Teena Symonds and her son James.

Theatre and Comedy
Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead - NT Live SUS-171104-153114001

The best of British theatre brought right to our door

Billie Piper won an Olivier Award for Best Actress for Yerma just as the De La Warr Pavilion announced that local audiences will be able to see her performance in a live broadcast on Thursday September 14.

Murmurations Gallery  in Bexhill - sunset from Lordine Lane, oil on canvas

Facile and Viscous new work at Murmurations Gallery

This week saw the start of a new show by local and regional artists at Murmurations gallery in Bexhill highlighting the medium of oil on canvas.

Jimmy Cauty with art installation SUS-171004-103302001

A fantastic day of art, music, food and poetry

Last year saw the Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust awarded a licence for neglected land where the Broomgrove Power Station once stood in the Ore Valley.

Shaun the Sheep: Spoilsport

DVD review: Shaun the Sheep: Spoilsport (4 out of 5)

For fans of Shaun the Sheep this compilation of ten stories from series 5 will be very welcome news.

Realm of the Damned

DVD review: Realm of the Dead (3 out of 5)

The amount of comic book characters that have been portrayed by actors on screen has grown enormously in recent years.

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Local store hosts charity fashion show next week

Bexhill retailers M&Co, Devonshire Road are hosting a charity Fashion Show next Tuesday (April 6) at 5pm.

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

DVD review: Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (5 out of 5)

There have been plenty of documentaries and films about the 1960s and 70s American Apollo space programme.

Another Mother's Son

FILM REVIEW: Another Mother’s Son (3 out of 5)

The Channel Islands were the only British territories to be occupied by the Germans in the Second World War.

The Battle of Somme. Image courtesy of the Imperial War Museum SUS-170331-153134001

The horror of the Somme on film and set to music

The First World War is coming to St Mary in the Castle in Hastings.

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Amanda Worne says she's over the moon to be chosen by TV show DIY SOS

COUNTY NEWS: DIY SOS to transform disabled mum’s cramped home

A woman left paralysed by an horrific accident is to have her home transformed on hit TV show DIY SOS.

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