Arts & Screen

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.

Sirona - belly dance workshop for Hastings Pride

Amazing dance workshop in lead-up to Pride 2017 parade

The organisers of Hastings Pride which launches tomorrow announce a “fantastic” opportunity to be part of this year’s parade and even the possibility of taking part in the opening ceremony.

Brenda Hartill exhibition in Rye

September open studio with print demonstration and talk

Artist Brenda Hartill is in early September holding two open studio weekends at Oast House Gallery, Pound House, in Udimore, near Rye.

Philip Clemo at Kino Teatr

A mesmerising and unique event in sound and vision with Dream Maps

A Sussex-based musician and film-maker will next weekend create a unique and unforgettable event at Kino Teatr in Norman Road.

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.

Church rooms in Robertsbridge

Robertsbridge Arts and Crafts show next weekend

On Saturday August 26 and Sunday August 27, Robertsbridge Church Rooms will host an exhibition by 20 local artists. The exhibition will be open between 10-4pm, and admission is free but donations welcome.

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.

Stephen Turner and Exbury Egg

Exbury Egg in Hastings

Completing its tour of the nation’s highways, byways and waterways, Stephen Turner’s Egg will charm and fascinate in equal measure when it arrives in The Courtyard at Jerwood Gallery this autumn.

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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.

Winter Giant

Diverse blend of art, music, theatre and dance coming in Battle Festival

Now in its fourth year, Battle Festival has quickly become a cultural gem in the South East’s calendar. With a diverse, family-friendly focus, the festival will stage an eclectic range of events and activities throughout October.

Theatre and Comedy
La Verita dance company

A whirlwind of arts in Coastal Currents 2017

Eighteen years after the first Coastal Currents festival was launched in Hastings, 2017 sees a month-long celebration of art which promises to be the biggest and best ever.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Circo Rum Ba Ba's Giant Whale

Climb inside a life-sized inflatable sperm whale

Who hasn’t wondered what it would be like to be inside a sperm whale?

Circo Rum Ba Ba's Giant Whale

Climb inside a giant whale on Pirate Day

This weekend as part of the Pirate Day celebrations a giant inflatable whale will be open to visitors on the beach close to Hastings Pier.

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