Arts & Screen

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?

Thom Kofoed's show at St Mary In The Castle SUS-170228-130354001 SUS-170228-130354001

Inspiration for Hastings artist

An intriguing exhibition - untitled (Miss. Ms. Other) - will be shown at St Mary In The Castle next month.

Kirsten Reynolds at Lucy Bell Gallery

Compelling and powerful photography in new show

Lucy Bell Fine Art presents an exhibition of recent work by Kirsten Reynolds which includes photographic light drawings made in New Zealand, Greece and Norway as well as paintings from Kirsten’s on-going series The Illusion of Democracy.

Rye artist Luke Hannam in debut show in Brighton

Rye artist’s show

Rye based artist Luke Hannam will open his first solo exhibition on Monday February 27 in Cameron Contemporary Art in Brighton.

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.

Sir Peter Blake has unveiled his latest and most unusual piece of pop art to date to mark the coming of smart meters to every home in Great Britain. Arrival of the Smart Meters

Pop Artist Sir Peter Blake donates work to Rye charity

Legendary British pop artist Sir Peter Blake is donating one of his latest and most unusual pictures The Arrival of the Smart Meters to ARRCC charity in Rye, East Sussex.

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.

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Hundreds of pupils perform in dance show

Pupils from school in Hastings and Bexhill gave some amazing performances at the annual Time To Dance Festival at the White Rock Theatre earlier this month.

De La Warr Pavilion installation Spring 2017

Finding your way through this horizontal state of art

Every Saturday at 3pm the De La Warr Pavilion presents a free tour of its current exhibition In A Dream You Saw A Way to Survive and We Full Of Joy in the Ground Floor Gallery. The tours are run by a different member of the DLWP team each weekend.

Murmurations Gallery in Parkhurst Road, Bexhill

Eclectic show with artists using wide range of method

Next week sees the launch of Bexhill’s Murmurations gallery first members’ show for 2017.

Headland by Heywood and Condie at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings SUS-170213-124619001

Celebrating Hastings in all her colours with installation

The jagged skyline of Old Town’s historic fishing sheds and the neon of the amusement arcades are all emblematic of Hastings.

The Rocks by Kirsten Reynolds at Lucy Bell Gallery

New show from one of our finest Hastings artists

A new exhibition of recent works by St Leonards resident and artist Kirsten Reynolds will be held at Lucy Bell Gallery in Norman Road from March 21 until April 29.


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.

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Hay ho, and Dosey Doe at St Michael’s Barn Dance

St Michael’s Hospice Riding Club invite you to don your straw hats and country attires and get set to Dosey Doe at their charity Barn Dance, at Ninfield memorial Hall on Friday, February 10, 7.30pm.

T2 Trainspotting

Film review: T2 Trainspotting (3 out of 5)

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


COUNTY NEWS: Biggest Roman find yet for city

An amazing discovery just below the surface of a park is being hailed as the most complete Roman find ever unearthed in a Sussex city.

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Turn over a new leaf in storytelling week

Bexhill’s Age UK charity shop is celebrating National Story Telling week and invites people of all ages to turn over a new leaf and donate unwanted books or browse their bookshelves and pick up a bargain.

Talented youngsters from Lacey Arts Theatre Bexhill SUS-170124-160804001

Lacey Theatre Arts ‘Born 2 Perform’ at Izzard Theatre

After a successful show in November, which raised over £1,000 for Great Ormond Street hospital, Bexhill’s Lacey

Dev Patel in Lion

FILM REVIEW: Lion (5 out of 5)

Saroo Brierley is a very lucky man. As this remarkable movie based on real events reveals, he could easily have been just another statistic, a vulnerable young child lost in a massive country that struggles to cope with poverty.

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