Arts & Screen

Film review: Churchill (3 out of 5)

There have been several dramas attempting to get under the skin of the man who became the figurehead for Britain’s survival during World War II.

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The epic story of British spirit in our darkest hour

Studiocanal has announced a special late summer event locally which celebrates the achievement of the Dunkirk evacuation and the British wartime spirit.

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Detail of Smoker by Roland Jarvis

New show of art by Roland Jarvis

Due to the amazing response to an exhibition of work by the late Roland Jarvis, the Fleet Gallery in Norman Road, St Leonards, has now opened a second show.

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Giovanni Pernice show

Giovanni set to dazzle with as star turn in Dance Is Life

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Giovanni Pernice is taking the nation by storm with his first ever tour titled Dance Is Life.

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Pier Jam

Pier Jam’s heady mix of sea air, sunshine and DJ talent

Pier Jam has announced the return of its house, garage and bass party to Hastings Pier on Saturday July 1.

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blackShed gallery in Robertsbridge

Artwork mirrors changes and political unrest

Photo-montage artist Julia Andrews-Clifford explores themes of feminism in British culture and advertising in a new show opening at the blackShed gallery from June 17.

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Local artists exhibit at Zoom Arts

Two local artists will showcase their work in a week long exhibition at Zoom Arts Gallery, Warrior Square Station, St Leonards, June 18-24, 9-6pm.

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Gala night and auction

A star studded gala night of music and dancing will dazzle in the grounds of Fairlight Hall on Saturday July 1 raising money for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

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Storytellers and artists needed for inventive project

Artists and storytellers are invited to get involved in a summer project being launched by MSL in partnership with Rock House.

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Opening The Doors on a new installation at SPACE

The Doors building was last seen in Hastings & St Leonards during the Root 1066 festival in 2016 when it was installed in numerous locations around the towns. Hastings based artist Bob Humm has now made a new interpretation of this installation for The SPACE.

Josh Helman and Michael Bisping in My Name is Lenny. Photo: Rob Youngson

DVD review: My Name is Lenny (4 out of 5)

Everyone loves a character and Lenny McLean was certainly larger than life.

Lucy's Drawing Workshop

Plants, painting, and creating art

Art In The Garden - “a collaboration of four artists and a garden” - opens on June 9 at Ore Place Farmhouse on the Ridge, in Hastings, with an exhibition of paintings, prints, drawings and ceramics as part of South East Open Studios.

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From success in BGT to owning the stage at White Rock in Our House

Street dancing sensation George Sampson has been confirmed for the UK tour of award-winning musical Our House which comes to Hastings’ White Rock Theatre from September 19-23.

Pirates Of The Carribean: Salazar's Revenge.

Film review: Pirates Of The Carribean: Salazar’s Revenge (3 out of 5)

I watched this latest movie in the ‘Pirates...’ franchise under the impression that it would be the final one - it seems I was probably wrong.

Roger Moore pictured in September 1984 during the filming of A View To A Kill

Sir Roger Moore’s memorable James Bond lines

Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced.

Charlie Hunnam in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Film review - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (4 out of 5)

I like Guy Ritchie’s direction. His, comparatively, short list of films tend to have similar techniques that set him aside.



The hero volunteers who have transformed a home in just nine days got to see what their hard work will mean to the family who live there at the DIY SOS ‘Big Reveal’.

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Hastings cinema’s electrifying new seats

The Electric Palace Cinema in Hastings Old Town has been transformed thanks to a local initiative that resulted in the installation of 48 stunning 1930s gold chairs.

Salvage Hunters

Salvage Hunters comes to Sussex – and its producers need your help

Producers behind the popular TV show Salvage Hunters are on the hunt for quirky finds ahead of the show coming to Sussex.

Alien: Covenant

Film review: Alien: Covenant (3 out of 5)

It seems to me that since the first Alien movie hit the big screen back in 1979, the franchise has been frantically searching for the magic formula that made the first film such an amazing success.

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