Arts & Screen

T-Birds and Pink Ladies head to Rye this weekend

As part of Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2018 celebrations, that old family favourite Grease will be shown at Rye Community Centre in Conduit Hill.

The Doll's House at The Stables Theatre

Powerful theatre still has relevance in current culture

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House shocked audiences when it premiered in 1879 with its radical insights into the roles of husband and wife.

Theatre and Comedy

Encompassing & inventive images in collaboration

The De La Warr Pavilion’s intriguingly named new exhibition - “I blew on Mr Greenhill’s main joints with a very ‘hot’ breath” - presents moving image and photography from the last 10 years, selected in response to the Pavilion’s architecture and social context.

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Day-long club festival back to party on Hastings Pier

All-day clubbing festival Pier Jam will return to Hastings Pier on Saturday April 28 for its first event of 2018.

Journey's End

Film review: Journey’s End (4 out of 5)

The remarkable fact about RC Sherriff’s First World War play Journey’s End is that is was written in 1928, so when it appeared quite a few of the male audience will have fought in the Great War.


Family movie Coco is the latest gem from Pixar

It’s been out a while but Pixar’s latest movie Coco (PG) is still a great family choice this half term hols weekend.

A Midsummers Night's Dream, A Caribbean Dream

DVD review: A Midsummers Night’s Dream, A Caribbean Dream

Countless versions of A Midsummers Night’s Dream have entertained people across the world since the Bard put pen to paper in around 1595.

Chrome & Lemon - Paul Feiler Estate

Major show from a lifetime of work inspired by light and landscape

A major retrospective will be held at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings as part of centenery celebrations of the life and work of artist Paul Feiler, who was born in 1918.

David Attenborough

Ten days of lively debate at Charleston

From Trump and Brexit, to feminism, global crime and sexual politics – it has been a rollercoaster year and Charleston Festival (May 18-28) comes up with ten days of heated debate, which looks at issues past and present.

An Affair To Remember

An Affair To Remember is Valentine’s Day winner

Get involved with Big Film Fight 2018 at St Mary In The Castle in Hastings.

Community news

Crafty fun for kids during half term at Bexhill museum

Children aged 4-10 can experience creative fun at an arts and crafts session at Bexhill museum next Thursday (February 15), 2-4pm.

Silver Swans

Silver Swans outing to the pier

The recently formed East Sussex Silver Swans will be taking to Hastings Pier on Saturday February 10.

Agafya in Sunlight - Rebecca E Marshall

A letter to the future in new art show Fever Of The Light

Filmmaker and Electric Palace cinema owner Rebecca E. Marshall will unveil her latest project Fever Of the Light next weekend.

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Celebrating 40 years of expression in dance school

Hastings School of Contemporary Dance is celebrating its 40th anniversary as one of the only specialised contemporary dance schools in the area. Beyond Words will be an evening of celebration, memories and inspiring dance. Students will perform a range of styles -including contemporary and ballet – to a variety of music from modern to classical. It will be performed at The Stables Theatre in Hastings from February 15-17 at 7.30pm.

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Inspired by the movies in new dance extravaganza

Rye Dance Centre follows the success of last year’s Super Duper by presenting its latest biannual show Movies Make Memories.


Film review: Coco (3 out of 5)

I distinctly remember watching Toy Story 3 back in 2010 and thinking ‘can animation get any better than this?’.


In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

Jonathan Davis made the final of SAS Who Dares Wins

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex man pushed to the limit in SAS show

From digital marketing to military training, a Sussex man has told of the mental anguish and physical exhaustion that he had to endure whilst he appeared on Channel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins.
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Get your look right for the Umbrella Parade 2018

Get ready for the big event of Hastings Fat Tuesday with a creative workshop this weekend.

Early Man

Film review: Early Man (4 out of 5)

It’s only a couple of weeks ago that I watched Nick Park’s 1989 first main feature A Grand Day Out.

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