Arts & Screen

Join the 2018 Festival of Chichester!

There is still time to join the festival fun as the Festival of Chichester heads towards the deadline for entries for 2018.

Applications are now open for the new series of Love Island

Love Island is back and looking for applicants

Hit ITV2 dating show show Love Island is back for 2018 and looking for singles to apply.

Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman

Fim review: The Greatest Showman (5 out of 5)

Let me say I’m not normally a fan of musicals. It takes a lot to get me to see one and I often find I enjoy a couple of tunes, but the rest leave me unimpressed.

The Pantone Colour Institute has chosen Ultra Violet as the colour of 2018

How to effortlessly wear ultra violet – the colour of 2018

Few people realise that the colour of the year does not just randomly come together on the catwalks but is chosen by one company, The Pantone Colour Institute, and then designers follow this directive.

Ella Fleetwood

West Sussex performer’s comedic dance piece explores the life of a millennial

A West Sussex dancer and choreographer is looking forward to the London premiere of her new work.

Andrew Crofts

Two Sussex authors discuss their work at Book Lovers’ Supper Club in Ditchling

The next Book Lovers’ Supper Club on Wednesday, February 7, will see two Sussex authors discussing works of both fiction and non-fiction over a curry supper.

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney. Picture by Lizzing Irving

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney bring dance journey to Crawley’s Hawth

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney team up in a new dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time.

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney line up in Worthing

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney team up in a new dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time.

Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in All the Money in the World

Film review: All The Money In The World (4 out of 5)

It was a case of serendipity as the original choice for one of the main characters in this film, Kevin Spacey, was replaced, following widely broadcast allegations.

Holiday on Ice/Morris MacMatzen

Review: Holiday on Ice, Brighton Centre

Holiday on Ice is back and it's more impressive than ever.

The vehicle tracks next to gravestones on Cathedral Green

Chichester Cathedral responds to ‘mudbath’ claims

Chichester Cathedral has responded to criticism that its sacred green has been turned into a ‘complete mudbath’ by workmen.

Leanne will be among 30 woman hoping to find love from this Saturday

Chichester woman to star in Take Me Out

A Chichester woman will be in with a chance to go on a romantic trip to the isle of Fernando’s.

Moscow City Ballet

Review: Swan Lake at Chichester Festival Theatre

Of all Tchaikovsky’s ballets Swan Lake shimmers most brightly in the hearts of audiences.

The Worne family thanking traders on the big reveal

Huge reaction to Amanda Worne’s DIY SOS

Social media was awash with glowing comments as millions of people watched Amanda Worne’s DIY SOS last night.

New book

New directions for Chichester writer

Chichester author Chris Casburn – writing as Christopher Joyce – brings to a conclusion his The Creatures of Chichester series with the sixth volume, The One About The Golden Lake.

Portrait of William Blake by Thomas Philipsoil on canvas, 1807.National Portrait Gallery, London

Major William Blake exhibition in West Sussex

William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion is the major New Year exhibition at the National Trust’s Petworth House, running from January 13-March 25. The exhibition is the first to bring together for display many of the works that were inspired by his experience living in Sussex.

Moscow City Ballet

Ballet kicks off 2018 in Chichester

Keeping the show on the road falls to Martin Taylor  as tour manager as Moscow City Ballet bring The Sleeping Beauty to Chichester Festival Theatre to start the New Year (January 5-7).

Holiday on Ice

Holiday on Ice back in Brighton!

Holiday on Ice’s annual stint at the Brighton Centre (January 5-14) will be a home-coming for assistant costume designer Simon Crowhurst.

Theatre and Comedy
New Year's Day Big Dip 2018 at East Wittering. All pictures by Ash Black Photography

PICTURES: New Year’s Day Dip in Witterings 2018

Around 1,500 spectators braved the cold weather to witness this year’s New Year’s Day Big Dip.

Gerda with Snow Queen entourage

REVIEW: The Snow Queen: Ballet Theatre UK at Brighton Dome

Chief characters: Snow Queen, Claire Corruble Cabot (France); Gerda, Anna Yliaho (Finland); Kay, Andrew McFarlane (Scotland); Pas de Trois: Marie-Lys Boulay (Fr), Ewan Hambleton (Scot), Megan Phillips (England). Choreography , Christopher Moore (Eng, founding Artistic Director); Musical score compilation, Simon Paterson; Costumes, Daniel Hope (Eng).

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