Arts & Screen

Exploring the Charlton Hunt

James Peill, curator of the Goodwood Collection, looks at the new exhibition at Goodwood:

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Ian Christie offers a new perspective on Tarkovsky

Ian Christie will be challenging perceptions of the great Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky 30 years after his death.

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Littlehampton: in fond memory of Joe

Littlehampton’s Edwin James Festival Choir remembers fondly one of its finest at its forthcoming concert performance of One Sun, One World, an environmentally-themed work by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon.

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Graham can now call himself an author...

The paperback version of The Hidden Legacy, Graham Minett’s debut novel, comes out on August 25, the same day as the e-version of his second book, Lie in Wait.
Strife. Picture: Johan Persson

REVIEW: Strife, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, until September 10.

Opening with a rapid audio romp backwards through British industrial history, Bertie Carvel’s production of John Galsworthy’s 1909 play Strife is determined from the outset to tell us just how relevant it is.

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Swallows and Amazons

Film review: Swallows and Amazons (3 out of 5)

Swallows and Amazons was one of those children’s books that always seemed to me to be of its time.

Pennie Billinghurst

ARUNDEL FESTIVAL: Life and friendship...

Billed as a humorous and thoughtful exploration of friendship’s impact on life and life’s impact on friendship, Amelia Bullmore’s Di, Viv and Rose is this year’s Arundel Festival production from the town’s Drip Action theatre company.

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ARUNDEL FESTIVAL: Enjoy life’s extremes with Paula in Arundel

Soprano Paula Sides will be confronting life and death on all our behalf when she performs with the Hanover Band as part of this year’s Arundel Festival. She joins them in St Nicholas Church, Arundel on Saturday, August 27, at 7.30pm when the programme will be Dvorak – Serenade Op.22 in E; Strauss – Horn Concerto No.1 in Eb; Puccini – Operatic soprano arias (Vissie d’arte & Un bel di vedremo); Dvorak – Song to the Moon (Rusalka), Serenade Op.44 in d; and Strauss – Morgen Op.27 No.4.

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ARUNDEL FESTIVAL: Neil explores art of improvisation

Farnborough Abbey organist Neil Wright celebrates the colours and richness of French organ music in an Arundel Festival lunchtime recital. Offered as part of The Plumley Collection series, Neil’s recital will be in Arundel Cathedral on Monday, August 29 at noon.

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Chichester Film Festival: Palmer revives Beatles World War Two idea

A chance conversation more than 40 years later has revived and refashioned a project which puts Beatles covers against archive World War Two footage.

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Dawn marshals her History Boys on stage

The Arundel Players launch into Alan Bennett’s The History Boys for the Arundel Festival, a play director Dawn Smithers absolutely loves.

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Bobby Crush vows to put seaside variety back in Bognor Regis!

Bobby Crush is the headliner as traditional seaside variety returns to Bognor Regis this summer in The Summer Variety Show at the Regis Centre from Thursday to Saturday, August 25-27.

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GBBO's 2016 contestants gather in the baking tent (Picture: BBC)

Great British Bake Off contestants revealed

The latest batch of amateur bakers have been revealed who will be aiming to take the coveted prize of 2016 The Great British Bake Off winner.


Mollie will be Arundel’s Juliet

Mollie Fyfe Taylor is delighted it’s a traditionally-costumed production of Romeo & Juliet she joins with GB Theatre Company on tour.

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Stuart Smithers by Rosey Purchase

ARUNDEL FESTIVAL: Controversial but charismatic part

First there was Richard Griffiths in the role on stage and on screen. Now, for the Arundel Players’ Arundel Festival production, comes Stuart Smithers.

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ARUNDEL FESTIVAL: Theatre trail returns

One of the great Arundel Festival traditions returns for its 16th year, with the theatre trail running from August 20-27 at various Arundel venues.

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5 real-life uses for the Jedi mind trick. Photo: Shutterstock

Star Wars trailer and 5 real-life uses for the Jedi mind trick

When the first Star Wars movie, Episode IV - A New Hope, hit cinema screens in 1977 audiences were blown away by the space opera’s visual effects and the rich, vibrant universe.

The Beatles. Photo: Shutterstock

How well do you know your Beatles lyrics?

Next month sees the release of a new Beatles documentary, directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard.

Eddie the Eagle

DVD review: Eddie the Eagle (3 out of 5)

The story of Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards is remarkable and one that was just crying out for a movie.

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne

Film review: Jason Bourne (3 out of 5)

Another summer and another franchise wheels out its latest offering.

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