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.

'Late in the Day at the Town's Edge' by Paul Newland

Sussex artists shortlisted for £15,000 national art prize

Four artists from Sussex have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, the UK’s leading competition for British contemporary representational painting and drawing.

Larissa Eddie

All Together Now with Larissa on prime-time TV!

Brighton-based singer-songwriter Larissa Eddie is loving being part of BBC One’s fresh new prime-time TV show for Saturday nights, All Together Now.

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.


Peter James talks about his life and writing career at Theatre Royal Brighton

Given Brighton’s richness, its diversity, its mix of the super wealthy and the super seedy, Peter James was probably always going to be a crime writer.

Focussing on terror: Indre Serpytyte by Billie Scheepers

Brighton contribution to terror art exhibition

Art works by a University of Brighton professor and graduate are included in a major new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London.


An alphabet of Sussex curiosities...

Rustington’s Wendy Hughes admits she has got a weakness for the quirky and the strange.

Royal Pavilion

Pavilion to feature in programme on the Royals and their art

A nodding Chinese figurine displayed in the Royal Pavilion will feature in a BBC programme exploring the art belonging to the Royals on Tuesday (January 30).

Deception (2017) by last years winner Katie Ponder

Love and Money is the theme for Glyndebourne’s art contest

The latest Glyndebourne Tour Art Competition launched on Monday, January 22, and organisers are inviting emerging artists of all ages (16+) to submit an artwork.

Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, visits the Hippodrome with the Save Our Hippodrome group (Photograph: Dave Streeter: Save Our Hippodrome)

Hippodrome 'most at-risk' theatre in the country

Brighton's Hippodrome remains top of the theatre buildings 'at-risk register' for the fifth year running, according to the Theatre's Trust.

Christopher Horlock

Shocking hidden history of Sussex explored

The old county of Sussex is one of the most beautiful in England, but beneath its rural idyll lies a history that is surprising and often shocking...

Indre Serpytyte. Picture by Billie Scheepers

Brighton artists’ work included in Imperial War Museum exhibition

Art works by a University of Brighton professor and a graduate are included in a major new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London.

Holiday on Ice/Morris MacMatzen

Review: Holiday on Ice, Brighton Centre

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

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.

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
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).

The West Pier

West Pier ruins to be illuminated at night

A new lighting installation will see the ruins of the West Pier lit up each night, 40 years after it closed to the public.

The Snow Queen

Post-Christmas ballet in Brighton

Ballet Theatre UK keeps up its happy Brighton tradition with a Christmas return to the city.
Fagin's Twist is coming to Brighton

Oliver Twist re-imagined for family-friendly dance performance

Fagin’s Twist, a contemporary hip hop dance retelling of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, is coming to Brighton next week.

Catherine OSullivan looks at some of the objects on the map so far

Mapping out the history and lives of Brighton and Hove

A Brighton artist collective is urging residents to help it create a collaborative map of the city, focusing on ‘hidden histories and radical politics’.

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