Arts & Screen

Art and crafts in open weekend

John and Helen Warren welcome visitors to the Big House - one of the Christmas Open Houses and Studios taking place across Eastbourne this weekend.

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COUNTY NEWS: Tributes to Game of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan

Tributes are being paid to Sussex actor Peter Vaughan - best known for roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge - who died this morning (Tuesday December 6), aged 93.

Eastbourne Open Houses December 2016

Artists ready to show work over Open House weekends

For the seventh Christmas running, the artists and makers of Eastbourne open their doors to the public for the next two weekends.

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Sussex fairy lore at Rudyard Kipling’s family home, Bateman's, this Christmas

Author Rudyard Kipling was one of the many inspired by East Sussex’s fairy tale heritage when he lived at Bateman’s, Burwash in the early twentieth century.

James Heighway at Under Ground Theatre in art exhibition December 2016

Eastbourne artist goes public with first show

James Heighway, a local fireman and artist from Eastbourne, is holding his first solo exhibition at the Under Ground Theatre this month.

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Sussex chef fights for his future on TV cooking show

A Brighton chef has cooked his way through the quarterfinals of Masterchef and into the knockout round of the BBC show.


Film review: Allied (3 out of 5)

The second world war has been a never-ending source of stories for movies down the years.

Swan Lake - Russian State Ballet and Opera Company

Mesmerising ballet performance comes to the Congress Theatre

A princess is turned into a swan by an evil curse at the Congress Theatre on Saturday December 3 as the masterful Russian State Ballet and Opera House present two performances of ballet classic Swan Lake.

Ran at Eastbourne Curzon cinema

A masterpiece from cinema’s legendary Akira Kurosawa

Eastbourne Film Society will present next week (Wednesday November 30) a film at the Curzon cinema which joins in the commemoration of William Shakespeare marking the 400th anniversary of his death.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Film review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (5 out of 5)

It’s always interesting to be at the birth of a franchise.

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Film review: The Girl On The Train (4 out of 5)

There’s always the inherent danger of transforming a popular novel on to the big screen. It will be under intense scrutiny and compared to the source material.

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Film review: The Light Between Oceans (3 out of 5)

There are many reasons for going to see a movie - you enjoy the franchise, you liked the book it was based on, the trailer seemed good etc.

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Talk on a celebrated Italian artist

Eastbourne Arts Circle presents a talk on Fra Angelico with Richard Cupidi on Sunday November 13 at 3pm in the Birley Centre.


A trio of ballet performances set to conjour up the magic of Christmas

The Nutcracker is the ultimate and beautiful fairy-tale where goodness and beauty triumph.

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The 10 oldest TV shows still on the air

This week, as we celebrate 80 years of television, we take a look at the oldest programmes still on the air.

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Sunday screening of classic war film

The Under Ground Theatre’s Sunday Matinee Cinema club continues on Sunday (November 6) with the classic patriotic war film In Which We Serve.

A scene from 'One Million Years B.C.'

DVD review: One Million Years B.C. (3 out of 5)

As a young boy, my parents often took me to the cinema (it was cheaper and easier than organising a babysitter).

Riz Ahmed and John Turturro in 'The Night Of'

DVD review: The Night Of (5 out of 5)

This box set should come with an explicit warning - ‘watch the first 20 minutes and you’ll be hooked and left with uncontrollable desire to ignore everything else until you have finished the series’.

Queen of Katwe

Film review: Queen of Katwe (4 out of 5)

The idea of watching a Disney movie about playing people chess doesn’t sound the most appealing idea, however keen a film-goer you might be.

Far right: Efrem Brynin on the TV show. 
SAS: Who Dares Wins continues Monday 9pm on Channel 4.

COUNTY NEWS: Dad takes on TV challenge in memory of brave soldier son

A father whose son was killed in Afghanistan has told how his time on a Special Forces TV show has been a positive way of coming to terms with his loss.

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