Arts & Screen

Film review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (5 out of 5)

The question was always going to be, can this latest Star Wars movie maintain the impetus and enthusiasm that the Force Awakens built up?

Natural Selection at Towner Art Gallery

Father and son’s collaboration in Natural Selection

Natural Selection by the artist Andy Holden and his father, the well-known ornithologist Peter Holden, is coming to the Towner Art Gallery in February .

Society Of Eastbourne Artists

SEA exhibition in the Town Hall was “a great success”

The art exhibition held by the Society of Eastbourne Artists (SEA) in the majestic Assembly Hall of Eastbourne Town Hall in mid-November was “a great success.”

Moira House in The Jungle Book

REVIEW: Enthralling and extraordinary show at MoHo

Tropical jungles, lumbering elephants and slinky snakes? In staid and sleepy Meads? It must be the Jungle Book!

Theatre and Comedy
Pineapple Poll

A fresh and charming version of a rarely-seen classic ballet

The rarely-produced British ballet Pineapple Poll was given a fresh and charming presentation by members of Southern Youth Ballet at the Devonshire Park Theatre.

Theatre and Comedy

Film review: Brakes (3 out of 5)

Brakes has the interesting sub-title of ‘If you knew where it would end, would you ever begin?’

Revealed: Britain’s favourite sitcom

Revealed: Britain’s favourite sitcom

Only Fools and Horses has been voted Britain’s best loved sitcom taking a staggering third of the votes, a survey has revealed.

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It’s Giovanni! SCD fans’ favourite pro-dancer is touring his new show

Giovanni Pernice, this season’s favourite to lift the coveted Strictly Come Dancing glitter ball with Debbie McGee, is excited to bring his brand new dance show Born to Win on tour.

Theatre and Comedy
Alison Gilbert at Eastbourne Open Studios

Open studio weekends from creative and eclectic artists

Eastbourne Artists will be opening their doors on the first two weekends in December when they welcome visitors to view paintings, photographs, original prints and a whole variety of crafts displayed in homes, studios and galleries across the town.

Lost in Paris

Film review: Lost in Paris (4 out of 5)

This relatively short (83 minutes), low budget, quirky movie is one of the funniest films I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this year.

Concern over casting

Harry Potter fans split over new movie casting

The title and cast of the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them has officially been revealed by Warner Bros but fans of the wizarding franchise remain split over the casting of the new movie.

Flamenco at Royal Hippodrome Theatre

Flamenco without frontiers - the powerful message behind this powerful dance

The heat and passion of flamenco takes centre stage at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne on Sunday.

SYB in Pineapple Poll

Sussex Youth Ballet in fun filled theatre presentation

Sunday afternoon sees talented young dancers shine in the light-hearted ballet Pineapple Poll at the Devonshire Park Theatre from 5pm, presented by Southern Youth Ballet.

Eastbourne digital film festival

Where creativity and technology meet in mini-fest

Devonshire Collective kicks off Eastbourne’s first mini-festival of digital culture on November 25/26.

Home with Jack O'Connell and Holly Grainger

Return of film festival

The second Crossing The Screen International Film Festival has announced its competition line-up, with 110 works from 30 countries, to be showcased from November 23-26 in Eastbourne.

Paddington 2

Film review: Paddington 2 (5 out of 5)

How do you improve on being the highest grossing independent family film of all time?

Murder on the Orient Express

Film review: Murder on the Orient Express (3 out of 5)

Having watched the 1974 film of Murder on the Orient Express at the cinema and in 2010 seen David Suchet as Hercule Poirot on the small screen, the question inevitably was always going to be - how will Kenneth Branagh’s version be different?

Etty Hillesum

Etty’s legacy of hope

On Remembrance Sunday be transported back to the tumultuous years of World War II through the thoughts and emotion of a young woman living in Amdsterdam.

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A mystical world of frozen beauty and adventure

Frosty magic and excitement is heading to Eastbourne this autumn thanks to Umbrella Productions’ new show Cirque Enchantment.

Theatre and Comedy
Pineapple Poll

Pineapple Poll showcasing our young talented dancers

Southern Youth Ballet presents the rarely performed British ballet Pineapple Poll at the Devonshire Park Theatre on Sunday November 19 at 5pm.

Theatre and Comedy
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