REVIEW: Haydn’s last major work performed with clarity and conviction by ECS

Haydn’s Creation is often performed but not the oratorio which followed it. The Seasons is less often undertaken by our local choral societies.

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Review: Minor alterations to festive favourites prove a winter winner

There is nothing quite like a Christmas carol to set the tone for the festive period.

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Devon’s up-and-coming folksters Harbottle & Jonas at UGT

Harbottle & Jonas is a young folk band from Totnes in Devon which will be wowing an appreciative audience at Under Ground Theatre on Saturday December 9 from 7pm.

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REVIEW: Unique choir is “simply in love with the music”

Does Christmas – secular and spiritual – begin too early? We often hear the complaint, but on Sunday at St John’s, Meads, the Renaissance Singers had their answer; an Advent Celebration.

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Review: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, The Brighton Centre

Is there a more crowd-pleasing duo than Michael Ball and Alfie Boe?

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Another date for sell-out ball

The Annual Johnny Spice Christmas Ball in aid of Macmillan has added a second date in December after selling out.

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A busy month of festive song for Eastbourne Choral Society

Eastbourne Choral Society’s Christmas programme of events will start this weekend with its performance of Haydn’s The Seasons.

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Click your heels together and join Dorothy and Toto on their journey

Get ready to head off down the yellow brick road in a new version of The Wizard of Oz with magical songs, beautiful costumes and scenery, plus a host of colourful characters.

Theatre and Comedy
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Review: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man takes Brighton by storm

Globally renowned and born in nearby Uckfield, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man (otherwise known as Rory Graham) made a triumphant return to the Brighton Centre last night, concluding the UK run of The Overproof Tour.

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Little Mix announce Sussex tour date

Heralded as the world’s biggest girl band, Little Mix are starting their 2018 tour in Hove.

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Authentic and charming candlelit Christmas show

Maverick barefoot musician, composer and guitar virtuoso Richard Durrant is set for another magical wintry Christmas tour of UK venues - once again with guest singer Amy Kakoura and top British folk fiddler Nick Pynn.

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How the spirit of Ian Dury is living on in The Blockheads

There’s many reasons to be cheerful and a party to remember when The Blockheads head over to Eastbourne.

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Join Concentus for a diverse and delightful programme

Eastbourne choir Concentus is looking forward to entertaining old and and new friends at its Christmas concert on Saturday December 16 at 4pm, Concentus will offer a diverse programme of classical and contemporary pieces under the skilled direction of Adrian White. From Mendelssohn to Gjeilo and from The Holy City to Christopher Robin Saying His Prayers, the audience will be transported into seasonal joy. As always, Concentus will be donating to The JPK Project.

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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.

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REVIEW: James Blunt lights a spark in Brighton’s heart

Brighton audiences were given a concert fit for a - future - king when James Blunt’s tour landed in the city on Friday (November 24).

Mel Giedroyc will be co-hosting the show

Eurovision Song Contest: ‘The Nation Decides’ in Brighton - how to get your tickets

Brighton will be hosting the UK national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February.

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A heavenly show from HATS with their Sister Act

Last week saw the West End and Broadway return to Herstmonceux as HATS entertained sell-out audiences with their six show run of the hit musical, Sister Act.

Theatre and Comedy
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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.

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Christmas variety show will appeal to all ages

Start the Christmas season in style at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre where Trapdoor Productions present Jingle All The Way!

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The Drawtones return to UGT for a Christmas gig

The Drawtones - led by Hammond organ whiz Rod Pooley - are getting into the festive spirit with a special Christmas Show on Friday December 15 at the Under Ground Theatre from 8pm.

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