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1:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The 1914 House Preston Manor, Preston Drove, Brighton, Friday, August 22 and Friday, August 29

The ten shows to see at Lewes Artwave Festival

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10:41am Friday 22nd August 2014

More than 400 artists and makers will open their houses as part of the 21st annual Artwave Festival.

8 things not to miss at Arundel Festival

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11:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

THIS weekend sees the return of Arundel's own arts festival, celebrating the best the town’s artists, musicians and performers have to offer in a packed eclectic programme. Duncan Hall picks out the highlights of the grassroots event.

Mike Leigh and Timothy Spall film Mr Turner in Sussex

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3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

The director of Abigail’s Party and Secrets & Lies chose Sussex to film parts of his latest award-winning movie.

Sir Garfield Sobers on smacking six sixes and making tonnes of runs

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11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Sir Garfield Sobers Eastbourne Congress Theatre, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, Sunday, August 17

Brunswick Festival returns in 33rd year

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11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Brunswick Festival Brunswick Square, Hove, Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, noon to 7pm, free, brunswickfestival.org.uk.

Take a round trip over the Channel with Diep Haven Festival

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11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

HAVING already made a round trip from Dieppe to Newhaven last month, a new cross-channel arts festival is making the journey in the opposite direction from Newhaven to Dieppe next week.

The monster festival to be at this summer

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2:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

As a mother of two herself, Teresa Gillam knows how hard it can be to find summer activities for children.

Sunset Screenings: De La Warr Pavilion

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11:38am Friday 8th August 2014

Sunset Screenings: De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill, Saturday, August 9, to Saturday, September 6

Red Arrows celebrate their 50th anniversary as part of Airbourne

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10:58am Friday 8th August 2014

Airbourne Eastbourne Seafront, Thursday, August 14, to Sunday, August 17

What not to miss at Chichester International Film Festival

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10:12am Friday 8th August 2014

 Commemorating THE First World War Films to commemorate the First World War include Renoir’s 1937 masterpiece La Grande Illusion (Friday, August 22, 11am) and an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms (Monday, August 25, 11am) made in 1932 and starring Gary Cooper. One-off events include Derek Jarman’s War Requiem (Thursday, August 28, 9.15pm) which puts Benjamin Britten’s choral gem to pictures in Chichester Cathedral n Galas and open air screenings The Night Train To Lisbon (Thursday, August 14, 18.30pm, Friday, August 15, 2pm) opens the festival. It stars Jeremy Irons as Swiss professor Raimund Gregorius who quits his boring life. Marilyn Monroe’s seminal performance in Some Like It Hot (Saturday, August 9, 7.30pm) and Richard Attenborough’s Oh! What A Lovely War (Friday, August 8, 7.30pm) are the open air screenings in Priory Park. Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight (Sunday, August 31, 11am and 6.30pm) is a blockbuster to close the festival.

Michael Winterbottom’s right hand man on making The Trip and Doll & Em

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10:09am Friday 8th August 2014

Contrary to performances in The Trip and lots of press reports, which pitch the pair as benign stags, Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan do like each other.

Roger Gibson says East Meets West at Chichester International Film Festival

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10:06am Friday 8th August 2014

Roger Gibson hopes UKIP’s proclamations are correct. For the first time since 1991, he’s made European cinema the focus of the annual Chichester International Film Festival.

Music mogul Alan McGee on his acting debut and working with Oasis and The Libertines

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11:31am Friday 8th August 2014

Alan McGee, the man who brought the world Oasis, My Bloody Valentine and Primal Scream, compares acting to managing a band.

Step back in time with Saint Etienne

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11:28am Friday 8th August 2014

"We thought it would be really easy as half the job would be done – it would just be an edit job. It turned out to be far more difficult than we had anticipated...”

Pop-up cinema comes to Lewes

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11:34am Friday 8th August 2014

Lewes House, High Street, Lewes, Friday, August 8, to Sunday, August 10 FOLLOWING the Duke Of York’s Picturehouse open-air screenings at Preston Manor earlier this year, the temporary big screen is setting up in Lewes again this weekend.

Let battle commence: Post-Pride party in the village

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1:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

HALF a century on from the Mods and Rockers’ running scuffles along Brighton beach, cult queer vintage club night Duckie is drawing up the battlelines again.

Art from the aisles

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10:16am Friday 1st August 2014

The perma-tanned face of Dale Winton is nowhere to be seen.

Now booking: TedxBrighotn

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9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

TEDxBrighton Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Church Street, Friday, October 31

Now booking: Celebrating 50 years of mod culture

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9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Celebrating 50 Years Of Mod Culture: Brighton Centre, King's Road, Saturday, August 23

It’s a spectacle of colour and sound with Alex Grey's exhibition at the Hop Gallery

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3:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Russian–born abstract painter Kandinsky is the artist most commonly thought of as having had synaesthesia – despite the lack of medical proof.

Lucy Hughes-Hallett on Italian poet and politican Gabriele d'Aunnunzio and the book which won her the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

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1:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

Commandante Gabriele d'Aunnunzio loved poetry and power. He was a womanising warmonger who inspired Mussolini. He led the group which occupied Free State of Fiume, now Rijeka in northern Croatia, for four years from 1920.

Times parliamentary sketch writer Ann Treneman finds 100 graves to visit before you die

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1:25pm Friday 18th July 2014

WHILE she spends most of her days in Parliament sniffing out material for her Times sketches, in her down time Ann Treneman can be found exploring cemeteries and graveyards.

Investigative journalist John Sweeney on the tyranny of Kim Jung Un and the future of North Korea ahead of Lewes Speakers Festival

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12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Lewes Speakers Festival All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, today, to Saturday, July 20.

Second Brighton Pride Arts And Film Festival launches this weekend

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12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Following its “iconic” launch last year, Pride Arts And Film Festival returns with a celebration of club culture, a tale of a fabulous revolution and a recreation of a classic Brighton seafront battle.

Drum and bass stronger than ever

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11:54am Friday 18th July 2014

When dubstep came along it sounded like the death knell for drum and bass.

Quentin Blake celebrates the art of drawing at Hastings’s Jerwood Gallery

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11:20am Friday 18th July 2014

ONE of the country’s foremost illustrators is providing his own unique introduction to the Jerwood Gallery’s permanent exhibition.

Free seafront festival Paddle Round The Pier returns

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12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

More than 60,000 visitors are expected for the 18th annual Paddle Around The Pier.

Find out how your area contributed to the Great War

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12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

Personal stories from the First World War Drawing from letters, diaries, and personal items War Stories tells the tales of 16 Brightonians and the roles they played both in the trenches and on the home front.

Polica’s Channy Leaneagh on feminism and the band’s second album

The Argus: Polica’s Channy Leaneagh on feminism and the band’s second album

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

WITH its image of a woman's head and back doused in blood–red hair dye the cover of Polica's second album Shulamith was one of the most unforgettable of 2013.

One of the world’s most sampled bands plays its Brighton debut

The Argus: One of the world’s most sampled bands plays its Brighton debut

12:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

IT started life as a guitar riff representing aliens travelling down to earth.

Big Screen returns to the beach for the World Cup

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11:04am Friday 6th June 2014

AS international football teams convene on Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, Brighton's Big Screen is returning to broadcast a selection of the games and more for the next four weeks.

The experimental side of Sussex-born artist Keith Vaughan revealed

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11:02am Friday 6th June 2014

Selsey born Keith Vaughan is best known as a Neo Romantic artist whose friendship circle included painters Graham Sutherland and John Minton.

Philosophy in Pubs to host national conference in Brighton

The Argus: Philosophy in Pubs to host national conference in Brighton

10:32am Friday 6th June 2014

IT’S a testament to the success of Brighton and Hove Philosophy In Pubs group that the city has been chosen to host the first national conference to be held outside the scheme’s Liverpool home.

Win tickets to Bestival with city mirrorball treasure hunt

The Argus: Win tickets to Bestival with city mirrorball treasure hunt

11:13am Monday 2nd June 2014

Last week, Bestival's London HQ was broken into by a criminal gang who stole 15 specially commissioned Desert Island Disco Mirrorballs.

Dark And Stormy Festival May 23

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9:33am Friday 23rd May 2014

Keith Waterhouse called Brighton the town which looks like it is helping police with its inquiries. Now, it provides the backdrop for a new celebration of the crime genre this weekend. Duncan Hall speaks to novelist Julia Crouch about writing her first crime novel and her involvement in the inaugural Dark And Stormy literature and film festival.

German artist Otto Dix's war prints come to Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion

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5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

No one saw the depraved underbelly of post-war Weimar-era Germany as surely as Otto Dix.

Enjoy some Caribbean culture as Fringe Saint Lucia teams up with Brighton Fringe

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5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

A TOUCH of Caribbean heat is coming to the Brighton Fringe, as the open access festival joins forces with Saint Lucia Jazz And Arts Festival.

Arts Council chair Peter Bazalgette on the similarities between the Bloomsbury group and today’s reality TV

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5:00am Friday 16th May 2014

For chair of Arts Council England, Peter Bazalgette, the leap between the subversive and avant garde Bloomsbury group and today’s reality TV is not as wide as it may seem.

Brighton Festival: Mark Cousins brings his Cinema Of Childhood to the Duke Of York's

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10:00am Friday 9th May 2014

Mark Cousins doesn’t hold with the old movie maxim “never work with children or animals”.

Brighton Fringe: March over the Downs as The Company remember an historic Lewes battle

The Argus: Brighton Fringe: March over the Downs as The Company remember an historic Lewes battle

11:51am Friday 2nd May 2014

Lewes has a much more important place in history than burning martyrs and anti-Catholic feeling.

Brighton Fringe: Playwright Tim Crouch on his 'never-ending' relay play

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10:55am Friday 2nd May 2014

Brighton playwright Tim Crouch is aiming to create a never-ending piece of performance art beginning in the city’s Fringe festival.

Komedia marks 20 years this May - find out why there's still plenty to celebrate

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9:46am Friday 25th April 2014

As Komedia celebrates its 20th anniversary on Thursday, May 1, Duncan Hall talks to co-founder Colin Granger and discovers why the Gardner Street venue has reasons to be cheerful

Romany artist Delaine Le Bas challenges gypsy stereotypes and prejudices in a new Brighton exhibition

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5:00am Friday 25th April 2014

There are many myths and assumptions made about the gypsy community – from the belief the Romani language is dead (it isn’t) to tabloid fever about travellers setting up unauthorised encampments.

Experience art like never before as United Visual Artists bring their cutting-edge digital creation Vanishing Point to Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery

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5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Currently filling London’s Barbican Curve Gallery with mist and 12 swinging pendulums, artist collective United Visual Artists (UVA) are bringing a very different show to Eastbourne.

From Great Shark Easter Egg hunts to picnic parties, The Guide takes a look at the best events across Sussex over the Easter holidays

The Argus: Mad Hatter’s Picnic Party at Borde Hill Garden

5:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Tudor Easter Weald & Downland Museum Open Air Museum, Town Lane, Chichester, Friday, April 18, to Monday, April 21

Trance hero John 00 Fleming talks to The Guide about the inaugural Brighton Music Conference

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5:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Forget the idea that one well-crafted dancefloor smash can turn young DJs into world-touring stars, says Brighton-born trance hero John 00 Fleming.

A ten-day festival aimed squarely at youngsters arrives in Brighton

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5:00am Friday 11th April 2014

From a world premiere to a live punk show for seven to 11-year-olds, Hijack is both reviving and rejuvenating Brighton’s children’s Festival.

Undercurrent Festival in Shoreham plays host to three world premieres

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5:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A trio of world premieres are among seven free installations, performances and workshops following the theme of All At Sea for the third Undercurrent Festival this weekend.

Glastonbury legend Michael Eavis on Jay Z, The Rolling Stones and why the heyday of UK music festivals has passed

The Argus: Michael Eavis at Glastonbury Festival. Photo by Ann Cook

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Tales of Michael Eavis working serious overtime to convince The Rolling Stones to play Glastonbury 2013 were over the top.



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