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

The Argus: Vanishing Point

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

The Argus: Brighton DJ John 00 Fleming

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

The Argus: Map Of Wishes

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

The Argus: Lewis Gibson’s Sitting Here Together Forever

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.

Members of the public take over Brighton Museum and Art Gallery for new exhibition From Downs To Sea

The Argus: Number Nine Bus by David Redfern

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

Curators from Brighton Museum and Art Gallery handed over control of the programming and art selection process to Portslade and West Hove residents for the gallery’s latest show.

Local literary talent to appear at the first Hove Book Festival

The Argus: Hove Book Festival organiser Dorothy Koomson. Photo by Sam Stephenson

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Hove might soon be the next Hay-on-Wye. Author Dorothy Koomson has put together its first book festival to “celebrate great storytelling for all ages”.

Rare photos of The Who go on display in St Leonards

The Argus: The Who. Photo by Colin Jones

5:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Rare images of Mod rockers The Who from their early days are to be exhibited.

The Guide team check out this year's Brighton Fringe must-sees

The Argus: Abigoliah Schamaun

6:40am Friday 14th March 2014

It’s that time of the year again. Brighton Fringe event programmers talk Duncan Hall and Dominic Smith through the unmissable shows from this year’s line-up

Writer Frank Alva Buecheler talks about the cycle of life as part of Sick! Festival

The Argus: SICK! festival: In May

6:30am Friday 14th March 2014

A decade ago theatre producer and writer Frank Alva Buecheler came up with the first draft of In May in less than three hours after visiting a sick friend.

Steve Richards talks performance and politics ahead of his Shoreham show

The Argus: Steve Richards

6:20am Friday 14th March 2014

"I don't buy into this thing that politics is boring. It’s tragic, farcically funny and sad. It ticks all the boxes of theatre and comedy.”

The Guide rounds up what's on offer this International Women's Day in Brighton

The Argus: East London performance troupe Figs In Wigs

5:00am Friday 7th March 2014

International Women’s Day – a day to inspire change and greater awareness of women’s equality – has been observed since the early 1900s. More than 100 years on it is celebrated with similar vigour. The Guide picks the best on offer in Brighton

Explore issues of mortality at Brighton's Sick! Festival

The Argus: Before Your Very Eyes

5:00am Friday 7th March 2014

Dominic Smith rounds up this week’s wide-ranging offerings from Brighton’s inaugural Sick! Festival

The Simpsons reveal their mathematical secrets to Simon Singh

The Argus: Simon Singh

6:20am Friday 28th February 2014

"People have written about the philosophy, theology and politics of The Simpsons, and you can do the same with Coronation Street, or 24.

Inequality comes under the spotlight as part of Brighton Science Festival

The Argus: Richard Wilkinson, co-author of The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better

6:10am Friday 28th February 2014

As he prepared to write The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck wrote, “I want to put a tag of shame on the greedy b******* who are responsible for this.”

Rare works by British artist Stanley Spencer go on display in Chichester

The Argus: Tea In The Hospital Ward from the collection at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, Hampshire, by Stanley Spencer. Copyright the estate of Stanley Spencer. All rights reserved DACS ©National Trust Images/John Hammond

5:00am Friday 21st February 2014

On the anniversary of the start of the First World War, respected British artist Stanley Spencer’s unique take on events goes on display in Chichester

Sussex director Sean Ellis talks about his nomination ahead of the BAFTAs

The Argus: A still from Metro Manila

1:48pm Friday 14th February 2014

Star photographer-turned-filmmaker Sean Ellis has come a long way since he had his picture published in newsprint when he was aged only 14.

Julie Burchill and Caitlin Moran to headline one-off fundraiser for domestic abuse victims

The Argus: Julie Burchill and Caitlin Moran to headline one-off fundraiser for domestic abuse victims

2:47pm Friday 14th February 2014

Stellar names from journalism, literature, film and TV are coming together for a night of literary, acting and musical entertainment.

Duncan Hall picks some kid-friendly highlights to get the youngsters out of the house this half-term

The Argus: Brighton Science Festival. Photo by Liz Finlayson

5:00am Friday 14th February 2014

From robot workshops to roller-skiing, there's something to keep everyone happy this half-term.

Jerwood Gallery's latest exhibitions brings old favourites to the fore

The Argus: Walter Sickert, St Remy

9:17am Friday 7th February 2014

Dominic Smith takes a sneak peek around Hastings’ Jerwood Gallery, where its new exhibition has answered the call to see some of the 20th-century’s greatest works side-by-side

Inspiring stories told through comic strips in new exhibition

The Argus: Duncan Harrap with his physiotherapist. Photo by Terry Applin.

7:20am Friday 31st January 2014

All humans go through hard times. Things go wrong with bodies and minds. Not everyone has the faculties to deal with them. Sick! Festival explores “new ways of talking about and dealing with bad times”.

Brighton Science Festival returns for its tenth year

The Argus: Director of the festival, Richard Robinson. Photo by Kate Howell.

5:43pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Dominic Smith talks to Richard Robinson, director of Brighton Science Festival, about how he’s making sure science is at the top of the agenda for parents and kids alike

Award-winning artist's film premieres at Eastbourne's Towner Gallery

The Argus: John Skoog. Photo by Benedikte Bjerre

6:00am Friday 24th January 2014

Award-winning Swedish photographer and film-maker John Skoog returned to his roots for his first commission for a UK public gallery. He travelled to southern Sweden’s flat farmlands to make the short film Värn, which will premiere at Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery as part of its spring exhibition Redoubt.

Lewes celebrates its brewing heritage

The Argus: Lewes celebrates its brewing heritage

6:30am Friday 17th January 2014

Chic, wholesome Lewes might be a world away from Brighton on Saturday nights but it was not always thus.

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue panellist Graeme Garden talks Monty Python, Miley Cyrus and his ongoing beef with the Beeb

The Argus: The I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue Panellists from left to right: Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy, Jack Dee, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Barry Cryer

5:00am Friday 17th January 2014

BBC executives might tell the talent who make its shows to appeal to younger audiences, but Britain has an ageing population.

Vote for top artists to come to Sussex

The Argus: Rankin

5:10pm Thursday 16th January 2014

Don't miss out on the chance to bring big-name artists to some of Sussex's top museums and galleries by voting online now.

Constable's rarely seen watercolours come to Petworth

The Argus: Constable's painting of Petworth Church and windmill

7:00am Friday 10th January 2014

Following its successful 2013 Turner exhibition, Petworth House is paying tribute to another Old Master who visited the stately home in his final years. The Guide’s Duncan Hall finds out about an unlikely radical painter, and a unique exhibition which will bring together John Constable’s lesser-known watercolours for the first time

Denis Tricot is setting the art world alight

The Argus: Tricot with one of his flaming sculptures

6:30am Friday 10th January 2014

While some might have called it a botched job, French carpenter Denis Tricot knew he wanted to be a sculptor when a commission to make school shelves didn’t go the way he expected.

Danny Boyle's debut film Shallow Grave turns 20 with a special anniversary screening at Duke Of York's Picturehouse

The Argus: A still from Shallow Grave

5:00am Friday 10th January 2014

It took director Danny Boyle just 18 years to move from his first feature in an old Glasgow factory to creating one of the world’s most watched events in 2012 – the London Olympics opening ceremony.

Film highlights for the year ahead

The Argus: A second Amazing Spider-Man film will be released in April

5:00am Friday 3rd January 2014

With the awards season well under way, now is the best time for the serious movie-lover to pay a visit to the cinema.

Events to watch out for in 2014

The Argus: Love Supreme Jazz Festival at Glynde Place. Photo by Russ Kirby

5:00am Friday 3rd January 2014

Duncan Hall rounds up this year's entertainment highlights

An arty year ahead for Sussex

The Argus: Tea In The Hospital Ward by Stanley Spencer. Copyright the estate of Stanley Spencer (National Trust Images/John Hammond)

5:00am Friday 3rd January 2014

Dominic Smith takes a look at the big art exhibitions headed for Sussex this year

A parade of lanterns takes to Brighton's streets for Burning The Clocks

The Argus: Burning The Clocks. Photo by Simon Dack

5:00am Friday 20th December 2013

Following a last minute injection of funding last week, Burning The Clocks is set to fill Brighton’s streets once more on the shortest day of the year.

Raunchy rapper Peaches talks about opening people's minds

The Argus: Peaches. Photo by Angel Ceballo.

6:00am Friday 13th December 2013

Raunchy electro-rapper Peaches might like to dress up in plastic suits with a phallic strap-on attached when she sings on stage.

The Guide: giving you the best of Brighton's Christmas singing

The Argus: Shirley Collins

5:20am Friday 6th December 2013

Duncan Hall rounds up the season's choice of choirs and carols

Alice Instone puts females in the frame

The Argus: Alice Temperley as Mata Hara, by Alice Instone

4:50am Friday 6th December 2013

Alice Instone gets the sort of access to powerful women hacks would kill for.

Josie Long: Let's Go Adventure comes to Duke Of York’s Picturehouse

The Argus: Josie Long

5:00am Friday 29th November 2013

STAND-UP, comic books, acting, script-writing and now film-making – it seems there’s very little Josie Long hasn’t turned her hand to.

Tony McCarroll on his time in Oasis and the possibility of a reunion

The Argus: The original Oasis line-up in Brighton in 1994. Photo by Paul Slattery.

5:00am Friday 29th November 2013

Former Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll believes preparations for reunion of the band – perhaps with him on the kit – are in process.

New food store hiSbe places happiness before profits

The Argus: Sisters Amy and Ruth Anslow

5:00am Friday 29th November 2013

IT was probably the horsemeat scandal earlier this year that first got people thinking seriously about where their food comes from.

Rocking the foundations of the De La Warr Pavilion

The Argus: Napalm Death

5:00am Friday 29th November 2013

Art centre lunchtime concerts can be fusty affairs with right-thinking people nodding in agreement with both themselves and the music. To spice things up, for a series of lunchtime concerts at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, innovative ceramic artist Keith Harrison blew up a replica of Keith Moon’s drum kit and put sound loops through hi-fi equipment and porcelain in the museum’s circulation department.

Boty pop art exhibition defying the 'dolly bird' label

The Argus: Pauline Boty, Colour Her Gone, oil on canvas, 1962

5:00am Friday 29th November 2013

English artist Pauline Boty is not the only woman whose contribution to Pop Art has been overlooked.

Julie Atherton on her career and desire not to be a carbon copy

The Argus: Julie Atherton

5:00am Friday 29th November 2013

FOR the past few months The Follow Spot has been bringing a taste of the West End to Kemp Town’s retro supper club Proud Cabaret Brighton.

The Man Whose Mind Exploded

The Argus: 'In his seventh life': Drako Oho Zarrhazar

5:00am Friday 22nd November 2013

If you’ve lived in Brighton for long enough, you’ll have seen Drako Oho Zarrhazar before.

"You can't take your eyes off Adam Ant, he's a true artist," says documentary film-maker Jack Bond

The Argus: Adam Ant - The Blueblack Hussar

5:20am Friday 15th November 2013

FOR film-maker Jack Bond, following former 1980s icon Adam Ant as he returned from exile was a win-win situation.

Director Fred Burns to debut Basically, Johnny Moped at CineCity festival

The Argus: Basically, Johnny Moped

5:10am Friday 15th November 2013

FRED Burns’ debut feature-length documentary tells the story of a UK proto-punk band led by a live-wire frontman who had to be kidnapped for recording sessions to make sure his mother-in-law didn’t find out.

A world of film makes its way to Brighton as CineCity returns

The Argus: Still from The Rocket. Photo by Tom Greenwood

4:40am Friday 8th November 2013

Now in its 11th year, CineCity is even bigger and better than ever before. Duncan Hall picks out some of the highlights of this year’s event, which launches on Thursday

Virtual fireworks display postponed

The Argus: PixelPyros

3:26pm Friday 1st November 2013

With bad weather set to continue over the weekend digital firework display PixelPyros is being postponed once more.

Movie producer Robert Watts on working on the Star Wars films and being beaten up by Chewbacca

The Argus: Robert Watts on the set of Return Of The Jedi

4:50am Friday 1st November 2013

William Goldman, author of the hilarious Hollywood exposé Adventures In The Screen Trade, famously said of the movie business: “Nobody knows anything. Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what’s going to work.

Turner Prize-nominated artist Sean Scully on the simple pleasure of painting and his habit of moving into celebrity's old houses

The Argus: Dark Pink Triptych by Sean Scully

4:30am Friday 1st November 2013

Twice Turner Prize-nominated artist Sean Scully is lying on the sofa in his New York house on the banks of the Hudson River.



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