Hannah Collisson visits Charleston which is to feature in a new BBC series that paints an intimate portrait of the influential Bloomsbury group

The Argus:

9:59am Monday 13th October 2014

The country retreat of the famous Bloomsbury set, the ground-breaking early twentieth century group of artists, writers and intellectuals, Charleston farmhouse, near Firle, is awash with history.

Visit BBC drama Life in Squares' main location in Charleston

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Hannah Collisson visits Charleston which is to feature in a new BBC series that paints an intimate portrait of the influential Bloomsbury group

Design couture is looking good in paper

The Argus:

6:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

Brighton Fashion Week which runs from October 8 to 12 showcases innovative collections by emerging designers. Nowhere is this more evident than the ShowReel event, which is all about costume and eccentricity. Hannah Collisson meets Freya von Bulow – one of those guaranteed to make an entrance with her paper couture designs.

Memoirs of a very Wilde trip

The Argus:

12:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

The eight weeks that Oscar Wilde spent in Worthing over the course of one summer have until now hardly been written about, but were in fact very significant, according to author Antony Edmonds.

Underground art scene

The Argus:

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Over two decades Bob Mazzer captured life on the London Underground like no other photographer.

Feel the Heat Again

The Argus:

7:30pm Monday 11th August 2014

Now in its 19th year, West Dean Chilli Fiesta has grown from exceedingly small beginnings to become the UK’s largest event of its kind.

Diana Reich tells Carole Buchan about her 25 years as artistic director of Charleston Festival

The Argus: Diana Reich

6:00am Saturday 17th May 2014

Bellowing cows, spurned lovers and death threats – it’s all in a day’s work for Diana Reich, artistic director of the Charleston Festival.

Taking a closer look

12:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Nione Meakin speaks to two local artists about their unique visions of Sussex

Art to make you feel

12:50pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Artist David Armitage, famous for illustrating popular children’s book The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch, tells Nione Meakin why painting is his first love.

Spring has sprung

11:14am Tuesday 11th March 2014

With just a few weeks until the clocks go forward, the signs of spring are popping up all around the county. In this week’s Celebrating Sussex, Nione Meakin looks at five places to make the most of the new season

Everyday style icon

12:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Nione Meakin talks to EJ Scott, a design MA student who is celebrating the remarkable yet ordinary life of Italian immigrant Concetta Trotta

A vintage year

12:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Nione Meakin talks to the winner of BBC Two’s Great Interior Design Challenge, Sussex designer Sarah Moore

Sussex's war past

12:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Nione Meakin talks to Simon Furber, the producer of a new BBC series which details the fascinating part our county played in the Great War

Roaring Horsham

12:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Jeremy Knight, curator of the Horsham Museum, tells Nione Meakin about their new exhibition, which celebrates the fads and fashions surrounding the TV hit show Downton Abbey

Inspiring surroundings

The Argus: Inspiring surroundings

12:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

Nione Meakin finds out more about the art installation that's transformed the National Trust's Nymans.

Keep on learning

12:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

Nione Meakin uncovers a fascinating collection of documents at Brighton’s state-of-the-art new archive library The Keep

A space of my own

The Argus: Roedale Valley allotments. Photo by Richard Grange

6:30am Saturday 18th January 2014

With the BBC’s Great Allotment Challenge due to hit our screens this spring, James Lillywhite speaks to plot-holders in Sussex to find out more about the growing trend

Sussex's prominent residents reveal their New Year's resolutions

The Argus: Andrewjohn and Eleni Stephenson Clarke of Borde Hill Gardens

6:00am Saturday 4th January 2014

From learning the trapeze to exploring the Cuckmere Valley, Nione Meakin finds out what 2014 holds in store for some of Sussex’s most prominent residents

All things Brighton beautiful

The Argus: All things Brighton beautiful

12:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

NioneMeakin speaks to the man behind North Laine Photography’s popular Brighton and Hove calendar

Making a difference

The Argus: Participants at the end of a lampshade making workshop

11:57am Monday 2nd December 2013

Fashion designer turned entrepreneur Magdalen Tyler-White tells Nione Meakin how community craft collective Make has been changing lives in Horsham

A love of literature

11:12am Monday 18th November 2013

Nione Meakin heads to Brighton publisher Myriad Editions to celebrate their 20th anniversary

Dance hall days

12:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

Brighton’s beloved Regent Dance Hall springs into life once more this weekend as part of a new community arts project. Nione Meakin reports

Precious little things

12:00am Saturday 9th November 2013

Nione Meakin meets Seven Days magazine’s new antiques columnist, Livia Brynin

Small but perfectly formed

12:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

Miniature artist Elizabeth Meek tells Nione Meakin why she’s such a big fan of small paintings

Hunting for treasure

11:20am Sunday 27th October 2013

Vintage fever hits one Sussex village as a new monthly market sets up home in Cuckfield. Nione Meakin finds out more

Forging new works

2:40pm Saturday 19th October 2013

As The Forge gallery in Worthing opens its doors, artist and owner Siobhan Jones talks to Nione Meakin about its future

Second chance

The Argus: Second chance

12:00am Saturday 12th October 2013

After suffering a brain haemorrhage, Colin Bell thought his writing career was over. Then a chance online encounter turned his life around, as Nione Meakin finds out...

Precious moments

The Argus: Precious moments

12:00am Sunday 6th October 2013

Brighton jeweller Jo McDonald tells Nione Meakin about synthetic diamonds, sourcing inspiration for her work and stolen waxwork ears

Granny knows best

The Argus: Granny knows best

12:00am Sunday 29th September 2013

Julian Warrender, aka Granny Marmalade, talks to Nione Meakin about family, food and life down on the farm

Showbiz secrets

10:00am Sunday 22nd September 2013

Former music industry insider Julia Collins-Parsons tells Nione Meakin about the lavish demands of the world’s biggest stars

Writing history

The Argus: Writing history

12:00am Sunday 15th September 2013

Author Ewan Clayton tells Nione Meakin how learning calligraphy triggered a lifelong love affair with words

Great Sussex walks

12:00am Sunday 8th September 2013

Whether meandering through a meadow, marvelling at foliage or learning more about the past, the National Trust’s new walking festival aims to get all of us lacing up our boots and heading outside. Launched just a few days ago, the two-month event brings together a collection of self-led trails and guided walks, chosen by members of the public, National Trust experts and rangers and covers more than 2,000 hectares of land in Sussex alone. Most of the walks can be downloaded on to phones, and enthusiasts can even submit their own favourite routes to the project for others to enjoy. Seven Days takes a look at some of the Sussex highlights created for the event...

Female focus

12:00am Sunday 1st September 2013

Artist Emilia Telese on motherhood,technology and celebrating women.

Tudor challenge

12:00am Sunday 25th August 2013

Nione Meakin finds out how a Sussex museum plays a starring role in a new BBC history programme

Unlocking Nepal's Secrets

The Argus: Unlocking Nepal's Secrets

12:00am Sunday 18th August 2013

Travel company founder Olly Margry tells Nione Meakin why, through a series of happy accidents, he has fallen in love with the Nepalese way of life

A born performer

11:50am Sunday 11th August 2013

Nione Meakin talks to David Raven, aka legendary drag queen Maisie Trollette, about life, love and Liza Minnelli ahead of his 80th Birthday Show

Natural born chiller

11:50am Sunday 4th August 2013

As her first book Eat Smart Eat Raw is reissued to mark its tenth year, Raw food evangelist Kate Magic tells Nione Meakin why she thinks ditching cooked food is the best way to stay in top condition

Perfect for paddling

12:00am Sunday 28th July 2013

Sussex residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to swim outdoors, from glorious beaches to lazy rivers (and a few lidos besides). As the mercury rises, Seven Days looks at five of the best spots to cool off

A life less ordinary

The Argus: Neil Ansell

10:00am Monday 22nd July 2013

From crowded city squats to the idyllic surrounds of the island of Jura, Neil Ansell tells Nione Meakin about his incredible journey outlined in his latest memoir

"It’s mad but perfect"

The Argus: Susan Barrow at Ashdown Forest Llama Park

11:39am Monday 15th July 2013

Susan Barrow, who owns Ashdown Forest Llama Park with her husband Bobby, talks llamas, labradors and love affairs

Cosmetic confidence

The Argus: Memory making day, 2013. Photo by Tony Woods

11:28am Monday 15th July 2013

Nione Meakin talks to make-up artist and charity founder Tasleen Carstairs about her worthy work

Making a fresh start

10:29am Thursday 27th June 2013

Former teacher Rob Upward tells Nione Meakin how an old postcard led him on a journey to America to discover family he never knew existed

Balancing act

10:36am Monday 17th June 2013

Copywriter Hannah Martin tells Nione Meakin about a new website to support working mums.

Worth the wait

10:15am Tuesday 11th June 2013

Screenwriter Angela Pell chats to Nione Meakin about her success so far, watching Rhys Ifans in action and why she embraces her son's autism.

Dressed to impress

4:57pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

Costumier Kevin Freeman tells Nione Meakin about his daring designs for drag queens and brides.

String theory

11:49am Tuesday 28th May 2013

Musician Kay Tucker tells Nione Meakin how she teaches children to play music in her Stringbabies programme.

The whole hog

11:23am Tuesday 21st May 2013

Lewes chef Tom Rea tells Nione Meakin how a cycling accident prompted him to write his first cookbook.

Theatre revival

3:07pm Tuesday 14th May 2013

As Eastbourne's Royal Hippodrome Theatre approaches its 130th anniversary Darren Weir, part of the Royal Hippodrome Trust, hopes to restore its former glory. He shares his plans with Nione Meakin.

Snooper's Paradise

12:00am Monday 6th May 2013

Nione Meakin takes a look at what's on offer at this year's Artists' Open Houses.

Woven inspiration

10:40am Tuesday 30th April 2013

Nione Meakin talks to Horsham-based textile designer Fran White about moving from small beginnings to designing fabrics for Hollywood.

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