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Vocal Explosion on song for Christmas

Ovoer the last three years, Hastings Vocal Explosion choir has performed its annual Midwinter Candlelit Concert to a packed house – with people queueing around the block for ticket returns.

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Rare chance to see Andrew Kotting’s Edith film

One of the few showings of Andrew Kotting’s Brilliant new film Edith is takes place on the film-maker’s home turf of St Leonards on Wednesday December 14.

Chekhov shorts for Rye Arts Festival on December 18

From opera to Russian drama

Rye Arts Festival is offering a special one-off treat of theatre to enjoy a couple of weeks before Christmas.

Theatre and Comedy
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Memorable experience for cub scouts on Hastings stage

On Fri December 16, cub scouts across the UK will celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts by renewing their promise.

Theatre and Comedy
Celebrity chefs show you how to make exotic dishes at home

VIDEOS: Boring Brits? Think again! Celebrity chefs show you how to make exotic dishes at home

The majority of Brits jump at the opportunity to try new cuisine when they go on holiday, TV chef and author Phil Vickery and MasterChef finalist Emma Spitzer both use their time on holiday to expand their culinary knowledge, drawing inspiration from local chefs cooking regional dishes.

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COUNTY NEWS: Tributes to Game of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan

Tributes are being paid to Sussex actor Peter Vaughan - best known for roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge - who died this morning (Tuesday December 6), aged 93.

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Mischief and high jinks with Explore The Arch

After a sell-out summer production, East Sussex’s ExploreTheArch is back with a festive show, the second in its Hidden Book Season.

Theatre and Comedy
Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter at DLWP

Songwriter at top of her game

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter hits the road in 2017, performing songs from her extensive 14 album catalogue alongside new songs from her latest record The Things That We Are Made Of which was published earlier this year.

Ian Shaw at Rye Jazz festival's December concerts

From gospel to keyboard wizard for Rye concerts

Tickets for the Rye Jazz & Blues Festival’s special December concerts are selling fast.

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Jazz for December with top quartet led by Jay Phelps

Jazz Hastings next Tuesday (December 13) at 8.30pm will present the astonishing talent that is the Jay Phelps Quartet.

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The final battle for King Lear

Don’t miss the last chance to see local company Bowler Crab’s production of King Lear - one of the most difficult of Shakespeare’s tragedies to present - which has been brought lavishly to life as an indoor event around Kent and Sussex.

Theatre and Comedy
Toad Of Toad Hall at the Stables Theatre in Hastings

Toad is star of Stables Theatre’s Riverside romp

One of the world’s best loved children’s stories is brought to life in this year’s festive family offering at The Stables Theatre.

Theatre and Comedy
Christmas on the Coast
at Stade Hall

Christmas on the Coast at Stade Hall

St Michael’s Hospice is bringing Christmas on the Coast back to the Stade Hall, Hastings Old Town next Saturday, December 10, 11–4pm.

Choir’s Celebration of Christmas

Choir’s Celebration of Christmas

There’s a special treat coming to Battle next Friday (December 9) when renowned ladies choir Cantabile return to sing a Celebration of Christmas the Emmanuel Centre, Battle Methodist Church.

Dishonoured 2 is in the running to be crowned the Game of the Year

Console Corner: Dishonoured 2 review

An honour to play Dishonoured 2.

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Udimore Xmas
Fayre Saturday

Udimore Xmas Fayre Saturday

The Udimore Christmas Fayre takes place at St Mary’s Community Hall tomorrow (Saturday December 3) 10.30-12.30pm.

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Book end decoratons

Sussex fairy lore at Rudyard Kipling’s family home, Bateman's, this Christmas

Author Rudyard Kipling was one of the many inspired by East Sussex’s fairy tale heritage when he lived at Bateman’s, Burwash in the early twentieth century.

Ne-Yo has also collaborated with the likes of Rihanna, Beyonc, Usher and Celine Dion

NE-YO reschedules gig date in Brighton

Fans of the singer NE-YO will have to change their plans after the artist announced he has postponed the gig – due to take place in less than two weeks time – to next spring.

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NT Live broadcast No Man's Land at DLWP

NT Live at DLWP

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.

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