Arts & Screen

Film review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (5 out of 5)

The question was always going to be, can this latest Star Wars movie maintain the impetus and enthusiasm that the Force Awakens built up?

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Christmas Soul party hits a high note with 20 year celebration

The Christmas Soul Party celebrated 20 years of raising money for charity and good causes with a full house on Saturday.

Tales For Toddlers

Stories to inspire and spark that imagination

Tales For Toddlers is at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion on Monday from 10.15am.

The Last Jedi

At last - the waiting is soon over for Star Wars movie

This coming week Star Wars fans young and old will be finally be able to revel in The Last Jedi (12A), which goes on general release and will be shown locally at Kino Rye on Thursday at 5pm and 8.15pm as well as other local venues such as Hastings Odeon.

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Christmas festival in Rye has it all going on

The Rye Christmas Festival on Saturday is packed full of festive family fun.

Little Masher at Hastings HiFest 2017

Get creative at HiFest 2017 with loads of stuff to enjoy

There is plenty of family activities this weekend at Hastings Illustration Festival, otherwise known as HiFest 2017.

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Family fun gets festive at Hastings Stage Studio

Hastings Stage Studio is holding Christmas Workshops on Sunday.

Books for kids
project gets a
boost thanks
to runners

Books for kids project gets a boost thanks to runners

Local book-gifting charity Imagine Nation has launched its second project thanks to funds raised by Hastings half marathon runners earlier this year.


Film review: Brakes (3 out of 5)

Brakes has the interesting sub-title of ‘If you knew where it would end, would you ever begin?’

The Nutcracker at White Rock Theatre in Hastings

The magic of Christmas in this seasonal family ballet

The Russian National Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at the White Rock Theatre on Sunday - an eternal seasonal favourite with gorgeous music by Tchaikovsky.

Revealed: Britain’s favourite sitcom

Revealed: Britain’s favourite sitcom

Only Fools and Horses has been voted Britain’s best loved sitcom taking a staggering third of the votes, a survey has revealed.

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In search of long lost September days at new blackShed gallery show

In 1752 the Julian calendar met the Gregorian calendar and eleven days in September disappeared.

Lost in Paris

Film review: Lost in Paris (4 out of 5)

This relatively short (83 minutes), low budget, quirky movie is one of the funniest films I’ve had the pleasure of seeing this year.

Concern over casting

Harry Potter fans split over new movie casting

The title and cast of the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them has officially been revealed by Warner Bros but fans of the wizarding franchise remain split over the casting of the new movie.

Murmurations Gallery winter exhibition

Murmurations Gallery holds winter open exhibition 2017

Murmurations Gallery has launched its third winter open of contemporary arts and crafts running for six weeks up to December 23.

Believe Me - Eddie Izzard

Eddie talks love, death and jazz chickens in new tour

Tickets go on sale from 10am this Friday morning for An Intimate Evening With Eddie Izzard at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.

Theatre and Comedy
Paddington 2

Film review: Paddington 2 (5 out of 5)

How do you improve on being the highest grossing independent family film of all time?

Beatles exhibition at Lucy Bell Gallery

Quintessential Beatles - new show of vintage photography

Lucy Bell Gallery is to present an exhibition of rare and unseen images of the Fab Four from The Getty Images Archives from November 18 until January 20.

Murder on the Orient Express

Film review: Murder on the Orient Express (3 out of 5)

Having watched the 1974 film of Murder on the Orient Express at the cinema and in 2010 seen David Suchet as Hercule Poirot on the small screen, the question inevitably was always going to be - how will Kenneth Branagh’s version be different?

Thor: Ragnarok

Film review: Thor: Ragnarok (4 out of 5)

The team behind the Marvel franchise are clearly learning and adapting after each film.

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