Arts & Screen

Ten fabulous festive things to do in Eastbourne - from Friday December 14

1. Theatre. Secret Santa - the Frost Files is at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne from Friday December 14 with performances up to January 1. Actor Jeffrey Holland - best known from Hi-De-Hi and You Rang M’Lord - will be taking on the role of the Big Man himself in this festive treat for all the family. Holly Kringle is a young investigative journalist at a New York magazine who must get the next festive scoop. Holly receives a letter from a secret organisation; The Ministry of Mistletoe – requesting her assistance on a top secret mission - Santa has been kidnapped! APL Theatre present this new production filled with adventure, fun and festive spirit, a fast-paced spectacular featuring a mix of well-known Christmas arrangements and original songs. Tickets from £13.50.

Aled Jones in Eastbourne charity concert SUS-181010-085753001

Ten great things to make this week sparkle in 1066 country - from Friday December 14

1. Music. Sarah Jane Morris returns to Kino-Teatr in St Leonards for a live gig on Friday December 14 at 7.30pm. She is joined by guitarists Tony Remy and Tim Cansfield. Morris is the British soul, jazz and r&b singer who topped the UK pop charts in 1986 with The Communards’ disco version of Don’t Leave Me This Way. Her soul voice and emotional power have seen her follow her own path ever since, and that independence has brought her a devoted audience, inspired by her belief in the power of song to change hearts and minds. Tickets £15.

Artwork It's Time by Emma O'Brien

Ten great things to do this week in 1066 country - from Friday December 7

1. Comedy. BLODS have opened up their Little Theatre in the Manor Gardens, Bexhill, to host a comedy night on Friday December 7 at 8pm - featuring a line up of seven comedians, all hailing from various comedy venues such as the Comedy club in London, Komedia in Brighton, and other top clubs. There is a fully licensed bar. Book on or email

Hastings Philharmonic's peformance of Messiah photographed by Peter Mould SUS-181211-102710001

Ten things to do this week in 1066 country - from Friday November 30

1. Theatre. Season’s Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn will be presented at The Stables Theare in Hastings from Friday November 30 until December 8 with performances at 7.30pm and a Sunday December 2 matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets £13 with concessions £10. Half a dozen friends and relatives are celebrating Christmas with Neville and Belinda. Various children are also there and, though unseen, their presence is always felt. Kerfuffle ensues. A Stables Theatre production directed by Adrian Bowd.


Peterloo - our review (4 out of 5)

I’m not sure why but I was fully aware of Peterloo as a major historic incident before the I saw this film - perhaps those school days all those years ago were worth it after all!

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