A trip through time with Worthing author

Worthing author Elaine Hankin takes a trip through time in her latest book.

2018 Emsworth Arts Trail. Pic by John Tweddell

Emsworth Art Trail 2018 launched

An explosion of colour awaits visitors to Emsworth this spring.


VIDEO: A birds-eye view from Chichester Cathedral

Take a tour of the inside of Chichester Cathedral's roof and the stunning view from the top.
Natasha Murray

Worthing to stage “the greatest book show in the south”

Author Natasha Murray is promising Worthing “the greatest book show in the south”. The UK Southern Book Show will be in town on March 4.

Theatre and Comedy

VIDEO: Last look at Chichester Cathedral’s copper roof

As Chichester Cathedral disappears under scaffolding for the next four to five years, the Observer took a tour of the work unfolding.

Ken, Mitch and Sheila Jenkins

Mitch's fond tribute to his dad

Mitch Jenkins, founder and artistic director of Worthing-based Sussex Youth Theatre, will be looking for passion and raw talent as he launches a new arts award to commemorate his late father.

Theatre and Comedy
Ruth Stein School of Dance Peter Pan - Sophie Reid, Amy Rock, Skyla Hawthorne

Chichester's young talents in action with Peter Pan

The timeless tale of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, is returning to Chichester, brought to life by the Chichester-based Ruth Stein School of Dance.

David Attenborough

Ten days of lively debate at Charleston

From Trump and Brexit, to feminism, global crime and sexual politics – it has been a rollercoaster year and Charleston Festival (May 18-28) comes up with ten days of heated debate, which looks at issues past and present.

Story fun

Story fun is the promise in Arundel

Chichester’s award-winning Story Factory is expanding to Arundel.

Theatre and Comedy
Simon Philip

Chichester author in line for top award

Chichester writer Simon Philip has been shortlisted for this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize for his book I Really Want The Cake

Music at Boxgrove

Every One A Winner with Paul's Chichester exhibition

Paul Winner admits he has got something he calls ISS. Irritating Scribbling Syndrome. It has made him a very prolific artist.

Larissa Eddie

All Together Now with Larissa on prime-time TV!

Brighton-based singer-songwriter Larissa Eddie is loving being part of BBC One’s fresh new prime-time TV show for Saturday nights, All Together Now.

In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

In action

University's best dancers go on show

The best dancers in their year at the University of Chichester will be showing their skills as they bring their latest tour to a conclusion.

Focussing on terror: Indre Serpytyte by Billie Scheepers

Brighton contribution to terror art exhibition

Art works by a University of Brighton professor and graduate are included in a major new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London.


An alphabet of Sussex curiosities...

Rustington’s Wendy Hughes admits she has got a weakness for the quirky and the strange.


Mayor's theatrical gala

The Mayor of Littlehampton Billy Blanchard-Cooper has invited local theatre companies, dancing schools and choirs to come together for a gala performance at the Windmill Theatre Littlehampton on Saturday, March 3.

Alanna Baker

Alanna's Royal Albert Hall dream

Storrington’s Alanna Baker comes full circle when she realises her dream in the Royal Albert Hall.

Theatre and Comedy
An otter at Blue Reef Aquarium, Portsmouth

Tarka the Otter shortlisted for nation’s favourite nature book

Tarka the Otter has been shortlisted in the top ten titles competing for the nation’s favourite nature book.

The Rev Martin Lane with the tapestry in Bosham Church. ks170022-1

Bosham’s excitement at Bayeux Tapestry visit

Bosham’s part in English history could take centre stage thanks to plans to bring the Bayeux Tapestry to UK soil.

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