Cast of Aladdin to help switch on Bognor’s Christmas lights

The countdown to Christmas begins in Bognor Regis this week with a host of activities.


Vicky meets… Kingsley Poole, author

Whenever he goes for a run along the towpath, local author and GP Kingsley Poole bids a cheery ‘hello’ to the bridges along Chichester Canal.

Linda Foskett

Exhibition from Linda Foskett

Through the Seasons offers an exhibition at Chichester’s Oxmarket Gallery running from Monday, November 20 until Sunday, December 3 by Linda Foskett.


Vicky meets...

Anthony Parker, Manager at MJ Penfold Family Butchers, Chichester

Robert Burgon, master of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, presenting Phil Mead with the industry heritage award

Plumbing heritage award honour

Museum volunteer Phil Mead has received a prestigious heritage award for services to the plumbing industry.


Glenys recalls the highlights of a lifetime in opera

Glenys Groves looked across the stage.

Benjamin Graham's winning photograph, a stunning shot taken at West Wittering beach

Felpham man wins top photography prize

Felpham man Benjamin Graham has been named Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017, winning the UK’s most prestigious photography prize.

LewesLight 2017

LewesLight 2017 is this weekend

LewesLight 2017 – running from Friday to Saturday, October 13-15 – promises a “festival of light unlike any other”, now in its third year.


Chichester Cross brings Mai success

Japanese-born artist Mai Osawa –one of the 2017 artists in residence at Guildford’s Ochre Print Studio – has won acclaim for her depiction of one of Chichester’s great landmarks.

Dunes at Hummersea

Art fundraiser will help support struggling families

An art exhibition on October 13 and 14 from 10am–5pm in the Assembly Room, North Street, Chichester will raise vital funds for Home Start Chichester and District (admission free).

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker comes to Bognor Regis

Russian National Ballet bring The Nutcracker to Bognor’s Alexandra Theatre on Thursday, October 12 (tickets 01243 861010).

Liam Francis by Chris Nash

Brighton dancer on the road with Rambert

Rambert comes to Southampton for the first time in 25 years, showcasing the legendary, the new and the best of its work - with Brighton dancer Liam Francis among the cast.


Vicky Meets…

Lesley Foulkes, co-owner of Langham Brewery, Lodsworth
The Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Susan Pyper, handing award to the museums chairman, group captain David Baron

Prestigious Queen’s Award for Tangmere Aviation Museum

The Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Susan Pyper, presented the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


New novel for Roberta

Yapton-based novelist Roberta Grieve is in print with her 19th book – a book she has long wanted to see published.

The 75th anniversary of Petworth Boys' School bombing at the graveside in Horsham Road cemetery

Petworth remembers boys’ school bombing 75 years on

A special service of remembrance was held in Petworth today to mark 75 years since the bombing of Petworth Boys’ School during the Second World War.

Candida Stevens

Good Nature is new show at fast-rising gallery

More than a year in the planning, the latest exhibition at Chichester’s Candida Stevens Fine Art comes from a gallery on the up and up.

Nestor Ponce

Exiled Argentinian poet marks National Poetry Day in Brighton

Exiled Argentinian poet Néstor Ponce is to appear at a Freedom from Torture event in Brighton, as part of National Poetry Day.

Barbara in Kerala in 1974

South Indian dance in Chichester

Barbara Vijayakumar was supposed to be travelling overland to Australia back in 1972. But she got off at the wrong stop in India – and the result all these years later is a Chichester date for her Kala Chethena Kathakali Company.
Vince Cable

Top line-up for Petworth Literary Festival

Sir Vincent Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats, BBC Radio Two presenter Jeremy Vine, mountaineer Chris Bonington, Strictly Come Dancing performers Ann Widdecombe and the Rev Richard Coles and historical author Kate Williams are among the writers presenting at this year’s seventh annual Petworth Literary Festival.

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