New Glen Baxter exhibition celebrates the absurd

It's always a delight to explore a Glen Baxter exhibition, and Tofu Walk With Me – his new show at Flowers Gallery in London's Cork...  more»

Gorgeous melancholia at St Paul's with Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters - St Paul's Arts Centre, Worthing 24/3/15 It was a magical setting in this intimate converted church venue, fairy lights...  more»

Red hot blues from virtuoso duo

Paul Jones and Dave Kelly: St Paul's Centre, Worthing Put two blues legends together for an evening, and the classic songs and anecdotes...  more»

Celtic virtuoso dazzles at the Ropetackle

Sharon Shannon - Shoreham Ropetackle There are few finer musicians on the folk-roots circuit than the sublime Sharon Shannon, and this...  more»

Songs of love and the darker side: cheers for Veirs

Brighton Komedia: Laura Veirs + Led To Sea It's still a mystery why an artist of the calibre of Laura Veirs isn't better known. The...  more»
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Top BBC gag man returns to Worthing comedy club

Matt's Comedy Club in Worthing kicks off the 2016 schedule with the return of the BBC's go-to gag man for a string of hit comedies ...

Exiled Cornishman Paul Kerensa is a writer and comedian who is a regular at the UK's biggest venues, as well as winner of ITV's Take The Mike in 2002. In the same year, he appeared in four new act finals at the Edinburgh Festival, including the televised BBC New Comedy Awards.

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New stand-up class at 2016 Worthing Music and Arts Festival

For the very first time in its 66-year history, Worthing Music and Arts Festival is introducing an exciting new class for budding comedians – and the 1 November closing date for entries is fast approaching.

Entrants will be asked to perform three minutes of their own material – suitable for a family audience – upstairs at the Dome Cinema at a special evening event next February.

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Improv kings Noise Next Door return to Worthing

The Noise Next Door are the UK’s premier improv comedy troupe, and in recent years they have taken the comedy world by storm.

Now the Sussex-based favourites are set for a popular return to Matt's Comedy Club, where they sold out in 2014, with a headline gig at the Connaught Studio (STOP PRESS: now switched to the Connaught Theatre due to demand) on Tuesday 20 October.

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Out with the old, in with the new - comedy club open mic is New Material Night

Matt's Comedy Club returns with a New Material Open Mic Night on Thursday 6 August – it's a chance to see the cream of the local comedy circuit try out some new stuff. And there's always the possibility of one or two special guests popping in ...

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Famous in Fiction show sees Wordies bring your favourite characters to life

The ever-popular literary performance group Worthing Wordies will be making a welcome return to the Ardington Hotel on Sunday June 14.

Their latest show Famous in Fiction promises a nostalgic romp through the world of books, presenting a host of unforgettable characters – from the heroic to the villainous, the cute and cuddly to the downright scary.

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New Glen Baxter exhibition celebrates the absurd

It's always a delight to explore a Glen Baxter exhibition, and Tofu Walk With Me – his new show at Flowers Gallery in London's Cork Street – on until 16 May 2015, is no exception.

The artist and illustrator's ink and crayon captioned drawings create a surreal world populated by cowboys, scouts, Vikings and characters from vintage boys boarding schools, musing on high art, philosophy and fine food, and where the form often subverts the comedic twists in the wording.

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TV star Zoe Lyons headlines at Worthing comedy gig

There's a cracking bill lined up at Matt's Comedy Club on 11 June at Worthing's Connaught Studio, with the return of TV regular Zoe Lyons.

Zoe created a huge buzz on the comedy circuit in 2004 when she won the 'Nivea Funny Women Award 2004' and reached the finals of 'Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny Award in the same year. As a result she has become a highly sought after act on both the national and international circuit.

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Gorgeous melancholia at St Paul's with Gretchen Peters

Gretchen Peters - St Paul's Arts Centre, Worthing 24/3/15

It was a magical setting in this intimate converted church venue, fairy lights wrapped around the pillars, and Gretchen certainly had the sell-out audience wrapped around her little finger by the end of the evening.

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Bunnymen front man set for rare Worthing solo gig

Formed in Liverpool in 1978, Echo & the Bunnymen grew to become one of the UK’s most popular indie rock bands responsible for hit albums and singles such as The Cutter, Seven Seas, Bring on the Dancing Horses, The Killing Moon and Nothing Lasts Forever.

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Fond farewell from comedy folk favourites New Rope String Band

A unique trio blending amazing music and hilarious comedy include Matt's Comedy Club, Worthing on their 2015 Farewell Tour after more than 20 years of extraordinary shows.

Once seen, never forgotten: combining superb musicianship with side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers, and their astonishing show comes to the Connaught Studio on 9 April (8pm).