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Artist is talking shop in Lancaster

In her latest project, artist Alice Angus is celebrating Britain's shopkeepers.

Working with traders in Lancaster and in partnership with Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce, Storey Gallery and Lancaster University, Mid Pennine Arts commissioned Alice for As It Comes, the latest project in the Talking Shop programme. Talking Shop engages creative practitioners to work with independent businesses to document, celebrate and highlight their importance as hubs of the local community.
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A hard day's night

Refresh your mojo and get groovy at a night you'll never forget!

Worth-it Events are pleased to announce the first night out of many - a 60s themed evening with live music from 'Not The Beatles' (tribute to the fab four), with support band and DJ Robbie May.

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Coventry hospital commissions

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is seeking expressions of interest from artists and designers to undertake the commission of two site specific works, one for the main corridor of the fourth floor leading from ward 40-41 and another for the main hub area of ward 40.

The commissions will commence in January 2011 and be complete by the end of late summer, early autumn 2011.
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A day in the life of Shoreham by Sea

A day in the life of Shoreham - that's what a group of writers will capture at Shoreham's Agora.

The empty shop in New Road has hosted a whole range of activity since it was first taken over by the Empty Shops Network in January. And for the latest project, members of the Brighton Future of News Group, a collection of journalists, bloggers and social media fans, will run a drop in service at the shop on Saturday 16 October, from 11am until 4pm.

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Mock the Week star Milton Jones set for Worthing gig

The UK’s top one-liner writer and gagster Milton Jones headlines the latest Matt’s Comedy Club night in Worthing next month.

Milton's star has truly been in the ascendant since his last Worthing gig in September 2009, with regular appearances on BBC2's Mock the Week, the release of his first DVD Live Universe Tour, and his first novel Where Do Comedians Go When They Die?

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Sixty children and sixty ukuleles

Some musicians have such a distinct voice that their work is instantly recognisable.

Sean O Hagan's new piece, Music for Sixty Ukuleles and Sixty Children, proves he's that kind of composer. There's no way that a performance by sixty children from Worthing's Whytemead First School should sound like Hagan's work with Microdisney, The High Llamas or Stereolab. But it does.

It's in the blend of solid, 60s soundtrack groove and softly psychedelic harmonics.

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Empty shop hosts travelling workshop

A one-day workshop at Agora, the project run by the Empty Shops Network in Shoreham by Sea, aims to cook up something interesting.

The Travelling Pantry workshop made by Social Spaces will bring together a range of people - including residents, community workers, artists, and entrepreneurs - and look at how to make things happen in less traditional ways. It will stimulate new and interesting local projects which could use Agora as their base - these might be tiny interventions or the start of something big.

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Even in the darkest moments, reasons to be cheerful

If ever there was a rock star perfect for the dramatic treatment, Ian Dury was it.

The product of a crafts-driven (if brutal) school for disabled children followed by a spell at art college, Dury was always as much a performance artist as a musician. Perfect fodder for Jeff Merrifield's musical 'Hit Me', previously seen at Edinburgh and now stopping for a night in Worthing as part of a punishing thirty date UK tour.

It's a two-hander, with Mark White's Dury up against Josh Darcy's take on Dury's minder and roadie Fred 'Spider' Rowe. The two clearly love each other dearly, but Dury is pulled apart by a deep-seated bitterness. Spider talks of the two Dury's, Ian and Tom, suggesting a manic, highs-and-lows depression inside the singer.
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Lark Rise to Candleford brings feelgood show to Brighton

Following the success of the award-winning BBC TV, Bill Kenwright presents a fresh new revival of Keith Dewhurst’s original stage adaptation of the much loved Lark Rise to Candleford at Brighton's Theatre Royal.

Based on the first book of Flora Thompson’s trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels, this heart warming play was first performed at London’s National Theatre in 1978 and was nominated for two Olivier awards.

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Studio available in Portslade

A studio share is available at Trafalgar Studios, North Street, Portslade.