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Nazi Oppression, Religious Music and Yoga Positions Inspire Soundwaves Festival Finale

Soundwaves Festival 2008 reaches a dramatic finale, with a concert by The Duke Quartet on Sunday 29th June.

The string quartet have been together for 15 years, and have worked with artists including Morrissey, the Pretenders, Joby Talbot, Michael Nyman, Blur and the dance company Rosas. Their Soundwaves Festival concert includes four pieces.

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The Puzzle Box, Chapter 5

"The mouse did seem to be waiting: instead of scampering into the darkness it held itself almost completely still, except for small attentive movements of its ears and the constant trembling of its whiskers."

On the run from Urizen's henchmen, the children undertake a hazardous underground journey. At the bottom of a frozen cavern, they find out more about one of the clue cards.
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Phoenix Dance Theatre at Theatre Royal Brighton

Phoenix Dance Theatre has an international reputation for presenting inspiring, entertaining contemporary dance, performed by a formidable group of dancers handpicked from around the world.

In a show at brighton's Theatre Royal, American choreographers José Limón and Jane Dudley, crucial figures in the development of modern dance, feature their landmark works including The Moor’s Pavane, Limón’s signature work based on Othello with music by Purcell. Harmonica Breakdown choreographed by Jane Dudley, co-founder of London Contemporary Dance School, will also feature.

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June's Eclectric Mix

An eccentric night which features a unique mix of music, short film and an off-the-wall pub quiz returns to Worthing on Friday 20th June.

The Eclectric Ballroom night is hosted by South Coast singer-songwriter Ben Salter. Ben has previously performed at venues like Brighton's Joogleberry Playhouse and Fringe Bar, and Farringdon venue The Betsey Trotwood. Laying down his guitar for the night, Ben will instead be introducing a short film.
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Brighton Station, Beach Huts and Buses Make Unlikely Concert Venues

A concert in a beach hut, improvised performances on Brighton station and a string quartet that have worked with Morrissey, Michael Nyman and Blur are all included in this year's Soundwaves Festival.

The annual festival includes professional performers, international acts and students from Worthing High School, Varndean School and the University of Brighton, performing in venues across Brighton and Hove from 13th-29th June.
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Revolutionary Music Live

Live music, rock 'n' roll facepainting and poetry recitals are just some of the events planned in Worthing's Warwick Lane this weekend.

Revolutionary Music, a small boutique selling CDs, art, books and magazines, is staging an afternoon of entertainment on Bank Holiday Saturday 24th May.
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Piano, Ukulele and Quadrophonic Rock in Worthing Cellar

Live music on piano and ukulele, experimental rock in quadraphonic sound, and short film, are on the bill at this month's Eclectric Ballroom.

Singer-songwriter Maria Henderson headlines, backing herself on piano. Maria is a student at Brighton Institute of Modern Music, where tutors include stadium rocker Bruce Dickinson, Brand New Heavies vocalist Carleen Anderson and Britpop star Jon Stewart, lead guitarist with Sleeper. Maria has previously supported Jools Holland, The Darkness, Charlotte Church and Heather Small.
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The Puzzle Box, Chapter 4

"Urizen separated out a region from the rest of eternity, shrank it into solid matter, weighed it in his scales, measured it with his rods and plumblines, circumscribed it with his compasses, and wrote laws for it in his great brass-bound books.

This sorry region, the region over which Urizen rules, is the universe in which we live..."
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Music, Morris and More at Boutique Hotel

Cutting edge music, contemporary art, and morris dance – that's what's on offer in a new programme of events at the Beechwood Hall in Worthing. Artist Debbie Zoutewelle is the hotel's new manager, and she is planning a range of arts and music events for spring and summer.

To launch the season, Debbie has invited Sompting Village Morris to a special breakfast as part of their May Day celebrations. The traditional procession starts on May 1st at 6.30am in Worthing town centre, and members of the Morris side will stop at Beechwood Hall at 8.30am for breakfast. The public are welcome to turn up and join the dancers – who may be persuaded to perform in the hotel gardens.

From Monday 19th-Wednesday 21st May, photography students from Northbrook College use The Cellar to exhibit photography, film and installation work. Students are producing artwork inspired by the venue and its history, and the exhibition will be designed to fit the unusual space with its corners, cubby-holes and corridors.
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Music Outside The Box

Music played on unlikely instruments, performances in beach-huts and on station platforms, and shows that mix music, poetry and dance are all promised in the Soundwaves Festival 2008.

Reflecting the diversity of its home city of Brighton, events in the second year of the festival go beyond music to explore connections with the visual and other performing arts.

Sarah Nicolls’ performance of works for piano and live electronics at the Pavilion Theatre on Sunday 22 June gives a flavour of the festival. It combines cutting-edge technology, the use of sensors, on-stage electronics, moving images, and live performance art by dance artist Augusto Corriere. And to add another unknown element, composer Christopher Fox will be on hand to make 'noise interventions'!

This experimental and audio-visual theme continues in three free-to-visit installations at the Sallis Benney Theatre. Open daytimes on Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Friday 27 June, the creations by artists and musicians will blur the boundaries between the two disciplines