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Brighton Fiction Wins Prize

Kay Sexton’s story Britpopping, set in Brighton, has just taken the bloc monthly fiction prize.  Sexton, a Brighton resident has had 23 stories published in the past year and her work will appear in three anthologies in 2004. 

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West Sussex Writers’ Club Showcase County’s Best

From short stories in magazines, to published poets, and art inspired by the written word: the West Sussex Writers’ Club Showcase has it all.

Taking place as part of the Artists & Makers festival, the event, takes place at The Pavilion, Field Place, Worthing. The showcase highlights published and prize-winning work by the club’s 150 members – and with West Sussex writers regularly published in national magazines and anthologies, the standard is high!

In addition to a variety of readings and performances, there will also be work by local artists on show. And the Textile Arts Forum will also exhibit their highly-acclaimed wall hanging, which is based on a poem by West Sussex Writers’ Club member Wendy Greene.

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Shame of the Great and the Good!

On the evening of Wednesday 16th June, the Mayor of Worthing, James Doyle, threw an end of term party for the great and good of the town. As a supporter of the arts in Worthing he kindly invited RAG along to provide the entertainment for the evening in the form of poetry and music.
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Flamenco During Artists & Makers Festival

Since it’s earliest days Flamenco has enjoyed bursts of great artistic growth and one such golden age occurred in the earliest years of the 20th century when Flamenco burst out of tiny clubs and into music halls, the Cafe Cantantes: a move that elevated the leading performers of the day into popular stars.

Following their enormously successful UK 2003 tour, during which Simpatico Flamenco were sell out hits of both the Brighton Arts Festivals and the Worthing Fringe, the company returns in 2004 with an all new, more intimate show created especially for smaller venues like those Cafe Cantantes. Simpatico Flamenco’s new show re-creates the dazzling performances of those early decades.     
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Anthony Cropper Novel gets South Coast Launch

Jack and Sal, a new novel by author Anthony Cropper, gets a South Coast launch at Roundabout’s first birthday party.

In Jack and Sal we see two people drifting in and out of love. Jack searches for clues, for a pattern, for an explanation to life’s events. Perhaps the answer is in evolution, in dopamine, in chaos theory, or maybe it can be found in the minutiae of domesticity where the majority of life’s dramas unfold. 

In the book, Anthony Cropper has produced a delicately detailed account of a troubled relationship, with a series of micro-stories and incidents that recount the intimate lies, loves and lives of Jack and Sal and their close friend Paula. The author is no stranger to Worthing: he recently spent a day on Worthing Pier with artist Dan Thompson as part of Talking Bird's Twenty Four Piers project.

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St George's Day Organ Recital

An unusual organ recital celebrating St. George's Day with
music from Spain, Portugal and, of course, England is one not to be missed.

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Poetry Competition for Surreal Poems

Jackie Wills is judging an Open Poetry Competition for Surreal Poems. There's a £100 1st prize, £50 2nd prize, £25 3rd prize.

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Lord Bishop Rocks

Larger than life, from New York City, the sensation that is Lord Bishop Rocks - The Kings of SexRock, who are currently whipping up a huge frenzy on a 26 date UK tour.

On Tuesday 30th March, Lord Bishop Rocks play a not-to-be-missed show at The Vintner's Parrot, 10-12 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DL (Phone : 01903 237978)

Lord Bishop Rocks are not to be missed, as this band could be bigger than The Darkness in a years time ... according to those who have seen the band on tour this month.

And as all venues played so far are wanting band back in next few months, a new UK tour won't be too far in the future if you miss them this time.
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Nick Young's 'Ciphers' Gets World Premier

It’s intriguing, it’s scandalous, it’s brand-new - and will leave audiences gasping as historical ‘facts’ are turned upside down.  Wick Theatre Company, of Southwick in West Sussex, is proud to present the World Premiere of Ciphers, a gripping mystery play, written and directed by Nick Young. 

Nick has spent much of his professional life directing the plays of Shakespeare, and is the Artistic Director of Rainbow Shakespeare, well–known across the South of England for their inspiring and colourful productions.

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Beer Lovers Get Best Of Acoustic

For three days in March, beer lovers will get to hear the best acoustic music that Sussex has to offer.

Two acts from all-acoustic label LongMan Records will be providing entertainment at the Shoreham Airport Beer Festival.

On Friday 26th March, recently reformed folk trio Nick, Dick and Tom will entertain. And on Saturday 27th March, acoustic trio Ungagged! make an appearance.