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Soulful Sussex Singer Set To Join Chart Successfuls

With a voice described as soulful and sensual, it’s easy to see Jack Cryer joining the female singer-songwriters filling the charts at the moment.  And an album, scheduled for release this summer, should see her do just that.

Meanwhile, two intimate gigs in March will give Sussex audiences a chance to catch her before she moves on to bigger venues. 

The first is a rare Saturday night outing for Richard Durrant’s popular Airport Club. It takes place at Shoreham Airport on Saturday 6th March, and doors open at 7pm.  A previous Airport Club appearance by Jack saw her dad, comic Barry Cryer, in the audience.

The following night, Sunday 7th March, Jack will make an appearance at Brighton’s Joogleberry Playhouse. Doors open at 8pm.  Admission to both performances is just £6.

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Oh-So-Open Mic Wants Shoreham Musicians

Every week ... if it's Tuesday it's the Oh-So-Open Mic at the Waterside, Shoreham Beach.

From 9ish-pm you can amaze yourself and your friends. The Oh-So-Open Mic has a tally of  over ten different instruments (so far) including harmonica, self-destructing tambourine, guitar, fiddle, bass, alto sax, bongos, nose flute and mandolin.

But more musicians are wanted...
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Legends On Live Album

With A Lot Of Help From Our Friends was recorded live at Hurtwood Polo Park on 13th September 2003 and all you can say about the night is 'I wish I'd been there.'

The track listings runs from '60s legend Donovan doing 'Catch the Wind' and 'Sunshine Superman', through Kenney Jones (who played with the Small Faces, Rod Stewart's Faces and The Who) performing 'Hot Legs' to Tony Moore from Cutting Crew's take on 'I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight'.

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Whatever Happened to…?

How about starting a stream of messages based around "Whatever happened to so and so?" This could be old bands and artists, or anyone else who we miss.
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"James Doyle is tough, he likes a fight"

With just days until our petition supporting Worthing Museum & Art Gallery has to be presented to the council, it looks like the signatures are going to total over 6000.

We've already reached 5826 and know that many people have yet to return forms, either to us or to the Museum & Art Gallery.

From 11am - 12 noon this Saturday, 31st January, we'll be staging one last gathering outside the venue in Chapel Road, and the Bamboo Band (pictured) will be joining us to perform their new calypso, Save The Museum. Click 'read more' for an extract from the lyrics...

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Poetry & Arts For Valentine's Weekend

We Love You, organised by Worthing Community Arts Council, is a multi-media festival of the arts.

The weekend-long event brings together Fairground Booth Theatre, West Sussex Writers' Club, RAG, Rainbow Theatre and the Textile Arts Forum.

Events range from Text-Tiles, a new collaborative project by poet Wendy Greene and the Textile Arts Forum, to an exhibition by artist David Cottingham (pictured) and a spectacular Valentine's Day poetry cabaret. And with poetry competitions for adults and children, there's a little bit of romance for all the family. 

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We Love You Poetry Competition

Whether it’s your pet or your hobby, your town or your partner … if you love it, We Love You is giving you a chance to shout your love from the rooftops.

There’s no entry fee, no restrictions on how long or short your poem is and no limit to how many entries you send; because we really want your poems on the theme of love.

And to show how much we want them, we’re giving away a whole bundle of prizes donated by our sponsors, Splash FM, Methvens and Optimus Books.
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Ragged Edges Out Now!

'Ragged Edges', a new anthology of work by Sussex poets, is published by RAG.

Adrian Crick, Eugenie Arrowsmith, Steve Carroll (pictured) and Dan Thompson all feature in the book, which is available as a limited edition. The four poets, who write in very different styles, are all members of Sussex-based arts group RAG and regularly perform together.

The book, designed by features original digital illustrations of the four poets. The drawings, by Steve Carroll, recently won an award in the annual West Sussex Art Society exhibition.

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Aesthetica: New Literary/Arts Magazine

What is Aesthetica?   

I am the founder and editor of a literary and arts magazine that I actually began with my MA fee money (I eventually paid the fees and received my MA). The magazine is called Aesthetica: A Review of Contemporary Artists. I started Aesthetica because I believe that there are too many closed doors in the literary and art world I believe in making the arts accessible and available for all.  My convictions are deep because I believe that in this modern, some say, post-modern world that we live in it is important to remember the essentials about being human.  There are too many reality TV shows that mock existence.  As a culture we are slipping away from the arts.  Writing has too many stigmas attached and people believe that there are too many rules.  My aim was to bring a magazine to life that would challenge some of these notions and make a difference.

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Hey. Please can someone email me some ideas as to how I can become a music journalist?

Music is my passion and I enjoy writing, so I really want to make this work. I just dont know where to start!

I am 20 (nearly 21 - yey!!) and stuck in a dead end job as a Recruitment Administrator. I have an ougoing and bubbly personality and I know I can contribute to the industry.

Do I book myself onto a course? Volunteer at my local newspaper? What do you suggest? Please help.

Much appreciated