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Space for Shoreham poets

The excellent Shoreham By Sea community website has just opened a space for local poets - visit to read and rate their work - and if you're local you can submit your work, too.
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Rainbow Shakespeare

Rainbow Shakespeare is an undisputed highlight of the Worthing Arts Festival. You can catch Twelfth Night and The Merry Wives of Windsor this year, performed in a no-nonsense style. Rainbow's open air Shakespeare, a highlight of the Worthing arts calendar, was founded with a run of Twelfth Night on the beach, and RAG's Dan Thompson was lucky enough to be production manager. He's been back helping out again this year, in the enchanted gardens at Highdown. Dan has also hung his faeries (made during the Art Trail 2001) in the woods.
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Fiery Flamenco Launches World Music Programme

A fiery flamenco performance launches a programme of music which gives the Worthing Fringe (which runs alongside the Worthing Arts Festival) an international flavour. The concert, part of a series of events organised by Duende and RAG, sees guitarist Ramon Ruiz and singer Manuel de Cadiz perform at The Barn Theatre, Field Place.

Ramon Ruiz, a Flamenco guitarist of great repute both in the UK and in Spain, performed a sold-out concert which was a highlight of last year’s Worthing Fringe.

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Life Goes On ...

Violet Sackville-Rhode, the Twilight Years Coach, will be offering more straight talking advice on how to cope with the Supermarket of Life, going wild in the aisles of Hove's Old Market Arts Centre during the Brighton Festival.

The 75- year old house widow - "I do so hate that term, it makes me sound like a poisonous spider" - will be promoting her new quick-step Coaching Programme LUNCH and give tips on the "Top 10 Ways to Spend Your Children's Inheritance". The pensioner has brought together two other shows to share the 'Life Goes On' banner.

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Anarchic fun at the Airport Club

Richard Durrant’s Airport Club is set to be even more colourful and chaotic than usual this month with a guest appearance from the Bamboo Band.

One of the South Coast’s most unusual and entertaining live acts, The Bamboo Band are based around a loose collective of musicians and artists. Together, they take traditional and contemporary calypso music, add a dash of anarchic fun, and end up with a unique sound.