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Strong's end of the pier show

A showbiz legend and raconteur visits Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre to tell tall tales from the very top of the entertainment business.

Count Arthur Strong is back and encourages you to get your Maltesers out, roll your trouser legs up and sit back and enjoy his (potentially) wonderful but certainly slightly surreal show. He guarantees you will have never seen anything like it - whatever it is.

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She Makes... music in offices

On March 22nd She Makes War embarks on The Watercooler War Tour - performing 10 minute sets in offices in and around London and making a short film to raise awareness about water conservation on World Water Day.

Performing three of her most watery songs on acoustic guitar, ukulele and voice, Kidd also aims to prompt discussions around how we participate in and support live music by bringing workers together in their office's social space.

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Open Mic Night seeks new comedy acts

It's an Open Mic Night for Worthing family-friendly comedy hosts Matt's Comedy Club's first gig of 2012 at The Dome Function Suite on Thursday 8 March.

Physical comedian Richard Vobes (pictured) – who had a great response last year when he supported TV's surreal one-liner king Milton Jones – tops the bill and a host of acts old and new are promised.

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Empty shop theatre reopens

The UK’s first professional Shop Front Theatre is to re-open its doors again after closing briefly during the late summer.

Theatre Absolute have announced a new three-year lease for one of Coventry's empty shops has been secured with Coventry City Council. Julia Negus and Chris O’Connell from Theatre Absolute founded the Shop Front Theatre in City Arcade, Coventry in 2009. The 18-month pilot programme was a huge success with over 2,000 people visiting the shop, previously an empty fish & chip shop, as audiences, actors and participants.

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TV stars lined up for October 2011 Worthing Comedy Festival

Tickets are expected to go fast for this year’s Worthing Comedy Festival from 13-16 October, with Zoe Lyons, Henning Wehn, Joanna Neary and Paul Kerensa on the bill.

Launched last year by the town’s family-friendly Matt’s Comedy Club, this year's festival features three gigs at club home The Dome Function Suite, which has already played host to top acts Milton Jones, Jo Enright, John Hegley and The Noise Next Door in the past three years.

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Film festival gets screenings on location

There's a night of zombie madness when an unusual film festival finds the perfect location for screenings in a seaside town.

Buzz Lightyear and friends take over a nursery, an award-winning film about migratory geese is shown at a wetlands centre and in the highlight of the festival zombies take over a shopping centre. It's all part of the On Location Film Festival which takes place in and around Worthing from 18th September - 2nd October this year.

The festival, now in it's third year, shows movies in locations that have a specific relevance to the film. It starts on Sunday September 18th with a free screening (tickets must be booked in advance) of the Oscar winning film Cinema Paradiso, about a Scillian town's relationship with it's cinema. In keeping with some key scenes in the movie, the film will be screened outside the Connaught Theatre onto the wall of a nearby building, with Union Place being closed off for traffic on the night, and the audience enjoying free Barefoot Wine plus olives courtesy of Coast Cafe. In the event that the night is affected by rain, the film will be screened the following evening.
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Get Uncivilised

How do you describe a festival whose contributors range from a poet wielding a scythe, to a former banker talking about the idea of a mortgage strike, to an ex-Wikileaks hacker who’s been rigging up improvised internet services in Afghanistan?

Add in lessons in foraging and brewing, midnight theatre in the woods, a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Luddites, sessions on the future of the university and the publishing industry — not to mention music from Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Chris T-T and Marmaduke Dando — and the result is Uncivilisation 2011, the second Dark Mountain festival.
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Amazing music and extraordinary stories promised for guitarist's Worthing restaurant gig

A highly acclaimed guitarist who has recorded with top names in the rock world is playing an intimate limited ticket gig at a Worthing restaurant on 21 July.

Ace guitarist, traveller and storyteller Jason Carter will be sharing some of his musical and cultural adventures, taking his music to some of the most unlikely places around the world.

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New acts wanted for Worthing Open Mic comedy night

Matt's Comedy Club has always taken great delight in encouraging new comedic talent – so everyone's really looking forward to the club's first Open Mic night on 25 August.

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Blondie, Ellie Goulding, Imelda May headline Somerset House July gigs

If you're looking for an open-air live music experience in London this month, take a look at the line-up set for the Summer Series in Somerset House's 18th century courtyard from 7-17 July.

There's a strong mix of established names and high level new acts, with Blondie, Ellie Goulding, Eels and Imelda May among the highlights at the historic venue on The Strand on the Victoria Embankment.