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Comedy club headliner set to stand and deliver

Manchester-based but Stoke-born funny man Andy Kind returns to Matt's Comedy Club for his third Worthing gig, and an eager audience looking forward to his winning mix of daft stories, lively banter and charm all wrapped up in a clean comedy outlook.

Kind tops the bill at The Dome Function Suite, Marine Parade, Worthing on Thursday 23 June (8pm).

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Edgy Hamlet at Worthing's Connaught Theatre

Icarus Theatre Collective stop off at Worthing's Connaught Theatre as part of their national tour with a fresh and gritty production of Shakespeares Hamletl.

The tale of the young Prince Hamlet avenging his father’s death and confronting his uncle, the new King who stole his throne. is told in one of Shakespeare’s greatest works.

Icarus Theatre Collective’s kinetic, accessible and fresh new production blends inventive physical theatre techniques, a modern soundtrack and innovative design, making the streamlined and subversive production perfect for audiences new to Hamlet and those already well acquainted with Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy.
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Character clowning and prime silliness in store at comedy club

Gigs sell out regularly now at Matt's Comedy Club, Worthing's family-friendly night out, and they're promising a cracker of a night for their next show on Thursday 28 April.

Headliner will be wonderful character comedian Joanna Neary (below right), who comes highly recommended following a string of Edinburgh Festival shows, and TV appearances on That Mitchell & Webb Look and Skins.

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Improv stars next up at Worthing's buzzing comedy club

Matt's Comedy Club has had an exciting 2010 – hosting the first ever Worthing Comedy Festival – and 2011 is shaping up to be even better.

The club sold out their most recent gig when tickets to see Mock The Week star Milton Jones sold out in just seven days, and they're expecting another packed crowd on Thursday 3 February at The Dome Function Suite, Worthing, for the visit of Edinburgh Festival improv stars The Noise Next Door.

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Sound of South Africa arrives as legends visit Brighton Dome

From the townships of apartheid to the opening concert at the World Cup, South African music has travelled a unique road.

This year, two legends unite to present their songs of resistance and the colour and carnival of the greatest show on earth as the jazz icon Hugh Masekela comes to Brighton Dome’s Concert Hall on 16 November with his band, in the company of the three doyennes of mbaqanga, the Mahotella Queens.

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A day in the life of Shoreham by Sea

A day in the life of Shoreham - that's what a group of writers will capture at Shoreham's Agora.

The empty shop in New Road has hosted a whole range of activity since it was first taken over by the Empty Shops Network in January. And for the latest project, members of the Brighton Future of News Group, a collection of journalists, bloggers and social media fans, will run a drop in service at the shop on Saturday 16 October, from 11am until 4pm.

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Mock the Week star Milton Jones set for Worthing gig

The UK’s top one-liner writer and gagster Milton Jones headlines the latest Matt’s Comedy Club night in Worthing next month.

Milton's star has truly been in the ascendant since his last Worthing gig in September 2009, with regular appearances on BBC2's Mock the Week, the release of his first DVD Live Universe Tour, and his first novel Where Do Comedians Go When They Die?

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Lark Rise to Candleford brings feelgood show to Brighton

Following the success of the award-winning BBC TV, Bill Kenwright presents a fresh new revival of Keith Dewhurst’s original stage adaptation of the much loved Lark Rise to Candleford at Brighton's Theatre Royal.

Based on the first book of Flora Thompson’s trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels, this heart warming play was first performed at London’s National Theatre in 1978 and was nominated for two Olivier awards.

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Films shown in perfect locations

A film festival with a difference is returning to Worthing in September for a second year. The On Location film festival runs from Friday 17th - Wednesday 29th September with the screening of five films in five perfect locations.

Romantic film fans will be taken back to the 1940s to enjoy tea and cakes while watching the classic film Brief Encounter in a waiting room on Worthing station, whilst fans of the Coen brothers can sip on a White Russian cocktail while watching The Big Lebowski at Worthing's bowling alley - with a free game of bowing after the film has finished!

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Ukulele Orchestra play Worthing

The all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain celebrate their silver jubilee at Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 11th September.

The orchestra reinterpret every style of music from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Reading and Spaghetti Western soundtracks. Their melodious performance features only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.

The Ukulele Orchestra started in 1985. Since then, the orchestra has given thousands of concerts, TV and radio appearances all over the world. Their music has been used in films, plays, and commercials. They have collaborated with Madness, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Ministry of Sound.