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Video: How to make brandy butter

If you cannot imagine Christmas without a dollop of brandy butter on your mince pies then check out this short and simple homemade recipe from Iceland.

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Jamie - youreventphotography

Jamie's back once again as the baddie!

Haywards Heath-based actor and performer Jamie Bannerman is delighted to be making the short trip once again to do panto in Bognor Regis this Christmas.

Theatre and Comedy
Colin Granger

Children's fun at the Komedia

After widespread success with Pitschi, the Kitten with Dreams, Theatre Fideri Fidera is back at Brighton’s Komedia this Christmas with its new show, Oskar’s Amazing Adventure (Dec 16-24 and 27-31).

Theatre and Comedy
Mia Cunningham-Stockdale.  Photo Pete Jones

Mia will be one of our beauties!

Getting the part of Beauty in Chichester Festival Youth Theatre’s Christmas staging of Beauty and The Beast came as a huge shock to Mia Cunningham-Stockdale.

Theatre and Comedy
Sandra Saer

Happy childhood recalled

Fond memories of idyllic times with her young children have prompted Arundel author Sandra Saer to publish Star Sandwiches And Moon Custard more than four decades after she first wrote it.

Danielle Hope (Sandy), Tom Parker (Danny) and Louisa Lytton (Rizzo). Photo credit Paul Coltas

Grease will light up Brighton this Christmas!

Forget all the behind you’s and ugly sisters.

All That Malarkey

Festive return for All That Malarkey

Comedy cabaret team All That Malarkey are promising to end 2017 with a festive bang with their new show Camp as Christmas.

The Pretenders

Simple Minds and The Pretenders combine for West Sussex date

Simple Minds, The Pretenders and KT Tunstall will converge on Ardingly, West Sussex next summer.

Chichester City Band

REVIEW: Chichester City Band Christmas Concert, St Paul’s Church, Chichester

Hard to realise that Chichester City Band is now celebrating its 120th birthday, and has widened its membership to three separate bands.
A first look at Mega Man 11

Console Corner: Mega news for 80s and 90s gamers ahead of new year

Christmas has come early for gamers who grew up in the 80s and 90s after Capcom announced it is to release a brand new Mega Man next year.


REVIEW: West Sussex Music Winter Concert 2017

Worthing Assembly Hall, Sunday December 3 (3pm) by their County Ensembles - Youth Wind Orchestra, conducted by WSM chief executive James Underwood; Youth Choir, conducted by Patrick Allies & Rose Martin (Helen Phillips, piano); Youth Orchestra, conducted by Adam Barker.

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps

An embarrassing little problem for Santa

Oh dear! Father Christmas has been at the sprouts.

Theatre and Comedy
Belshazzar's Feast

Southbourne date for Belshazzar’s Feast

Belshazzar’s Feast launch into their ninth successive year of festive touring with dates including a visit to The Tuppenny Barn, Southbourne on Friday, December 15 (01243 377780 or

Arthur Robson

Christmas with the Chichester Chorale

The Chichester Chorale offers its Christmas concert in St George’s, Whyke in Cleveland Road, Chichester on December 16 at 7.30pm.

Calan are performing at the Connaught Studio in Worthing on Sunday, December 10

What’s on this week: December 8 to 14

Events taking place in the Herald and Gazette area during the coming week.

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Kirsty Anne Shaw who plays Beauty in Beauty and the Beast at the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth this Christmas (December 14-31).

Kirsty will be Portsmouth's Beauty

Playing Annie in Annie at the age of nine was the defining moment for Kirsty Anne Shaw who plays Beauty in Beauty and the Beast at the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth this Christmas (December 14-31).

Theatre and Comedy
Jack Edwards

REVIEW: Snow White, Kings Theatre, Southsea, until January 1.

Once again, the Kings will be the panto to beat this Christmas – though it would seem unlikely any other shows are going to come close.

Theatre and Comedy
Amanda and her family with Nick Knowles for the big reveal

Amanda’s Yapton DIY:SOS TV date announced

Back in June, a huge community effort saw Amanda Worne’s cramped Yapton property transformed into a home fit for her family – all in front of the TV cameras.

Chichester Chamber Concerts 2017 Daniel Lebhardt: credit Kaupo Kikkas

REVIEW: Daniel Lebhardt, Chichester Chamber Concerts

From the opening chord of Beethoven's 'Tempest' Sonata, it was clear we were in the hands of a magician.

Review. Photo: Shutterstock SUS-150912-143636001

Review: Minor alterations to festive favourites prove a winter winner

There is nothing quite like a Christmas carol to set the tone for the festive period.

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