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Magical creatures star in nature trail lantern festival

Lanterns waiting to be picked up by walkers Credit: Sarah Dickenson

Thousands spent the weekend walking lantern-lit trails at Kew's country gardens in Sussex.

Now in its fourth year, the Glow Wild festival at Wakehurst in Ardingly features animals such as foxes, badgers and door mice, as well as floating lanterns containing the thoughts and wishes of school children, asked to reflect on the passing year.

A glowing door mouse Credit: Sarah Dickenson

In its sold-out run, the winter lantern festival also features a 'river of fire' and a 4D projection over the Elizabethan Mansion.

Projections on Wakehurst's Elizabethan Mansion Credit: Sarah Dickenson

Queen's Award for 'Square Pegs'

Square Pegs Credit: Beth James

An arts organisation that runs activities for young people with special needs has become the first in Kent to have won the 2017 Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

Square Pegs' award was made by the Queen’s Vice Lord Lieutenant at a special presentation ceremony.

The recipients are based in The Brook Theatre, Chatham, and run regular groups, as well as projects in Maidstone and Canterbury.


Brighton Rock takes centre stage at CINECITY Film Festival

Plenty of homes in Brighton have a copy of Graham Greene's famous novel 'Brighton Rock' on their shelves. It was written in 1938. Hard to believe the film of the same name is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

The iconic movie, that starred a young Richard Attenborough as teenage gangster Pinkie Brown, was shot in part around the city, and this year is the focal point of Brighton's CineCity festival.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Tim Brown, co-director of CineCity Film Festival, and Jess Dadds, director of The Goose Hunter. With footage courtesy of STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd.

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