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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.


X Factor preview - and what's happened to Simon?

X Factor supremo Simon Cowell has been taken to hospital just as the programme's Finals weekend is about to get underway.

It's been reported that if follows an accident at his home and that he'll be absent from the judging panel. Wesley Smith has been talking to the finalists - including one from Southend in Essex.

Dancing dads are strutting their funky stuff...

Now, if you're a Dad how do you feel about your dancing? And more importantly, what do you think about your father's grooves if you're a daughter?!

Yes, parents' awkward attempts at 'shape throwing' have been much maligned in recent years, but now a new show is giving all kinds of fathers the chance to strut their funky stuff.

'Dad dancing' sees real life families taking to the stage with a performance in Brighton...

Russell Watson talks about his new musical

Now to a man who has been entertaining us for 27 years. In that time he's released 11 studio albums, won four classical Brit awards and has been Number One in both the UK AND the USA at the same time.

Not too bad for a man who left school with no qualifications! We are talking about the tenor known as the Voice, Russell Watson of course, who thrilled the crowds when her performed at Tonbridge Castle this summer.

Caroline Whitmore caught up with him to talk about his brand new musical, Heaven on Earth.

Craig Revel Horwood in panto with Chuckle Brothers

The Strictly Come Dancing judge we all love to hate, Craig Revel Horwood, takes to the stage and star as The Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 15 December 2017 at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. He will be joined by the Chuckle Brothers...

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