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Artists put on show to celebrate LGTB month

Artists are staging an exhibition in Chatham to raise awareness and challenge people's perceptions about Kent's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

They are hoping it will build a bridge between the LGBT community and the public.

The display is at the Nucleus Arts Centre in Chatham.

Digital photographer, Stewart McCoombe and Beth James from the Kent and Medway LGBT Community Action Group, say Kent doesn't have the best reputation for supporting LGBT equality, so they hope this exhibition will challenge discrimination:

Hampshire film-maker wins Bafta

Daisy Jacobs from Gosport in Hampshire has won a Bafta for her animated film The Bigger Picture which she directed, wrote and animated.

The story documents the emotions felt by two brothers as they cope with the growing care needs of their elderly mother.

The film beat off 'Monkey Love Experiments' and 'My Dad' in the British Short Animation category.

Commemoration of historic meeting that changed music

In 1961 two teenage students bumped into each other at Dartford Railway Station - one carrying blues records, the other an electric guitar.

Their names: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. 50 years on, there was a plan to mark the occasion with a pair of statues on the platform.

Instead, today, a lower-budget commemoration of the historic meeting was unveiled. Andy Dickenson explains:

Headliners revealed for this year's Reading Festival

Excitement grows for this year's Reading Festival Credit: ITV news

The organisers of Reading Festival have revealed MUMFORD & SONS as main stage headliners this year

The British rock band last appeared at Reading in 2010. Festival boss Melvin Benn comments: “I’m delighted to have secured Mumford & Sons for Main Stage headliners this summer and can’t wait to see them return to the Festivals for their first UK performance in over two years. With today’s announcement of a further eight great acts joining the bill, the Reading & Leeds line-up is already shaping up to be one of the best ever and I’m looking forward to revealing the third headliner and even more great artists soon.”

Royal Blood, Bastille, Deadmau5, Revel Sound feat Chase & Status and Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, Pretty Vicious, Jack Garratt and Hannah Wants will also appear across the weekend!

Metallica has already been announced as a headliner in a UK Festival exclusive at Reading. The Festival takes place on August bank holiday

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Charlie has his sights set on Hollywood

The Hampshire actor now lives in Hollywood Credit: Charlie Clark

An actor from Portsmouth is so determined to break into the big time that he's moved to Hollywood. Charlie Clark, who's 24, is studying at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting. Former students include Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland.

It's a very competitive place, and you have to work your socks off. It's a little strange when you get invited to a George Clooney party. A couple of years ago I was catching the train from Cosham to Commercial Road every day. Now I'm next to the beach with palm trees everywhere. I have some upcoming projects and I'm really excited.

– Charlie Clark

Henley Rewind Festival announces 2015 line up

The stage at Henley's Rewind Festival in 2014 Credit: ITV Meridian

Rewind South at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames returns for its seventh year on Friday 21st August until Sunday 23rd August with headliners OMD and Human League.

The line up includes 80s stars - Billy Ocean, ABC, T’Pau,Midge Ure,Kim Wilde,Nik Kershaw,Hot Chocolate,Belinda Carlisle,Go West, Soul II Soul, Bananarama, and for the very first time, Black Box, Dave Edmunds, Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats, plus British Electric Foundation featuring M’s Robin Scott,Thomas Dolby, Joy Division’s Peter Hook,Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, The Noisettes’ Shingai Shoniwa, and Fairground Attraction’s Eddi Reader, plus many more big names.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday January 23rd.

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