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Motorhome cinema, tape room and woolly fish star in Open Houses art festival

Throughout the month, art lovers - and snoopers alike - have been taking the chance to visit peoples' homes transformed into galleries.

But it's not just two-up-two-downs starring in Brighton's biggest ever Open Houses art trail.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Tasha McDonnell of the Dreamliner Arts Club, Judy Stevens of Artists Open Houses and Kate Jenkins from Kate's Pantry.

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'The whole town gets involved' Laurie Anderson tells us about running the Brighton Festival

The Brighton Festival is about to enter its third and final week with a host of performances and events, including the Great Escape music weekend, still to come.

For guest director, US pop star Laurie Anderson, its been a chance to curate a festival she's not only performed in but visited during its now 50 year history.

So how has she enjoyed running the show? Andy Dickenson went to meet her, as well as Rachel Champion and Tristan Shorr, producers of The Last Resort.

Fatboy Slim has secret show for babies and toddlers

Fatboy Slim, one of the most influential names in the history of dance music and one of the country’s most recognised DJs, played a secret show in Brighton to his toughest audience yet - a hard-partying group of babies and toddlers (and their parents).

Joined frequently onstage by his six year-old daughter, Nelly, the MC, real name Norman Cook, played a two-hour set. He was guest DJ at the popular parents and kids’ 0-5 party, Baby Loves Disco.

Young dancers limber up for a life changing opportunity

Young hopefuls perform scenes from The Nutcracker Credit: English Youth Ballet

More than a hundred young ballet dancers from the region have begun rehearsals for the opportunity of a lifetime. After nerve wracking auditions, they've been hand picked to perform alongside professional dancers at the Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks. They'll be performing scenes from Ballet Etudes, and The Nutcracker with the English Youth Ballet from the 19th to the 21st May.

More than a hundred local children rehearse for the grand performance Credit: English Youth Ballet

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Queen's 90th birthday preview show cancelled

The heavy rain and mud has led to tonight's show being cancelled

A preview performance of the Royal Windsor Horse Show has been cancelled. The event is part of the celebrations planned by the organisers of Her Majesty the Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations in Windsor.

The organisers have said that the show in front of a live audience can not take place because of heavy rain. There will be no impact on performances for the rest of the week, but the organisers said that unfortunately they can not offer replacement tickets to anyone who was planning to attend tonight's show because all the other performances are sold out.

Nick Brooks-Ward, Director of Operations for the Royal Windsor Horse Show explains the situation below.

What to watch - the curtain rises on the 50th Brighton Festival

Tomorrow morning the curtain rises on the 50th Brighton Festival.

Over the next three weeks more than a thousand shows, exhibits and performances will delight, inspire and possibly bemuse audiences from across the world - at both the Festival and Fringe.

The pair have become so big now they rival Edinburgh as one of the largest arts extravaganzas in the UK. Andy Dickenson's been finding out more.

He speaks to Mark Rees, director of Digging for Shakespeare, Andrew Comben from Brighton Festival, Laurie Anderson, guest director of Brighton Festival, Julian Caddy from Brighton Fringe and Charles Linehan.

Remembering Camera Obscura's Carey - friends to hold 'CareyFest' to raise money for Sarcoma charity

Friends to hold event to raise money for a cancer charity in Carey Lander's memory

The friends of a musician from Kent who died from a rare form of bone cancer are holding a fundraising event in her name.

Carey Lander from Woodnesborough near Sandwich was a keyboard player in the Scottish band Camera Obscura.

She started a charity fundraising page before she passed away at the age of 33 last October. The online appeal has since raised more than £100,000 for the cancer charity Sarcoma UK.

Now some of her friends are to hold 'CareyFest' at her old school in Maidstone in May to celebrate her life. Derek Johnson reports.

Carey's mother said the continued fundraising and support was heartwarming
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