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Award winning songwriter to open Hastings' festival

He has worked with some of the world's - biggest stars - and has written smash hits for Robbie Williams - Beverley Knight and Katie Melua.

Mulit-award winning Guy Chambers from Sussex is opening next week's Hastings International Piano Festival. He will perform a stripped back version of Angels, the song that sold more than a million copies.

A stripped back version of Angels, played on the piano by Guy Chambers at his home in Firle near Lewes. A song he wrote for Robbie Williams that went on to sell more than a million copies making it Robbie Williams's most successful song Now, Guy Chambers will be performing Angels and other classic hits he penned, at next's week's Hastings International Piano Festival.

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He spoke about what it was like to work with Robbie Williams.

As well as music, this year's festival is putting on workshops for children and young people and aims to raise money for educational programmes for schools in Sussex.

It also attracts international composers and musicians from around the world.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will also be performing.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will also be performing Credit: ITV Meridian

Also taking to the stage will be jazz singer Claire Martin from Brighton.

The two week festival opens next Wednesday where the spotlight will be shining on local talent from Sussex

To watch more, here's Tom Savvides' report.