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From Ordured Streets to Ordered Sales Rings

21 October, 18:30

Guildhall, Priory Park, Chichester

The Livestock Markets of Chichester. This illustrated talk by local historian and author, Alan Green, explores the long history of livestock markets in Chichester and the long battle to get those markets removed from the main streets to a purpose-built market place in Eastgate Square, a facility that closed down. . .
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Rocketing Round Chichester Space Trail

22 - 31 October


This half term, Chichester BID is launching an out-of-this-world trail around Chichester city centre. Running from Friday 22 October Sunday 31 October, families are invited to take part in the Rocketing Round Chichester Space Trail with the chance to win a signed set of books by Chichesters very own astronaut,. . .
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Walk With A Ranger: Harbour Views from the South Downs

23 October, 09:00 - 14:00

Free car park at West Stoke near Chichester, Grid Ref SU 824.088

A 15km (9 mile) walk from West Stoke to Walderton, Stoughton and Kingley Vale taking time to stop and view Chichester Harbour from the best vantage points. Bring a picnic for a stop with a great view over the Harbour. Fee: £3 booking essential here Meet: free car park at. . .
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Ghost Stories from Priory Park

25 October

Guildhall, Priory Park, Chichester

Perfect for getting in the Halloween spirit. For this totally immersive ghost walk, you will be lead around the Park, in the shadow of the North Walls, before being summoned to appear before the Judge, who is hearing the trial of the Hawkhurst Gang the murderous and infamous smuggling gang. . .
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Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the museum, with fun family activity packs and turn into an explorer following our pumpkin trail. Autumn is a beautiful time to step outside, explore the natural world around us and restore a sense of calmness into our busy lives even. . .
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The Museum of the Moon

25 October - 14 November

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral will host Luke Jerram’s touring artwork, the Museum of the Moon, from this October. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the Museum of the Moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally-lit spherical sculpture represents 5km. . .

Golf At Goodwood October Half-Term Junior Camps

25 - 27 October, 09:00 - 17:00

Golf At Goodwood

Junior Camps are a great way for children to learn the basics of golf. Our team of coaches create a fun and relaxed environment for everyone to learn and develop skills whilst growing in confidence along the way. We will be running a three-day camp from 9am-5pm from Monday 25. . .
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Holiday Activities: Time Travelling Detectives (ages 8-11)

25 October, 10:00 - 15:00

The Lodge, Graylingwell Park, Chichester PO19 6AN

Are you ready to travel back in time and search for exciting stories from the past and bring them to the present day in 2021?. Join our experienced time traveller (and theatre practitioner) Charlie Essex, to play drama games and stage stories from our history. This holiday activity will take. . .
This October half term we will be creating a horribly-exciting experience for our visitors pumpkins wont be our main focus, no they are too nice and bright! Instead, learn about the not-so-nice-things that people (including children) had to eat, smell, experience or do as a job or household task in. . .
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Holiday Activities: Pumpkin Patch Ball (ages 8-11)

26 October, 10:00 - 15:00

The Lodge, Graylingwell Park, Chichester PO19 6AN

This autumn we invite you to join us for the Pumpkin Patch Ball!. Create decorations and props with a creative practitioner, then learn a dance routine with an experienced choreographer so that you’re ready to attend the Pumpkin Patch Ball. This holiday activity will take place at The Lodge, Graylingwell. . .
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Holiday Activities: Three Day Play (ages 8-11)

27 - 29 October, 10:00 - 15:00

The Lodge, Graylingwell Park, Chichester PO19 6AN

Spend three days learning, devising and creating a brand new play together!. Working with a professional theatre maker we invite you to make a whole new world, share stories of new, imagined characters and perform to a small audience of family and friends at the end of the week. This. . .

Halloween activities for families

27 October, 10:00 - 15:00

Chichester Canal Heritage Centre

Canal volunteers are running an activities event from 10 am to 3 pm for pre school and primary age children. colouring and spooky things to make. Do just drop in. No need to pre-book and its free of charge. All we ask is that you stay with your children. . . .

Make a Monster

28 October

Join us this October half term for a fun Halloween-themed drawing workshop, led by Brighton-based children’s writer and illustrator Aaron Blecha! Suitable for children aged 7-11 years old, work with Aaron to create your very own creepy-crawly characters and bring them to life with ideas on how to tell stories. . .
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George has been foraging and using wild foods for some years, supplying the freshest foraged wild edibles to some of the country’s top restaurants, chefs and food establishments. After years of being immersed in the ‘wild’ himself, George decided to focus on encouraging others to appreciate the significance of our. . .
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Half Term Family Fun

29 October, 12:00 - 16:00

On Friday 29 October from 12-4pm, Chichester BID will be hosting an afternoon of autumnal activities to enjoy in the city centre, including craft workshops on the Cathedral Green run by Chichester Community Development Trust. The free workshops will focus on using upcycled and natural materials to create fun fall. . .
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Silent Running is a 1972 environmental-themed post-apocalyptic science fiction film. It stands alone as a decidedly unique type of sci-fi journey marked by intimate character work and a melancholic mood. In the future, all plant life on Earth is becoming extinct. Freeman Lowell, is the resident botanist and ecologist on. . .
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Concert - The Rolling Tones

29 October, 19:00 - 22:00

The Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, Chichester. PO19 1LQ

Rolling Stones tribute perform the rocking hits from the iconic band’s back catalogue. The Rolling Tones deliver a breathtaking spectacle of high energy rock and roll. With a dash of authentic sound, a pinch of flamboyance, a spoonful of attitude, a little mascara, the odd pyrotechnic and a lot of. . .
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Experience Cowdray Ruins at night and hear the stories and legends of Cowdray’s Historical past. Join living history specialist Paul Ullson on a fascinating walk and talk tour around Cowdray Ruins. Paul will lead you to the front of Cowdray Ruins and inside the Tudor Kitchen during his tale (please. . .
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Petworth Festival Literary Week

30 October - 7 November

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Where in one week can you learn all about the history of flight, the machinations of the Tudor court, the extraordinary life of one of the country’s most notorious visual artists, the significance of the hoodie and the mini-skirt, and what it is to experience life in jail? The answer. . .
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Enjoy a fun experience for the whole family at the historic Cowdray Ruins this Halloween. Step back in time with our knights in armour, visit the birds of prey, listen to some spooky stories and follow the Jackdaw Trail around the mysterious Walled Garden. There will be plenty of themed. . .
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Enjoy a fun experience for the whole family at the historic Cowdray Ruins this Halloween. Step back in time with our knights in armour, visit the birds of prey, listen to some spooky stories and follow the Jackdaw Trail around the mysterious Walled Garden. There will be plenty of themed. . .
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Meditation and art workshop

31 October, 10:00 - 16:30

New Park Center, Jubilee Hall, Chichester

Unleash your creative potential and join artists Joanne Webb and Gilli Higgs for a beautiful central Chichester escape and one-day retreat right in the heart of a 100-year-old city park! Whether you love diving deep into intuitive free flow painting and doodling Zentangles or you’re searching for mindful activities to. . .
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