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Book at Breakfast at Chichester Cathedral

17 February, 09:00 - 10:00

4 Canon Lane

The Cathedral’s popular Book at Breakfast discussion returns this February. Join us for a continental breakfast and a lively and stimulating review and discussion of the current Book at Breakfast with the Chancellor, Canon Dr Dan Inman. Februarys book is Catherine Fox’s Acts and Omissions (Lindchester Chronicles 1). Held at. . .
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Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours. . . .
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All are welcome to come along for a Talk: Books do Furnish a Room: Thoughts on Libraries, Literature and Life. With speaker Richard Ashby. At 4 Canon Lane: tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. A donation of £1 is kindly requested. . . .
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Now that the nights are long and dark, the Winter Constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the Winter night skies. . . .
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Hygge Tuesdays (Two Courses for £15). Our extremely popular Tuesday night event is back! We welcome you to join us on candlelit tables, surrounded by furs, for a specially created main & dessert. All for only £15. . . .
Outdoors

Bird Bonanza - for Families

18 February, 10:30 - 12:30

Meet: Dell Quay Education Centre, on the quay, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking.

An event for families to find out about the Harbour birds through fun activities set up by our bird enthusiasts, Rangers, Ecologist, Education Team and partner organisations such as the Solents Bird Aware team. Two chances to win prizes! enter our free draw for a family solar boat ticket and. . .
Chichester Library
Crafts Literature

Dinosaurs Roar!

18 February, 10:30 - 11:30

| Chichester Library

Brave/Venture to the library for fun stories and crafts this half-term holiday. Parents and carers are asked to remain throughout the event. Tickets are free but please book to avoid disappointment. . . .
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Lets look at how The Nude is portrayed in art and explore where the line is between being naked and becoming a nude art form. Explore and appreciate the human form by depicting various different bodies. You will have the opportunity to sketch your sculptural design ideas and then realise. . .
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Recent advances in technology have enabled astronomers to discover new planets in orbit around stars beyond our Sun: so-called extrasolar planets , or ‘exoplanets’: for short. . . .
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Crafts Literature

Dinosaurs Roar!

18 February, 14:00 - 15:00

| Midhurst Library

Brave/Venture to the library for fun stories and crafts this half-term holiday. Parents and carers are asked to remain throughout the event. Tickets are free but please book to avoid disappointment. . . .
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Join Chichester Skeptics in the Pub at 19. 30 on Tuesday 18th February to hear from Jason Thompson on ‘One Small Step: Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories’. In 1969 Neil Armstrong made ‘one small step’ into the history books, and eleven other men followed in his footsteps. Fifty years later, there. . .
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Join us on Wednesday 19 February as the Motor Circuit opens for a day of Family Cycling! Whether you’re looking for something different to do or just to enjoy a relaxing family cycle ride around the circuit, you can be sure that it will be a safe and traffic-free environment,. . .
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Play with colour and texture by choosing a few favourite colours to create layers of thickly applied paint, inks, and crayons plus more. Scrape, scratch and add more paint and textures like sand. Then see what happens when you remove some of the layers using brushes, rollers, mesh and other. . .
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Now that the nights are long and dark, the Winter Constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the Winter night skies. . . .
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Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours. From hot little Mercury, closest planet to the Sun, past cloud-covered Venus, beautiful blue Earth strong and red Mars we head for the outer planets. . . .
Tickets are now on sale for Petworth Dark Skies, four days of day-time creative workshops and evening events, including lantern decorating, natural voice singing, stargazing, storytelling sessions and so much more. Celebrate our inspiring skies with award-winning authors, artists and performers. Take a look at the Petworth House website to. . .
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The Cathedral’s popular Book at Breakfast discussion returns this February. Join us for a continental breakfast and a lively and stimulating review and discussion of the current Book at Breakfast with the Chancellor, Canon Dr Dan Inman. Februarys book is Catherine Fox’s Acts and Omissions (Lindchester Chronicles 1). Held at. . .
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Now that the nights are long and dark, the Winter Constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the Winter night skies. . . .
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Come to the Planetarium to understand how eruptions on the Sun cause displays of the Northern Lights, and how these are visible from the ground as faint glows, coloured arcs or, at their most spectacular, coloured rays and bands of auroral light dancing back and forth across the night sky. . . .
To close our season on radical women, Virginia Nicholson, granddaughter of Vanessa Bell, discusses her new book How Was it For You? Women, Sex, Love and Power in the 1960s. It was the decade of peace, love, psychedelia and strange pleasures, but also of misogyny, violation and discrimination half a. . .
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All About Wildlife Coffee Morning

21 February, 10:00 - 12:30

North Mundham Village Hall, School Lane, Chichester, PO20 1LA

How are our local wetlands coping with climate change and increased human disturbance? Is there still time to conserve their beauty? Come and find out at our coffee morning where you can learn how the Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands project is safeguarding wetlands on the Manhood Peninsula, reducing flood. . .
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A fun filled day at Chichester Cathedral. Families can follow a trail, collect a prize and take part in some creative crafts. Suitable for children aged 3 12 years, accompanied by an adult. No need to book just drop in £2. 50 per child, last entry 2. 30pm. Our Family. . .
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Explore the gallery and be inspired to play with different colours, textures, and decorations to create your own fabric soft sculptures then display your work in a group exhibit!. £35 per child. . . .
YOU ARE INVITED TO. The Queen of Hearts Ball IN AID OF Love your hospital. £60 Includes:. Welcome drink. 3 course meal. Half bottle of wine. Amazing auction prizes. Raffle & wine tombola. Live music. Organised by Enable. . . .
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Golf At Goodwood Junior Taster Session

22 February, 09:30 - 12:30

Golf At Goodwood Academy

Introduce your children to golf with a complimentary taster session at the Golf At Goodwood Academy. Parents can also give golf a go with complimentary range balls and equipment during the junior sessions. . . .
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Historic Life Weekend: Treasured Objects

22 - 23 February, 11:00 - 16:00

Weald and Downland Living Museum

This Historic Life Weekend: Treasured Objects event links with the Peoples Show. The Museums team of volunteers and staff, as well as people who have items on display in the exhibition, will present in short talks what is special for them about one object from a collection. This may be. . .
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Glass Fusion

22 February, 14:00 - 17:00

| Unlimited Creative

An introduction to Glass Fusion involving designing, cutting, assembling & then kiln firing various forms of glass. Learn techniques to design & make your own unique creations or garden decorations. These sessions are great fun & you will create something beautiful!. . . .
the Hamblin Trust

Astrology Lecture:The Way Forward for Britain

22 February, 14:00 - 16:00

Hamblin Library

Spring astrology lecture with astrologer Patricia Godden. Major changes are happening in Britain. It is natural to want to know where it is all going and how it is going to affect our lives. Astrology can help us understand what the changes are about both at an individual as well. . .
This workshop offers an introduction to mindfulness through guided mindfulness practices including slow looking and mindful drawing and/or writing. Using a variety of exercises and discussion, we will explore how engaging with art through mindfulness can stimulate your own creativity, offer new perspectives and ways of seeing as well as. . .
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Get ready for one of Fontwells most loved racing days as the National Spirit Hurdle returns. Its the most prestigious event in the Fontwell calendar and will be a delight for all. The day is set to be a brilliant show of some top racing with many seeing this as. . .

Cowdray Wedding Showcase

23 February

River Ground Stables, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AL

Cowdray Wedding Showcase at The Walled Garden on Sunday 23rd February 2020. This will be an exciting opportunity to find out more about getting married at Cowdray, gain inspiration for all things wedding related and meet a range of hand chosen exhibitors including our exclusive caterers, Caper & Berry. Entry. . .
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Harbour Hares: Chidham

23 February, 09:30 - 12:30

Meet: Cobnor Amenity Car Park, off Chidham Lane, near PO18 8TD. Free parking.

A faster-paced 6 mile walk of the shoreline and fields of the Chidham peninsula. Bring a snack for elevenses. Fee: £5 on the day or free for Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number. . . .
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Having a Pancake Day isn’t enough for us here at Aldingbourne Country Centre so we’re having Pancake Week!. Come along and try our delicious pancake creations, choose from a variety of tasty options on our menu… American pancakes & Maple syrup with crispy bacon & blueberries £5. 95 ~~~ Banana,. . .
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heritage

Chamber Networking Social

24 February, 18:00 - 19:30

Bishop's Palace

We are delighted that we are able to host our February networking social in the Sherborne room in the Bishops Palace. Not normally open to the public this is a superb opportunity to see inside this historic room and to catch up with business contacts both old and new. We. . .
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Hygge Tuesdays (Two Courses for £15). Our extremely popular Tuesday night event is back! We welcome you to join us on candlelit tables, surrounded by furs, for a specially created main & dessert. All for only £15. . . .
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Chichester Cathedral’s popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1. 10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some. . .
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Arts

Life Drawing Course

25 February - 31 March, 14:00 - 17:00

| Artworks Studio

A comprehensive 6-week course, open to all abilities but focusing on those new to life drawing, and run by artist Kate Simms. Tuesday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm, at the Artworks Studio. Places are limited to a maximum of 8. Dates: Tuesdays 25 March, 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31. . .
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Think 'n' Drink

25 February, 19:30 - 21:30

Muchos Nachos, 140 Whyke Road, PO19 8HT

Join us in Muchos Nachos from 19. 30 on Tuesday 25th February for drinks, discussion and debate. Anyone and everyone is welcome we look forward to seeing you! Discussion topics for this week: -How can we bridge the generational divide? -Is military intervention ever justifiable? -What would you like to. . .
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A talk by Alan Bradford, Chichester Cathedral Guide, recalling the life of Dean Walter Hussey. This visionary priest re-forged the relationship between the church and the arts in the second half of the twentieth century. In doing so he transformed the appearance of Chichester Cathedral. Tickets £7. 50 available via. . .
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Sales Seminar

26 February, 14:00 - 16:00

| The Novium Museum

Do your Sales and Account Management processes cost you money?. Are you a start-up?. If so, have you had your sales strategy, sales process and account management reviewed by a sales professional as well as your accountant or bank advisor?. Are you an established SME ?. If so, when was. . .
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Join Clare the paper florist behind Petal & Bird to learn how to make your own lasting Paper Rose. Choose from a wide variety of paper colours and learn step by step in a lovely relaxed environment over a drink. No previous experience needed. Location- The Boat House Café at. . .
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Island Treasures

26 February, 19:30 - 21:45

County Hall, West Street, Chichester, PO19 1Rq

Railways of the Isle of Wight – Colin Brading. Colin begins the talk with a brief look at the character of the Isle of Wight – England’s ‘Garden Isle’ – and the diverse means of getting there from the mainland over many years, including paddle steamers and the hovercraft with. . .
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Are you planning your wedding and still searching for the perfect venue? Join Southend Barns on Thursday 27th February, 5. 00pm-8. 00pm for a special Open Evening where you can explore the venue, including their outdoor ceremony area, luxurious bridal suite and tranquil gardens. This relaxed event is the ideal. . .
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Sally Rieder will illustrate many of local quirky rural Churches that are often overlooked, with interesting history and architecture. . . .
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Join us at Sage House in Tangmere for a special Military Talk on “”caps">CONFLICT , CONSPIRACY , COLLABORATION & CULPABILITY " given by Sheryl Green on Thursday 27th February from 7pm-9:30pm. £8pp includes tea/coffee and cake. Call us on 01243 888691 for tickets. All funds raised are in aid of. . .
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Programme: The Taste of the Nation features music by Handel, Corelli, Pepusch, and Daniel Purcell with Clara Hendrick mezzo-soprano, Will Russell trumpet and ensemble of strings and harpsichord. Spiritato! is a period instrument ensemble who produce unique, research-based performance projects. In 2016 the ensemble enjoyed great success with their ambitious. . .
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Develop your childs love of nature. Our woodland discovery sessions are child led and specifically designed with pre-school children in mind. Children will be free to explore our woodland setting at their own pace. Your little one will experience bug hunting and nature craft activities at each session, enhancing childrens. . .
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Outdoors

Star Gazing at Maybush Copse

28 February, 19:30 - 21:30

Meet: Entrance to Maybush Copse, Cot Lane, Chidham PO18 8SR. Roadside parking

A chance to participate in some stargazing with Richard Austin, AONB Manager, and the South Downs Astronomical Society. Please note this event is weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice. If the weather forecast looks bad, please check the Conservancys social media accounts for live updates or telephone. . .
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Arts

SHIFTHINK

29 February - 1 March

Victoria Institute, 11 Tarrant Street, Arundel

SHIFTHINK A UNIQUE EXHIBITION OF ART TEXTILES TO BE HELD IN ARUNDEL. OVER THE LEAP YEAR WEEKEND. The two artists met studying Textile MA’s at university, both explore in-between worlds in their work. Alison Baxter (from Barnham) and Mona Craven (from Farnham) will be displaying their innovative Art Textiles in. . .
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Cowdray Wellbeing Event

29 February

Cowdray House, Cowdray Park, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 0AY

A day of inspirational talks and music will take place on Saturday 29th February 2020 at the Cowdray Wellbeing Event at Cowdray House. Headline speakers include journalist and author Elizabeth Day. , Nutritionist Miguel Toribio-Mateas , lucid dreaming expert Charlie Morley and strength coach and nutritionist Gus Olds. The day. . .
the Hamblin Trust

Laughter Club - last Saturday each month

29 February - 28 March, 10:30 - 12:00

Hamblin Hall

Meetings begin with simple warm-up exercises, followed by a variety of activities and Laughter Yoga exercises. Laughing with others in a group is highly infectious! We finish with a laughter meditation and relaxation to calm the body and mind and to enjoy the wonderful peace that results from genuine laughter. . . .
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Meet nearly 30 of the UK’s most prestigious senior independent schools all in the beautiful setting of Chichester Cathedral on Saturday 29th February 2020 from 2pm until 4pm. Whether you are new to independent education, in a current independent school, or just want to find out more from the experts,. . .
the Hamblin Trust

Indian Classical Dance Demonstration

29 February, 14:00 - 16:00

Hamblin Hall

Vidya will present Bharata Natyam, a dramatic classical Indian dance form, with fresh and imaginative insights. Poorna- that which is complete – comprises a selection of carefully chosen compositions that reveal the philosophical significance while inspiring both the dancer and the audience with its sophisticated technique that embraces dynamic movement. . .
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