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food

Farmers' Market Cancelled

21 September

Chichester City Centre

Please note this market has been cancelled because of adverse weather conditions. The markets are held on the 1st and 3rd Friday each month in Chichester and the 4th Saturday each month in Petworth. Each market is attended by stallholders selling a wide variety of fresh quality produce. All our. . .
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Crafts

KNIT & NATTER Drop-in

21 September, 09:00 - 12:00

Closs & Hamblin

There is nothing better than knitting together with a whole bunch of yarn lovers who share your passion for beautiful handmade projects. We’re not a knitting class so please bring your own project and material. Even if you haven’t started knitting yet but would like some advice on how and. . .
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Outdoors

Sailing Trip on Vintage Oyster Boat

21 September, 09:15

Emsworth Yacht Harbour

Join us for a memorable trip on Chichester Harbour on our beautifully restored vintage working boat. Tickets Adults £20 Child (6-16 years) £10 Friends of Chichester Harbour £16 Whole boat (6 seats) £110 Notes Up to six passengers can be accommodated on any one trip. Published time is when the. . .
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Come and create your own eco-system; plant up an old glass coffee jar with an indoor garden. Soil, plants and one coffee jar provided. Bring another jar if you want to make a second. . £5 per child. . . .
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Come and join us on International Peace Day when our theme will be “The Right to Peace". This year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights. Let’s come together in the spirit of peace to celebrate what. . .
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Games

Board Games

21 September, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Scrabble, card games and many more! Bring a group of friends or come and meet some new ones!. . . .
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YOU ARE INVITED !. Brought to you by the Priory Park Festival in celebration of the 100th birthday of Chichester’s glorious city-centre park, join us for a party to remember! Live music from acts including the great jazz & blues man JOHNNY MARS , enjoy dancing, drinking and music with. . .
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food

Emsworth British Food Fortnight

22 September - 7 October

Emsworth venues

Since its foundation in 2014 the Emsworth British Food Fortnight has not only won National Awards but has become one of the most successful Food events of its type in the UK celebrating local food, local people and Emsworth itself. Emsworth will once again be participating in British Food Fortnight,. . .
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Join us for a 3 course dinner created by our Head Chef, followed by a musical evening from the talented 60’s band The Parlaphones. £35 pp head to our Facebook page for more events. . . .
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Arts food sports

ART, PARACHUTE JUMP, THE HOOSIERS AND MORE!

22 September

Priory Park, Chichester

Poppy display building on the Mound from 9am. Opening Ceremony at 11 am. Chichester Day Hands around the Park with local organisations from 11. 30 am. Art in Action 10. 00 am-4. 00 pm at the Guildhall. Local artists and crafts people demonstrate their work, some on a WW1 theme. . . .
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Outdoors

Sailing Trip on Vintage Oyster Boat

22 September, 09:45

Emsworth Yacht Harbour

Join us for a memorable trip on Chichester Harbour on our beautifully restored vintage working boat. Tickets Adults £20 Child (6-16 years) £10 Friends of Chichester Harbour £16 Whole boat (6 seats) £110 Notes Up to six passengers can be accommodated on any one trip. Published time is when the. . .
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food

YUM Saturday!

22 September, 10:00 - 16:00

| Draper's Yard

YUM Saturday ! is a once a month celebration of local food at Draper’s Yard in Chichester. Every month we welcome a different guest chef and this week will see Shiara and Ian launching their vegan pizza! YUM indeed!. Artisan bread, pastries and the best ever doughnuts from Hampshire Real. . .
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Music theatre

Let's Go Fishing

22 September, 10:00 - 10:45

Performance Marquee, Place St.Maur, Bognor Regis, PO21 1BJ

’Let’s Go Fishing’ a sing-a-long play presented by Making Theatre Gaining Skills and funded by Sussex Community Foundation and DWP , is part of the Southdowns Folk Festival children’s activities. Approx 45minutes long and with free admission. Saturday 22nd 10am & Sunday 23rd 10. 30am. . . .
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Arts

Togi's Team – Art from the Past

22 September, 10:00 - 12:30

Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens

Investigate some of the beautiful art found at Fishbourne and consider why it was made – and by whom. Discover how art was made in the past and try some of the techniques yourself. Togi’s Team is a club for budding young archaeologists aged 6-12 years. Our regular Togi’s Team. . .
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heritage Outdoors

Autumn Fair

22 - 23 September, 10:30 - 17:00

| Parham House and Gardens

A celebration of traditional estate life and all that harvest brings, our annual Autumn Fair presents the very best of homemade food and locally grown produce as well as activities for all ages. With working horse cart rides, estate tours, deer walks, gun dogs and falconry displays, there is plenty. . .
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Storytime

22 September, 11:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
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Storytime

22 September, 11:00 - 11:30

Bognor Regis Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
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food

Autumn Wine Tasting - England Meets Spain

22 September, 14:00 - 19:00

Near Emsworth: venue details on booking

Discover new wines from family-producers at our Autumn Wine Tasting on 22 or 23 Sep. It’s very informal, just drop in between our opening hours. There will be around 20 wines on taste from England, Spain and South Africa. We offer great quality/value all the year round and seek out. . .
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Crafts

Print Your Own Tote Bag

22 September, 14:00 - 17:00

Unlimited Creative

We begin with a quick introduction to screen printing & chat about what makes a good design before creating our images. No experience is necessary to take part in this workshop as we will cover all the techniques required. At the end of the session you will leave with either. . .
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The splendours of Portugal’s musical golden age, in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, are brought to life in this concert by the Cambridge Taverner Choir, who spearheaded the rediscovery of this exquisite repertoire. The greatest Portuguese composers of the age – Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo, and Pedro de. . .
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sports

Velo south Cancelled

23 September

West Sussex

Cancelled because of weather conditions. On the morning of Sunday September 23, 2018, the world famous Goodwood Motor Circuit will welcome 15,000 cyclists onto its hallowed tarmac for the start of the first ever Vélo South – a major new 100 mile closed road sportive for the UK. Whilst renowned. . .
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Arts heritage Music

ART, SEALED KNOT AND MUSIC!

23 September

Priory Park, Chichester

Sealed Knot exercises & camp activities 11. 00 am. Art in Action 10. 00 am-4. 00 pm at the Guildhall. Local artists and crafts people demonstrate their work, some on a WW1 theme. Siege of 1642 at 2. 00 pm: re-enactment of the Siege of Chichester with Sir Marmaduke Rawdon’s. . .
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Outdoors

Sailing Trip on Vintage Oyster Boat

23 September, 10:37

Emsworth Yacht Harbour

Join us for a memorable trip on Chichester Harbour on our beautifully restored vintage working boat. Tickets Adults £20 Child (6-16 years) £10 Friends of Chichester Harbour £16 Whole boat (6 seats) £110 Notes Up to six passengers can be accommodated on any one trip. Published time is when the. . .
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food

Autumn Wine Tasting - England meets Spain

23 September, 14:00 - 19:00

Near Emsworth; venue details on booking

Discover new wines from family producers at our Autumn Tasting 22 or 23 Sep. It’s very informal just drop in between our opening hours. There will be around 20 wines on taste from England, Spain and South Africa. We offer great quality/value all the year round and seek out wines. . .
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food Outdoors

Family Bee Day

23 September, 14:00 - 17:00

| Tuppenny Barn

Come and explore Tuppenny Barn’s very own beehives and find out what it takes to keep hives of your own. Expert advice will be given by our resident beekeeper and there will be activities for adults and children to take part in. Tkts: £4 per adult. Children FREE. . . .
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Find out more about dementia and the support available in the Chichester area from a number of different organisations who will be attending on the day. For further information call Alzheimer’s Society Sussex Helpline on 01403 213017. . . .
Bognor Library

Baby Rhyme Time

24 September, 10:15 - 10:45

Bognor Regis Library

Join our baby rhyme time fun, with rhymes songs and musical instruments. Free of charge!. . . .
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Outdoors

Sailing Trip on Vintage Oyster Boat

24 September, 10:45

Emsworth Yacht Harbour

Join us for a memorable trip on Chichester Harbour on our beautifully restored vintage working boat. Tickets Adults £20 Child (6-16 years) £10 Friends of Chichester Harbour £16 Whole boat (6 seats) £110 Notes Up to six passengers can be accommodated on any one trip. Published time is when the. . .
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heritage

The Edes House tour

24 September, 11:00 - 12:30

| Edes House

If walls could talk . Join us in the wonderful foyer at 10. 45am for the tour to begin at 11. 00am where the story of Edes House begins, starting with a brief overview of life in late Stuart England. Emphasising the development of Chichester and looking at how national events. . .
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Outdoors sports

Priory Park 100: Edwardian Bowls

24 September, 11:00 - 17:00

Priory Park, Chichester

Part of the Priory Park 100 celebrations,come on in to Chichester’s beautiful city-centre park and step back in time for a traditional Edwardian bowls match. Enjoy a cuppa from Fenwicks cafe while you watch the action! Morning session at 11am and afternoon session at 2pm. FREE ENTRY. . . .
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Reiki

24 September, 14:00 - 16:00

| The Hamblin Trust

Experience a Reiki healing session in our Meditation Sanctuary, set in the peaceful grounds of the Hamblin garden. Reiki Masters Richard Fulstow and Derek Hedicker are offering 50-minute sessions at a low-cost rate, to make Reiki healing accessible and affordable. Reiki is helpful in recovery from illness and injury, pain. . .
Willowhale

Library games after school

24 September, 15:00 - 16:30

Willowhale Library

Visit the library to play games and after school. Term time only. Parents and carers are asked to remain with their child during this activity. Free event, just drop in!. . . .
Tuppenny Barn

Beginners Yoga

24 September, 18:00 - 19:15

Tuppenny Barn

For Beginners or those returning to yoga. The class is taught by Joanna Hoath, daughter of Trevor Hoath who teaches yoga at Tuppenny Barn on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Jo has been taught yoga by her father for over 12 years, and is a soon-to-be qualified British Wheel of Yoga Instructor. . .
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Feeling overwhelmed with the amount of choice in the clothes shops? Fed up of wearing the same things over and over? Struggle to find things that fit you well and make you feel confident? See outfits on other people and think – I wish I could wear that? Have you. . .
Chichester Library

Let's Chat

25 September, 10:00 - 11:00

Chichester Library

An Informal English speaking group for those with English as a second language. . . .
Willowhale

Baby Rhyme Time

25 September, 11:15 - 11:45

Willowhale Library

Join our baby rhyme time fun, with rhymes songs and musical instruments. Free of charge!. . . .
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Music

Lunchtime Concert

25 September, 13:10 - 14:00

| Chichester Cathedral

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 charge, and some visitors. . .
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

25 September, 14:00 - 14:30

Bognor Regis Library

Bring your toddler along to share stories, songs and rhymes. Free of charge!. . . .
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Baby Rhyme Time

25 September, 14:00 - 14:30

Chichester Library

Join our baby rhyme time fun, with rhymes songs and musical instruments. Free of charge!. . . .
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Music science

Priory Park 100: STARS AND SINGING!

25 September, 14:00 - 22:30

Priory Park, Chichester

2PM: ASTRONOMY IN THE PARK with SOUTHDOWNS PLANETARIUM ( www. southdowns. org. uk ). 6. 30PM: GET VOCAL COMMUNITY CHOIR CONDUCTED BY JOSEPHINE ALLUMT. 9 PM ASTRONOMY IN THE PARK – NIGHT SKY with SOUTHDOWNS PLANETARIUM. . . .
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sports

Goodwood's Midweek Racing

26 September

Goodwood Racecourse

Our two midweek meetings offer racegoers the perfect chance to enjoy the last of summer sun at a more relaxed pace than some of our other racedays. As such, they offer the perfect opportunity to bring family, friends or work colleagues to sample Goodwood’s delights. Escape the office for a. . .
Pallant House Gallery
Part of Creative Space, a series of practical day courses for those who aren’t sure where to begin. Forget accuracy and work freely with mark-making. Play with charcoal, ink and other drawing materials to make expressive responses to a still life. Prepare to get a bit messy. £85 individual session. . .
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Toddler Time

26 September, 11:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Bring your toddler along to share stories, songs and rhymes. Free of charge!. . . .
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Games Crafts

Relax with Colouring

26 September, 13:30 - 14:30

| Chichester Library

Come and enjoy this peaceful pastime. Help to reduce stress and be creative. Everyone Welcome. Drop In!. . . .
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sports theatre

Priory Park 100: HOCKEY AND HAWKHURST!

26 September, 14:00 - 22:00

Priory Park, Chichester

Join us for Vintage Hockey at 2. 00 pm in the park – FREE OF CHARGE ! – followed by the World Premiere of Greg Mosse’s new play, THE HAWKHURST GANG in the Guildhall at 7. 30 pm. Based on a true story of smugglers in Georgian Chichester, find out. . .
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sports

Mindful Yoga

26 September, 14:30 - 15:45

| The Hamblin Trust

Every Wednesday, Space, Simplicity, Slowness, Connection. Contact Beena 01243 290168. . . .
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Hatha Yoga - Intermediate

26 September, 19:00

Tuppenny Barn

Join in a regular Hatha Yoga class here at Tuppenny Barn. Hatha is the most widely-practised form of Yoga in the UK, it focusses on the health and improvement of both body and mind. The class is led by qualified Yoga instructor Trevor Hoath; more information can be found at www. yogasimply. . . .
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science

HS1 Channel Tunnel Rail Link - David Kelso

26 September, 19:30 - 21:45

County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ

Illustrated presentation detailing the building of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. David Kelso is a Kent resident, ideally situated to regularly observe the building of the high speed rail link through Kent to the Channel Tunnel. David’s presentation will concentrate on the first stage of building from 1999 to 2005. . .
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The future of health screening and boosting your mood. Dr Tom Stubbs, CEO and founder of Chronomics. co. uk is coming to this evening to educate us all about the FUTURE of Health Screening. Have you ever heard of Epigenetics? Chronomics will help you “home test” for environmental factors in. . .
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Music

Singing for all

26 September, 20:30 - 21:30

| The Hamblin Trust

Come and sing with us every Wednesday! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation. Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices and free ourselves to make beautiful music without stress , shame. . .
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Games Crafts

Knit and Knatter

27 September, 10:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Join our friendly knit and natter group. Come and meet new friends and swap tips and ideas – allages and abilities welcome!. . . .
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A fabulous opportunity to see some of the world’s most beautiful vehicles, the Rolls Royce Car parade commences at 11. 00 am, followed by Rolls Royce Car Static Display (until 4. 00 pm). The Hawkhurst Gang (Play) at 7. 30 pm in the Guildhall is based on a true story. . .
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Join us from midday for our second networking event. The event will feature guest speakers, and provide networking opportunites for all types of businesses, and is completely FREE to attend. . . .
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Reiki

27 September, 14:00 - 16:00

| The Hamblin Trust

Experience a Reiki healing session in our Meditation Sanctuary, set in the peaceful grounds of the Hamblin garden. Reiki Masters Richard Fulstow and Derek Hedicker are offering 50-minute sessions at a low-cost rate, to make Reiki healing accessible and affordable. Reiki is helpful in recovery from illness and injury, pain. . .
Brexit
Richard Ashworth MEP for this area will give us a view of the way forward, the challenges and the areas of contention, as the negotiations move to their final stages!. Chosen Charity: Cardiac Risk in the Young ( CRY ) aims to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death. . . .
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Maverick, anarchic, indomitable and fearless: all words that have been used to describe performance artist Liz Aggiss. Born in an era when children were seen and not heard, Liz never had a clue what she wanted to do. She just knew she wanted to be seen and heard. Slap and. . .
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theatre

Cock

28 September - 27 October

| Chichester Festival Theatre

Has John straightened out? After years glued to his boyfriend, the couple have been through a sticky patch, and now John’s attached to someone else. Someone who is different in every single way. But can John give her what she wants, when he’s never been with a woman before?. Funny. . .
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Games

Gaming in the Guildhall

28 September

Guildhall, Priory Park, Chichester

As part of the Priory Park 100 celebrations CGC are taking over the Guildhall on Friday 28th September for a day of free gaming events Free sit down & play demo games. Dungeons & Dragons adventuring. X-Wing Second Edition how to play Plus anything else we can fit in!. . . .
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Crafts

KNIT & NATTER Drop-in

28 September, 09:00 - 12:00

Closs & Hamblin

There is nothing better than knitting together with a whole bunch of yarn lovers who share your passion for beautiful handmade projects. We’re not a knitting class so please bring your own project and material. Even if you haven’t started knitting yet but would like some advice on how and. . .
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Come and Join us for the ‘Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning’ on Friday 28th September from 10. 00am till 12noon. All proceeds will go to the fantastic cancer charity Macmillan. Bring Cake, Buy Cake and Eat Cake all for a great cause. . . .
Pallant House Gallery
Come along to the Gallery’s annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, supported by our headline sponsors, De’Longhi. . . .
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Priory Park 100: Board games and the World Record attempt at the biggest-ever teddy bear’s picnic!. Board War Games in the Guildhall 11. 00 am is followed by an ENORMOUS Teddy Bear Picnic at 3:30 pm. AND WE NEED YOU AND YOUR BEARS !. You are never too old to. . .
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Games

Board Games

28 September, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Scrabble, card games and many more! Bring a group of friends or come and meet some new ones!. . . .
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Nat Steele – vibes. Gabriel Latchin – piano Dario Di Lecce – bass Steve Brown – drums. The quartet performs the music of one of the most successful and influential jazz groups of the 20th century, the Modern Jazz Quartet. Nat is a jazz vibraphone player and drummer based in. . .
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food

The Grape Escape

29 - 30 September

Emsworth - Marquee in South Street Car Park: PO10 7EG

The Grape Escape – is a wine adventure at the heart of this year’s Emsworth British Food Fortnight. It is organised by Emsworth’s four independent wine merchants. Bush Vines, Ivy Wines (Portall, Dingwall & Norris), Hermitage Cellars and Vin Win Merchant. This is a terrific opportunity to taste over 40. . .
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. Set in the beautiful, historic coastal city of Chichester, Meanwhile… Comic Con brings the best of comics, games, guests, geeky merch and cosplay in one full and fun day. Following on from our fantastic first show in 2017, Meanwhile… 2018 will again be taking over Chichester College on 29th. . .
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Come along to our Open Day and have a go on our eGYM Digital machines, join in a class, have an Inbody Composition Analysis, enter our prize draw, get a free Astons gym bag and much more!. Do you have the traditional gyms, feel uncomfortable and want something a bit. . .
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Make your Mother even prouder – The Sequel! Another day of fun in what can be otherwise described as ‘all those fiddly bits explained’ – If you liked the first workshop, why not come back for more sewing fun. Over the course of the day Fiona will help you learn. . .
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Laughter Club

29 September, 10:30 - 12:00

| The Hamblin Trust

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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Spend a wonderful day, or the full 3 sessions, learning all about life drawing using pencil charcoal & watercolour with the super-talented Bridget Woods. PERFECT PROPORTIONS : Saturday, 7th July – using pencil & charcoal you will get to grips with foreshortening and perspective. MEANINGFUL MARK - MAKING : Saturday,. . .
the Hamblin Trust

Laughter Club

29 September, 10:30 - 12:00

| The Hamblin Trust

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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With exhibit homes at the Museum spanning rural life in south east England from 950AD to the Victorian era, join us over this special weekend for fascinating talks and demonstrations about domestic life through the ages. Come and explore our historic houses!. DEMONSTRATIONS. Demonstrations vary daily and are subject to. . .
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Storytime

29 September, 11:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
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Storytime

29 September, 11:00 - 11:30

Bognor Regis Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
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. Priory Park Centenary Cricket Match between Sussex CCC and the a special Duke of Richmond’s 1X from 11:30 am. The Hawkhurst Gang (Play) at 3:00 pm and at 7. 30 pm in the Guildhall. Based on a true story of smugglers in Georgian Chichester, Greg Mosse’s new play is. . .
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Talk by Patricia Godden Bsc PhD dipWESA FAPAI. Patricia’s background is in scientific research and the pharmaceutical industry. An increasing spiritual awareness led her to study with the White Eagle School of Astrology. Chiron is a heavenly body whose orbit generally lies between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus but. . .
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Celebration and commemoration in spectacle, song and solemnity. Bringing the Priory Park 100 celebrations to a close, join us at the mound for a beautiful and moving Drum Head Service at 11:30am. Carrier Pigeon Release at 12. 00 noon, followed by The 100 Choir conducted by Emily Barden and the. . .
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