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Two thirds of Germans had never voted for the Nazis. Catrine Clay recently published a book based on 6 memoirs of Good Germans who stood up to the Nazi regime. Free talk with donation to speaker’s charity. . . .
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Outdoors

Tree Summit

3 - 4 April

Old Court Room, The Council House, North Street

Chichester City Council and Chichester Tree Wardens will be holding the first Tree Summit for the City in April 2020. As part of this celebration of the history and heritage of the trees in Chichester, we will be holding two public events – LET’S GROW A FOREST – on Friday. . .
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Explore the gallery with your little ones. Join us on the first Friday of every month for activities such as storytelling, messy play and games that will get their creative juices flowing. [0 5 years). First session: 10. 15-11am. Second session: 11. 30am-12. 15pm. Children must be accompanied by a. . .
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food

Spring Supper Club at Cowdray

3 April, 19:00 - 23:00

Cowdray Farm Shop & Cafe, Midhurst GU29 0AJ

Spring Supper Club. Enjoy a bespoke set menu inspired by the finest local ingredients and seasonal produce. The Supper Club costs £40 per person. (Drinks available separately). Find out more about the menu and to book. Places are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment. . . .
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On late Spring and Summer evenings – if the skies are clear – we can see some familiar star patterns, including the Great Bear, Leo, (the Lion), Virgo, (the Maiden), Scorpius, (the Scorpion), and many others. From dark locations, the faintly glowing band of the Milky Way will be seen. . .
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Crafts

Fused Glass Workshop

4 April, 10:00 - 12:30

The Studio, Oakwood House, Bognor Regis, PO21 2TJ

Each Saturday my studio is open for workshops. Come and create, either with a friend or by yourself. I will teach you the basics of glass fusing and you will make something beautiful! Sessions are 10. 00-12. 30 or 14. 00-16. 30 – see website £20 per person (plus glass. . .
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The Museum is a wonderful place to visit at Easter. From our traditional Easter weekend to family-friendly Easter activities theres something for everyone!. With the longer days and warmer weather can be enjoyed against the stunning backdrop of our 40-acre site in the South Downs National Park. Easter holiday activities. . . .
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Jackson Pollock – Abstract Art in Action [Art History Course). Explore the work of two extraordinary American Abstract Expressionists, pioneers in both form and style, who created some of the most innovative and culturally resonant images of our times. The source of all my paintings is the unconscious. Jackson Pollocks. . .
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Join us on International Slow Art Day for an introduction to drawing and the art of mindfulness. An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Explore how drawing can be both playful and enriching, and how it can support. . .
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Games

Community Easter Fun Day for Families

5 April, 10:30 - 17:00

Priory Park, Priory Road, Chichester PO19 1LA

Chichester Harbour Rotary Club is running a community Easter Fun Day for families on Sunday 5th April 2020 from 10. 30am to 5. 00pm in Priory Park, Priory Road, Chichester PO19 1LA. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt, childrens rides, games, retail stalls and many more attractions, with a. . .
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Come to the Planetarium for a flight of fancy to explore our planetary neighbours. From the searing surface of our Sun, we head past beautiful blue Earth to the grandest volcanoes and most spectacular canyons in the Solar System, then on to some quite remarkable Moons of Jupiter, and finally. . .
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Go on a bizarre, hilarious and enlightening journey through conceptual art – by making your own!. Learn how to think and act like a conceptual artist, and change your view of art (and museums) forever!. Led by Leo Powell. Leo is an artist educator with over 10 years experience of. . .
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Please see link for more info and to book. 09. 45 3 months to 20 months. 10. 30 20 months to 3 years. . . .
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Are you aged 15 – 17 and interested in working in the arts?. Meet art world professionals on our week long, art careers residency and get an invaluable insight into the real world of arts jobs. This residency will mix idea-exchange and hands-on activities with a member of our Pallant. . .
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Discover the art of making puppets. Animate real puppets and then create your own to take home. Led by Polly Beestone. All workshops take place in the Gallery and are led by professional artist educators. Please drop your children off in time to start at 10. 30am and pick up. . .
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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. Through the rocky reaches of the Asteroid Belt beyond Mars, we. . .
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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. Many of the new planets found to date are giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn in our own Solar System. But astronomers are now. . .
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Are you a Formula One fan? Do you want to own a piece of Formula One history?. Carbon Events present Alistair Gibson internationally renowned sculptor and artist on Tuesday 7th April 2020 6-8:30pm who will be speaking at Pallant House Gallery on his life about Carbon Fibre and Formula 1. . . .
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Learn to create fabulous modern calligraphy. The magic of modern calligraphy is that it doesnt need to be perfect, so everyone will get awesome results and come home with a variety of stunning artworks to inspire them to keep writing beautifully. Children attending this workshop need to be reasonably confident. . .
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The Moon is our nearest neighbour, and many people do not realise what a fascinating world it is. Its phases are also linked to the date of Easter, although not in a simple way!. The commonly stated rule that Easter is the first Sunday after the first Full Moon following. . .
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Tangmere Operations: The Battle of Britain and Beyond. Julie & Nigel Peachey – World War Two historians. . . .
Join us every second Thursday of the month to flex your creative muscles with a different artistic activity every time, have a drink and meet new friends. Each month we use a different theme to get you inspired. Pick a word relating to the months theme from a bowl and. . .
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Discover the art of making puppets. Animate real puppets and then create your own to take home. Led by Polly Beestone. All workshops take place in the Gallery and are led by professional artist educators. Please drop your children off in time to start at 10. 30am and pick up. . .
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Games Outdoors

Duck Race - Family Fun

9 April, 12:30 - 14:00

Fishbourne

Due to the current situation with coronavirus all of our organised walks, events and boat trips have been cancelled until the end of May. However the Harbour is a fabulous place to get out and about in – download the walk guides on our Walking page and enjoy!. Our annual. . .
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Outdoors

Bosham Stroll - Health and Wellbeing

10 April, 10:00 - 12:00

Bosham

Due to the current situation with coronavirus all of our organised walks, events and boat trips have been cancelled until the end of May. However the Harbour is a fabulous place to get out and about in – download the walk guides on our Walking page and enjoy!. A stroll. . .
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We are often treated to clear, crisp nights over the Easter holiday period, and many people take the chance to have a look at the night sky. . . .
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Do you want to learn how to create art that supports the environment?. In this workshop, find out how to make art using environmentally friendly materials. Led by Victoria Hulatt. . . .
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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. Through the rocky reaches of the Asteroid Belt beyond Mars, we. . .
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This show will feature brand new Full Dome Immersive Video sequences and breathtaking images. The Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the lunar surface in their lunar module ‘Eagle’ on July 20, 1969. They were the first of only 12 people to stand on the. . .
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Get ready to make some noise!. Learn how to make a simple electronic synthesizer, and then take it home with you. Imagine, sci-fi soundtracks in the palm of your hand. Led by Leo Powell. Leo is an artist educator with over 10 years experience of working and tutoring in arts. . .
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Journey north to the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circle and watch electrified particles from the Sun spiralling down into the upper atmosphere, where they generate the wonderful colours of the Aurora Borealis or ‘Northern Lights’. Come to the Planetarium to understand how eruptions on the Sun cause displays of. . .
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Tutor: Maisie Minett. Join us for a fabulous half term workshop, especially aimed at children and families. Learning something new is twice the fun when you do it with someone you love. Come along with your family and learn to create lettering together. Have some fun trying out a variety. . .
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Games Outdoors

Mud Hunt - Family Fun

15 April, 10:00 - 11:30

Dell Quay, PO20 7EE

Due to the current situation with coronavirus all of our organised walks, events and boat trips have been cancelled until the end of May. However the Harbour is a fabulous place to get out and about in – download the walk guides on our Walking page and enjoy!. A fun. . .
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Do you think letters of the alphabet have different personalities?. Use your imagination and have fun designing your own giant monogram. Led by Helen Peters. . . .
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I Edward Bawden [Art History Course). When Paul Nash went to teach at the Royal College of Art in 1924 he encountered, as he later put it, ‘an outbreak of talent’. This was no exaggeration. Alongside Barnett Freedman, those he singled out for particular praise included Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden,. . .
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Tutor: Maisie Minett. Join us for a fabulous half term workshop, especially aimed at children and families. Learning something new is twice the fun when you do it with someone you love. Come along with your family and learn to create lettering together. Have some fun trying out a variety. . .
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Design and print your own storybook illustrations, inspired by our current exhibition. Learn drypoint and mono printing techniques, taking inspiration from the lithographs of Barnett Freedman. Led by Janet Sang. . . .
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What is the future of type and lettering?. Our invited speakers will consider the impact of both new technologies and the enduring relevance of traditional media. Emilios Theofanous, Type Designer, Monotype:. Monotype empowers brands through typeface design and technology. Its library features iconic typefaces including Helvetica®, Frutiger®, and Univers® and. . .
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This colourful lecture tells the story of rich eccentric and Surrealist and his Mexican garden, as well as exploring the wider theme of the modern artist-gardener. Entrance charge is £10 on the door or £50 for all lectures in the 2019-20 programme, quarterly Arts Society magazine and invitation to the. . .
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Games sports

Easter Eggstravaganza

17 April

Fontwell Park Racecourse

Hop along to Fontwell Park Racecourse for our Easter Eggstravaganza. This is a great day out for all the family with great racing alongside free entertainment to keep the kids entertained. As if 7 exhilarating races werent enough, we have a number of activities for children to enjoy throughout the. . .
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On late Spring and Summer evenings – if the skies are clear – we can see some familiar star patterns, including the Great Bear, Leo, (the Lion), Virgo, (the Maiden), Scorpius, (the Scorpion), and many others. From dark locations, the faintly glowing band of the Milky Way will be seen. . .
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Our annual Open Weekend is back and bigger than ever. Access the whole of the Gallery for free for two days with activities and taster workshops for all ages. Saturday 10am 5pm. Sunday 11am 5pm. More information to come. Be sure to check our website. . . .
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Outdoors

Hayling Sea Front Walk - Health and Wellbeing

18 April, 10:00 - 13:00

Hayling Island Lifeboat Station

Due to the current situation with coronavirus all of our organised walks, events and boat trips have been cancelled until the end of May. However the Harbour is a fabulous place to get out and about in – download the walk guides on our Walking page and enjoy!. A linear. . .
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Arts Crafts

Wedding Calligraphy Workshop

18 April, 10:00 - 16:00

The Walled Garden, River Ground Stables, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AL

The Modern Calligraphy Co. s Full Day Wedding Workshop will take you through the basics of modern calligraphy, tailored specifically to creating stunning wedding and reception stationery, table & place cards, and more!. This class is suitable for beginners, as well as those who have already attended previous calligraphy workshops. . . .
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Journey north to the frozen wastes of the Arctic Circle and watch electrified particles from the Sun spiralling down into the upper atmosphere, where they generate the wonderful colours of the Aurora Borealis or ‘Northern Lights’. Come to the Planetarium to understand how eruptions on the Sun cause displays of. . .
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Explore and develop as an artist on this comprehensive, experimental spring course. Four days of stimulating and creative studio time, drawing inspiration from our rarely seen archive, collections and spring exhibitions. Rather than working towards a finished piece, you will be encouraged to explore and experiment whilst we focus on. . .
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With Gaia Pollini, therapist and co-author of the bestselling F**k It books. Gaia Pollinis F**k It philosophy has helped hundreds of thousands of people relax, let go and be themselves. So imagine being with Gaia and combining this F**k It philosophy with one of the most powerful psycho-bodily techniques she. . .
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Edward Burra + Barbara Ker-Seymer [Art History Course) When Paul Nash went to teach at the Royal College of Art in 1924 he encountered, as he later put it, ‘an outbreak of talent’. This was no exaggeration. Alongside Barnett Freedman, those he singled out for particular praise included Eric Ravilious,. . .
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Bill Coombes explains the basic working of this iconic machine, how a homebuilt Enigma Machine can be used to produce encoded messages which are unbreakable if used properly!. . . .
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An unexpected aspect of Barnett Freedmans life was his role as a radio broadcaster between 1938 and 1954, captured in the BBC Written Archives. These scripts reveal Freedman as a public figure and a spokesman for the role of art in society at large. His first talk was about Yorkshire. . .
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Arts

Practical art: Find Your Own Painting Style

24 April - 3 July, 10:00 - 12:00

St Michael's Hall, Summersdale Rd, Chichester PO19 6PN

A practical 10-week WEA course on Fridays from 24 April 2020, with a half term break. With experienced tutor and artist Frank Ferrie ( WEA Outstanding Tutor of the Year 2019), the small group of students explore different painting techniques and develop their own style. Please enrol in advance. Online:. . .
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Outdoors

Bird Song - Learning Walk

25 April, 07:30 - 08:30

Cobnor

Due to the current situation with coronavirus all of our organised walks, events and boat trips have been cancelled until the end of May. However the Harbour is a fabulous place to get out and about in – download the walk guides on our Walking page and enjoy!. Join us. . .
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Mark Rothko – In Search of the Sublime [Art History Course) Explore the work of two extraordinary American Abstract Expressionists, pioneers in both form and style, who created some of the most innovative and culturally resonant images of our times. A painting is not a picture of an experience, it. . .
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Music

Come and Sing Gilbert and Sullivan

25 April, 13:00 - 17:30

St Mary's Church Petworth, GU28 OAE

Come and Sing for an afternoon with Fernhurst Choral Society. You’ll be learning, rehearsing and performing songs fromGilbert and Sullivan’s extensive and witty repertoire, including Trial by Jury, The Pirates of Penzance, The Gondoliers, Iolanthe, and H. M. S. Pinafore. It takes place at St Mary’s Church Petworth, GU28 OAE. . . .
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Great news we have teamed up again with Toni from Feed me Momma, due to hug demand of our successful retreat days in the past. Join us for a day of self care and connecting with like minded people. Start with an energetic Yoga flow with Toni (all levels welcome),. . .
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I Eric Ravilious [Art History Course) When Paul Nash went to teach at the Royal College of Art in 1924 he encountered, as he later put it, ‘an outbreak of talent’. This was no exaggeration. Alongside Barnett Freedman, those he singled out for particular praise included Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden,. . .
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Andrew Gibson will tell the story of the’ Waterway of Woe’ a description often applied to Chi Canal. From the aspirations, finances and failure leading to the current success and future plans. . . .
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The Gentle Author of the Spitalfields Life blog traces the evolution of painting in Londons East End and the changing nature of its streets as captured by artists through the last century. This illustrated talk will explore the work of artists before and after Barnett Freedman, including Pearl Binder, Anthony. . .
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