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Printmaking [6+ yrs). Wed 28 Aug. 10. 30am – 3. 30pm. £35. Have a go at screen printing and transform an old t-shirt with a bold new design. We will start the day exploring the exhibitions in the Gallery and taking sketches, documenting patterns and text to incorporate into our. . .
wonderful wednesdays
Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August!. A list of activities will be uploaded to this page in advance of each Wonderful Wednesday and a flyer and map will be available on arrival. Please note that some activities have. . .
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Literature

Virginia McKenna Talk

21 August, 13:30 - 16:00

Boxgrove Village Hall

Virginia, the celebrated actress, and wildlife campaigner will talk about her life, animal conservation work and writing. Welcome refreshments from 1. 30pm. Visitors welcome – £8. 00 on the door. Talk at 2pm. . . .
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For 2019 the Weald & Downland Living Museum have introduced open-air cinema to their Summer Season of cultural evenings. Come a long and watch the critically-acclaimed, feel-good movie of the year ‘Mary Poppins Returns’. In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited. . .
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Chichester Summer Street Party. North and East Street will be packed with a carousel, Street Food Stands, Entertainment and plenty of people having lots of fun. Entertainment is running from 4-8pm. As per our usual standard we like to party at Sit & Sip so we will be offering ALL. . .
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Chichester Summer Street Party

22 August, 16:00 - 20:00

Chichester City Centre

Chichester District Council and Chichester BID are working in partnership to create this exciting summer evening event. Plans include a wealth of entertainment for all ages from a carousel to face painting. Visitors will be able to relax in deckchairs around the city and enjoy a whole host of delicious. . .
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For 2019 the Weald & Downland Living Museum have introduced open-air cinema to their Summer Season of cultural evenings. Come-along and watch the critically-acclaimed film of 2019 ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and. . .
retro and vintage
If you’re looking for that perfect outfit for the Goodwood Revival, or just something special for your wardrobe, you won’t want to miss our annual Retro & Vintage Affair. The event has grown in popularity over the years and is now a highlight of our fundraising calendar. The Retro &. . .
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From a breath-taking firework display on the Friday evening after racing, to heaps of family fun on Saturday and Sunday, this magical three-day fixture rekindles the summer holidays of yesteryear, complete with a traditional fairground, donkey rides and replica beach front. Tickets from £12 (under 18s go free). . . .
Stansted House
This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner. . . .
guitar orchestra
Outstanding learning and performing opportunities through repertoire and technique classes, ensemble playing, guitar orchestra, student courses, individual lessons and solo masterclasses. Working with internationally acclaimed artists you will study in an ensemble group according to your level (Grade 2 and above). Includes a guitar open day and an evening concert. . .
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This August Bank Holiday, The Partridge Inn in Singleton will be hosting their second annual Beer Festival. A fun filled family event, the Beer Festival will feature lots of great local music, delicious food and a variety of specially selected beer and ale. The Festival will take place on Saturday. . .
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Arts

Pet Photoshoot day at Seacombe and Co.

24 August

Seacombe and Co. 19 City Business Centre, Chichester Po198DU

Paws and Claws photography shall be holding a pet photoshoot day at Seacombe and Co. which is located a 1 minute walk from Chichester Train station. Any pets are welcome to come along for a photoshoot at this event, and booking in advance is essential. A £10 booking fee applies. . . .
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Outdoors

Canoe Safari

24 August, 13:00 - 16:00

Meet: Cobnor Activities Centre, Cobnor Point, Chidham, Chichester, PO18 8TE. Free parking.

A fun session in rafted open canoes (no previous skill required) in partnership with Cobnor Activities Centre to both hear about the Harbour’s wildlife and to have a go at canoeing, with qualified instructors. Bring extra footwear to get wet (that stays on, not flipflops) and a change of clothes. . .
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Come and enjoy ‘Old Herbaceous’ in outdoor threate at the Weald & Downland Living Museum. Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips", Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced. . .
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After an informative walk around the hedgerows at Tuppenny Barn exploring superstitions and folklore, Christine from The Hedgerow Apothecary will demonstrate how to make Elderberry Rob, a soothing cordial for sore throats and chesty coughs, and Bramble vinegar traditionally used as a gargle to ease prickly throats. You will have. . .
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Games

Community Open Day

25 August, 12:00 - 16:00

Brewery Fields, Chichester

One of Chichester’s best-kept secrets, Brewery Field is a beautiful open space behind the West Sussex Records Office, reserved for community use. From 1751 to 1954, the field, complete with dray horses for deliveries, was the site of the Westgate Brewery, which produced beer for inns and pubs across West. . .
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Sunday 25th August is the last of this years Bank Holiday weekends. Booooo! But don’t worry, we’re bringing back the bank holiday entertainment with Dj’s and live music from 3pm until late. It’s the last bank holiday of the year – let’s make the most of it!!. We’ve got expertly. . .
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Introducing ‘The Nova Foresta Classical Players’ to the Weald & Downland Living Museum for a relaxed evening under the stars with music by the Museum’s millpond. The Nova Foresta Classical Players was founded in 2017 by Cellist/Conductor Philip Daish-Handy and Pianist Martin Penrose. The Orchestra specialise in music from the. . .
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Arts

Phone Photography Workshop

26 August, 10:00 - 14:00

Nutbourne

Want to take stunning photos with your mobile phone?. No matter what phone you’ve got and how experienced you are you can always improve your photographic skill. We’ll start by revealing the secrets of incredible photos. I will give you some tips on how to capture brilliant shots. You will. . .
HeartSmart walks
Time: 30mins Distance: 1 mile. A flat walk at a gentle pace, suitable for beginners. Meet: Chichester Canal, Basin Road, Chichester PO19 8DT. By Car: From Chichester city centre go south along Basin Road to Canal Wharf. Limited parking but plenty of public car parks available in the city. By. . .
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Outdoors sports

Heart Smart Walks - Emsworth

27 August, 14:00 - 15:00

Emsworth

Time/Distance: 1 hour/3 miles (longer walk), 30 minutes/1 mile (shorter walk). Come along to enjoy a picturesque walk from the New Life Christian Church car park, through Emsworth Yacht Club, out along the embankment onto the Thorney Island West Coast footpath. There is a gentle slope onto the footpath, but. . .
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Come and watch one of Shakespeare’s classics at the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s outdoor theatre ‘Romeo & Juliet’ – a show not to be missed, book online to save disappointment!. You are invited to an exclusive, glittering red-carpet event attended by notorious celebrity families, The Montagues and the Capulets. . . .
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Religion

Zeta 3: Belief

27 August, 19:30 - 21:30

Muchos Nachos, 140 Whyke Road, PO19 8HT

Join us in Muchos Nachos from 19. 30 on Tuesday 27th August to hear from Andrew Edmondson, who will present the third session of the Zeta Course. Zeta is a positive, non-religious alternative to the Christian Alpha Course. This session will consider: -How our brains create beliefs. -The consequences of. . .
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Outdoors

Crabbing Competition

28 August, 10:00 - 11:30

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

Join us at high tide for a crabbing competition off the quay. Meet promptly to learn the rules and then off you go. Prizes for the winners. Bring a bucket and a crabbing line if you can, but we will have a limited number to borrow. We will provide bait. . . .
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Rip, cut and stack, experimenting with pop-up techniques to construct your own architectural sculpture. The day begins with some warm up activities, followed by an exploration of the exhibition spaces, focusing on abstract art works. We will make sketches of these works and will also respond in a theatrical way,. . .
wonderful wednesdays
Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August!. A list of activities will be uploaded to this page in advance of each Wonderful Wednesday and a flyer and map will be available on arrival. Please note that some activities have. . .
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Come and watch one of Shakespeare’s classics at the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s outdoor theatre ‘Romeo & Juliet’ – a show not to be missed, book online to save disappointment!. You are invited to an exclusive, glittering red-carpet event attended by notorious celebrity families, The Montagues and the Capulets. . . .
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heritage

Bishops, Sex and Money a presentation by Tony Stratford

28 August, 19:30

St George’s Parish Centre, Cleveland Road,PO19 7AD

Tony Stratford was a Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) at the Tower of London. . . .
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This free introductory talk by local osteopath Mark McCall will answer the questions: What is Osteopathy? How does it work? Is it suitable for me? What can I expect from a treatment?. Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment that restores your body to its natural balanced state. It’s. . .
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A doting husband, a troubled writer and a loaded gun. A vital exploration of motherhood, power and sabotage, this play by Cordelia Lynn breathes new life into Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. . . .
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Outdoors sports

Stream Walk

30 August, 16:00 - 17:30

Meet: the end of Fishbourne Road East near the A27 flyover (with the pedestrian underpass), known ‘as the road behind Tesco’, Chichester. Roadside parking.

Fri 30 August 4pm 1½ hrs. Stream Walk. A short but perfectly formed real adventure – swish through the reeds, squelch through the mud and splash through the water on our adventure into the Harbour itself and up the Fishbourne Meadows stream. It gets more than knee deep in places. . . .
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. The Mantic Muddlers, Silver Threads & Fate The Juggler. Across 2-nights, 6 bands will delight guests at the Weald & Downland Living Museum starting with Friday night’s ‘Music at the Museum’ featuring:. The Mantic Muddlers who have a soundscape that pays tribute to the rich history of Roots music,. . .
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Games Crafts heritage

Living History Day

31 August

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

Join us for an exciting day of ‘Living History’ on the lawn in front of Cowdray Heritage. Step back in time as you meet re-enactors in Medieval dress, watch a knight’s foot tournament and see birds of prey. Listen to stories and fables by the storyteller. Take part in have-a-go. . .
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Old-world glamour is never outdated. Get yourself Revival-ready at The Kennels Vintage Market as our wonderful stall holders return to showcase iconic clothing and accessories from bygone eras. Admission is complimentary and non-members are very welcome to attend however, we do ask that you register your free admission. . . .
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Find out about the production of textiles, with a focus on wool and flax, as well as the later stages of spinning, weaving, braiding and natural dyeing. There is much to inspire modern makers from the skills of the past. There will also be a display of some of the. . .
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Brogue, Southerlies & The Ed Goodale Band. The second in a 2-night musical weekend at the Weald & Downland Living Museum, these three well-known local bands will be performing:. Brogue – A Sussex-based Irish Folk trio who are very popular on the local music scene. Their lively mixture of jigs,. . .
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After a nostalgic day at the Vintage Market, we’ll be turning down the lights and reliving the good time spirit, doo-wop music of swing and the rock ‘n’ roll sound of the ’50s. Tickets are £25 per person, includes welcome drink. BBQ available to purchase on the night. . . .
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