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Games

Easter Trail

6 - 20 April, 10:00 - 17:00

| The Novium Museum

Follow our Easter Trail through the museum and find the hidden eggs to claim your Easter reward! Look out for an appearance from the Easter Bunny on Friday 19 – Saturday 20 April. £2 per child. Drop in – no need to book. Why not book an Easter craft session. . .
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Hop aboard for an Easter adventure and meet the elusive Easter Bunny. Designed for younger members of the family, our Easter Bunny boat trips take about an hour and 20 minutes and you get to meet the Easter Bunny. The boats are brightly decorated for Easter and there is usually. . .
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Outdoors sports

Harbour Hares: Hayling Sea Front

20 April, 09:00 - 11:30

Hayling Island Lifeboat Station, PO11 9SL

A faster paced linear walk of 5 miles along Hayling seafront with Judi Darley, Conservancy walk leader. We will meet initially at Hayling Lifeboat Station and then go by minibus to the start point by the Langstone Harbour Office. Bring a snack and drink for a coffee break. Fee: £5. . .
the Hamblin Trust
A new study group with Tracey McEachran. Attendance at each session is recommended for full benefit. An insightful journey into personal development through six titles. Some work between sessions will be required. “Never underestimate the power of a group to facilitate positive change for the individual. " Tracey McEachran. 19. . .
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Join Melanie and learn how to make adorable crochet baskets which can be used in a myriad of ways throughout your home or office. In this workshop, you’ll learn a basic basket pattern that can be adapted in many ways. If you have mastered double crochet, you should have no. . .
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All are welcome to the Chichester Yacht Club Open Day. Come along and find out how you can join our friendly club and enjoy being out on the water this summer. . . .
Chichester Library

Storytime

20 April, 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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Dance

Martlet Sword and Morris Men

20 April, 11:00

Chichester City Cross and North Street

The Martlet Sword and Morris Men will be dancing at the Chichester- Chartres Twinning Celebrations. . . .
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food

Spring Wine Tasting

20 April, 14:00 - 19:00

Near Emsworth (details on Booking)

Discover new wines – some organic – many award-winners – at great prices from Spain, England, South Africa and New Zealand. Our Informal Wine Tastings are popular – booking essential. Join us this Easter! Find out more on our website. . . .
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Hop aboard for an Easter adventure and meet the elusive Easter Bunny. Designed for younger members of the family, our Easter Bunny boat trips take about an hour and 20 minutes and you get to meet the Easter Bunny. The boats are brightly decorated for Easter and there is usually. . .
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We are bringing you the best combination this Easter – Live music, Cocktails, Gin, Bubbles and more…The Purchases garden has it all this Easter Sunday!. Sit back and relax all weekend as the music begins on Sunday afternoon with live music playing across the garden. Grab a table early, order. . .
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Families are warmly welcomed to enjoy some Easter fun at Parham. With a garden trail, face painting, craft activities and storytelling, there is something for everyone. . . .
St Pauls Chichester
Easter Sunday Liturgy. . . .
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Outdoors

Bird Song at Snow Hill

21 April, 07:30 - 09:00

Meet: on the green, West Wittering Village (opposite The Landing Café) PO20 8AJ. Roadside parking, allow time to park and walk to the meet point.

Listen to and learn the songs of the birds heard in the trees and hedgerow at Snow Hill. With naturalist John Arnott. Fee: £5 on the day. Image: cettis warbler. . . .
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The hunt is on! Jade has lost her treasure; help her find it by looking around the walled courtyard garden in search of the golden coins. Find three of them and she will reward each child with a homemade chocolate Rice Krispie cake topped with Cadbury mini eggs from her. . .
St Pauls Chichester
Religion

Easter Sunday Service

21 April, 10:00 - 11:30

St Paul's Chichester

Easter Service – All Welcome. . . .
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food

Spring Wine Tasting

21 April, 14:00 - 19:00

Near Emsworth (details on Booking)

Discover new wines – some organic – many award-winners and great value from Spain, England, South Africa & New Zealand. Our Informal Tastings are very popular – booking is essential. Join us this Easter!. if you would like to receive early invitations to Tastings go to our Home Page and. . .
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Easter Bunny Trips

22 April

Chichester

Hop aboard for an Easter adventure and meet the elusive Easter Bunny. Designed for younger members of the family, our Easter Bunny boat trips take about an hour and 20 minutes and you get to meet the Easter Bunny. The boats are brightly decorated for Easter and there is usually. . .
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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. 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. . .
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SOSA Dance Fitness Class

22 April, 19:00 - 19:50

The studio at CrossFit Chichester

A fun and fabulous fitness class, using authentic steps and styling from over 35 different international dance styles. It doesn’t matter if you have never danced a step in your life, this class is all about having fun!. . . .
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To herald the coming of the Trail at the beginning of May, we hold a Preview Exhibition at the Oxmarket during the third week in April. Each Trail artist provides a piece of work for this show. The idea is to help visitors make a choice about which artists to. . .
Chichester Library

Let's Chat

23 April, 10:00 - 11:00

Chichester Library

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

Baby Rhyme Time

23 April, 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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Start off your St. George’s Day celebrations with a glass of ‘Bolney Bubbly’ before a delicious three-course meal. Each course will be paired with wines from The Bolney Estate, nestled on the South Downs and one of the oldest vineyards in the UK. £75 per person, includes welcome drink, canapes. . .
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Take the locked room, thrilling intensity of Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’ and place it in Stephen King’s hotel from ‘The Shining’ and you get ‘The Last’, a high concept murder mystery set at the end of the world. On World Book Night join author Hanna Jameson in. . .
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Religion

Effective Altruism: An Introduction

23 April, 19:30 - 21:30

Muchos Nachos, 140 Whyke Road, PO19 8HT

Join Chichester Humanists at 19. 30 in Muchos Nachos on Tuesday 23rd April to hear from George Bridgwater on Effective Altruism. George is the Events Officer at the University of Southampton’s Effective Altruism Society. He will be giving an introductory talk about the key ideas that underpin the Effective Altruism. . .
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food

Coffee Club

24 April, 10:00 - 11:00

| Q Hair & Beauty Salon

Every Wednesday we hold our Coffee club from 10am – 11am! Do you know someone who would benefit from our friendly atmosphere, a chat and most of all… freshly ground coffee and croissants! No booking needed, just turn up!. . . .
Chichester Library

Toddler Time

24 April, 11:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

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

Relax with Colouring

24 April, 13:30 - 14:30

Chichester Library

Come and enjoy this peaceful pastime. Help to reduce stress and be creative. Everyone Welcome. Drop in!. . . .
the Hamblin Trust

Meditation for Everyone

24 April, 14:00 - 15:00

Hamblin Library

These friendly, welcoming sessions, held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, are open to members and visitors alike to explore different methods of meditating in beautiful surroundings in our meditation snctuary, situated in the grounds of the Hamblin Centre. No previous experience of meditating is required, indeed,. . .
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Prenatal Pilates

24 April, 19:00 - 19:50

The studio at CrossFit Chichester

Friendly, supportive group prenatal pilates classes to help you look after your body throughout pregnancy, and prepare for the forthcoming birth and postnatal period. . . .
the Hamblin Trust

Heart Community Meetings

24 April, 19:00 - 21:00

Hamblin Library

Meetings held fortnightly in the library at the Hamblin Centre, Join this new community which provides a safe, expertly-held space in which to share challenges, joys and experiences. Meditation techniques and heart-opening mantras will be used, as well as other effective tools to bring change and freedom. The Heart Community. . .
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Join me at Petal & Bird HQ in Chichester to learn how to make your own lasting Paper Peony. I will teach you step by step how to make your flower that you can treasure. Where– Petal & Bird, 34 Armadale Road, Chichester, PO19 7NR. Cost– £30 each (includes all. . .
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Victorian Education - Dr Ruth Brown

24 April, 19:30

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

Dr Ruth Brown talks about education in Victorian times with reference to her research in Littlehampton schools. . . .
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London Underground Then and Now - Brian Hardy

24 April, 19:30 - 21:45

County Hall, West Street, Chichester. PO19 1RQ

Brian Hardy is an acknowledged and well known expert on London Underground with a particular emphasis on Rolling Stock. He is the author of many books including the renowned Capital Transport London Underground Rolling Stock series. He has also edited the. London Underground Railway Society monthly magazine ’Underground News. Brian’e. . .
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Me Time Pilates for Mums

24 April, 20:00 - 20:50

The studio at CrossFit Chichester

Evening classes so you can take time out for you! Core stability, pelvic floor & postural alignment remain focus areas in these classes. Suitable for Mums from 6 months postnatal to any age, whether your ""baby"" is 6 months, 6 years or 16 years old!?. . . .
the Hamblin Trust

Singing for all

24 April, 20:30 - 21:30

Hamblin Hall

Come sing with us! Everyone is welcome to this series of workshops in which we  we will sing together for enjoyment, health and relaxation and  run by Marcus James Sly.   Together we will create a safe and welcoming space to explore our voices, and free ourselves to make beautiful. . .
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Dance sports

BalletBeFit Feel Young 65 years+

25 April, 09:00 - 09:50

The studio at CrossFit Chichester

You are never too old to dance! Feel Young classes are specially designed for those aged 65 years + and who want a gentle paced class to help improve strength, mobility and balance. No dance experience is needed. . . .
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Dance sports

BalleBeFit Ballet Fitness Workout

25 April, 10:00 - 10:50

The studio at CrossFit Chichester

A ballet workout involves a range of dance based movements, designed to improve balance, build strength & coordination and burn calories. We focus on the muscle groups involved in each movement, to create an effective workout that improves strength, tone and flexibility. This class is suitable for all levels, including. . .
Chichester Library
Crafts

Knit and Knatter

25 April, 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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Postnatal Pilates Level 2 Clases

25 April, 11:00 - 12:00

The studio at CrossFit Chichester

It can come as quite a surprise just how much pregnancy, childbirth and looking after a baby can take its toll on the body. Certain muscles may become tight, weak or imbalanced.  Post natal pilates classes can help to improve strength and restore balance.  Particular attention is paid to looking after the. . .
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By: Lindsay Maclean. Founder of iElevate and Author of ‘Speak up and be Heard’. Session: This workshop is a taster session of Lindsay’s approach to presentation skills. She’ll introduce you to some practical techniques that will help you manage nerves, increase your presence and make an impact in all situations;. . .
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Talk by Mark Robers. The archaeological project at Downley was initiated to find the lost hunting lodge of the Earls of Arundel within the deer park. However, as well as finding Tudor structures and artefacts there is also a background scatter of earlier Medieval material and a host of Roman. . .
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Pilates Class - “Control”

25 April, 19:00 - 19:50

The studio at CrossFit Chichester

This class focusses on establishing the fundamentals of Pilates, moving at a pace that ensures everyone is able to execute each exercise with good technique and to their own individual level.  Suitable for beginners upwards. . . .
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Chichester Pickers is an informal Acoustic Music club which meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening. We do not “plug in” but one large condenser mic is provided for all. We welcome all musical genres and all skill levels, as long as you can entertain a listening audience for up. . .
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Pilates Class - “Flow”

25 April, 20:00 - 20:50

The studio at CrossFit Chichester

For those who have some prior experience of Pilates and are ready for a more challenging class.  Flow incorporates the fundamentals of Pilates with a greater focus on the smooth transition between each exercise to create movements that are not only elegant, but challenge strength and enhance the mind body. . .
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Hugh Bonneville plays the celebrated Narnia writer C. S. Lewis in this much-loved, multi award-winning play about his life-changing relationship with New York poet Joy Gresham. . . .
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Prenatal Pilates

26 April, 10:30 - 11:20

The studio at CrossFit Chichester

Friendly, supportive group prenatal pilates classes to help you look after your body throughout pregnancy, and prepare for the forthcoming birth and postnatal period. . . .
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Fish & Chips Cruise

26 April, 18:00 - 19:45

Chichester

A relaxing cruise and dine option. A generous portion of fish and chips from Chichester’s own award winning LA Fish, tea or coffee, one glass of wine, real ale or fruit juice are all included on our cruise which takes around 2 hours. Additional wine or beer is available to. . .
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If you have not been to one or our suppers before, then here is a brief explanation. It’s a set dinner (although we make allowances for dietary requirements, so please ask) and any drinks are in addition. We have a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks and will be. . .
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St George’s Day Dinner. Price of £29. 50 includes a welcome drink on arrival. Available to book online (see below) now. . . .
Back for its second year, Chichester Marina Boat Show will be held on 27th and 28th April from 10. 30 – 16. 30 and promises to be a great day out for the whole family!. Alongside an array of new and pre-owned sailing and power boats, this time round it. . .
the Hamblin Trust

Laughter Club

27 April, 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. . . .
Chichester Library

Storytime

27 April, 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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Outdoors

Chichester Harbour Conservancy Open Day

27 April, 11:00 - 15:00

Harbour Ofiice, The Street, Itchenor, PO20 7AW

All our activities in and around the Harbour will be on display for the day. Vessels on show will include RIBs, the barge and the Victorian Oysterboat Terror. Free short trips on our solar powered boat, Solar Heritage will be available, numbers are limited so be sure to pick up. . .
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Pie & Mash Cruise

27 April, 12:15 - 14:00

Chichester Canal

A relaxing cruise and dine option. A choice of three pies, mash, mushy peas and gravy from Chichester’s own award winning Turner’s Pies, a vanilla ice cream from Caroline’s Dairy in Birdham, tea or coffee, one glass of wine, real ale or fruit juice are all included on our cruise. . .
the Hamblin Trust

Astrology: Eclipses

27 April, 14:00 - 16:00

Hamblin Library

Astrology lecture with astrologer Patricia Godden. Solar and lunar eclipses occur twice a year on average but solar eclipses can happen up to five times a year. Each solar eclipse belongs to one of a series of saros cycles. Each saros cycle and eclipse have certain characteristics. The significance of. . .
the Hamblin Trust

The Law of Attraction

27 April, 14:00 - 16:00

Hamblin Hall

A workshop with Nikki Whent. This workshop will clarify the concept of the Law of Attraction and show you how to increase your chances of making it work for you. A lot has been written and said about the concept of the Law of Attraction in recent years. What many. . .
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A Taste of Spain. Start looking forward to the summer months when our latest pop-up evening visits Spain. Enjoy the kitchen’s take on some Spanish classics with their tasty tapas style dishes. Sit back and enjoy a glass (or two) of Sangria as the chefs send out small plates of. . .
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Music

Pelynt Male Choir & MRC Jazz Band Concert

27 April, 19:00

Midhurst Rother College Theatre, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DT

A concert that promises to ‘Raise the Roof’. The talented Pelynt Male Choir from Cornwall are on the road and visiting Midhurst with their musical talent. At a recent concert they were said to have ‘Rasied the roof’ and are sure to do so again. Joining them is the Midhurst. . .
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Outdoors

Plant Fair

28 April

Arundel Castle

Within the grounds of Arundel Castle, over 20 specialist nurseries will be exhibiting and selling a wide range of locally grown, good quality, interesting, and often unusual, plants, bulbs and shrubs. For those wishing to buy Plant Fair tickets, please see below. Standard admission tickets include admission to the Plant. . .
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Crafts

Serenity Fayres

28 April

Felpham Community Hall, Meaden Way, Felpham, PO22 8FA

Serenity Fayres working with CancerWise. Holistic, Spiritual, Pamper and Crafts. 28th April 2019. £3. 00 entrance fee – Open 12. 00 – 5. 00 pm. . . .
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Outdoors

Bird Song on Thorney Island

28 April, 07:30 - 09:00

Meet: junction of Thorney Road and Thornham Lane, Thorney Island, PO10 8BL. Roadside parking.

Listen to and learn the songs of the birds in the reedbeds and hedgerows on Thorney Island. With naturalist John Arnott. Fee: £5 on the day. Image: kestrel – George Spragg. . . .
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Afternoon Tea

28 April, 14:30 - 16:15

Chichester

Enjoy the canal scenery while relaxing with an afternoon tea. Scones with jam and cream, dainty finger sandwiches, tasty sweet treats and lots of tea equals heaven for many Brits! All of this is included on our afternoon tea cruise which takes around 2 hours and includes a choice of. . .
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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. . .
the Hamblin Trust

Chi Kung - Every Monday

29 April, 14:30 - 15:30

Hamblin Hall

Chi Kung is a really powerful system of exercise which combines breath, movement, and awareness to promote good health. A Chi Kung class teaches simple exercises that can be done in a few minutes at home, and provides a space where you can tune into what your body needs. Chi. . .
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SOSA Dance Fitness Class

29 April, 19:00 - 19:50

The studio at CrossFit Chichester

A fun and fabulous fitness class, using authentic steps and styling from over 35 different international dance styles. It doesn’t matter if you have never danced a step in your life, this class is all about having fun!. . . .
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Volunteer Coffee Morning

30 April, 10:00 - 12:00

The Novium Museum

Join us for a special volunteers coffee morning and find out more about the exciting volunteering opportunities we have available. Whether you are passionate about history, looking to meet new people or hoping to gain new skills, we have a role that is right for you. We are particularly looking. . .
Chichester Library

Let's Chat

30 April, 10:00 - 11:00

Chichester Library

An Informal English speaking group for those with English as a second language. . . .
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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. . .
the Hamblin Trust

Aurora Gatherings

30 April, 13:45 - 15:30

Hamblin Library

The Aurora Gathering (formerly Cygnus Community Cafe Gatherings) are an inspiration to offer “places to meet for open heart to heart communications, free from mind-sets, belief systems or dogmas”.   All welcome. Donations welcomed. . . .
Chichester Library

Baby Rhyme Time

30 April, 14:00 - 14:30

Chichester Library

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

Anyone can Meditate Course

30 April - 28 May, 18:30 - 20:00

Hamblin Library

An Introduction to Meditation: 5-week evening course with Andrew Henley, until May 28. Meditation is the ancient scientific process of internal exploration for achieving ‘self-mastery’. Apply this to your life in the modern world and start noticing the difference it makes! This practical six-week course provides the tools necessary to. . .
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The Record Office holds the archives of Chichester Festival Theatre. This talk by Katherine Slay will showcase examples of all types of records in the collection, and also look briefly at how the catalogue was compiled. Limited tickets at £8 (non-refundable); must be purchased in advance on 01243 753602. Refreshments. . .
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