. . CLASSES IN WEST SUSSEX – adult and children beginners taught by Vidya Thirunarayan in Chichester on Tuesday evenings. Start the new year with an energetic and creative weekly class, with an opportunity to learn something new whilst keeping fit!. Bharata Natyam is a classical Indian dance form from. . .
Up to four scheduled boat trips daily from 17 th February until 3 rd November. . Our scheduled boat trips operate from the Canal Basin providing 75 minute return trips. A friendly volunteer crew are on board and will be happy to answer questions about the canal history, points of. . .
Afternoon Tea and Guided Tours of Goodwood House are open most Sundays and Mondays, from 3rd March until 28th October 2019, between 1pm – 4. 30pm (last entry 4pm). – £25 per person. NEW for 2019, Goodwood House is open for Afternoon Tea between 11th -14th February and 17th –. . .
Reel Life in the Ancient World. This exciting exhibition revisits one of the most popular periods of history, Ancient Rome, for an entirely new take on one of the world’s great civilisations. The Roman era has inspired storytellers from William Shakespeare to Stanley Kubrick. This exhibition brings together an outstanding. . .
YogaBellies for Pregnancy is a safe, inclusive class to take time out for yourself, stretch and strengthen your body as your pregnancy progresses. Learn postures to help alleviate the common ailments of pregnancy, learn breathing techniques and positions for birth and meet other Mummas-to-be, in a safe and inclusive space. . . .
A firm but gentle yoga practice for all levels, sizes and age of yogi. A style created just for women, focusing on hormonal and spiritual balance. Our unique blend of aromatherapy and soothing yoga flow makes this a wonderful session for you to stretch, relax and leave feeling refreshed and. . .
A 6-week course with NVC trainer Jo McHale (MPhii, Cpsychol, Certified Trainer in NVC since 2001). Whether our tendencies are towards either avoidance or reactivity, confrontation and criticism when things aren’t going our way, Nonviolent Communication ( NVC ) shows us how to show up fully, whilst still showing respect. . .
A significant display of the work of German-born artist Walter Nessler (1912 – 2001), who emigrated to Britain in the 1930s. Though not Jewish, he opposed fascist ideology and was denounced as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazi regime. This exhibition examines the breadth and versatility of Nessler’s artistic practice from his. . .
The 2019 Festival will take place from 15 June to 14 July and the Box Office is now open. Exciting plans are afoot for a wealth of events covering classical music, rock, jazz, blues, folk and world music, plus exhibitions, theatre, book talks with authors, poetry, cinema, walks and tours. . .
Award-winning artist Heather Gray-Newton is exhibiting paintings and sculptures in the charming Sculpture Garden Studio. Heather will be showing large and medium-sized paintings, original drawings and small sculptures. Admission free. No disabled access. Opening times: SUNDAY , JUNE 16, 10. 30AM-5. 30PM. SATURDAY , JUNE 22, 10. 30AM-5. 30PM. SUNDAY. . .
Exhibition of 30 garden sculptures in a beautiful setting. Also, house and large garden studio containing smaller sculptures, paintings and prints. BBC 1 TV documentary film on Susan Hadley’s sculptures showing Wednesday evenings at 7. 30pm, June 19 and June 26. Booking advisable. Telephone 01243 774142. Admission free. No disabled. . .
Terence Rattigan’s devastating examination of love and solitude, set in London in 1951, offers one of the twentieth century’s finest leading roles for a woman. Nancy Carroll plays Hester Collyer in this new production, alongside Hadley Fraser and Gerald Kyd. . . .
Grete Marks – also known as Margret Marks or Margarete Heymann – was one of the earliest female students of the Bauhaus School. This exhibition celebrates a lesser known aspect of the artist’s creative practice through a series of intimate portrait paintings and drawings from the 1920s and 1930s. Marks. . .
Looking at the far-reaching influence of one of the region’s most influential artists. Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) moved to a woodland near Petworth in 1940, from where he painted for the next 40 years. His influence is still felt today. His work will be shown alongside other influential painters including Howard. . .
A fresh look at one of Britain’s most admired modern artists, whose paintings brought continental colour to the English landscape. Ivon Hitchens (1893 – 1979) is much-loved for his landscape paintings featuring swathes of bright colour, many painted in the open air surrounding his secluded Sussex home. Yet there is. . .
A photographic meditation on the hinterland of Sussex. How connected are we to our local landscapes? How can an essence of a place be captured?. A new series of photographic, video- and sound-based landscape studies by artist-photographer Simon Roberts explores these questions as he journeys on foot through the wild. . .
It’s that beautiful time of year again. Long, lazy afternoons spilling with sunshine and tennis. Yes, Wimbledon is back – it’s officially SUMMER !. We’re celebrating the season the only way we know how – fresh local strawberries (Marinated in Pinot Noir of course) and cream, plus our new twisted. . .
A chance to see a new series of watercolours by artist, Gordon Rushmer. In this travelling exhibition, Accents on the Landscape – Ancient Churches of West Sussex, there is a chance to enjoy the detailed work of this well-known artist, created for the Horsham Year of Culture. Short drop-in talks. . .
A variety of subject matter within the exhibition of paintings and drawings by Catherine Barnes. An opportunity to see her dramatic seascapes on canvas and drawings on paper, along with more emotive abstract landscapes. Also the museum series, depicting ancient figures. Joint exhibition with Daphne Casdagli and recitals (see music. . .
Daphne’s original limited-edition prints are an extension of her paintings and figure drawings. Using drypoint on acrylic plates and etching on copper plates, she choreographs the composition with the use of collagraph. Her prints are stimulated by an emotional reaction to her environment. Joint exhibition with Catherine Barnes and recitals. . . .
After a lifetime of playing with clay, Mim is forever experimenting, incorporating metal within clay sculptures, developing surface glazes and Raku techniques. Creating both conceptual ceramics and experimental, functional porcelain pottery. Aesthetically intriguing life-cast sculptures of the human form, inside and out, convey concepts of vulnerability and strength; provoking thoughts. . .
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER MAGGIE AND HELENA COCHRAN. Maggie and Helena will be exhibiting a series of work based on our wonderful coastline. Maggie likes to capture the moment in her paintings, the light and the feeling of being by the sea. Photographs by Helena will include aerial images viewing the. . .
Seaside Summer Camps. £25 per day 10% discount for 3 or more days. Different themes every day including magic camp, eco warrior camp, spy camp, around the world camp and many more themes. Sports, arts and crafts, science activities, fun and games. Contact by email or 07415152584. . . .
The West Dean Visual Arts Summer Show 2019 will showcase original work by emerging artists studying for their graduate diploma and MFA qualifications. The free exhibition, held in the college’s Edward James Studios, will display a diverse range of practices including sculpture, installation, print, painting, film, ceramics, and textiles. It. . .
Sylvia, a Southampton University and Royal College of Music graduate, will be bringing her modern double- manual harpsichord and comparing it with the Oxmarket’s 1910 Bechstein piano in a recital including works by Scarlatti and Bach. Performed within the exhibition of paintings and prints by Catherine Barnes and Daphne Casdagli. . . .
THE STORYTELLER. For his final Festival appearance, The Storyteller, aka Len Gould, reads four stories from his collection Carpets, Pianos & Keys, accompanied by musical extracts. Free admission. Voluntary retiring collection. Come early as space is limited and remember to purchase drinks and food from the café. No disabled access. . . .
Our friends over at Strong Island are hosting our first Summer Late of the season, bringing the best of Southsea’s vibrant art, music and food with them. Watch murals in the making with live street art from My Dogs Sighs , Samo Arts and Farkfk in the our courtyard garden,. . .
Colin Chambers, who was the chaplain on Robben Island when Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there in the 1960s, will tell us the stories of the time, the regime and conditions under which Mandela lived for 18 years. Free admission. Donations to Faith and Football. Disabled access. . . .
The summer concert is the highlight of the musical year at The Prebendal School and brings together a range of ensembles, solo performances and duets, as well as wonderful pieces from the concert band and the 1st Orchestra. Admission free although there will be a retiring collection. Disabled access. . . .
The Odds of Being Earnest by Greg Mosse: the scene is Monte Carlo in 1914, 20 years after The Importance of Being Earnest and reveals a chance meeting between Lady Bracknell and Canon Chasuble. Plus The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw: William Shakespeare, intending to meet. . .
MARTIN SMITH. Following an outstanding recent recital to a packed St Martin in the Fields, Martin Smith euphonium will entertain you accompanied by pianist Chris Coote. Hummel, Elgar, Strauss, Rossini and Sir Karl Jenkins Euphonium Concerto will be featured and will send you away smiling and raising funds for the. . .
Nicholas Gleed (piano) is joining the long-established chamber music partnership of Graham Elliott (cello) and Michael Sullivan (violin). Performing piano trios by Haydn in D and Mozart K496, culminating in Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by Daphne Casdagli. Sponsored by the artists. . . .
Dazzling classical music juxtaposed with Russian gypsy gems, Hungarian folk, Romanian laments, Bulgarian dances, free improvisation and jazz: a fiery ensemble of virtuosos featuring guitar, accordion, double bass and percussion, led by violinist Bogdan Vacarescu, whose “technical mastery made it sound as if there were at least two fiddlers” (The. . .
DIRECTED BY JOHN HYATT , THE PERGOLA OPEN AIR THEATRE , NEW THEATRE PRODUCTIONS ,. Proudly Present for their 40th-anniversary year. Tickets £10; children under 16 £8. Disabled access. Picnics welcome. The West Dean Gardens Restaurant for pre-theatre supper and/or drinks until 7. 30pm on theatre nights; tel 01243 818215. . . .
A trio of experienced musicians interpreting The Beatles’ work in a new, refreshing way focussing on the vocals, accompanied by only one guitar. Guitarist/singer Alex Eberhard joins forces with supreme vocalists Lucy Pickering and Rachel Myer to explore the Lennon/McCartney catalogue’s vocal possibilities. A musical journey from A Hard Day’s. . .