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. . .
THURSDAY - SUNDAY. Frances Knight works in oils, outside on location directly from nature, working from these plein-air studies in the studio to create larger paintings that explore further the relationship of colour, light and structure in the landscape. Exhibition will include works based on the Chichester area and its. . .
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. . .
AN EXHIBITION BY ANDREW BAIN. Andrew exhibits watercolour views and impressions of the city that is now his home in retirement from architecture. Free admission. Disabled access. MONDAY , JUNE 17- SATURDAY , JUNE 29; MONDAY - FRIDAY , 9AM-7PM. , SATURDAY , 9AM-5PM; SUNDAYS CLOSED. . . .
A launch exhibition showing illustrations by Lauren Alderslade of some of the characters from The Bowdleflode Stories by Neil Lawson Baker which are a part of a worldwide project to encourage creativity in young children and link them to supporting Endangered Species. Website. . . .
The Society’s annual exhibition of original and contemporary art offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire unique artwork at an affordable price. There will be a wide range of works including paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and beautiful cards for that special occasion. For more information, visit www. chi-art-soc. org. Admission free. . . .
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. . .
WHYKE COMMUNITY ORCHARD, SHONE COURT OFF EXTON ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 8FT.
Join us for storytelling. Hear the ancient stories of the Golden Apple, key to the heart and immortality. Find the ancient apple tree, overcome the obstacles and challenges. Complete the heroic adventure and find the Golden Apples, ancient fruits of wisdom. With Steve Taylor, herbalist, storyteller. All ages welcome. Tickets. . .
An open day at Drapers Yard Marketplace with demonstrations from our artisans, craftspeople, chefs and vendors. Furniture renovation, soft furnishings, jewellery classes, floristry classes, cooking and more. All welcome. Free but some classes have small charge for materials. Disabled access. . . .
CHICHESTER COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT. Ovation Music is a non-profit organisation providing music sessions and live performance opportunities for children and young people, encouraging creativity, teamwork and a positive outlook. Come and see what we get up to on Saturday mornings. Admission free. No disabled access. . . .
A wonderful opportunity to visit the remarkable Cass Sculpture Foundation and learn about the organisation, its artists and sculptures. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the peaceful grounds. Return minibus transportation is provided: collection from Chichester Cathedral at 10. 30am and returning at 3pm. Tickets £18 to include transportation, entrance. . .
CHICHESTER COMMUNITY THEATRE. Three short plays by N F Simpson to celebrate the centenary of his birth. He was a proponent of The Theatre of the Absurd and his work mixes a comic brew from Lewis Carroll to W S Gilbert and The Goons. Gladly Otherwise, OH and Have Done. . .
A glimpse of life paused on the way round the generational cycle. A visual journey with poetry, art, video and a book. Rediscovering writing was timely although I still approach the subject from an artist’s stance: I am revelling in the place where the two cross over and everywhere in. . .
Three-hour trip. Explore Chichester Harbour and its wildlife. We hope to see seals at their haul-out site. Wildlife expert on board. Dress for the weather. Refreshments available. You are welcome to bring your own (no glass). Pay and display carpark near The Ship, walk to Harbour to arrive 15 minutes. . .
Spend around one and a half hours with one of our experienced guides walking round Chichester, hearing fascinating details about the past and present of the city, learning about some of the interesting buildings and seeing the nooks and crannies of some of the historical back streets. Tickets £5. Disabled. . .
Create your own character and tell their story with illustrator Loretta Schauer. Discover drawing expressions and costumes and find out what makes a character unique. Loretta is the illustrator of numerous children’s books including A Very Corgi Christmas, A Monster’s Moved In and the hilarious Dougal Daley series. For children. . .
Join local children’s authors Lexi Rees and Sue Wickstead for an exclusive creative writing workshop. They’ll share top tips to help you become a better writer before you put it into practice in a brand-new story. You can also make a bookmark and badge to go with the story. Tickets. . .
A Festival of Chichester Event at the Vicars Hall, 12-13 South St, Chichester PO19 1EH. . Meet the musicians and their instruments: two violins, viola and cello. . Lots of lovely music familiar and not-so-familiar. . There will be a competition for the best picture or poem inspired by the. . .
David Rudling, director of excavations at Bignor Roman Villa in 1985 and 1990-2000, compares the remains of one of Britain’s best-preserved rural estates with other Roman and not-so-Roman settlements throughout the county. Ticket includes talk, tea or coffee and admission voucher to Bignor Roman Villa archaeological site and museum. Tickets. . .
Two local authors Helen Christmas and Julia Macfarlane will guide you around the centre of Chichester, regaling you with ghostly tales of our historic city centre. Enjoy a drink and a copy of the Chichester Ghost Tour book, included with every ticket. Tickets £10. Disabled access. . . .
Back in Chichester and playing many of the band’s greatest hits whilst showcasing the Eagles’ trademark duelling electric guitars. A wonderfully-dynamic group with excellent harmonies and a great musical experience for the connoisseur – one not to be missed. One of These Nights to think about Hotel California!. Tickets £20. . . .
A unique double bill of two remarkable guitarists. Geoff Robb (winner of the music prize, Brighton Fringe Festival 2018) is a classically-trained player of superb skill and creativity. Rob Johnston builds on his own classical background with a brilliant individual style including live looping technology and guitar percussion. Tickets £12;. . .