. . 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. . .
75 years ago Emsworth and the surrounding area played a crucial role in the preparations for D-Day and this is being marked with the exhibition “D-Day for Emsworth and its People” in the David Rudkin Room. This display shows some of the Allied forces’ remarkable achievements and also demonstrates the. . .
YogaBellies Kidz Classes have arrived in Chichester. Fun and interactive sessions for 4-9 year olds to explore yoga postures through themes and stories. We learn to listen to our bodies and the amazing things it can do. We take time to relax, calm our busy minds and connect with others. . . .
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. . .
YogaBellies Mum & Baby classes are relaxed, welcoming classes giving you time to bond with your baby, rebuild your back, abs & pelvic floor. Join our nurturing, inclusive class, to practise yoga, enjoy some yummy refreshments and meet other new mums. . . .
YogaBellies Baby Massage is a relaxing, welcoming class where you can learn techniques and strokes to help aid digestion, reduce colic, wind and constipation. You’lll understand your baby’s cues and enjoy some special bonding time with your newborn. All whilst meeting other new parents and enjoying cake and a cuppa!. . . .
Celebrated photographer Elizabeth Zeschin, has been using a traditional large format plate view camera to capture the House, Gardens and landscape at Parham and she develops the photographs herself. Discover Elizabeth’s interpretation of Parham before or after exploring the House and Gardens that have inspired her work. . . .
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. . .
A four-part course looking at the spy film genre from the silent era to the present day. . . This exciting event looks at the genre of spy films, either as fictional espionage – think Le Carré; a basis for fantasy – Bond, of course or as true stories, like. . .
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. . .
A Solo Exhibition by Frances Knight. Oils painted on location from nature, working from these “plein air” studies to create larger paintings in her studio. Includes works taken from the Coastal and Chichester area. . . .
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 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. . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
On 28th June 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, officially ending World War 1. To mark the 100 years anniversary, we’re launching our West Sussex First World War Learning Progamme, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Commemorate your local community and its World War 1 history with this. . .
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. . .
The Nostalgia Show vintage festival is back for 2019, bringing with it whimsical charm and British eccentricity. Experience a magical step back in time, view an incredible selection of classic cars, shop vintage style and dance the day away all in one glorious setting. There’ll be a fabulous variety of. . .
Cowdray Farm Shop Summer Tasting Weekend. Join us to celebrate our 10th anniversary along with many of our producers on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June for our Summer Tasting Days which will run from 10am until 4pm. Everyone is welcome and entry is FREE. . . .
Celebrate Cowdray Farm Shop & Café’s 10th Anniversary with a Ten-Course Taster Dinner. Following the Farm Shop’s extensive 10th anniversary renovation, a fantastic summer dinner will take place at the popular Cowdray Café to celebrate a decade of trading. With a strong emphasis on Cowdray and locally sourced produce, our. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
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. . .
We are delighted to reinstate the St Roche Horology lecture for 2019. Join us to hear from Dale Sardeson on ‘Time in Isolation: Edo Period Japanese Horology in Cultural Context’ and Tabea Rude, speaking about the career path which has taken her ‘From West Dean to Wien Museum’. The Old. . .
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. . .
I am performing an unusual mix of art, performance, video and a book. This live art work is a journey that weaves musings on the abstractions of time in and out of a story. “Dismantle for Flow” bobs between the two worlds of art and reality. “The Studio” New Park. . .
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. . . .
Gather friends for a wine and cheese evening in the Lower Lawns at Arundel Castle with a fascinating talk by award winning author, Tristan Gooley, the Natural Navigator, in aid of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust. The charity is delighted to have the support of Tristan at this event who promises. . .
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;. . .