. . 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 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. . . .
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. . .
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. . . .
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. . .
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. . .
73 South Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1EE
Local artist Joanne Webb has taken over an empty shop on the Chichester High Street and temporarily transformed it into a FREE art gallery – come and say hello and meet the artist. ‘Universal Maps’ Mandalas for a modern world is showcased alongside original art works. We are also celebrating. . .
The world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture!. Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world’s most glamorous sport. Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes as they. . .
Tiny Treasures is a 90 minute session, where we use your baby’s footprints to create beautiful keepsakes that you will treasure forever! Babies can be 0 – 6 months old or slightly older if they are still non-mobile – this is really important as we work on the floor with. . .
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. . .
International soprano Jacquelyn Fugelle is joined by pianist Christopher Johnston in a recital including songs by Ravel – Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques; Rodrigo – Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios; Jonathan Dove – Five Am’rous Sighs; and songs by Samuel Barber. Performed within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by. . .
Acclaimed Russian pianist Victor Ryabchikov brings his exquisite touch to a delightful programme of Russian Romantic music with a touch of Chopin. Victor is a great favourite at the Festival of Chichester and has enchanted audiences from the Peterhoff Great Palace in St Petersburg to London’s Wigmore Hall. “Unfailingly beautiful”. . .
Linda Kelsall-Barnett presents an hour of her favourite guitar works, celebrating 30 years of playing and teaching classical guitar in Chichester. There will be 19th-century repertoire from her recent recording alongside works from South America by Leo Brouwer and Barrios and works by English composers John Duarte and Vincent Lindsey-Clarke. . . .
Writer Greg Mosse and theatre director Roger Redfarn discuss their works and collaborations including the staging of theatre productions. They will tell the story of the Hawkhurst Gang, which was recently performed in Chichester. Admission free. Donations to Smile Train. Disabled access. . . .
WHYKE COMMUNITY ORCHARD (MEDICINE GARDEN), BEHIND SHONE COURT, OFF EXTON ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 8FT.
Orchards are places where a range of wild plants and medicinal herbs thrive. Explore the biodiversity, the healing potential and historic uses of the plants. Hear about the folklore, the traditional beliefs and the scientific evidence behind the country medicine that grows here. Led by Steve Taylor, local herbalist. Tickets. . .
Festival chairman Phil Hewitt will be in conversation with Chichester-based novelist Kate Mosse about his new book Outrunning The Demons, tales of extraordinary people who have overcome trauma and adversity through the peace and perspective that running can bring. Marathon addict Phil was stabbed and left for dead in South. . .
DIRECTED BY BARBARA MACWHIRTER , 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. . . .